Virtual National Conference 2020: Airports Beyond 2020
This year, due to the current restrictions with COVID-19 and the postponement of the National Conference until November 2021, we were pleased to provide members with the opportunity to engage with industry specialists and network with peers via a Virtual National Conference, to be held each week throughout November.
The Virtual National Conference provided a valuable opportunity for members to engage with virtual conference partners, and experience first-hand what the future of the aviation industry will look like as we enter the post COVID-19 recovery phase. The theme of the Virtual National Conference was Airports Beyond 2020 and had a strong focus on recovery and what the future of airports will look like. Each week, there was a different theme and presenter who brought a fresh outlook on the situation we have found ourselves in. Attendees received practical advice and thought leadership and had the opportunity to ask questions of our expert speakers.
The Virtual National Conference speakers/themes were:
Wednesday 4 November 2020: The future of aviation: Solutions to shape a brave new world
Joseph Butler, Regional Solutions Director, Aviation, APAC, Jacobs
Tuesday 17 November 2020: Tourism beyond a global pandemic
Andrew Hogg, Executive General Manager Eastern Markets & Aviation, Tourism Australia
Panel session – Road to recovery, the journey is just beginning
Chair: Sarah Samuel, Head of Airport IT, APAC, Amadeus
James Goodwin, Chief Executive, Australian Airports Association
Julie Stewart, Airport Manager, Ballina Airport
Scott Woodard, Chief Operating Officer, Perth Airport
Tony Edmondstone, Chief Executive Officer, NT Airports
Thursday 26 November 2020: Rebuilding Australia
Bernard Salt, Futurist, Columnist, Keynote Speaker, Business Advisor & Author