Agenda

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Agenda at a glance

Our speakers will introduce their projects in 5 minute presentations, focusing on challenges and lessons learned. They will then join the attendees in active discussions looking at four key areas of airport access: Road, Rail, Multimodal and Future Transport. 

Our Forum participants will have a goal to identify the key areas where airports, ground transport operators, transport planners and suppliers need to focus on to ensure the industry is ready for the new mobility services and change of travel behaviour.

Please note that the agenda is constantly updated with new speakers and topics and might change before the event. 

10:00-10:30  Opening Keynote 
   
10:30-12:30

Presentations and Interactive Discussions

   
Rail
 
Thought Leader Fraser Brown, Business Lead, Heathrow Express
   
Presenter

Julianna Moats, Principal Systems Engineer, Rail Systems, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

"Southern Rail Access to Heathrow - Focusing on Communities"

   
Presenter

Glyn Jones, CEO, Stobart Aviation

"Southend Airport Rail Express - the possibilities for better service"

   
Presenter

Priit Koff, Head of Corporate Communications and Business Development, Tallinn Airport

"Delivering rail to Tallinn Airport"

   
Road
 
Thought Leader Richard Higgins, Head of Surface Access Strategy, Gatwick Airport
   
Presenter

Pierre Becher, Head of Marketing, Distribusion Technologies

"Integrating airport bus transfer with airline travel itinerary - challenges and opportunities"

   
Presenter TBC
   
Multimodal
 
Thought Leader TBC
   
Presenter

John McGinty, Director, Public Transportation Partnerships, Mozio

"3,000 Providers and Counting: Lessons Learned Building a Global Multimodal Transit Platform"

  • Creation of a multimodal platform that allows individuals to book any type of ground transportation
  • Working with different APIs, procurement processes and local transit ecosystems
  • Case Study with SEPTA Airport Line
   
Presenter Steve England, Founder, RE:Digital Group
   
Future Transport
 
Thought Leader TBC
   
Presenter

Anita Neudeck, Senior Referent Innovation & Digitalization, Munich Airport

Geert Vanbeveren, Director Business Development Innovative Technologies Mobility Management, Siemens

"Mobility as a Service for easy transport from plane to destination"

  • SiMobility Connect platform: taxi, city train, car sharing, bus and real-time trafic
  • Case study: implementation in Munich, Hamburg and other German airports
  • Additional mobility services
   
Presenter

Henrik Rothe, Senior Lecturer Air Transport Management, Cranfield University

"Urban Turbine - Investigation into links of airports and cities"

  • Getting passengers quicker to the city
  • More integration with urban facilities
  • Emerging baggage handling options
  • Deconstructing the classic airport terminal model
   
12:30-14:00 Networking Lunch
   
14:00-14:30 Summary Keynote
   
14:30-16:30

Discussions lead by the Hosts and Sponsors

  • Airport Masterplanning
  • Funding
  • MaaS
  • Multimodal Hubs
  • Delivery
   
Presenter

Alex Kirkwood, Associate Partner, Weston Williamson

"How will future cities and transport systems achieve sustainable growth?"

  • Airports as ultra-efficient multi modal hubs
  • Revenue potential for airports from Transit Oriented Development
  • Future airport terminal infrastructure
   
16:30-17:00 Closing Keynote
   
17:00-19:00 Networking Drinks
   

 

What will we talk about?

WILL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES KILL THE CAR PARKING BUSINESS?

How will the shared economy and driverless technology change the car parking business and impacting airport revenues? A University of Michigan study has found that the percentage of young people with driver’s licenses continues a steady decline. How will this affect future road access to airport terminals?

REVEUE AND FUNDING FOR GROUND ACCESS PROJECTS

A report by Airports Council International shows that the majority of non-aeronautical revenue for airports comes from parking and ground transportation. Can airports afford to continue to depend on parking fees as their biggest single source of revenue? Are new opportunities to generate revenue from private and public ground access developing?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR DIFFERENT AIRPORTS

How can airports maximise the benefits of public transport access? What are the different benefits and challenges of city bus services, express buses, light rail, metro, regional rail, dedicated airport express train and high speed rail access?

TAXI CONCESSIONS VS ONLINE TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES

How do airports manage the relationships between legacy taxi services and online transportation companies?

WAYFINDING AND PASSENGER INFORMATION

How to create the best environment for a first-time and a regular traveller via innovative wayfinding and passenger information technologies through classic signage, virtual reality, airport apps, web and social media?

AIRPORT EMPLOYEE ACCESS

The majority of airport employees still travel to and from the airport by private car. How, through airport employee travel schemes, can airports ensure a higher take-up of public transport usage, in order to lessen the financial burden on both employees and the airport, free up road access and car parking spaces and reduce the airport’s carbon footprint?

BIG DATA

For airports to better understand how their passengers and employees are travelling to their terminals, how can big data be harnessed? What are the best practices in collecting and analysing airport surface access mode share and how can this insight be used to guide the airport’s future development?

ACTIVE TRAVEL

With ever expanding cities, airports are becoming part of the urban environment, often either being engulfed by a growing city or creating a modern Aerotropolis around its terminals with commercial and residential development. How to build a pedestrian friendly environment and develop cycling to airport/work schemes?

MAJOR GROUND ACCESS PROJECTS AT AIRPORTS

Major multi-modal ground transportation projects are being implemented at airports, focusing on Intermodal Transport Facilities.

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

A study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the U.S. Travel Association found that hotels in cities with direct rail access from downtown to airport terminals receive nearly 11% more revenue per room than hotels in cities without a rail airport connection. TOD allows airports to benefit from alternative revenue, and for transport operators opens up increased ridership opportunities. How can airports collaborate with transport operators and other partners in developing real-estate around their public transport hubs?

FUTURE TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

How will passengers and employees travel to/from airports in the future? Tech minds around the world are working on new forms of transport to revolutionise the way we travel, from hyperloop to flying motorcycles - how will these new modes of transport impact upon airport access?