Programme

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*please note that this pdf may not be completely up to date as changes take place regularly – for the most up to date programme please see below.

Day 1
20 Mar 2017
Day 2
21 Mar 2017
Day 3
22 Mar 2017

ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium

The ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium will be lead by Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank who will create an interactive and exciting forum of discussion. He will be joined by senior representatives from airports, investment banks and financial institutions around the world.

WELCOME ADDRESS

09.00 – 09.15  Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank

SESSION ONE: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPs) – THE FUNDAMENTALS

09.15 – 09.20  Chair: Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
09.20 – 09.35  Speaker TBC*
09.35 – 09.50  Mark Barges, Solicitor, Linklaters LLP
09.50 – 10.05  Muneer Ferozie, Regional Manager and Head, Middle East and North Africa Region, IFC - PPPs and Privatization Financial Advisory

10.05 – 10.45  PANEL DISCUSSION
10:45 - 11:15

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION TWO: PPP – WHAT ARE THE ISSUES RIGHT NOW?

11.15 – 11.20 Chair: Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
11.20 – 11.35 Dr. Fethi Chebil, Airport Safety Expert
11.35 – 11.50 Emmanuel Goldstein, Head of Transportation & Infrastructure for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Morgan Stanley
11.50 – 12.05 Waleed Youssef, Director Strategy & Privatization, KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions
12.05 – 12.15 Valery Olefir, Director, Infrata
12.15 – 12.45 PANEL DISCUSSION
12:45 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

SESSION THREE: GROUP EXERCISE – BUILD YOUR ACTION PLAN

14.00 – 14.05 Chair: Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
14.05 - 14.10 Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Vice President International Business, Munich Airport
14.10 – 14.50 Group work on PPP case presentation

14.50 – 15.35 PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND ELABORATION OF PROJECTS

15.35 – 16.00 PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
16:00 - 16:15

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION FOUR: BRIEFINGS BY MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT AGENCIES

16.15 – 16.05 Chair: Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
16.05 – 16.20 Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank & Ian Twinn, Global Head Transportation, IFC
16.20 – 16.35 Doramas Jorge Calderon, Senior Economist, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
16.35 – 16.50 Ian Twinn, Global Head Transportation, IFC
16.50 – 17.05 Amadou Oumarou, Director Transport, Urban Development & ICT, African Development Bank
17.05 – 17.15 PANEL DISCUSSION

SYMPOSIUM CONCLUSION

17.15 – 17.30  Dr. Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank

ACI’s Airport Service Quality Workshop: Benchmarking for a better customer experience

This workshop will be led by ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ), the only global benchmarking programme measuring passengers’ satisfaction while at the airport. Using a rigorous and proven methodology, this workshop will demonstrate how getting regular reliable feedback from your passengers can allow airports to validate and prioritize enhancement projects, benchmark with other airports and optimize investments. This workshop is complimentary to all symposium/conference attendees. For more information, and to register your attendance to this workshop, please contact sfevzi@aci.aero.

CONFERENCE

The conference will consist of numerous high-level sessions including cutting edge presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders, top level decision makers and other airport professionals.
08:00 - 09:00

REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL IN THE EXHIBITION

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Conference Chair: Andy Carlisle, Managing Director, AIRPORT360
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World
Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE
Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific

INTERACTIVE POLLING

Dr Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
10:45 - 11:15

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION ONE: AVIATION COMPETITION DYNAMICS AND THEIR IMPACT ON AIRPORTS (PANEL DISCUSSION)

The airline industry continues to transform itself – creating both winners and losers amongst airports. How are airports responding to on-going airline consolidation? What are the implications of new airline business models and what do airports need to do to leverage growth opportunities and avoid being left behind?

Chair: Guillaume Burghouwt, Head Air Transport Section, SEO Economic Research
Panelists:
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Airport
Léon Verhallen, Head of Aviation Marketing, Brussels Airport
Michael Kerkloh, Chief Executive Officer, Munich Airport
Sheik Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Airports Management Company Jaap de Wit, Professor Emiritus of Aviation Economics, University of Amsterdam
12:30 - 13:45

NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION

LIVE INTERVIEW – HURDLES TO LIBERALISATION IN AFRICA

Interviewer: Jeremy Robinson, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Nick Fadugba, Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services Limited

SESSION TWO: NEW THINKING AND INNOVATION IN AIRPORT REGULATION

The aviation industry has undergone massive change in recent years, but the airport-airline conflict on charges remains unchanged – and in some cases has deteriorated further. What regulatory approaches are available which are tailored to today’s aviation market, and do any of these offer opportunities for a longer-term improvement in airport-airline relations?

Chair: Stefano Baronci, Director Economics, ACI World
Jonathan Sandbach, Chief Economist, Heathrow Airport
Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO*
Simon Fagan, Head of Planning & Regulation, DAA
Andrew Haines, Chief Executive Officer, UK Civil Aviation Authority
PANEL DISCUSSION
15:30 - 16:00

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION THREE: THE BREXIT CONVERSATION

Traffic rights, regulatory consistency, airline ownership & duty free shopping – just some of the many questions marks in the aviation sector that have been thrown up by the prospect of Brexit. A panel of experts discuss potential implications and next steps, in this profoundly uncertain & political process.

Chair: Jeremy Robinson, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Sarah Branquinho, President, ETRC
Dan Elliott, Director, Frontier Economics
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Airport
Kata Cserep, Global Managing Director Airports, ICF
Rigas Doganis, Chairman of the European Aviation Club , Brussels and Visiting Professor at Cranfield University
19:30 - 22:30

GALA DINNER AT ONE WHITEHALL PLACE – SPONSORED BY GIP

08:30 - 09:15

REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION FOUR: THE TRUE VALUE OF AIRPORTS INVESTMENT

Airports have the potential to be generators of value for many different stakeholders – for passengers, for airlines, for investors, and for surrounding economies & communities. The Panel will describe these different impacts and discuss how all parties can collectively benefit from this value-add.

Chair: Andrew Blease, Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s
Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA
Michael McGhee, Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
Amit Rikhy, President & Chief Executive Officer, CCR USA
 William Lo, Executive Director, Finance, Hong Kong International Airport
Bodapati Bhaskar, Director - Finance & Support Services, Bangalore International Airport Limited
Marco Troncone, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, Aeroporti di Roma
PANEL DISCUSSION
10:30 - 11:00

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION FIVE: BEST AIRPORT BUSINESS STRATEGIES

In an increasingly uncertain world, long-term investments into fixed airport infrastructure is becoming more and more risky. It is impossible to completely escape risk – it can only be managed by coherent & comprehensive business strategies. So what considerations should underpin a strong airport strategy, and what are the keys to its successful implementation?

Chair: John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting Ltd

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport
Asilihan Cortuk, Director of Business Development & Marketing, TAV Airports
Yevgen Treskunov, Board Member, Chairman of Strategic Development & International Relations Committee, Association 'Airports of Ukraine' CA
Nicolas Notebaert, Vice President, Vinci Airports*
Julian Dupont, Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
Yiannis Paraschis, Chief Executive Officer, Athens International Airport
13:00 - 14:00

FAREWELL NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION