Program

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.

8.30am – 9.00am – WELCOME ADDRESS AND OPENING STATEMENTS

Speakers:
Chris LeTourner, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists
Phillip A. Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
Ken Cope, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Denver International Airport

9.00am – 10.00am – SMART TALKS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / AIRPORT DIRECTOR PANEL DISCUSSION:

RESILIENCE & OPPORTUNITY IN THE AIRPORT BUSINESS – airports accelerate and inspire the global economy but what are the unique challenges and opportunities ahead?

  • Socially impactful airports
  • Aviation net zero
  • Dynamic workforce planning
  • The decarbonization challenge
  • The role of airports in economic growth and regional prosperity
  • Creating a culture of innovation

Speakers:
Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists
Phillip A. Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Jamie Abbott, Director of Airports , County of San Diego
Atif Elkadi, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario International Airport
Jonna McGrath, Vice President, United Airlines Airport Operations, Denver
Élisabeth Le Masson, Vice-President, Paris Region Executive Committee

10.00am – 11.00am – SMART TALKS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / AIRPORT DIRECTOR PANEL DISCUSSION:

AIRPORTS AS ENGINES FOR SMART CITIES & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT – 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
  • Urban/advanced air mobility
  • Digitization, IOT and SMART city initiatives
  • Transforming transportation: sustainable intermodal transportation
  • Citizen engagement and serving the community
  • Embracing future trends, creative destruction/ disruptive technologies, and innovations

Speakers:
Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists
Balram Bheodari, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
Jesus Saenz, Airport Director, San Antonio International Airport
Myron Keehn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport
Shannetta Griffin, Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

11.00am – 11.30am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

11.30pm – 12.30am – SMART TALKS

SMART AIRPORT CITIES & INNOVATIVE COMMERCIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT – ENGINES FOR REGIONAL PROSPERITY – 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?

  • Regional stakeholder partnerships and collaboration
  • Business attraction
  • Creating a sustainable airport city
  • Innovations in airport real estate

Speakers:
Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists
Shannon James, Chief Executive Officer, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance
Ken Cope, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Denver International Airport
Patrick Verhulst, Director, Amsterdam Airport City
Basil Binns, Deputy Director, Miami International Airport
David Storer, Director of Business & Commercial Development, Pittsburgh International Airport

12.30pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.00pm – SMART TALKS
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER PANEL DISSCUSSION:

INNOVATION FAST FORWARD – a digital roadmap for future innovation

  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Digital twins
  • Embracing emerging technologies to enhance the passenger experience
  • Bridging the physical and digital world through innovation
  • AI and Big Data application in the airport eco system
  • Wireless connectivity for the connected environment
  • Digital transformation – Roadway through the Airfield

Speakers:
Samuel Ingalls, Prinicipal, Barich
Maurice Jenkins, Digital Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer, Miami Dade Aviation Department
Juan Lucero, Senior Vice President, Business Technology, Denver International Airport
Chris Crist, Chief Technology Officer, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Marcus Session, Vice President – Information Technology, Tampa International Airport
Mike Youngs, Vice President – Information Technology Services, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Terry Bills, Global Transportation Industry Director, ESRI
Binnur Guleryuz, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Mott MacDonald

3.00pm – 4.00pm SMART TALKS

AIRPORT INFRASTURCTURE 2.0 – transforming airport infrastructure to deliver a world-class travel experience and support sustainable long-term growth

  • Designing in decarbonization
  • Advanced air mobility & EV ecosystems
  • Infrastructure investment in uncertain environments
  • Reconfiguring design concepts for the technology-enhanced future
  • Digitizing design & construction
  • Preparing for future growth

Speakers:
Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
Jim Starling, Chief Construction and Infrastructure Officer, Denver International Airport
Megan Atkins Thoben, Vice President of Operations & Customer Engagement, Louisville Regional Airport Authority
Michelle Brantley, Chief Capital Development Officer, Ontario International Airport
Api Appulingam, Chief Development Officer, Philadelphia International Airport
Mark Rodrigues, Vice President, Aviation, Transoft Solutions Inc.
Renée Azerbegi, National Sustainability Market Leader, Architecture and Building Engineering Group, Mead & Hunt
Andres A Garcia, Vice President, Aviation Americas, Hill International

4.00pm – 4.30pm – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

4.30pm – 5.30pm – SMART TALKS

THE AIRPORT REVENUE BUSINESS – INNOVATION IN NON-AERONAUTICAL REVENUE DEVELOPMENT – key success factors for future terminal commercial development

  • Embracing e-commerce and adapting the business model
  • Return on investment in airport terminals
  • Commercial development for the new generation of travelers
  • Airports and key concession partners must align incentives and develop new, resilient, and cooperative collaboration models
  • Frictionless travel retail / F&B experience
  • Reimagining customer experience post-pandemic

Speakers:
Karen Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio International Airport
Aurora Ritter, Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Pamela DeChant, Senior Vice President, Concessions, Denver International Airport
Forrest M. Swonsen, Associate Vice President, Airport Systems & Services
Alan Daring, Vice President, Aeroparker

7.30pm – 10.30pm – EVENING NETWORKING PARTY

8.30am – 9.00am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

9.00am – 10.30am – SESSION ONE (PRESENTATION PANEL)

NEXT AIRPORTS – SMART, DIGITAL, CONNECTED – innovative technologies to digitalize the passenger journey

  • Innovations in emerging technologies
  • Driving operational excellence
  • AI, deep learning, big data, robotics, drones
  • Digital evolution driving operational excellence
  • Cloud based innovation

Speakers:
Samuel Ingalls, Prinicipal, Barich
Megan Bozarth, Assistant Vice President Customer Programs, Customer Experience, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Clint Auten, Senior Director, Corporate Facilities, Southwest Airlines
Todd Green, Global Manager – Airports and Transportation, Nanolumens
Ilya Burkin, Business Development Director, Apron Solutions, ADB SAFEGATE
Shirish Nagaraj, Chief Technology Officer, Corning Optical Communications
Declan Bryne, Senior Director – Aerospace & Defense, APAC & LATAM, PTC

10.30am – 11.00am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

11.00am – 12.30pm – SESSION TWO (PRESENTATION PANEL)

ENHANCED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – what is the customer experience strategy and vision for the future?

  • The airport customer experience strategy
  • A culture of service
  • Adapting to crisis and maintaining operations
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility
  • Art, culture, and a sense of place
  • Virtual queuing

Speakers:
Frank Barich, President, Barich Inc.
Stacey Stegman, Senior Vice President, Global Communications, Marketing & Customer Experience, Denver international Airport
Courtney Moore, Assistant Vice President, Terminal Experience, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Josie Dressendofer, Founder and Owner, Slice Wireless Solutions

12.30pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH WITH THE EXHIBITORS – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.30pm – SESSION THREE (PRESENTATION PANEL)

TOWARDS THE FUTURE- NEW TECHNOLOGY AND OPPORTUNITIES – driving innovation to overcome the most complex challenges to improve passenger experience and increase efficiency

  • Seamless /touchless passenger journey
  • Optimized airport operations
  • Exploring the latest experience, services, and innovation
  • Future trends in terminal technologies
  • Improving self-service, baggage, and bag drop solutions

Speakers:
Samuel Ingalls, Prinicipal, Barich Inc.
Sarah Marquez, Senior Vice President Airport Operations, Denver International Airport
Sarah Beaver, Board Member, Hamilton County Airport Authority
Kellen Schroeter, Chief Executive Officer, PatternLabs
Enrique M. Melendez, Senior Special Systems Consultant, The JW Group
Kristi Crase, Business Development Director-Aviation, SageGlass

Farewell Reception

8.30am – 9.00am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL – MEET THE EXHIBITOR

9.00am – 10.30am – SESSION ONE (PRESENTATION PANEL)

SMART AIRPORT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT – providing terminals designed for the fast future

  • Future airport modernization and expansion projects
  • Increasing airport capacity and flexibility
  • Reconfiguring design concepts for the technology-enhanced future
  • Innovative architectural design for next airports
  • Airport terminal transformations

Speakers:
Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
Bill Poole, Senior Vice President – Planning and Design, Denver International Airport
George Seaman, Terminal Core Redevelopment Project Manager, Portland International Airport
Jade Liska, Deputy Director, Planning & Engeineering, Kansas City Aviation Department
Nancy Volmer, MPC, Director of Communication and Marketing, Salt Lake City International Airport
Gordon Huether, Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Huether Studio

10.30am – 11.00am – NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

11.00am – 12.30pm – 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 while rebuilding profitability?

  • Decarbonization
  • Investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Renewable energy, water conservation, and waste reduction
  • SAFS
  • Grants, funding, and regulations
  • Green technology and solutions

Speakers:
Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
Scott Morrissey, Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Denver International Airport
Klaas Boersma, Strategic Advisor Master Planning, Schiphol International Airport
Jeff VanVoorhis, Vice President, Engineering Procurement, Construction Group, Mead & Hunt
Marilyn Specht, Vice President, Sustainability, Introba
Pieter van der Horst, Managing Director – Consultant, Airport City Academy – Schiphol Area Development Company

12.30pm – 2.00pm – NETWORKING LUNCH – MEET THE EXHIBITORS

2.00pm – 3.30pm – SESSION THREE (PRESENTATION PANEL)

CONSTRUCTING AIRPORTS: WHAT ARE THE NEW CHALLENGES? – how airports during large projects are evolving to the changing landscape

  • Airport investment
  • Regulatory and environmental constraints
  • What are the challenges during the design and construction stages?
  • New trends in terminal design
  • Physical, sensory, behavioral, and emotional environment

Speakers:
Eric Peterson, Principal, Alliiance
Greg Wollard, Manager, Planning Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Farewell Reception