Airport Security Conference

Threats at airports today transcend national borders and affect the security and economic prosperity of the entire international community. This has seen security infrastructure being constantly revamped, to the effect that the global airport security market is predicted to more than double expenditure to around $45 billion by 2018 as investments in security and surveillance, access control, perimeter security, integration, cyber security and screening increase.

Large, busy airports attract unneeded attention as terror magnets, and the task of protecting the airport and to reassure the traveling public falls on airport security. Security measures have been taken, which include food outlets using plastic utensils to prevent metal from being used as weapons, fibre optic perimeters for real-time monitoring of the perimeter fences to check for intruders; among many other security measures aimed at ensuring that hurtful objects to do make it into the plane or into the country.

Against this background, the Airport Security Conference will again bring together actors in the industry to share and discuss the impact of changing security regulations as well as showcasing how they are implementing leaner, state of the art systems to increase security as well as enhancing passenger experience. As airports get busier by the day; it is estimated that at least 5billlion travellers have passed through security check points at airports since 2010 – there have been calls for smarter checks that are faster and more effective at the same time – far removed from the “one-size-fits-all” approach that screened every passenger the same, to one that employs a more thoughtful and effective, risk-based, intelligence-driven model. In the USA, children 12 years and younger, and senior citizens above 75 will pass security faster because they are considered a less security risk than the rest of the travellers.

The conference will also explore the latest security technologies employed at airports and how security intelligence has fared against the constantly changing security trends that involve looking for drugs and related contraband, bomb and terror threats, robberies, among other crimes that criminals conjure up. By their very nature, airports present great planning, operational and security challenges, balancing the need to move people and goods swiftly and efficiently, yet with ever-increasing levels of security and safety.



  • To provide a world-class platform for the continuous improvement of airport planning, design and operations
  • To learn about latest innovations in airport security technology.
  • Learn about the latest safety products, practices and principles and their application.
  • Network with industry leaders, professionals and stakeholders.
  • To improve airport effectiveness and cultivate flexibility for the sustained growth of airport operations


Target Audience

  • CEO
  • COOs,
  • Directors
  • Airport Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Security Policy
  • Cyber-security
  • Risk Management
  • Threat Assessment
  • Emergency Planning
  • Counterterrorism
  • Crisis Management
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Behavioural Analytics
  • Accident Investigation
  • Security Training
  • People Development
  • Human Factors
  • Ground Handling
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Security Inspections & Audits
  • Security Directors
  • Head of Operations and Security
  • Lead Security Officers
  • Security Managers
  • Security Analysts
  • Security Contractors
  • Surveillance systems specialists
  • Travel Agents