The following is our programme for DISPAX World 2023. The programme will be updated with the 2024 agenda in April.

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2023

0900-0930 | SESSION 1 TALES FROM 33,000 FEET…OR THEREABOUTS

– Toronto to Frankfurt: hand baggage as a weapon
Luis Manuel Gonzalez Gonzalez

– Reykjavik to Riga: "you're all going to die"
Evija Broka

– London to Dubai: when stag parties turn bad
Alberto Tebaldi

0930-1050 | SESSION 2 QUASHING MYTHS

The Implications of the Tokyo Convention for Aircrew: are airlines, and their crew, immune from civil legal action as well as criminal prosecution?

Restraining Unruly Passengers to Their Seats: are there legal concerns?

One in the Sky is Worth Two on the Ground: does alcohol really have greater impact at altitude?

1050-1120 | Coffee Break |  Sponsored by

1120-1300 | SESSION 3 XENOPHOBIA IN THE WAKE OF A PANDEMIC: A WORLD IN TURMOIL & DISTURBING TRENDS

Unmasked: the legacy of the pandemic in terms of passenger behaviour

Xenophobia & Paranoia: geopolitical trends and the media’s impact on passenger behaviour and aircrew response

Avion Patera Flights: faked unruly passenger incidents and illegal migration

State-Sponsored Hijacking: Ryanair Flight 4978’s forced diversion to Minsk

1300-1400 | Lunch

1400-1425 | Panel Q&A

Daniela Modonesi, Chairperson, Ground Staff Committee, European Transport Workers Federation, Italy

Harel Peled, Operational Psychologist, Israel

Alexandra James, Analysis Output Manager, Osprey Flight Solutions, UK

Piotr Dudek LLM, Director, New Technologies, Defence & Aerospace, TGC Corporate Lawyers, Poland

1550-1730 | SESSION 5 MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Suicidal Ideation: assessing the propensity for aircrew to take their own lives inflight

‘Crazy Passengers’: modernising aircrew mental health awareness training

Understanding Frotteurism & Toucherism: paraphilia in the aircraft cabin

DAY TWO THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2023

0900-1030 | SESSION 6 PREVENTION AS A CURE

The Need for Industry Collaboration: a European initiative

Airport Security: a role in mitigating unruly passenger incidents inflight

Panel Q&A

1030-1100 | Coffee Break | Sponsored by

1100-1300 | SESSION 7 BEST PRACTICE IN UNRULY PASSENGER TRAINING

Airline Innovation: preventative measures

Panel Q&A

1300-1400 | Lunch

1400-1520 | SESSION 8 AEROMEDICAL ISSUES & PASSENGER RESTRAINT MANAGEMENT

MASTERCLASS: BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONS, PHYSICAL INTERVENTIONS AND RESTRAINT:
WHAT CAN AVIATION LEARN FROM OTHER SECTORS?

  • Biomechanical Considerations & Joint Immobilisation: transitioning from manual holds to restraint devices

1520-1550 | Tea Break

1720-1730 | SESSION 11 WHAT TO DO ON MONDAY MORNING

DISPAX World 2023 Closes