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

Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Day 1

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

Opening Session

Welcome from the Host


Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport
Shmuel Zakay

Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport

Israel Airports Authority

Welcome from ACI EUROPE


Director General
Olivier Jankovec

Director General

ACI EUROPE

Keynote Speakers


Keynote Address covering:

• How the threat is evolving and changing – the use of EU Risk Assessment tool to keep security up-to-date and relevant.
• Cross sector work on cyber threats, insiders, drones and other initiatives taken by DG MOVE.
• EU Aviation Security Strategy – how it is developing.
• How to future proof aviation security and move away from reactive measures (develop technology and support to industry through EU research projects).
• Close cooperation with industry and the roles that regulators and industry play together.
• What is expected to be the big takeaways from the ICAO Assembly

Head of Unit
Carlos Mestre Zamarreño

Head of Unit

European Commission

The TSA Aviation Security Strategy and Future Initiatives

Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support
Stacey Fitzmaurice

Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support

Transportation Security Administration

El Al benchmarks and provides its own security at airports across the world. Where are the centres of excellence – and why? What new security ideas is El Al working on?

Deputy Head of Security
Ilan Hartman

Deputy Head of Security

El Al Israel Airlines


10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

11:15 - 12:30
First Working Session

What are the present threats to aviation security? What are the latest solutions?

Moderator


Head of Aviation Security
David Trembaczowski-Ryder

Head of Aviation Security

ACI EUROPE

Defining Presentation


An overview & analysis of the terrorist threat, its likely evolution and how the EU & DG HOME is gearing to address this multi-facet challenge

Director Security
Laurent Muschel

Director Security

European Commission

Speakers


Drones in Airports – Friends or Foes? Rather than a threat, autonomous drones can be integrated into airport security operations, to reduce cost, risk, and minimise business disruption.

VP Marketing
Illy Gruber

VP Marketing

Percepto

IAA claims that Hold Baggage Screening at its airports is based on “the strictest international standards and state-of-the-art technological capabilities. So what claims does it now make for the “Next Generation of Hold Baggage Screening Systems”?

Director of Security Technologies
Dov Weinberg

Director of Security Technologies

Israel Airports Authority


12:30 - 13:45
Lunch in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

13:45 - 15:15
Second Working Session

Checkpoint for the 21st century

Moderator


Head of Security, <b>Aena</b>, and Vice-Chair
José Luis Nieto

Head of Security, Aena, and Vice-Chair

ACI EUROPE Security Committee

Speakers


Strategy for the future: The new Schiphol Security Experience was implemented in 2015, providing “a new benchmark for airport security”. Almost five years on, how does the security experience need to further evolve to meet the objective of delivering “security as a service”?

Senior Security Advisor
Bart Mos

Senior Security Advisor

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

ACI’s Smart Security strategy focuses on “defining the future of passenger and cabin baggage screening.” With the current improvements to the checkpoint, what else needs to be achieved to revolutionise airport security by 2040?

Manager, Smart Security
Billy Shallow

Manager, Smart Security

ACI World

How can airports combine biometric solutions with big data analytics to process travellers more efficiently?

Director of Product Innovation
Juan Manuel Segura

Director of Product Innovation

Securiport

The walkthrough passenger screening archway as a game changer in future checkpoints

CEO
Amir Beeri

CEO

Seempulse (A Rohde And Schwarz Company)


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

Speaker Invited

15:45 - 17:30
Third Working Session

What about the human? Why machines will never replace people in aviation security

Moderator


Security Director
Johnnie Müller

Security Director

Copenhagen Airports and Chairman of ACI World Security Standing Committee

Speakers


What are the results of the Brussels Airport trials using X-ray screeners with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Director Aviation
Ronald Engels

Director Aviation

G4S Aviation Security SA

The time has come for the aviation business to re-focus on the human element of security – to develop a strong security culture.

Global Aviation Security Leader
Stacey Peel

Global Aviation Security Leader

Arup

AI & object recognition: the role of deep learning in security screening. Artificial intelligence is quickly changing the airport security landscape, how should it be appropriately leveraged?

Head of Market
Richard Thompson

Head of Market

Smiths Detection

How significant is The Insider Threat to airports? Where should we focus continuous improvements?

Director of Strategic Development
David BaMaung

Director of Strategic Development

CAMOR

“Human versus Machine”
Research on the Human Factor in Aviation Security

Yanik Sterchi

Research Scientist

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA)

Thursday 19th September 2019 - Day 2

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30
Fourth Working Session

The need for a more joined-up approach between airport security and the threat of cyber-attack

Moderator


Senior Adviser CyberSecurity
Dr John McCarthy

Senior Adviser CyberSecurity

ServiceTec

Speakers


Airports may inherently be more vulnerable, but are they an especial target for cyber-attacks compared to hospitals, power stations and other businesses? Do cyber-attacks have anything to do with terrorism?

Head of Cyber Division
Roee Laufer

Head of Cyber Division

Israel Airports Authority

“What practical steps can you take to manage cybersecurity risks? What are the building blocks for successful cooperation between the airport security management and the CISO?”

Group CISO
Eric Vautier

Group CISO

Groupe ADP

SMS, SeMS and ISMS: synergies and differences from an airport perspective. How do the different management systems for safety, security, and information security, interact? Where are the possible synergies, and how far can these be integrated?

Davy Van Hyfte

Head of Certification and Compliance

Brussels Airport Company

Israel will be one of the five cyber powers in the world”: What are the anticipated future cybersecurity challenges facing aviation? How is Israel’s recently-formed National Cyber Directorate responding? How will friendly aviation countries benefit?

Head of Technology R&D
Eynav Haim Sayag

Head of Technology R&D

Israel National Cyber Directorate

A national cybersecurity Agency view: how can it help the civil aviation sector and airports to step up with the management of information security risks pertaining to aviation security? What are some of the challenges to overcome? How should collaboration between the civil aviation authority responsible for aviation security and the national cybersecurity agency look? How much is the threat of cyber-attacks on airports from terrorism (as opposed to criminals and malicious hackers)?

Head of Sectorial Coordination Division
Laurent Gerardin

Head of Sectorial Coordination Division

ANSSI

Airport cyber security begins with secure IoT devices. Airport IoT devices are inherently vulnerable to hackers. The speaker will demonstrate how a cyber-attack on a single IoT device could severely impact airport security and airside operational safety, and also present a solution which is about to be deployed in a major international airport

co-founder and CEO
Roy Dagan

co-founder and CEO

SecuriThings


10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break in the exhibition

Speaker Invited

11:15 - 12:30
Fifth Working Session

Protecting the landside environment

Moderator’s presentation


The 22 March 2016 Brussels Airport landside bombings: What has been the major response in the landside space at Brussels and across other European airports?

Senior Security Expert, <strong>Brussels Airport</strong>, and Immediate Past Chair
Wilfried Covent

Senior Security Expert, Brussels Airport, and Immediate Past Chair

ACI EUROPE Security Committee

Speakers


Special briefing on Securing the Airport Community

Police Commissioner
Peter Nilsson

Police Commissioner

Airpol

If the 2016 Brussels Attack was a “wake-up call for European airports”, have they indeed woken-up to these kind of threats?

CEO
Pini Schiff

CEO

Israel Security Companies Association

Extending the airport security boundary: “Security should no longer be confined to the limits of the security check-point but become embedded in the entire passenger process beginning from home. This forms the true profiling of the passenger.”

Director Security Division
Rami Nir

Director Security Division

Israel Airports Authority

Exercise Raptor: What are the lessons learned from this major exercise involving firearms, military, hostage negotiators, dogs, Heathrow staff, and hundreds of others?

Security Risk & Intelligence Advisor
James Cowan

Security Risk & Intelligence Advisor

Heathrow Airport Limited

Speaker Invited

12:30 - 13:00

The Grand Finalé

“40 years after I took part in the Entebbe Raid, in what ways do I believe we can reduce the cycle of violence which has made aviation a central target of the terrorists?”

Former MK and Former Commander of Sayeret Matcal, Colonel Retired
Omer Bar Lev

Former MK and Former Commander of Sayeret Matcal, Colonel Retired

 

Keynote Speaker Background
A veteran of the daring Entebbe Raid, in which 102 Air France passengers were rescued, and other hostage situations, including the Savoy Hotel Attack and Bus 300, Colonel Omer Bar-Lev is a former commander of Sayeret Matcal, Israel’s special forces. Later he turned to politics, becoming a member of the Knesset, its Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and Head of the Labor Party’s Political Security Committee. As a former lawmaker with profound combat experience, his policies recognise the limitations of force, and he believes that engagement and economic initiatives are key to halting the causes of violence.


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch in the exhibition

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Testimonials

Heathrow Airport Limited

“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.”

Tom Willis, Director, Security, Heathrow Airport Limited

Geneva Airport

“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.”

Frédéric Eynard, Coordinateur du plan d’urgence, Airport Steering, Geneva Airport

Swedavia

“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

Copenhagen Airports A/S

“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.”

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

Smiths Detection

“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.”

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

Shannon Airport Authority

“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.”

John Francis, Chief Security Officer, Shannon Airport Authority

Genetec

“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

Atos

“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

L-3 Security & Detection Systems

“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.”

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

Cotio Ltd

“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.”

Kimmo Collander, CEO , Cotio Ltd

Kenel & Torres Caldas

“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.”

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

Blake Emergency Services

“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.”

Abigail Pollard, Managing Director, Blake Emergency Services

CS&A International

“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.”

Caroline Sapriel, Managing Partner, CS&A International

DDC Communications

“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.”

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