Programme revealed for 8th Americas GHI Conference

The keynote programme is out now for the 8th Americas GHI Conference at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto, 25-27 June 2024.

Highlights include:

The Big Debate: In every crisis there is opportunity
Departure lounges are bustling once more as millions of expectant passengers return to skies across the Americas. But amid another year of double-digit volume growth, lurks a growing menace of employee attrition, rising accident risks, soaring costs, fragmented supply chains and dilapidated infrastructure. GHI will unite senior leaders from airports, airlines, GSPs and suppliers and challenge them to propose a mandate for a more harmonious future, which gears capacity up for growth. 
Elber Biondi, Director, ABESATA; Larry Shack, Associate Director Ground Operations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Other panel members tbc.

Contracts: Boosting SLA performance – more carrots and less sticks?
This session will ask leading stakeholders to assess the current constitution of SLAs and whether a leaning towards penalties over rewards ends up punishing all supply chain partners in the long run. We will hear about examples of SLAs that focus instead on bonus-based rewards and how these have unlocked far reaching gains for carriers/GSPs and ultimately customers. 
Panellists include Raul Barrera, Senior Vice President – Commercial and Business Development, Menzies Aviation; Elber Biondi, Director, ABESATA. 


Sustainability: The electrification of the Americas apron
Despite great enthusiasm for the adoption of electric GSE, hydrogen, SAF and other sustainable initiatives – frontline operators are finding infrastructure, prohibitive costs and poor alignment inhibiting a greener aviation age. Join us for a special Conference session, in partnership with the GSE Podcast’s Matt Weitzel, that will invite GSE suppliers, airports, GSPs and an airline to set the record straight on the steps they see as essential to achieving a more sustainable aviation footprint in the Americas.  

Safety: Human factors, accident hotspots and the leadership challenge   
Amid an influx of inexperienced workers and rising attrition, how are operators in the Americas preparing new people to be aware of common accident risks and during pushback and turnaround? The session will investigate the role of more visible and engaged leadership teams and the adoption of new technology in ensuring safety standards do not slip as the region responds to record breaking passenger demand.

Click here to check out the full 3-day programme and start planning your conference visit.

Book now to secure your delegate pass. Don’t delay: we are experiencing high demand for this year’s Americas Conference and there are only a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at our Sheraton Centre Hotel venue available…    

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto this June.

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