The Conference

AVIATION FESTIVAL ASIA WILL BE POSTPONED TO 22 - 23 JUNE 2021

 

 

Now in its 16th year, Aviation Festival Asia is where the global aviation industry comes together in Asia.

This is the stage for the C-suite, the influencers and the game changers to meet and share ideas on the latest and most vital innovations that are changing the way full-service airlines, low cost carriers and airports are doing business.

 

Over the last 15 years, we have seen countless C-Level aviation leaders from all around the world joining us at an event packed with inspiration, ideas and networking at the very highest level. Many of these executives arranged a number of meetings with each other around the event, confirming its reputation as not just an industry forum, but also a place where real business gets done.

Singapore, 23 - 24 June 2020

Schedule

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Jun 2308:50
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Keynote Interviews and Panel

Keynotes
Moderator: Dylan Loh, Senior Reporter, Nikkei Asian Review
Jerome Thil, Vice President Digital Innovation, Singapore Airlines Limited
Kenny Chang, Chief Information Office, KOREAN AIR
Nitin Sethi, Vice President Of Digital, IndiGo
Jun 2311:40
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Incorporating AI into your payments strategy

Air Retail & Payments
Takafumi Maruyama, Director, Chief Digital Strategist, JAPAN Airlines
Jun 2311:40
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Value creation through retailing

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Yanik Hoyles, Director, New Distribution Capability (Ndc) Program, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Jun 2311:40
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Panel: CMO Insights

Aviation Marketing
Gunardi Minah, General Manager, Marketing, Lion Air
Jun 2311:40
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People technology in recruitment

Aviation Human Capital
Ann-Marie Campbell, Chief People Officer, Qatar Airways
Ananda RS, Head - People Technology, airasia
Jun 2311:40
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The smart, digital airport

Digital Airport
Aimen Al Hosni, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Airports
Jun 2311:40
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Panel: CIO Insights

Digital Airline
Beginning with three interviews with airline CIOs and CDOs and followed by a panel discussion, this session will take a top-down approach to your airline’s digital transformation strategy.·The function of the CIO in customer experience ·Aligning your airline behind one IT vision·Overcoming new system migration challenges·Beyond just the IT function: taking a holistic view of technology·Building an integrated digitisation strategy·Should Innovation Labs be a core part of your technology strategy? ·Getting buy in from the boardroom
Amit Sagi, Director Of Digital (Cdo), El Al Israel Airlines
Duc Vuong, Chief Information Officer, Bamboo Airways
Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information Officer, Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited)
Jason Chin, Vice President It, Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd
Jun 2312:00
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Session Reserved for Unbabel

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Jun 2312:00
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Why airlines are selecting Bluetooth for passenger connectivity

IFEC Asia
Ron Chapman, President, AS-IP Tech
Jun 2312:00
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Hiring tomorrow's airline pilots in partnership with flight training organisations

Aviation Human Capital
Rajeev Bhalla, Fleet Captain Pilot Recruitment And Inductions, IndiGo
Jun 2312:00
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PANEL – A role-reversal: does the customer’s expectation of the digital experience dictate the design of the modern airport?

Digital Airport
Priyanga Wijewardana, Digital Experience Manager, SriLankan Airlines
Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Global Marketing, JAPAN Airlines
Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Airport Services, Manchester Airport
Jun 2312:20
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Panel: Making payments seamless: what are the biggest barriers?

Air Retail & Payments
Moderator: Amine Boulaghmen, Head Of Settlement Services, IATA
Vivian Chandru J, Head - Payments Innovation And Market Development, Intermiles
John Mutesi, E-Commerce Manager, Air Namibia
Michael Parkinson, UK General Manager And Director Of Travel, Trustly Group Ab
Jun 2312:20
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Panel: Metasearch or direct bookings

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
·Instant bookings, instant success·Reactive pricing strategies·Airlines becoming OTAs: a way forward?Is bigger better? Big Tech going large in the booking arena
Paul Ignatz Hannak, Sales Products And Programs Distribution Apac, Lufthansa
Richard Englemann, Regional Vice President - Asia And Oceania At Japan Airlines, JAPAN Airlines
Jun 2312:20
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Panel: Inflight connectivity: Dollars vs data

IFEC Asia
·What’s more valuable: charging customers for Wi-Fi, or collecting data for free?·How can connectivity pay for itself?·Partnership opportunities·Long haul low cost: should airlines be charging for inflight entertainment?·Sponsorship: a further way to monetise IFEC?
Tal Kalderon, Head Of Inflight Entertainment And Connectivity, Content And Media, El Al Israel Airlines
David Coiley, Vice President, Aviation, Inmarsat Aviation
Divenesh Sivanathan, Partnership Manager, ROKKI AirAsia
Benito Gliponeo III, Project And Application Management - Commercial Information Systems, Philippine Airlines
Jun 2312:20
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PANEL – We’re hiring! Getting creative with your recruitment strategy

Aviation Human Capital
  • Pilot training academies: finding internal solutions
  • How can you futureproof your employee gaps?
  • Going beyond your regional boundaries: are recruitment agencies a solution to overseas hiring challenges?
  • Recruitment automation technology
  • The role of compensation and benefits in recruitment
  • Painting a picture of belonging: how to attract talent with your brand
Moderator: Kim Chua, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Raheel Ahmed, Chief Hr Officer, Pakistan International Airlines
Zuzana Arvin, Head Of Recruitment, airasia
Jun 2314:00
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Leveraging relevance drivers for airline brands

Aviation Marketing
Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Global Marketing, JAPAN Airlines
Jun 2314:00
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How technology is changing training at Vietnam Airlines?

Aviation Human Capital
Phuong Nguyen The, Deputy General Manager And Aviation Specialized Training Department, Vietnam Airlines
Jun 2314:00
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Designing your airport to optimise passenger flow

Digital Airport
Isuru Dissanayake, It Business Systems Analyst, SriLankan Airlines
Jun 2314:00
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Reinventing the airline business model

Digital Airline
Frank Reisewitz, Senior Category Manager Flight, Eurowings Digital GmbH
Jun 2314:20
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Emerging payment platforms & methods in emerging markets

Air Retail & Payments
Youvraj Seeam, E-Sales And Product Manager, Commercial (E-Commerce), Air Mauritius Ltd
Jun 2314:20
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Content: Another ancillary revenue stream?

IFEC Asia
Ali Fahir Syahir, Senior Executive, New Business Opportunity, Garuda Indonesia
Jun 2314:20
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Products. Not Projects

Aviation Marketing
Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo
Jun 2314:20
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Driving innovation in every employees: Experience from vueling

Aviation Human Capital
Jun 2314:20
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Speeding up processing time: the key to happier customers

Digital Airport
Pascal Bélanger, Vice President And Chief Commercial Officer, Winnipeg Airports Authority
Jun 2314:20
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Enabling data-driven collaboration across all airline functions: Breaking down the silos

Digital Airline
Daan Debie, Director Engineering And Architecture, KLM UK Engineering
Jun 2314:40
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Innovations learning & development: Embracing new technologies and ownership mindset

Aviation Human Capital
Andrew Stotter-Brooks, Vice President Learning And Development, Etihad Airways
Jun 2314:40
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The airport customer journey: Where are the main opportunities for development?

Digital Airport
Jun 2314:40
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Digital Airline
Nitin Sethi, Vice President Of Digital, IndiGo
Jun 2315:00
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Data driven decision making

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Marcus Kresin, Group Chief Information Officer, Intro Group
Jun 2315:00
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Aviation Marketing
Mike Tansey, Managing Director, Lead For Travel And Hospitality, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East And Turkey, Accenture
Jun 2315:00
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Technology transformation in HR & rewards: Air Asia experience

Aviation Human Capital
Jun 2315:00
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Baggage tracking in the digital age

Digital Airport
Adam Thompson, Vice President Operations, Mallard Air
Jun 2315:00
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AirAsia Customer Happiness Digital Transformation

Digital Airline
Adam Geneave, Chief Customer Happiness Officer, Air Asia
Anurag Sahay, Head, Ai And Big Data Business Unit, Nagarro, Inc.
Jun 2315:20
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Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Alain Chisari, Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific, Lufthansa Group
Jun 2315:20
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BYOD: The death of customer facing IFEC hardware?

IFEC Asia
Alia Al Qalam, Inflight Entertainment And Connectivity Manager, Oman Air
Jun 2315:20
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Creating a 360-degree view of your customer through data

Aviation Marketing
Minna Karha, Head Of Data, Finnair
Jun 2315:20
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Transforming the Insular Culture of Aviation : Allowing for the Winds of Change to Take Flight

Aviation Human Capital
Saravanan Karumanan, Head Of People Development, Malaysia Airlines
Jun 2315:40
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Machine learning and artificial intelligence: how to leverage data to increase revenue

Air Retail & Payments
Jun 2315:40
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Panel: Shifts in the distribution ecosystem: Which way are we going?

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
·Global distribution systems: how will they evolve?·NDC APIs·Tech giants vs intermediaries vs airlines
Moderator: John Aitken, Director Business Development Asia Pacific, Navitaire
Zoran Radosavljevic, Commercial Project Manager, Air Serbia
David Gunnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Dohop
Rajiv Kumar, Head Of Distribution, airasia
Jun 2315:40
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PANEL – Culture vs cult

Aviation Human Capital
Abdulbasit Alrawahi, Head Of Hr, Salam Air
Sai Yew Yeoh, Group Director, VietJet Aviation Joints Stock Company
Jun 2315:40
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Panel: Digital meets the rest of your airline: Integrating your IT function with operations

Digital Airline
Prabh Sharan Singh, T&I Delivery Head, Digital Transformation, Etihad Airways
Priyanga Wijewardana, Digital Experience Manager, SriLankan Airlines
Al Tredinnick, Head Of Business Development, 15below
Octavianus Nari Tana, Continuous Improvement Manager, PT. Indonesia Airasia
Jun 2316:00
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AI powered fraud detection: a solution for airlines?

Air Retail & Payments
Amir Saeed, Section Manager Finance, Saudi Arabian Airlines
Jun 2316:20
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EXHIBITION BREAK AND NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS

Keynotes
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Jun 2408:50
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KEYNOTE PANEL: Innovation labs: just an investment opportunity?

Keynotes
This session will consist of a series of 10 minute interviews followed by a panel discussion, looking at digital innovation and digital transformation for airlines.·Taking a more venture-capital-oriented approach to innovation·Fostering a digital mindset in your workforce·The role of innovation labs in airline digital transformation strategy· Is Asia the new hub for travel technology and innovation?
Jerome Gauvin, Senior Design Thinking Manager, Singapore Airlines Limited
Yanendra Weerakkody, Digital Transformation Lead, SriLankan Airlines
Shawn Wang, Head Of Data Labs, China Eastern Airlines
Jun 2411:40
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Airline Retail 'Round the World: A Global Tour of Ancillary Revenue Best Practices

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Jay Sorensen, President, Idea Works Company.com
Jun 2411:40
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PANEL - Does aviation have a problem when it comes to diversity?

Aviation Human Capital
Moderator: Kim Chua, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Bernadine Karunaratne, Head Of Employee Engagement, Diversity And Inclusion, Etihad Airways
Fazeena Fakir, It Business Systems Analysis Manager (Digital Transformation), SriLankan Airlines
Steven Johnson, Senior Manager - Inclusion And Diversity, American Airlines
Raheel Ahmed, Chief Hr Officer, Pakistan International Airlines
Jun 2411:40
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Measuring loyalty ROI - what does success look like?

Aviation Loyalty
Karolina Baszarkiewicz, Head Of Loyalty Proposition, Finnair
Jun 2412:00
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Travel retail data-drive e-commerce: The new frontier for ancillary revenue growth

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Jun 2412:00
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Programmatic: saving costs while maximising exposure

Aviation Marketing
Jonathan Wan, Director of Global Marketing, JAPAN Airlines
Jun 2412:00
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Does blockchain have a place in airline royalty programmes?

Aviation Loyalty
Youvraj Seeam, E-Sales And Product Manager, Commercial (E-Commerce), Air Mauritius Ltd
Jun 2412:20
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Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
James Sumers, Ancillary Pricing Director, United Airlines
Jun 2412:20
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Panel: LCC loyalty programmes: what model should you use?

Aviation Loyalty
Nik Laming, General Manager Of Loyalty, CEBU PACIFIC AIR
Christopher Chang, General Manager - Loyalty, HK Express
Jun 2412:40
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Conversion rate optimisation: measuring customer satisfaction

Aviation Marketing
Eric Thain, General Manager Marketing, HK Express
Jun 2414:00
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Frontline staff training: the key to excellent customer service?

Aviation Human Capital
Donia Waseem, Lecturer In Marketing, University Of Bradford
Jun 2414:20
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Digital retailing transformation: making your retail offers targeted and relevant

Air Retail & Payments
Amine Boulaghmen, Head Of Settlement Services, IATA
Jun 2414:20
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Would you like flights with that? Why ancillaries are becoming more important than airfare to bottom line revenue

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Apple Ignacio, Director Of Ancillary, CEBU PACIFIC AIR
Jun 2414:20
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Streamlining cabin crew communication with mobile apps: Philippine Airlines’ experience

Aviation Human Capital
Rosie Domingo, Assistant Manager Integrated Operations Control Center, Philippine Airlines
Jun 2414:40
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PANEL: Ancillary revenue: Chasing in on untapped opportunities

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
·To unbundle, or not?·Effective upselling·Are frontline staff overlooked in ancillary revenue strategy?·Increasing relevance of ancillary offers·ONE Order: the implication for ancillary revenue·Multi-channel distribution: eroding or aiding ancillary revenue?·What can full service carriers learn from low cost ancillary strategies?·PSS in practice
Moderator: Paul Faulkner, Executive Director, Risk Management And Technical Services, MSIG Holdings
James Sumers, Ancillary Pricing Director, United Airlines
Marco Contento, Vice President Aviation Business Services, IBS Software
Ali Fahir Syahir, Senior Executive, New Business Opportunity, Garuda Indonesia
Gunardi Minah, General Manager, Marketing, Lion Air
Jun 2414:40
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Staff development in the airlines industry

Aviation Human Capital
Diyana Danan, Hr Business Partner, Royal Brunei Airlines
Jun 2415:00
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Irregular operations: the role of IT for crew members

Aviation Human Capital
David Szurgot, Captain, Endeavour Airlines
Jun 2415:20
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Consumer vs airline: Using personalisatin to increase ancillary revenue without annoying your customers

Airline Revenue & Distribution Asia
Tara Naidu, Chief Of Commercial, Air India Express
Jun 2415:20
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Initiatives to improve employee well-being and increase employee length of service

Aviation Human Capital
Stephanie Bell, Head Of People, South West Pacific, Cathay Pacific Airways
Jun 2415:40
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Panel: Balancing happier customers and higher profit

Aviation Loyalty
Moderator: Mark Ross-Smith, Airline Loyalty, New World Loyalty
Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Global Marketing, JAPAN Airlines
last published: 06/Feb/20 03:35 GMT