Quite possibly our best conference programme ever!

Event Passenger Terminal EXPO 2022
Organiser UKi Media & Events Ltd.
Event Date 05.04.2022
Press Release Date 05.02.2018

A world-class airport conference

Over the past 20 years, the annual Passenger Terminal Conference has firmly established itself as the most highly regarded airport terminal conference in the world, with 1650+ conference attendees from 100+ countries.

It offers delegates the opportunity to address key issues, exchange ideas, benefit from the experiences of peers, and seek innovation and solutions.

With all this world-class expertise on offer, it’s difficult to decide which sessions to prioritise; to help, we have chosen a small selection of the brilliant sessions from our Airport Cities, Transport Connections & Regions track.

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Airport cities, transport connections and regions

Day 1 – Tuesday 20 March

09.10: Airport urbanism: how can airports and cities grow together?

Prof Max Hirsh, Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Airport urbanism (AU) is a new people-focused approach to designing airports, and to planning the urban districts that surround major airport hubs. Focusing on eight key drivers of success, AU leverages existing assets in the airport area to increase non-aeronautical revenue, improve the passenger experience and develop local communities. By revealing the desires of the people who use the airport on a regular basis – passengers, residents and employees – airport urbanism empowers us to see more clearly how airports and cities can grow together for mutual economic benefit.

Audience will learn:

  • How to build successful urban developments around the airport
  • How to increase non-aeronautical revenue
  • How airports and cities can grow together for mutual benefit

11.00: Heathrow delivering sustainable growth through surface access

Christopher Joyce, Head of Surface Access Strategy, Heathrow Airport, UK

The presentation will offer a summary of Heathrow’s surface access strategy for expansion, including how new rail connections will help put Heathrow at the heart of the UK transport network and how an ambitious and innovative transport plan will help deliver expansion in a sustainable way that benefits all users of the transport network.

Audience will learn:

  • Understand Heathrow’s plans for expansion and growing the airport sustainably
  • Future rail connections to the airport and how they will help support economic growth
  • How Heathrow is becoming a better neighbour to local communities and investing in local transport

14:30 How the airports contribute to regional growth

Susanne Norman, Director, Regional Airports and Director Åre Östersund, Swedavia, Sweden

Charlotte Ljunggren, Director, Göteborg Landvetter, Swedavia, Sweden

In this seminar, a description is given of how Swedavia’s airports work with Swedish business communities and municipalities as well at the regional and national level for increased access and regional growth. The work to promote and develop the tourism industry is also described in more detail.

Audience will learn:

  • Promote and develop the tourism industry
  • Work with Swedish business communities, and municipalities at the regional and national level for increased access and regional growth
  • Sweden’s regions are growing and have ambitions for the future

Day 2 – Wednesday 21 March

09.05: Airport City Stockholm

Fredrik Jaresved, CEO Airport City Stockholm, Swedavia, Sweden

Airport City Stockholm was formed in 2012 and since then has developed a strategy that will strengthen the location as a hub for sustainable innovation and meetings. Airport City Stockholm has recently moved into the next phase of development with rapid growth, and has in three years increased the number of new companies and other organisations by more than 25%. So what are the future plans for this airport city, and what is needed to get there?

Audience will learn:

  • A new airport city is being developed in Sweden
  • An airport city that combines accessibility, sustainability and innovation
  • The primary location for people to meet, learn and innovate in Northern Europe

09:35 DEN real estate: redefining opportunity

Darryl Jones, Executive Vice President/Chief Real Estate Officer, Denver International Airport, USA

Darryl Jones, Executive Vice President/Chief Real Estate Officer, Denver International Airport, USA The presentation will provide a brief history of the two most recent airports in Denver (Stapleton and Denver International Airport) including their economic impact on the region and flight capacity. It will include a discussion on flight connectivity and the geographic advantage of DEN in the USA and internationally. It will also discuss real estate offerings outlined in the land use plan, including development and investment opportunities.

Audience will learn:

  • How DEN approached its long-term development vision
  • How DEN’s development provides additional revenue
  • How DEN’s development ensures low costs to airline partners

15:00 Airport planning vs. airport city planning

Polana Banguningsih Pramesti, Technical Director, Angkasa Pura Airports, Indonesia

Yudhaprana Sugarda, Airport Planning Group Head, Angkasa Pura Airports, Indonesia

Angkasa Pura, as one of the managing airport companies in Indonesia, is transforming the process of airport planning, where the planning of the airport city begins at the early stage of masterplanning. The study case of New Yogyakarta International Airport as a greenfield project shows that Angkasa Pura is not only developing an airport city plan within the airport boundary but also developing a plan of much greater area outside of the airport boundary, which is being jointly developed with the local government (provincial government and regional government) and supported by the central government. This phenomenon indicates that the Government of the Republic of Indonesia understands that developing an airport involves not only building the airport infrastructure but also, in the case of a greenfield project, developing a new economic growth pole and even a new self-sufficient city.

Audience will learn:

  • Airport for Tourism in Southeast Asia
  • Airport for tourism
  • Airport tourism development route


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