2nd Annual South East Asia Airport Expansion Summit, 2013
28–29 August 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
Asia is vastly expanding their airport infrastructure to ensure that business and leisure tourists can easily commute. Asia has been the location of the best airports in the world and continues this trend. The Asian region is forecast as the fastest growing aviation market over the next twenty years. By 2025 Asian airports are expected to handle more than three times the volume of movements handled in 2005, with growth averaging 6 percent per annum.
The South East Asia Airport Expansion Summit 2013 took place on the 28-29 August 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. With over 120 attendees, the event featured the most prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the globe who provided informative and inspiring discussions, tackled the best solutions to problems addressing airports with top experts and divulged new strategies and technologies that can be taken away and applied to individual airports across South East Asia.
The growth of aviation in the Southeast Asia region has resulted in a wide range of current or planned investments in all sectors of the industry by governments, airlines and other aviation companies.
Mr. Tony Middleton was the Chairman of the conference. He is the Managing Director of Periploi Aviation. The first speaker was Ahmad Tarmizi Mohd Hashim, General Manager from Malaysia Airports Consultancy. He spoke on the overall expansion of airports across South East Asia and his points about Myanmar will highly valued Mr. Pintarigan Persadanta from the planning department of the DGCA gave an excellent presentation pertaining to Indonesia’s outlook. The audience found the presentation quite good and was amazed at how fast Indonesia plans on opening new terminals.
Mr. Robert Waloni, Commercial and Business Development Director, Angkasa Pura I, took the stage and presented on API’s commercial activities. During his presentation he highlighted how Angkasa Pura I is expanding and how, through partnerships, they are able to make a profit off of their non-aeronautical activities. Mr. Tony Middleton, Managing Director of Pariploi Aviation gave an interesting presentation that brought about quite about of discussion pertaining to how it would be possible for countries in South East Asia to do customs and boarder checks for passengers during departure before they land at their final destination. He had worked with the US and Ireland to achieve this and demonstrated how this could be implemented in other airports.
Mr. Tri S. Sunoko, President Director of Angkasa Pura II was the first presenter on day two. His vast experience in Indonesia’s airport sector was well received and his presentation pertaining to APII’s expansion captivated the audience. Jakarta’s International Airport was ranked the ninth busiest airport in the world in 2012 with a 12% increase from the previous year. His projection models gave an excellent demonstration the necessity for Jakata’s airport to continue expanding. Delegates were happy to see that the expansion plans were not just immediate. Through APII’s expansion, they have left room for future growth. Thomas Penner, Vice President of Terminals for Munich International Airport followed Mr. Sunoko. His display of how terminals can be used as attractions brought about much thought as to how South East Asia may be able to do the same.
Mr. Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda-Indonesia gave a very thought provoking presentation on Airport-Airline Alliances. His vast experience from both the airport side and airline side paved the way for future thinking of what in the past may have been luxuries in airports but are now considered normal. His point that airlines and airports need each other and without both working together, profit cannot be certainty was well received by all. At the end of his presentation, it was no wonder how he is rated as one of the best CEOs in the world.
Mr. Neil Bentley, Managing Director, Aviation, Asia at AECOM gave insight into their numerous projects around South East Asia. His presentation touched on the work they are doing at the new terminal in Changi, Sri Lanka, the Philippines etc was well received and his conclusion pertaining to trends in project delivery gave airports something to think about when they start up new projects. Technology that can be utilized in airports to make them more efficient took the stage with Mr. Jason Porter, CIO of OSI Soft. His presentation covered face recognition software to ensure safety in a timely manner and how they can help process fl ow and counting at the baggage claim to increase passenger satisfaction.
Mr. Nick Stevens, Manager External Operations Analysis, NATS and Nick Jackson, Business Development Manager, NATS, spoke on Intelligent Airports. Their presentation showed how airports can increase operational efficiency and best to manage the growing number of take-off and landings from an ATC perspective. This was well received as a number of airports wish to expand, but the land space does not allow for it currently. Picking up on Intelligent Airports, Mr. Ajay Madan, Head Key International Accounts, Asia South East, Osram APAC, spoke on light management systems for airports that can help reduce electricity. This paired with their energy efficient bulbs will allow for airports to operate cheaper while still ensuring business gets done all while lowering an airports carbon footprint.
Other notable speakers at the conference included: Dr. Andreas Jahnke, Managing Director & Partner, Lufthansa Consulting, Mr. Andrew Lee, Regional General Manager, Hunter Douglas, Mr. Hagai Frankel, Regional Director, Security, APAC, NICE, Anil Batra, Vice President & Global Head – Travel, Transportation & Logistics, NIIT, Mr. Kevin Cox, National Sales Manager, Assa Abloy, Mr. Adrian Sutikna, Sales Manager, HID Indonesia, Mr. August Sukmana, Sales Manager, PT Indomatic Mandiri Sentosa, and Mr. Reinhard Zeiler, CEO, On-Block GmbH. Noppen would like to express special thanks to the South East Asia Airport Expansion Summit 2013 sponsors; NIIT, Osram, NICE, NATS, Hunter Douglas, Assa Abloy, Net App OSI Avnet, Barrat Integra, Digital Images, Losberger, Oshkosh Corporation , PT Naoh Arkindo , SICK , Trox , Vanderlande Industries, Wanzl , Wipro and Blue Scope Steel for the active participation and great contribution to the event success.