'Sustainable encounters' at Schiphol during the international conference Airports Going Green 2016

Airports and aviation industry transitioning towards a sustainable future

From 31 October through 2 November, participants of the conference Airports Going Green will be considering the opportunities offered by a circular economy, sustainable passenger journeys, purpose over profit and reducing impact. These and other topics will be explored at this internationally renowned conference which this year is specially being held at Schiphol on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Schiphol Airport.

The theme of the three-day conference is Sustainable Encounters. All major players in the aviation industry will be present to share best-practices and their vision of the transition to a sustainable future. Speakers at the conference will include representatives from the airports of Dallas/Fort Worth, Mumbai, Frankfurt, London, Lithuania and San Francisco. As signatories to the Airport Sustainability Declaration, these players are committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and incorporating them into their own operations and regional-impact strategies.

Prominent speakers, such as Peter Bakker of the World Business Council of Sustainable Development and Bertrand Piccard of Solar Impulse, will be present to share their opinions and experiences. ATAG, Tesla, Siemens, KLM and SkyNRG will be presenting their vision of a more sustainable aviation industry for tomorrow as well.

Furthermore, the conference will see the presentation of the Airports Going Green Awards, recognised across the world of aviation as prestigious acknowledgements of commitment and achievement in the field of sustainability.

You can find more information about the conference and the conference programme at www.airportsgoinggreen.org. Interested parties can also register via this website.

About Airports Going Green 2016

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be hosting the Airports Going Green 2016 from 31 October through 2 November. This conference is recognised as the aviation industry's premier sustainability platform. Nine years ago, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the American Association of Airport Executives launched what is now an annual conference.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ranks as Europe's third largest airport in terms of passenger and cargo volumes. Schiphol is the world’s second-best connected hub. In 2014, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol received the Airports Going Green Award for its sustainability programme and was the first hub airport to achieve the highest level in the Airports Council International CO2-benchmark.

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