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IX Sector Meeting: Airports



When and where

Date: June 26 to 28, 2023.
Venue: Barcelona, ​​Spain.


Objetives of the meeting

The IX Airport Sector Meeting held in Barcelona presents a cutting-edge conference program that brings together senior executives from airports, airlines, companies in the sector and other aviation and non-aviation stakeholders from around the world. From aviation innovators and disruptors to policy heavyweights and global policy makers, conference attendees will benefit from the valuable perspectives of a diverse group of experts, commenting on issues of the utmost importance to aviation, as it continues. recovering and planning for the future.


Addressed to

Senior executives in the airport industry from around the world.



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Maurici Lucena

President of AENA.

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Javier Marín

Executive Vice President of AENA and President of the International Council of European Airports (ACI Europe).

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Luis Gallego


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Olivier Jankovec

Managing Director, ACI EUROPE.

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Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Managing Director, ACI World.

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John Holland-Kaye

CEO, Heathrow Airport.

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Raúl Medina Caballero

Managing Director, EUROCONTROL.

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Elena Mayoral

Managing Director, Airports, Aena.

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Jorge Rosillo

General Manager, Galapagos Ecological Airports, America Corporation.


Meeting Agenda

Monday, 26 june


18:30 – 20:30 Welcome ceremony


Tuesday, 27 June


09:30 – 09:30 Official opening ceremony

  • Maurici Lucena Betriu, President and CEO of Aena
  • High level representative of the Government of Spain


09:30 – 10:00 The state of the industry

  • Olivier Jankovec, Managing Director, ACI EUROPE y Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Managing Director, ACI WORLD


10:00 – 10:30 The political playbooks of presidents

  • Javier Marín, Executive Vice President of Aena and President of ACI EUROPE
  • Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, Executive Director, Oman airports and ACI World President
  • Interviewed by Mark Pilling, Director General, AMP Mark Pilling Ltd


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:00 Opening Panel: Airport Leaders Symposium.
Moderated by Mark Pilling, Managing Director, AMP Mark Pilling Ltd

  • Aletta von Massenbach, CEO, Berlin Brandenburg Airport
  • Candace McGraw, Executive director, CVG Airport and ICA World Vice President
  • Alex Gitari, Managing Director and CEO, Kenya Airports Authority
  • John Holland-Kaye, Executive Director, Heathrow airport
  • Lee Seow Hiang, Executive Director, Changi Airport Group
  • Mónika Infante, Executive Director, XXI Century Dominican Airports (Aerodom)


12:00 – 12:45 Thematic session: “Can the industry really work together?”
Moderated by Andrew Charlton, Managing Director, Aviation Defense


  • Filip Cornelis, Director of Aviation, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, Vice President of ACI EUROPE
  • Luis Gallego, CEO, IAG
  • Simon Hocquard, Managing Director, CANSO
  • Janis Balkens, Regional Executive Director, Airport Operations – New and Emerging Markets, Dnata
  • David Pekoske, TSA Administrator


12:45 – 13:00 Special Topic: Airports in Ukraine: One Year Later

  • Oleksiy Dubrevskyy, CEO of Kyiv Boryspil Airport


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


13:15 – 14:00 Press conference


14:00 – 14:15 World Economic Forum Presentation: Airports of Tomorrow (WEF)


14:15 – 15:15 Thematic session: Not if, but when? Decarbonization: the global timeline
Moderated by Kata Cserep, Global Vice President and General Manager, Airports, ICF

  • José Ramón Bauzá Días, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Coordinator of the Transport and Tourism Committee
  • Marc Hamy, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Airbus
  • Haldane Dodd, Executive Director, ATAG
  • Jonas Abrahamsson, Managing Director, Swedavia
  • Alex Kueper, Vice President of EMEA, Neste
  • Sean Donohue, Executive Director, DFW International Airport


15:15– 15:30 Special speech: Recovery, resilience and sustainability of aviation, the EUROCONTROL strategy

  • Raúl Medina Caballero, Managing Director, EUROCONTROL


15:30 – 16:15 Thematic session: The infrastructure revolution: Airport Cities, Vertiports, Enerports

Moderated by Federico Vagnoni, Senior Vice President, Europe Specialty Advisory Practice Leader, Marsh Advisory

  • Andrea Wu, Managing Director, Urban-Air Port Ltd.
  • Hyeong Jung Yoon, CEO, Korea Airports Corporation
  • Fethi Chebil, CEO and Founder, Vports
  • Andreas Boschen, Executive Director, SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking
  • Elena Mayoral, General Director – Airports, Aena


Wednesday, 28 June


10:00 – 10:05 Welcome


10:05 – 10:20 Keynote address: Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).


10:20 – 11:10 Thematic session: “CX through the lens of sustainability”.
Moderated by Mei Mei Song, Director of Brand and Product Transformation, Plaza Premium.

  • Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO, Groupe ADP
  • Geoffrey Culbert, CEO, Sydney Airport
  • Inna Ratieva, Director of Global Business Development, NACO
  • Kadri Samsunlu, CEO, Istanbul Grand Airport
  • Jorge Rosillo, General Manager, Galapagos Ecological Airports, Corporación América


11:10 – 11:45 Coffee break


11:45 – 12:00 The Future Airports Vision, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


12:00 – 12:45 Thematic session: “Investing in airports – the new paradigm”.
Moderator: Michael Stanton-Geddes, Director of Economics and Competition, ACI EUROPE

  • Miguel Rodera Onaderra, Director of Asset Management, Ferrovial Airports
  • David Stanton, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Ontario Airports Investments Limited
  • Khaled Alhamash, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Governance, Matarat Holding
  • Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Centerline Airport Partners, Inc.


12:45 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 15:00 The importance of people: preparing the global workforce for the future.
Moderator: Angela Gittens, AMPAP Program Ambassador

  • Candace McGraw, CEO, CVG Airport and ACI Global Vice President
  • Fernando Vistrain Lorence, Chief Executive Officer, PAC Kingston Airport Limited
  • David Silk, Director, Aviation, UK Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Max Heinemann, co-CEO and owner of Gebr. Heinemann
  • Jost Lammers, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Management of Munich Airport


15:00 – 15:15 Closing speeches and delivery ceremony.


15:30 Transportation from the Convention Center (FIRA) to the airport.


16:00 Visit to JB Barcelona-El Prat Airport.


18:00 End of tour.


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