19th - 21st Jun 2023 Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, Seville
GSE&RAMP-OPS Global is back! Following a successful meeting at our last European show in Dubrovnik, we will bring industry leaders together again, enhancing and improving relationships between buyers, users, and suppliers of Ground Support Equipment. This time in the beautiful city of Seville.
VP Technical Services, dnata
Rob Powell has been Vice President Technical Services for dnata in the United Arab Emirates since 2019. dnata Technical Services is responsible for the support and maintenance of all dnata Vehicles, Ground Support Equipment and Cargo Material Handling assets at DXB and DWC airports, including assets of Emirates SkyCargo and Emirates Airport Services. A seasoned international leader, Powell has worked with all the MEB3 operators, having previously been Senior Manager Logistics and GSE with Etihad Airport Services in Abu Dhabi and Manager Engineering Services with Qatar Aviation Services in Doha. He also spent time with Aer Lingus in Dublin as Senior Manager Ramp Operations. He began his 35-year journey in aviation as an Engineering Apprentice with BAA at Gatwick Airport and has grown to experience multiple operational, technical, consultancy and executive level functions in ground handling and airport operations across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.
EVP Operations & COO, Norwegian Air
GM - GSE Engineering and Standards, Menzies Aviation
Paul Drever is qualified in commercial vehicle engineering, with a 6 year City & Guilds and Institute of the Motor Industry qualifications. Paul has previously taken the roles of GSE Technician for Avia Trading Holland for 5 years, 5 years as GSE Technician for Ogden Aviation, 5 years as GSE Manager at Menzies Aviation Netherlands, 2 years as GSE manager Netherlands and Spain for Menzies Aviation. He then spent 2 years as GSE Manager, Europe for Menzies Aviation and 10 years as Network Manager Technical Standards and Compliance Manager for Menzies Aviation. Since July 2017, Paul has assumed the role of Menzies Aviation’s General Manager for GSE standards and engineering. He works on setting GSE standards for Menzies wide network and provides technical advice for stations, maintenance program setups, GSE safety investigations, service bulletin distribution, GSE supplier contact, and GSE emission standards. He is a member of the IATA GSEE group.
CEO, Aviaco GSE
Danny Vranckx is one of the partners and current Chief Executive Officer of AVIACO GSE, one of the largest companies supplying used and refurbished ground support equipment (GSE) for the aviation sector in more than 90 countries across the world. Danny has got extensive experience in the field of aviation due to his more than 25 years working in this sector, initially as a technical engineer and afterwards as a Sales Manager. During all these years Danny has travelled over the five continents meeting different kind of customers and understanding different requirements in the area of ground support equipment, which has provided him with great expertise, perspective and technical knowledge to offer the customers exactly what they need.
Managing Director, Airport Services Association (ASA)
Fabio Gamba is a seasoned manager in Air Transport, with more than 20 years in the industry. Gamba started his career at the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) upon his return to Geneva in the late 90s, then joined The Boeing Company as a Deputy Director Air Traffic Management in Brussels. Gamba proceeded with the position of Deputy SG of the now defunct Association of European Airlines (AEA), before leading the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) during six years until 2016. He is currently managing two Associations in parallel, namely the Airline Catering Association (ACA) based in Belgium, and the Airport Services Association (ASA) based in Switzerland.
Global Director Procurement & Construction, Celebi Aviation
Arzu is a highly qualified Global Procurement & Construction Director with over 23 years of experience majorly in aviation, cargo warehouses, airport passenger terminals as well as seaports, cruise terminal facilities, throughout Europe, Africa and India. Arzu has started her career in construction projects' design and site management, whereas after joining Çelebi group, she has extended her experience through years, via participating in business development case studies, Çelebi properties' development, investments, maintenance projects and taking the leadership of the Çelebi group's procurement function globally. Arzu has expertise in creating and standardizing purchasing procedures from the scratch, designing & structuring teams ,as well as collaborating cross-functionally with all levels of leadership.
Helmuth von Grolman
CEO, Colibri Energy
Following subsequent positions in international consulting firms and leading positions in the Daimler Benz Group, in 1993, Helmuth founded the Consulting Group Grolman.Result, which focused on supporting technical innovation and transformation processes of private and public organizations. In 2009, out of a German academy of technical sciences (ACATECH) desire for an efficient co-operation between economy, politics and science, he founded the Deutsches Dialog Institut. In 2011, he founded the battery development company Kolibri Power Systems which through a management buyout in 2015 was turned into the product and solution provider Colibri Energy GmbH.
Corporate Training Manager, Aviator Airport Alliance
Training - Standardisation
Kjell Mathisen has been working in aviation for 32 years, currently taking on the role of Corporate Training Manager at Aviator Airport Alliance. Kjell has started his career in the industry back in the 1990s as a Jet Engine Mechanic for SAS Engine shop, later moving to SAS Component shop as a Product Engineer. In 2000, he attended then-SAS Flight Academy, becoming a Technical Instructor on Dash 8 and SAAB340 aircraft. In the late 2000s, Kjell was promoted to Chief Ground Instructor, responsible for all ground training delivered by the group. During this time, he developed training material, took part in implementing new LMS as well as in the merge of CAE part of the standardisation and development of material and documentation. His career in the training segment continued, and in 2014 he took on the position of Nominated Person Crew Training Manager at the Swedish Maritime Administration, Helicopter Unit. Here, Kjell further standardised and developed material and documentation for the highest level of safety, until in 2018 he moved back to Stockholm to join Aviator where he systemised all training material and setup within the entire group.
CEO, CAI ZHI
Thomas has extensive experience in the airline and airport industry, both in the cargo and passenger sectors, and has a comprehensive knowledge and vision of the challenges and players in the ecosystem. He has led numerous consulting missions (KPMG Peat Marwick then CAI ZHI) for the air transport ecosystem’s players (Airlines, Airports, Freight forwarders, Cargo & Ground handlers, Service providers, GSE manufacturers and rental companies, Startups, Equity partners...). Thomas also worked́ for WFS (Worldwide Flight Services) as President of the Handling France activities & Group's Purchasing Director
Country Manager, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines
Mr. Surafel Saketa is an accomplished professional with 10+ years of experience in the aviation industry. He has a rich background in Corporate Planning, Sales & Marketing, Aeropolitical Affairs, and Strategic Partnership. Mr. Surafel Saketa currently serves Ethiopian Airlines as Country Manager for Qatar. His experience includes working with many of Ethiopian Airlines’ strategic and equity partners to assist them to succeed by mobilizing the necessary resources from Ethiopian Airlines Group. Mr. Surafel holds with Bachelor of Arts /B.A./ Degree in Economics, Master of Arts /M. A/ Degree in Marketing Management and Master of Science /MSc/ Degree in Project Management. He is married and a father of 3 sons.