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ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK

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Event Date Wed Dec 1 GMT - Thu Dec 2 GMT (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Dec 1 3:00am - Thu Dec 2 12:20pm
Location ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK
Region EMEA

World Aviation Festival is a digital media and events platform for the aviation community.

We are enabling the industry to implement new technology, with exclusive content across both our digital and live platforms in 2021.

With a global community of 400,000 senior executives you can join and partner with us throughout the year to drive leads, educate the market and network with the industry.


2021 Speakers

Akbar Al Baker
Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways

Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines

David Neeleman
Founder, JetBlue, Azul & "Breeze”, Breeze Airways

Robin Hayes
Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways

Tony Douglas
Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

John Holland Kaye
Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport Ltd

Johan Lundgren
Chief Executive Officer, EASYJET

Christina Foerster
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Customer Officer, Lufthansa Group

József Váradi
Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air

Shai Weiss
Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Nicolas Notebaert
CEO of Vinci Concessions, President of, Vinci airports

Justin Erbacci
CEO, Los Angeles World Airports

Eddie Wilson
CEO, Ryanair DAC Eddie Wilson

Josh Giegel
CEO, Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop

Julia Simpson
President, CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Martin Gauss
Chief Executive Officer, Air Baltic

Bjorn Tore Larsen
CEO, Norse Atlantic Airways

Olivier Krueger
Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Systems

Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi
Acting CEO, Gulf Air

Andy Owen-Jones
CEO, bd4travel

Olivier E. Arrindell
CEO, AVA Airways

Nino Judge
Chief Executive Officer, Founder, flypop

Seth Cassel
President, EveryMundo

Bayram Annakov
Chief Executive Officer, App in the Air

Alex Mans

David Gunnarsson

Max Tremaine
CEO, Sherpa

Alex Cruz
Board Member, Advisor, Tech Companies

Birgir Jonsson
CEO, Play

Francois Chopard
Chief Executive Officer, Starburst

Steve Domin
CEO, Duffel

Steven Kearney
CEO, Optifly

Michael Raasch
Chief Executive Officer, Omnevo

Mario Ciabarra
Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Metric

Nils Taubert
Chief Executive Officer, Retail inMotion

Alison Taylor
Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines

Brett StClair
CEO, Teraflow

Job Heimerikx
Chief Executive Officer,

Ahmet Olmustur
Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines

Glenn Morgan
Head Of Digital Business Transformation, International Airlines Group

Robert Schuur
CEO, Grasp Innovations

Rob Maclean
Director, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, Points

Guy Johnson
News Anchor, Journalist And Aviation Enthusiast, Bloomberg

Nejib Ben-Khedher
Senior Vice President, Skywards, Emirates Airlines

Julie Shainock
Global Managing Director, Travel and Transportation Industry, Microsoft

Pieter Bootsma
Chief Revenue Officer, Air France - KLM

Christine Wang
Managing Director, Lufthansa Innovation Hub

James Williamson
CEO, Veovo

Ido Biger
CIO & Chief Data Officer, EL AL Israel Airlines

Pascal Buchner

Heike Birlenbach
SVP Customer Experience, Lufthansa

Justin Bundick
Director, Enterprise Data Science Centre, Southwest Airlines

Gabriela Baez
Vice President Digital Transformation, Aeroméxico

Frederic Kahane
SVP Customer Loyalty and Flying Blue Director, Air France - KLM

Sophie Dekkers

Sebastian Mikosz
SVP Environment and Sustainability, IATA

Abhi Chacko
Director of Innovation, Gatwick airport

Bart Saverwyns
Chief Experience Officer, Brussels Airport

Jeremy Drury
Director of Digital and Technology Services, Star Alliance Services GmbH J

Dee Waddell
Global Managing Director, Travel And Transportation, IBM

Michael Ibbitson
Executive Vice President, Infrastructure And Technology, Dubai Airports Company M

Edna Ayme-Yahil
VP, Global Head of Communications, Brand and Sustainability, SITA

Serdar Gurbuz
SVP Digital Innovation & Analytics Solutions, Turkish Airlines

Darcy Shapiro
COO, Americas, Cover Genius

Sjoerd Blum
Chief Information Officer, Royal Schiphol Group

Elaine Fearnley
Director, PEGA

Baris Findik
CIO, Pegasus Airlines

Leanne Lynch
Director of Technology and Cyber Defence, Heathrow

Christophe Bousquet
Chief Technology Officer Senior Vice President, Technology Platforms & Shared Capabilities, Amadeus

Philip Hinton
Senior Vice President, Global Product Sales, IBS Software

Emiliano Sorrenti

Vincent Coste
Chief Commercial Officer, Gulf Air

Jayne O'Brien
Head of Marketing and Loyalty, JetBlue Airways Corp

Maurice Jenkins
CIO, Miami Dade County, Aviation Department

Tyri Squyres
VP Marketing, Frontier Airlines

Ashish Vikram
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Spicejet

Achim Tyler
Vice President of Global Sales, Infare Solutions

Guliz Ozturk
Chief Commercial Officer, Pegasus Airlines

Paul Byrne
Vice President, Sales, Retail Solutions, IBS Software

Erika Moore
VP Travel Solutions, Sabre

Mike Slone
Travel Principal, PROS

Dara Brady
Director of Marketing and Digital, Ryanair Limited

Thorsten Lange
Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation, Neste

Akira Mitsumasu
VP, Global Marketing, Japan Airlines

Claus Grunow
VP Corporate Strategy & Digitalization, Fraport AG

Tristan Thomas
Director, Digital And Innovation, Etihad Airways

Marlou Bordes
Director CX, KLM

Antti Tolvanen
Vice President Revenue Management and Pricing, Finnair A

Marcus Puffer
VP Global Loyalty Strategy, IBS Software

Bryan Porter
Head of Commercial - EMEA, Accelya Group

Preston Peterson
Director Customer Experience Innovation, American Airlines

Tamur Goudarzi Pour
Chief Commercial Officer of Swiss International Air Lines, Senior Vice President, Responsible for Channel Management, Lufthansa Group

Tina Larson
Managing Director, Distribution, Sales Strategy & Alliances, Hawaiian Airlines

Jamal Hashim
Director, Gulf Air

Mike Croucher
Chief Technology Officer, Atcore Group

Mark Nasr
SVP Marketing, Products, eCommerce, Air Canada

Conor O'Sullivan
Chief Product Officer, Datalex

Annabelle Cordelli
Vice President Of Marketing, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Tanner Huysman
Director, Ancillary Products, Spirit Airlines

Vivian Lo
General Manager, Experience And Design, Cathay Pacific

Karin Gylin
Head of Innovation, Swedavia

Anthony Woodman
Vice President Customer Journeys and Reward, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Isabelle Droll
Chief Information Officer, TUI Aviation

Pekka Antila
Head of Loyalty, Finnair

Frank Gubba
Product Manager Loyalty and Payments, Icelandair

Natalia Gorina
Commercial Director Global Transportation, South Pole

Xavier Lagardere
VP, Group Head of Data and Transformation Strategy, Lufthansa Group

Kim Hardaker
Head of Loyalty & Partnerships, Etihad Airways

Gilles Leveque
Group CIO, Groupe ADP

Stuart Birrell
Chief Data and Information Officer, EASYJET

Ms Laurie Gablehouse
Head Of Travel Solutions, Worldline

Tom Mockett
Director of Aviation Strategy., NACO/InterVISTAS

Amy Burr
President, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Gisli Brynjolfsson
Director Global Marketing, Icelandair

Karl Sandlund
EVP Commercial, SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Uschi Schulte-Sasse
SVP Aviation, INFORM GmbH

Efrat Ravid
Chief Marketing Officer, Quantum Metric

Alessandro Ciancimino
Vice President Strategy Travel Solutions, Sabre Airline Solutions

Bas Hooft 't
Distribution Director Merchandising, Air France - KLM

Adam Barnes
Head of eCommerce, Vueling Airlines

Uri Yerushalmi
CAIO, Fetcherr Ltd

Omer Bukel
Vice President, Distribution, Turkish Airlines

Marcus Motzkuhn
Manager Digital Distribution, SunExpress Airlines

Guillaume Laporte
Chief Executive Officer And Co-Founder, Mindsay

Alexander Van Deudekom
Managing Director, Get-e

Aleksandar Bošković
eCommerce Development Manager, Air Serbia

Darko Todorovic
Director of Global Travel and Transportation Solutions, AirCore, Unisys

Patrick Bohl
Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport

Apple Ignacio
Director Of Ancillary, Cebu Pacific Air

Shane OFlaherty
Global Director, Travel & Hospitality, Microsoft

Jean-François Lennon
VP Head of Strategic Sales & Global Partnerships, Vision-Box

Kevin Ger
Chief Commercial Officer, Volantio

Perri Maxwell Chaikof
Director of Product Marketing, Ada

Roy Cohen
CEO, Fetcherr Ltd

Annette Mann
Head of Coroporate Responsibility, Lufthansa Group

Kian Gould
Founder and Chairman, Omnevo

Jennifer Berz
Senior Project Manager for Corporate Strategy and Digitalization, Fraport AG

Patrick Muller
COO, Berlin Airport Company

Tom Botts
CCO, Uplift

Christo Christodoulou
Director, Central Business Development EMEA, Uber

Grant McCarthy
Director of Loyalty, CarTrawler

Philipp Kugelmann
Vice President Sales EMEA & Asia Pacific, Materna ips

Katja Siberg
Senior Vice President, Marketing And Corporate Communications, Finavia Corporation

Jason Coverston
Director, Offer Domain, Navitaire, an Amadeus Company

Amit Sagi
CDO, EL AL Israel Airlines

Julio Rodriguez
Head of Group Commercial Strategy and Planning, IAG

Philippe Combe
Product Manager, Mobile. ONAIR, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT

Soren Destoop
CCO, Res2 lport DCS

Arun Vemury
Director, Biometric And Identity Technology Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Catherine Phillips
Innovation Architect, Technology, Heathrow Airport Ltd

Christoffer Möller
COO, Snowfall

Bruce Stamm
Senior Director, Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) and Artificial Intelligence, Air Canada

Simon Dempsey
Chief Commercial Officer, Plan3

Vikas Manra
Sr. Manager Business Development & Distribution, Gulf Air

Satyaki Raghunath
Chief Strategy And Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport

Dupsy Abiola
Head Of Global Innovation, I.A.G.

Kevin O'Toole
Vice President Strategy, Cirium

Neale Faulkner
Regional Vice President, Inmarsat

John Stenlake
Director Vehicle Innovation and Mobility, WW Automotive, Mobility and Transportation Industry, Microsoft Corporation

Sebastien Touraine
Head Dynamic Offers, IATA

Sid Krishna
Director, Loyalty, Cobrand and Partnerships, Spirit Airlines S

Rahul Chogle
Head - Data Analytics, Spicejet

Pedro Alves
Vice-President Global Sales, IDEMIA

Mariam Al Qubaisi
Head of Sustainability & Business Excellence, Etihad Aviation Group

Nick Williams
Senior Retail Operations Manager, Gatwick airport

Hulda Karen Guomundsdottir
Customer Experience Development Manager, Icelandair Group

Pablo Lopez Loeches
Head of Technological Surveillance Department, Aena

Rich Hunt
VP, Product, nuTravel Technology Solutions

Fraser Brown
Retail & Property Director, Heathrow

Mohamed Jamsheer
Director Marketing & Digital, Gulf Air

Ewa Danecka
Head of Customer Experience, Wizz Air

Oliver Schmitt
SVP Loyalty and Ancillary Services, Lufthansa Group

Chiara Quaia
Vice President, Market Development Travel, Mastercard

Steve Tan
VP & General Manager, EMEA/APAC, Airship

Yago Casanovas
Head Of Payment And Fraud, AIR EUROPA

Jenni Suomela
VP Channel management, Finnair

Mike Parkinson
Uk General Manager And Director Of Travel, Trustly

John Szatkowski
Global Offering Leader, Travel And Transportation, IBM

Samuel Lindfield
Senior Strategy Manager, Worldpay

Keith Wallis
Senior Director Distribution and Payments, Air Canada

Alf Sagen
CIO, Flyr Airline

Christelle Brenin
Payment Chargeback and Fraud Manager, Swiss International Airlines, Lufthansa Group

Thierry Stucker
Director, Industry Payment Programs Industry Financial Services, International Air Transport Association

Martin Cunnison
Strategy Director, AirFi B.V.

Olga Morozova
Digital Corporate Solutions Manager, Luxair

Chris Phillips
Head of Global Sales & Accounts, ATPCO

Asif Khan
Senior Manager of Guest Experience - IFE, Etihad Airways

Steve J Peterson
Global Travel & Transportation Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value

Surain Adyanthaya
Principal, Travel, PROS

Gooty Agraharam
Head of Intelligent Process Automation Europe, DBO, Cognizant

Rosina Kotey
Innovation Lead, Schiphol Group

Neil McGonigle
Head of Cities, UK, Uber

Kamal Hingorani
Chief Customer Officer, Spicejet

Thomas Rehberg
Global vertical leader, Heading the Aviation & Public, Nokia

Matthew Gorman
Sustainability Director, Heathrow Airport Ltd

Johannes Walter
Head of Channel Patners, Lufthansa Group

Gemma Chalk
Head of Product Sols, 15below

Michael Healy
Director, Commercial, Ryanair

Krassimir Tanev
Chief Commercial Officer, Blue Air

Ben Walters
General Manager, Hopper

Ben Dias
Data Science and Analytics Director, EASYJET

Christopher Styring
Executive Director Commercial, e-Mersion Media

Mike Barrera
Chief Product Officer, Radixx International

Martine Olsen
Airline Partnerships Manager, Duffel

Tony Chapman
Director, Industry Affairs, Alliances and Strategi, Collins Aerospace

David Yu
Co-founder, Divit

Howard Blankenship
Head of Enterprise Sales, CellPoint Digital

Larissa Zell
Senior Strategy Manager – Airlines, Travel & Hospitality’, Worldpay from FIS

Wilson Caulfield
Senior Business Development Manager EMEA, Cirium

David Fox
Vice President Of Inflight And Connectivity Services, Deutsche Telekom

Tye Radcliffe
Vice President, Product Strategy, Accelya

Clare Ward
Principal, Digital Transformation & Aviation, Aquila

Andrew Hurst
Head Architect, 2e Systems

Norman Haughton
Director of IFEC Product and Analytics, Air Canada

Emma Welfare
VP Growth, Plusgrade

Jason Lane-Sellers
Market Planning Director EMEA, Fraud & Identity, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Ashish Taneja
SVP - Client Services, WNS

Andrew Doyle
Senior Director Market Development, Cirium

Harald Deprosse
Partner, Envolved GmbH

Charlotta Frohm
Business Development Customer Payment Solutions, Scandinavian Airlines System and Chair IATA Payments Methods Working Group, SAS

Richard Thompson
Global Airlines Strategy Executive, Riskified

Billy Shallow
Director of Innovation and Technology, Airports Council International Europe - ACI EUROPE

Dan Melki
Head Of Retail, Travel, Commerce, Data And Services, Mastercard Data and Services

Paul van Alfen
Managing Director, Up in the Air - Travel Payment Consultancy

Ultan O'Brien
Head of Global Sales for IFE and Connected Platform (IFEC+), Viasat Ireland

John Strickland
Director, JLS Consulting

Zachary Wynne
Mgr, Airline Solutions, ATPCO

Sama Al-Obaidy
Head of Product Development, Flex Travel Solutions

David Krieff
Deputy CIO, Groupe A.D.P.

Michiel Kossen
Partnership Manager Airline and Travel, Adyen

Maire Walsh
CCO, Altada

Ms Nott Thorberg
Director Of Loyalty, Icelandair

Maria Kafel-Bentkowska
Head of Colour, Material and Finish, PriestmanGoode

Christophe Kato
Head of Industry Payment, IATA

Amit Chawla
Global Business Unit Head, Travel & Logistics, Nagarro

Mr Phil Douglas
CEO, 2e Systems

Matthew Rea
Innovation Lead, iCoupon Global Limited

Harri Valkama
Digital channel lead, IFEC, Finnair

Matt Brown
VP of Growth, FLYR Labs

Maryann Simson
Aviaton and Travel Team Director, MJ, Aviation Journalist and Communciations Consultant

Donal Mcgranaghan
Chief Product and Technology Officer, Accommodations Plus International (API)

Kevin May
Editor In Chief, Phocuswire

Alan Talbot
CEO, Founder, Bridge Solutions Ltd

Matt Hazelwood
Commercial Director, AGS Airports

Sven Kämmerer
Chief of Staff, Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Peter Smith
VP, Strategic Partnerships - Travel, Cover Genius

Sinead Finn
Founder, Affinnity Ltd

Paul Charles
CEO, The PC Agency

Jerry Angrave
Customer Experience Director, Empathyce

Daniel Friedli
Managing Director, Partner, Travel in Motion GmbH

Madeleine Anderson
Director, Company Evolution

Melanie Charmasson
Business Development Associate, Ascent Flights Global

Oliver Wigdahl
SVP - Low Cost Carrier Segment, Sabre

Lars Gaebler
Director, Low Cost Carrier Segment, Sabre

Seth Miller
Editor, PaxEx.Aero

Henry Chen Weinstein
Chief Executive Officer, Investor

Ross Sleight
CSO, Somo

Catalina Nannig Otonel
VP Sales & Distribution, Avianca

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners


• Accelya
• Cartrawler
• Sabre

• atpco
• Affirm
• Cell Point Digital
• Cirium
• Cover Genius
• Datalex
• European Aviation Network
• ibssoftware
• mastercard
• neste
• Omnevo
• Panasonic
• Plusgrade
• Pros
• Shell
• QuantumMetric
• Radixx
• NACO/InterVistas
• Nagarro
• Navitaire
• Snowfall
• Uber
• Uplift
• Viasat

• amadeus
• Viasat
• Airfi. Aero
• AirShip
• The Atcore Group
• bd4travel
• Collins Aerospace
• Divit
• Endava
• Every Mundo
• Flex Travel Solutions
• Get-e
• Hopper
• Icoupon
• Inform
• Iport
• Retail inMotion
• LexisNexis
• Lufthansa Systems
• Mindsay
• Nokia
• Optify
• Paysafe
• Plan3
• Riskified
• Satavia
• Sherpa
• Switchfly
• Unisys
• Veovo
• Vision- box
• Volantio
• Worldplay from FIS
• Worldline
• Endava UK Limited

• Points

• Choose

• 15 Below
• NuTravel
• 2e Systems
• Adyen
• Trustly
• Attached
• Cognizant
• Smartvel

• Cockpit
• Founders Factory
• Hangar
• PriestmanGoode
• JetBlue
• Starburst

• Heathrow

• Phocus Wire

• Bloomberg