Vanderlande and ACI Europe organise workshop to define long-term BHS innovation agenda

May 03, 2016

A number of prominent parties in the baggage handling industry have come together to create the ‘Baggage as a Service’ workshop. These include ACI-Europe, Vanderlande (who initiated the programme), Schiphol Group, Delft University (who will facilitate the workshop) and the European PASSME project, with contributions from SITA, IATA and Google. The event will take place on 8 and 9 June 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The continued growth of the aviation industry presents large-scale challenges in developing the required infrastructure. Air transport is predicted to double in the next few decades, and its impact will be felt across all continents. In particular, Europe will witness a scarcity in runway capacity as airports look to accommodate the increase in passenger, baggage and freight volumes. This means that European sites must be proactive in outlining an appropriate strategy on innovation.

The objective of the workshop will be to concentrate on identifying a range of solutions that extend beyond existing optimisation programmes and, that are passenger-oriented and that create innovative business models. This will help to develop a strategic baggage innovation agenda, resulting in an action plan for ACI-Europe and the industry.

The workshop is open for participants representing the senior management level of airports, airlines, suppliers, baggage handlers, and express parcel companies. For more information and registration please visit the workshop’s website: