Agenda

The Global AirRail Alliance (GARA), an organization promoting rail access to airports, and the Airport Regions Conference (ARC), an association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near its territory, have partnered joining the 8th Global AirRail Conference and Awards and ARC’s annual meeting into a three day event.

Agenda at a glance

  • Day 1 – 13 November 2017 - will be dedicated to GARA meetings and discussions, focusing on rail links to airports
  • Day2 – 14 November 2017 - will see join GARA and ARC conference sessions and discussions, focusing on wider airport access issues. Global AirRail Awards will take place on Day 2.
  • Day 3 – 15 November 2017 - will be dedicated to ARC meetings and discussions, focusing on regional policies.

The exact agenda with times and presentation topics will be arranged closer to the event. If you want to see who will be speaking at the event, please head to the Speakers page. 

Day 1 

13 November 2017 

09:30 Registration and Morning coffee
 

Major AirRail Projects

A look at major rail links to airports projects currently being delivered around the world, focusing on region specific and global challenges.

 

Innovation Session

Presentations introducing the latest innovations in air-rail operations and passenger experience technology.

 

Roundtable Sessions

Group discussions focusing on various airport access topics, including marketing, ticketing, customer experience, luggage, competition, future mobility and other topics. Three rounds of 25 minute discussions will allow participants to join different conversations.

 

End of the Day Panel Discussion

The Panel will summarise the discussions and raise goals for next day’s Roundtable conversations.

17:00 Networking Drinks

Day 2

14 November 2017

08:00 Morning networking and registration
09:00 Welcoming address from GARA and ARC
 

Interactive Session

An Airport Development Scenario Game, prepared by ARC, giving the opportunity for Audience members to play out scenarios to reduce airport’s carbon footprint with selected action points and budget limitations. After the game, member of each cluster will introduce their selections and reasons for the choices to the rest of the groups.

 

Airport Access Session

Major airport access projects currently being delivered around the world. This session will focus in multimodality and public/private airport access projects, as well as future mobility.

 

Best Practices Session – Stakeholder engagement and Cooperation

Inviting all participants to contribute and share their experience how they have overcome a challenge in cooperating with local communities, municipalities and private operators. Each member of audience will be offered the opportunity to contribute to this session prior the event, and asked to submit a request. Each mini-presenter will have up to 5 minutes to present, followed by a short discussion.

 

Airline Session

Best practices of airline-railway code-share partnerships, main challenges and opportunities for future expansion.

 

Roundtable Sessions

Group discussions focusing on various airport access topics, including marketing, ticketing, customer experience, luggage, competition, future mobility and other topics.

19:30-22:00 Global AirRail Awards dinner and ceremony

Day 3

15 November 2017

  Airport Regions Conference Meetings