World Aviation Festival

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In 2020 the World Aviation Festival launched our virtual  community to help the industry come together at a time of unprecedented disruption to help us all rethink, rebuild and recover. 
 
In anticipation of a resurgence in passenger numbers this summer we hosted a World Aviation Festival Virtual Week in April. This included a series of senior level panel discussions and CEO interviews that will focus on how we can prepare and capitalise on that surge in demand to help the
industry recover. Over 8,000 senior industry executives joined us throughout the week to hear about the latest industry news and updates.
 
Crucial areas covered during this week included biosecurity and contactless journey, automation, sustainability, workforce management, data and agile, payments and collaboration.
 

WATCH ON DEMAND: 

 

Keynote Interview with Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA

  • How can the industry successfully and quickly restart after such a long and painful downturn?
  • What is the roadmap to reinvigorating the long-haul market and how do you foresee government interventions? 
  • An update on the latest progress of the rollout of the IATA Travel pass and what are the hurdles ahead? 

CIO Panel: What is the right tech strategy to aid a successful pandemic recovery?

  • Lynette Dujohn, VP Innovation and Chief Information Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority
  • George Wang, Senior Vice President Of Information Technology, Singapore Airlines Limited
  • Dee Waddell, Global Managing Director, Travel And Transportation, IBM
  • Henry Harteveldt, President, Atmosphere Research Group
  • Stuart Birrell, Chief Data and Information Officer, easyJet

CEO Keynote Interview: How Emirates plan to bounce back in 2021

  • How Emirates plans to return to a full fleet in 2021
  • Is the industry in a good enough shape to respond to a rapid demand driven bounce back?
  • Why he thinks network airlines will come back stronger than ever?
  • What are Emirates plans for the latest order of A380 and how will contactless impact their customer experience?

PANEL: What is the future of biosecurity and contactless Journey’s in a part-vaccinated world?

  • Brian Plew, Director, Business Development, Thermo Fisher
  • Helena Bononi, Vice-President, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Simon Talling-Smith, Senior Advisor, The Commons Project
  • Bjoern Becker, Senior Director Product Management Ground And Digital Services, Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Henry Harteveldt, President, Atmosphere Research Group

CEO Keynote Interview: Outlook for the Air France KLM Group towards H2 2021

  • AFK recovery plans as we head into the summer 2021
  • Modernising the fleet in the midst of a pandemic
  • Outlook for the Air France KLM Group towards H2 2021

CIO Panel: What is the right tech strategy to aid a successful pandemic recovery?

  • Lynette Dujohn, VP Innovation and Chief Information Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority
  • George Wang, Senior Vice President Of Information Technology, Singapore Airlines Limited
  • Dee Waddell, Global Managing Director, Travel And Transportation, IBM
  • Henry Harteveldt, President, Atmosphere Research Group
  • Stuart Birrell, Chief Data and Information Officer, easyJet

Retail Panel: Will the pandemic trigger genuine retail and tech transformation for airlines in 2021?

  • Stefan Cars, Chief Executive Officer, Snowfall
  • Esamatti Vuolle, Head of Digital Commerce, Finnair
  • Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines
  • Johannes Walter, Head, Channel Partners, Lufthansa Group
  • Henry Harteveldt, President, Atmosphere Research Group
  • Conor O'Sullivan, Chief Product Officer, Datalex

Sustainability Panel: What are the challenges of building back better and scaling new technologies to meet industry targets?

  • Anna Mascolo, President, Shell Aviation
  • Lauren Riley, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs And Sustainability, United Air Lines
  • David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations, easyJet
  • Daniel Riefer, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Mariam Al Qubaisi, Head of Sustainability & Business Excellence, Etihad Aviation Group

CEO Keynote Interview: How Ryanair are approaching the 2021 summer

  • Passenger confidence and booking patterns leading up to summer 2021
  • What are Ryanair’s market share ambitions over the next 12 months?
  • How much influence do you think governments will have over the recovery of the industry compared to vaccines and people’s behaviours?
  • What role will the new 737 Max play in Ryanair’s recovery?

Customer Engagement: How should we be preparing our digital products and services to help reboot aviation?

  • Mark Nasr, SVP Marketing, Products, eCommerce, Air Canada
  • Anthony Woodman, Vice President Customer Journeys and Reward, Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Maryann Simson, Director, Aviation Journalist and Consultant
  • Sveinn Akerlie, CEO, Plan 3
  • Charles McKee, SVP Full Service Carrier Segment, Sabre

Since the pandemic how has collaboration and openness in the industry evolved and will elements of these trends stay within the industry?

  • Dupsy Abiola, Head Of Global Innovation, International Airlines Group
  • Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport
  • Uschi Schulte-Sasse, Senior Vice President Aviation, INFORM GmbH
  • Isabelle Droll, Chief Information Officer, TUI Aviation Tomi Pienimaki, CDO, Finnair
  • Henry Harteveldt, President, Atmosphere Research Group