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

Confirmed 2018 speakers include:

CIOs and Technology Leaders

  • Charu Jain, CIO, Alaska Air Group
  • Dag Skage, CIO, Norwegian Air 
  • Chris Jessen, CIO, OneJet
  • Ajay Sharma, Investment Associate, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Ken McKenzie, SVP Corporate Development, Airbus
  • Dawn Gregory, Deputy Director of Innovation, City of Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson)
  • Brian Gross, VP of Digital Innovation, Aeroméxico
  • Sander Stomph, Dir. Design Doing & Data Sci., KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Jose Bonilla, Director Innovation Task Force, TSA 
  • Christine Izuakor, Mngr. Global Security Strategy and Awareness, United 
CEOs, Presidents, and Founders
  • Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, US Global Investors
  • Alex Wilcox, CEO, JetSuite (Founding Member of jetBlue)
  • William Dean Donovan, Founder & Director, Volaris
  • David Zipkin, Partner, Vice President, Tradewind Aviation
  • Philippe Bayard, Director, Sunrise Airways
CIOs and Technology Leaders
  • Jeff Martin, EVP of Operations, jetBlue Airways
  • Richard Kyereh, Deputy, Head Commercial, Africa World Airlines Ltd.
  • Dave Doty, Sr. Manager, Network Planning & Performance, Southwest
  • Todd Neuman, EVP, South African Airways 
  • Federico Fischer, Mgr. Commercial and Operations Systems, Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Sergio Hurtado, Sr. Dir. Int’l Airport Operations, Southwest Airlines 
  • Thom Lang, GM Salt Lake City Redevelopment, Delta Air Lines
  • Jason Wilson, Dir. Real Estate Mgmt and Dvlpt, Miami International Airport
Marketing, eCommerce, and Loyalty
  • Mohammad Gaber, Sr. Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy, AirCanada
  • Jonathan Clarkson, Sr. Dir. Loyalty, Partnerships and Products, Southwest 
  • Harriet Luyai, Digital Marketing Manager, Kenya Airways
  • Natalia Correa, eCommerce Operations Manager, LATAM Airlines Group
  • Samantha Stinson, Web Manager Strategy, American Airlines
  • Claudia Martinez, Digital Marketing Manager, Volaris 
  • Jaymes Todero , Product Manager, eCommerce, United

Airport Technology Executives

  • Dave Wilson, Director of Innovation, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
  • Dominic Nessi, Ex-CIO, LAX/LAWA
  • Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland
  • Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation, Colorado Springs Airport
  • Jeff Schultes, Deputy Dir. Aviation, El Paso Int’l Airport
  • Omar Sterling, IT Manager, British Virgin Islands Airports
  • Massimo Di Perna, Commercial Aviation Director, Trieste Airport (Italy)
  • Stewart Liberman, Sr. Technology and Security Analyst, Port Auth. NY NJ 
  • Maurice Jenkins, CIO, Miami International Airport
  • Diego Ferrer, Managing Deputy Commissioner, IT, Chicago Aviation Dept.
  • Jerry Schwinghammer, CTO, Charlotte International Airport
CCO’s, Revenue, and Distribution
  • Pablo Chiozza, Sr. VP USA, Canada Caribbean, Latam Airlines
  • Rolando Damas, Managing Director, N. America and Asia, Avianca
  • Gaston Rodriguez, USA Commercial Director, Azul Brazil
  • Juliana Ramirez, Head of Revenue Development, Volaris
  • Curtis Willmore, Strategic Analyst, Distribution, United
  • Matt Holliday, Director, Charter Sales, Eastern Airlines
  • Lars Sande, SVP Sales & Distribution, Norwegian Air
  • David Harvey, Managing Director Business Development, Southwest 
  • Rafael Martínez, VP, Distribution & Revenue Mgmt, Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Catherine Hughes, Commercial Distribution Manager, AirCanada
  • Christopher Amenechi, VP, Pricing and Revenue Mgmt, Copa 
  • Rana Ghosh, Sr. Director, Ancillary Revenue, Spirit Airlines
  • Vincent Gauthier-Dore, Director Business Development US, Air Canada
Other Aviation Executives
  • Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist, TEAGUE
  • Tom Bacon, CEO, Airline Revenue Optimization
  • David Tait, Former EVP and Executive Director, Virgin Atlantic Airways 
  • Bobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawler 
  • Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo 
  • Manish Shrivastava, Co-Founder, Travel Commerce Solutions
  • René Armas Maes, Managing Director, Jet Link International 
  • Eric Nordling, COO, Revenue Management Systems 
  • Dr. Gerald Schreiber, CEO, PaxLife
  • Justin Steele, VP of Product, SwitchFly

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