Digitally Connected Airports Conference

Meeting the capacity demand 2030
In collaboration with
Airports Council International
Digitally Connected Airports Conference

Aviation is at a crossroads, with major challenges facing the sector as a whole and airports in particular. Sustainability, capacity, and digitalisation – all of these are hot topics for airports and aviation in general.

EUROCONTROL has taken the initiative, in collaboration with ACI EUROPE, to tackle these big issues at our forthcoming high-level conference, Digitally Connected Airports – Meeting the Capacity Demand 2030.


The conference is aimed squarely at the policy makers seeking to steer our industry. We will bring together the C-suite of the aviation chain including airline CEOs, airport CEOs, Directors General of Civil Aviation and other senior aviation industry representatives.

This is the must-attend airport event,
bringing together
regulatory, technology and operational aspects
to drive the evolution of airport policy.


The conference will look at a range of important issues including digital connectivity, runway capacity, airport integration with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager, disruptive business models, societal change and sustainability.

Conference focus and agenda

09:45–10:45|Keynote speeches

Challenges, expectations, opportunities

Our keynote speakers will share their views on the challenges facing airports and the future opportunities promised by innovative solutions.


Coffee, networking and floor show

Time to stretch and talk shop with your fellow CEOs. During the break, you will also be able to learn about the latest solutions developed by EUROCONTROL and industry partners to make airports more efficient and connected.


All airports connected

Speakers will discuss how to connect airports to the wider aviation network, leveraging big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

12:30- 12:45|PANEL

Food for thought

Disruptive innovations around urban mobility and drone detection and dissuasion pose challenges to aviation safety. Industry leaders will lead various discussion on these topics. Join us and contribute your ideas for potential solutions.


Dragons' den

We give the floor to ELTA Systems, OpenWorks and Deloitte to pitch their visions of digitally connected airports. Each of the companies have five minutes to impress our speakers and high-level audience.


Networking lunch

After a packed morning of discovery and discussions, charge up for the afternoon. Speakers and attendees will be able to mingle and exchange ideas over a light lunch.

14:15-14:30|Keynote speech

Addressing the environmental challenge

Our speaker will address the hot topic of how best to mitigate the impact of the aviation sector on the environment.


Capacity through to 2030+ - the runway capacity challenge

Many European airports are operating at full capacity, and it will only get worse. Building or expanding airports won’t always be an option, what are the solutions and trade-offs?

15:50 – 16:00

Closing remarks

Following a full day of innovative ideas and discussions, we will conclude the conference with an overview of what are the best next steps to take to tackle the challenges facing airports today and how to prepare for the ones of tomorrow.

Conference line-up

Eamonn Brennan
Director General
Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE, European Commission
Director General of DG MOVE
European Commission
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI-Europe
Director General
ACI Europe
Grazzia Vittadini, CTO of Airbus
Jonas Abrahamsson, President and CEO of Swedavia
President and CEO
Fiona Carleton, Director of Expansion Strategy and Future Operations at Heathrow
Director of Expansion Strategy and Future Operations
London Heathrow Airport
Hemant Mistry, Director of Global Airport Infrastructure and Fuel, IATA
Director of Global Airport Infrastructure & Fuel
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Birgit Otto
Executive Vice President & COO
Schiphol Group
Jos Lammers, ACI EUROPE President and Munich Airport CEO
Jost Lammers
President | Future CEO
ACI EUROPE | Munich airport
Dalton Philips, CEO Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport
Ismail Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Istanbul Airport
Chief Planning Officer
İGA İstanbul New Airport
Iacopo Prissinotti
Director Network Management
Javier Sanchez-Prieto, Chairman and CEO of Vueling
Chairman and CEO
Francois Sillion, Head of Uber’s Advanced Technology Centre
Director of ATCP
Andrew Charlton, Aviation Advocacy
Managing Director
Aviation Advocacy
Marc Houalla, CEO of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport


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