The GSE&RAMP-OPS Global event is back! Following a successful meeting at our last European show in Dubrovnik, we will bring industry leaders together again, enhancing and improving relationships between buyers, users, and suppliers of ground support equipment. This time in the beautiful city of Seville on the 19th – 21st June 2023

This southern Spanish capital is famous for its historic churches and palaces, the birthplace of flamenco dancing; Barrio de Triana, and mudejar architecture. Whether you’re interested in tapas or history, there’s no chance you’ll get bored in this mesmerising Andalusian city.

The GSE&RAMP-OPS Global event will be host to over 40 exhibiting ground support equipment suppliers, IT companies and the latest ramp innovators, coming from across the globe to showcase their outstanding products and services with bespoke capabilities to suit even the toughest ground handling requirements.

At the GSE&RAMP-OPS Global event, you can meet with decision makers in a professional capacity during pre arranged 1-2-1 meeting sessions, allowing for in-depth conversations and the opportunity to connect with industry peers. As informal networking is so vital, we are pleased to include a welcoming reception and networking dinner during the event, to promote relaxed and personal connections.

Alongside the opportunity to source new and used ground support equipment and technologies, there will be an inspiring conference where delegates will listen to and question a carefully selected line-up of speakers from all around the world. The conference will cover trending industry topics, such as: Preventing Aircraft Damage – Ramp Training – New Technologies and Innovations – eGSE targets – Airport Infrastructure – GSE Pooling – Autonomous GSE – Ramp Safety – Industry Standardisation – IATA IGOM Portal – Recruitment and Retaining Staff – Industry Success Stories. Speakers will consist of well-known individuals with a wealth of experience, joining us from a variety of industry groups including, ground handling agents, ground support equipment suppliers, airlines and airports.

Procurement decision makers of GSE can attend the event completely FREE OF CHARGE !  REGISTER NOW!

View the highlights of our last event in Dubrovnik! 


Date: 19th - 21st Jun 2023
Time: 12am UTC

11:00 - 17:00

Exhibitors’ Set-up and Registration

13:30 - 14:30

Welcome Lunch

14:30 - 15:10

GSE Show Case – Host – Chris Notter

During the GSE showcase, you have the opportunity to give a 10-minute presentation to
potential buyers, where you can introduce your company and equipment and emphasize
the benefits of partnering with your organisation.

Session 1 – 14.30 – 14.40 – Denge
Session 2 – 14.40 – 14.50 – BOMBELLI
Session 3 – 14.50 – 15.00 – Dynell

15:00 - 16:00

Refreshment Break

16:00 - 17:00

GSE buyers – Host – Chris Notter

Chance to relay your procurement strategy and plans for collaborating with GSE suppliers

Session 1 – 16.00 – Robert Powell, Vice President Technical Services, dnata
– Stephen Skiff, Head of GSE Procurement, dnata
Session 2 – 16.20 – Paul Drever, GM GSE Engineering and Standards, Menzies
Session 3 – 16.40 – Francisco García, Operations Support Manager, WFS Spain
Session 4 – 17.00 – John Engelaan, VP Global Fleet, Swissport


Calibrate – Training – Stuart Maddock

18:30 - 21:30

Welcome Reception

08:00 - 17:00


09:00 - 18:00

Exhibition Opens

09:00 - 09:15

Chairman’s Welcome and Event Overview

Robert Powell, Vice President Technical Services, dnata

09:15 - 10:00

The Current State of Ground Handling


Fabio Gamba, Managing Director, Airport Services Association (ASA)

Moderator: Chris Notter

10:00 - 10:45

eGSE Targets
Can the industry achieve the eGSE targets it is setting for itself?


Noor Salman, Sr. Manager, Head of Environment & Sustainability (Global) LLM, MBA, BSc
Helmuth von Grolman, CEO, Colibri Energy GmbH

10:45 - 11:45

Refreshment Break and Viewing of Exhibition

11:45 - 12:20

Airport infrastructure
Airport authority landlords generally determine the investment in infrastructure such as baggage halls and baggage halls designs are little changed since the 1960’s. How can we work
with our landlords to ensure they support us in automation and eliminating injury risks.


Arzu Buyukdurmus, Global Director Procurement & Construction, CELEBI

12:20 - 13:15

Going Green
How to effectively transition away from diesel vehicles – what are the opportunities, risks, and blockers


Danny Vranckx, CEO, Aviaco GSE
Paulo Vinycius, Safety and Quality Coordinator, REAL Aviation
Arnaud Dewit, Group Asset Director, TCR
Chris Notter, Moderator

13:15 - 14:45

Lunch and Viewing of Exhibition


14:45 - 15:30

Autonomous GSE
Autonomous vehicles are already present in many workplaces, yet we struggle to introduce them on an airfield. Why is this and how can we address it.


Bartu Korgul, VP GSE, dnata
Francisco García, Operations Support Manager, WFS Spain
Jaume Graells, General Manager, Movvo Robotics

15:30 - 16:00

Ramp Safety – Preventing Aircraft Damage
AHM Chapter 9 has been clear on design requirements to reduce the risk of GSE causing aircraft damage. The standards have been in place for around 10 years so what do we want
from the next generation of automation and what is realistically achievable?


David Uclés, Safety Manager, Iberia Airport Services

16:00 - 16:40

GSE Pooling
Does equipment pooling make sense and if so, why is it not used more widely.


Paul Drever, GM GSE Engineering and Standards, Menzies
Thomas Waintraub, Owner, CAI ZHI

16:40 - 17:00

Closing of the conference

17:00 - 18:30

Refreshment Break and Viewing of Exhibition

18:50 -

Meet In the hotel lobby for The Networking Dinner

19:00 -

Buses Leave to the Venue

23:30 -

Buses back to the Hotel

08:30 - 10:00


09:00 - 14:00

Exhibition Opens

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome Back from the Chairman

09:40 - 10:10

Industry Standardisation
Industry standardisation has progressed well over the last 10 years with the widespread adoption of the IATA IGOM. Does the introduction of State regulation risk undoing all the good work the industry has done?


Surafel Saketa Geleta, Area Manager Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines

10:10 - 10:50

Training – Standardisation
Standardising procedures and training reduce complexity and risk so why do so many airlines insist on airline specific differences and airline specific training to carry out routine tasks?


Kjell Mathisen, Corporate Training Manager, Aviator
Stuart Maddocks, Co-Founder and Director, Calibrate

10:50 - 11:30

Refreshment Break and Viewing of Exhibition

11:30 - 12:00

Recruiting – Staffing Shortages
What does the industry need to do to simplify recruitment, onboarding, and security clearances.Speakers:Simons Zitcers, SVP COO, JSC Almaty Int Airport

12:00 - 12:15

Closing remarks from Chairman and End of Conference

12:15 - 14:00

Lunch – End of Conference