Event theme

Transform or die

Airports & the Sustainability Challenge

The ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress addresses the most important issues facing the senior leadership of the aviation industry, bringing you enriching and engaging educational sessions and opportunities to network with peers from around the globe.

Hear from airport leaders and CEO-level speakers, discussing the critical political and market issues in the aviation industry as well as panel discussions and case studies covering key airport issues.

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Wednesday 26th June 2019 - Day 1

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

OPENING SESSION

Welcome from the Minister of Transport

Minister of Transport, Communications and Works
Vassiliki Anastassiadou

Minister of Transport, Communications and Works

 

Welcome Address from the Host

CEO
Eleni Kaloyirou

CEO

Hermes Airports

State of the Industry Address

Director General
Olivier Jankovec

Director General

ACI EUROPE

Political intervention from the ACI EUROPE President

President, ACI EUROPE and CEO
Dr Michael Kerkloh

President, ACI EUROPE and CEO

Munich Airport

Further Keynote Announcements soon!

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10:30 - 11:10
Coffee break in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

11:10 - 12:30
FIRST WORKING SESSION

AIRPORT LEADERS’ SYMPOSIUM

Chair


Managing Partner
David Feldman

Managing Partner

Exambela Consulting

Panel


CEO
Dag Falk-Petersen

CEO

Avinor Group

CEO
Dalton Philips

CEO

daa

CEO
Robert Sinclair

CEO

London City Airport

CEO
Eleni Kaloyirou

CEO

Hermes Airports

CEO
Monica Scarpa

CEO

SAVE SpA – Venice Airport

Chairman
Nicolas Notebaert

Chairman

VINCI Airports

Special Presentation


European Aviation policy: where are we & what next? 
As the EU is about to enter a new 5 years political cycle with elections at the European Parliament and the designation of a new European Commission over the Summer, what has EU policy achieved for aviation and how does it intend to address key industry challenges – from the climate emergency and Brexit to open skies, airline consolidation, the ATM crisis, slots and the airport capacity crunch.

Director for Aviation
Filip Cornelis

Director for Aviation

European Commission

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12:30 - 13:45
Lunch in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

13:45 - 15:00
SECOND WORKING SESSION

AIRLINE LEADERS’ SYMPOSIUM

Chair


Vice President
Kata Cserep

Vice President

ICF

Panel


CCO
David O’Brien

CCO

Ryanair

Chairman
Eftichios Vassilakis

Chairman

Aegean Air

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer
Robert Carey

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

easyJet

  • Oil prices & currency variations, overcapacity, ATM disruptions, Brexit & geopolitical uncertainty: how are these factors impacting your airline?
  • Network & route development: where do you focus? What is likely to change in the coming months?
  • What’s the future of Low-Cost Long-Haul?
  • The airline consolidation game: how do you see the European market 5 years from now?
  • What is today the value of connecting traffic vs. point-to-point?
  • Airport-airline relationships: scope for cooperation on commercial/ancillary revenues?
  • 737 MAX grounding: what are the key lessons?

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Speaker Invited

15:00 - 15:15

Airport Carbon Accreditation 10th Anniversary Ceremony


15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

15:45 - 17:30
THIRD WORKING SESSION

Can aviation move towards net-zero emissions without sacrificing growth?

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) released a Special Report, presenting new scientific evidence for the urgency to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the global temperature increase is to be limited to 1.5 degrees C, in alignment with the Paris Agreement. In particular, this means reaching net zero emissions by mid-century. Failing to do so will entail catastrophic consequences for mankind. In this context, aviation as a sector which is particularly difficult to decarbonize bears a high responsibility. This session will explore the different avenues for action to reduce emissions from aviation while also considering the socio-economic benefits of the sector.

Chair


Managing Director
Andrew Charlton

Managing Director

Aviation Advocacy

Panel


Executive Director
Patrick Ky

Executive Director

EASA

CEO
Willie Walsh

CEO

IAG

Director Aviation and Shipping
Bill Hemmings

Director Aviation and Shipping

European Federation for Transport & Environment

Chief Strategy Officer
Andrew Macmillan

Chief Strategy Officer

Heathrow Airport Limited

Head of Environmental Affairs
Hubert Mantel

Head of Environmental Affairs

Airbus

Questions to consider:

  • Could consumers reduce air travel in the way they have been shown to radically alter their consumption of one-use plastics and carrier bags?
  • Can the socio-economic benefits of aviation be maintained while meeting the Paris Agreement target of net-zero emissions by mid-century?
  • Will sustainability trends drive up the cost of air travel and away from the mass market?
  • What is your organisation doing to contribute to the decarbonisation of aviation?
  • Is there any genuine belief that alternative aviation propulsion or hybrids will become viable any time soon? (Is it even necessary?)
  • Where do we stand on sustainable fuels?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities for achievable emissions reductions across airport and airline operations?

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Thursday 27th June 2019 - Day 2

Speaker Invited

08:45 - 09:45

ACI EUROPE General Assembly

Speaker Invited

09:45 - 11:20
FOURTH WORKING SESSION

The investors’ perspective on sustainability & business development

Chair


Senior Partner
Alberto Ponti

Senior Partner

F2i Sgr SpA

Panel


Chief Financial Officer
Sami Teittinen

Chief Financial Officer

Vantage Airport Group

Development Director Airport Operation & Maintenance
Anthony Martin

Development Director Airport Operation & Maintenance

Egis

Managing Director
Holger Linkweiler

Managing Director

Avialliance GmbH

Executive Director
Werner Kerschl

Executive Director

IFM Investors

Head of Portfolio Management
Andy Carlisle

Head of Portfolio Management

Ferrovial Airports

Questions to consider:

  • What is the current appetite of airport investors for new shareholdings and acquisitions – what and where are the airport investor markets of interest?
  • Do private investors see European airports as more or less risky?
  • What does the airport investor perspective on sustainability really mean in practice? Is it a principle that is core to airport decision-making in the way
    that business or safety decisions are core?
  • Will sustainability trends drive up the cost of air travel and away from the mass market?
  • Are airports future-proofed – do they face threat or opportunity from technologies such as drone taxis, hyperloops etc?

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11:20 - 11:50
Coffee break in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

11:50 - 13:00
FIFTH WORKING SESSION

Sustainable tourism (era of partnerships)

The era of partnerships and how airports can maximise benefit from the new concepts. Partnerships for sustainability, partnerships amongst airlines & airports or airlines, airports & destinations etc. partnerships across value chains.

Chair


Senior Manager, Aviation Development, Marketing & Communication
Maria Kouroupi

Senior Manager, Aviation Development, Marketing & Communication

Hermes Airports

Keynote Address


Deputy Minister, Tourism/Republic of Cyprus
Savvas Perdios

Deputy Minister, Tourism/Republic of Cyprus

 

Panel


Director, Innovative Travel Solutions
Chris Gilliland

Director, Innovative Travel Solutions

Vancouver Airport Authority

Deputy Minister, Tourism/Republic of Cyprus
Savvas Perdios

Deputy Minister, Tourism/Republic of Cyprus

 

Head of Commercial & Marketing Non-Aviation
Andrea Geretto

Head of Commercial & Marketing Non-Aviation

SAVE SpA – Venice Airport

General Manager
Charles Meaby

General Manager

DP World Limassol

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Speaker Invited

13:00 - 13:10

Official Handover to 2020 Event Host


13:10 - 14:15
Lunch in the exhibition

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