Keynote Arena

Keynote Arena

The Keynote Arena sees all delegates come together for high-level briefings from leading figures both within and outside the industry, including airports, airlines, equipment manufacturers, and policy-makers on a European and global level.

Tuesday 27th November, 18:30 – 20:30

Welcome Reception

Norway Convention Center
Welcome-Reception APEX 2018

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.

Wednesday 28th November - Day 1

09:00 - 10:30

Welcome Addresses in Keynote Arena

State of the Industry Address:

Director General
Olivier Jankovec

Director General


Welcome from ACI Asia-Pacific:

Regional Director
Patti Chau

Regional Director

ACI Asia-Pacific

Welcome from the ACI EUROPE President

CEO, Munich Airport & President of ACI EUROPE
Michael Kerkloh

CEO, Munich Airport & President of ACI EUROPE

Munich Airport International

Welcome from the host:

The first commercial routes using electric aircraft are expected before 2030, and Norway hopes to be the testing ground.

Dag Falk-Petersen



Keynote Address:

Challenges of Growth

Director Network Management
Joe Sultana

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
David Dufrenois

Vice-President Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development


10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch break

15:30 - 16:15
Coffee Break

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner

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.

Thursday 29th November - Day 2

09:00 - 10:15

Keynote Addresses in Keynote Arena

Keynote Address:

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

Thorbjorn Larsson


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?

Mike Phillips


McLaren Applied Technologies

Director, Aviation Technology
Martin Bowman

Director, Aviation Technology

Deloitte MCS Limited

10:15 - 11:00
Coffee break

12:30 - 13:00

Closing Keynote Addresses in Keynote Arena

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

Stein Nilsen



13:00 - 14:00

15:00 - 16:30

Exclusive tours of Avinor Oslo Airport

(transport for the tours leaves the Norway Convention Center at 14:00)

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.

Endorsement from attendees of ACI Airport Exchange 2017:

KONE Elevators and Escalators
Oman Airports
One Works

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

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

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

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 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 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