The Future of Airport Security and IT

Smart airports are being implemented throughout the world due to the increase in innovative technologies and a rise in the use of passengers using smartphones and tablets, which also increases the overall passenger experience. Smart airport processing, passenger throughput, smart parking, smart transportation, smart workplaces, smart retail, smart entertainment etc are all pieces that make up a smart airport.

It is estimated that the smart airport market is set to exceed $850 million by 2020 within the Middle East subregion such as Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and the Gulf countries.

Not to mention, Statista’s latest worldwide report showed a number a revealing statistic with self-services such as 74% of passengers will self-check-in, 64% of passengers will self-board at departure gates with 52% using biometric only and 58% of passengers will use self-boarding gates at arrivals.

The Airport Automated Security Screening Systems market will also grow to an estimated US$ 2350 million by 2024. Furthermore, The United States of America Customs and Border Protection have introduced Biometric Exit in departure gates at 17 airports with plans to scan 97% of all international outbound travellers.

All of these changes show the need for all airports to start transforming their IT and security technology and services within their airports.

On the 16-17 of May, the 4th Airport Security & IT Summit will head to Barcelona for two days of intensive case studies, interactive sessions and a panel discussion including numerous networking opportunities. The summit will provide an ideal platform for aviation security professionals and IT experts to discuss new advances in processes and technology to improve overall airport experience.

Attendees will learn the latest in airport digitalization, technology advances in passenger screening, blockchain use cases and best practices, machine learning and artificial intelligence in airports as well as disruptive technologies and smart security solutions. They will also gain in-depth knowledge of airport development, experimental security and the changing environment and future of airport security.

Our expert speakers will also cover passenger experience and how to improve passenger throughput without damaging security plus Securing and protecting passenger data.

In order to cover all these key topics while emphasizing the need to connect physical infrastructure to cyberspace, the fourth edition has introduced two separate tracks; Airport Security (Track A) and Airport IT (Track B.)

Our plenary sessions on will focus on airport digitalization and future cybersecurity risks while emphasizing key issues around preventing bomb on board alerts through virtual security inspection of aircraft and insights into the UK Aviation Sector and Performance-based Oversight.

If you are interested in learning more about the speakers & the agenda request your brochure HERE!