Tuesday, 2 April 2019
In many airports HR is becoming the central unit that coordinates and orchestrates digital transformation. This provides HR professionals with challenges that aren’t only limited to talent acquisition and management. HR leaders are heavily involved in organizational tasks, together with a strategic approach to the employee experience span from information architecture to employee well-being.
As of October 2018, 201 Level 3 or slot coordinated airports were listed and 122 Level 2 airports (the lesser congested, schedule-managed airports with some peak congestion). According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts, there could be 100 more co-ordinated airports in the next 10 years by 2030. As we know, airport congestion leads to delays and a deterioration of the quality of the passenger experience. It can also reduce competition since it is difficult for new carriers to enter an already-full airport. This gives increased market power to incumbent airlines and potentially means higher fares for passengers. This pre-conference workshop will provide background information on the existing IATA worldwide slot guidelines (WSG) and will explore mechanisms by which the implementation of slot allocation processes and rules can optimize the use of airport capacity.
Airports are complex businesses that operate in unique and evolving physical, financial and regulatory environments. This session will provide a data-driven summary of the main economic characteristics of the airport industry drawing on ACI’s World Airport Traffic Forecasts and the latest battery of Airport Key Performance Indicators. Conventional wisdom will be challenged by debunking several myths in the airport business based on a comprehensive internationally comparable dataset. In addition to the latest trends and forecasts in air transport demand across the world’s airports, aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues will be explored over time. Other topics include the economic dynamics of airport throughput and economies of scale as well as an analysis of financial indicators that paint a picture of an airport’s bottom line.
14:00-15:00 Assessing airports risks and working to become more resilient
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Identifying opportunities for airport operators to develop a framework of action against wildlife trafficking
Programme (including topics, speakers, tours, etc.) is subject to further amendments without prior notice.