Tuesday 7 June 0900-1015

Costing airlines billions of dollars annually, creating hassle for passengers and presenting a constant challenge to governments, security is a burden felt across the air transport industry. Leading security experts and airline CEOs will assess aviation security developments in the post-9/11 era.


Kunio Mikuriya - Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Secretary General since 2009, Mr. Mikuriya also served as the WCO's Deputy Secretary General for seven years, leading efforts to co-ordinate its work with other international organizations, such as the WTO, the World Bank, the IMF and with the private sector.

Ronald K. Noble - Secretary General, INTERPOL
In 2000, Ron Noble became the youngest ever Secretary General of INTERPOL. Re-elected to a serve a third five-year term in 2010, he has overseen a significant expansion of the organization’s reach and services.

John Pistole - Administrator, Transport Security Administration, USA
Sworn in as Administrator of the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) in 2010, Mr. Pistole has over 26 years’ experience in national security and counterterrorism with the FBI.

Dave Barger - President & CEO, JetBlue
JetBlue's President since 1998 and CEO since 2007, Mr. Barger is also a member of the airline's Board. He previously held various executive positions at Continental Airlines.

Siza Mzimela - Group Chief Executive, South African Airways
Mrs. Mzimela is the Group Chief Executive of South African Airways, South Africa’s national carrier. This comes after successfully turning around South African Express Airways.

Elyezer Shkedy - President & CEO, EL AL Israel Airlines
Mr. Shkedy was appointed President & CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines in January 2010. He joined the airline following a 33-year career in the Israeli Air Force.


Aaron Heslehurst - Presenter, BBC World News
A BBC business news presenter since 2002, Mr. Heslehurst presents across all the corporation’s television channels, including World News, BBC News 24 and BBC Breakfast on BBC One. As the host of BBC World News’s Fast Track, he currently keeps a global audience abreast of developments in the travel sector, including the latest airline news.