Preliminarily Conference Programme

A more detailed programme schedule will be made available in coming months.

Wednesday, 5 July – Meetings and Reception

09:00 – 12:00     Executive Committee Meeting                                        (by invitation only)

12:00 – 12:30     Lunch

12:30 – 14:00     Networking Committee Meeting                                    (by invitation only)

14:00 – 15:30     Airport Benchmarking Taskforce Meeting                    (by invitation only)

13:00 – 19:00     Conference Registration

14:00 – 17:00     Technical tours to Brussels Airport and Antwerp Airport   (tbc)

16:00 – 18:30     PhD Student and Junior Faculty Workshop
                             (registration & conference badge required)

18:30 – 20:30     Welcome Reception at Felixarchief

Thursday, 6 July – Plenary Sessions and first Concurrent Sessions

08:30 – 17:30     Conference Registration

09:00 – 12:30     Plenary Sessions

          09:00 – 09:15     Welcome Address 

          09:15 – 09:40     Academic Keynote Speech by Prof. Kenneth Button,
                                       Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University

          09:40 – 10:20     Industry Keynote Speech by Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA
                                       and Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport,
                                       European Commission

          10:20 – 10:40     Coffee Break

          10:40 – 11:30     Panel Debate

          11:30 – 12:30     Airport Benchmarking Report Session

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 18:00     Concurrent Sessions

          14:00 – 15:30     Airport Panel Session: What are the key factors in comparing
                                       productivity among airports and how can these factors
                                       be captured when benchmarking?

                                       Moderator: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo

                                       Panelists: Mario Diaz, Houston Airport System;
                                       Perry Miller, Jackson Municipal Airport;
                                       Chunyan Yu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University;
                                       Nicole Adler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;
                                       Tae Oum, University of British Columbia;
                                       Cathal Guiomard, Dublin City University;
                                       Rainer Koelle, Eurocontrol;
                                       Kurt Daels, Brussels Airport (invited)

          14:00 – 15:30     Airline Panel Session: What are the important research issues
                                       for the airline industry and how can industry help researchers
                                       undertake projects in these areas?

                                       Moderator: Christian Hofer, University of Arkansas

                                       Panelists: Jesus Rubio, IATA; Brian Pearce, IATA;
                                       Sveinn Gundmundsson, Toulouse Business School;
                                       Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia;
                                       Li Zou - Embry-Riddle Aeronatical University

Friday, 7 July – Concurrent Sessions

08:30 – 17:30     Conference Registration

09:00 – 12:30     Concurrent Sessions

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 18:00     Concurrent Sessions

19:00 –                Gala Dinner at ZOO Antwerp

Saturday, 8 July – Concurrent Sessions and Conference Closure

09:00 – 12:00     Conference Registration

09:00 – 12:00     Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 13:00     ATRS General Assembly