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Conference Theme

“Building operationally, environmentally and digitally innovative airports”

Airport Development Conference

ACI Airport Development & Sustainability Conference

The ACI Airport Development & Sustainability Conference highlights best-practice strategies for building sustainable airports. A common thread is environmental sustainability, and how scheduled developments will meet climate change objectives. Putting sustainability at the heart of business strategy, airport developments with good future ideas as well as sustainable ones and remote towers are just some of the topics on the agenda as well as a deep dive session examining the mid field terminal development.

Tuesday 26th November - Day 1

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

Welcome Addresses in Keynote Arena



Welcome from the host:


CEO
Bryan Thompson

CEO

Abu Dhabi Airports

State of the Industry Address:


Director General
Olivier Jankovec

Director General

ACI EUROPE

Welcome from ACI Asia-Pacific:


Regional Director
Patti Chau

Regional Director

ACI Asia-Pacific

Keynote speeches:


“Quite simply, the industry cannot achieve its sustainability goals with the technologies existing today; now is the right time to focus on larger aircraft and bring hybrid-electric aircraft closer to reality.”

E-Fan X Program Director
Olivier Maillard

E-Fan X Program Director

Airbus

The post-fossil fuel aviation future

In January 2019, Etihad flew the first commercial flight in the UAE using biofuel. What did the 787-9 flight to Amsterdam demonstrate about a “pioneering project and proof of concept that is local, viable, cost-effective and sustainable”?

Group CEO
Tony Douglas

Group CEO

Etihad

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10:30 - 11:30
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

11:30 - 12:45

Putting sustainability at the core of the airport business strategy

First Working Session

Chairman’s presentation on the ACI EUROPE Sustainability Strategy

Senior Advisor
Panagiotis Karamanos

Senior Advisor

Airport Carbon Accreditation

A strategic panel conversation “What should sustainability mean for airports?” featuring:

Advisor Group Strategy & Sustainability
Michelle Samson

Advisor Group Strategy & Sustainability

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Sustainability Manager
Leigh Gapp

Sustainability Manager

Adelaide Airport

Director, Innovative Travel Solutions
Linda Schucroft

Director, Innovative Travel Solutions

Vancouver Airport Authority

Head
Susanna Rynesch

Head

Austrian platform against aircraft noise

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12:45 - 14:00
Lunch break

Speaker Invited

14:00 - 15:30

The airport development casebook: Good future airport ideas (and great sustainable ideas)

Second Working Session

Chairman


Senior Advisor
Panagiotis Karamanos

Senior Advisor

Airport Carbon Accreditation

Speakers


COOL airports: Imagine if we could make airports cooler and greener all year round, and reduce the air temperature enough to see a reduction in energy usage.

Manager – Environmental Opportunities
Greg Ingleton

Manager – Environmental Opportunities

South Australian Water Corporation

Sustainability Manager
Leigh Gapp

Sustainability Manager

Adelaide Airport

The brand-new Beijing-Daxing Airport: What did it mean to design the world’s newest, biggest airport, and what are the “unique features” of this “vision of the airport of tomorrow?”

Deputy CEO
Olivier Guichard

Deputy CEO

ADP Ingénierie

Successful technical and business strategies to implement solar and wind energy at or near your airport

Managing Director
Ruud Ummels

Managing Director

To70 BV

Muscat International Airport case study: How close collaboration between Oman Airports and KONE resulted in an improved people flow in the airport and an enhanced passenger experience.

VP for Technical Services
Saeed Khamis Al Zadjali

VP for Technical Services

Oman Airports

Managing Director UAE and Oman
Azzam Messaykeh

Managing Director UAE and Oman

KONE

KONE (speaker name TBC)

Good future airport ideas (and great sustainable ideas) What is the right PPP model for Middle East airports, and how should governments attract investors? Can smaller airports (below 5 million) also be attractive investment and money-making opportunities?

Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director
Jacques Khoriaty

Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director

Egis

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15:30 - 16:15
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

16:15 - 17:30

Abu Dhabi Airports Midfield Terminal Deep Dive Session

Third Working Session

Moderator:


The Abu Dhabi Airports story is one of success driven by innovation and development, the pinnacle of which is the Mid-Field Terminal project. Designed to be the largest and architecturally magnificent structure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi this session takes an in-depth look at the project.

Representative from

Abu Dhabi Airports

Speakers:


Case study: New models for Airport Operational Data Base systems (AODB). While airports struggle to find and implement the right AODB system, new technologies are revolutionising AODB creation and acquisition, facilitating a move to modular and subscription-based microservices based on cost effective OPEX models.

Managing Director
Abdul Razzak Mikati

Managing Director

Dubai Technology Partners

Sales Director- Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia
Amir Emam

Sales Director- Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia

Honeywell

Achieving a world class F&B portfolio starts with anticipating the needs of our guests.

CEO
Walter Seib

CEO

HMSHost

Integrating ORAT into the airport development process, from master planning to operations.

Director, ORAT
Damien Bolton

Director, ORAT

AECOM

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Date: Tuesday 26th November

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Wednesday 27th November - Day 2

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

Middle East Airport Leaders Masterclass



Moderator


Managing Director
George Karamanos

Managing Director

KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

Panel


CEO
Bryan Thompson

CEO

Abu Dhabi Airports

CEO
Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports

CEO
Sanjay Khanna

CEO

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

VP Commercial
Gelban al-Gelban

VP Commercial

Riyadh Airports Company

Chairman
H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa

Chairman

Sharjah Airport Authority

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10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

11:15 - 12:30

Digital Towers panel: As large and small airports, including Abu Dhabi, consider the cost and redundancy benefits of remote towers, what are merits of the solutions on the market?

Fourth Working Session

Moderated by:


Managing Director
Conor Mullan

Managing Director

Think

Defining Presentation:


The digital airport revolution: How the new era of collaboration can unlock airport and airspace capacity, reduce costs, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and deliver the next generation of airport planning

Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Towers
Andy Taylor

Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Towers

NATS

Panel:


VP Products and Services
Niclas Gustavsson

VP Products and Services

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS)

Managing Director
Wolfgang Hatzack

Managing Director

ATRiCS

Head of Air Traffic Management
Neil Bowles

Head of Air Traffic Management

Searidge Technologies

Head of Business Development & Solutions, Head Office
Paul Diestelkamp

Head of Business Development & Solutions, Head Office

Air Navigation Solutions

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Speaker Invited

12:30 - 13:15

Closing Keynote



Formula 1 insights into airports – practical examples of the McLaren Digital Twin approach into the aviation environment 

Following their keynote presentation at last year’s Airport Exchange in Oslo, come and hear from the McLaren Deloitte alliance on the progress being made in applying fast simulation and modelling methods, the Digital Twin, into aviation organisations across the globe. This presentation will include insight into how leading airports and airlines are leveraging the Digital Twin approach at the heart of McLaren’s racing team to deliver superior performance in aviation.

General Manager, Aviation Products
Martin Bowman

General Manager, Aviation Products

McLaren Deloitte Alliance

The world’s next mega hub airport: What is the concept of Solidarity Airport – the Central Transport Hub for the Republic of Poland?

  • Why will it “rank among the world’s top ten airports”?
  • How will this airport integrate with a national railway system based on pioneering application of ‘atmospheric’ technologies?
  • What is the basis of the claims that it will offer “the lowest possible environmental costs of airport construction and operation?”
  • Will the masterplan be published in early 2020 as planned?
Director Airport Strategy
Marek Litwin

Director Airport Strategy

Solidarity Transport Hub

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13:15 - 14:15
Lunch Break

Airport Exchange Video Highlights:

Highlights from 2018, hosted by Avinor, Oslo

Highlights from 2017, hosted by OAMC, Oman

Airport Exchange Timeline

Conferences

Conferences

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Exhibition

Exhibition

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Social Events

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The Host

The Host

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Endorsement from attendees and exhibitors of ACI Airport Exchange:

AviaVox
Istanbul New Airport – iGA
Avinor
KONE
Swissport International Ltd
EMS Brüel & Kjær
IER
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
ieon
Emirates Airline
Brussels Airport Company
Sydney Airport
Rostock Airport
One Works
InterVISTAS Consulting Group
Oman Airports
SureScan Corporation
KONE Elevators and Escalators
Vision-Box
Safegate Group
Swedavia
SITA
Thales
Incheon International Airport Corporation
SITA
Aertec Solutions
NATS
Avian Safe
eezeetags
Runway Safe

It was a very well attended event, we are very happy with not only the level and quality of the visitors but also the quantity. Based on our experience exhibiting we will definitely be present at the next ACI Airport Exchange.

Johan Godin, Managing Director - AviaVox

It is great to be here where we can meet our colleagues from all over the world and exchange ideas, see new and different projects. The digital innovations are especially impressive, as a Chief Commercial Officer I am trying to balance the commercial success and the customer experience.

Mert Baser, Chief Commercial Officer - Istanbul New Airport – iGA

It’s been fantastic, we have been here exhibiting our electric aircraft for two days, there has been a lot of interest and a lot of interesting conversations. Fantastic!

Olav Mosvold, Larsen, Senior Advisor - Avinor

We have always enjoyed the atmosphere at ACI Airport Exchange. They are very much about networking and meeting people but also showing the latest innovations and solutions. We are happy with this years’ event, it really stood up to our high expectations. There are very many attendees from different levels and we have had the opportunity to meet a lot of the right people. We are looking to come back to ACI Airport Exchange next year, it is becoming one of our regular events in the calendar.

Calin Hera, Business Development Manager - KONE

The event has been very good, with a great location. We have been busy in the exhibition, and the social events and networking have been excellent. We have certainly met a lot of the right people.

Didier Steullet, Country Manager - Swissport International Ltd

We have had a lot of traction with visitors to our stand in the exhibition here at ACI Airport Exchange. Oman Airports Management Company has shown a lot of interest, and it is very motivating that the host is so engaged in the event. We have been very busy in the exhibition – it is the best Airport Exchange I have attended. The social events and networking opportunities have also been excellent.

Jesper P. Simonsen, Business Development Manager - EMS Brüel & Kjær

I found the exhibition to be very well organised. The level of people versus the other exhibitions I take part in was very good. People here want to do business and everyone was open and welcoming to talk. We wanted to take part because we had a very good year with OAMC but I think we got even more than that out of it, so I am very happy

Cameron Cumming, Regional Sales Manager - IER

The event has been excellent and informative. I have found the conference sessions very interesting – there was lots of interaction and debate. The exhibition has been great, with a huge amount of companies to see. I have enjoyed the networking opportunities.

Daan Achmad, Director of Human Capital, General Affairs & IT - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)

The best part about the show was the ACI team and the way they have organised the conference. We managed to network and even meet new companies, who build technology we didn’t even know existed.

Naseer Ahmad Khan, Managing Director - ieon

It has been very interesting to hear from specialist speakers across the customer journey – it is clear that the value chain is becoming more aligned, and we are seeing more cooperation. The format of the conference sessions has worked very well, with a high level of debate and interaction with the audience. ACI Airport Exchange is also clearly very valuable in terms of networking opportunities.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Senior Vice President Projects - Emirates Airline

The conference sessions have been a very good source of exchange and experiences. There has been a good level of interaction between the speakers and the audience, which has allowed us all to share opinions. The networking opportunities have been fantastic, and really enjoyed the spectacular social events.

Florence Muls - Brussels Airport Company

The conference sessions have been interesting, informative and contained diverse thoughts about the future. Most of the sessions I have attended have been based around security as this is the sector I work in. They have addressed all the things that airports are talking about, from contract management to security infrastructure and technology, and always connecting back to the passenger experience.

Kyile Whyte, Security Infrastructure & Equipment Manager - Sydney Airport

ACI Airport Exchange has been superbly organised, as always. I found the conference sessions very interesting, and it has been a fantastic forum for both learning and networking

Dr Rainer Schwarz, Managing Director - Rostock Airport

ACI Airport Exchange has been excellent. It has been very well attended, the conference sessions have been interesting, and there has been a good level of engagement between participants.

Giulio De Carli, Founder and Managing Partner - One Works

It has been an amazing event. It has been exceptionally well organised and on such a massive scale – the scale of the event matches the scale of the new Istanbul airport! It has been a wonderful showcase for İGA and Istanbul New Airport, and for delegates to learn about this new mega-hub. The social events and networking opportunities have been great as always, and the entertainment was outstanding. The exhibition was also very impressive, and well set out.

Johan Schölvinck, Vice-President Commercial - InterVISTAS Consulting Group

It has been a very big event, with lots of exhibitors and a very high standard of organisation. Overall, I am amazed at the quality of ACI Airport Exchange.

Mohamed Al Husaini, CEO Office Manager - Oman Airports

ACI Airport Exchange been very good and extremely well attended this year. I went to a couple of conference sessions, and I really enjoyed them. The sessions presented great information, particularly the keynote address with Dr Sani Şener, Member of the ACI Governing Board and CEO TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction, and Mertol Genç, General Manager İGA Havalimanları. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the networking and social events.

LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO - SureScan Corporation

Discussions in the conference sessions have been very engaging, with a lot of interaction between the speakers and the audience. The networking has been excellent – I am pleased with the good contacts we have made both regionally and internationally.

Tuukka Pakkala, Head of Global Escalator Offering - KONE Elevators and Escalators

It has been a really good event and exhibition. It is the best of cultures between Europe and Asia, and of course with Turkey being one of the key drivers for aviation it is the right place and locations to do it, especially with the new airport. The most important part of the event is the exchange between Europe and Asia – even though aviation is a global business, the exchange between these two regions is very positive.

Pedro Alves, Business Development Manager - Vision-Box

ACI always put on an incredible event and always offers fantastic networking opportunities, the conference and exhibition showcases the perfect balance between networking and meeting new people and customers.

Meric Döner - Safegate Group

The whole organisation behind the event was great and I particularly enjoyed the fact that there were different sessions of the conference. It is interesting because sometimes you tend to think that something might not be of your core interest but it turns out to be. And also, I really enjoyed the networking and in general coming together with the people from the industry.

Peder Beausang, Corporate Crisis Manager, Corporate Security and Safety - Swedavia

I thought the conference sessions were really well organised and informative and the flow of the sessions have been organised very well. There have been lots of very interesting and relevant topics, and I haven’t been to any that are boring. People always question whether it is worth taking the time out of day jobs to attend conferences, and for me it absolutely has been worth it. Valuable connections, and very valuable information.

Tijen Cirig, Director, Airport Solutions - SITA

I attended the Security & Crisis Management Summit which was focused on inside threats and all of the speakers that I heard were focusing on the matter and were giving very nice suggestions for the future. The level was very high and met my expectations for sure.

Massimo Bonechi, Defence Security & Transportation Direction - Thales

My time here has given me a better understanding about Turkish Airlines, and the new airport, which are areas that I am particularly interested in given that we provide construction and operation expertise to İGA, and it has provided some very valuable social opportunities.

Kwang Sik Song - Incheon International Airport Corporation

All of the conferences were very interesting and the timings were perfect – it was just the right amount of time for each speaker and it was very engaging. The topics were also very relevant. Overall, I attended most of the sessions and I really liked them; we found very new concepts and new technologies.

Dalia Elbaltaji, Account Manager, SITA, and Laike Tafesse, Director Solution Design, Airport Solution Line - SITA

It has been very good – we’ve had many planned and unplanned meetings here and it has been a good show. We’ve attended ACI Airport Exchange four or five times, and it is the event that is on our list to attend every year.

Matthew Horsman - Aertec Solutions

The venue itself is pretty spectacular and there has been some really key players from different sectors in the market showcasing at the exhibition. The conference topics have been really great and relevant, particularly with İGA’s involvement and the focus on the new airport. We have had a very productive few days and people have been very open about their challenges, such as maximising airport infrastructure.

Nick Stevens, Senior Solution Architect - NATS

It has been really good and we have made some very interesting and good contacts. At these kind of conferences and exhibitions it isn’t so much about the footfall – you only need one good contact to make it worth attending.

Liz Sian - Avian Safe

This year has been very, very good. We’ve met many new customers, and we have also been able to learn about and see other new solutions and products in the market. Customers, airports and airlines have tried to learn more about our self-tagging products and we have been very pleased with not just the results, but also the venue, the location and the food. ACI Airport Exchange is very good for not only the external market, but also the internal market.

Borry Vrieling, Founder and Managing Director - eezeetags

It is our first time at ACI Airport Exchange, although we have visited other shows in the US, and we will definitely be attending this show next year. We are a niche market with our greenEMAS solution, but the customers that have come by have been interesting and valuable.

Göran Felldin - Runway Safe