This summer will see the GSE&RAMP-OPS Global 2023 conference and exhibition from Eva International Media, publisher of Airside International, take place in Seville. It will be this year’s only show in Europe dedicated specifically to GSE, its buyers, operators and providers
Between 19 and 21 June, the annual conference that complements Airside magazine, GSE&RAMP-OPS Global, will be held in Seville, southern Spain.
The location will be the Barceló Sevilla Hotel in the centre of the capital and largest city of Spain’s Andalusia province. The country’s fourth-largest city, Seville is famous for its beauty, its culture and its history. It will make a fine location for what will be the first face-to-face GSE&RAMP-OPS Global 2023 event since the Covid crisis.
Industry leaders will come together for a co-located conference and exhibition that will provide an excellent opportunity for networking between suppliers, buyers and operators.
Those attending can meet with decision-makers in pre-arranged 1-2-1 meeting sessions, allowing for in-depth conversations and the opportunity to connect with industry peers. Plus, as informal networking is so vital, there will be both a welcoming reception and networking dinner during the event, to promote relaxed and personal connections.
The conference will cover trending industry topics, including: Preventing Aircraft Damage – Ramp Training – New Technologies and Innovations – eGSE targets – Airport Infrastructure – GSE Pooling – Autonomous GSE – Ramp Safety – Industry Standardisation – IATA IGOM Portal – Recruitment and Retaining Staff – Industry Success Stories.
Speakers will be specialists with a wealth of experience coming from a variety of industry groups including ground handling agents, GSE suppliers, airlines and airport operators.
The GSE&RAMP-OPS Global event will host at least 40 exhibiting ground support equipment suppliers, IT companies and the latest ramp innovators. Already booked to attend are GSE and system suppliers including:
- ADAPT GSE
- Aviaco GSE
- Bombelli Airport Equipment
- Charlatte Manutention
- COBUS Industries
- DENGE Airport Equipment
- Global Ground Support
- Kalmar Motor
- Miles GSE
- Power Stow
- Rushlift GSE
- TIPS GSE
- TREPEL Airport Equipment
As well as suppliers of airport equipment and services, important buyers will also be in attendance. For example: Robert Powell, vice-president technical services at dnata will be chairing the event; Paul Drever, general manager – GSE engineering and standards at Menzies Aviation will be speaking at the conference; Francisco Garcia, operations support manager at WFS Spain will also be speaking; and David Ucles of Iberia Airport Services and Arzu Buyukdurmus of Celebi Aviation have also confirmed they will be in Seville in June, representing some of the biggest GSE buyers in the industry.
Other confirmed speakers at the conference include: Noor Salman, head of environment and sustainability at dnata; Danny Vranckx, CEO of Aviaco GSE; Fabio Gamba, managing director of the Airport Services Association (ASA); Stuart Maddocks, co-founder and director of Calibrate Learning; Jaume Graells, general manager at MOVVO Robotics; Simon Zitcers, chief operating officer of Almaty Airport; Surafel Saketa, country manager Qatar for Ethiopian Airlines; Kjell Mathisen, corporate training manager at Aviator; Helmuth von Grolman, CEO of Colibri Energy; Thomas Weintraub, CEO of CAI ZHI; and Adrian Dunne, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Norwegian.
This year’s conference will again be moderated by experienced aviation professional Chris Notter.
Thank you to our sponsors, who are:
- Platinum sponsor – Aviaco GSE
- Gold sponsor – JBT
- Silver sponsor – Rushlift GSE
- Bronze sponsor – DENGE Airport Equipment
- Badges and Lanyards – Global Ground Support