What the conference delegates, speakers, exhibition visitors and exhibitors said about Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE & EXPO 2022!

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2022 Testimonials

Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports, UAE
“It’s been an incredible event. I can’t take more than three paces before bumping into someone I know. It’s so fantastic that this is the landmark event where people have finally come together again”

Sujata Suri, vice president strategy and commercial development, Hamad International Airport (Matar), Qatar
“It’s very special because this is the first time we’ve traveled to a conference since January 2020. Meeting with people (not virtually) and trying to brainstorm in another environment, all together, has made it come alive again. It’s very, very special”

Kevin Cox, chief executive officer, Ferrovial Vertiports, USA
“I think it’s an extraordinary event. Passenger Terminal EXPO allows thousands and thousands of folks in the aviation industry to get together, exchange ideas and really begin to build partnerships that will last for years to come. It’s extremely beneficial”

Tom Ruth, president and CEO, Edmonton International Airport, Canada
“I’ve been to many Passenger Terminal EXPOs, and I find it so valuable, networking with people all around the world. Every day I’m learning more and more. I’ve brought our board chair, Joan Hertz, with me so she can experience all these other great best practices that you hear during all the sessions and even over lunch. Today I talked to people from four different continents. It’s a wonderful event – we always learn so many things”

Anita Chagar, diversity network lead, Heathrow Airport, UK
“It’s so lovely to be able to attend an event like this. It’s my first time here, my first time speaking and really connecting with the wider aviation community across the world”

Fahad Alharbi, CEO, Dammam Airports Company, Saudi Arabia
“It’s an excellent opportunity to meet all our partners, our stakeholders and airports; to learn, to exchange and even to sign contracts and agreements. It’s a great connection hub that we’re looking to attend every year”

Jörn Jaeger, head of airspace and vertiports, Volocopter, Germany
“It’s great. I appreciate the Passenger Terminal Conference and that advanced air mobility has a separate stream; a whole day dedicated to that with very interesting conversations. The talks that you can have and the presentations are really great. And meeting people again – I think it’s a great occasion”

Dr Dan Wong, associate professor and aviation management program leader, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
“It’s a big event. We talk about subjects that are germane to the industry at this moment. The organizers have done a very good job bringing together the current things, such as DEI, that are impacting airports today”

Alessandro Fidato, chief operating officer, SEA Milan Airports, Italy
“It’s great. I’m really happy to be here and meet with people again that I’ve not seen for three years”

Fritz Oswald, Senior Vice President IT Infrastructure, Fraport AG, Germany
"Had a great time at the Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference in Paris. #PTEParis. It was nice to meet with a lot of known colleagues and expand my network. Returning to Frankfurt with a lot of inspiration, especially around #5G and #DigitalTwin opportunities. Also had the pleasure to share some thoughts about innovation within a great panel discussion"

Ulla Ruuskanen, Project Manager, Airport City Aviapolis, Finland
"Passenger Terminal Expo and Conference is the leading global event for aviation stakeholders. There are so many [conference] tracks with interesting topics that it is very hard to decide what to attend. I have focused on environment and sustainability also to airport cities, transport connections and regions"

Bryan Thompson, Executive Director, NEOM International Airport - Projects, Saudi Arabia
"The PTE in Paris was a fantastic event"

Alexandra Covrig, Senior Project Manager, Airport Regions Council, Belgium
"Thank you for the successful event in Paris! It was a pleasure collaborating with you and congrats for the quality this event delivered. Hope to see you in Amsterdam next year"

Maurice Jenkins, Chief Innovation Officer, Miami International Airport, USA
“Great to have an in-person event of this magnitude back in prime time. Amazing opportunity to reengage with colleagues’ friends and industry professionals. Well thought out and put together conference”

Jamie Carter, Senior Manager Airport Brand Experience & Learning, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, USA
“This conference is uniquely inspiring exploring global perspectives on Aviation”

Shawn Makinen, VP Terminal Redevelopment, JFKIAT, USA
“It was great to be back and in person!”

Hazman Hafiz, Manager, Malaysian Aviation Commission, Malaysia
“Plenty of insightful sharing sessions by the leaders of airports from all around the world. The knowledge gained from the sessions is practical, ready to implemented and relevant to current industry trends”

Scott Marohn, VP Commercial, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Canada
“Was great to see people again. The program was well done”

Steve Parker, Head of Airport Design, Sydney Airport, Austraila
“The conference streams provided a good mix of topics and content”

Martine St-Arnaud, Mechanical Engineer, Aeroports de Montreal, Canada
“Lot of very interesting conferences! Excellent”

Hugo Daniel, Figueira do Nascimento, Special Projects Manager, Vinci Airports / ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, Portugal
“Well organized conference with well-balanced content - so much to choose from”

DeAnn Baxter, Communications Manager Terminal Modernization Program, Pittsburgh International Airport, USA
“I thought the conference content was excellent”

Alberto Gazzola, Airport Process Analyst, SEA Milan Airports, Italy
“Very Good”

Cheryl Mongie, Terminal Operations Manager, Lanseria International Airport, South Africa
“Very well organized and interesting conference”

Johnathan Lewis, Airport Delivery Director, Black Box, USA
“This way my fourth year in attendance (at the conference) and this was the best-ever. The Technovation track was extremely informative”

Jose Ricardo Nunes, Manager, VINCI AIRPORTS / ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, Portugal
“It was an interesting and well-organized conference. The program of the conference was very current and appropriate, namely in sustainability and environment”

Wafa Ashoor, Integration Engineer, Bahrain Airport Company, Bahrain
“The conference was very good, there were many varieties of conferences running in parallel with several great titles. The program fits the industry trend”

Laura Mayoral Tecedor, Programme Lead Airside & Terminal, Schiphol Group, Netherlands
“It was very nice to be again at the PTE after 2 years. The conferences were very interesting. There was good and diverse content with high level speakers”

Giordano Molina, Airport Supervision Manager, Curacao Airport Holding, Curacao
“As usual the conference covered a variety of topics which were very interesting. I've specifically enjoyed the topics related to master planning, development, and sustainability. We have learned a lot about how other airports planned and executed their sustainability roadmap”

Michael Lauko, Director Airport Strategy Planning and Technology, NEOM, Saudi Arabia
“It was a really good event. The who is who of the Airport Industry was present”

Rob Broere, CEO, Travelmustchange, UAE
“Very well put together and professionally run conference with a vast array of speakers covering all relevant topics. Interesting insights into what the future will hold”

Vincent Granato, Chief Projects Officer, Port of Portland, USA
“It's always a great conference. The exhibition hall is always terrific. I was impressed by how many vendors were there and the varied products they had to share”

Oliver Hebeisen, Design Manager, Noida International Airport, India
“PTE is still the most important meeting point for the airport planning industry”

Christof Kontogiannis, Head of Passenger Experience, Flughafen Koln/Bonn GmbH, Germany
“It was very nice to meet and greet again so many people and friends after that long time. A very fruitful conference”

Ken Warren, Capital Program Leader, Port of Seattle, USA
“Excellent conference. The design track was geared towards exactly for what I was looking for. Excellent content”

Mats Berglind, Innovation Manager, Swedavia AB Arlanda, Sweden
“Good opportunity to meet after a long pandemic. Good presentations”

Anita Chagar, Diversity Network Lead, Heathrow Airport, UK
“It was my first time attending the PTE as well as my first time speaking at it. I was really nervous, but my Conference Chairs and fellow panel members made it really comfortable for me to speak about what's important to me - diversity and inclusion - on the stage. I most especially enjoyed meeting members of the wider aviation community - it felt good to know that there are so many of us all working in the same fields across the world facing the same challenges and opportunities now. It left me feeling reinvigorated and motivated to keep doing my part in helping the aviation sector be an incredible place to work. Really varied in topics and speaker backgrounds, packed-full of talks and thought-provoking and clearly made up of experts in the field”

Luigi Battuello, Commercial Director Non-Aviation, Sea Milan Airports, Italy
“I spoke in the commercial retail development track, I found there were several excellent presentations. I enjoyed particularly the young Turkish colleague presenting how to guide/influence/help F&B operators on plastic-free and sustainability solutions”

Nikos Papagiannopoulos, Senior Project Manager, Athens International Airport, Greece
“One of the very good ones (the conference). Some of the presentations were awesome”

Marcelo Mota, Director of Operations & COO, Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos S.A., Brazil
“PTC 2022 provided a great combination of relevant presentations and discussion topics with a broad range of participants to allow for meaningful industry insights and business opportunities. It is the best and best-attended airport-related event! The conference was very encompassing and relevant. The tracks covered the most important topics/fronts in the airport industry”

Linell Homentosky, Northeast Aviation Market Lead, AECOM, USA
“The conference was very good”

Carole Aramouni, Principle, DAR, Lebanon
“It's good to experience sessions from global airports covering the entire industry”

Joseph Gonzalez, Global Director of Design, Ghafari Associates, USA
“Very dynamic conference with interesting presentations and good opportunities for interaction. Content at the conference was very good with diverse topics and informative”

Tomas Palomo, Account Director, SITA, El Salvador
“The conference was run very efficiently”

James Cherry, Strategic Advisor, Arup, Canada
“Some very excellent presentations”

Raphael Sperry, Associate Principal, Arup, USA
“It is a good conference to see what is going on in airport passenger terminal design. Strong Content”

Wolfgang Bauer, Dipl Ing, Sgp Architekten BDA, Germany
“Well organised and very interesting conference. Full of good choices”

Carl Dainter, Global Head of Aviation, Mace Consult Limited, UK
“Thoroughly enjoyable conference, well prepared and managed and well attended by delegates on all three days. It was relevant, thought-provoking and sufficiently varied so as to be applicable to the whole audience”

Guillaume Deteix, Directeur de Projet, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, France
“A very interesting conference”

Neil Wright-Boulton, Application Sales Specialist, Fujitsu UK Ltd, UK
“The conference was excellent. The work streams were very relevant to the challenges faced today with excellent presenters and informed content. Great to see the real-life experience of colleagues solving real life problems”

Tim Risbridger, Business Development APAC, DAR Group, Singapore
“Great to be meeting the Aviation network in person again! Topical conference”

Swetlana Thompson, Industry Segment & Account Manager, SEW-Eurodrive, Germany
“Comprehensive, extensive program, well organised with a broad spectrum of subjects”

Joshua Cohn, Senior Director Airport Planning, InterVISTAS Consutling, USA
“It was great to have this conference again in person. The topics are always wide ranging and provide a global perspective to aviation developments challenges and innovations. It was great to see new content reflecting the changes in the industry such as AAM hydrogen aircraft etc. while still focusing on general trends such as airport development and technology”

Nicholas Findlay, Performance Analytics Manager, Imperial College London, UK
“The conference was very informative and well organised”

Chirantan Mukhopadhyay, Aviation Director, Hill International, USA
“PTE is one of the best aviation conferences with varied content for learning many aspects of the aviation industry. It includes airport officials, airline representatives, consultants from all over the world - and a great opportunity for networking as well as seeing old friends and colleagues. The exhibition is a great place to learn about new products and services”

David Tomber, Director Strategic Consulting, Woolpert, USA
“Excellent conference program and exhibitors! Great to see long-time colleagues and new ones at an outstanding international conference. Outstanding”

Tim Hudson, Principal, Gensler, USA
“It was a hugely successful conference coming out of the pandemic. Great networking opportunities facilities and presentation content. Perfect venue to reconnect with colleagues and the industry. Conference content was good. Very appropriate and educational”

Axel Angeli, Cybernetician, Logos Informatik GmbH, Germany
“A very well-organized conference with a good thematic order with a lot of learning content and information. This is the way how a conference needs to be organized”

Catherine Mayer, VP, SITA, USA
“Being able to network in one place with so many industry stakeholders after 3 long years apart made for a great event”

Martijn Steur, Managing Director, Kinetic Consultancy, Netherlands
“PTE is one of the most renowned events in the industry. What amazes is that the organisation keeps on over-delivering on their reputation. It is a well-run and valuable conference. Both as attendee and speaker”

Roberto Castiglioni, Director, Reduced Mobility Rights Limited, UK
“I found some very interesting presentations, very high level”

David Holm, Professor, Cox Architecture, Austraila
“Very professional gathering. Very informative conference, I really enjoyed it”

Tim Walder, Senior Director - Aviation Sector Leader, Arcadis, UK
“Excellent, especially given that it was the first live PTE event since 2019. It was a very topical and insightful conference”

Pierre Charbonneau, Senior Advisor - Passenger Experience, UFA, Canada
“Great event, well organized amazing speakers and content, state of the art exhibition hall with lots of opportunities to network!”

Kasper Hounsgaard, CEO, CopOpt, Denmark
“The conference once again proved how powerful in-person meetings are compared to virtual ones. The Technovation track was great!”

Herve Muller, General Manager, EASIER, USA
“I thought it was great (the conference). It was very comprehensive”

Peter Rieff, Airport Architect, NACO, Netherlands
“Good event for networking and seeing partners.”

Peter Jenkins, Architect Director Head of Transport Sector, BDP, UK
“It was great to be back at PTE after the enforced break due to Covid. With the climate crisis looming over the industry, it was encouraging to see how this is being approached by people and organisations across the industry. The conference was as comprehensive and wide-ranging as ever”

Korijn Defever, Senior Business Development Lead, Airport Intelligence, Belgium
“Impressive line-up of speakers and great exhibition, almost too difficult to choose which sessions to attend and which ones to miss. There was so much going on so many good presentations”

Bruce Gregory, Manager, US Supply House, USA
“It was a great experience. Very informative conference”

Arturo García-Alonso, Chief Operating Officer, Avports, USA
"It's been two weeks since Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE took place in Paris, and I'm still processing tons of information and reflecting on so many personal interactions there with delight"

Dr Viktoriia Myroniuk, Lecturer, Programme Leader in MSc Sustainable Air Transport Operations and Planning, Salford University, UK
"Thanks for the great time and I shall attend next year"

Sevda Fevzi, Associate, Customer Experience and Business Development, Modalis Infrastructure Partners Inc., Canada
"Just wanted to convey my personal thank you for such an amazing event last week, it really was one of the best PTE’s I have ever attended since 2008, and cannot wait for 2023"

Axel Angeli, Cybernetician, Logosworld Technology & Research GmbH, Germany
"Thank you all for the great show and good organisation. See you next year!"

Michalis Senis, airport ICT practice leader and expert, Munich Airport International, Germany
"Thank you first for the organization of a spectacular event in Paris. Looking forward to meeting again in Amsterdam!"

Tom Schnetzer, Regional Vice President, Kimley-Horn, USA
"I was honored to speak at Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE in Paris"

George Richardson, CEO and founder, AeroCloud Systems, UK
“This is by far the largest investment AeroCloud has made in an event to date. I am extremely happy with where we are at right now with the attendance that we’ve had. It puts our business in the shop window, and it increases the need for us to perform and complete our missions. I am really enjoying the conversations I’m having. We will definitely be back next year in a similar setup”

Ilya Burkin, global sales director, ADB Safegate, Belgium
“I think it’s been amazing. Even before the event started, I had people contacting me saying they can’t wait to meet face to face. I have been to different conferences and events recently but this is the busiest one by far. It’s great to see the industry back, growing and recovering”

Richard Dinkelmann, CEO, ICM Airport Technics, an Amadeus Company, Spain
“It’s been really good. It’s been the busiest I’ve ever experienced at a PTE, and we’ve been coming since 2013. It’s an excellent show”

Dr Georg Oschmann, managing director, Materna IPS, Germany
“We’ve been to this event for many years and it’s great to catch up with everyone – they’re really our friends and family because it’s a small industry and everyone knows each other. It’s great to see people again and it’s also important to connect with other companies and providers of different sorts; to drive the industry and exchange ideas. This event is especially great. Everyone is here in one place. The last two days have been so busy”

Yannick Beunardeau, SVP airport and airline operations EMEA, Amadeus, Spain
“Two years after the pandemic, it’s great to see all these customers willing to know more. It’s been so joyful to observe”

Nicolas Breton, chief executive officer, Alstef Automation, France
“Honestly, it’s been great, we missed the face-to-face interaction. We’ve got people coming from all over the world. The energy in the room has been good and it’s really good to be back”

Andy Bourdais, senior sales supervisor, Honeywell International, United States
“It’s fantastic. It’s wonderful to see people face to face again, it’s wonderful to shake hands with people. The expo has been really busy, our booth has been busy – it’s been a nice continuous flow and some really good conversations”

Lynn Gordon, VP of business development, Arconas, Canada
“These past few years have been so long for people in this industry. We are all a big family, so it’s been tough. To see everybody live and not through a screen, it has been a big reunion for us. It’s great to see so many exhibitors and airports, so I couldn’t have picked a better spot to do the global launch of our product. The reception and people have been great, it’s been so nice”

Augusto Santos, head of design and innovation, Collins Aerospace, UK
“It’s outstanding. We’re so happy to be back and see the whole industry getting traction. All our partners and customers are here, so it has been a great experience and the turnout has been so good. It’s good to be back and we will be back next year as well”

Pascal Janer, VP of sales Europe, In Groupe, France
“It’s a real pleasure to see people in real life, whether that be customers or partners, so it’s great. We are so happy to be here”

Pascal Berberat, head of airport division, Vitra International, Switzerland
“I’m happy to be back, we missed it after three years. We really missed the contact with the end users. The talks we have with the end users push us further to work and innovate on our ideas”

Peter O’Donoghue, chief technology officer, Leidos, USA
“I am new to the aviation security market, so for me it has been a great learning experience, learning exactly what’s on our customers’ minds”