AI, data, and biometrics: The key to a sustainable future for baggage?

Join International Airport Review in partnership with BagsID for a panel discussion on whether AI, data, and biometrics are the key to a sustainable future for baggage

At BagsID Network we are shaping the future of travelling with bags. Our technology uses rapid computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise bags in a system that will significantly streamline the passenger journey.

This industry discussion with BagsID, WestJet, Vanderlande and Geneva Airport explore whether the future of baggage handling lies in technology and digitisation and whether they are the key drivers for the future of a sustainable baggage journey.

Baggage biometrics is giving airlines, airports, and baggage handling suppliers the opportunity to save money and save the planet. And with minimal operational changes landside or airside, the benefits really are hard to ignore.

Watch this session on-demand as industry leaders discuss and debate this topic, whilst looking at what the future holds for the point-to-point baggage journey for 2022 and beyond.

Keynote speakers


Michael-KerklohDr Michael Kerkloh, Former President and CEO, Flughafen München GmbH

Dr Michael Kerkloh was President and CEO of Flughafen München GmbH, Munich Airport’s operating company, from September 2002 until December 2019. He was also made President of the German Airports Association (ADV) in 2013.

Michael’s aviation career began in 1987 when he joined Frankfurt Airport in charge of operational planning, organisational implementation and the coordination of aircraft handling. In 1995, Michael was appointed to the management team of Hamburg Airport, and simultaneously served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aviation Handling Services.

As well as ADV, Michael was a member of the governing bodies of numerous industry organisations including the Airport Council International, the German Aviation Industry Association (BDL), and the Transportation Committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria. Michael is a member of the International Airport Review Advisory Board. 

Keynote speakers

Bags-IDMarlon van der Meer, Founder and CEO, BagsID Network

The visionary behind BagsID, Marlon co-founded his first mobile technology company in 1999. He then went on to create new businesses with revenue streams generating more than €30 million annually. With this experience, Marlon was able to prove that his ideas are not only innovative but also lucrative. He is frequently invited to participate in technology thinktank sessions and to speak at conferences and universities. His focus on SaaS services, recognition technology and AI are now applied to the air travel industry, dedicated to disrupt baggage handling and change the way we travel.

BaggagePeter Feldstein, Director, Airports Transformation, WestJet

Peter Feldstein has worked in a variety of operational, planning and support leadership roles in his over 18 years at WestJet. The start of the pandemic saw Peter move from his role as Director, Canadian Airports to the newly created role of Director, Airports Transformation. His focus at the start of the downturn was in establishing a strong, flexible operational and financial model for Airports, and has since shifted to longer range planning, efficiencies and improvements.

Burak Zobi, Performance Manager, Vanderlande Burak Zobi

Burak Zobi has worked in the engineering, manufacturing and aviation sectors with using technology and data-based working methods in leadership positions of research and development, project management, operation, technical sales, integration and process development. Most recently, he continues his duties as performance manager at Vanderlande. He focuses on continuous improvement programmes in daily baggage handling operation by using tools as data visualisation and analytics to improve the efficiency and KPIs.

Sara Branco, Baggage Handling Expert, Geneva AirportSara Branco

From check-in to gate, from supervision to management, from a multi-national ground company, to a Geneva Airport employee I have more than 10 years of expertise in aviation.

Implementing a new baggage system compliant with the new security standards demands upgrades in several sections and it’s a challenging process that Geneva Airport is mastering.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

How long will the webinar be?
This webinar will last for up to one hour.

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