Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group


Monday | 24th May 2021

Conference Room 2

With COVID-19's devastating impact across the aviation ecosystem, ground handlers around the world saw an unprecedented drop in operations and revenues. While some were able to successfully pivot some of their operations to cargo handling, many others were simply forced to shut down operations, liquidate assets or ask for bailouts from their government or airline and equity partners.

Ground handlers are now tasked with the important challenge of supporting logistics for billions of vaccines and rebuilding capacity as passengers return to the skies.

Join this conference to hear our experts discuss what are the key learnings from the pandemic that ground handlers must now implement, how has the industry changed over the last year and digital transformation and operational efficiency it must embrace to return to sustained growth.

Register online to get a chance to be invited to the in-person sessions from 24-26 May at the DWTC in Dubai.

FUTURE GSE - Conference 2

Time Session Title
0900 - 1000
1000 - 1010
WELCOME ADDRESS: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Ground Handling Industry
1010 - 1020
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1: Technology Innovation in Airport Ground Handling
1020 - 1030
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2: Increasing Operational Efficiency to Maximise Profitability
1030 - 1130
PANEL DISCUSSION 1: Ground Handling Industry Gets Ready for Global Vaccine Distribution
1130 - 1230
PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Digital Transformation of Ground Handling
1230 - 1330
1330 - 1430
PANEL DISCUSSION 3: The Future of Outsourcing in Ground Handling
1430 - 1440
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 3: Sustainability on the Ramp
1440 - 1450
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 4: GSE Excellence in Air Cargo Operations
1450 - 1500
1500 - 1600
PANEL DISCUSSION 4: Latest Trends and Developments in Ground Handling Software

Note: Session timings and speakers may be subject to change. For speaking opportunities and delegate information, please contact the conference organisers on daksha@nicheideas.net