Gathering Storms for Airlines and Airports Gear Up for a High Tech Future

Gathering Storms for Airlines and Airports Gear Up for a High Tech Future

6 Nov 2019, 15:00 - 16:15

Europe Inspiration Zone

DOUBLE SESSION! We have a two-for-one deal for the Wednesday aviation slot so don't miss it! WTM airline expert  John Strickland gives his take on the challenges facing the airline industry. We've seen a lot of failures in the last year, most recently Thomas Cook and there are more storm clouds approaching.  John will analyse the impact of factors from Brexit to US- China trade tensions, to fuel price volatility and hints of softening markets. He'll also assess  who is best equipped to deal with the turbulence.

We will then feature an interview with Henk Jan Gerzee, Chief Digital Officer of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Liam McKay, Director of Corporate Affairs for London City Airport. Technology is coming to the forefront at airports, digital and big data is being employed to enhance both our experience as customers and to reduce stress whilst travelling.  Simultaneously it's being used to produce more efficient airport operational processes and reducing the environmental footprint.  Amsterdam has ambitions to be a world leader in the use of new technology and London City is also deploying new systems across its expanding business including a Digital Control Tower. In a fast moving world embodying  the impact of biometrics and AI, this is sure to be a fascinating session!                                         


  • John Strickland



    JLS Consulting LTD

    Director, John Strickland, is a graduate of the University of York and has held senior positions including network planning and revenue management...

  • Henk Jan Gerzee


    Chief Digital & Innovation Officer


    Digital leader with over 15 years online experience in aviation, media and manufacturing industry, having served both B2C and B2B markets. Henk Jan...

  • Liam McKay


    Director of Corporate Affairs

    London City Airport

    Liam McKay originally joined LCY in 2013, and in 2018 became Director of Corporate Affairs. Liam oversees government, business and community...

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