Celebrating its 25th anniversary this November, Accelerate: Aviation 2017 (previously known as The Future of Air Transport), brings together senior executives at airlines, airports and the wider aviation industry to discuss the business-critical opportunities, issues and solutions in this era of change.

Through open discussion and debate on topics including passenger experience, evolving business models and politics, this conference is a must-attend in order to better understand the needs of the industry, and as such successfully prepare for the future in an ever-changing sky.

Why attend?

  • Don’t miss out on our Leaders’ Forum, bringing together the CEOs from Aeroflot, Royal Jordanian, Kenya Airways and Brussels Airlines as well as the CMO from Turkish Airlines and a Group Executive from China Southern
  • Tackle headline-grabbing topics with content experts on low-cost long-haul, airline partnerships, digital transformation, ancillaries and more
  • Get to grips with the evolution of passenger experience with dedicated content on the brand new 360° travel experience stage
  • Sample the innovation and disruption to come with lightning pitches from four start-ups poised to revolutionise aviation

We’ve confirmed over 20 C-suite speakers for the event - take a look at the industry heavyweights who will be speaking:


  • Vitaly Saveliev, Chief Executive Officer, Aeroflot
  • Oliver Wagner, Chief Commercial Officer, Eurowings
  • Jozsef Varadi, Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air
  • Bernard Gustin, Chief Executive Officer, Brussels Airlines
  • Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Chief Executive Officer, Flybe
  • Giorgio Callegari, Deputy General Director for Strategy and Alliances, Aeroflot
  • Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, Air Baltic
  • Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair
  • Jiri Marek, Vice President, Alliances & Ancillary Revenue, Alitalia
  • Roland Jaggi, Director Revenue Management, Pricing, Sales and Distribution, Aegean Airlines

Further afield

  • Ahmet Olmustur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines
  • Zhang Lin, Group Executive, Global Partnerships & International Relations, China Southern
  • Stefan Pichler, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Jordanian
  • Sebastian Mikosz, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Airways
  • Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Asia & Oceania, Japan Airlines
  • Dr Jassim Haji, Director Information Technology, Gulf Air
  • Nik Laming, General Manager, Loyalty Division, Cebu Pacific
  • Radoslaw Dutkowski, Director Ancillary & Product, Flynas

The wider industry

  • John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport
  • Rob Gurney, Chief Executive Officer, oneworld
  • Brian Hedberg, Director, Office for International Aviation, U.S. Department of Transport
  • Steven Greenway, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; U-FLY; Chief Executive Officer, reward-U
  • Mauro Oretti, Vice President Sales and Marketing, SkyTeam
  • Stephany van Willigenburg, Senior Head of Travel, Google
  • David Smith, Futurologist and Chief Executive, Global Futures and Foresight

Game changers

  • Stephan Uhrenbacher, Founder & CEO, FLIO
  • Irra Ariella Khi, Co-Founder & CEO, VChain
  • Tiff Burns, Founder & CEO, LuckyTrip
  • Tim Fernando, Co-Founder & CEO, Esplorio

With discounts available, and complimentary passes open for senior airline professionals, don’t miss out on your chance to attend.

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