Conference Schedule

The Airport Conference and exhibition is scheduled to take place on September 27-28, at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in the Airport City “Gateway Gardens” at Frankfurt Airport.

The Conference is part of the European BACnet week 2018 that starts with the regular BIG-EU meetings, hosted by the Samson AG in Frankfurt from September 25-26, 2018. The meeting agenda includes the General Meeting, the meetings of the Working Group Technique, the Working Group Marketing and the Advisory Board Meeting.

Thursday September 27, 2018

Session 1:

Status and Challenges of Modern Airport Building Operation

Welcome Address

Tarek Al-Wazir, Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hesse,Germany (awaiting confirmation)

Opening Keynote

Growth, Technology and Environment at Frankfurt Airport

Dr. Stefan Schulte, Executive Board Chairman (CEO) of Fraport AG and President of the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry (BDL) (awaiting confirmation)

Greeting address from ISO/TC 163 & ISO/TC 205 meeting in Oslo, Norway           

Why BACnet is the state-of-the-art technology at airports

H. Michael Newman, a pilot with professional experience in the aviation industry, inventor of the BACnet standard at Cornell University, NY, USA

Birthday Track

  • 20 years of success with BACnet – Review and interim results

Klaus Wächter, President of the BIG-EU, Standardization Manager of Siemens Building Technologies, Siemens Schweiz AG

Karl Heinz Belser, Executive Board Member of the BIG-EU, Key Account Manager at Johnson Controls Systems & Service

  • Parliament buildings Berlin, Treptowers Berlin, Tendering with BACnet

Session 2:

New Thinking and Network Technologies

Requirements for modern airport operations

  • Security and access control requirements
  • New thinking and new technologies using the examples of advanced airportsSecurity and access control requirements
  • Facility Management
  • Economical airport operation
  • Best Practices und Elevator Pitches

Networking reception

Welcome in the Gallery of the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM)

Friday September 28, 2018

Session 3:

Best Practices of Planning and Integration

Best Practices

  • Communication theory: When control technology and controllers talk BACnet
  • Small devices for big tasks: Sensors, actuators und other device profiles
  • Elevator pitches

BACnet in profile

  • How users benefit from certification

Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director, BACnet International

  • Open standard for multi-vendor systems and the integration
  • Opportunities and risks of networking and how BACnet anticipates the future

Planning and Tendering

  • Fraport introduces his definition of building automation. Live demo of an operation stationn

Rüdiger Schröder, Central Infrastructure Management, Head of building automation sector, Fraport AG

  • Airport development from a planner's perspective
  • Standardization as a key to success

Closing session

  • Freedom of Science and creativity: junior researchers introduce the airport 2050

Guided tour

Behind the Scenes of Frankfurt Airport

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