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Materna Aviation Forum 2019

9th Materna Aviation Forum 12 - 13 November 2019 in Dusseldorf –
annual customer and partner event

9th Materna Aviation Forum 2019

We at Materna IPS are pleased to invite you, our customers and partners, to join us at our 9th annual Aviation Forum which is taking place on 12th and 13th November in Dusseldorf this year. Top speakers from airports such as Hamburg Airport as well as airlines and associations will be reporting on the latest projects and topics such as self bag drop and Common Use. Our event has a very strong networking character and we will be offering three workshops this year that give an insight into specific topics concerning self bag drop, RFID and Biometrics.

Smaller groups will then be able to work together on plans, ideas and concepts. Networking and active participation are key here. As a participant, you will not only have the chance to follow the conference program but also to take part in two of the three results-driven workshops. The focus lies on optimized passenger handling solutions and the resulting improvements to capacities at the airport. We are delighted to invite you to be our guests on 12th and 13th November in Dusseldorf.

Programme Schedule

We are still working on the program. The full agenda will be added soon. Chairman: Dominik Mizdrak

Day one - 12 November 2019
Day two - 13 November 2019
Day one - 12 November 2019

11:00 h

Optional Pre-conference workshop “Basics of self bag drop: Technologies, different SBD types, standards”

Moderated by: Declan Austin, Materna IPS


12:00 h


Arrival & Welcome reception – fingerfood


13:30 h

Opening session – Materna IPS

Dr. Georg Oschmann, EVP Materna IPS

14:00 h

News on Common Use, CUSS, CUPPS, RFID, One-ID

Thomas Jeske, Tim McGraw, IATA

14:30 h

Retrospective – two years of self bag drop at Hamburg Airport

Mirjam Fröhlich, Head of Passenger and Baggage Management, Hamburg Airport

15:00 h

Coffee break

15:45 h

Robotics for aircraft loading – a future concept

Dr.-Ing. Harald Sieke,Vice President aviation logistics, Fraunhofer IML

16:15 h

Myths of digitalization

Prof. Dr. Sascha Friesike

16:45 h


17:00 h

End of Conference

18:30 h

Start of evening programm / social event

Guided tour through the famous Old Town of Dusseldorf

19:30 h

Restaurant Uerige, Old Town Dusseldorf

20:00 h


Day two - 13 November 2019


09:00 h




09:30 h

Welcome & Opening

10:00 h

Airport success story

10:30 h

Experiences with RFID technology

Robin Rosmoen, IT Manager, Aalborg Airport

11:00 h

Coffee Break

11:30 h

Digital Technology  and the benefits to Airline Ancillary Revenues

Ben Robertson, Product Manager, Ancillary Revenue, easyJet

12:00 h

Airline success story

12:30 h


13:00 h

Optional Workshop 1:

Moderated by Andreas Gehling, Materna IPS & Robin Rismoen, Aalborg Airport

Supported by eezeetags, Hummel Print, Beumer

Optional Workshop 2:

Moderated by Michael Overkämping, Materna IPS

Supported by MODI

14:30 h


Join the breakout-sessions

Let‘s work together – away from our everyday office routines – and exchange ideas on current topics in the field of passenger handling. We can learn from experts and make our own contributions at the same time. This year we are offering our attendees the opportunity to participate in exclusive breakout sessions and to get actively involved in specific topics. These sessions are conducted like workshops where participants can exchange their opinions and share experiences.

In addition to a pre-conference workshop on the first day of the conference, on the second day we will be offering two optional workshops, which will take place in parallel. Participants can choose the topic that interests them most.

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Pre-Conference Workshop „Basics of self bag drop: Technologies, different SBD types and standards“
Optional Pre Conference Workshop – moderated by Declan Austin, Senior Solutions Manager, Materna IPS
Basics of self bag drop: technologies, different SBD types and standards

11.00am to 12.00 midday – Tuesday 12th November

Self bag drop is already an important topic for many airports today, but what exactly does SBD mean and what types are there? What do airports and airlines need to know if they want to install SBD? What are the advantages of Common Use SBD?

We have been dealing with questions like this for many years and can look back on the extensive experience we have gained during multiple projects. In discussions at airports, we are repeatedly asked what implementing SBD entails, what obstacles have to be overcome and what the advantages are. This year, we are addressing this topic in a pre-conference workshop as part of the Materna Aviation Forum. All representatives of airports and airlines who interested are cordially invited to attend. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to get answers from our experienced colleagues and other participants.

Who this workshop is for: Open to everyone, but most suited to airline and airport employees who have not yet implemented self bag drop solutions, or team member from departments not normally involved in the topic; graduate trainees and interns or indeed anyone wanting a refresher on the subject!

What we will cover: A non-technically detailed description of what self bag drop solutions are, de-mystifying some of the terminology (e.g. 1-step, 2-step), Retrofit, Hybrid and Greenfield solutions, the component parts of the bag drop and how it is connected to other passenger/baggage processing systems in the airport; the business case and what the introduction of SBD can deliver in an airport by way of improving efficiency, reducing costs and making the passenger experience better.  

Format of the session: It will be a relaxed but informative workshop style session with a two way information flow – information from us on the topics, but a chance to get feedback, sharing of ideas and questions from the audience.

Pre-requisites? : None, you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience; but if you do we will be glad to give you a chance to share ideas in open discussion with your peers.

Certificate of attendance:  We understand that sometimes these are required and will happily provide a certificate of attendance if required.

About the moderator:

Declan Austin is a Senior Solutions Manager with Materna  working alongside colleagues in the Sales Teams supporting new and existing airport and airline customers as they plan the introduction of Self bag Drop solutions.  Prior to Materna, Declan led the Airport Systems team for easyJet and worked on many automation projects including the introduction of the world’s largest self bag drop solution at London Gatwick Airport. Previous roles include Head of Airport Systems for a large global Ground Handler (Servisair) and product and technology roles for Airtours a large charter airline and also for ILG (Air Europe, Intasun, Global holidays etc.) Declan started his career in travel and tourism as a Tour Leader in Egypt – in his own words ‘he has done a lot for somebody so young!’

Hot Industry Topic Workshop 1 - sponsored by eezeetags and by Hummel Print: „RFID – what does it mean for airports and airlines?“
Hot Industry Topic Workshop 1 – sponsored by eezeetags and by Hummel Print – featured by Beumer
RFID – what does it mean for airports and airlines?

Every lost suitcase or bag is a nuisance for customers and expensive for airlines. In the future, RFID technology will help prevent luggage from disappearing in the first place – or at least help it to be found more quickly.

IATA Resolution 753 on baggage tracking is intended to encourage airlines to further reduce mishandling by implementing cross-industry tracking for every baggage journey. Resolution 753 became effective on 1st June 2018. What does this mean for airports and airlines? Are there any regulations that must be complied with? What are the targets? Participants in this workshop will learn about the general use of RFID technology at airports and what requirements have to be met, as well as what the IATA resolution means and how it is to be implemented.

Hot Industry Topic Workshop 2 - sponsored by MODI Vision: „Biometrics – Fundamentals, experiences and challenges“
Hot Industry Topic Workshop 2  – sponsored by MODI Vision –
Biometrics – Fundamentals, experiences and challenges

Face or iris recognition, fingerprints – all that sounds so easy. Seamless and paperless travel, with one single token?

In this workshop we will explore the question of what biometric identification of passengers actually means and in which areas it can be used at the airport.

We will also talk about the challenges that have to be overcome and which stakeholders and authorities are involved. In addition to basic information, the participants will also get to know the IATA One ID program. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the experience participants have had so far and future prospects will be highlighted.

Your registration

Of course, we will be issuing certificates of participation for each workshop.

Please note the registration deadline: 1 November 2019

Evening programme

Our evening event includes a guided tour through the beautiful Old Town of Dusseldorf and dinner in the traditional “Uerige” craft brewery. After a day full of inspiration, discussions and many new impressions, we would like to invite you to a social event and dinner in Düsseldorf’s Old Town in the evening. The Old Town is the historical, political and cultural centre of the state capital. This district is where you will find the town hall, the North Rhine-Westphalia state art collection and the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

Large parts of the Old Town are pedestrian zones with lots of shops and restaurants. More than 300 pubs, discos and restaurants are concentrated here on just half a square kilometre. The River Rhine also runs alongside the Old Town where you can stroll along the famous Rhine Promenade.
After the traditional walking tour through the Old Town we will invite you to the famous “Uerige Brewery” for dinner. Join this fun evening programme for lots of networking in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.


Your registration

Pre-register here and reserve your place at the 2-day Materna Aviation Forum in Dusseldorf. Participation is free of charge, but does not include your own travel expenses.

Please note the registration deadline: 1 November 2019

Become our partner and sponsor

Get maximum attention as a recognized supplier and choose from our sponsoring and partner packages. We offer our partners the opportunity to get actively involved by exhibiting their solutions or managing one of our workshop sessions. Don´t miss this chance for top-level networking and marketing. Become our partner at the Materna Aviation Forum 2019.

Currently you still have the opportunity to book the Exhibition Partner Package:

Secure your exhibition space of 3×2 m and showcase your latest solutions and products. During the entire event you will have the attention of our audience and plenty of opportunity for networking. Your logo and company profile will be visible in the conference materials and on the event website. You may bring your own displays or roll-ups as well as brochures and giveaways. One table and power are included. Sponsoring contribution: 2,500 €. If you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.

These are our partners at the Aviation Forum 2019




Address of the conference

Rheinterrasse Dusseldorf
Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33
40479 Dusseldorf
Phone: 0211 497770

Parking (for a fee)

Rheinterrasse Dusseldorf
Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33
40479 Dusseldorf
Phone: 0211 497770

Evening event

Address of the evening event

UERIGE Hausbrauerei GmbH
Bergerstrasse 1
40213 Dusseldorf
phone: 0211-86699-0

Parking (for a fee)

Contipark Tiefgarage Altstadt Rheinufer in Dusseldorf
Driveway address:
40213 Dusseldorf


Hotel recommendations

We have set up room contingents on call.
Please enter the password “Aviation Forum 2019” when booking.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Karl-Arnold-Platz 5
40474 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 (211) 45530
Booking deadline: September 11, 2019

Hilton Düsseldorf
Georg-Glock-Straße 20
40474 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 (211) 43770
Booking deadline: October 12, 2019

Carls Hotel
Benrather Str. 7A
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 (211) 90993 100

Hotel Orangerie
Bäckergasse 1
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 (0)211 – 8 66 80 0

 Impressions from the Materna Aviation Forum 2018

Optimizing passenger flow as part of capacity expansion at existing terminals“ – this was the theme of the Materna Aviation Forum 2018, where we were able to learn about many new perspectives and trends from brilliant speakers.

The event, with around 100 participants, took place on 20 and 21 November at Dortmund Wambel Racecourse. We are particularly proud of the many international guests and speakers who made their way to Dortmund: Javed Malik (Airport Bangalore), Judith MacDonalds (Toronto Pearson Airport), Georgios Andrianopoulis (Athens Airport), Amandine Thomas (IATA), Dr. Björn Becker (Lufthansa), Tim McGraw (American Airlines).

Your contact

Jana Eull

Marketing Management
Materna IPS – The Aviation Brand of
Materna Information & Communications SE

Phone: +49 (231) 5599 8691

Ute Frosch

Event Manager
Materna IPS – The Aviation Brand of
Materna Information & Communications SE

Phone: +49 (231) 5599 632