‘After the darkness, building back better and greener’

 

Teatro Massimo, Palermo

Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Monday 28 March, 2022

09:00-17:00

Meeting of the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Forum (upon invitation only)

19:00-22:00

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 29 March, 2022

09:00-09:15

Welcome and opening remarks from the Conference Chair

08:00-09:00

Welcome and refreshments on arrival in the exhibition area

09:15-09:30

Welcome Address from the Host

09:30-09:45

Welcome Address

09:45-10:10

State of the Industry

10:10-10-25

Welcome Address from the ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Forum

10:25-10:45

Special Address: Regenerative Marketing for the promotion and relaunch of the Palermo destination in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

10:45-11:15

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

11:15-12:15

Session One: Regional Airport Leaders’ Symposium

The panel will address the following questions:

What are the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Has your business model changed? Any new partners and new markets?
How do you rethink your success story and prepare for a better future?

12:15-13:00

The airline interview

13:00-14:00

Networking lunch in the exhibition area

14:00-15:15

Session Two: Regional Airports and competitiveness in the post COVID-19 pandemic aviation market

Defining presentation

Panel discussion

15:15-15:30

Special presentation: ‘A new dawn and definition for partnership agreements’

15:30-16:00

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

16:00-17:00

Session Three: Regional airports and sustainability: costs, societal pressure and niche solutions: can green be      affordable and make sense for smaller airports and what specific initiatives ae being pursued?

17:00-17:25

In the hot seat: an onstage interview

17:25-17:30

Closing remarks by the Conference Chair

19:00-23:00

Gala Evening

Wednesday 30 March, 2022 

08:30-09:00

Refreshments on arrival in the exhibition area

09:00-09:10

Welcome by the Conference Chair

09:10-09:30

Session Four: Keynote presentation: The transformation and concentration process of airlines during the COVID-19 pandemic

09:30-10:30

Europe’s networks transformation: business vs tourism, point-to-point vs hub and changes in market demand

10:30-11:00

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

11:00-12:00

Session Five: Shortage of talent & skills, burnout issues and pay inflation: are regional airports more exposed and what are the solutions?

12:00-13:15

Concluding remarks by the Conference Chair and farewell lunch