Can ground handling thrive in the digital age?

The impact of digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence on ground handling operations will be the theme of our conference programme at the 13th Asian GHI Conference in Singapore.

Will self-driving tugs and robotic belt loaders perform the turnarounds of tomorrow? How do we start embracing data and mobile tech at stations now to ease the OTP pressure on our staff and improve service delivery?
Join us in the conference room for a series of technology-themed seminars including:

  • The GHI Big Debate: Digital ground handling and the dangers of being left behind
This session will identify the top technology innovations heading for the airport and how they will fundamentally shift the ground handling business model. Leading Asian operators representing airlines, airports, GSPs and suppliers will discuss robotics, blockchain, augmented reality, big data and how the buzzwords translate into a frontline business environment.

  • Automation: the future of GSE in the digital airport
GHI invites leading equipment suppliers to outline the next generation of smart GSE and how new equipment will feature increasingly sophisticated levels of automation. The session will comprise mini-presentations from GSE manufacturers and then an open floor discussion about how next generation GSE can help ground handlers boost performance, safety and customer satisfaction.

  • Technology: virtual reality and its role on the Asian apron in addressing skills challenges
VR/AR software allows users to experience hands-on training in a lifelike airport environment without leaving the crew room. We will demonstrate some of the training programmes available for essential ground handling employee tasks like pushback, final walkaround safety checks and jet bridge docking. But can simulated training every match performing the task for real in the field?

Plus, alongside the conference sessions – you can enjoy GHI’s premium One-to-One Meetings service, which will offer you personalised appointments with almost 400 expected aviation decision makers looking to do business across the Asia region.

Join us in Singapore on 5-7 May 2020 and experience the buzz for yourself.

Being Australian based the opportunity for industry interaction with meetings, GSE manufacturers, industry innovation is highly beneficial.

Derrick Ogden, Quality Systems Manager - Ground Operations, Jetstar Airways

By far the best conference I have attended. I know it will only get better with such a great committee running it.

Mika John Loko, GSE Material and Maintenance Planning Controller, Air Niugini

Great team who are always available and ready to help. Organisation is first class and makes GHI the easiest conference to exhibit at. Gala dinner worked well for convenience, networking and socialising.

John Boult, Managing Director, Damarel Systems

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - 5-7 May 2020