Program

In challenging times, a positive approach is needed to reinvigorate the industry. With a multitude of new opportunities on the horizon, aviation can inspire and forge a new vision for economic recovery.

8.00am – 9.00am – REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL

9.00am – 9.30am – WELCOME ADDRESS AND OPENING STATEMENTS

  • Conference Chair: Chris LeTourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists
  • Alan D. Wapner, Mayor pro tem, City of Ontario and President, Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners
  • Michael Krouse, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau

9.30am – 10.30am – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / AIRPORT DIRECTOR PANEL DISSCUSSION: A NEW VISION – RESILIENCE, DECARBONIZATION AND RECOVERY

Airports can accelerate and inspire the global recovery but what are the unique challenges and opportunities ahead?

  • Restoring global air connectivity
  • The changing dynamics of air cargo and e-commerce in the recovery
  • The decarbonization challenge – hard choices, who pays and the way forward
  • The role of airports in rebuilding economic growth and regional prosperity
  • Risk-based pragmatic approaches

10.30am – 11.00am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.00am – 12.00pm – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / AIRPORT DIRECTOR PANEL DISSCUSSION: SMART CITIES AND AIRPORTS – HOW WE’LL LIVE NEXT

As airports and cities integrate, the way we build and manage urban development and transportation infrastructure will change to meet the demands of global economic and social development. How will airports act as incubators for innovation and change?

  • Planning resilience for SMART airports, cities and regions post-pandemic
  • Digitization, 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 technologies and innovations
  • The importance of public-private partnership and innovative funding models

12.00pm – 1.00pm – PANEL DISSCUSSION: AIRPORT CITIES AND COMMERCIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT REDEFINE 

  • Could greater diversification of airport real estate help to cushion the financial blow caused by future crises?
  • What are the growth and revenue opportunities right on your front doorstep on the airport area? How do airports of all sizes harness and realize this important asset?

1.00pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH WITH THE EXHIBITORS

PANEL DISCUSSION: RETOOLING AND REBUILDING AIRPORT INFRASTURCTURE – PREPARING FOR 2030 AND BEYOND

  • Designing in decarbonization
  • Infrastructure investment in the new uncertain environment
  • Reconfiguring design concepts for the technology-enhanced future

2.00pm – 3.00pm – CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER PANEL DISSCUSSION: NEW TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WHICH WILL BE ESSENTIAL IN DRIVING THE NEW RECOVERY

Strategies for the post-pandemic airport

  • What are the new 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?

3.00pm – 3.30pm – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

3.30pm – 5.00pm – PANEL DISSCUSSION: AIRPORT REVENUE RECOVERY

  • Airport revenue recovery begins by reinventing airports’ traditional commercial and operational models
  • Embracing e-commerce and adapting the business model – airport click / order / collect / delivery
  • Airports and key concession partners must align incentives and develop new, resilient and cooperative collaboration models
  • How the travel retail / F&B offering has changed
  • Reimagining customer experience post-pandemic

7.30pm – 9.30pm – EVENING NETWORKING PARTY

8.30am – 9.30am – REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL

9.30am – 10.00am – OVERVIEW/ REFLECTIONS ON DAY ONE

10.00am – 11.00am – PLENARY SESSION (PRESENTATIONS): THE ROLE OF AIR CARGO, E-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAINS IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

  • Air cargo has proven to be a vital partner in enabling global trade
  • How has air cargo been vital during the pandemic and how has it been affected?
  • Safeguarding the air cargo supply chain
  • E-commerce innovation – diversifying the business model
  • Changing demand models
  • Regulation and innovations
  • Pharma, vaccines, perishables and medical supplies

11.00am – 11.30am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.30am – 1.00pm – SESSION ONE (PRESENTATION PANEL): BUILDING SMART CONNECTED AIRPORTS

What are the new technology infrastructure demands? What role will innovation play in the challenges that airports face?

  • The role of technology in restoring airport revenues
  • Innovations in emerging technologies – robotics, drones, AI, deep learning, data and analysis
  • 5G, SMART ‘phones and App-based services
  • Robotics, drones and operations

1.00pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH WITH THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.30pm – SESSION TWO (PRESENTATION PANEL): SMART AIRPORTS MAKE HAPPIER PASSENGERS

Driving innovation to overcome the most complex challenges to improve passenger experience and increase efficiency.

  • Rebuilding the customer experience
  • Future trends in terminal technologies
  • Improving self-service, baggage and bag drop solutions

11.30am – 1.00pm – SESSION ONE (PRESENTATION PANEL): SMART AIRPORT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Airport modernization and expansion projects in a post-pandemic world
  • Returning terminals to capacity
  • Reconfiguring design concepts for the technology-enhanced future
  • Innovative architectural design for next airports
  • Airport terminal transformations
  • New trends in terminal design

1.00pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH WITH THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.30pm – SESSION TWO (PRESENTATION PANEL): A SUSTAINABLE RESET FOR AIRPORTS

Sustainable infrastructure is key to new projects and the recovery. How does the industry respond to both the cost and expectations of the traveler whilst rebuilding profitability?

  • Decarbonization
  • Investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Future-proofing terminals and airport facilities
  • Grants, funding and regulations
  • Green technology and solutions
  • Post-pandemic rebuilding

3.30pm – 4.30pm – FAREWELL RECEPTION