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Aviation Festival Asia: Asia's largest commercial aviation event

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:20
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The two-day conference and exhibition is expected to gather over 1,000 aviation stakeholders from Asia-Pacific and beyond.

SINGAPORE - Asia's aviation industry is the fastest growing in the world, with big forecasts for the passenger numbers in the region. This presents big opportunities for the players in the aviation space, be it airlines, airports, technology and solution providers.

Aviation Festival Asia 2018 will bring you 150 expert speakers across 7 tracks: World Low Cost Airlines, AirXperience, Aviation IT, Air Retail, Aviation Marketing, Aviation Human Capital, and brand new for 2018, Airport T.EX, focusing on technology and experience for modern airports.

On 27 February 2018 at Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, Aviation Festival Asia 2018 opens with a series of Keynote Interviews by Bloomberg, followed by a boardroom level panel discussion on How can airlines guarantee future success? We welcome the following panelists for the morning session:

  • Joe Leader, Chief Executive Officer, APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association)
  • Skúli Mogensen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WOW air

Day one of the premium conference will close with 2 panel discussions. Firstly, we present some of the top airlines in a discussion -- "India's aviation: Towards a sustainable growth". Moderated by Rahul Kapoor, Asia Pacific Transportation Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence, he will be joined by:

  • K Shyam Sundar, Chief Executive Officer, Air India Express
  • Javed Malik, Chief Operating Officer, Bangalore International Airport
  • P. S. Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate, Airports Sector, GMR Airports
  • Satyendra Pandey, General Manager, Strategy & Planning (CEO's office), Go Air
  • Bharath Mahadevan, India's Head, Scoot

Secondly, we discuss on China's growing aviation industry and how its impact globally . Hosted by TravelDaily China, we will have the following experts speaking:

  • Shen Zeyou, Director, Marketing Division, China Southern Airlines
  • Yang Haijun, General Manager of Marketing & Sales Department, China West Air
  • Li Bing, Chief Finance Officer, Juneyao Airlines

On 28 February 2018, the focus is on Low-Cost Carriers which are gaining increasing attention globally. The morning keynote session will be moderated by IATA and some of Asia's top players:

  • Stephen Wang, Chairman, Spring Airlines
  • Mio Yamamuro, Deputy CEO / Senior Executive Vice President, Vanilla Air
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vice President, VietJet Air

Across 2 days and 7 premium conferences, we will have over 150 speakers to discuss strategic issues on passenger experience, IT solutions, ancillary revenue, marketing and big data, human resource, airport management and low-cost airlines' business models.

A small sample of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Dieter Vranckx, Vice President, Sales Asia Pacific, Lufthansa Group Airlines
  • Robecta Ma, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair
  • George Liu, Chief Marketing Officer, Hong Kong Airlines
  • Steven Greenway, Chief Executive Officer, reward-U, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, U-FLY Alliance
  • Gautier Parfait, Flight Operations Training Coordinator, British Airways
  • Anthony Doyle, Senior Director - Global Sales Corporate Development & Operations, Air Canada
  • Javed Malik, Chief Operating Officer, Bangalore International Airport
  • Hervé Gueusquin, Chief Executive Officer, SAGA - Sahel And Gulf Airlines
  • Curtis Willmore, Manager - Distribution Corporate Strategy, United Airlines

Besides the conference, the exhibition will see over 50 solution providers, 20 exhibiting airlines and an Airline University and Technology Showcase Sessions. Some of the exhibiting companies includes OpenJaw, MasterCard, Heineken, JR Technologies, Aeroprofessional, Airfree, KIU, Media Carrier, Moleskine, Conxxe, GoQuo and more. The exhibiting airlines and airports include Air Astana, Japan Airlines, Fiji Airways, Central Japan International Airport, Changi Airport, Turkish Airlines and more.

The two-day conference and exhibition is expected to gather over 1,000 aviation stakeholders from Asia-Pacific and beyond.

About Aviation Festival Asia 2018

Date: 27 - 28 February 2018
Conference opening hours: 09:00 am
Exhibition opening hours: 10:30 am
Venue: Level 4, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.