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Airport Exchange 2010: Asia and Europe meet in Istanbul for landmark industry event


This year’s Airport Exchange 2010, the premier global industry event, is shaping up to be a blockbuster, with over 1,500 key industry players expected, enhanced networking onsite and over 130 speakers ready to share their expertise on a wide range of topics. This year's landmark event promises to break new ground, as it will be delivered in partnership with both ACI EUROPE and ACI ASIA-PACIFIC. Istanbul is, of course, the point where Europe and Asia meet and we will be maximising upon its geographical location to attract strong delegations from both continents to ensure Airport Exchange is the air transport event of 2010.

Airport Exchange 2010 runs from 4 to 6 October in Istanbul. With just two days before the Early Bird delegate rates run out, now is the time to book your place at this not-to-be-missed event.

The Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the media partner for Airport Exchange, is pleased to provide this preview of the programme for the event’s five industry leading conferences.

Airport Exchange 2010 Programme Preview

The Security Summit 2010: "Sustainable Security: A Model for the Future"

This conference is an essential forum for developing and implementing effective security tools and strategies while minimising their impact on passengers.

Keynote Address: Europe leads the way in aviation security regulation: a role model for other regions?
Filip Cornelis, Incoming Head of Aviation Security, European Commission

Other key speakers and panellists:

  • Johnnie Müller, Head of Security, Copenhagen Airports Ltd
  • Tim Figures, Head of Aviation Security Division, UK Department for Transport
  • Philipp Kriegbaum, Senior Security Coordinator, FRAPORT AG and Chairman of the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee
  • Anne Marie Pellerin, Representative DHS/TSA
  • Dr Tanja Wielgoss, A.T Kearney - A major consultancy working with CPH on benchmarking study
  • Marc Pissens, President, Securitas Aviation

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IT, Facilitation and Customer Service Conference: "Making the most of IT to meet and exceed passenger expectations"

This dedicated IT conference will again bring together industry experts to provide a forum for air transport executives globally to share experiences and solutions on existing and future IT infrastructure and services.

This conference will focus on the best methods of improving the customer experience for the passenger and how IT can be utilised to ensure their journey through the airport is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Keynote Addresses:

  • Dr Temel Kotil, President and Chief Executive Officer, Turkish Airlines
  • Other key speakers and panellists:
  • Marjeta Jager, General Policy, Director, Directorate General MOVE, European Commission
  • Cees de Vos, Director Airport Services, SkyTeam Alliance
  • Thomas Jeske, Senior Manager - IT infrastructure, Lufthansa Airlines

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Airport Operations Conference: “Addressing regulation and safety challenges, through enhanced stakeholder collaboration”

This conference will assess the main criteria for delivering improved airport operations and address all issues impacting airport safety and efficiency.

Opening Keynote Panel Discussion: What were the operational challenges and lessons learned from the recent volcanic incident. What did the aviation industry do well and what could have been done better?

Panellists include:

  • Ad Rutten, EVP & COO, Schiphol Group and President, ACI EUROPE
  • Joe Sultana, Deputy Director CFMU, EUROCONTROL
  • Graham Lake, Director General, CANSO
  • Murat Oernekol, Chief Operating Officer, TAV Airports Holding
  • Paul Schwach, Deputy Director-General, DGAC

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Airport Development and Environment Conference: “Developing airports sustainably”

Incorporating an Airport Carbon Accreditation Workshop

This conference will blend outstanding case studies of sustainable airport expansions, with unique insight from real environmental experts to show how airports can further improve their efforts in this field, and attain their licence to grow.

Keynote Addresses: Planning a development strategy for Italian airports network
Guilio De Carli, CEO, One Works SpA

Other key speakers and panellists:

  • Holger Linkweiler, Managing Director, HOCHTIEF AirPort and HOCHTIEF AirPort Capital Feride Gokalp, Deputy General Manager, TAV Construction
  • Curtis Grad, CEO, Airport International Group

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Economic and Market Regulation Conference: "Turning challenges into opportunities - towards a sustainable recovery from the crisis"

The effects of recession and the Eyjafjallajökull Ash Cloud have been immense for air-transport stakeholders, and the way the industry does business is evolving as a result. This conference will focus on the most critical issues effecting the industry and the best strategies for the future.

Keynote Address: The Future Outlook for the Airline Industry and its Impact on Airports
Professor Rigas Doganis, Director, Rigas Doganis and Associates and Non-executive Director, easyJet

Other key speakers and panellists:

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