Programme

Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2019 – 09.00 – 17.30

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.

REGIONAL AIRPORTS FACING THE CHALLENGES OF SEASONALITY -

THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Day 1
19 May 2019
Day 2
20 May 2019
Day 3
21 May 2019
Day 4
22 May 2019

Welcome to Kraków tour

visit the most attractive locations of the city in an electric powered vehicle

Welcome Reception

C.C. Stefan Batory Boat, Vistula River, Kraków hosted by Kraków Airport

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

Keynote Address

Łukasz Smółka, Vice Marshal of Małopolska Kraków Region

Welcome Address from the Host

Radosław Włoszek, President of the Board, Kraków Airport

Welcome Address from ACI EUROPE

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE

Welcome Address from the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum

Henri Hansson, Chair, ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum & Senior Vice President, Technical and Environmental Unit, Finavia

Keynote Address from the European Commission

Henrik Mørch, Director for Transport, Post and other Services, DG Competition, followed by an interview by John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

SESSION ONE: COOPERATION WITH REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS, INVOLVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN THE AIRPORT BUSINESS

Regional airports support the economic and social integration of the areas they serve, provide access to essential services, support local development and act as catalisers for the retention of residents. With that in mind, it is paramount to improve the ongoing and permanent relationship with local communities to face the multiple challenges of regional airports.

Introduction by Session Chair
John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

Panel Discussion
Marco Pernetta, Managing Director, Innsbruck Airport
Pepina Miteva, Vice-Chair of ACI EUROPE Leadership & HR Forum, HR Fraport Bulgaria, and Consultant Aviation HR management & development
Ralf Schmid, Managing Director, Memmingen Airport
Henrik Rothe, Head of Urban Turbine Research, Cranfield University
Roger Estefors, Spokesperson on Regional Airports for the Assembly of European Regions AER
Robert Ludera, Director, Network & Alliances, LOT Polish Airlines

SPECIAL BRIEFING: BREXIT – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL AIRPORTS?

Henk van Klaveren, Head of Public Affairs & PR Manager, AOA

SESSION TWO: ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY TO FACE SEASONALITY

Many regional airports face an uneven distribution of traffic during the year, and also during their operating hours, leading to a substantial challenge concerning the way, size and amount of the resources they deploy. Building up on the findings of the ideas developed during the meeting of the Regional Airports Forum on 20 May, this session aims at exploring technological developments to tackle this matter.

Introduction by Session Chair
Chair: Rob Walker, Principal, ICF

SESAR, delivering solutions for sustainable regional airports
Peter Hotham, Deputy Executive Director, SESAR
Remote towers
Johan Landin, Vice President Marketing, Sales at Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions

Special briefing on landside security at regional airports

David Trembaczowski-Ryder, Head of Aviation Security, ACI EUROPE

Special presentation by local Retailer on sense of place

Frédéric Chevalier, Chief Operating Officer, Lagardere

SESSION THREE: KNOCKOUT KPI’S FOR REGIONAL AIRPORTS

KPIs constitute essential tools for performance measurement aiming to understand how regional airports perform. This session will discuss how to ensure they are well-defined and quantifiable, communicated, and applicable.

Introduction by the Chair
Niall MacCarthy, Vice-Chair of the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum & Managing Director, Cork Airport


Defining Presentation
Maria Villanueva, Senior Consultant, m1nd-set

Panel Discussion
Ulrich Heppe, Chief Executive Officer, Fraport Bulgaria, Varna and Burgas Airports
Max Schintlmeister, Managing Director, Airport Excellence
Paweł Galiak, Director of Aviation and Commercial Services, Kraków Airport
Maria Villanueva, Senior Consultant, m1nd-set
Svemir Radmilo, Chief Executive Officer, Pula Airport, Croatia
Umberto Solimeno, MD / Accountable Manager at Umbria Perugia International Airport, Italy

GALA DINNER

Garden of Archaeological Museum, Kraków – hosted by Kraków Airport

Welcome from the Conference Chair

John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

SESSION FOUR: A-CDM CONTRIBUTING TO BETTER MANAGEMENT OF AIR TRAFFIC AT PEAK TIMES

Improving the operational efficiency of regional airports by reducing delays, increasing the predictability of events during the progress of a flight and optimising the utilisation of resources during peak times may be achieved through the implementation of A-CDM. This session will include the cooperation with Eurocontrol and case-studies specifically tailored for regional airports.

Introduction by the Chair
David Phythian, Senior Expert –Airports, EUROCONTROL

Case study: Pro-active Real Time Management of short Turnarounds by LCCs at fast growing Regional Airport EIN
Etienne van Zuijlen, Business Development Airport Ops, SITA
Jelmer Melissen, Head of Business Development, Viggo Eindhoven B.V

Case Study: A-CDM at regional airports
Ruud Ummels, Member of the World Business Partner Advisory Board, Managing Director, To70

Case Study:
Arie Herweijer, Director Business Development and Sales, Harris Orthogon GmbH

Keynote Address

Mikołaj Wild,, Plenipotentiary of the Government for the Central Airport and Railway Hub (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny – CPK), Secretary of State, Ministry of Infrastructure, Poland

HANDOVER AND SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY NEXT YEAR’S HOST AIRPORT

Natale Chieppa, Managing Director, GESAP SpA, Palermo Airport

Interview

LOT’S ROLE AS A HUB AIRLINE IN DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE,
What is the role of hub airlines in the economy of a country or region? Should Central and Eastern Europe have a significant hub? How should a modern hub look like? What innovative solutions can be used in new Solidarity Transport Hub (airport) and how Polish Aviation Group will support them?
Rafal Milczarski, Chief Executive Officer & President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines
Interviewed by Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director, AviaDev Europe

SESSION FIVE: ONLINE PASSENGER SERVICES & PRODUCTS….WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A pleasant passenger experience is also achievable during peak times. New business models and technological developments are currently being developed at regional airports.

Introduction by the Chair
Olivier Ponti, Vice President Insights, ForwardKeys

Presentation: Self-connecting
Patrick Zeuner, Head of Airport Partnerships, Kiwi.com

Presentation: Developing transfer passengers
Szymon Olechowski, Head of Coordination and Operational Planning Department, Krakow Airport

Presentation: Passenger loyalty programmes
Arturs Saveljevs, Commercial Director and Board Member, Riga International Airport