Conference Programme

Lastminute changes will be communicated on the ATRS2017 facebook page.

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 Commission
                                        Kenneth Button, George Mason University
                                        Herman Carpentier, Brussels Airlines
                                        François Gillet, Liège Airport

          11:30 – 12:30     Airport Benchmarking Report Session

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch
                             Building K (Rector Dhanis)

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
                                       Thomas Woldbye, Copenhagen 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

18:30 – 19:30     ATRS Special Interest Groups Meeting

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

12:30 – 13:30     Meet the Editors Panel Session

                              Room C.103

                              Chair: Anne Graham, fmr. Editor-in-Chief Journal of Air Transport
                                                  Management

                              Panelists: Tae Oum, Editor-in-Chief Transport Policy
                              Gianmaria Martini, ATRS VP Publications
                                                  and Notes Editor Journal of Air Transport Management
                              Rico Merkert, Co-Editor-in-Chief Journal of Air Transport Management
                              Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson, Co-Editor-in-Chief Journal of Air Transport
                                                  Management and Associate Editor Transportation Research E
                              Andreas Papatheodorou, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Air Transport Studies

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch
                             Building K (Rector Dhanis)

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
                             Keynote speech delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters

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.