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.

Day 1 

13 November 2017 

08:00 Morning networking and registration
09:00-10:30 Operators Meetings
10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-13:30 Opening Session - Major AirRail Projects
12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30-14:10 Innovation Session
14:10-14:40 Networking Break
14:40-16:15 Roundtable Sessions

End of the Day Panel Discussion

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

17:00 Sponsored 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.

10:00-10:20 Networking Break
10:20-11:20 Airport Access Session
11:20-11:40 Networking Break

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.

13:40-14:40 Airline Session
14:40-15:00 Networking Break

Roundtable Sessions

The Panel will review the goals from previous days and see raise goals for the next meeting

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

Day 3

15 November 2017

  Airport Regions Conference Meetings