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4th & 5th September 2023

Airport Innovation Conference

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, KSA.

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Event Overview

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undertaking a massive airport expansion and upgrade program to serve 330 million travellers by 2030 through $147 billion in investments that will support $82.3 billion of GDP by 2037. The General Authority of Civil Aviation, under its National Aviation Sector Strategy, plans to increase air connectivity to 250 destinations, reaching 330 million passengers, and double air cargo capacity to 4.5 million tons by the end of the decade. The King Salman International Airport, due to be built in the capital Riyadh, will have no fewer than six parallel runways, allowing 185 million passengers to pass through annually by 2050. Built over the current King Khalid International Airport, it will sprawl over a whopping 22 square miles. The Kingdom also launched a new national airline Riyadh Air to complement its existing flag carrier and expand its existing international and domestic airports.

Saudi Arabia is relaunching its strategy to privatize its airports in order to secure investment and triple annual visitor numbers by 2030. GACA and Matarat Holding Company have announced the official transformation of 25 airports to private sector bodies, including Jeddah Airports Company and the Cluster 2 Company. The goal is to improve service, integrate international best practices, and increase competitiveness. Investment and commercial opportunities in the sector, including airports, freight, catering, maintenance, and ground services, will be opened to local and foreign investors soon.

Airport Innovation Conference - KSA is lined up with interactive Panel Discussions, Keynote speeches, Networking Opportunities and Case Studies presented by local and international participants.


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Our Speakers

Mr. Biju Hameed Kayal

Head - Infrastructure Operations Technology
Dubai Airports

Mr. Ralf Schustereder

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Ras-Al-Khaimah International Airport

Mr. Altin Progonati

EX Head of Quality and Customer Experience

Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah

Chief Transformation Officer
Saudi Airlines (Saudia) Holding

Mr. Mohammed Al Raisi

VP Systems and Services
Oman Airports

Mr. Bander Algurashi

GM - Digital and Technology
Jeddah Airports Company

Mr. Faisel AllTaleb

AVSEC Professional Manager and Cargo Security Manager
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mr. Hikmat Herro

Design & Engineering Director
Nesma & Partners

Mr. Giles Clement

Senior Director Design
Red Sea Global

Mr. Tim Woodstock

Associate Director Signage & Wayfinding
Red Sea Global

Dr Bader

Aviation Management Professor
Prince Sultan University

Mr. Timothy Mason

Development and Operations Director
Aviation KSA Egis Group

Dr. Azzam Mohammed Taher Qari

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Nita Odedra

Director Strategy
Professional Signs

Mr. Hussam Al Haddad

CEO of ATEIS Middle East & Co-Founder
VELOX Life Safety

Mr. Philip Witts

ATEIS Middle East

Eng. Rakan E. Alturki

Strategic Planning & Development Director

Mr. Matthew Wilkins

Director of Learning Technology
Biz Group

Mr. Isaiah Cox


Mr. Aksam Aboasali

Airports Business Development Manager
Genetec Inc

Mr. Chris Browne


Mr. Mohammed Murad

Vice President, Global Business Development & Sales
Iris ID

Mr. Peter Asman

Chief Revenue Officer and Board Member
Living Map

Mr. Sibusiso Nkabinde


Mr. Gary Fraser

Projects Director
Kingspan Insulated Panels

Mr. Moutassem Ahmed

KSA Country Manager
Kingspan Insulated Panels

Dr. Miguel A. Paya-Marin

Head of Strategic Projects & Innovation
Kingspan Light + Air

Ms. Amani Al Moajil

Country (KSA)

Mr. Jassim Nalakam Parambil


Ms. Aamenah Inam Khan

Regional marketing manager

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, KSA.

4th & 5th September 2023

Airport Innovation Conference

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, KSA

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