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Ground Handling Russia & CIS 2018
Ground Handling Russia & CIS 2018
9th international exhibition & conference
Location: Moscow, Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Date:September 26–27, 2018


  • September 25, Tuesday

    Master class SGHA/ SLA
    Maurizio Anichini, Co-founder & Chairman at Twiga Aero, IATA Strategic Partner
    *For registration, contact the organizing team, please. Seats are limited.

    Ground Handling Russia & CIS Conference

    Day 1. September 26, Wednesday

    9:00–10:00 Registration and exhibition open, morning coffee                                   
    10:00 Conference opens

    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Sergey Nikotin, Executive Director, International Airports Association


    Moderator: Boris Rybak, General Director, Infomost Consulting

    New Directions for Ground Operations Services provision in the 21st century
    Maurizio Anichini, Co-founder & Chairman at TWIGA Aero, IATA Strategic Partner

    Ground Handling in Airports of Russia and the CIS: International Carrier’s View 
    Oliver Schneider, Head of Group Commercial Airport Infrastructure Central Eastern Europe and Benelux of Lufthansa Group

    Aircraft Ground Handling Management at Pulkovo Airport
    Vladimir Minyakin, Director for Ground Handling, St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport 

    IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Programme and New IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA)
    Stefania Tomasini, Manager Airports Facilitation APCS Europe, IATA

    11:50 – 12:10 Coffee Break

    Moderator: Alexey Komarov, Head of the Organizing Committee, Infomost Consulting

    Panel Discussion: World Cup 2018 for Airports and Airlines
    Airport’s operational experience during peak workload period: what difficulties did airports face, how were they solved? How will the practice of widescale event reception be realized in the future?
    Dmitriy Grinman, Passenger Services Director, S7 Airlines
    Vladimir Minyakin, Director for Ground Handling, St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport 
    Elena Saigushkina, Commercial Director, Saransk International Airport
    Aleksander Agafonov, Head of Air Traffic Control, Kazan International Airport
    Anastasiya Vasina, Ground Handling Director, Kazan International Airport

    Moderator: Viktor Titarev, Director, Raedium Aero

    Panel Discussion: Demonopolization of the Ground Handling Market: Perspectives and Opportunities
    Airport services market monopolization is a barrier to real competition at most airports for a long time and is the reason for high airport's services cost. During the panel discussion initiatives to amend procedure for access to infrastructure facilities at airports will be discussed.
    Sergey Nikotin, Executive Director, International Airports Association
    Oleg Ermakov, General Director, Transpit
    Andrey Shnyrev, Deputy Director, Civil Aviation Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
    Andrey Kuznetsov, Deputy Head, Transport Regulation Department, Federal Antimonopoly Service
    Marina Bukalova, Marketing Director, Domodedovo International Airport

    13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch


    Moderator: Alexey Komarov, Head of the Organizing Committee, Infomost Consulting

    Turnaround: Balancing Time and Safe Operations
    Dmitry Khartunyan, Deputy COO, Vnukovo International Airport

    Ground Handling as an Integral Part of Flight Safety Management System (SMS)
    Sergey Prokofiev, Head of Ground Operations Department, UTG

    Handling of Passengers with Reduced Mobility: Interaction between Airlines and Airports
    Segrey Detenyshev, Expert in Aviation Laws and Economics

    Modern Equipment, New Technologies and Ground Equipment Products
    Owen McKenna, Sales Director, Mallaghan Engineering Ltd.

    16:10 – 16:30 Coffee Break

    Moderator: Viktor Titarev, Director, Raedium Aero

    Airport Should Be Silent
    Roman Suldin, Head of Quality Service and Methodology, Basel Aero 

    Small Class Electric Buses for Airports 
    Boris Lyubetsky, Business Development Director, SpecAutoEngineering

    National Standard of Ground Staff Competence 
    Anastasia Miroshnichenko, General Director, Aviapersonal

    E-learning Technology Features for Airport and Airline Staff Training in Aircraft Ground Handling
    Andrey Alekseev, Aviation Training Center Teacher, S7 Training

    18:00 Day 1 Ends, Networking, Cocktail Reception

    Day 2. September 27, Thursday

    9:00 – 10:00 Registration and exhibition open, morning coffee                                   
    10:00 Conference opens


    Baggage Handling Digitalization and Automation 
    Igor Ivliev, Director of Ground Handling Department, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

    IATA IS-XML Standard – Industry Solution for Data Exchange                      
    Julia Balashova, Assistant Manager, Passenger Services, IATA
    Galina Kruglaya, Director of Information Environment Development - Flight Maintenance, Avisoftica
    Gagik Grigoryan, Leading Systems Analyst, UTAir

    Inform HUBControl system. Efficiency Improvement of Turnaround Management at Ramp
    Konstantin Sviridenko, Head of Projects, INFORM GmbH
    Ivan Kanushin, Deputy Head of the INFORM Competence Center in Russia, Integro Technologies

    11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break


    De-icing / Anti-icing Quality Improvement at Airport: World’s Best Practices
    Vladimir Kazakov, Senior Expert of GH Department, Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

    Storage and Pumping of De-icing/ Anti-icing Fluid: Best Practices
    Maksim Lebedev, Director of Technical Services, JSC Aviaistok

    Quality Control of De-icing/ Anti-icing Fluid in Aircraft Operation
    Mikhail Makarov, Deputy Director ACC, GosNII AS

    De-icing / Anti-icing of Aircraft with Engines Running - Accumulated Experience
    Evgeniy Petrov, Senior De-Icing Expert, Domodedovo Moscow Airport

    13:30 –14:30 Networking Lunch, Conference and Exhibition Close

    * To be confirmed
    Conference agenda as well as list of speakers may be changed by the organizing committee

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In cooperation with
AEVT Международная Ассоциация Аэропортов
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Avia ATO
Media partners RussiaCIS Observer Russian Aviation Insider Airport Suppliers
Airline Suppliers Interfax
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