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Airport of the Future 2019
Airport of the Future 2019
10th international conference & exhibition
Location: Moscow, Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Date:September 25–26, 2019
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Report about conference 2018

Ground handling : thefocus on the development of new technologies
4 sessions | 35 speakers
250+ participants | more than 50 representatives of leading airlines and airport from Russia & CIS

The 9th international conference and exhibition Ground Handling Russia & CIS was held on September 26-27, 2018

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The lively speech underlining the main industry trends and new directions for ground operations services provision in the 21st century made by Maurizio Anichini, Co-founder & Chairman at TWIGA Aero, IATA Strategic Partner.

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Oliver Schneider, Head of Group Commercial Airport Infrastructure Central Eastern Europe and Benelux, Lufthansa Group shared international carrier’s view on the future relationship between airlines and ground handlers/airports.

Vladimir Minyakin, Director for Ground Handling at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport shared his experience in aircraft ground handling management at the airport.

Dmitry Khartunyan, Deputy COO of Vnukovo International Airport, spoke about the balance of time and flight safety in the maintenance of turnaround flights and optimization of operational indicators.

The conference agenda reflected key trends and drivers for the extensive airport industry modernization in the region.

The two pannel discussion within the framework of the conference were:

  1. Airports and airlines’ experience in handling operations during the World Cup 2018 was discussed by the representatives of S7 Airlines and Pulkovo, Kazan and Saransk International Airports.
  2. Demonopolization of the ground handling market: perspectives and opportunities in Russia.

With 4 new exhibitors, Ground Handling Russia & CIS featured the following companies on display: IMS, TLD, Cavag, Integro Technologies, EuroTech, Technoform, Zavod Podiomnikov, ElectroAir, SpeсAutoEngineering and TengoInteractive.

The attendees and exhibitors have valued the chance to communicate with colleagues, partners and suppliers at the exhibition. As well as the level of speaker representation and a highly motivated, information-thirsty audience have become the best proof of this event’s perfect timing and a key to its further success.


Ground Handling Russia & CIS is produced by ATO Events in partnership with the Russian Air Transport Operators Association and International Airports Association.

To get the materials of the conference, please adress the project`s coordinator: Irina Osipova, +7 903 263-02-81, i. osipova@atoevents. ru

Organized by

ATO Events
In cooperation with
AEVT Международная Ассоциация Аэропортов
Official IT partner
Sirena Travel
Sponsored by
Uralskij uzpm uzpgl
Sponsorship support
Cavag
General media partner
Avia ATO
Official communication agency
Citigate Dewe Rogerson CDR
Media partners
AviaPort.ru Russian Aviation Insider Interfax Airport Suppliers Airline Suppliers Prostor-AV