Berlin, 09. September 2020

As early as 2016, the GATE Association, together with the ADV, brought the airport industry closer together for the first time.  The innovation forum, called GATE FUTURE, was so successful that a new edition was held in 2018 and representatives of German airports and their most important suppliers formulated joint visions on much-discussed industry topics. This year, which presented our industry with one of the greatest challenges in its history, we will once again invite you to share your insights of the past months with us and, in addition, to fill it with forward-looking ideas and exciting projects before 2020. We are pleased to invite you to the third GATE FUTURE on September 9th 2020 in Berlin.


Several workshops will provide you with the appropriate forum to exchange ideas with executives on the topics of security, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and baggage handling systems at eye level. Visionary approaches will also find a hearing with us. This year, we would also like to invite you to a free workshop, the topic of which will be determined with the participants on the day of the event. 


Be there and be part of a top-class group of participants who together will open up future-oriented perspectives for the airport industry.

Members of the ADV and IDRF can attend the event free of charge.Member companies of GATE receive a free ticket.


09:30 Arrival of the participants



Introduction of the workshops


Coffee break & Networking


Workshop session I


Lunch break / Political greeting State Secretary Steffen Bilger


Workshop session II


Coffee break & Networking


Summary of the workshop results


Wrap-up/ Closing words




End of the conference




Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence already improved today complex airport processes. The use of neural networks optimises for example the automatic baggage recognition. We're having a discussion,

which applications are already possible today and which solutions we need in the future.

PSI  Logistics GmbH/ Beumer Group

Checkpoints Before and After COVID-19

New screening technologies increase the security and are increasingly used for optimization of airport processes. Reliable processes for identification during security checks to promote for example the faster throughput. Which trend-setting concepts exist that complement these applications, and also meet the immediate requirements?

Cognitec Systems GmbH/ Smith Detection GmbH

Luggage - by far the best

Always faster, even more reliable - the requirements for baggage handling systems are high. And since COVID-19, also, during drop-off and at the baggage carousel sufficient distance to be observed. In the workshop we therefore deal with innovations such as contactless check-in, UV radiation, and the for the disinfection of luggage and the Social Distancing at the baggage claim.

Beumer Group/ Sick AG/  Materna IPS GmbH

Autonomous Driving

Winning in all areas of the airport the importance of autonomous driving. We discuss solutions for luggage transport, for the control of passenger buses and clearing and tanker vehicles, which will be standard equipment in the future will be used. We are not only concerned with with the chances of autonomous driving, but keep

possible risks in the process.

GATE Alliance


A climate friendly, CO2 neutral, quiet and sustainable aviation industry is the declared aim of the EU and Federal politics. The development of new forms of propulsion as well as environmentally friendly aircraft technologies play a major role and will be discussed in this workshop. Green hydrogen, as a helpful and necessary bridging technology, will also be in the focus of attention.

Airport Schönhagen

 Innovation workshop

As a participant you are already travelling with a variety of ideas. In this workshop we give you the opportunity to discuss visions and to check which prerequisites must be given for this.


GATE Future Location: Humbold-Carré
GATE Future Location: Humbold-Carré

Location: Humbold-Carré

In order to provide the participants of the GATE FUTURE not only with exciting content, but also with a suitable setting, the event will take place probably in the Humboldt-Carré. Located in the heart of Berlin, at the Gendarmenmarkt, the building combines cosmopolitan charm with historical flair. Behind the listed façade in Italian palace style are spacious rooms equipped with state-of-the-art event technology. We welcome you in the impressive "Kassenhalle" and provide a separate room for each workshop.




Two room contingents are available for participants from 8 to 10 September. 


NH Collection Berlin Mitte

Friedrichstrasse 96

10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 22385195

Price single room incl. breakfast 130,00 Euro


Westin Grand

Friedrichstrasse 158-164

10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 20270

Price single room incl. breakfast 179,00 Euro


A reservation for one or two nights can be made in both hotels under the codeword "GATE e.V."


For the event GATE FUTURE a hygiene concept has been set up which corresponds to the SARS-CoV-2- Containment Measures Ordinance of the City Berlin.

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