Speakers

JT web  

Johannes Thunert
Co-founder & CBO
Distribusion Technologies GmbH

How new market entrants reshape the airport transportation industry

Airport transportation is changing rapidly: new transportation providers offer convenient and inexpensive transfer alternatives; major end-consumer platforms strive to improve customer experience. With a boom of new mobility solutions customer expectations are rising and airport rail operators are in need to search for new ways to better satisfy customer needs. This presentation aims to analyze how airport rail operators can anticipate and benefit from these changes. Distribusion connects airport and intercity bus and train operators with mobility platforms, OTAs and travel agents worldwide.

 
       
Lorie Argus web  

Lorie Argus
Chief of Parking and Ground Access
Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport Rail Link – Australia’s Market Led Proposal Framework

AirRail Melbourne brings together expertise from some of Victoria’s biggest transport providers: Melbourne Airport, Southern Cross Station, Metro Trains Australia and fund manager IFM Investors. We have proposed a partnership with government to deliver a world-class Melbourne Airport Rail Link that services both the metropolitan and regional rail networks by providing a seamless, customer focused end-to-end journey. As our proposal is considered through the several assessment stages of the market-led proposal framework, we’re gearing up to engage with passengers, communities, governments and other stakeholders to deliver the airport rail link Melbournians have long required.

 
       
Josh Norton web  

Josh Norton
Senior Associate
Infrastructure
IFM Investors

Melbourne Airport Rail Link – Australia’s Market Led Proposal Framework

AirRail Melbourne brings together expertise from some of Victoria’s biggest transport providers: Melbourne Airport, Southern Cross Station, Metro Trains Australia and fund manager IFM Investors. We have proposed a partnership with government to deliver a world-class Melbourne Airport Rail Link that services both the metropolitan and regional rail networks by providing a seamless, customer focused end-to-end journey. As our proposal is considered through the several assessment stages of the market-led proposal framework, we’re gearing up to engage with passengers, communities, governments and other stakeholders to deliver the airport rail link Melbournians have long required.

 
       
Daniel Charles Mouawad web  

Daniel Charles Mouawad
Chief Executive
Spelthorne Council

Spelthorne Council Light Rail Link to Heathrow Proposal

 
       
Michael Forstner web  

Michael Forstner
Managing Director
City Airport Train

The CAT City Check-In – Europe’s fastest city center check-in service

The City Airport Train offers its passengers the opportunity to check in in their luggage and print their boarding passes directly in the Vienna city center – a service which is unique in Europe. This service is available for a multitude of airlines from 24 hours until 75 minutes before the plane’s departure. Recently, a  two-step self-service check-in-solution has been successfully implemented. For passengers who check in their larger luggage at the CAT city check-in but want keep their hand luggage with them, CAT is now offering storage lockers free of charge in the terminal in the city center. 

 
       
Peter Altmann web   Peter Altmann
Head of Mobility
Amadeus

Amadeus’ Multimodal Mobility solution

Responding to the ever changing global travel industry trends, Amadeus has launched a Multimodal Mobility solution that allows travellers to access all Mobility providers through one integrated Mobility Services platform. The platform is continuously growing by part-nering with relevant transportation service providers, such as car rental, transfer services and online hailing services.

 
       
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Julianna Moats
Principal Engineer
WSP

London Borough of Hounslow design for Southern Rail Access to Heathrow

 
       
Graham Ross web  

Graham Cross
Chief Executive,
Heathrow Southern Railway Ltd

Market Led Proposals: Heathrow Southern Railway

 
       
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Bob Houghton, Senior Consultant
North Star Consultancy

Global air-rail market share report reflects today’s challenges

Leading passenger transport and operations consultancy North Star has released the annual Global Air-Rail Market Share report, providing insight and analysis into the passenger trends when choosing a transport mode to travel to and from airports. The report includes overall comparisons between participating airport rail links with regards to market share and marketing initiatives as well as more in-depth individual operator analysis.

 
       
David Walsh web  

David Walsh
Acount Director
Brightblue Consulting

Crunching the numbers: using data to maximise air rail patronage

The presenation will focus on the smart analysis, using statistical techniques to understand the drivers of air-rail journeys. What marketing levers drive the greatest return on investment and how to optimise next year's marketing ROI using out of home, TV or digital channels.

 
       
PaulMclaughlin web  

Paul McLaughlin
Business Development Director
RSSB

Market Research and Insight Workshop Host

RSSB is an independent, expert membership organisation which supports the GB rail industry to deliver a better, safer railway. Through research, standards and analysis our programmes of work continuously improve today’s railway by driving improvements in health and safety, and collaborating to make collective decisions on standards and sustainability. We are also helping the industry create a more reliable, modern and efficient railway by support innovation.

 
       
JohnnySchute web  

Johnny Shute
Chief Operating Officer
RSSB

Market Research and Insight Workshop Host

RSSB is an independent, expert membership organisation which supports the GB rail industry to deliver a better, safer railway. Through research, standards and analysis our programmes of work continuously improve today’s railway by driving improvements in health and safety, and collaborating to make collective decisions on standards and sustainability. We are also helping the industry create a more reliable, modern and efficient railway by support innovation.

 
       
Chris Perry web  

Chris Perry
UK Lead
MaaS Global

What is the role of airports in the Mobility as a Service offering

Chris leads the UK team for MaaS Global, the company behind Whim, a mobility service which combines different modes of travel into one platform. Passengers can choose from public transport, taxis, cars or bike-share and use them all to travel smarter. Chris will look at how MaaS will impact airport surface access and how the operators can prepare for these changes.

 
       
James Bentley web  

James Bentley
Design and Development Engineering Apprentice
Transport for London

Applying Virtual Reality to station modelling and training

James is part of Transport for London's (TfL) in-house team developing Virtual and Augmented reality tools to improve customer experience. Among other projects, TfL has built a virtual reality environment of Victoria Station, allowing them to test changes before trying them in the real world. The environment is populated with artificial intelligence (AI) passengers, and uses data based on real crowd behaviour and train timetables.
James will introduce the potential of this technology to revolutionise the way railways model station assets, train new staff members, and explore new designs.

 
       
Janet Cooke web  

Janet Cooke
Chief Executive
London TravelWatch

Making it easier to travel to London’s airports by public transport

London TravelWatch has long been calling for Oyster and contactless payment acceptance to be extended to further stations around London, particularly airports. We repeatedly raised the issue of extension of Oyster/Contactless to Gatwick with Ministers and civil servants pointing to the confusion caused by non-acceptance and the significant number of penalty fares issued as a result. This was implemented in January 2016 and the use of Oyster/Contactless payments grew rapidly. We are now pushing for these means of payment to be extended to cover journeys to Luton and Stansted Airports.

 
       
 Mike Brown web   

Mike Brown
Director Business and Economic Intelligence
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Toronto Pearson Regional Transit Centre

Toronto Pearson’s is Canada’s busiest and fastest growing airport. To deal with the increased demand for ground access, Toronto Pearson has identified a potentially transformational project, the Regional Transit Centre, to respond to this challenge and open up new opportunities by generating wider economic benefits for Toronto.

 
       
William Dachs web  

William Dachs
Chief Operating Officer
Gautrain Management Agency

Planning the Gautrain extension

As part of the Gauteng Province’s 25-Year Integrated Transport Master Plan, the Gautrain Management Agency is in the process of planning a System Network extensions to the current Gauteng rail network.
The feasibility study concluded that the extension offers value for money and appropriate risk transfer if procured as a Public Private Partnership. The extension project is expected to add approximately 140 km of rail network to the existing Gautrain System, incorporating 19 new stations. The project includes an extension to OR Tambo International Airport Midfield terminal development and a future link from Cosmo City to Lanseria Airport in the west of Johannesburg.

 
       
JB web  

Jamie Burles
Managing Director
Greater Anglia

Growth and transformation at Stansted Express

Stansted Express has proactively increased passenger train journeys and market share for rail travel in recent years, in parallel with the rise in airport passenger numbers. The presentation will provide a background to the strategies deployed, including effective partnership working with the airport, and outline how Stansted Express are now investing in a brand-new, dedicated fleet of trains to support the expected ongoing growth at Stansted.