EVENT PROGRAMME ACI-AFRICA

28th Annual General Assembly
& Regional Conference and Exhibition of ACI Africa


Smart Airports of the future, are we ready?

Accra 12-18 October 2019

Event Programme

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October 2019
Kotoka International Airport- Accra
All the day Delegates Arrival
Day 1 : Saturday 12 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 11:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Networking coffee and tea break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
15:30 – 16:00 Networking coffee and tea break
16:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
14:00 – 16:00 ACI Africa Executive Committee Meeting
19:00 – 21:00 ACI Africa Board Dinner (for Board members)
Day 2 : Sunday 13 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 11:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Networking coffee and tea break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committees
09:00 – 11:00 62th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
11:00 – 11:30 Networking coffee and tea break
11:30 – 13:00 62th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
13:00 – 14:00 Board Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 CEOs Forum (invitation only)
16:00 – 17:30 Business Partners meeting
Day 3 : Monday 14 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
10:00 – 16:00 Social activities (meeting point in the conference hotels’ receptions)
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception and Exhibition Opening ceremony
Day4 : Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
08:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 10:00
Official opening and welcome
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Networking coffee and tea break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:30
Session 1: Challenges of air traffic development and lack of airport capacity, can technology be the solution?
African airports are currently facing capacity and regulatory requirements challenges to cope with the rapid growth of air traffic. Can the rapid emergence of new technologies lead to a new way of looking at these problems? The panel's experts will discuss digital transformation in the airport sector and how it can bring innovative solutions to capacity, resource optimization and passenger experience problems.
11:30 – 12:30
Session 2: Innovation in Security and Facilitation at airports
To cope with the increase in terrorist threats in the air transport industry, security authorities are constantly increasing the number and types of checks making the journey increasingly long and painful for passengers.
In search of a smart and fluid passenger’s process, can the use of new technologies and intelligent process help reduce threats and renderan enjoyable and seamless passenger experience.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 14:30
Session 3 : Drones, Biometrics, how airports can benefit from disruptive technologies?
Originally viewed only as potential hazards, they can also serve as effective airport tools for surveillance and inspection. How can new technologies help airports improve their performance and efficiency in safety, security and operations?
14:30 – 15:00
Session 4: Nextt: The journey of the future
How will the NEXTT initiative change the way we travel and how will it affect airport operations?
15:00 – 15:30
Session 5: Success stories : How can technology help to increase airport revenues?
An airport will present its experience in increasing airport revenues through the use of technology.
15:30 - 16:30 Networking session Tea/Coffee (exhibition hall)
16:30 – 17:30
Session 6: Challenges of Digital Transformation at small airports in Africa
Do small airports in Africa have the capacity to follow the digital transformation already adopted by big airports?
How should airports, regulators, and industry stakeholders work together to have affordable and accessible technology so that no airport is left behind.
19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
Day 5 : Wednesday 16 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
08:00 – 10:00 ACI Africa Annual General Assembly
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Networking coffee and tea break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:30
Session 7: Adaptation to climate change, are we sufficiently prepared?
The session will address the consequences of climate change for the air transport industry, particularly forairports.
Panelists will discuss the innovative measures taken by the stakeholders of the industry to fight against the consequences of this change.
11:30 – 12:30
Session 8: Smart and eco-friendly airports of the future
Africa is the region with the largest number of airport infrastructure projects. The panelists will present and discuss key trends that will shape the future of African airports. How to apply technology and innovation for sustainable and flexible design in airport development in Africa? How will African airports contribute to the strategic objectives of sustainable development, including green initiatives, the use of technology in the efficient management of energy and water, renewable energy, etc.? How could eco-friendly design and compliance facilitate financing for new airport infrastructure projects?
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 15:00
Session 9: ACDM: what is the role of airports?
What is the role of airports in the implementation of the collaborative decision-making platforms (ACDM)? Is there a regulation designating the role and responsibilities of industry partners in the field of IT collaboration at airports?
The panelists will discuss this topic while presenting case examples of existing collaborative platforms.
15:00 – 15:30
Session 10: Success stories : Increase the efficiency of dynamic airport planning and operations with the help of technology
An airport will share its experience of using new technologies in capacity management and efficient allocation of its airport resources.
15:30 – 16:00 Closing Remarks
Day 6 & 7 : Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
09:00 – 17:00 Two simultaneous training seminars, offered by the Developing Nations Airports Assistance Program (ACI DNA), (Only for ACI Africa members).

Contact us for further information

For enquiries on the event, as well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Mr. Ali Tounsi
Secretary General
ACI Africa
atounsi@aci-africa.aero
Mrs. Nezha Karbal
Logistics & Event Manager
ACI Africa
nkarbal@aci-africa.aero