Aviation Festival Americas 2018 will continue the tradition of bringing together the executives from top airlines, airports and solution providers in Miami.

We are currently putting together the 2018 agenda! If you are interested in speaking at our 2018 event, call Michael Ryan now at +1 646 619 1787 or email

2017 speakers included:

Airport & Airline Speakers

  • Robert L. Fornaro, CEO, Spirit Airlines
  • Martin Boyer, CIO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • William Dean Donovan, Founder & Director, Volaris
  • Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO, Viva Aerobus 
  • Rodrigo Llaguno, CXO, Aeroméxico 
  • Trevor Martín, CCO, Iberia Express
  • Andrés Fabre, CEO, Aeromar
  • Keith Wallis, Director of Global Distribution, Air Canada
  • Lyell Farquharson, Vice President Sales & Distribution, WestJet
  • Chris Amenechi, VP, Pricing and Revenue Management, Copa Airlines
  • Jeff Ulrich, Senior Manager Digital Innovation, United Airlines
  • Isabel Rodríguez Benito , Head of Big Data Analytics, Iberia Express
  • David Harvey, Managing Director Business Development, Southwest Airlines
  • Sami Foguel, Vice President of Customer Operations and Quality, Azul Linhas Aereas
  • Pawel Westfalewicz, Chief IT Architect, LOT Polish Airlines
  • Scott Fisher, Sr. Director, Ancillary Revenue and Loyalty, Frontier Airlines
  • Chris Jessen, CIO, OneJet
  • Jason Wilson, Director of Real Estate Management and Development, Miami International Airport
  • Luis Gerardo Castillo, Revenue Management & Pricing, Pawa Dominicana
  • Tye Radcliffe, Director Distribution Payment & Ticketing Systems, United Airlines
  • Rolando Damas, Managing Director North America & Asia, Avianca
  • Rana Ghosh, Sr. Director, Ancillary Revenue, Spirit Airlines
  • Raj Singh, Managing Director, jetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Ajay Sharma, Investment Associate, jetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Rustom Birdie, Ancillary Products Manager, Virgin America
  • James Callaghan, Chief Technologist, WestJet
  • Cheryl Hughey, Managing Director of Culture, Southwest Airlines
  • Gaston Rodriguez, USA Commercial Director, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

Industry Leaders:

  • David Tait, Former Executive Vice President, First Employee & Executive Director, Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Antonio C. Carbone, NDC Regional Implementation Manager of The Americas, IATA
  • Filipe Pereira dos Reis, Regional Director Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, IATA
  • Mauricio Estrello, Regional Manager Passenger Experience, Americas, IATA
  • Jean-Charles Odelé, Regional Director of The Americas, IATA
  • Shashank Nigam, CEO, SimpliFlying
  • Marc Rosenberg, President, STRATACONNEX
  • Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist, Teague
  • Anton Diego, Founder & CEO, EveryMundo
  • Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo
  • Kevin Cohn, Senior Vice President, Operations, Smartling

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