World Aviation Festival



What is The World Aviation Festival?

The World Aviation Festival is commercial aviation industry's largest meeting and market place.

2022 will have new topics that are crucial to industry improvements and recovery such as automation, biometrics, demand forecasting, new normal and much more. New business models are at the heart of our programme.
We help the aviation industry keep up with new changes in the market and translate them into actionable take-aways, that drive innovation, experience and revenue.
Over two days we'll feature 400 speakers from the world's largest airlines, airports and travel technology leaders, sharing their secrets, tips and lessons learnt.

Is the event live?

YES! We are so excited to host the event in-person.


Can I attend the event virtually or dial in?

NO. There are a few speakers who may have to give their presentations virtually, but attendees will need to be at the event physically.


When and where is the event?

The World Aviation Festival is held at the RAI exhibition centre, Amsterdam. The World Aviation Festival 2022 will take place on the 4-6 October 2022.

The RAI Address is: RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein 24 1078 GZ Amsterdam, P.O. Box 77777, 1070 MS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Opening times


Pre Day Summits | Tuesday, 4th of October (9:00-17:30)

09:00 – Registration and welcome coffee via Entrance L

10:00 – Summits start

17:30 – Summit finish

18:00 - Start of drinks at Traveller


Day 1 | Wednesday, 5th of October (8:25-18:00)

07:30 – Registration & Cloakroom open

07:45 – Exhibition and main café inside hall 12 open

08:25 – First keynote session in Hall 12

10:00 – First keynote session in Hall 10

18:00 – End of keynote session

19:00 – Close of expo


18:30 – 21:30

Offsite drinks reception @ Strandzuid sponsored by Cartrawler


Main Day 2 | Thursday, 6th of October (8:00-18:00)

08:30 – Halls open

09:20 – First keynotes

15:45 – last session


How do I get there?

Metro or Bus

From Amsterdam Central Station you can take metro 52, the new underground connection linking the district of Amsterdam North to the Amsterdam Zuid railway station. This line provides the fastest direct connection from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI (via the Europaplein station). You can also take tram 4 and get off at Europaplein.


From Amstel Station, you can reach us with metro 51 (get off at Amsterdam RAI station) or bus lines 62 (get off at Europaplein) or 65 (get off at Scheldeplein). Metro 50, which runs between Amsterdam Sloterdijk en Gein, also stops at the Amsterdam RAI station.


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How much are tickets?

The full three-day conference and exhibition pass costs £2500 per person. This gives you access to all conference theatres, and the exhibition floor. However, you can save a significant amount by booking early. The earlier you book the more your ticket will be. For more info, visit our ticket page.


How do I receive my ticket?

Once you complete your booking, a confirmation email will be sent directly to your email address. All attendees must use the Swapcard app or online version to obtain their QR code badge. This can be used for self-registration at the event. Alternatively, one of our staff organisers will confirm your registration and provide you with your badge.


Coronavirus Covid-19 updates

Please check the Governement of the Netherlands for any questions about travellings requirements and restrictions before travelling to the Netherlands.

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What is Swapcard?

Swapcard is our official event platform app. You will receive your login details once the app is live. Once you have received your details, you must download the app and login as you will need to present your QR code at registration for your badge. The app will also give you the opportunity to make connections and network with other attendees. As there will be no paper agendas at the event, you can view it on the app; build your own personalised agenda by marking the sessions you are interested in. Please note, you cannot attend the event or dial into any sessions virtually through the app. You will need to attend the event physically to participate in sessions.


See more on how to login onto Swapcard here .