16 October 2017
17 October 2017
18 October 2017

Safety forum (and APEX Safety Partner Awards)

Description: For airport operators safety and good business go together; without safety there is no business. Risks must be actively managed to continuously improve the level of safety. However, all too often we do not reflect this in institutional arrangements or when looking at safety budgets or business cases. This forum also looks at ways of enhancing internal dialogue between airport safety managers and the resource decision-making level, and external dialogue with the regulator.
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Commercial revenues forum

Description: Non-aeronautical (commercial) sources of income represent 40% of total airport revenues. They not only provide diversification in an airport’s income portfolio, but also serve as an additional cushion during economic downturns. This forum will be an opportunity for stakeholders involved in commercial activities to exchange knowledge on developing commercial activities at both international and African airports.
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13:00 - 14:30


Environment forum

Description: This session explains why the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) matters to environment management at airports and provides practical examples of how airports have successfully managed new challenges on environmental management. These challenges call for bold leadership, including investing in aviation biofuels and data management, which go beyond business as usual.
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Customer experience forum

Description: Delivering good customer experience consistently makes good business sense. We invite delegates to join our lively interactive forum, which will be split into three components: how and why you should understand your customers; how you can engage with your community and stakeholders to deliver excellent customer service; and, how to enhance customer experience through the use technology.
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Welcome addresses

Johnny Dumazel, Chairman AML & ATOL
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World
Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer, London City Airport and Chair, ACI World
Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and President, ACI Africa


Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of ICAO

Keynote and official opening

The Honorable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius
10:45 - 11:00

Coffee/networking break (exhibition hall)

Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE

Session 1: Bold leadership

Leadership is difficult to define, but almost instantly recognizable. Most definitions relate to clarity of purpose, passion for success and a readiness to walk the talk. As airports around the world undergo both incremental and disruptive change, we have assembled the best leaders from different backgrounds and circumstances, but whose common mission has been to boldly lead where no airport has led before.
Moderator: Michael Rossell, Deputy Director General, ACI World
  • Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Ezequiel Barrenechea, Executive Vice President, Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú and Director General, Corporación América
  • Kerrie Mather, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport Corporation Limited
  • Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and President, ACI Africa
  • Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board, Fraport AG
12:40 - 13:40

Conference lunch (exhibition hall)

Session 2: Creating a strong security culture

One of the most valuable assets that an airport can have in terms of its security is a tight-knit community. Engendering a security culture within this community can bring benefits throughout the whole security system, including the recognition of suspicious behavior, tackling insider risk and continual improvement of security processes.
Moderator: Nina Brooks, Head, Security, ACI World
  • Arnaud Feist, Chief Executive Office, Brussels Airport Company
  • Gary A. Seffel, TSA Attaché, TSA Representative for East Africa
  • Howard Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Poppy Khoza, Director of Civil Aviation, Chief Executive Officer, South African Civil Aviation Authority
  • Rajeev Lollbeharree, Head of Security Services, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
14:45 - 15:15

Coffee/networking break (exhibition hall)

Session 3: The Road to Success: Learning from the world’s best airports in customer experience

Learn the secrets of success from the leaders of the world’s best airports in customer experience, as awarded by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey. The panel discusses how they maintain an excellent customer experience and importantly, lessons learned during this journey.
Moderator: Antoine Rostworowski, Director, Airport Customer Experience and Technology, ACI World
  • Alan Borg, Chief Executive Officer, Malta International Airport
  • Allan Padilla, Airport Operations Director, Corporacion Quiport
  • Joyce Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Romesh Bhoyroo, Chief Executive Officer, Airports of Mauritius Ltd (AML)
  • Zhen Wang, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Haikou Meilan International Airport

Gala dinner, DG Roll of Excellence and ASQ Awards ceremony – Le Clos St Louis (Hosted by Airports of Mauritius Ltd)

Hosted by AML The annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards recognize and reward the best airports in the world according to ACI's ASQ passenger satisfaction survey. They represent the highest possible accolade for airport operators and are an opportunity to celebrate the commitment of airports worldwide to continuously improving the passenger experience. Join us during this prestigious evening to celebrate the best airports worldwide in customer experience, as awarded by ACI.

Session 4: WBPs: Innovating for Airports

Description: ACI’s World Business Partners (WBPs), from well-established companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, are an invaluable specialist source of expertise for the world’s airports, providing solutions which are tailored to the airports sector. With their in depth understanding of the everyday demands on airports they combine years of experience in the airport environment with leading edge thinking. In this session, WBPs offer airports an insight into the latest developments including business, operations, and technology best practices which are vital for the myriad of services which airports offer to thousands of passengers every day.
Moderator: Tunde Oyekola, Chief Executive Officer, El Mansour Group and Chair, ACI World Business Partner Advisory Board
  • Ángel de León, Business General Manager, Global Exchange
  • Catherine Mayer, Vice President, Airport Services, SITA Inc.
  • Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz
  • Pablo Reich, Executive Vice President, Arconas Corporation
11:30 - 12:00

Coffee/networking break (exhibition hall)

13:30 - 14:30

Conference lunch (exhibition hall)

13:30 - 14:30

AMPAP lunch (invitation only)

Session 5: Taxes, connectivity and sustainable tourism: barriers and opportunities to grow

Description: The United Nations 70th General Assembly designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to highlight and advance the contributions of the tourism sector to economic, social and environmental progress. With a special emphasis on achieving sustainability and growth in the tourism sector in emerging markets, this session presents a variety of perspectives, innovative strategies and policies from government, the tourism sector, airports and other stakeholders in the air transport value chain.
Moderator: Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President International and Public Affairs, Office of the President & Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways
  • Hon. Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, Minister of Tourism, Government of Mauritius
  • Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India
  • Jacques Follain, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aéroports de Paris International
  • Toby Nicol, Executive Director, Uniting Travel

Session 6: How airport CEOs view the digital transformation

Description: The airport digital transformation is about improving the passenger experience through the adoption, integration and implementation of new and existing technologies. This session discusses how digital technology is transforming the airport experience. Implementing technology and analytics solutions throughout the whole airport ecosystem is essential to creating a modern, efficient and profitable airport operation.
Moderator: Tom Ruth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport
  • Datuk. Badlisham Bin Ghazali, Managing Director, Malaysia Airports Corporate Office
  • Martin Eurnekian, Director, Corporación América, and President, ACI-LAC
  • Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Flughafen Munchen GmbH
16:30 - 17:00

Coffee/networking break (exhibition hall)

17:30 - 18:30

Conference Closing & Cocktail Reception (sponsored by Brussels Airport Company)