Agenda

08:30

09:00

DELIVERING LIVEABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND SMART CITIES  

09:10

  • Aligning planning, investment and governance to accelerate growth and job creation, stimulate urban renewal and innovation, and drive economic reforms 
  • Taking a closer look at the Western Sydney City Deal and what it means for your communities and businesses  
  • Assessing key building blocks of a smart city  

 

09:40

  • Assessing key drivers in Espoo’s transformation  
  • Espoo Innovation Garden: Working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, educational institutions, universities, communities and start-ups to accelerate economic growth  
  • How to develop a city that is economically, socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable 

10:20

POLICY AND PLANNING 

10:50

 

  • How the Aerotropolis will spur momentum of an “airport city economy” and help drive Taiwan’s economic resurgence 
  • Becoming Asia Silicon Valley with five dedicated economic zones and attracting international firms in IT and biotech  
  • How developing the Aerotropolis with the following five principles improved project delivery: Public Transparency, Democratic Participation, Eco Development, Public Interest and Introduction of Industries 

 

11:20

  • Stimulating regional economic growth, employment opportunities and livability in local communities through increased commercial, residential, retail and industrial development in the region  
  • Implementing a reinforcing set of strategies, policies and investments in land use, transport, housing, urban development and environmental sustainability 
  • Strengthening tri-government collaboration to achieve the vision for the Aerotropolis 

 

12:00

DRIVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PRECINCTS 

12:50

Discussion A: Strengthening aerospace and defence capabilities 
Mike Gallagher
, Strategy Director, Northrop Grumman

Discussion B: Delivering a world-class higher education and research presence in Western Sydney 
Dr. Andy Marks
, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University
Prof Colin Picker
, Pro Vice-Chancellor (South Western Sydney), University of Wollongong 

Discussion C: Closing the skills gap with an Australia-first state-of-the-art pharmaceutical training and research facility 
Dr. Aniss Chami, CEO and Co-Founder, Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Discussion D: Delivering jobs growth in Western Sydney through an integrated healthcare precinct  
Graeme Loy, Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District 

02:50

REALISING WESTERN SYDNEY’S GROWTH POTENTIAL 

03:10

 

  • Assessing current economic conditions, real estate market and investor’s appetite  
  • How to we create the demand of the Aerotropolis with the right development and investment to enable Western Sydney to be globally competitive? 
  • Attracting high-value industries – how to build and tap on new revenue streams?  
  • Developing an integrated system planning to serve growth in Western Sydney

  • Collaborating to deliver the best growth and liveability outcomes for Western Sydney

 

03:50

  • How to deliver the best in education and skills training opportunities to meet the workforce demands of high-skilled businesses and industries of the Aerotropolis? 
  • How to harness the potential of the local workforce to meet the changing demands of industry, businesses and communities? 
  • How to attract a wider range of skills to the region? 

04:20

  • Understand the increasingly important role Western Sydney Parklands plays in the liveability of Western Sydney’s Aerotropolis City 
  • Find out how the Trust plans to deliver world-class green infrastructure as Australia’s largest urban parkland 
  • Meet the needs of the current and future populations to 2030 

04:50

05:00

08:30

09:00

BUILDING INTELLIGENT AIRPORTS 

09:10

  • Update and progress on Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport  
  • Capitalising on digital technology to improve airline and passenger experience 
  • How to make it cost effective for airlines? 

09:40

  • Assessing key drivers and challenges in building a digital airport  
  • Exploring new and innovative technologies to provide a seamless experience for passengers, meet operational and capacity challenges and improve security capabilities, operational efficiency and profitability 
  • Taking a closer look at IoT, AI, biometrics, automation, big data, robots and virtual reality – what works and what doesn’t? 

 

10:20

10:30

AIRPORT PLANNING, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 

11:00

Discussion A: Going beyond security and safety: Using video analytics and public address to drive operations, sales and marketing 
David Brockett, Product Manager – Communications, Bosch Security & Communication Systems 
Syd Anthony, National Business Development Manager, Bosch Security & Communication Systems 


Discussion B: Towards a cyber resilient airport and aerotropolis
Sunil Sharma, Digital Risk Lead, GHD Digital

Discussion C: Delivering airport infrastructure projects on time and within budget 
Kym Meys, Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure, Adelaide Airport  

12:30

WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT: BOOSTING CONNECTIVITY, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY  

01:30

  • Ensuring that the community, local authorities, airport users and stakeholders are involved in the planning and development of the Airport  
  • How best to maximise the economic, employment and educational opportunities from Western Sydney Airport 
  • Assessing the benefits of a second world-class airport 

 

02:10

02:40

  • Creating a multimodal transportation infrastructure that will connect Western Sydney Aerotropolis to domestic, regional and global markets  
  • Increasing efficiency of passenger and cargo flows to support industry precincts by facilitating seamless connectivity between the airport and major commercial nodes  
  • Assessing transport links needed to increase accessibility, support connectivity and improve productivity –   
    • Major road infrastructure projects outlined in the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan  
    • The four Western Sydney corridors 
    • Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport 
  • Building a more technology-enabled city: What are the transport choices we should be making now? How can we better coordinate land-use planning with transport infrastructure planning?

03:30

MAXIMISING AUSTRALIA'S AVIATION CAPACITY

04:00

04:05

 

  • How can airports attract new air services, launch new routes and differentiate their attractiveness in a historically competitive market? 
  • Assessing services, pricing models, technology and infrastructure needed to deliver excellent passenger experience, airport operational efficiency and commercial viability  
  • How airlines and airports can collaborate to meet the nation’s aviation capacity 

 

04:45

  •  Addressing the global airport capacity crisis 
  • How can airlines and airports collaborate to improve capacity whilst also improving passenger experience 
  • Leveraging data analytics to ensure airports meet expected demand growth for aviation services – how to build an airport for capacity? 

 

05:15

05:20

Implementing airport tech to facilitate a seamless door to door experience

Workshop | Wednesday, 21st August 
 
Delivering innovative tech solutions in an airport environment can be challenging. No matter where in the world delivering solutions in a regulated and connected industry can be a challenge. The workshop will explore why this is the case and what can be done to achieve a seamless journey fit for the modern world.  

The workshop will explore:  

  • What really is a seamless journey and what do passenger expect?  
  • What are the potential solutions to achieving a seamless journey?  
  • What are the challenges to achieving a seamless journey and introducing tech in a regulated environment and how do you overcome them?  
  • How do you measure success?  
  • How do you develop a plan to achieve transformation?

Agenda:  

09:00 – 09: 20
Welcome, outline agenda, intros 

09:20 – 10:30
Working Session 1: Defining the project scope for your airport 

  • What is a seamless journey? 
  • What are the potential solutions?  

10:30 – 11:00
Break 

11:00– 12:30
Working Session 2 Overcoming common project hurdles  
  • What are the key challenges to introducing a seamless journey?  
  • What are the strategies to overcoming these challenges?  

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch 

13:30– 14:30
Working Session 3 Implementing for success   
  • How do you measure success? Identifying the key metrics   
  • How to develop a plan to achieve the ultimate seamless journey  

14:30 – 15:00
Break 

15:00 – 15:45
Wrap up: Managing and monitoring performance post-implementation to deliver an ongoing seamless experience  
 

Facilitated by:

 

Simon Wilcox 
Head of Automation and Innovation  
Heathrow Airport Ltd.  
 
Simon leads Heathrow Airports Automation and Innovation programme which is focused on the development of an end to end passenger journey which is personal, simple and reliable. His remit extends across Passenger, Security, Baggage and Airside and is working to create a new operating model through technology and innovation to enable growth. He is an experienced airport operator with over 15 years in the aviation industry and has an MSc in Air Transport Management. 
 
Simon is a Chartered Manager who holds an MSc in Air Transport Management. He started his career at a flight training centre leading the flight operations department and overseeing the running of the aerodrome, whilst studying for his commercial pilot’s license. He later moved to work for BAA at both Southampton and Heathrow airports and took on senior roles in Airside ops, Terminal Management, Security, Operational Readiness and ultimately running the day to day operation at Heathrow. Having worked in the Middle East with Qatar Airways in 2010 and 2011, Simon returned to Heathrow and has spent the last seven years involved in the running of Heathrow’s £3bn Capital Portfolio.  
 
Simon has a passion for leading transformational change and is a qualified executive coach. In addition to his main job, Simon is also Chair of Governors of a West London College. Outside of work, Simon is a keen skier, enjoys travel and being out on the water. 

08:30

09:00

DELIVERING LIVEABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND SMART CITIES  

09:10

  • Aligning planning, investment and governance to accelerate growth and job creation, stimulate urban renewal and innovation, and drive economic reforms 
  • Taking a closer look at the Western Sydney City Deal and what it means for your communities and businesses  
  • Assessing key building blocks of a smart city  

 

09:40

  • Assessing key drivers in Espoo’s transformation  
  • Espoo Innovation Garden: Working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, educational institutions, universities, communities and start-ups to accelerate economic growth  
  • How to develop a city that is economically, socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable 

10:20

POLICY AND PLANNING 

10:50

 

  • How the Aerotropolis will spur momentum of an “airport city economy” and help drive Taiwan’s economic resurgence 
  • Becoming Asia Silicon Valley with five dedicated economic zones and attracting international firms in IT and biotech  
  • How developing the Aerotropolis with the following five principles improved project delivery: Public Transparency, Democratic Participation, Eco Development, Public Interest and Introduction of Industries 

 

11:20

  • Stimulating regional economic growth, employment opportunities and livability in local communities through increased commercial, residential, retail and industrial development in the region  
  • Implementing a reinforcing set of strategies, policies and investments in land use, transport, housing, urban development and environmental sustainability 
  • Strengthening tri-government collaboration to achieve the vision for the Aerotropolis 

 

12:00

DRIVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PRECINCTS 

12:50

Discussion A: Strengthening aerospace and defence capabilities 
Mike Gallagher
, Strategy Director, Northrop Grumman

Discussion B: Delivering a world-class higher education and research presence in Western Sydney 
Dr. Andy Marks
, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University
Prof Colin Picker
, Pro Vice-Chancellor (South Western Sydney), University of Wollongong 

Discussion C: Closing the skills gap with an Australia-first state-of-the-art pharmaceutical training and research facility 
Dr. Aniss Chami, CEO and Co-Founder, Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Discussion D: Delivering jobs growth in Western Sydney through an integrated healthcare precinct  
Graeme Loy, Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District 

02:50

REALISING WESTERN SYDNEY’S GROWTH POTENTIAL 

03:10

 

  • Assessing current economic conditions, real estate market and investor’s appetite  
  • How to we create the demand of the Aerotropolis with the right development and investment to enable Western Sydney to be globally competitive? 
  • Attracting high-value industries – how to build and tap on new revenue streams?  
  • Developing an integrated system planning to serve growth in Western Sydney

  • Collaborating to deliver the best growth and liveability outcomes for Western Sydney

 

03:50

  • How to deliver the best in education and skills training opportunities to meet the workforce demands of high-skilled businesses and industries of the Aerotropolis? 
  • How to harness the potential of the local workforce to meet the changing demands of industry, businesses and communities? 
  • How to attract a wider range of skills to the region? 

04:20

  • Understand the increasingly important role Western Sydney Parklands plays in the liveability of Western Sydney’s Aerotropolis City 
  • Find out how the Trust plans to deliver world-class green infrastructure as Australia’s largest urban parkland 
  • Meet the needs of the current and future populations to 2030 

04:50

05:00

08:30

09:00

BUILDING INTELLIGENT AIRPORTS 

09:10

  • Update and progress on Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport  
  • Capitalising on digital technology to improve airline and passenger experience 
  • How to make it cost effective for airlines? 

09:40

  • Assessing key drivers and challenges in building a digital airport  
  • Exploring new and innovative technologies to provide a seamless experience for passengers, meet operational and capacity challenges and improve security capabilities, operational efficiency and profitability 
  • Taking a closer look at IoT, AI, biometrics, automation, big data, robots and virtual reality – what works and what doesn’t? 

 

10:20

10:30

AIRPORT PLANNING, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 

11:00

Discussion A: Going beyond security and safety: Using video analytics and public address to drive operations, sales and marketing 
David Brockett, Product Manager – Communications, Bosch Security & Communication Systems 
Syd Anthony, National Business Development Manager, Bosch Security & Communication Systems 


Discussion B: Towards a cyber resilient airport and aerotropolis
Sunil Sharma, Digital Risk Lead, GHD Digital

Discussion C: Delivering airport infrastructure projects on time and within budget 
Kym Meys, Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure, Adelaide Airport  

12:30

WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT: BOOSTING CONNECTIVITY, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY  

01:30

  • Ensuring that the community, local authorities, airport users and stakeholders are involved in the planning and development of the Airport  
  • How best to maximise the economic, employment and educational opportunities from Western Sydney Airport 
  • Assessing the benefits of a second world-class airport 

 

02:10

02:40

  • Creating a multimodal transportation infrastructure that will connect Western Sydney Aerotropolis to domestic, regional and global markets  
  • Increasing efficiency of passenger and cargo flows to support industry precincts by facilitating seamless connectivity between the airport and major commercial nodes  
  • Assessing transport links needed to increase accessibility, support connectivity and improve productivity –   
    • Major road infrastructure projects outlined in the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan  
    • The four Western Sydney corridors 
    • Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport 
  • Building a more technology-enabled city: What are the transport choices we should be making now? How can we better coordinate land-use planning with transport infrastructure planning?

03:30

MAXIMISING AUSTRALIA'S AVIATION CAPACITY

04:00

04:05

 

  • How can airports attract new air services, launch new routes and differentiate their attractiveness in a historically competitive market? 
  • Assessing services, pricing models, technology and infrastructure needed to deliver excellent passenger experience, airport operational efficiency and commercial viability  
  • How airlines and airports can collaborate to meet the nation’s aviation capacity 

 

04:45

  •  Addressing the global airport capacity crisis 
  • How can airlines and airports collaborate to improve capacity whilst also improving passenger experience 
  • Leveraging data analytics to ensure airports meet expected demand growth for aviation services – how to build an airport for capacity? 

 

05:15

05:20