Preliminarily Conference Programme

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

Wednesday, 5 July – Meetings and Reception

09:00 – 12:00     Executive Committee Meeting                                        (by invitation only)
                              Room: Hof van Liere, Thomas Greshamzaal

12:00 – 12:30     Lunch

12:30 – 14:00     Networking Committee Meeting                                    (by invitation only)
                              Room: Hof van Liere, Thomas Greshamzaal

14:00 – 15:30     Airport Benchmarking Taskforce Meeting                    (by invitation only)
                              Room: Hof van Liere, Thomas Greshamzaal

13:00 – 19:30     Conference Registration
                              At the University of Antwerp until 17:30
                              and at the reception venue from 18:30 until 19:30

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

16:00 – 18:00     PhD Student and Junior Faculty Workshop
                             (registration & conference badge required)
                              Room: C.101

18:30 – 20:30     Welcome Reception at Felixarchief

Thursday, 6 July – Plenary Sessions and Concurrent Paper Sessions

08:30 – 17:30     Conference Registration

09:00 – 12:30     Plenary Sessions
                              Room: C.204

          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     Plenary panel: Air Transport Industry Prospects
                                        in the Changing World

                                        Moderator: Wouter Dewulf, University of Antwerp

                                        Panelists: Tae Oum, University of British Columbia;
                                        Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA;
                                        Henrik Hololei, European Commisson;
                                        Kenneth Button, George Mason University;
                                        Herman Carpentier, Brussels Airlines

          11:30 – 12:30     Airport Benchmarking Report Session

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 15:15     Panel Sessions

                             A.      Airport Panel Session: What are the key factors in comparing
                                       productivity among airports and how can these factors
                                       be captured when benchmarking?

                                       Room: C.204

                                       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

                             B.      Airline Panel Session: What are the important research issues
                                       for the airline industry and how can industry help researchers
                                       undertake projects in these areas?

                                       Room: C.003

                                       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

15:15 – 15:30     Break

15:30 – 16:45     Concurrent Paper Session I

16:45 – 17:15     Coffee break

17:15 – 18:30     Concurrent Paper Session II

Friday, 7 July – Concurrent Paper Sessions

08:30 – 17:30     Conference Registration

09:00 – 10:15     Concurrent Paper Session III

10:15 – 10:45     Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00     Concurrent Paper Session IV

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 14:45     Concurrent Paper Session V

14:45 – 15:00     Break

15:00 – 16:15     Concurrent Paper Session VI

16:15 – 16:45     Coffee break

16:45 – 18:00     Concurrent Paper Session VII

19:00 –                Gala Dinner at ZOO Antwerp

Saturday, 8 July – Concurrent Paper Sessions and Conference Closure

09:00 – 12:00     Conference Registration

09:00 – 10:15     Concurrent Paper Session VIII

10:15 – 10:45     Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00     Concurrent Paper Session IX

12:00 – 13:00     ATRS General Assembly
                             Room: C.003

14:00 – 16:00     After conference excursion to Diamondland in the Jewish Quarter
                             Learn more about the rich history of diamonds and Antwerp and watch a
                             live demonstration of diamond polishing.