EVENT PROGRAMME 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 Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Networking coffee and tea break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
15:30 – 16:00 Networking coffee and tea break
16:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee 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 Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Networking coffee and tea break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committee
Wildlife Trafficking, Mrs ???, Routes
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)
Greenfield airports projects in Nigeria, Mr Tunde Oyekola, WBP
New trends in Airport Security, Mr Antoine Rostworowski, Deputy Director General, Programmes and Services, ACI World
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
·      Mr Ali TOUNSI, Secretary General, ACI Africa
·      Mrs Angela GITTENS, Director General, ACI World
·      Mr Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, MD, Office National des Aéroports, Morocco
·      Mr Yaw Kwakwa, Managing Director, Ghana Ghana Airports Company Ltd
·      Mr Minister
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.
Type : Panel discussions
Moderator : Mrs Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World
·      Mr Prosper Zo'o Minto'o, Regional Director, ICAO WACAF
·      Mr Yaw Kwa Kwa, Managing Director, Ghana Ghana Airports Company Ltd
·      Mr Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, MD, Office National des Aéroports, Morocco
·      Mr Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director, Munich Airport
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.
Type : Presentations and discussions
Moderator : Mr Antoine Rostworowski, Deputy Director General, Programmes and Services, ACI World
·      Mr Mthoko Mncwabe, CIO, ACSA, South Africa
·      Mr Gary Pleus, TSA Representative West Africa region, TSA
·      Mrs Sonia Hifdi, DGCA, France, Chair of the ICAO AVSEC panel
·      Mr ???, Smith Detection
·      Mrs Wilma Van Dijk, Head of Security at Schiphol
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?
Type : Presentation
Moderator : Mr Charles Hanson Adu, Group Executive, Airports Management, Ghana Airport Company
·      Mr Braks Etta, FAA Representative in Africa, FAA
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?
Type : Presentation
Moderator : Mr Kevin Caron, Director, Capacity Building Programmes, ACI World
·      Mr Antoine Rostworowski, Deputy Director General, Programmes and Services, ACI World
15:00 – 15:30
Session 5: Success stories : How can technology help to increase airport revenues?
Presentation on the AADP and the new services provided to members.
Type: Presentation
·      Mr Romesh Bhoyroo, ACI Africa
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.
Type : Panel discussions
Moderator : Mr Gael Poget, Délégué du Directeur général aux affaires aéronautiques, Aéroport de Genève, Switzerland
·      Mr Smael Banse, Directeur, Aéroport de Cotonou, Gérant ADP International Bénin
·      Mr Indranil Gupta, Managing Director, GSEZ Airport Gabon
·      Mr Ahmat Hassan Orozi, Délégué du DG, ASECNA, Chad
·      Mr Adonis Succar, Head of Business Development, Airports, Middle East & Africa, SITA
19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
Day 5 : Wednesday 16 October 2019
Hotel Kempinski Accra
08:00 – 10:00 ACI Africa Annual General Assembly
·      Mr Ali TOUNSI, Secretary General, ACI Africa
·      Mr Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, MD, Office National des Aéroports, Morocco
·      Mr Gilles DARRIAU, Treasurer ACI Africa, DG, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport of Abidjan
·      Mrs Angela GITTENS, Director General, ACI World
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee 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.
Type : Panel discussions
Moderator : Mr Gilles DARRIAU, Director General, AERIA
·      Mrs Vuyo Nosabata Kela, Flight Procedure Specialist ATM/CNS Planning and Standards, ATNS
·      Mr Robert Kay, Principal, ICF
·      Mr ICAO or AFCAC
·      Mr Port Authority Of New York
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?
Type : Presentation
Moderator : Dr Panagiotis Karamanos, Senior Adviser, Airport Carbon Accreditation
·      Mr Guillaume Branlat, Président du Directoire, Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
·      Mrs Ramatou Magagi, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
·      Mr Frédéric Thenevin, Head of Business Development, ADPi, France
·      Mr Marcel Langeslag, Director, Aviation, NACO
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 14:30
Session 9A: ACI will present the progress made to date on A-CDM
Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) analyses the importance of the relationships between airport operators, airlines, ground handlers and air traffic controllers working together to improve decision making, thereby reducing delays and enhancing efficiency.
Type : Presentation
·      Mrs Prisca Nkolo, Manager Airport Operational Safety and Data, ACI World
14:30 – 15:30
Session 9B: 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.
Type : Panel discussions
Moderator : Mr Abderahmane BERTHE, Secretary General, AFRAA
·      Mr Theng Khuan Low, Product Director, ST Engineering
·      Mrs Boni Dibate,Director Africa Affairs, CANSO
·      Mr Nika Meheza Manzi, Regional Officer, AGA, ICAO WACAF
·      Mr Kashif Khalid, Regional Director Africa & Middle East, IATA
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).
GRF : Global Reporting Format
Airport Environmen

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