World Class Speakers


The Aviation Festival conference agenda will feature 200+ speakers across 9 streams. Speakers will come from the most successful, innovative and thought-provoking airlines from around the world. They will be supported by leading suppliers from the mega tech companies to the latest start-ups who are shaking up the industry. 




Meet our 2018 speakers

Santiago Aldana, CDO & CIO, Avianca

Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President, Customer, Virgin Atlantic

Luc Bondar, VP Loyalty, United Airlines

Luc Bondar at Aviation Festival

Paul Buckley, Head of Social Media, Aer Lingus

Linda-Patrice Celestino, Vice President - Guest Experience & Delivery, Etihad Airways

Linda-Patrice Celestino at Aviation Festival

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates

Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Guest Experience Officer, Westjet

Rossen Dimitrov at Aviation Festival

Radoslaw Dutkowski, Director Ancillary & Product, flynas

Radoslaw Dutkowski at Aviation Festival

Mattias Forsberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, S.A.S.

Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand

Avi Golan at Aviation Festival

Houman Goudarzi, Manager, Innovation, IATA

Houman Goudarzi at Aviation Festival

Tom Gregorson, VP of Products and Solutions, ATPCO

Tom Gregorson at Aviation Festival

Brian Gross, Vice President of Digital Innovation, Aeromexico

Katri Harra-Salonen, Chief Digital Officer, Finnair

Katri Harra-Salonen at Aviation Festival

Robin Hayes, President & Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue

Robin Hayes at Aviation Festival

Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer, CarTrawler Ltd

Bobby Healy at Aviation Festival

Johanna Jäkälä, CMO, Finnair

Linda Jojo, Executive Vice President, Technology & Chief Digital Officer, United Airlines

Piia Karhu, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Finnair

Nik Laming, General Manager of Loyalty, Cebu Pacific Air

Simon Lamkin, Chief Information Officer, Brussels Airlines

Simon Lamkin at Aviation Festival

Christian Langer, CDO, Lufthansa Group

Don Langford, Senior Vice President of Technology, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Joe Leader, Chief Executive Officer, APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association)

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad

James Lee Barrett, Director of Ancillary Revenue, VivaAerobus

James Lee Barrett at Aviation Festival

Paulo Miranda, Chief Experience Officer, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA

Akira Mitsumasu, VP, Marketing & Strategy Research, Japan Airlines

Akira Mitsumasu at Aviation Festival

Skúli Mogensen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WOW air

Mark Nasr, Vice President, Loyalty & eCommerce, Air Canada

Jon Norris, Sr. Director Corporate Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics

Jouni Oksanen, Senior Vice President, eCommerce, Sales and Marketing, Air Baltic

Jouni Oksanen at Aviation Festival

Ravinder (Ravi) Pal Singh, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited)

Ravinder (Ravi) Pal Singh at Aviation Festival

Rolf Purzer, CEO, ATPCO

Rolf Purzer at Aviation Festival

Juliana Ramirez, Head of Ancillary Revenue, Volaris

Hernán Rincón, Chief Executive Officer, Avianca

John Rodgerson, CEO, Azul Brazilian Airlines Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras

John Rodgerson at Aviation Festival

Nikunj Shanti, Chief Data and Digital Officer, AirAsia

Nikunj Shanti at Aviation Festival

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet

Ajay Singh at Aviation Festival

Guido van Til, Vice President of Digital Strategy, KLM

Guido van Til at Aviation Festival

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air

Dee Waddell, Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation, IBM

Johannes Walter, Senior Director, Lufthansa Group

Johannes Walter at Aviation Festival

Piya Yodmani, Chief Executive Officer, Nok Air

Piya Yodmani at Aviation Festival




Aviation Festival

Conference: 5-7 September
Exhibition: & Seminars 6-7 September 
Business Design Centre, London

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