Program at a Glance
Session Details

  • 31st OCT
  • 1st NOV

Keynote Address

Future Airport - New Growth Engine of the Global Aviation Industry
  • *Bongani MASEKO, Chair, Airports Council International World Executive Committee 
  • *Young Tae KIM, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum(ITF), OECD 

  • Session 1 (11:00∼12:30)

    The Paradigm Shift in Global Aviation Industry
    Civil aviation is a dynamic industry, which requires incessant adaptation to various market changes. For this reason, global aviation industry has been transforming itself to accommodate to the changing environment. With technological innovation, more dramatic changes are expected over the next decades. However, technology is not the only reason behind such changes. On top of technological revolution, increase of LCC market share, spread of cross-border joint venture, and aviation market liberalization require the shift of paradigm in global aviation industry. In this session, we will identify the factors that affect the future aviation industry and explore their potential implications on airports.

  • *Wendy SOWERS, Director of Market Forecasting, Boeing Commercial Airplanes 
  • *Matteo CURCIO, Vice President - Asia Pacific, Delta Air Lines 
  • *Hamdi CHAOUK, Director General, Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority 
  • *Stefan VANOVERMEIR, General Manager for Korea, Japan and New Caledonia, Air France-KLM 

  • Session 2 (14:00∼15:30)

    Future airport master plan in response to the changing environment
    Recently, global air transport market has been expanding at a rapid pace. In particular, scheduled passenger traffic has been increasing at an average of 6.2% every year for the past five years, along with scheduled freight traffic, measured in freight tonne-kilometers, at 9.5% since 2017. A well-developed master plan helps airports provide the optimum capacity for aircraft, passenger, cargo and facilitate ground transportation at a minimum cost. Accordingly, the importance of airport master planning has come to the fore. However, in today’s complex air transport business environment, developing a decent master plan is becoming more difficult. This session will explore the various master planning approaches that airports around the world adopted to reshape the future airport development and construction.

  • *Khaled NAJA, Executive VP, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 
  • *Yongkyu KANG, Head, Airport Research Institute, IIAC 
  • *Richard HARTSHORN, Head of Master Planning & Capacity, Heathrow Airport 
  • *Zhihui WU, Senior Business Manager, Beijing New Airport Construction HQ 

  • Session 3 (16:00∼17:30)

    Expansion of capacity through the optimization of airport operation
    Investments into airport facilities are crucial in order to meet the growing passenger and cargo demand. However, due to the risks and uncertainties in relation to future aviation demand, governments and the industry in general are more interested in measures to utilize the existing aerodrome facilities rather than building new infrastructure. As a result, it is essential to constantly adopt the cutting-edge IT technologies, such as A-CDM (Collaborative Decision Making), CADM (Co-ordinated Arrival Departure Management) and aerodrome traffic flow simulation, as well as to enhance the cooperation among stakeholders including airports, airlines, air navigation service providers and regulators. Session speakers and panelists will share their experience in adopting new technologies to improve the efficiency of aerodrome operation and give an insight into future airport.

  • *Jay L. LINGESWARA, Deputy Director Commercial, Vietjet Air 
  • *Maryne FLOCH--LE GOFF, Airside Development Manager, Groupe ADP 
  • *C.K. NG, Executive Director, Airport Operation, Hong Kong Intl. Airport 
  • *Morten POULSEN, Business Development Manager, Copenhagen Airports 

  • Session 4 (09:30∼11:00)

    The 4th industrial revolution and innovation of airport services
    We always seek for faster and more convenient services at the airport. Airport is no longer a mere place for stopover but a part of travel, and it provides novel experience and high-quality services to passengers. Thanks to the cutting-edge IT technology based automation, the time of new immigration service, which completes the required processes without recognizing them is expected to come sooner and personalized services for passengers will define the future direction of airport services. In this session, we will discuss in depth about innovative measures to improve passenger service, as well as step-by-step approaches to resolve the issues in this field.

  • *Jung June AHN, Vice President, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) 
  • *Vinoop GOEL, Asia Pacific Regional Director, IATA 
  • *Aaldert HOFMAN, Lead Enterprise Architect, Schiphol 
  • *Carlos KADUOKA, Director Consulting Air Travel Solutions, SITA 

  • Session 5 (11:30∼13:00)

    Cooperation among Stakeholders and Systematic Support
    Cooperation and information sharing is crucial for smart airport. In relation to this, economic and systematic discussions are undergoing in order to turn smart airport into reality, using state-of-the-art IT technology. There’s a call for enhanced cooperation among various stakeholders—airlines, airport operators and government institutions—and we are expecting drastic changes in the field of information sharing, ranging from financial support to alleviation of regulations. During this session, speakers from diverse background will engage in in-depth discussions about cooperation among stakeholders as well as solutions to economic and systematic issues, in order to actualize smart airport.

  • *Mina CHOI, Executive Director, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) 
  • *Antoine ROSTWOROWSKI, Deputy Director General, ACI World 
  • *Huntley LAWRENCE, Aviation Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
  • *Jakub KLUZINSKI, Managing Director, PGL (Polish Aviation Group) 
  • *Bonnie McEACHERN, Senior Instructional Systems Design Specialist, ICAO 

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