Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Time: 0930 - 1600

Registration: This event is open to Airshow trade day visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Pre-registration is required.

Location: Airshow Conference Centre

Airbiz is proud to announce a one-day must-attend airshow event: The Next Generation World Airports Conference.

Attendance guarantees you the latest insights into the innovative strategies airports are using to enhance passenger experience, passenger communication and growing their businesses through:

  • Fast Travel Through the Airport Terminal
  • Terminal Transits
  • Innovative Retail & Commercial Airport Developments
  • Airline Marketing & Route Development
  • Airport Investment
  • Innovative Multi-Lingual Terminal Applications
  • Business Aviation - Operational Integration

Conference Chairman, Airbiz Managing Director and world-renowned aviation expert, Greg Fordham, invites you to join him for this exclusive one day conference which will explore airports of the future.

Worldwide airport infrastructure is growing exponentially, with new airports and upgrades in the Asia/Pacific region, forecast to exceed USD$191 billion over the next 10 years. Airports around the world are constantly upgrading their infrastructure, technology and business plans to improve their profitability, and better accommodate increasingly tech savvy passengers, whilst giving them an unforgettable passenger experience.

PROGRAM (as of 21 December 2016)

0930 - 0935
Chris Manning, Director, Aerospace Australia Limited (Avalon Airshow)
0935 - 1020
Airport Investment - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Moderator: Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz
Sir Rod Eddington, Chairman, Australia & New Zealand, J.P Morgan
Cameron McDonald, Director, Deutsche Bank
Manish Rastogi, Vice President, IFM Investors (TBC)

Is the community getting value for money? The panel will discuss various aspects of investment in airport infrastructure, providing perspectives from an airline CEO and infrastructure advisor, an investor, and an analyst.
1020 - 1040
News from the Great White North: Toronto Pearson's "Hubiness"
Mike Brown, Senior Planning Advisor, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
A presentation that will challenge conventional thinking and the way we approach the growth and development of airports.
1040 - 1100
Morning Tea
Complimentary morning tea served in the Conference Centre
Two renowned architects will take you on a journey across the globe, exploring world class terminal projects that blend stunning design with superior passenger experience.
1100 - 1130
Derek Moore, Director, SOM Architects New York
1130 - 1200
Andrew Thomas, Partner, Grimshaw Architects London
1200 - 1400
Lunch & Flying Display
Delegates free to view flying displays as part of the Airshow. Lunch is available for purchase from a variety of outlets.
1400 - 1425
Business Aviation – Operational Integration
Kurt Edwards, Director General, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
Business aviation presents a significant and worthwhile revenue stream for airports who are willing to embrace the sector. This presentation will cover various points around Business Aviation, including commercial opportunities, regulatory impediments, ancillary support services and security.
The Middle East has produced leading edge airport developments in recent years. Learn about the strategy and design philosphy behind a couple of these ground breaking projects.
1425 - 1450
Bryan Thompson, Senior Vice President Development, Dubai Airports
1450 - 1515
Transforming Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport
Michael Schwarz, Chief Operating Officer, Riyadh Airports Company
1515 - 1600
Airside Developments From The Flight Deck – The Real Room With A View
Moderator: Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz
Captain Frank Santoni – Retired Chief Test Pilot, Boeing
Captain Richard Woodward – President, Flight Test Society Australia; Director and Chief Test Pilot, COAX Helicopters; and A380 Captain.
Airports around the world are investing substantially in new operational facilities and upgrading existing infrastructure. The experienced views of the flight crew are often never sought or taken into account. In this informal session, two highly experienced pilots will address how airports might manage their consultative processes to optimise their planning and design.
Conference End



For further information:
Chelsy Skaiaa
Marketing Coordinator
Email: info@airbiz.aero
Tel: +61 3 9417 4733

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