Event theme

Aviation Security: Leading from the Front

"It's not enough to be up to date, you have to be up to tomorrow."
- David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel

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Event Overview:

Monday 16 September:

ACI EUROPE Security Committee Meeting (for members only)

Tuesday 17 September:

19:00 – 21:30 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 18 September:

09:00 – 17:30 Conference & Exhibition
19:30 – 23:00 Gala Dinner

Thursday 19 September:

09:00 – 14:30 Conference & Exhibition

The ACI EUROPE Security Summit will bring together senior airport security experts, agencies and senior administrators in Tel Aviv to address the current important security issues facing the aviation industry. Bringing you enriching and engaging sessions with presentations from a powerful selection of top airport security experts and the leading security technology companies.

Delegates will be able to gain invaluable insights from colleagues and peers from within the industry as they share experiences and best practice. As well as a focused conference programme and specialist exhibition, our host Israel Airports Authority will deliver an outstanding networking social programme to present the very best of Tel Aviv.

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The Conference

This unrivalled forum will enable all concerned to share experiences and best practice. Delegates will be able to gain invaluable insights from colleagues and peers from within the industry.

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Confirmed Speakers include:

Richard Thompson

Head of Market

Roy Dagan

co-founder and CEO

Stacey Fitzmaurice

Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support

Juan Manuel Segura

Director of Product Innovation

Illy Gruber

VP Marketing

Omer Bar Lev

Former MK and Former Commander of Sayeret Matcal, Colonel Retired

Ilan Hartman

Deputy Head of Security

Amir Beeri


Dov Weinberg

Director of Security Technologies

Pini Schiff


Peter Nilsson

Police Commissioner

James Cowan

Security Risk & Intelligence Advisor

Rami Nir

Director Security Division

Wilfried Covent

Senior Security Expert, Brussels Airport, and Immediate Past Chair

Laurent Gerardin

Head of Sectorial Coordination Division

Eynav Haim Sayag

Head of Technology R&D

Eric Vautier

Group CISO

Roee Laufer

Head of Cyber Division

Dr John McCarthy

Senior Adviser CyberSecurity

David BaMaung

Director of Strategic Development

Stacey Peel

Global Aviation Security Leader

Ronald Engels

Director Aviation

Billy Shallow

Manager, Smart Security

Bart Mos

Senior Security Advisor

José Luis Nieto

Head of Security, Aena, and Vice-Chair

Laurent Muschel

Director Security

David Trembaczowski-Ryder

Head of Aviation Security

Carlos Mestre Zamarreño

Head of Unit

Shmuel Zakay

Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport

Johnnie Müller

Security Director

Olivier Jankovec

Director General

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The Exhibition

This two-day exhibition forms the hub of a niche event attracting some 250+ leading airport security and safety executives which will host a two-day showcase of the latest technologies, services and solutions safeguarding the security and safety of air transport.

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Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors include:



DSA Detection LLC

DSA Detection LLC

Israel Airports Authority

Israel Airports Authority



MS Technologies Inc

MS Technologies Inc



Seempulse (A Rohde And Schwarz Company)

Seempulse (A Rohde And Schwarz Company)











Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection

WO Airport Interior A/S

WO Airport Interior A/S


“It has been a really informative two days. It has been great to understand the different perspectives on issues like landside security and crisis communications – at a very important time for the industry. The exhibition provided a great platform to talk to suppliers, and test innovations with suppliers. The networking was also fantastic.”

Heathrow Airport Limited

Tom Willis, Director, Security, Heathrow Airport Limited

“The conference has been very interesting, with a good selection of participants. I particularly enjoyed the sessions on crisis management and crisis communications. I have spoken with some of the exhibitors – there are some interesting companies present. The networking opportunities, including the evening reception, were excellent.”

Genève Aéroport

Frédéric Eynard, Coordinateur du plan d’urgence, Airport Steering, Genève Aéroport

“The event has been very useful. Landside security and crisis management are very relevant topics, which we have not specifically focused on before. There has been a good level of debate and interaction with the audience during the conference sessions. Networking is always good at the ACI events – it is a key aspect. The exhibition has been interesting – there is always something new to see, and the mix of exhibitors is good.”


Mats Paulsson, Corporate Security and Safety Director, Swedavia

“It has been a very fruitful conference – security and crisis management are very hot topics. There has been a lot of learning here at the event – it has been very good.”

Copenhagen Airports A/S

Johnnie Müller, Security Director, Copenhagen Airport and Immediate Past Chair, ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee and Current Vice Chair of ACI World Security Standing Committee, Copenhagen Airports A/S

“The event is in a great location and the venue is really good. We have had some good conversations with customers, showing them our latest technologies. Our customers want state-of-the-art technology, and we have had a lot of visitors to our stand viewing our latest solutions. The networking opportunities have been excellent, and the evening reception was very valuable.”

Smiths Detection

Witold Christ, Area Sales Manager, and Karen Kulinski, Director Marketing & Communications EMEA, Smiths Detection

“The conference has been excellent, with very topical subjects discussed. The session on employee radicalisation, in particular, was very good. The networking opportunities have also been great – there has been good engagement all around.”

Shannon Airport Authority

John Francis, Chief Security Officer, Shannon Airport Authority

“As an ACI World Business Partner, we have good contacts with the airports. We have met existing clients and, hopefully, potential new clients here in the exhibition. Our discussions here have been very good. Our stand has been very busy and we have certainly met the right people. The networking evening was very good, and another opportunity to spend quality time with the right people.”


David Lenot, Director, Transportation EMEA, Genetec

“I have found the speakers in the conference to be of a very high level. We have been very busy in the exhibition. We have a practical solution to show and have received a lot of interest. The networking opportunities have been very good, and we have certainly met the right people here.”


Rudy De Smedt, Director Solutions, Atos

“It has been an extremely good event – very well attended and with a lot of good people here. From an international perspective, we have had a great result here and have met a good quality of people. Our discussions with existing customers and new prospects have been very good. It is an excellent opportunity to meet a lot of people in one small environment. The networking, including at the evening reception, has also been good. Overall, it has been a very well attended event.”

L-3 Security & Detection Systems

Becky Fane, Marketing & Events Executive EMEAI, L-3 Security & Detection Systems

“The set-up has been very good. There have been great presentations and good panel discussions, with a high level of audience interaction and debate. The networking opportunities have been great – I have taken some good leads from the event.”

Cotio Ltd

Kimmo Collander, CEO , Cotio Ltd

“It has been amazing – a very good show. We have been very busy in the exhibition, with lots of people coming to our stand – the right people are definitely here. The networking opportunities have been fantastic, and the cocktail reception was very good. The conference sessions have also had some very interesting content. Overall, the organisation has been excellent – the whole PPS team have done a great job.”

Kenel & Torres Caldas

Michel Kenel, Managing Partner – Training and Exercise Expert, Kenel & Torres Caldas

“There have been good conference sessions, with really interesting content. It is encouraging to see airports so interested in technology, and getting involved in the next steps in security and crisis management. There is a really nice feel to the event – it is a great forum for open debate. The exhibition and networking opportunities have also been very good – I have made a lot of good new contacts.”

Blake Emergency Services

Abigail Pollard, Managing Director, Blake Emergency Services

“There has been a very good, very high level of debate in the conference. I am glad that ACI took the lead in arranging this event on security and crisis management. We have had a very good response to the tools we are showcasing in the exhibition. It has been interesting and we have made some good connections through visitors to our stand. The networking opportunities have also been excellent.”

CS&A International

Caroline Sapriel, Managing Partner, CS&A International

“An excellent pool of equally engaged professionals of the wider aviation community. The exchange between different stakeholders is very helpful to achieve better preparedness for facing crisis situations and helps setting new standards.”

DDC Communications

Daniel de Carvalho, Former Lead Spokesman and Communications Strategist at Wizz Air and Ryanair; Principal, DDC Communications

Exhibitor spotlights

Learning Software Development AG is a company specialized on research and development of software dedicated to educational and training purposes specifically designed for the field of aviation and transport security such as LMS platforms, learning objects creation, x-ray simulator CBTs, Apps, webinairs and any other distance learning application.

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SecuriThings is a leading IoT technology provider, solving the lack of visibility and control faced by enterprises and IoT service providers over their edge devices, with a special focus on physical security devices (video surveillance, access control, etc.). SecuriThings’ software-only solution, Horizon, provides enterprises with the ongoing cyber security posture and health status of each and every device. With SecuriThings Horizon, airports maximize their security and operational efficiency by ensuring their large-scale deployments of connected devices are always available and secure. SecuriThings has established partnerships with leading system integrators, management systems and device vendors, and is already monitoring millions of devices globally.

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Leidos Security and Transportation Technology makes the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We aim high, to become the global leader in the integration and application of information technology, engineering, and science to solve our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our markets include cargo and supply chain security, air traffic security, radiation sensing and detection, and worldwide maintenance. We deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Contact us at www.leidos.com.

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IAA is a statutory authority 100% state owned, operates 5 Airports and 5 Land Border Crossing terminals BEN-GURION Int'l Airport (TLV/LLBG) is the main gate to Israel. 24+ million passengers expected in 2019. RAMON Int'l Airport (ETM/LLER) opened APR 2019, was one of IAA's major projects in recent years. A new Airport by the Red Sea and the City of Eilat = a real flower in the desert and serves as the Southern Gateway to Israel. It's 3,600m*60m Runway, 30,000 Sqm Terminal, with state of the art service and security technology, ensures safe, secure and speedy passage to its users.

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Percepto is the market leader of autonomous drone solutions for critical infrastructure and industrial sites. Percepto’s on-site autonomous drones change the way aerial data is collected and perceived. Without the need for a pilot, Percepto’s autonomous drones perform versatile missions around the clock. Organizations using the Percepto solution are better aware of events taking place, allowing them to be proactive and more efficient in addressing risks and operational needs. Using Percepto’s solution, these organizations reap the benefits of increased productivity and enhanced security while reducing risks and operational costs.

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Experience smart security screening lanes for airports of all sizes. Danish company, WO, presents its 3rd generation security lanes. WO offers unique flexibility with a module-based approach at competitive prices, without compromising high quality standards and aesthetics. WO’s smart lanes can be configured to meet high flow rates in the larger airports with automated tray return systems, and adapted to meet challenging footprint demands at the smaller regional airports with semi-automatic and cost-efficient lanes. Smart software interface and ergonomic features enhance the working environment for the security agents. Enhanced passenger experience created with unique interior design styles that are welcoming with over 20 available options.

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Rated the #1 Global Franchise by Franchise Direct The SUBWAY® restaurant chain has unparalleled street side presence with over 42,000 restaurants in 100 countries and worldwide recognition. Its first airport restaurant opened in 1994, and the chain now has over 240 restaurants in airports worldwide. Summer 2017 began a transformation journey with the Subway® Fresh Forward brand relaunch, and modern, décor, new technology initiatives and now a wave of delicious menu innovations. A Subway® shop can provide your airport passengers and employees a full menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast, snacks, pizza and catering with 24 hour operations.

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MS Tech Is a world class designer, manufacturer and innovator of advanced detection and diagnostic sensors. We develop technological products and integrated detection solutions based on our industry-leading sensor technologies. Our products and integrated detection solutions make the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

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