5-7 NOVEMBER 2024

HONG KONG | ASIAWORLD-EXPO

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Conference & Events

Comprising keynote interviews, panel discussions, expert briefings and best practice workshops, the Super Terminal Expo conference programme will provide exclusive regional and international insight.

Super Terminal Expo will provide a unique blend of insight from senior stakeholders based in Greater China, Asia and key International markets.

Industry C-Suite and government leaders will examine the issues that will drive change in this fast-moving industry.

 

Join us at our exhibition and conference to gain valuable insights, exchange ideas with industry experts, and
expand your network. Be a part of the future of terminal and airport excellence!

Confirmed Speakers

Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development from July 2012 to January 2017. He has been Financial Secretary since 2017.

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Aged 65, Mr. Lam was appointed Chairman of the Board in June 2024. He is a member of the World Board and Asia-Pacific Regional Board of Airports Council International and the Lantau Development Advisory Committee. He served as CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong from October 2014 to May 2024. Recognized as "Director of the Year" in 2007, he has received numerous accolades, including the Peace through Commerce Medal and the Executive Award in the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards.

Fred Lam
Chairman, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Aged 63, Mrs. Cheung was appointed Acting CEO in June 2024 and COO in December 2022. She holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from The State University of New York. An alumnus of Stanford's Executive Programme, she joined Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) in 1992, having worked in high-tech companies in New York and Silicon Valley. She serves on various boards and committees, including the Town Planning Board.

Vivian Cheung
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Dr. Xie Xingquan, with over 20 years in the aviation industry, has held senior roles in China, Canada, and Singapore. Recognized for leading aviation policy and international standards development, he’s been with IATA since 2011, serving as RVP North Asia after being Assistant General Counsel. Dr. Xie holds a Doctor of Law and L.L.M, authors academic works, and is an arbitrator.

Dr. Xingquan Xie
IATA Regional Vice President, North Asia

As Chief of the ICAO Asia Pacific Regional Sub Office since August 2016, Raphael Guillet is responsible for organizing ATM implementation projects to support APAC States to cope with the traffic growth, which includes assistance to improve ATS route network, to implement new PBN flight procedures, to coordinate implementation of ATFM systems between States and to enhance civil military coordination. He worked for the rulemaking bureau of the French Directorate for Air Transport in Paris and as aviation counsellor in the French Embassy to China for 4 years from 2010. 

Raphael Guillet
Chief of the Regional Sub Office ICAO Asia and Pacific Office

Zhang Wuan, Vice President and spokesman of Spring Airlines Co., LTD., Special expert of China Civil Air Transport Association. Doctor of Management, MBA of Peking University, Master of Service Management of Cornell University, served as General manager of IT Department, General Manager of Marketing Department and Executive Director of Spring Airlines, with nearly 30 years of aviation and tourism industry experience.

Wuan Zhang
Vice President, Spring Airlines

A Ph.D. in Regional Economics, this professor directs the Institute of Airport Economics at the Civil Aviation University of China. He’s a leading technologist for the Civil Aviation Administration of China and introduced Chinese Airport Economics theories. He authored ‘Airport Economics: Growth Space in Speed Economy Era’, translated ‘Aviation Metropolis: Our Future Life Style’, and won the Sci-tech Achievement Award of CAAC and the 10th Tianjin Outstanding Social-Scientific Achievement Award.

Prof. Yunchun Cao
Director, Center Airport Economic Research, Civil Aviation University China (CAUC)

Sarah, with 28 years of travel industry experience, has worked on projects for major airports worldwide. She joined Amadeus in 2014, leading the Airport & Airline Operations business unit for Asia-Pacific. She’s responsible for scaling up market share and overseeing solution delivery. Sarah serves on the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She sponsors the Amadeus Women’s Network in Asia and is a Director on the Women in Aviation, Singapore Chapter Board. She holds a BA in Economics & Finance and an AMAP Diploma.

Sarah Samuel
SVP, Airport & Airline Operations, APAC, Amadeus

With >30 years in aviation, Athanasios Titonis enhanced service standards across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He mastered ground handling, tour operations, and airport management for a German airline and worked part-time at Stuttgart Airport. As CEO of Mactan-Cebu International Airport, he drives transformative initiatives to position it as the Philippines' premier tourism gateway. Titonis also lectures in Aviation Management at a top German university, mentoring future aviation leaders. Committed to advancing the industry, he aims to leave a lasting impact through leadership, innovation, and education.

Athanasios Titonis
CEO, Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Tony is the Chairman of Transported Asset Protection Association in Asia Pacific, a leading global association. Previously, he was the Director of Logistics Purchasing and Centre of Excellence for Lear Corporation Asia Pacific, a leading global automotive manufacturer. Tony has a strong background in Supply Chain Management, Security, and Global Account Management. He has extensive experience in Aviation Security and has won awards for Risk Management and Supply Chain Security. Tony holds qualifications in Security Management, Aviation Security, and other related fields.

Tony Lugg
Chairman, Transported Asset Protection Association in Asia Pacific

Dr. Gao is professor and Director of the General Aviation Industry Research Center of Beihang University. He is the Vice Chairman of the General Aviation Committee of the China Communication and Transportation Association, a Member of the International Cooperation Committee of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and an AAM Advisory Group Member of the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). Dr. Gao supported various general aircraft manufacturing projects in China and has been active in aviation forums and media interviews.

Dr. Yuanyang Gao
Professor, Director of Gen. Aviation Industry Research Center of Beihang University

Sumesh Patel is appointed President of the Asia Pacific region for SITA since 2017 and is responsible for developing the strategic direction of SITA. He has guided teams in the design+implementation of IT initiatives meeting needs of Asia Pacific’s airlines and airports. Sumesh is a global leader in the air transport industry. His deep knowledge air transport industry in APAC and an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore. Based in Singapore, Sumesh plays a crucial role in shaping SITA’s presence and impact in the region.

Sumesh Patel
President of Asia-Pacific, SITA

Kellen Xie holds Master degree of Telecommunication Engineering, University of Melbourne, has 11 years of professional communications experience and 10 years of industry expertise in autonomous UAV. He worked for Huawei as key account manager in international sales and also held the position of overseas regional sales director in Hytera, a public company and global leader in professional communications. Kellen also served as former general manager and vice president of multiple leading Industrial UAV companies and now is the Senior VP of AutoFlight, in charge of sector of sales, marketing as well as business development. 

Kellen Xie
Senior Vice President, Autoflight

Minesh Pore is a distinguished leader in the global sourcing and supply chain sector, known for his insightful contributions as a speaker, panelist, moderator, and event MC. With over 20 years of experience in multinational corporations, including roles as Co-Founder and CEO of BuyHive,
Minesh blends deep industry knowledge with a passion for innovation and AI. His engaging speaking style and ability to discuss complex topics with clarity make him a sought-after participant at major industry events.

Minesh Pore
CEO and Co-Founder, The Buyhive

David West is VP of Cargo and works closely with clients to help them maximize value of their cargo business.  Prior to joining IBS, he spent 24+ years as an executive with a Management Consulting company where he held multiple roles in the aviation practice. His roles included Global Director of Sales for Cargo, Senior Product Line Manager for Cargo, Senior Program Manager for major transformation & system improvement programs, and Consulting Executive leading multiple Strategy, Capabilities and Business Performance evaluation projects.

David West
VP of Cargo, IBS software

Velis, an expert in airport operations with 29 years’ experience, has worked on global projects and with top organizations like Eurocontrol and EASA. He’s a pioneer in ATM, AAM, and safety regulation, contributing to innovative concepts like A-CDM2.0 and PBAM. Velis also educates on these topics as an IATA instructor since 2006.

Velissarios Eleftheriou,
CEO TotalCDM

As CEO and Chief Scientist of Sichuan Aerofugia Technology Development Co.Ltd and Professor of School of Aeronautics and Astrononautics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC); Dr. Burt Guo is listed in “40 under 40” in 2016/2017 Fortune China. Dr Guo is Chief Supervisor of Commercial Association Chengdu and Vice President, Sichuan Technology & Equipment Manufacturing Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chairman of the Flying Car Sub-committee of the China Society of Automotive Engineers.

Dr. Burt Guo
CEO and Chief Scientist, Sichuan Aerofugia Technology Development Co. Ltd.

Fred Lam, CEO, HKIA
Vivian Cheung, CCO, HKIA
ZHANG Wuan, VP, Spring Airlines
Sarah Samuel, SVP, Airport & Airline Operations, APAC, Amadeus
CAO Yunchun, Director of The Center for Airport Economic Research, Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC)
Dr. Yuanyang Gao, Professor and the Director of General Aviation Industry Research Center of Beihang University

Advisory Board

Paul Burton
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Aviation Week Network

Vivian Cheung
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Sarah Samuel
SVP, Airport & Airline Operations, APAC, Amadeus

David Stroud
Managing Director Air Transport Strategy and Consulting, Aviation Week Network

Sanjeev Kumar
Vice President, SITA at Airports, Borders & CDE

Prof. Yunchun Cao
Director, Center for Airport Economic Research, Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC)

Athanasios Titonis
Chief Executive Officer, Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Super Terminal Expo Conference Agenda

preliminary version - subject to change

Time

Panel Description

09:30-10:30

Conference Registration, hall 11 

10:15-10:30

Opening Ceremony 

 

Opening Keynote  

Fred Lam, Chairman Hong Kong Airport Authority 

10:30

Conference Day 1 Morning Session 

Welcome by conference chair to morning session 

Conference Chair: overseas industry expert

10:35-11:00 

Aviation Industry Outlook - Challenges and Opportunities for airport operation 

 

Opening Panel  

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 


Description: This panel will discuss airport hub campaigns with governments, identify regional challenges in Asia-Pacific and discuss future opportunities. TAPA will share insights into increasing importance of digital protection mechanisms.   

11:00-11:40 

Flight Path to Future Airport Excellence 

 

Panel Discussion 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Description: Future airport development and expansion – using technology support overall masterplan development, integrate sustainability and dive in the competitive landscape. 

11:40-12:00 

Keynote Interview: Hong Kong Airport Authority 

Ms. Vivian Cheung, Chief Operations Officer 

 

Interview with Paul Burton from Aviation Week Network 

 

Description: From city airport to airport city, the Chief Operating Officer Vivian Cheng will share insights into the future road to success.  

12:00-12:45 

Leadership Panel: The Airport as an Eco-System 

 

Leadership Panel  

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Description: As airports evolve into dynamic hubs of connectivity and economic activity, understanding the interplay between airport connectivity, passenger experience enhancement, and destination development becomes paramount. This panel will delve into the strategies, innovations, and collaborative efforts shaping the future of airports and their role in driving regional development and tourism growth.  

12:45-14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Conference Day 1 Afternoon Session 

Welcome by conference chair to afternoon session 

Conference Chair: Overseas industry expert 

14:00-14:45 

Geographical Advantage in the Philippines: The Subic Bay Corridor Plan 

 

Panel Discussion  

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Description: The Philippines shares a plan to form Subic Bay and part of Luzon Island into a regional superhub for cargo, and passengers. The panel will discuss the planned intermodality of train, port and airport and how to be an attractive destination for logistics centers. The country’s skilled workforce in addition to new technologies (e.g.Manila port facilitates seamless cargo movement). 

14:45-15:30 

Passenger Experience and Connectivity at Airports 

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Panel with 

Sarah Samuel, Vice President Asia-Pacific Amadeus 

And others 

 

Description: Future airport development and expansion – using technology to support the overall masterplan development, integrate sustainability and service for seamless passenger journeys. 

15:30-16:00 

Best Practices for Passenger Terminal Safety & Security 

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

Dialogue with 

Amy Huang, Marketing Director Nuctech Company Ltd. 

And others 

 

Description: As air travel continues to grow, ensuring the safety and security of passengers within airport terminals becomes paramount. This panel discussion brings together industry experts to share, best practices, and consider emerging technologies that can enhance safety and security in passenger terminals. From threat detection systems to crowd management protocols, our panelists will delve into the challenges faced by airports worldwide and share insights on creating a seamless and secure travel experience for passengers. 

16:00-16:30 

What Are Requirements for Sustainable Airports in South East Asia? 

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Panel with 

Airport, airline, government representatives 

 

Description: What technical solutions do future airports need to be sustainable and to deliver into zero carbon neutrality? This dialogue will open the floor to each of the stakeholder’s wishlists. 

16:30-17:00 

Networking Coffee, hall 9 

17:00

Conference Day 1 END 

18:30-19:00 

CAPA Networking Drinks, hall 9  followed by  

CAPA Gala Dinner, hall 11

Time

Panel Description

09:30-10:30

Conference Registration, hall 11 

10:00

Conference Day 2 Morning Session 

Welcome by the conference chair to morning session 

Conference Chair: Overseas industry expert  

10:05-10:20 

Single Presentation/ China Airport 

10:20-11:00 

Chances for Urban Aviation Mobility 

 

Moderator: Minesh Pore, Founder of The Buyhive 

 

Panel with 

Prof. Gao Yuanyang, Beihang University 

Dr Burt Guo , CEO and Chief Scientist, Aerofugia 

Mr Kellen Xie , Senior Vice President, AutoFlight 

 

Description: Urban aviation mobility is currently a hot topic in China and this panel will discuss the chances and challenges, especially in testing eVOTL. Professor Gao is driving this technology at Beihang university and we placed the start-up experienced moderator, Minesh Pore, to identify pain points. Aerofugia is a subsidiary of Chinese car-manufacturer Geely, completed the first test flight of its eVOTL prototype. Autoflight is developing unmanned cargo-carrying drones.    

11:00-11:45 

Leadership Panel 

Elevating Efficiency: Innovations and Challenges in Air Cargo and Terminal Ground Handling in Asia  

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Leadership Panel with 

Professor CAO Yunchun, Director of CAUC 

David West, VP of Cargo, IBS software 

And others 


Description: Evaluate the air cargo development strategies that reflect the long-term potential and explore the opportunities and challenges to develop a comprehensive air cargo ecosystem. Evaluate strategic options and discuss factors that could affect airports’ air cargo performance and competitiveness. 

11:44-12:00 

Keynote Interview 

12:00-12:30 

The Future of Asian Aviation: LCCs and the Construction of Super Hub Airports 

 

Moderator: Mr Paul Burton, Aviation Week Network 

 

Leadership Panel with 

Mr Zhang Wuan, Vice President of Spring Airlines 

An others 

 

Description: Speakers predict the role of Chinese LCCS in China's super hub construction and emphasize the role of Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) in the development of major aviation hubs in Asia. 


12:30-14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Conference Day 2 Afternoon Session 

Welcome by Conference Chair 

Conference Chair: Overseas industry expert 

14:00-14:45 

Intermodal Innovators: Pioneering Excellence in Logistics and Infrastructure 

 

Moderated by industry expert 

 

Panel 

 

Description: This panel is about intermodal innovations in logistics and infrastructure, sharing insights, potential challenges and future trends will be discussed. 

14:45-15:15  

Showcase Greater Bay Area: Connecting Passengers by plane, boat and train 

 

Panel 

 

Description: This panel discusses the advantages of intermodal innovation and connection among different stakeholders at airports. New solutions for Cargo and Baggage handling systems targeting seamless passenger journeys for “fly & rail” and “ferry & fly”. 

15:15-15:30 

Networking Coffee, hall 9 

15:30-16:15  

Air Traffic Management Standards & Systems in the GBA 


Moderated by industry expert 


Leadership Panel 


Description: aviation norms for safety, air traffic management discussing Air Traffic Management Systems, Regional Collaboration. 

16:15-16:45  

Passenger Terminal Experience and Automated Passenger Journey 

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Panel 

 

Description: This panel will showcase airports who have already implemented fully automated passenger journeys. The panel will discuss chances and challenges for future development. 

16:45-17:30

Decarbonizing Strategies and Technology for Airports 

 

Moderated by industry expert from Aviation Week Network 

 

Panel 

 

Description: how to reach zero carbon by 2035? Energy savings targets and utilizing new equipment at airports is an aspect for discussion as well as the last-minute blending of SAF at airport fuel farms. 

17:30  

Conference Day 2 END

Time

Panel Description

09:30-10:30

Conference Registration, hall 11 

10:00

Conference D3 

Welcome by Conference Chair to morning session 

Conference Chair:Overseas industry expert 

10:05-10:45 

Presenting innovative Designs to increase Passenger Terminal Efficiency 

 

Moderated by Aviation Week Network 

 

Leadership Panel 

 

Description: New airports already plan different designs to target zero emission. This panel discusses innovative designs for airport terminals in South East Asia.  

10:45-11:15  

Best Practice for Air Operations Centre's (APOC) in South East Asia/ China 

 

Moderated by Aviation Week Network 

 

Panel 

 

Description: this panel will discuss digitization at airport terminals, biometrics, facial recognition and new scan technology, such as cutting-edge C3 scanners.   

11:15-11:30  

Keynote Interview 

11:30-11:45 

Single Presentation/ China airport  

11:45-12:30  

Green Finance for Asian Airports 

 

Moderated by industry expert 

 

Leadership Panel 

 

Description: this panel will discuss the green side of large infrastructure project, such as airport terminals. China has launched a “Beautiful China” strategy including green finance development targets and plans to boost sustainable economic development. 


12:30-14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Conference Day 3 Afternoon Session 

Welcome by conference chair to afternoon session 

Conference Chair: Overseas industry expert 

14:00-14:15 

Aviation Academy 

Keynote speaker 

14:15-15:00  

From Classroom to Boardroom: Exploring Airport Industry Dynamics with Experts 

 

Moderated by an industry expert 

 

Panel 

 

Description: this panel will discuss the war for talents and how to recruit and retain talents in the aviation industry. How to encourage more female talents to enter aviation industry could be an aspect for discussion. 

15:00

Conference Day 3 END

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