Airports Going Green Conference 2016
Schiphol to host international conference on sustainable aviation
Schiphol, July, 2016: The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will host the upcoming Airports Going Green (AGG) conference for 2016. The AGG is a aviation industry’s leading forum on sustainability. The conference has been held annually in Chicago since 2008, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation and the American Association of Airport Executives. This year, the conference will take place in the Netherlands for the first time. It will be hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at the Hilton Amsterdam Airport, from October 31 to November 2, as part of its centennial celebrations.
The conference theme is ‘sustainable encounters’. It posits that an international network of sustainability experts is important in order to really make a difference in the aviation industry. Conference topics will include emissions, the passenger journey, purpose over profit and the circular economy. Each of these themes will be addressed during our 3-day program. There will be exceptional keynote speeches from airports, airlines and other industries to inspire and engage the audience with their vision, successes and challenges.
Two of the speakers will be Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council of Sustainable Development and Bertrand Piccard of Solar Impulse. SkyNRG, Tesla and Siemens, as well as large international airports, will address participants and take part in interactive sessions during the conference.
In addition, Airport CEO’s and government officials will meet to discuss joint solutions for the sustainability challenges that lie ahead. Airports that have done their utmost to reach their sustainability targets will be presented with their annual Airports Going Green Award.
Delegates from all continents will be present at AGG 2016 in Amsterdam. This conference offers an ideal platform to facilitate a global transition toward a more sustainable aviation industry. Program and speaker updates will be regularly posted on the conference website at www.airportsgoinggreen.org.
Source: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol