ACI World and Amadeus today open submissions for the prestigious 2024 Technology Innovation Awards that showcase the top airport technology initiatives and leadership that are shaping the future of air transport.
ACI airport members are encouraged to submit their candidacy to the fourth and growing edition of ACI World-Amadeus Technology Innovation Awards, which will see winners in the following four categories:
• Best innovation in airport passenger related processes
• Best innovation in airport operations and installations management
• Best airport innovation leader (individual)
• Best small and emerging airport innovation
The 2024 edition is set to welcome the largest pool of candidates yet and includes a new award category to recognise the culture of innovation by small, emerging, and regional airports (5 million passengers or less per annum in 2022) that may face financial constraints but play a unique role in the development of local and global connectivity.
ACI World director general, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, said: “The Technology Innovation Awards represent the crossroads where technology, innovation, and airports meet. After a successful and popular 2023 edition, we are excited to open submissions for 2024, in partnership with Amadeus once more.
“The winners represent top examples of the types of technology transformations needed to address some of the industry’s largest challenges and opportunities including capacity building, environmental sustainability, and passenger experience excellence. These awards are all about celebrating airports’ vision, boldness, and action in technology innovation.”
Elena Avila, EVP for airport and airline operations at Amadeus, said “Challenges like disruption, operational performance and evolving needs of passengers require a new, technology-enabled, approach.
“Amadeus is working with airports to create solutions through technologies such as cloud computing, collaborative platforms, biometrics, and artificial intelligence, to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of travellers.”
The Technology Innovation Awards welcome technology projects and examples of leadership that enhance the passenger journey, drive operational efficiency, or improve processes for employees, travellers, and aviation stakeholders.
Past winners have involved themes such as big data, biometrics, artificial intelligence, and automation.
Submissions will run until March 15, 2024, before they are reviewed by a panel of industry experts.
Winners will be announced before, and celebrated at, the ACI Asia-Pacific and the Middle East/ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2024.
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