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 high-level conference, Digitally Connected Airports – Meeting the Capacity Demand 2030.
The conference was aimed squarely at the policy makers seeking to steer our industry. We brought together the C-suite of the aviation chain including airline CEOs, airport CEOs, Directors General of Civil Aviation and other senior aviation industry representatives.
|08:00||Shuttle from Gare Centrale|
|08:30||Shuttle from Schuman|
|08:00||Registrations open at EUROCONTROL reception|
|08:30 - 09:30||Light breakfast in Europa lobby|
|09:00 - 09:40||Exhibition in Europa lobby|
|09:45 - 09:55||Welcome & opening by Master of Ceremonies||Bob Graham, Head of Airports, EUROCONTROL|
|09:55 - 10:05||Airport of the Future: aviation challenges and opportunities||Eamonn Brennan, Director General, EUROCONTROL|
|10:05 - 10:15||Airports and ATM integration: towards increased performance and sustainability||Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE|
|10:15 - 10:25||Airports: the strategic overview||Henrik Hololei, Director General DG MOVE, European Commission|
|10:25 - 10:35||Connectivity in aviation||Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus|
|10:40 - 10:55||View from Europe’s largest airline||Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer , Ryanair Holdings|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee break & tour of exhibits|
|11:30 - 12:35||All airports connected||Moderator: Marc Houalla, Executive director of Group ADP & Managing Director, Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport|
|Jost Lammers, President, ACI EUROPE & Chief Executive Officer, Munich Airport|
|Birgit Otto, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Schiphol Group|
|Hemant Mistry, Director Global Airport Infrastructure & Fuel, IATA|
|Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL|
|12:40 - 13:00||Dragons' den: Drone detection and dissuasion||Moderator: Bob Graham, Head of Airports, EUROCONTROL|
|Asher Abish, Regional Director of Marketing & Sales, ELTA|
|Ian Rodley, Business Development Manager, OpenWorks Engineering|
|James Cranswick, Director Aviation, Deloitte|
|13:00 - 14:10||Networking lunch & tour of exhibits|
|14:15 - 14:30||Addressing environmental challenges||Jonas Abrahamsson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Swedavia|
|14:30 - 15:35||Runway capacity challenge||Moderator: Andrew Charlton, Managing Director, Aviation Advocacy|
|Dalton Philips, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Airport|
|Fiona Carleton, Director of Expansion Strategy and Future Operations, London Heathrow Airport|
|Ismail Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Istanbul Airport|
|Andrew Murphey, Manager Aviation, Transport & Environment|
|15:40 - 15:50||Closing remarks||Eamonn Brennan, Director General, EUROCONTROL|
|16:15||Shuttle to Gare Centrale|
|16:30||Shuttle to Schuman|
|16:30||Shuttle to Brussels Airport (BRU)|
“ACI EUROPE is delighted to be supporting EUROCONTROL’s Digitally Connected Airports Conference where top aviation players are coming together to share perspectives and discuss the key challenges facing airports.
Looking ahead, there are many issues which will affect airport operations and our license to grow. Widespread concern and questions about climate change and sustainability are already beginning to chip away at the value of aviation.
Ultimately, this may not just be about our license to grow, but also about our license to keep operating. On the other hand, there is a lot that can be done to enhance operations at and around airports. We can improve the passenger experience by connecting airports to the wider network and leverage data and artificial intelligence.
We look forward to seeing many of you at this key event!”
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