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. 


2018 key speakers

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates

Sir Tim Clark

Robin Hayes, President & Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue

Robin Hayes
Chief Executive Officer


Hernán Rincón, Chief Executive Officer, Avianca

Hernán Rincón
Chief Executive Officer

Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet

Johan Lundgren


József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air

József Váradi
Chief Executive Officer
Wizz Air

Skúli Mogensen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WOW air

Skúli Mogensen
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
WOW air

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet

Ajay Singh
Chairman & Managing Director

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

John Rodgerson
Azul Brazilian Airlines Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras


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

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

Thorsten Dirks, Board Member, Lufthansa

Thorsten Dirks
Board Member


Katri Harra-Salonen, Chief Digital Officer, Finnair

Katri Harra-Salonen
Chief Digital Officer

Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand

Avi Golan
Chief Digital Officer
Air New Zealand

Shahar Markovitch, Chief Digital and Information Officer, El Al Israel

Shahar Markovitch , Chief Digital and Information Officer, El Al Israel

Mariana Fonseca Medina, Director of Ancillary and Merchandising Strategy, American Airlines

Mariana Fonseca Medina , Director of Ancillary and Merchandising Strategy, American Airlines


Julio Alejandro Gamero Alfaro, CCO, InterJet

Julio Alejandro Gamero Alfaro , CCO, InterJet 

Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

Paul Griffiths,  CEO, 

Dubai Airports


Henk Jan Gerzee , CDO, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Henk Jan Gerzee  , CDO,  Amsterdam Airport Schiphol






All 2018 speakers listed alphabetically

Surain Adyanthaya, Principal, Travel Product Strategy, PROS

Hugh Aitken, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Skyscanner

Robert Albert, CEO, Routehappy

Santiago Aldana, CDO & CIO, Avianca

Manolo Almagro, Managing Partner - Q Division, Scala Inc

Jose Alvarez, EMEA Industry Strategy Director, Oracle

Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President, Customer, Virgin Atlantic

Per Andersson, Senior Adviser, ADB Safegate

Per Andersson at Aviation Festival

Dougie Anscombe-Stephen, Digital Innovation Lead, London Luton Airport

Steve Baird, Head of Marketing & Analytics, Velocity, Virgin Australia

Stijn Bannier, Senior Business Consultant And Product Manager Mobile, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Haitham Baomar, Senior AI Expert, University College London

Jonathan Barrett, Managing Director, Europe, Dataminr

Jonathan Barrett at Aviation Festival

Waïl Benfatma, Artificial Intelligence Program Manager, Air France K.L.M.

Matthieu Betton, Commercial Director, Sojern

Markus Binkert, Chief Commercial Officer, Swiss International Air Lines

Rustom Birdie, Travel Market Development, Affirm

Stuart Birrell, Chief Information Officer, Heathrow Airports Limited

Alex Blake, SVP, Global Head of Travel Insurance, Chubb

Alex Blake at Aviation Festival

Luc Bondar, VP Loyalty, United Airlines

Luc Bondar at Aviation Festival

Oliver Bradburne, Account handler, Aerospace, JLT Specialty Limited

Graham Bradley, Loyalty Program & Propositions, Heathrow Airport

Graham Bradley at Aviation Festival

Aidan Brogan, CEO, Datalex

Mark Brown, Vice President Sales & Client Accounts EMEA, Fusion

Simon Brown, Airport Operations IT Leader, Heathrow Airports Limited

Simon Brown at Aviation Festival

Paul Buckley, Head of Social Media, Aer Lingus

Ralf Cabos, Chief Commercial Officer, PaxLife Innovations GmbH

Alicia Cabrera, Senior Marketing Manager, Caribbean Airlines

Alicia Cabrera at Aviation Festival

Yago Casanovas, Head of Payment & Fraud, Air Europa

Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo

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

Linda-Patrice Celestino at Aviation Festival

Abhi Chacko, Head Of I.T.Commercial And Innovation, Gatwick Airport

Ron Chapman, President, AS-IP Tech

Stella Chen, CTO, Hong Kong Airlines

Stella Chen at Aviation Festival

Henry Chen Weinstein, CEO, Cockpit Innovation Hub

Zhihang Chi, VP North America, Air China Limited

Francois Chopard, CEO, Starburst

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates

Brian Cobb, CIO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport

Cathal Corcoran, Chief Information Officer, Gatwick Airport

Stuart Cotterell, Head of Business Applications, Edinburgh Airport

Martin Cunnison, Chief Commercial officer, AirFi B.V.

Jim Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Farelogix

Brian Davis, Senior Vice President - Commercial, Sun Country Airlines

Brian Davis at Aviation Festival

George Demetriades, Director of Information Technology and Telecommunications Business Unit, Athens International Airport

Simon Dempsey, Founder and CEO, LikeWhere

Harald Deprosse, Managing Director, Miles and More International

Thorsten Deutrich, Vice President of Sales, GlobalDots

Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Air Italy

Thorsten Dirks, Board Member & Eurowings CEO, Lufthansa Group

Anthony Doyle, Senior Director - Global Sales Corporate Development & Operations, Air Canada

Parker Dunning, Manager – Merchandising Systems, United Airlines

Aymeric Dussart, Director of Technologies and Innovation, Aeroports De Montreal

Radoslaw Dutkowski, Director Ancillary & Product, flynas

Radoslaw Dutkowski at Aviation Festival

John Elieson, President & CEO, Radixx

Chris Engle, Chief Commercial Officer, Plusgrade Llc

Arief Fadilah, Loyalty & Ancillary Program Specialist, Garuda Indonesia

Ross Feinstein, Senior Manager and Spokesman, American Airlines

Floor Felten, General Manager Strategic Planning & Development, Brisbane Airport Corporation Ltd

Baris Findik, Chief Information Officer, Pegasus Airlines

Mariana Fonseca Medina, Director of Ancillary and Merchandising Strategy, American Airlines

Mattias Forsberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS

David Fox, Vice President of Inflight Services and Connectivity, Deutsche Telekom

Jon French, Business Development Director, Global Airline Solutions, Hotelbeds Group

Jon French at Aviation Festival

Daniel Friedli, Managing Director and Partner, Travel in Motion Gmbh

Douglas Gaccione, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Switchfly

Douglas Gaccione at Aviation Festival

Jan-Peter Gaense, Head of Passenger Experience Products & Solutions, Lufthansa Systems

Julio Alejandro Gamero, Chief Commercial Officer, Interjet

Chris Garlock, Director of Business Analysis, Fusion

Chris Garlock at Aviation Festival

Antonio Garutti, Head of Telecommunication System Project Office, European Space Agency

Jason Gauci, Lecturer In Avionics, University Of Malta

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, AirBaltic

Erik-Jan Gelink, Chief Commercial Officer, Transavia Airlines

Henk Jan Gerzee, CDO, Royal Schiphol Group

Henk Jan Gerzee at Aviation Festival

Peter Glade, Commercial Director, SunExpress

Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand

Avi Golan at Aviation Festival

Frederic Gonnaud, VP Retail and Ancillaries, Air France K.L.M.

Frederic Gonnaud at Aviation Festival

Ariane Gorin, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Expedia Affiliate Network, Expedia

Houman Goudarzi, Technology and Innovation, IATA

Houman Goudarzi at Aviation Festival

Bob Graham, Head of Airport Research, Eurocontrol

Steven Greenway, President, Swoop

Tom Gregorson, VP of Products and Solutions, ATPCO

Tom Gregorson at Aviation Festival

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Robertjan Groeneveld, Social Media Hub Manager, Royal Klm Dutch Airlines

Ubeydullah Gungor, Online Sales & Marketing Specialist, Turkish Airlines

David Gunnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Dohop

David Gunnarsson at Aviation Festival

Konsta Hansson, General Manager, Reaktor

Michael Hardin, Director of Policy, Entry/Exit Transformation, Office of Field Operations, US Customs and Border Protection

Michael Hardin at Aviation Festival

Katri Harra-Salonen, Chief Digital Officer, Finnair

Katri Harra-Salonen at Aviation Festival

Henry Harteveldt, Principal, Atmosphere Research Group

Ashley Harvey, Airside Operations Control Lead and UAS Lead, Gatwick Airport

Peter Hauptvogel, Chief Information Officer, FlyBe

Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue

Robin Hayes at Aviation Festival

Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer, CarTrawler Ltd

Bobby Healy at Aviation Festival

Henning Horst, Senior Manager, Sales Aeronautical EMEA, SES

Vanessa Horwell, Chief Strategy Officer, ThinkInk PR

Nolan Hough, Managing Director, MAGO

Jerry Hu, VP - Transport Division, Alibaba Group

Andrew Hurst, CTO, 2e Systems

Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director, HK Express

Tanner Huysman, Director, Ancillary Products, Spirit Airlines

Tanner Huysman at Aviation Festival

George J. Khairallah, President, JR Technologies

Kenny Jacobs, CMO, Ryanair

Pramod Jain, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions Management, Sabre

Johanna Jäkälä, CMO, Finnair

Vijay Janakiraman, Senior Scientist, Data Sciences and Aviation Safety, NASA

Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport

Fredrik Jaresved, CEO - Airport City, Swedavia

Fredrik Jaresved at Aviation Festival

Marko Javornik, Vice President / General Manager, Mobility & Travel, Comtrade Digital Services

Marko Javornik at Aviation Festival

Maurice Jenkins, Division Director for Information Systems, Miami Dade County, Aviation Department

Maurice Jenkins at Aviation Festival

Guy Johnson, News Anchor, Journalist and aviation enthusiast, Bloomberg

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

Suhail Kadri, Vice President of Information Technology, Hamad International Airport

Suhail Kadri at Aviation Festival

Terry Kane, Industry Manager, Facebook MENAP, Facebook & Instagram

Terry Kane at Aviation Festival

Juha Karstunen, Digital Transformation Lead, Finnair

Blair Koch, Chief Technology Officer and President, Datalex

Dheeraj Kohli, Vice President and Global Head of Travel and Transportation, UNISYS® Corporation

Dheeraj Kohli at Aviation Festival

Zdenek Komenda, Chief Business Development Officer,

Gabi Kool, CEO, QIX

Con Korfiatis, Chief Executive Officer, flyadeal

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

Zheng Lei, President, IAR - Institute for Aviation Research

Zheng Lei at Aviation Festival

Karina Leute, Director Business Development, Blacklane

Dianchun Li, President, HK Express

Dianchun Li at Aviation Festival

Jason Liu, VP Commercial, Hainan Airlines

Jason Liu at Aviation Festival

Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet

Pablo Gomez Gallardo Maass, Vice President Of E-Commerce And Digital Advertising, Aeromexico

Alexander Mans, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, FLYR

John Mansfield, Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE Aviation

Hari Marar, President, Bangalore International Airport

Shahar Markovitch, Chief Digital and Information Officer, El Al Israel Airlines

Gianni Marostica, Director of Business Development and Travel, Google Inc

Gilles Mascaras, Head of Product - Digital Transformation & Innovation, Etihad

Kevin May, Editor -In-Chief, Travel Technology

Sascha Meskendahl, Chief Revenue Officer, Blacklane

Miranda Mills, Chief Digital Officer Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce Plc

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

Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Products & Services, Japan Airlines

Akira Mitsumasu at Aviation Festival

Vanja Mlaco, Coach of Digital Team, Transavia Airlines

Vanja Mlaco at Aviation Festival

Skúli Mogensen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WOW air

David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations, EasyJet

Valerie Anne Nandrin, Brand Manager, Brussels Airlines

Valerie Anne Nandrin at Aviation Festival

Mehmet T. Nane, Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Airlines

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

Annelie Nassen, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Scandinavian Airlines

Christoph Neut, VP EMEA, Sparkcentral

Shashank Nigam, Chief Executive Officer, SimpliFlying

Natalia Nikolaeva, Loyalty Director, S7 Airlines

Natalia Nikolaeva at Aviation Festival

Jon Norris, Senior Director - Marketing, Panasonic Avionics

Juliandra Nurtjahjo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citilink Indonesia

David O'Flanagan, CEO, Boxever

David O'Flanagan at Aviation Festival

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

Jouni Oksanen at Aviation Festival

Tore Ostby, EVP Strategic Development, Norwegian Air Shuttle

Tore Ostby at Aviation Festival

William Owen, Founding Partner, Made by Many Ltd

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

Ron Palmeri, Founder and CEO, Layer

David Palmieri, CEO, @aquila Inc.

Sarah Panthou, Retail & Ancillaries, Air France K.L.M.

Sarah Panthou at Aviation Festival

Michael Peters, Vice President of Product Management, Revenue Management Systems

Michael Peters at Aviation Festival

Michael Pichler, Enterprise Architect, Salesforce

Sebastien Pichon, Industry Manager - Travel, Google

Meherwan Polad, Sr. Director, Commercial Aviation, ViaSat, Inc.

Bryan Porter, Vice President of Consulting, OpenJaw Technologies

Bryan Porter at Aviation Festival

Tom Prevot, Director Aispace Systems, Uber

Matthew Pruitt, Chief Solutions Architect, Federal, NEC Corporation of America

Matthew Pruitt at Aviation Festival

Rolf Purzer, CEO, ATPCO

Rolf Purzer at Aviation Festival

Pacino Qin, Head of Ancillary Revenue and Head of Hong Kong Airlines Holidays, Hong Kong Airlines

Pacino Qin at Aviation Festival

Babar Rahman, Head of Global Sponsorships of C.S.R. and Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity, Qatar Airways

Juliana Ramirez, Head of Ancillary Revenue, Volaris

Jan Richards, Head of Insights And Planning At Dublin Airport Authority, Dublin Airport

Hernán Rincón, Chief Executive Officer, Avianca

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

John Rodgerson at Aviation Festival

Mark Ross-Smith, Head of Enrich and Loyalty, Malaysia Airlines

Mark Ross-Smith at Aviation Festival

Tomas Salfischberger, CEO, Relay42

Tomas Salfischberger at Aviation Festival

Sergio Sánchez González, Industry Business Development Associate (EMEA TTL), Salesforce

Arrigo Santini, CDO/ Head of E-Channel Management, S.E.A. Milan Airports

Arrigo Santini at Aviation Festival

Adnan Saulat, General Manager - Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Group, Mindtree

Bart Saverwyns, Chief Digital Officer, Brussels Airport

Bart Saverwyns at Aviation Festival

Susanne Schadler, Global Marketing Manager, NXP Semiconductors

Susanne Schadler at Aviation Festival

Thilo Schaefer, Managing Director, Leisure Cargo

Brian Schettler, Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX

Youvraj Seeam, E-Sales & Product Manager, Commercial (E-Commerce), Air Mauritius

Youvraj Seeam at Aviation Festival

Natasha Semmence, Social Media Travel Influencer, Eat Sleep Shoot Travel

Natasha Semmence at Aviation Festival

Nikunj Shanti, Chief Data and Digital Officer, AirAsia

Bib Shukla, Senior Enterprise Architect - Information Data, Virgin Atlantic

Katja Siberg, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Finavia Corporation

Katja Siberg at Aviation Festival

Bonny Simi, President, Jet Blue Technology Ventures

Emma Simpson, Innovation Manager, Civil Aviation Authority

Maryann Simson, Director, A.P.E.X. Media

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet

Ajay Singh at Aviation Festival

Mike Slone, Chief Experience Officer, Travelaer

Devon Smibert, Director of Cybersecurity, Westjet

Devon Smibert at Aviation Festival

Justin Steele, Vice President, Product, Switchfly

Justin Steele at Aviation Festival

Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport

Guy Stephenson at Aviation Festival

John Strickland, Director, J.L.S Consulting

John Strickland at Aviation Festival

Brian Sumers, Airline Industry Reporter, Skift

Päivyt Tallqvist, Director, Media Relations, Finnair

Walter Tauchner, Vice President of Partner Management, Wertkarten GmbH

Mammen Tharakan, Manager Air Service Development, Calgary Airport Authority

Mammen Tharakan at Aviation Festival

Mike Thompson, Head of Sales, EMEA & Americas, Navitaire an Amadeus company

Mike Thompson at Aviation Festival

Hrafn Thorgeirsson, Chief Executive Officer, Primera Air

Gary Townsend, Chief Innovation Officer, Black Swan Data

Al Tredinnick, BDM, 15below

Al Tredinnick at Aviation Festival

Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe

Jeff Ulrich, Senior Manager - Digital Innovation, United

Jeff Ulrich at Aviation Festival

Marc Van Eijs, Director information management Customer Marketing for Air France, Air France KLM

Frederik Van Essen, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Inmarsat

Eveline van Sandick, Chief Executive Officer, Attached Language Intelligence

Guido van Til, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Air France - KLM

Guido van Til at Aviation Festival

Jimmy Martinez Von Korff, Founder, Immfly

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

Johannes Walter, Senior Director, Lufthansa Group

Johannes Walter at Aviation Festival

Benjamin Walther, Managing Director, Information Design

Zheng Wang, CEO, HiApp (HNA Group)

Zheng Wang at Aviation Festival

Adam Ward, Director, Digital Sales Europe, GE Aviation

Adam Ward at Aviation Festival

Jordan Wattimena, Product Owner & Senior Business Consultant, KLM

Spencer Wilcox, Strategic Value Consultant, Domo

Greg Williams, Editor -In-Chief, Wired

Campbell Wilson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Singapore Airlines Limited

Thomas Wittmann, Head of Information Technology Domain Digitalization, Innovation and Architecture, Lufthansa

Michael Wuerger, VP Operations Control Centre, Allegiant Air

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Conference 5-7 September • Exhibition & Seminars 6-7 September

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