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The Aviation Festival is an exhibition and award winning conference that has grown to become one of the largest and most established aviation shows in the world today.

The 2018 Festival will be in its 15th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of airlines, airports and travel technology companies from around the world. The conference and exhibition will host over 3,000 attendees, 250 speakers and 150 exhibition booths. Over 120 different global airlines are represented every year at this event.

The festival will take place over three days, the first day featuring several important summits on everything from Marketing to China, Airport Beacons, AI, Distribution, Loyalty and Payments.

Over the three days we will feature 150 presentations, 22 roundtable debates and several hours of networking.

The festival is an experience designed to help you get the most out of the 2 or 3 days that you are in attendance.The exhibition will feature two full days of content as part of our Innovation Theatre where exhibition visitors will be able to hear about some of the latest innovations from specialist suppliers and airline innovation hubs. Exhibitors will also be showcasing demonstrations at their stands.

In short, this year promises to be the most spectacular event yet.

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival


Welcome to the Aviation Festival


World Low Cost Airlines Congress:
Still a large part of the festival, drawing in low cost carriers from around the world year on year


Innovation in passenger experience technology for the world’s airlines


The in-flight entertainment and communications show


Air Retail Show:  
Retail strategy, merchandising and innovation


Aviation IT Show:  
Digital Transformation, data and infrastructure for the world’s airlines, airports and partners


Airport T.EX:  
Technology and experience for the world’s airports


Aviation Loyalty:  
Loyalty, revenue and retention for the world’s airlines and airports


Aviation Marketing:  
Digital and social media strategies for the world’s airlines and airports


AI, data driven technology and the future of aviation


Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival

Aviation Festival


New Technologies Meet New Business Models

New Technologies are redefining the Aviation industry. Artificial intelligence, connectivity, merchandising, digital transformation, loyalty, social media and a plethora of new applications, software and services are giving airline and airport executives a powerful range of value-adding tools. But how can the Aviation industry embrace this digital transformation? How do airlines and airports keep up with the pace of change?

By attending the world’s most forward thinking event!


Embracing Change

The Aviation Festival brings together the technology, the people and the experts that will keep you ahead of the exciting changes that are sweeping the aviation industry. Whether you are in passenger experience, retailing, IT, loyalty, marketing or innovation, this is the event for you. Where else do you have access to hundreds of new solutions on one giant show-floor and a conference agenda that addresses the big ideas needed to digitally transform the aviation industry?

The Aviation Festival Will:

  • Provide the global aviation industry with the opportunity to showcase their products and innovation to an international audience.
  • Provide a market place for suppliers in the commercial aviation space to meet their customers and learn more about their strategic development.
  • Provide an excellent global platform for the world’s commercial airlines to source new partners and brainstorm new strategies for growth.
  • Serve the world’s airline leaders by providing new ideas, new relationships and a place to network and have fun.
  • Provide airline managers with a forum to learn, network and do business.
  • Help suppliers better understand their customers.
  • Provide the wider travel industry with a place to see all of these innovations under one roof.


Mark Your Calendars Now!
Conference 5-7 September • Exhibition & Seminars 6-7 September


The Aviation Festival is two events: a world-class international conference featuring leading airline speakers from around the world; and a technology exhibition showcasing the latest innovations global leaders to the start-ups.

To visit the exhibition is free. There is, naturally, a registration fee to attend the conference.


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