Future trends in passenger handling:

Airport & Airline innovations

Materna ips is pleased to invite its customers, partners and other interested persons to come to the 7th Materna Aviation Forum. This year’s Forum is taking place on 21 and 22 November in Cologne and is focusing on future trends and innovations in passenger handling.


Working towards the common goal of constantly improving services and the efficiency of procedures for passengers makes it more and more important for airlines and airports to deploy new technologies. These are the focus of the two-day conference which will also provide opportunities for discussions and networking between industry experts.


Key topics:
  1. “One Identity”, IATA´s concept that would allow an air traveler to assert their identity just once, eliminating repetitive ID checks at security, border control and the gate.
  2. “Self Bag Drop trends”, are we on the right track? Case studies and innovative concepts from airports and airlines.
  3. “Future of bag tags”, how electronic and RFID tags help to accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey.
  4. “Biometrics integration”, many solutions, different approaches – but how can the passenger experience be improved besides fulfilling security regulations?

The Forum will be accompanied by an exhibition with our partners, who will showcase some inspirational innovations. You can also look forward to exciting future-oriented topics from our partners IBM, Airbus and Rimowa.


Cologne has a population of more than one million making it the largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth largest in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.


Our congress venue:

The old Kölner Wartesaal is right in the middle of Cologne, between the famous Cologne Cathedral and the main railway station. Enjoy the combination of the traditional and the modern in this magnificent metropolis on the River Rhine.


We would like to invite you to pre-register for this event today.
Please contact our Marketing Manager Jana Eull under
+49 (231) 5599 8691 or jana.eull@materna.de.

Gallery 2016

Have fun with some impressions from the event 2016 we chose for you

Date and Location

21-22 November 2017

“Wartesaal am Dom“
Johannisstraße 11, 50668 Köln,


Rimowa Electronic Tag GmbH
Modi GmbH
Hummel Print
Marcus Pedersen
Anders Boel