DAY ONE – Tuesday 23 July 2019

LOCATION: MAIN CONFERENCE HALL

SMART Solutions, SMART Tomorrow

9.00 – 10.00 SESSION 1: CONFERENCE WELCOMES AND OPENING STATEMENTS

Chair Welcome: Chris LeTourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists

El Paso Airport
City of El Paso/Mayor or local dignitaries

10.00 – 11.00 SESSION 2: “CNN SMART 360” Part One

CEO PANEL

The CNN SMART 360 Panels will bring together expert industry leaders for a dynamic, insightful debate. Our panel members will explore and discuss the positive impact that aviation has on economic development, job creation, global trade and competitiveness.

Panel considerations

  • Airport/Airlines/ Cargo based Economic Development
  • Facilitating growth and mobility
  • Resilience to Disruption
  • A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment
  • Airport Region Employment (direct/indirect/induced/tourism/ancillary)
  • Catalysts for international trade & business
  • Attracting Multinational Corporations
  • Community Outreach

Moderator: CNN Correspondent

Speakers:
Monica Lombraña, Managing Director of Aviation, El Paso International Airport
Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport

11.30 – 12.30 SESSION 2: “CNN SMART 360” Part Two

CEO PANEL

The CNN SMART 360 Panels will bring together expert industry leaders for a dynamic, insightful debate. Our panel members will explore and discuss the positive impact that aviation has on economic development, job creation, global trade and competitiveness

Panel considerations

  • Airport/Airlines/ Cargo based Economic Development
  • Facilitating growth and mobility
  • Resilience to Disruption
  • A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment
  • Airport Region Employment (direct/indirect/induced/tourism/ancillary)
  • Catalysts for international trade & business
  • Attracting Multinational Corporations
  • Community Outreach

Moderator: CNN Correspondent

Speakers:
Tom Ruth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport
Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation – Port of Seattle
Brian Ryks, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Thomas Bartlett, Deputy Director, San Antonio International Airport

14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 3: Airport Investment, Governance and Stakeholder Cooperation

  • Investing in Airports: balancing capital and objectives
  • Establishing investment frameworks, project vehicle options and delivery models
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Airport Area Projects
  • Governance structures and regional cooperation
  • Compliance and regulatory frameworks
  • Shared goals and navigating multi – jurisdictional interests
  • Market forces and global drivers of economic development

Speakers:
Jon Barela, Chief Executive Officer, Borderplex Alliance
Shannon W. James Sr., President & Chief Executive Officer, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Inc
Elisabeth Le Masson, Delegate for Sustainable Development, Aéroports de Paris Member of the Board of Directors, Hubstart Paris Region® Alliance
John Terrell, Vice President Commercial Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Rebecca Simensen, Economics & Community Affairs, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

16.00 – 17.30 SESSION 4: NEXT AIRPORTS & CITIES – Preparing for 2030 and Beyond

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.

Digitalization is changing our world and how we travel. Today the number of connected devices has surpassed the number of humans on the planet.

These intelligent devices generate massive amounts of data transforming life and business across all sectors. However, much infrastructure has yet to be transformed by the information age.

How are Airports and Cities incubators for innovation and what is the future landscape?

Session Guidelines and Considerations:

  • Planning resilience for Smart Airports, Cities & Regions as population densities increase
  • AI, Machine Learning, Automation/ Robotics
  • Is Data the new Oil?
  • IOT and SMART City Initiatives-: platforms for innovation
  • Post Carbon Economies
  • 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 models

Moderator: Chris LeTourneur, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists

Speakers:
Gina Stewart
, Executive Director, The BWI Partnership
Bakari Brock, Senior Director of City Partnerships, Lyft

Dennis Mica, Business Development Manager, 2getthere

Kenneth J Kelly, National Renewable Energy Labaratory

Conference Day wrap up and observations

Chris LeTourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists

CONTACT US

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