Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 May 2020 – 09.00 – 17.30/09.00 – 12.00

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.

AFFORDABLE SUSTAINABILITY FOR REGIONAL AIRPORTS

Monday 11 May 2020

08:00-09:00

Registration and refreshments on arrival in the exhibition area

09:00-10:30

Welcome and opening remarks

Conference Chair
John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

Welcome Speech
Prof. Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo

Welcome address from the host
Natale Chieppa, Managing Director, GESAP S.p.A. Aeroporto di Palermo

Welcome address from the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum
Niall MacCarthy, Chair of the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum, Managing Director, daa plc – Cork Airport

State of the industry
Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE

Sustainable & Inclusive travel for the 21st century
Tony Wheeler, Founder, Lonely Planet

10:45-11:15

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

11:15-13:00

Session one: Get the global picture, preparing for turbulent times and the ever present profitability challenge

Historical patterns of recent economic cycles point to a less favourable development in the years to come, potentially representing a challenge for the airport industry to meet investment needs and accommodate strong air travel demand. What are the specific risks for regional airports and how can they brace for a better future?

Presentation by Session Chair
Enno Eilts, Senior Partner, Oxera Consulting

Special Presentation – Regional airports & State aid rules – what’s next?
Henrik Mørch, Director, DG Comp, Dir F, Markets & Cases V, Transport, Post & other Services

Panelists
Johan Schölvinck, Managing Director, Market Square

Presentation
Prof. Renato Redondi, Professor at University of Bergamo, ICCSAI (International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry)

13:00-14:00

Networking lunch in the exhibition area

14:00-15:30

Session two: Affordable green solutions for regional airports

ACI EUROPE adopted a new Resolution on Climate Change on 26 June 2019, calling on all aviation industry stakeholders globally too complement the existing aviation climate goals with a joint vision and roadmap towards a net zero carbon emissions air transport system. Can green be affordable and make sense for smaller airports and if so what are the specific initiatives that are being pursued?

Session Chair
Niall MacCarthy, Chair of the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum, Managing Director, daa plc – Cork Airport

Salzburg Airport’s Green Agenda
Bettina Ganghofer, Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Airport

Plastic free airports, how to do it
Federico Barraco, Chief Communications Officer, Toscana Aeroporti

Case Study
William Fullerton, Chief Technical Officer, Fraport Greece

Growing sustainability with the support of airport stakeholders
Ayce Celikel, President, ENVISA

15:30-16:00

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

16:00-17:30

Session three: Session three: How can regional airports get more efficient to boost profitability and viability?

Regional airports must do more with less, finding creative solutions for a better use of their stretched human and financial resources. Operating costs can be cut by cooperating with other airports.  What are the practical solutions at hand that can be implemented to guarantee increased efficiency using available resources?

Session Chair
Ulrich Heppe, Vice-Chair of the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Forum, CEO, Fraport Twin Star Management AD

Creative solutions for efficiency in regional airports
Marco Picci, Head of Business Development, SITA

Deep Blue – Airport operations management at regional airports
Barbora Smolikova, Funding Expert, SESAR Deployment Manage
Stefano Guid, Human Factors & Data Science Expert, Deep BLU sr

A-CDM for Regional Airports
Eugène Leeman, Liaison Officer to Eurocontrol (NM), ACI EUROPE

Special Presentation
Carlos Munoz, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Volotea

17:30

Closing day remarks by conference chair

19.00 – 22.30

Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace, Palermo  – hosted by Palermo Airport, Sicilian Regional Assembly and Federico II Foundation

Tuesday 12 May 2020

08:30-09:00

Registration and refreshments on arrival in the exhibition area

09:00-10:30

Session four: Inter-modality integration as a key factor for regional airport development strategies

Regional airports provide accessibility to the most remote areas of Europe, allowing every regional community to be part of the European economic and social fabric. Airports are increasingly becoming intermodal transport hubs, how is that going to affect your airport into the future?

Session Chair
Tine Haas, Senior Consultant, Dornier Consulting

Defining presentation
Professor Giovanni Ruggieri, Professor of Tourism, Economy and Researcher of Applied Economy, University of Palermo

Panelists
Max Schintlmeister, Managing Director, Airport Excellence
Paul Campbell, European Aviation Director Airport & Aircraft, Egis
Maciej Fornalczyk, Partner, Comper
David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair

10:30-10:35

Handover Ceremony

Bettina Ganghofer, Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Airport

10:35-11:00

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

11:00-11:20

Special Presentation – Drones

Eugène Leeman, Liaison Officer to Eurocontrol (NM), ACI EUROPE
Prof. Vincenzo Butticè, assistant professor at school of management,  Politecnico di Milano

11:00-12:30

Session five:  Getting a better split of revenue among all the airport’s stakeholders

Successful coordination and collaboration between the airport’s stakeholders is key to optimize efficiency, services to passengers and revenue. Where are the opportunities to grow commercial revenues for regional airports? With the rise of the self-connecting passenger through smaller niche hubs, how can we make this work and maximize revenues from this growing trend?

Session Chair
John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting

Panelists
Pawel Galiak, Commercial Director, Krakow Airport
Mark Friesen, Managing Partner, Quinta Consulting
Natale Chieppa, Managing Director, GESAP S.p.A. Aeroporto di Palermo

12:30-12:45

Closing remarks by conference chair

12:45-13:30

Networking lunch in the exhibition area