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The world's premier international airport terminal conference and exhibition
Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE & EXPO provides the most significant opportunity for airport and airline industries to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2015 will be the 21st international conference and exhibition for passenger terminal design, management, security and technology.
2014 Exhibitor Interviews
NEC Display Systems Europe
Richard Wilks, Business Development, NEC Display Systems Europe, Germany, talks about the company’s latest display product portfolio including ultra HD flight information displays with four times the resolution of today’s standard LCD screens, giving operators the opportunity to replace three screens with just one. He also discuses the push for FIDS controllers to move to HTML5 and FIDS in the cloud, which will see reduced costs for airports and operators.
Paul Williams, chief executive officer, Zoeftig, United Kingdom, a leading specialist international supplier of passenger terminal seating, discusses the company’s range of seating products, with particular emphasis on the increased demand from airports for fully integrated power outlets for laptop and mobile charging that passengers have come to expect.
Christian Roth, chief executive officer, Beontra, Germany, discusses Beontra Scenario Planning software suite, an integrated solution for airport planning and optimisation, which covers all aspects of traffic forecasting, airport capacity and revenue planning, and is used currently by 45 airports around the world, including Heathrow, Dubai, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Roland Van Den Bergh, managing director international, Vanderlande Industries, Netherlands, launches Bagmapp, an app that helps baggage handlers know exactly where an item of luggage is throughout the sorting process. He also discusses the possibility of this being rolled out for passengers, should airports and airlines see it as being an additional service to increase passenger experience.
Zafire Aviation Software
Peter Ball, business development manager, Zafire Aviation Software, United Kingdom, launches a low-cost, simple yet powerful flight information display system (FIDS) to enhance communication between ground handlers and ramp managers on the move. FirstFIDS is a cloud-based solution sharing data across the globe, and providing instant access to key flight and operational information. Using a simple, secure app, it can distribute all arrival, departure, terminal and airport information across multiple staff devices including smartphones and tablets from anywhere in the world.
Frank Mikkelsen, sales manager, DSG Systems, Denmark, introduces two new fully customisable self bag-drop solutions including a retrofit one- or two-step unit that utilises existing equipment, and an all-new space-saving solution for new terminals, with options for boarding pass readers, payment cards, bag tag printing and integrated RFID/NFC readers.
Materna Information & Communications
Helmut an de Meulen, chief executive officer, Materna Information & Communications, Germany, introduces two new products launched at the show, including a check-in kiosk with integrated payment and biometric capacity built in, which was recently selected by Swedavia for installation across Sweden. He also discusses self-bag drop innovation, pre-security and quick-boarding gates.
Martin Bowman, sector director, Lockheed Martin, United Kingdom, discusses the company’s integrated set of airport operational solutions, the Chroma Airport Suite, which enables operators to establish and monitor service levels right across an airport – retail, commercial, airside, landside and even air traffic management – to drive an increase in performance.
Boris Weber, vice president sales, Siemens, Germany, comments on two products on display on the Siemens stand, which help airports increase efficiency in terms of both cost and productivity: an OCR solution to reduce non-read of bag tags specifically on transfer baggage where the label may have become damaged; and also a dynamic tilt tray sort solution that doesn’t require the baggage handling system to slow down when delivering baggage to its required destination in the airport.
Daniel Grant, director, Admotum, United Kingdom, launches a patented solution that embeds multimedia screens into escalators, travelators and baggage carousels to enable targeted messaging, real-time updates, directional information and attention-grabbing advertising for passengers at airports.
Hung Do-Duy, chief executive officer, Spikenet Technology, France comments on the company's video analytics software, Observer, which connects to existing CCTV systems and utilises revolutionary artificial vision technology to identify intrusions in critical areas and can also be used for passenger flow management and crowd estimation.
Albert Poza Porta, general manager, Airluggage, Spain, launches an all-new and innovative off-airport baggage check-in service for airlines, hotels and cruise ships, which enables passengers to check-in their luggage prior to arrival at the airport. Airluggage personnel check-in, bag tag and securely transfer luggage to the departure airport, allowing passengers to spend more time in concession areas.
2014 Visitor Interviews
Geneva International Airport
Robert Deillon, chief executive officer, Geneva International Airport, Switzerland discusses the value of attending the conference and exhibition and talks briefly about the challenges and opportunities facing Geneva International Airport.
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Hazam Sonbol, general manager – E-Commerce, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia Arabia, offers an insight to his visit to Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 and in particular it being a great opportunity to search for 'smart airport' technologies for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's airports.
Aéroport de Québec
Bernard Thiboutot, director marketing, Aéroport de Québec, Canada discusses his time at Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 and asks the question 'When we will see a new technoloogical revolution in border control that will replace traditional passports'.
Denver International Airport
Ken Greene, deputy manager airport operations, Denver International Airport, United States discusses his visit to the exhibition and talks of the enormous benefit of being able to 'touch the technology' on the exhibition floor and comments on areas of particular interest to Denver namely, bagage handling and passenger processing.
HOST AIRPORT AUTHORITY
PTE is the one event I try to make every year. Great speakers, excellent exhibitors and a unique opportunity to explore everything going on in the industry in one location Eric Youngquist, Senior Manager - Customer Experience, United Airlines, USA