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Aviation Festival Announces Headline Speakers

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The organisers of Aviation Festival have revealed their list of headline speakers for this year’s trade show and conference taking place from September 6-8 at Design Centre, London.

As a Media Sponsor, Flight Chic will be reporting daily again this year on presentations, exhibitors and happenings. Follow updates here and on social media.

Here’s the headliner announcement from organisers Terrapin:


Join KLM, Emirates, JetBlue, Google, IATA, Netflix, Southwest, Japan Airlines & Air New Zealand

The Aviation Festival in London has grown to become one of the largest and most established aviation and travel tech shows in the world today. 

The 2017 event will welcome over 110 different carriers from the around the globe, reaching 1500 attendees, 150+ speakers, becoming the “must attend” event for full-service, low-cost and hybrid carriers. 


No matter where your interest lies, digitalisation, personalisation, passenger experience, loyalty, retail, social, data analytics, low-cost competition, artificial intelligence or distribution technology. We have content, speakers and a packed agenda that is tailored just for you. The festival is an experience designed to help you get the most out of the 2 or 3 days that you are in attendance. 

A taster of what you can look forward to in 2017:

Sir Tim Clark, President of EmiratesOpening the conference in style, we have a one-on-one interview session with Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, Robin Hayes, President & CEO of JetBlue and Ilker Ayci, Chairman, Turkish Airlines. Anyone who wants to understand the future of the industry needs to attend this session. 

Christine Ourmieres from flybeThe event is still the best place to get a flavour of the latest low-cost airline strategies. We have over 10 LCC CEOs joining us this year as speakers including Christine Ourmieres from flybe, Ghaith Al Ghaith of flydubai and Mehmet Nane of Pegasus Airlines amongst others. Join them to gain an insight into how LCCS are competing in various global regions.
Avi Golan, CDO of Air New ZealandPassenger Systems, AI, IoT, Cloud, Data and Cyber Security are all heavily covered as part of the Aviation IT Show. Top airline CIOs, CDOs and CTOs are in attendance including Avi Golan, CDO of Air New Zealand and Ali Serdar Yakut, EVP & CIO of Turkish Airlines. Attend to discover the latest digital transformation strategies of global airlines.
Eivind Roald, EVP & CCO of SASConnectivity, IFE, BYOD, Mobile technology and disruption management are all covered at AirX. Join Eivind Roald, EVP & CCO of SAS, Rodrigo Llaguno, VP of Customer Experience from Aeromexico as well as Netflix, Japan Airlines, KLM and Brussels Airlines to understand the future of digital connectivity and passenger experience.
Marith Zwarts, Director Retail & Media at KLMTake part in Air Retail to find out how airlines can become more like retailers. See how personalisation, NDC, mobile and new touch-points are impacting the future of airline retailing. Hear case studies from Marith Zwarts, Director Retail & Media at KLM, LATAM, Aeromexico, Cathay Pacific and more!
Our new Aviation Marketing and Loyalty Summit will give you an insight into next gen loyalty strategies of airlines. Hear from Johanna Jäkälä, VP of Brand Marketing and Customer Loyalty at Finnair, HK Express & Brussels Airlines. Find out how airlines are implementing data-driven loyalty and going for hyper-personalisation.

Needless to say, it’s an incredibly exciting and packed agenda this year. You can’t possibly attend all the sessions by yourself so make sure that you register your team to help cover the ground. Group booking offers are available via the website. 

We have over 80 sponsors already confirmed and 85% of the floorplan is now sold out. Companies such as IBM, Farelogix, Panasonic, GE Aviation, OpenJaw, Boxever, Cartrawler and Amadeus are all confirmed. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.


Daniel Boyle
Aviation Festival Director
+44 (0)20 7092 1237


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