Digital Innovation Summit
Putting digital innovation at the heart of developing sustainable, secure, safe, successful airports
Digital innovation is a theme which permeates each conference at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange. A common thread is how digital transformation is truly at the heart of developing sustainable, secure, safe, and successful airports. Airports, airlines, technology providers, and regulators will share their perspectives on redefining the end-to-end passenger experience.
Attendees are invited to the welcome reception at the Norway Convention Center. Attendees will be treated to a relaxed evening of networking and socialising whilst enjoying local refreshments, canapes and entertainment.
State of the Industry Address:
Welcome from ACI Asia-Pacific:
Welcome from the host:
The first commercial routes using electric aircraft are expected before 2030, and Norway hopes to be the testing ground.
Challenges of Growth
Director Network Management
Efficient airport network development: ways to overcome capacity constraints and deliver environmentally-conscious growth
Vice-President Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development
Chief Security Officer
NEXTT – how Security fits into the vision of the future of air transport
Director, Security, Facilitation and IT
How does the continued growth of air traffic affect aviation security and in what ways could we deliver passenger screening in a more effective manner
Director for EU Transport Policy Coordination and Security, Directorate General MOVE
Further key interventions from:
MFace, the facial capture and match solution first deployed at self-bag drop and egates at Changi, is most recently the technology behind the successful deployment of egates at Oslo Airport in 2018 and the Air France biometric boarding pass project at Paris-CDG Terminal 2E. How can airports utilise biometric technology for passenger processing as they prepare for changing EU regulations, the need to address GDPR, and the desire to use biometrics to link different travel touchpoints together digitally?
Solution Expert on Passenger Flow Facilitation
The Rockwell Collins Airport Single Token Biometric Journey – how soon will this be a practical technology speeding up secure travel at airports everywhere? Is it being warmly embraced by the control authorities?
Senior Director, Airport Systems Marketing and Strategy
Biometric identification, passenger flow real-time orchestration through automation, and in-depth data analytics, are bringing the airport of the future into the present. Does this offer the holy grail of combining the challenge of growth, enhanced non-aviation revenue, and the central requirement of increasing passenger security, into one single best practice?
Business Innovation VP
Senior Policy Advisor Security and Product Owner Seamless Flow
Attaché to the EU and Belgium
Transportation Security Administration
Manager: Safety, Capacity, ATM & Single European Sky
The NEXTT vision: What does the air transport experience of the future look like?
(NEXTT – New Experience Travel Technologies – is a joint initiative between ACI and IATA aimed at creating a common vision to enhance the on-ground experience, guide industry investments and help governments improve the regulatory framework over the next 20 years)
Program Manager, NEXTT
Further key interventions from:
Groupe ADP has developed an ‘Innovation Hub’, which leads 15 experimentation programmes each year dedicated to the smart airport, robotics and new mobility solutions. As a result, what real and measurable operational efficiencies have been created at the Paris airports and across Groupe ADP’s international portfolio?
Head of Innovation & Corporate Venture
The Aviation Blockchain Sandbox: SITA has launched a major industry research project to explore the potential of blockchain, building on a trial involving British Airways, Heathrow, Geneva Airport and Miami Airport. What “smart contracts” are now being tested “across a number of airport operational use cases”?
AOE has launched a fully digitalised Collection Point solution at Auckland International Airport, integrating 200+ off-airport retailers, streamlining the process for handling, storing and distributing goods at one central location. Is this truly a game-changer when it comes to how airports refund taxes to international passengers while generating additional revenue streams?
Digitalising Europe’s aviation infrastructure
Deputy Executive Director
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Key interventions from:
The world-leading Avinor experience of transitioning to remote towers. Avinor is introducing remote tower services at 15 airports, which will be operated from a central tower in Bodø. The phased implementation began in Q3 2018 and will be complete by the end of 2020.
Chief Executive ANS (CEO)
ATM simulation and validation – critical capabilities to drive airport capacity enhancement
HungaroControl – the Hungarian air navigation service provider – drives an extensive air navigation research & development programme, coupled with simulation services to support prototyping and validation. As a consequence of air traffic growth globally, there is an increased need to explore alternative solutions to address current challenges. Simulation and validation are critical capabilities to identify, build and accelerate solutions that tangibly optimise capacity and support efficient airport operations. In recent years, HungaroControl has been making ground-breaking efforts to improve flight safety, optimise capacity, reduce operational costs and enhance environmental sustainability, not just for ATM industry, but also for airports and airport operators.
Reliable baggage tracking undoubtedly improves passenger experience and operational excellence and IATA’s strategy is to mandate all its partners to move to comprehensive real time baggage tracking from 2020
Business Development Director
What are the results of the airport contribution to synchronised ATM modernisation in Europe? The SESAR Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG) helps airports apply for Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to modernise airport ATM tasks. Brussels Airport submitted a multi-stakeholder project – “Synchronised stakeholder decision on process optimisation at airport level” – designed to improve the efficiency of airside operations through real-time information sharing. It sees the involvement of 13 airport operators and two ANSPs
Operational Improvement Manager
Brussels Airport Company
A critical element of SESAR R&D programmes is an emphasis on improving runway safety and throughput. What efficiencies and safety improvements have the research results brought to airports including Heathrow, Paris-CDG and Zurich?
Oslo City Hall
Our hosts Avinor, are proud to host an elegant gala dinner that matches the superb surroundings of the impressive Oslo City Hall, showcase Norwegian music and culture in variable genres with well-known Norwegian artists. Oslo City Hall, or Rådhuset, is decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, culture and working life. This remarkable venue attracts over 300,000 visitors every year and offers a magnificent view over Oslo Fjord.
The aviation industry’s carbon reduction targets will only be achieved with support from across the supply chain: driving change through sustainable aviation fuels, carbon neutral operations and offsetting programmes
Air BP Nordics
Joint Keynote Address:
Run your airport like a Formula 1 Team
Applying Formula 1 thinking to optimise operations in the air transport industry. Can a “closed loop system” and data-driven approach to decision-making deliver a real step-change in performance?
McLaren Applied Technologies
Director, Aviation Technology
Deloitte MCS Limited
Tech led innovation for airports – Gatwick’s experience
Gatwick is one of the most innovative airports in Europe. Learn how Gatwick has engaged start-ups & applied innovative technologies for improving passenger experience, operational efficiency and revenue generation
Head of IT Commercial & Innovation
Further key interventions from:
The FAA’s Office of Airport Planning and Programming is responsible for Federal airport planning. The current plan focuses on “making aviation safer and smarter through design, oversight, innovation and culture change.” How is the Office of Airport Planning and Programming succeeding in a desire to put digital transformation at the heart of Federal airport development?
Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming
Federal Aviation Administration
Developing by innovation means working together! The Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport-Programme, developed in cooperation with the Rotterdam Municipality, has a range of initiatives including the Airport Technology Lab – a digital environment for data processes that physically delivers new products and services relating to safety and security, passenger comfort, and sustainability
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
VR services for airports with the example of Denver Airport. How they started the process for their renovation project of the Great Hall until they decided for the best solution of their check-in area
Executive Vice President, Head of the Mobility Business Line
How do you improve the safety and reliability of people flow at an airport? By connecting to the cloud! Keeping people on the move in increasingly busy airports in a safe, pleasant, and efficient way is more challenging than ever. As escalators, autowalks and elevators play an increasingly vital role, data from this equipment can be monitored, analysed and displayed in real-time, to improve performance, reliability and safety. Cognitive learning can also help identify and predict faults before they even happen!
Executive Partner Watson IoT
Head of Service Business, Major Projects Unit
Closing Keynote Speaker:
“I really believe that we will have a major technology shift from the turboprop segment” – a possibility for flying a zero emission 50-seat aircraft by 2030
Tours only available to registered premium conference attendees.
Our host, Avinor, is a success story driven by innovation, the pinnacle of which is Oslo Airport’s expansion project, which opened in April 2017 concluding a €1.2 billion project. The multi-award winning terminal is a major success story for Avinor, who are responsible for 45 state-owned airports across Norway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.