Modern baggage messaging standards

Supported by:

3 October 2019

Supported by:

3 October 2019

Participants will understand how IATA Resolution 753 on baggage tracking, RFID and baggage XML belong together given the increasing need to collect and share tracking data.

This webinar guided participants through the basics of modern baggage messaging standards and give them some practical tools and resources allowing them to explore the IATA standards for baggage XML.

An airline actively involved in the developments of these standards shared what drove them to move away from the current messaging standards, which have been in place since 1985. They shared how they have implemented the modern baggage messaging standards in their live operations before going through their implementation stages and the results they obtained, in addition to the challenges they met along the way and the lessons they want to share with the industry.

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Key Learning Points


  1. Understand why IATA Resolution 753, RFID and baggage XML belong together
  2. Identify the drivers for change and the industry benefits
  3. Explore the IATA standards for baggage XML
  4. Discover the solution architecture available for modern baggage messaging standards
  5. Learn from successful baggage XML implementations
  6. Review the activities and resources available from IATA on modern baggage messaging standards

Keynote Speakers


Gabriel Marquié, Implementation Manager, Baggage XML, IATA

Gabriel manages the modern baggage messaging implementation for IATA. In his role he works with airlines, airports and other industry stakeholders to promote the adoption of XML for baggage messaging, raise industry awareness and support baggage XML implementation.

Prior to joining IATA, Gabriel worked in Amadeus where he was managing Departure Control System (DCS) implementation projects for various airlines in Europe and Latin America as well as a Passenger Service System (PSS) migration programme.

Gabriel holds a Master’s in Aerospace Vehicle Design and a project management certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Gill Gurpinder, Enterprise Architect, Heathrow

Gill is an experienced Enterprise Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. He is a strong engineering professional skilled in operations management, airlines, airports, IT Service, IT Architecture and IT Strategy.

Gill has been the serving co-chair of the International Air Transport Association BIX working group since 2014. He is also co-author of several approved international standards and a core contributor to the IATA Airline Industry Data Model and ACI ACRIS initiatives.

Tarik Ennad, Director Information Management Baggage Services, KLM

Tarik is Director of Information Management Baggage Services at Airfrance-KLM where he leads the baggage product development team. He is also responsible for KLM operational baggage system.

Contributing to the industry, Tarik serves as business implementation chair of the IATA Baggage Information Exchange subgroup.

Tarik joined KLM 20 years ago where he started in revenue management after obtaining a Master of Science in Operational Research & Management at the University of Amsterdam.


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