Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman, Dubai Airports; Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group

Conference Agenda

The conference offers leading airport developers and suppliers the opportunity to share expertise and knowledge on upcoming projects and developments in the region.


09:00 - 09:10Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:20Dubai Airports Keynote

09:20 - 09:45International Keynote - Amsterdam Schiphol


09:45 - 10:10International Keynote - Benefits of an innovation process


10:10 - 10:35Hub airport and future technology


11:00 - 11:25Hyperloop One and Dubai Airports


11:25 - 12:05Panel Discussion – developments passenger experience and innovation in the Middle East


12:05 - 12:30Blockchain and Aviation

  1. Blockchain Technology: Basics, Implementation & Benefits
  2. Blockchain for Aviation Use Case:
  • Identity & Security
  • Loyalty
  • Ticketing
  • Maintenance 

13:30 - 13:55Why your airport should be looking to adopt advanced IoT technology

  • Learn more about how you can measure queues and predict waiting times through WiFi tracking 
  • Maximize terminal and runway capacity through live and predictive operations 

13:55 - 14:20Utilising AI to achieve predictive airport operations’

Monitoring passenger movements with real-time data analytics and machine learning technology
Optimizing processes by predicting passengers’ flight connections success rate and how this then impacts border control & security queues
Overcoming the challenge of silos of data locked in legacy applications

14:20 - 14:45Total airport management


15:10 - 15:35Smart security and airport development


15:35 - 16:00The modern airport and cyber security

  • Where assets are most vulnerable to a cyber-attack?
  • What is your risk to a cyber threat and how can it be reduced?
  • Identifying and removing insider threats

16:00 - 16:25The role of airport & staff - Prevention of unruly passengers and crimes on board

  • Prevention of unruly behaviour & on-board crime (including human trafficking, drug smuggling, & theft)
  • The extent and impact of the problem
  • The Tokyo Convention and MP14 (Montreal Protocol 2014)
  • How do we train our crew to manage this?
  • What is already in place on the ground?
  • What can we do better?

16:25 - 16:30Closing remarks from Chairman






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