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  Keynote Speaker
Ms. Angela GITTENS
Director General, ACI World


Angela GITTENS began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in 2008. She was formerly the CEO of Miami and Atlanta Airport and Deputy at San Francisco International Airport. Ms. GITTENS also served as the Vice-President of Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation and TBI Airport Management.

Ms. GITTENS has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including the FAA Management Advisory Committee, the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Committee, the National Civil Aviation Review Commission, the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways. She recently became a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.




Session 1   Air Connectivity & Airport Competitiveness  



 

Mr. Stephen PERKINS
Head


Stephen PERKINS is the Head of the Transport Research Centre of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The Forum is an International Governmental Organization for Transport Ministers with 59 Member countries. It is part of the OECD family of organizations, with a secretariat located in Paris. It holds an annual Ministerial Summit in Leipzig where strategic challenges for transport are examined with leaders of industry and civic society.

The Transport Research Centre undertakes economic research in support of transport policy development. The Centre’s work covers all transport modes, including aviation, and most aspects of transport economics. Stephen’s work at the Forum has focused on issues of regulation, competition, investment, pricing and taxation, congestion and environmental protection. His previous experience includes energy industry restructuring and regulation at the International Energy Agency, work on economic regulation for a major gas utility and consultancy on energy policy and environmental issues for government and industry. He holds degrees on Energy Economics and Environmental Sciences from Imperial College and from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

ITF reports on aviation are available at: http://internationaltransportforum.org/jtrc/aviation/index.html





 

Mr. Conrad CLIFFORD
Regional Vice President


Conrad CLIFFORD is the Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Conrad is responsible for IATA’s activities across the Asia Pacific region, focusing on serving the needs of the region’s airline members and stakeholders. He joined IATA on 1 February 2014.

Prior to joining IATA, Conrad had a career in aviation spanning more than 33 years. He has CEO’d a startup, a domestic, a regional and an international carrier. He has an intimate knowledge of top brand carriers having worked for Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.

Conrad has lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Europe and has a broad and in-depth knowledge of strategy and business planning, pricing and revenue management and airport operations.

Conrad, a British national, graduated from Cambridge University. He holds an MBA from Durham University Business School.





 

Mr. P.S. NAIR
CEO


Mr. P.S. NAIR obtained a Master of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from Leeds University (UK) and has over 40 years of diverse experience in the airport sector - both in the public and private domains.

In GMR Group, Mr. P.S. NAIR has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, India’s first Greenfield airport built under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. He played an instrumental role in successful commissioning of the Hyderabad International Airport ahead of schedule. He then moved on as CEO of Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. where he was responsible for the operation, overall management, as well as for operational readiness, integration and successful commissioning of the state-of- the-art Terminal 3.

He is currently the CEO of the GMR Airports Ltd., - the holding company that oversees the functioning of all the Airports in the GMR’s Airport portfolio viz, Delhi, Hyderabad and Greenfield Goa International Airport in India, Cebu Airport in Philippines and Crete Airport in Greece.

Mr. NAIR has been nominated on the World Governing Board of Airport Council International (ACI) World, Montreal. He is also the Second Vice President elected from amongst the 18 Directors of the Hong Kong headquartered ACI-Asia Pacific Regional Board. Mr. NAIR is also an elected Vice President of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), a professional body, devoted to advancement of aeronautical sciences and engineering in India.





 

Mr. Tatsuya HAMADA
Senior Vice President


Mr. Tatsuya HAMADA was appointed to the members of the board in June 2017 and promoted to Senior Vice President of Narita International Airport Corporation in charge of corporate planning and international strategies, preparations for the company’s IPO and IT development.

Mr. HAMADA has served as Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Divisional Director in the Corporate Planning Division since 2012. Prior to this role Mr. HAMADA was the Vice President of the General Affairs & Human Resources Department in 2012 and the Vice President of the Finance Department from 2008-2011. Mr. HAMADA first joined the New Tokyo International Airport Authority in 1978. Mr. HAMADA graduated from Civil Aviation College. He was born in Tokyo and is married and has a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren.





 

Mr. Vaclav REHOR
Chairman


In July 2014, Vaclav REHOR was elected the head of a distinguished national group of companies operating in air transport and related ground services, to be a part of strategic orientation change of Prague Airport. Now, he is involved in the actual ways of operating of the airport as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prague Airport company. Throughout his 26-year-long career, he has worked in various positions in the Czech Republic, UK and Canada. He was also responsible for operations in China and India. In the past, he worked for companies owned by private equity funds, such as Advent International and Bain Capital Private Equity. In 2006, he joined CCS, a member of the Fleetcor Technologies Group, and from 2011 to 2013 he worked as Fleetcor Europe’s CFO.

Vaclav REHOR is a graduate of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, where he also obtained his PhD in Economics and Company Management. He gained his MBA degree in the study programme of PIBS accredited by the Manchester Metropolitan University in UK.




Session 2   Building Mega Hub Airports & Roles of Stakeholders 



 

Mr. Pedro Roy MARTINEZ
Deputy Executive Manager


Mr. Pedro Roy (Peter Roy) MARTINEZ is the Deputy Executive Manager for the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam, the only commercial Airport serving the people of Guam, USA. Peter Roy is responsible for developing initiatives consistent with the executive branch’s vision in the development of air service and airport infrastructure that promotes growth in our visitor and business travel market.

With over 30 years of managerial experience in government finance and budgeting, strategic marketing, sales, and customer relations, Peter Roy was appointed to his position by the Guam Airport Board of Directors in January 2011. Mr. MARTINEZ is very active in industry organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for both the Airport Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific organization and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Pedro Roy MARTINEZ served in the United States Air Force and is a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army Reserve. He earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management degree from the University of Guam.





 

Mr. CK NG
Executive Director


Aged 62. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics from the United Kingdom. Joined the Airport Authority in 1996 and was appointed Executive Director in March 2012. Mr. NG was formerly the Deputy Director of Airport Operations at AAHK.

With more than 30 years of experience in airport management, he has held a number of senior management positions in the fields of airfield operations, passenger services, security operation, commercial and property, technical administration and systems management from the days when he worked for Kai Tak Airport up to the present time. He is currently Vice Chairman of Shanghai HK Airport Management Co., Ltd.





 

Dato’SRI AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN
Director General


Dato’SRI AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN is currently the Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. He has served in the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia for 30 years now ever since 1985. Prior to his appointment as the Director General, he was the Director of Airworthiness and Flight Operations (2006-2008) and also the Director of Airworthiness (2004-2006). He has also served as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with the Malaysian Airline System (MAS) in the years 1981 -1985. AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN obtained his Master of Science in Air Transport Management from the Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is also a Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT), United Kingdom and a trained Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Based on his expertise and experience, he is a member of the Malaysia Aerospace Council, a Key Member of the Steering Committee on Developing KLIA into a Regional Hub, a Key Member of the Ministry of International Trade and Industries (MITI) Public-Private Cluster Working Group – Aerospace, a Key Member in the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between Malaysia and the United States. In the last ICAO’s 39th General Assembly, AZHARUDDIN had the privilege of addressing the esteemed Assembly regarding the future of global civil aviation when he was elected President of the ICAO Assembly. With his vast expertise and experience in the civil aviation sector, it is thus his aspirations in ensuring continuous safe, secured and sustainable civil aviation industry in Malaysia.




 

Mr. Kamol WONGSOMBOON
Deputy General Manager


Kamol WONGSOMBOON began his career at Airports of Thailand public company limited (AOT) in 1997. He was first promoted as the Vice President of Airport Development Planning Department, accountable for crafting both airport master plans and airport development plans for all 6 airports under AOT responsibilities including: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Phuket International Airport and Hat Yai International Airport. Later in his career, Mr. WONGSOMBOON served as the Executive Vice President for Engineering and Construction, in charge of the Airport Planning Department, the Project Engineering Department, and the Environmental Department.

At present, Mr. WONGSOMBOON serves as the Deputy General Manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport (Maintenance Line). His responsibilities include managing the Airfield and Building Department, the Electrical and Mechanical Department and the Baggage Handling System Department. Besides his expertise in the aviation field, Mr. WONGSOMBOON is also an experienced architect whose name is included in the subcommittee of the Architect Council of Thailand.




Session 3   Aviation Demand & Capacity Expansion  



 

Mr. Khaled NAJA
Executive Vice President


Khaled NAJA serves as Executive Vice President for the Infrastructure & Development Division of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He oversees the Design, Code & Construction, Commercial Development, Energy, Transportation & Asset Management and Planning departments. His responsibilities include directing all aspects of development at DFW, including master planning, engineering, a $3 billion capital improvement program, construction work, and commercial real estate development.

Mr. NAJA is an experienced senior executive and professional engineer with cross-industry expertise in infrastructure operations and construction management. His professional career includes serving as Vice President in the Aviation Division for Parsons Corporation and as Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago Department of Aviation. In that role, Mr. NAJA was responsible for the daily management of facilities maintenance as well as for airside and landside operations at O’Hare International Airport. Mr. NAJA’s previous experiences include construction management responsibilities on the OMP and the Washington Dulles International Airport capital development program.

Mr. NAJA is a registered professional engineer licensed in Illinois and Virginia. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.





 

Mr. Ok-chul SHIN
Director







 

Dr. Pierre Dominique PRUEMM
Senior Executive Vice President


In January 2012, Dr. Pierre Dominique PRUEMM was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President of the Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security Department of Fraport AG, and is currently responsible for the Airport Operations at Frankfurt Airport.

From 2010 until 2012, he acted as Fraport’s Senior Vice President of the Corporate Development Department. From 2006 until 2009, he was Vice President of Fraport’s Corporate Strategy and Airport Development Department. Between 2004 and 2006, he was Vice President of the Corporate Development, Controlling and Investment Controlling Department at the Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH. From 2001 until 2004, he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy, at Amadeus Germany GmbH. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Senior Vice President of the Public Management Department, at Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH. In 2005, he received his doctorate in economics (Rerum Oeconomicarum) from the Technical University of Berlin. In 1997, he received his Master’s Degree in Management Studies from the Technical University of Berlin, and in 1996, his Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin, and Brasenose College, Oxford.





 

Mr. Pieter Jan DE BRUIN
Senior Advisor


In 1995, Mr. Pieter Jan DE BRUIN received his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

From 1995 to 2000, Mr. DE BRUIN started his career as consultant at the Dutch National Aerospace Center, leading several projects and airport capacity studies, especially for Schiphol airport.

In 2000 he was appointed at Royal Schiphol Group, acting as senior advisor on environmental (aircraft noise) issues, defining the ‘license to grow’ for Schiphol and achieving public and political support. In 2008 Mr. DE BRUIN was appointed as senior advisor on Airport Strategy and Development within the Corporate Development department of Royal Schiphol Group and key player in definition of the strategy for Schiphol and the Group’s regional airports in the Netherlands. Involved in various strategic studies, long term market developments and airport capacity planning, aviation policy issues, etc. Since 2010 specific focus on Master Planning for Schiphol, including the launch of Schiphol’s expansion programme, as 1st phase of the new Master Plan.

Since 2017 Mr. DE BRUIN leads Schiphol’s Airport Development team, responsible for the airport Master Planning.




Session 4   Technology Innovation & Future Airport  



 

Mr. Antoine ROSTWOROWSKI
Director


Mr. ROSTWOROWSKI earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in 1987 and graduated from Université de Montréal at H.E.C. (Hautes Études Commerciales) in 1991. In 2010, he received an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has 26 years of airline/airport experience at the Management level in Operations, Marketing and Finance.

On the airline side, he worked for Canada 3000 Airlines where he managed operations for Montreal and other regions. He later worked for Air Canada’s Corporate Real Estate department, managing the airline’s real estate installations for different cities, as well as rates and charges at different airports. On the airport side, he joined Aéroports de Montréal’s (ADM) Business Development department in 2003, having as his main objective the identification of new types of products, services and technologies introduced to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to improve passenger processes and increase revenues.

He joined ACI World in early 2015 to provide guidance and support to the airport community in terms of standards, recommended practices and industry collaboration to identify how to best improve passenger processes and the overall travel experience while ensuring safety and security at all touchpoints of the journey. His responsibilities include Airport Security, Facilitation, IT and the ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme.





 

Mr. Kari SAVOLAINEN
CEO


Kari SAVOLAINEN has been the CEO of Finavia Corporation since January 2012. He has a strong background in management, logistics and IT in his career at the logistics and port operator Steveco Oy, Finnish Post Corporation (Itella), Finnlines Oyj and Kymmene Oy.

Mr. SAVOLAINEN is currently a deputy member of the Board of Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company, a member of the negotiation body of the Finnish Meteorological Institute and member of the Assembly of Delegates of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. He is also a member of Board of Oy Saimaa Terminals AB.

Mr. SAVOLAINEN holds an MSc in physics. His interests involve sports (cross-country skiing, cycling and swimming), classical music and mathematics.





 

Mr. Vinoop GOEL
Regional Director


Vinoop GOEL is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Airport, Passenger and Cargo & Security Department for IATA. He is based at their Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore. Vinoop leads a team that is responsible for all IATA's activities in the Asia-Pacific region relating to Airports, Passenger Experience, Baggage, Ground handling, Cargo Supply chain, Security and Facilitation. He is also responsible for IATA’s Government and External Relations for the region. Vinoop has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Delhi in India. He has more than 25 years of aviation industry experience including a 15 year stint in Japan and has been with IATA since 2005.





 

Mr. William FLOWERS
Industry Relations Director


William FLOWERS is an Industry Relations Director for Rockwell Collins, he represents IMS Airports Systems as a Brand Ambassador at conferences and trade shows around the world. For the past two years, he has also led a team responsible for sales of Rockwell Collins’ airport IT products and services in the United States and Canada. This includes Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE common use passenger processing platform, ARINC SelfServ common use self-service kiosks, ARINC AirVue digital signage, as well as other solutions designed to enhance the passenger experience and improve airport operations.

William served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for fourteen years. At DFW, he instigated the replacement, upgrade and revitalization of every technology system used at the airport. Some of the most significant systems included the automated passport control, the new car-park control system, all of the terminal systems, including common use systems, public address/voice evacuation, access control, CCTV, radio and auto-dock for aircraft.




Session 5   Developing Airport Cities & Driving Economic Growth 



 

Mr. John C. TERRELL
Vice President


John C. TERRELL is the Vice President of Commercial Development and is responsible for the strategic direction in development, acquisition, leasing, property management and natural gas exploration/production on nearly 18,000 acres of land.

He leads the strategic planning, marketing and implementation of business initiatives for commercial land development and redevelopment as well as provides direction and oversight of the airports Land Use Analysis and Land Use Master Planning processes outside the central terminal areas.

Mr. TERRELL has over 30 years of real estate experience and an extensive background and knowledge in real estate sales, marketing, property management, development, leasing, economic development and government relations.

Mr. TERRELL holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a certificate in Asian Business Studies. He holds an International Airport Professional (IAP) designation, being recognized by ACI and ICAO as having achieved highly rigorous standards for expertise in the field of airport management. He also served as Mayor for the City of Southlake, Texas for six years.





 

Mr. Imchul SHIN
Executive Director


Imchul SHIN is an Executive Director at ParadiseSegasammy, where he has been working as a Marketing Director for PARADISE CITY since May 2016. Before he joined ParadiseSegasammy, he worked at Hyundai Card leading Business Strategy Team and Corporate Marketing Team (2011-2016). He also was at Woori Bank (2007-2011) and Samsung Card (2001-2005) mainly working in Marketing Team and Strategy Team.

He received an MBA from Yale University (2007), a Master of Public Administration from Seoul National University (2001), and a BA in Political Science from Korea University (1997). He is a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing at SungKyunKwan University.





 

Mr. Serge GRZYBOWSKI
Director


Serge GRZYBOWSKI is a graduate of Political Institute (Sciences Politiques) and of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA).

Formerly Civil Servant at Caisse des Dépôts and at French National Treasury, Serge GRZYBOWSKI joined Bourdais (presently CBRE, the leading brokerage company in commercial real estate) in 1989, as a Deputy CEO.

Since 1992, he has held executive positions in the banking and real estate industry, where he has offered his financial and real estate expertise. In 2001, he became CEO of Gecina (one of the major listed real-estate investment companies). From 2007 to 2015, he served as Chairman and CEO of ICADE (number one real-estate investment company in office space and business parks in the greater Paris region).

He joined Groupe ADP (the company in charge of Paris airports) as the Head of Real Estate.





 

Mr. Tim BAKER
Senior Vice President


[Educational Background]
• BA(Hons) Degree in Architecture
• Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture (Commended)
• RIBA and ARCUK Registered 1990

[Work Experience]
Tim BAKER serves as the Senior Vice President of Architecture and Design for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. Mr. BAKER was Vice President of Architecture for Caruso Affiliated where he took the lead in design efforts, including master planning and aesthetic direction. Notably, Mr. BAKER served as the Vice President of Design and Planning at Hetzel Design, as well as Executive Director of Design for Las Vegas Sands and Design Director for RM JM. Baker’s experience also includes executive positions with organizations such as RTKL-UK Ltd., Ellis Williams Architects and Fitch Design. Throughout his career Mr. BAKER has worked with a variety of large scale integrated resort developments and some of the leading design and architecture of firms globally.







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