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On Passenger Terminal Expo 2015

One of my 2015′s resolutions is to deepen the contact with the aviation’s industry, specially airport’s industry. If you follow the website a bit, you may notice that I’m developing some airport systems mockups ( so as to showing some of the concepts I wrote here. During the last two years I’m following very close some of the new developments technologies, mobile and associates in particular, and trying to build some new ideas on them applied to airports and its related processes.


A new digital revolution is coming to the airport industry:

So, exciting times in this industry with a lot of challenges coming. So, this year a is good attending to Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris (PTE2015) should be a good thermometer of how all this changes are being applied and faced.

My interest in Passenger Terminal Expo is summarized in the 40 conferences I want to attend. All the conference’s track has a lot interesting topics, these are the relevant I want to cover for you:

  • The use of beacons.
  • The new trends in Airport Design.
  • The airport ownership and investments trends.
  • The PaxEx through the eFlow devices (eGates, Automated Border Controls, e…).
  • ICT applied to Retail.
  • New operations models, A-CDM, trajectory models, situational awareness.
  • Mobile.
  • Retail segmentation.
  • Airport projects in US, Middle East, Asia and North/South America.

At the exhibition area, more than 160 booths to visit. Three days full of interest and for capturing the essence of the opportunities that everyone should be benefited. I hope I can bring you interesting contents after the PTE2015.

If you are an exhibitor or a speaker and wanted to have a brief meeting, I would be delighted to learn from your value propositions. Contact me at or send me a DM to my twitter account @aeriaablog

See you in Paris!




March 2014 Events


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2014 World TM Congress Mar 4-6, Madrid (Spain)

World ATM Congress combines a large-scale exhibition, world-class conference, and social events providing premier networking opportunities and the chance to find out the latest trends and developments in air traffic control. Organized for the industryby the industry and operated by CANSO in association with ATCA, backed by the world’s leading air navigation service providers and industry suppliers.

Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 Mar 25-27, Barcelona (Spain)

A world-class airport conference
Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE has firmly established itself as the most highly regarded airport terminal conference in the world. Industry leaders share their innovations, knowledge and insight through a comprehensive and diverse range of conferences. Attracting over 1,000 senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives from all over the world, conference attendees gather to pool information, address concerns, solutions and exchange ideas for the future development of the airport industry.

December 2013 Events


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2013 International Aviation Issues Seminar Dec 5-6, Washington DC (USA)

This annual seminar offers discussions on the latest developments in international air travel and trade for airport and airline management, government officials and consultants.  Topics include identifying tactics on retaining and securing new international air service, up-to-date government air transport policies, negotiations, facilitation policies and procedures.

ICAO Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN 2013) Dec 9-13, Durban (South Africa)

ICAO will hold its sixth Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN2013) from 9 to 13 December 2013 in Durban, South Africa. It is being hosted by the Transport Department, Republic of South Africa.
Like all previous meetings, it will provide States with a central meeting place to conduct multiple bilateral (regional or plurilateral) air services negotiations or consultations and offer participants excellent networking opportunities as well as a forum to exchange experiences and discuss topical issues.

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Horizon 2020) Dec 18, Brussels (Belgium)

The first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will be published at the end of the year.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer some unique opportunities for networking.

November 2013 Events


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Global Airport Development Nov 4-7, Nice (France)

THE annual industry gathering that 300+ senior industry representatives make sure not to miss!

Now in its 20th year, GAD is without doubt the industry’s most prestigious annual meeting.

Meet 100+ airports and airport operators and 50+ airport investors at the event where the opportunities and the money come together!

One of our previous speakers recently described GAD as the place where“the appetite meets the money” and we couldn’t ask for a better testimonial! The main conference programme is populated with 40+ top C-level airport executives and The Investing In Airports Summit regularly hears from 25+ powerful airport investors from around the globe.

Hear from 140+ world class speakers including industry titans, the most powerful airport investors, the foremast aviation thought-leaders and star Special Guest Speakers!

Among the fantastic line-up of investors already confirmed to participate in 2013 are:

  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
  • QIC Global Infrastructure
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • AMP Capital
  • CDPQ
  • BlackRock
  • PSP Investments
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Infracapital
  • AXA Private Equity
  • Hermes GPE
  • EISER Infrastructure Partners
  • 3i
  • Golding Capital Partners
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • Bridgepoint Capital
  • Highstar Capital
  • IFM

Dubai Airshow Nov 17-21, Dubai

The new venue at DWC features a purpose-built site for the Airshow, improved parking and catering facilities as well as a larger static park. Exhibitors, visitors and media from all over the world will be joining us at Dubai World Central this November for the Middle East’s leading aerospace event – make sure you are part of it too.

This year’s show is building up to be bigger and busier than ever with 1,000 exhibitors from around the world expected along with 60,000 trade visitors and up to 1,500 international and regional media. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai World Central, 17-21 November 2013.


Airport IT&T 2013 Nov 26-27, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Airport IT&T 2013 is not a conference which is interested in looking at the IT Department as a separate, stand-alone entity within the airport – it is about how you align your airport IT operations with your airport’s overall development strategy to maximise efficiency, massively enhance passenger experience and increase non-aviation revenue.

It’s about how airports are recognising that queuing passengers are not spending passengers. It’s about cutting costs, increasing efficiency and maximising revenue.

Key Topics Include:

  • Aligning IT Strategy with your Airport Operations
  • Reducing your Airport end-to-end Costs through the Deployment of Best-in-Class Technology
  • Implementing Brand New Initiatives in Seamless Travel
  • Protecting your Airport’s IT Systems
  • Maximising Non Aviation Revenue by Properly Exploiting Airport Data and Business Intelligence
  • Increasing Whole Airport Efficiency from Car Park to Border Control
  • Enhancing Passenger Experience to Maximise Airport Revenue
  • Optimising Passenger Tracking for Flow Efficiency and Retail Advancements
  • Implementting Cutting Edge Passenger Processing Systems
  • Ensuring Effective Airport & Airline Collaboration – Using One Data Pool for Maximum Operational Efficiency
  • Assessing Mobile Check-In and Paperless Boarding 


IV RIDITA Congress Nov 27-19, La Plata (Argentine)

Iberoamerican Air Transport Research Network. IV biannual congress.

The moto of the congress is “Towards a sustainable air transport” basis on a global system view. Including social, labour, environmental, energy, connectivity, intermodal, etc. related aspects.

Key topics:

  • Air transport infrastructures.
  • Air transport technology
  • Air transport navigation
  • Sustainability and Air transport
  • Territorial legislation and Air transport
  • Air transport economy
  • Air transport services business and government management


October 2013 Events


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Barcelona AirSIM Meeting 2013 Oct 5-6 Barcelona

BCN AirSim Meeting is the most important airsim event ever celebrated in Spain. The first edition, celebrated in Castelldefels on September 1st, 2012, was an essential first step towards the objective for which it was designed: to become the annual reference meeting for flight simulation enthusiasts. In its release, overcame all expectations: more than 700 people joined the event at the installations of the School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering of Castelldefels (EETAC).


Smart Airports. Preparing for 2030 and beyond Oct 7-11 Munich

SMART Airports is a series of five, one-day conferences and the official set of conference which run alongside inter airport Europe, the airport industry’s key trade fair for equipment, technology, design and service. Once again, both conference & trade fair will once again take place in Munich, Germany.

Each day of SMART Airports  will be its own individual conference, each of which will investigate numerous themes and insights. The topic of each day are as follows:


The Data Science in Aviation Workshop Oct, 15 Madrid

ComplexWorld’s ‘Workshop on Data Science in Aviation’ provides the opportunity for experts and professionals from the data science and aviation fields to gather and discuss ways knowledge from aviation data can be extracted in order to enhance our understanding of the Air Transport System’s behaviour and the complex relation among its elements.

The workshop will be led by experts, peers and academics from the fields of Aeronautics and Data Science, and will include those qualified to discuss the available data and cutting edge Data Analysis techniques and tools, and its existing applications in other sectors.