8th Materna Aviation Forum on 20 & 21 November 2018 in Dortmund

Optimizing passenger flow in the context of expanding capacities at existing terminal


The 8th Materna Aviation Forum will take place at Dortmund’s attractive Horse Racecourse venue on 20 & 21 November 2018.
At our 2-day conference we will be discussing how we can all contribute to optimizing the passenger journey.


The Materna Aviation Forum with its enjoyable accompanying activities is open to both customers and partners. Once again, we will provide a brilliant programme looking into the latest news and trends as well as an interesting exhibition area. Together with our partners we would like to invite you to presentations by specialists from airports and airlines and other industry experts. Meet aviation representatives and join in discussions about automating processes, integrating biometrics and optimizing throughput.


Don’t miss the airline presentations from Dr. Björn Becker about news from LufthansaTim McGraw from American Airlines  talking about CUSS-based solutions in the U.S., and also presentations from Airport Bangalore, Athens International Airport and Toronto Pearson Airport.


More information about the conference programme can be found here.


Please send us your registration for the Aviation Forum by October 20th.


Dortmund´s Racecourse was officially opened on 3 July 1913. Built according to plans by Cologne architects Steine and Ziedom, it comprises impressive grandstands, stables and service buildings partly in half-timbered style and is now heritage listed. In the 1920s, more grandstands and buildings were added, and in 1981 the addition of a sandtrack, enabling race events to take place in winter, saw the racecourse becoming the first all-weather horse racecourse in Europe. Dortmund’s Horse Racecourse has a more than 2000 m grass track and a 1600 m all-weather sand track. There is also a 9-hole golf course in the middle of the track.The Horse Racecourse is listed as a heritage protected site by the City of Dortmund.


Pre-Conference Workshop

Common Use in different areas such as

• Common Use Bag Drop & Payment
• Common Use Web Services (CUWS)


Participate and receive your personal certificate!

Tuesday, 20th November, 10:00 – 12:00

Host: Andreas Gehling,
Materna Product Management


Limited number of Participants

Impressions from 2017


Main Sponsors 2018


Smart biometrics: High throughput – maximum security


Tailored IT systems and kiosk solutions for industries

Information about our sponsor packages can be found here.

Evening Event

Look forward to a special dinner, nice music and a lot of networking. 


Become a Golfer

Additional event option for you: Receive a short introduction from professional golfer and become active yourself in the golf range of the racecourse.


Morning Run

On Wednesday 21 November
7:30 start at Hotel ambiente
Bring your running shoes!
close up Young man runner tying shoelaces sit on stairway, healthy lifestyle and sport concepts.