József Váradi | Chief Executive Officer
Wizz Air

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air

Mr Váradi was one of the founders of Wizz Air in 2003. Mr Váradi worked at Procter & Gamble for ten years between 1991 and 2001, and became Sales Director for Global Customers where he was responsible for major clients throughout 11 EU countries. He then joined Malév Hungarian Airlines, the Hungarian state airline, as Chief Commercial Officer in 2001, before serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2003. He has also held board memberships with companies such as Lufthansa Technik Budapest (Supervisory Board, 2001-2003) and Mandala Airlines (Board of Commissioners, 2007-2011). In 2007, Mr Váradi won the Ernst & Young Hungary “Brave Innovator” award. Mr Váradi holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and a Master’s Degree in law from the University of London.
 

Appearances:



Aviation Festival - Day 2 @ 09:30

Keynote Interview: Jozsef Varadi, CEO, Wizz Air

Wizz Air CEO Jo Varadi has big plans in 2018 and beyond. He talks to us about how one of Europe’s largest LCCs plans to boost capacity and gives his thoughts on the ongoing consolidation in the European market. Find out directly from him on the potential of future expansion into the transatlantic market and understand how Wizz plan to stay very competitive.

Aviation Festival - Day 2 @ 09:45

Keynote CEO Panel: Following their interviews, our keynote speakers will join a panel discussion, where they will debate some of the biggest challenges facing the industry

  • How can the aviation industry cope with the rapid changes that digital technology brings and how are airline CEOs prioritising digital and mobile only tools and applications?
  • What is the next step for the consolidation in the European market, are low cost carriers still the core innovators in a dramatically changing industry?
  • Passenger connectivity is continually growing, how can we use this to best serve our customers and deliver a more seamless end-to-end experience?
  • What impact will low-cost long-haul travel have on the future of global competition and will we see new feeder partnerships develop?
  • What does the next generation travel experience look like?

Aviation Festival - Day 2 @ 12:45

The evolution of the LCC business model: How far can the convergence between LCCs and FSCs stretch before all models look the same?

  • What is the next step in LCC evolution beyond long haul and feeder traffic partnerships?
  • How is the LCC long haul market affecting the pricing strategies of flag carriers?
  • Are there any traditional LCCs left in established markets?
  • To what extent can LCCs compete for business travellers with FSCs?
  • How is digital technology helping LCCs differentiate their products?

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