CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE – TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME
Chris LeTourneur,
President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists

KEYNOTE WELCOME
Julian Jäger,
Co Chief Executive Officer, Vienna International Airport
Günther Ofner,
Co Chief Executive Officer, Vienna International Airport

SESSION 1. SMART 360 DEBATE – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN AVIATION FOR RECOVERY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & FUTURE RESILIENCE

The SMART 360 panel will bring together industry leaders for a dynamic fast paced debate.

Panel members will explore and discuss the positive impact that aviation will have on economic recovery, development, job creation, tourism and trade.

Session guidelines and considerations:

  • Managing the COVID-19 crisis – atrong leadership and a road map for recovery
  • Maintaining relations with airport stakeholders, airlines, and tenants during crisis
  • Communication, partnerships and outreach
  • Continuity and restart planning
  • Returning terminals to capacity

André Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Airport
Bettina Ganghofer, Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Airport

POST -PANDEMIC AIRPORT REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT:WHAT’S NEXT?

Max Hirsh (PhD, Harvard), Research Professor, University of Hong Kong
Pieter van der Horst, MD at AIREA, Airport City Expert at NACO and co-founder of Airport City Academy (ACA)

SESSION 2. SMART AIRPORT CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT – LAND USE, REAL ESTATE & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Mixed commercial land use and airport area development are key drivers in boosting airport revenues, job creation and attracting big business to the airport locality.

Commercial Strategies for maximising the profitability of the airport area in light of unstable traffic demand.

  • Airport property and real estate development
  • Planning for disruption
  • Hotels
  • Land development patterns
  • Commercial corridors and business clusters
  • Business attraction

Wolfgang Scheibenpflug, SVP Real Estate / Landside Management, Vienna International Airport

SESSION 3. AIRPORT INVESTMENT, GOVERNANCE AND STAKEHOLDER COOPERATION

  • The mid term outlook – financial planning for COVID-19
  • Investing in airports: balancing capital and objectives
  • Establishing investment frameworks, project vehicle options and delivery models
  • Public-private partnerships for airport area project
  • Governance structures and regional cooperation
  • Compliance and regulatory frameworks
  • Shared goals and navigating multi – jurisdictional interests
  • Market forces and global drivers of economic development

Giovanni Scalia, Chief Executive Officer, GES.A.P. S.p.A.

SESSION 4. NEXT AIRPORTS/ CITIES/ REGIONS

As airports and SMART cities grow, the way we build and manage urban and transportation infrastructure has never been more critical to global economic and social development. How will we live next, how will we travel next and what is the landscape for future generational expectations? How are Next Airports and Cities incubators for innovation?

Session guidelines and considerations:

  • Planning resilience for SMART airports, cities & regions
  • IOT and SMART city initiatives: platforms for innovation
  • Transforming transportation – safe and eco-friendly intermodal transportation
  • Citizen engagement and serving the community
  • Embracing future trends, creative destruction and disruptive/ innovations/ technologies
  • The importance of public private partnership and innovative funding model

Peter de Leeuw, Head of Landside and Real Estate Development, Vienna International Airport
Arju Lukin, Project Director of Airport City Aviapolis, City of Vantaa

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

SESSION 5. SMART AIRPORT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Designing, constructing futuristic, functional terminal facilities to meet the requirements of passengers and airlines.

  • Returning Terminals to Capacity
  • Maintaining Customer Experience during disruptions
  • Reconfiguring design concepts for the technology enhanced future
  • Innovative architectural design for next airports
  • Creating identity through physical form
  • Airport terminal transformations
  • New trends in terminal design

Stefan Landes, Managing Director, Terminal 2 Company / Munich Airport
Dr. – Ing. Peter Mösle, Partner, Drees & Sommer

SESSION 6. SMART CONNECTED AIRPORTS

What are the key infrastructure demands and system flexibility behind airport operational efficiency and the passenger experience? What are the key technologies and services needed, what are the priorities versus investment?

  • New Normals?- Safety, Social Distancing, Contact- Contagion-Containment- Control, Passenger flow management
  • Screening, testing and capacity considerations
  • Future trends in terminal technologies
  • Next generation security
  • Baggage/ bag drop solutions
  • Self service
  • Mobile technology
  • Connectivity

Andreas Hofmann, Director Business Development, Amorph Systems GmbH
Meinolf Köster, Project team Leader, Drees & Sommer
Istvan Szabo, Director Passenger Services, Budapest Airport

SESSION 7. NON-AERONAUTICAL REVENUE DEVELOPMENT

The strategic airport business model:

  • The mid term outlook
  • Concessions, retail, Duty Free, food & beverage
  • Partnering with Tenants to maintaining growth in times of crisis
  • Car parking- optimal balance of price, capacity and demand
  • Airport advertising
  • Spas/ wellbeing, lounges
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