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GSE & RAMP-OPS Digital

23rd - 24th Nov 2021
GSE & RAMP-OPS Digital is back in 2021 with a new online conference, allowing you to hear some of the sector’s key players debate the key issues of the day. The event comes following the cancellation of last year’s event due to Covid-19 restrictions, with the new virtual formula reuniting industry leaders in an entirely safe format.
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Chris Notter
Consultant
Chairman
Chris Notter started as a Customs Officer and then went into freight forwarding, before entering the airline side of the business and spending almost 29 years with German carrier Lufthansa. Notter has held other senior industry roles including Vice President Cargo Operations at Qatar Airways and he was also previously Vice President Operations. He then moved onto his current role as Chief Ground Handling Officer at Saudi Airlines Cargo after joining the airline in 2014. Chris now currently holds various consultancy roles.
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Paul Drever
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.
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Robert Powell
Vice President Technical Services dnata
Robert is a dynamic aviation professional and an authentic and transformational leader, with over 30 years' experience in aviation ground handling management and engineering throughout Europe and the Middle East. During his 15 years in senior management roles, Robert has built high-performing teams within ground handling providers and airlines. Robert is extensively travelled, well networked, a strategic thinker, with valuable, extensive and hard-won experience in all areas of ground handling and airport operations. Motivated by the opportunity to deliver change that leaves a positive and professional legacy for individuals and organisations.
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Danny Vranckx
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.
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Arnaud Dewit
Asset Director TCR Group
Arnaud Dewit joined TCR as a Business Development Analyst 7 years ago. He was actively involved in the change of shareholders' process while supporting the TCR Group’s commercial expansion. He occupied different financial and sales functions, including General Manager of TCR Belgium, and gained a solid company's acumen: “hands-on, financial, and people management skills”. He held the position as Board Member for Air Cargo Belgium from 2017-2021. In his current role as Asset Director, he shares his expertise leading the Fleet, Procurement, Logistics, and second-hand Sales Departments.
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Nick Heemskerk
VP Global Product Development Manager - GSE JBT
Nick is VP Global Product Development for JBT AeroTech – GSE. He is responsible for the development of JBT’s aircraft loaders, deicers, conventional and towbarless tractors, transporters and passenger boarding steps, and directs engineering teams in Orlando Florida, Warrenton Oregon and Bridgend UK.  Nick was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he obtained his BA in engineering and MBA. He joined JBT (called FMC at the time) in 1997 at the European headquarters in Brussels and moved to Orlando to join the GSE business in 2000.
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Ramón Castelltort
Manager Logistics & GSE Acciona Airport Services

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