Technical Airport Management to meet at Frankfurt Airport September 27 and 28 2018

On September 27 and 28, 2018, facility managers and operators of the European airport operators will come together at Frankfurt Airport for the first European BACnet®  Airport Conference. With a global market share of 64% the BACnet®  communication standard (ISO 16484-5) plays an increasingly key role in successful airport management.  Participants will exchange strategic and technical experiences of independent building automation with BACnet® and discuss the complexity, performance and rapid growth of airports from a technical, economic and environmental perspective.

By focusing on reliable building operation, the BACnet®  Airport Conference hopes to attract participants from the engineering, planning and planning communities involved in commercial or public buildings comparable to the size of an airport.

Rüdiger Schröder, from Fraport AG’s central infrastructure management explained “With BACnet we have implemented a competitive building automation system. Manufacturer-neutral data communication is the key technology that perfectly supports all processes from conception, planning and design to operation.”

Throughout Europe, BACnet® is recognized as an enabler for investment security and reliable building operation at airports such as Manchester. It is the cornerstone to meeting specific requirements such as efficient operability, easy operation, and consistent alarm management.  Fraport AG is building its new Terminal 3 with a building automation system based on BACnet communication.

Security, comfort and energy efficiency at airports

The BACnet Airport Conference will take place at Frankfurt Airport in Gateway Gardens, one of the largest expanding airport cities in Europe. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition showing new solutions for technical building equipment and new services.

Beckhoff, GEZE and Siemens present their performance for more safety, comfort and energy efficiency as First Class Sponsors for the exhibition and lecture program. Other exhibitors come with elevator pitch presentations as Business Class Sponsors and include ABB, Belimo, Danfoss, Hermos, Loytec, MeteoViva, Reliable Controls, Sauter and TÜV Süd.  Adiutec and Kieback&Peter are involved as Logo Sponsors.

The Airport Conference will be hosted by the independent BACnet®   Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU). The website provides information about the program and opportunities for participation and sponsorship as well as registration links.

About the BIG-EU

The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) promotes the application of the global BACnet communication standard ISO 16484-5 in building automation and security technology in Europe. It was founded in 1998 by 18 building automation companies and currently has over 130 members from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA. The objectives of the BIG-EU are the perception of European interests in the development of the BACnet standard. There is also an exchange of information with the BACnet-responsible ASHRAE committee “SSPC 135” and the American BACnet community.  The group also has a joint marketing policy and qualification offer and has jointly developed technical guidelines. Further information is available at