Event Overview

As governments across the world begin to ease restrictions and re-open their countries for business and kickstart their economic recovery, the air transport and travel industry is beginning to heave a sigh of relief after being hit hard by the pandemic.

To reopen however, airports authorities and airline operators must prepare measures in line with regulators and industry guidelines being set up to improve travel processes and operational efficiency while ensuring passenger journey and experience in a safe and secure manner.

To achieve these new normal and best practices such as crowd control and management, reducing human interaction, implementing touchless and contactless systems for check in, boarding, passport control, baggage claims etc., authorities are looking for different innovative solutions and technologies that will help them achieve these goals to protect employees and passengers.

The Airport Transformation DigiConference will therefore bring together air transport authorities, airports and airline operators, aerospace industry organizations, solution providers and stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas on the reopening strategy and guidelines and how different stakeholders can put in place sound protocols that will future proof the travel industry post COVID-19 pandemic.

Event in Numbers

100+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers from Air Transportation Sector

12+

Speakers

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Advisory Committee

 

Ersin Inankul
Chief Digital and Commercial Officer,
İGA İstanbul Airport


Atanasios Titonis
Chief Operating Officer,
Dammam Airports Company


Nicolas Dhuthilleul
Chief Operating Officer,
Queen Alia International Airport - Jordan

Meet the Speakers


Abdulaziz Alabdan
Aviation Expert and Advisor


Emanuel Chaves
Vice President,
Airport Council International (ACI - Africa)


Ersin Inankul
Chief Digital Commercial Officer,
İGA İstanbul Airport - Turkey


Ayman Aboabah
VP Operations,
Riyadh Airports Company



Fundi Sithebe
Chief Operating Officer,
Airports Company South Africa


Nicolas Dhuthilleul
Chief Operating Officer,
Queen Alia International Airport – Jordan


Athanasios Titonis
Chief Operating Officer,
Dammam Airports Company (DACO) – KSA


Javed Malik
Group Chief Operations Officer,
Air Asia



Dr Hussain Al Hallaf
Aviation Expert and Advisor


David Wilson
Chief Operating Officer,
Oman Airports


Mike Tansey
Managing Director,
Lead for Travel and Hospitality, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Turkey, Accenture - Singapore

Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of air transport industry leaders and decision makers leading their organisation’s technology strategy

Gain project insights

Get first-hand insights into which solutions and technologies the sector is evaluating for current and future investment from across the middle east and Africa region and spot opportunities earlier 

Generate strong leads

Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help air transport industry and organisations identifying and meeting their key requirements

Who Will Attend Airport Transformation Digi-Conference?

Senior decision makers from regional government and air transport authorities, airports, airlines and aviation authorities, regional and international aerospace organizations across the Middle East and Africa region involved in implementing measures for preparing the travel industry for safer reopening and travel:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

Time Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens and welcome remarks from GM Representatives
10:10 Chairman’s opening remarks
Mike Tansey, Managing Director, Lead for Travel and Hospitality, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Turkey, Accenture - Singapore
PANEL SESSION 1: Safety First: Preparing our Airports for Re-opening
10:15
  • Are airports and airlines ready for re-opening in this pandemic?
  • Reviewing opening guidelines and strategies for safe re-opening
  • What are the challenges of re-opening and how can these be overcome?

Panellists:
  • Nicolas Dhuthilleul, Chief Operating Officer, Queen Alia International Airport - Jordan
  • Atanasios Titonis, Chief Operating Officer, Dammam Airports Company
  • Ayman Aboabah, VP Operations, Riyadh Airports
11:00 Presentation: Latest Innovation to drive smart and efficiency post-COVID-19 passenger journey
PANEL SESSION 2: Leveraging Innovation in Technology to Support Safe Re-Opening
11:10
  • Exploring self - check in technologies to limit human to human contact
  • Transforming baggage handling with innovative technologies
  • Implementing smart gate and smart tunnel to automate passport control and movement across the airport
  • Utilising latest remote temperature sensing thermal technologies and biometrics technologies to improve security and track virus infection

Panellists:
  • Ersin Inankul, Chief Digital and Commercial Officer, İGA İstanbul Airport
  • Javed Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer, Air Asia
11:50 KEYNOTE PANEL & INNOVATION SESSION:
The session consists of four (10 min) back-to-back talk/presentation from experts in the industry who will provide insights on key topics and innovative ideas and use cases regarding re-opening.

Speakers:
  • Emanuel Chaves, Vice President, Airport Council International (ACI – Africa)
  • Abdulaziz Alabdan, Aviation Expert and Advisor
PANEL SESSION 3: Optimising Airport Operations and Processes under the Shadow of COVID-19 Pandemic
PANEL SESSION 3: Re-imagining the Future of Airports and Travel Post COVID-19
12:30
  • What is the future of air travel and what will it look like?
  • How can we future – proof our airports and travel industry against another pandemic?
  • What will the end-to-end customer journey and experience look like post COVID-19

Panellists:
  • Fundi Sithebe, Chief Operating Officer, Airports Company South Africa
  • Dr Hussain Al Hallaf, Aviation Expert and Advisor
13:10 Closing remark by chairman and end of conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

 

Media Partners

 

Register to Attend

Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD

 
 

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