Preliminary Program

Before the BACnet Airport Conference

Tuesday Sept 25, 2018

(hosted by Samson AG, Frankfurt)

  • BIG-EU Advisory Board Meeting
  • BIG-EU General Meeting

Wednesday Sept 26, 2018

(hosted by Samson AG, Frankfurt)

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

BACnet Academy

Working Group Meetings

  • BIG-EU Working Group Technique 
  • BIG-EU Working Group Marketing 

BACnet Airport Conference

Thursday Sept 27, 2018

(hosted by Fraport AG at HOLM - House of Logistics and Mobility) at Gateway Gardens in the Frankfurt Airport Area

08:00 a.m.

Opening of the Exhibition “Reliable Building Operation at Airports” 

Beckhoff, GEZE, Siemens Building Technologies – ABB, Meteoviva - Belimo, Danfoss, Hermos, Loytec, Reliable Controls, Sauter, TÜV SÜD – Adiutec, Kieback&Peter

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 a.m.

Welcome Session

09:00 p.m.
Welcome Address
Networking Technologies are Transforming our World
Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of IoT Sector, European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT/E4) (awaiting confirmation)

09:15 p.m.
Opening keynote
The Essential Role of BACnet for the Airport Infrastructure. Current and Upcoming Construction Projects at Frankfurt Airport
Dr. Ulrich Kipper, Senior Vice President Infrastructure Management at Fraport AG

09:45 p.m.
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, Inventor of the BACnet standard at Cornell University, NY, USA, and pilot with professional experience in the aviation industry

10:00 a.m.

Session 1:
Status and Challenges of Modern Airport Building Operation

10:00 p.m.
Challenge 1
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018 – What is the current status and how does the EU Directive influence your project planning?

10:30 p.m.
Challenge 2
The Convergence of Business, Safety, Security and Reliability Solutions

11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.
Beckhoff Poster Session in the Exhibition

11:15 a.m.
GEZE Poster Session in the Exhibition

11:30 a.m.

Session 2:
What Airport Operators want from Building Automation Suppliers

11:30 p.m.
Requirements 1
Stuttgart Airport

12:00 p.m.
Requirements 2
Manchester Airport 

12:30 p.m.
Elevator Pitches
Get to the heart of the matter and take the same amount of time as a ride in an elevator

  • ABB presents solutions for airports
  • Belimo presents solutions for airports

12:45 p.m.


01:45 p.m.

Session 3:
New Automation Technologies for Airport Buildings

01:45 p.m.
New Technologies 1
Technologies for System Integration at Airports
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

02:15 p.m.
New Technologies 2
Functional Networked Extensions for high Safety Standards and modern Air Traffic

02:45 p.m.
New Technologies 3
Integrated Airport Solutions for Security, Comfort, and Convenience of Passengers
Siemens Building Technologies

03:15 p.m.
Elevator Pitches
Get to the heart of the matter and take the same amount of time as a ride in an elevator

  • Danfoss presents solutions for airports 
  • Hermos presents solutions for airports

03:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

03:30 p.m.
Siemens Poster Session in the Exhibition

03:45 p.m.
MeteoViva Poster Session in the Exhibition

04:00 p.m.

Session 4:
Planning, Integration, Tenders and Operating Concepts

04:00 p.m.
Planning 1
The Definition of Building Automation for a successful Expansion of Airports. Including a Live Demonstration of a BACnet Operator Station
Rüdiger Schröder, Central Infrastructure Management, Head of Building Automation Sector, Fraport AG

04:30 p.m.
Planning 2
The Relevance of BACnet for the Master Planning of Airports
Canzler GmbH (awaiting confirmation)

05:00 p.m.
Planning 3
Airport Master Plan 2050. Creative vision of future Airports. Junior researchers/consultants introduce how to achieve a functional operational environment
Airport Master Planning Fraport

05:30 p.m.
Elevator Pitches
Get to the heart of the matter and take the same amount of time as a ride in an elevator

  • Loytec presents solutions for airports
  • Sauter presents solutions for airports 

05:45 p.m.

Networking Reception

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

06:15 p.m. 
Greeting Address of the First Class Sponsors
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, GEZE GmbH, Siemens Building Technologies

08:15 p.m.
End of the first Conference Day

Friday Sept 28, 2018

08:30 a.m.

Welcome Coffee and Visit to the Exhibtion

Session 5:
Best Practices of Airport Facility Management

09:00 a.m.
Best Practice 1
"SkyLoop" at Stuttgart Airport. Technical Monitoring as Key Success Factor of Building Technology in Airport Cities
Stefan Plessner, Managing Associate, Synavision GmbH, in cooperation with Stuttgart Airport

09:30 a.m.
Best Practice 2
ISH - Information Security Hub. The Next Generation IT Security Training Facility for the Aviation Industry and any institution that manages complex infrastructure
Information Security Hub of Flughafen München GmbH

10:00 a.m.
Best Practice 3
Airports present Success Factors of  Reliable Building Operation

10:30 a.m.
Elevator Pitches
Get to the heart of the matter and take the same amount of time as a ride in an elevator

  • TÜV SÜD presents solutions for airports
  • Contemporary Controls presents solutions for airports

10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.
ABB Poster Session in the Exhibition

11:00 a.m.
Poster Session in the Exhibition

11:15 a.m.

Continuation of session 5

11:15 a.m.
Best Practice 4
Airports present Success Factors of  Reliable Building Operation

11:45 a.m.
Best Practice 5
Airports present Success Factors of  Reliable Building Operation

12:15 p.m.
Elevator Pitches
Get to the heart of the matter and take the same amount of time as a ride in an elevator

  • MeteoViva presents solutions for airports
  • Tridium presents airport specific solutions

12:30 p.m.


01:30 p.m.

Session 6:
The Global Trust in BACnet – Historic Success and Tomorrow Solutions

01:30 p.m.
Trust 1
The very beginning of BACnet in Europe. Interoperability at Parliament Buildings Berlin
Torsten Wenisch, AMEV Chairman, Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg, Department of Property and Building Construction (awaiting confirmation)

02:00 p.m.
Trust 2
Flying High with Global Certification and Ongoing BACnet Development. How Airports benefit from Continuous Standardization in Building Automation
McMillan, President and Managing Director of BACnet International

02:15 p.m.
Trust 3
20 Years of Success with BACnet – Review, Achievements, Outlook
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

02:45 p.m.
Wrap-up and Closing Discussion

03:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of Frankfurt Airport

03:00 p.m.
Guided Bus Tour
A unique tour behind the scenes at Frankfurt Airport with special attention to building engineering and the construction of Terminal 3

04:30 p.m.
End of the Conference

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