Program

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

Moderator: Chris Le Tourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists Ltd
Atif Elkadki, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario International Airport
Tim O’Krongley, Deputy Director, San Antonio Airport Systems (SAAS)
Balram Bheodari, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airports, San Antonio Airport Systems (SAAS)
Cynthia Guidry, Airport Director, Long Beach Airport

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

Moderator: Chris Le Tourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists Ltd
Hon. Alan D. Wapner, Airport Board Commissioner President, Ontario International Airport Authority
Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Tom Ruth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport

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

  • 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?

Moderator: Chris Le Tourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists Ltd
Ken Cope, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Denver International Airport
Marie-France Laurin, Business Development Director, Stantec GenerationAV™
Jennifer Thompson, Commercial Engagement Manager, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Stephen Clark, Deputy Director – Airport Commercial Development, Sacramento County Department of Airports
Peter van der Horst, Project Director, Schiphol Area Development Company
Steve R. Forrer, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Aviation Facilities Company Inc. (AFCO)

1.00pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH WITH THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.00pm – 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

Moderator: Mitch Hooper, Planning Department Manager, Mead & Hunt
Michelle Brantley, Chief Planning Officer, Ontario International Airport
Alexander Peric, Chief Operating Officer, Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Yvonne Bilshausen, Vice President of Aviation, U.S. West & Canada, Hill International, Inc.
Hunter Fulghum, Principal Consultant Ross & Barruzini

3.00pm – 4.00pm – 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?

Moderator: Sam Ingalls, Principal, Barich
Maurice Jenkins, Digital Strategy and Innovation Advisor/Chief Innovation Officer, Miami International Airport
Marcus Session, Vice President – Information Technology, Tampa International Airport
Darryl Daniel, Chief Technology Officer, Houston Airports International Airport
Binnur Guleryuz, Principal, Digital Transformation Mott McDonald (EX CIO Tav Group Holdings)
Derek Peterson, Chief Technical Officer, Boingo
Bob Miles, Chief Executive Officer, BAGS

4.00pm – 4.30pm – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

4.30pm – 5.30pm – 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

Moderator: Chris LeTourneur, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists Ltd
Myron Keehn, Vice President, Air Service & Business Development, Edmonton International Airport
Hampton Brown, Vice President of Revenue Management, San Diego International Airport
Daniel Cappell, Chief Commercial Officer, Ontario International Airport
Jon Keefe, Chief Executive Officer, AeroParker
Forrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, Airport Systems and Services, Transcore

7.30pm – 10.30pm – EVENING NETWORKING PARTY

8.30am – 9.30am – REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL

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

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

10.00am – 11.00am –  PLENARY SESSION (PANEL DISUCSSION): CREATING EFFECTIVE AIRPORT POLICY AGAINST THE HEADWINDS OF UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE

    • Navigating policy decisions from the state and federal governments that impact your airport
    • Can you grow too fast? Building capacity and stronger community partnerships – at the same time
    • Using data and science to make the right call
    • Lessons learned from the pandemic

    Moderator: Steve Lambert, Partner, The 20/20 Network
    Alan Wapner, President, Ontario International Airport Authority; Mayor pro Tem, City of Ontario
    Curt Hagman, Commissioner, Ontario International Airport Authority; Chairman, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
    Ron Loveridge, Commissioner, Ontario International Airport Authority; Former Mayor, City of Riverside

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

Moderator: Sam Ingalls, Principal, Barich, Inc.
Manik Arora, President & CEO, Arora Engineers, Inc
Howard M. Shotz, Technical Director, Asset Management Place, Parsons
Tyler Subasic, Principal, Airports, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Brian Watkins, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Betacom

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

Modertor: Sam Ingalls, Principal, Barich, Inc.
Rupen S. Philloura,
Director/Terminal Operations & AOC, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Karen Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio International Airport
Kristi Crase
, Strategy Director- Aviation, View
Todd Green, Global Sales Manager, Transportation, Nanolumens

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

Moderator: Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
Andrew O’Brian
, Chief Executive Officer, Reach Airports LLC
Kevin Smith, Director of Aviation, Corpus Christi International Airport
Gregg Wollard, Manager, Planning Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
Justin Bychek, Vice President, HNTB Corporation
Mark Rodrigues, Director, Business Development – Aviation, Transoft Solutions

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

Moderator: Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
George Makrinos
, Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Michael Masquelier, Chief Technical Officer, WAVE

3.30pm – 4.30pm – FAREWELL RECEPTION