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Transitioning from airports to ENERports

10 April 2024

1:00pm

Join us for this exclusive International Airport Review webinar on the energy transition in airports and hear case studies from those taking active steps to make this transition and be able to ask them questions.

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Airports are essential to the local, regional and global economy, however air transport is one of the largest contributors to global climate change. In order to retain their licence to operate and prepare for the future growth of the industry, which must be done sustainably, airports and the wider industry must transition to sustainable business practices and to cleaner energy sources.

Airports themselves can move from being passenger and aircraft hubs, to energy hubs and be able to generate and store clean energy for their own needs and maybe eventually that of their surrounding communities. The energy needs of the air transport industry will transform in the years ahead and will range from hydrogen and EV charging stations, to sustainable aviation fuels. By integrating solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources, airports will be able to reduce their carbon footprints and move towards net zero. Surplus energy can be stored in battery systems and used during peak hours and emergencies to ensure that the air transport system is never out of action.

MODERATOR/SPEAKERS

MODERATOR: Tara Mulrooney, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Innovation, Edmonton International Airport

Tara-Mulrooney

Tara Mulrooney is the Vice President, Technology & Innovation at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Tara is accountable for enabling the innovation expansion for the organisation and for building an information-based platform using IOT, messaging and data.  She is excited to bring her two decades of experience to the aviation sector and to continue to build the reputation of EIA as a leader in airport innovation.

Prior to this role, Tara was the Chief Technology Officer for the Alberta Energy Regulator and successfully led a digital transformation which resulted in recognitions including:  2019 Canadian CIO of the Year (ITAC and IT World Canada) and the John Zachman CIO of the Year for 2017 in oil and gas.

Her approach to IT includes converting strategic plans into tactical reality by leveraging people, technology and efficient processes. Tara focuses on building high performing teams that outperform their peers by providing an inspiring and fun professional environment. 

SPEAKER: Robert Horton, Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability Department, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Robert HortonRobert Horton is Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for DFW Airport. He serves as its Environmental & Sustainability Officer, providing strategic and innovative leadership for environmental and sustainability programs, resulting in key domestic and global awards. With more than 25 years of experience within the aviation, transportation, and sustainability industries, he successfully brings together diverse stakeholders to transform the transportation sector. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Florida. In December 2019, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida. He is a current Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, working towards obtaining a doctor of philosophy in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida.

SPEAKER: Riivo Tuvike, CEO, Tallinn Airport

Riivo TuvikeRiivo Tuvike is the CEO of Tallinn Airport and an experienced professional and manager with proven experience in banking and aviation. Tuvike was the first Estonian to be elected to the ACI Europe Council in the summer of 2022. He holds a master’s degree in Strategic Management and has expertise in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales and People Management and Leadership.

SPEAKER: Keshav Singhal, Head of Environment and Sustainability at Noida International Airport

Keshav Singhal

Keshav comes with a rich and diverse experience in ESG, Sustainability Disclosures, Decarbonization, Circularity, Net Zero, Digitalization, and Green Supply Chain. He has worked in both public and private industries across various sectors, including consulting, oil & gas, retail, FMCG, finance, and aviation. Currently, he heads the Environment & Sustainability agenda at Noida International Airport and steering Net Zero efforts for the airport. Before joining Noida International Airport, Keshav led ESG Transformation at Capri Global Capital Limited. He also served as the ESG Leader at Pernod Ricard India, where he accelerated the Sustainability & CSR agenda, including developing roadmaps, implementing programs, assessing impacts, establishing governance mechanisms, and Green Supply Chain Programs. Keshav also worked at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, a Maharatna Oil & Gas Government of India Enterprise, where he played a key role in advancing the ESG agenda across the company. He holds anMBA in Business Sustainability from TERI University, New Delhi.

SPEAKER: Arturo García-Alonso, COO at Avports 

Arturo García-Alonso Arturo García-Alonso is the COO of Avports and has been leading and overseeing the management and operational performance for the Avports airport network for the last two years, including the HVN P3. Arturo’s airport management and P3 investment career spans over 20 years, including airport operations, ORAT. and ground handling. This experience includes having worked for global airport operators such as Munich International Airport in Germany and Aena Aeropuertos in Spain, the ground handling company Acciona Airport Services, and ACI World. Arturo is currently a member of ACI World Passenger Facilitation Committee, and an airport industry thought leader having published and contributed to major trade publications and reports. He holds an IAP and Aviation Security Professional Management (AVSEC-PM) accreditations from ACI and ICAO’s airport management accreditation programme, and a diploma from Concordia University’s ACI Airport Executive Leadership programme.

KEY LEARNINGS

  • Discover how airports are diversifying their energy sources in order to lower cost and future-proof their operations
  • Learn from the airports who are participating in the energy transition and working to become “ENERports”
  • Hear from key aviation thought leaders on what they think the next crisis will be and how to prepare
  • Discover the future benefits and opportunities available to airports who choose to take this route.

FAQs

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

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 10 April 2024 at 08:00 CST/ 14:00 GMT (UK TIME)/ 21:00 SGT/ 23:00 AEST.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to ninety minutes

Who will be moderating?
Tara Mulrooney, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Innovation, Edmonton International Airport

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort. 

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