Airport Risk Conference

Airport Risk Conference


Understanding risk, unlocking potential

Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 October 2018

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Willis Towers Watson looks forward to welcoming you to our upcoming Airport Risk Conference.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Paddy McGuinness CMG OBE, the UK's former Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security and Resilience from 2014 to January 2018. 

Further additions to the main stage at the Willis Towers Watson Airport Risk Conference include:

Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University Dr Pere Suau-Sanchez has been Director for the MSc in Airport Planning and Management for the past 4 years, and is a regular contributor to the international media and press.

Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan Kate Seaton is recognised as Rising Star for Aviation (Experts Guides) and is an aviation litigation specialist, having advised airport authorities, ground handlers, helicopter/fixed wing operators, major airlines and (re)insurers for over 12 years.

Government & International Affairs Director at Etihad Airways Adrian Gane, responsible for the airline's industry and international affairs.

Willis Towers Watson Managing Director of Analytic Solutions & Willis Research Network, an award winning public-private partnership, Hélène Galy holds extensive experience in spatial modelling, design of innovative solutions and project governance within a wide range of industry specialisms.

Willis Towers Watson's GB Leader for the Future of Work and the Director of the Digital Incubator, George Zarkadakis is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, and author of 'In Our Own Image: will Artificial Intelligence Save Us or Destroy Us?'

Senior Officer Continuity & Crisis management at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Thomas Dirksmeier is responsible for developing and advising the business on business continuity systems which seriously impact airport operations.

A futurologist, and Chief Executive of Global Futures and Foresight (GFF) - a strategic futures research organization, David Smith has been recognised as one of the world's leading futurists and strategic thinkers, informing and engaging his audiences on the key issues of the near future. 

Aretei consultants, Brett Dorney and Grant Organ, are industry experts in the delivery of risk and crisis management solutions to a range of global organisations, with a specific emphasis on the aviation sector, specialising in helping organisations, teams and individuals realise their potential.

Founder and CSO of Oxbotica, a leading provider of mobile autonomy software solutions, Prof. Ingmar Posner, has a significant track record in designing machine learning approaches (shallow and deep) which address core challenges in AI and machine learning.

Topics to be featured within the conference sessions:

  • Building your operational resilience
  • Your sustainability, social and environmental responsibilities
  • Innovation transforming your industry: challenges and opportunities

Hosted by Willis Towers Watson's Airport Risk Community, this conference provides you with extensive networking opportunities with your industry leading peers, whilst providing a platform to discuss the critical intersection of people and asset risk. 

Register now to secure a Willis Towers Watson discounted room rate.

There is no charge for this Airport Risk Community hosted conference, however travel and hotel arrangements are at a delegate’s own cost.


  • When

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Where

  • Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
    Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
    Noordwijk 2200 AB

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