AE 2021 BLQ

27 August 2021 at the Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna

Aviation-Event 2021 Bologna (BLQ) will be held on 27 August 2021 at the Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna.

Fasten your seat belts because Aviation-Event is about to take off for the first time in Italy, in Bologna. A „strategic airport“ in the centre of Italy’s industrial north, Bologna (BLQ) ranks as the eighth-largest Italian airport by number of passengers. Located in the heart of the Emilian “Food Valley” and the automotive and packaging districts, the airport has a catchment area of about 11 million inhabitants and around 47,000 companies, with a strong propensity towards exports and internationalisation alongside commercial expansion policies to Eastern Europe and Asia.

 Aviation-Event 2021 Bologna will be held in the beautiful historical setting of Palazzo Re Enzo, and organized in collaboration with Bologna Welcome, the conventions & visitors bureau for Bologna’s metropolitan area. Presenting the destinations of Bologna, the Emilia-Romagna region and Italy itself, the conference will bring together top international aviation and air transport systems, tourism, industry, media players and decision makers; on the agenda will be discussions surrounding the most relevant and current challenges for the airport and aviation sector, sharing best practices on business, tech innovation, and the green economy, as well as analysis of present and future scenarios.

Nazareno Ventola, CEO, Bologna Airport

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Virginio Merola, Mayor
Bologna city and metropolitan area

Pierluigi Di Palma, President
ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority)

Giorgio Palmucci
President, ENIT, Italian National Tourism Agency

Flavio Ghiringhelli
Country manager Emirates Italy and  President IBAR (Italian Board Airline Representatives)

Nazareno Ventola
CEO Bologna Airport

Enrico Postacchini
President Bologna Airport

José Ramón Bauzá
Renew Europe Group Coordinator for the Transport and Tourism Committee, European Parliament

Ioanna Papadopoulou
Director of Communications & Marketing, Athens International Airport

René Steinhaus
CEO, Luxembourg Airport

Dominik Piotrowski
Policy Officer, DG MOVE (EU Commission)

Jörg Eberhart
CEO, Air Dolomiti

Eddie Wilson
CEO, RyanAir

Stefano Bonaccini
President, Emila-Romagna Region

Giovanni Trombetti
President, Bologna Welcome

Armando Brunini
CEO, Milan Airports

Sergio Colella
President, SITA Europe

Sonia Bonfiglioli
President, Bonfiglioli Group

Giulio de Carli
Founder & Managing Partner Oneworks

Pietro Benvenuti
General Director, Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit – Formula Imola S.p.A.

Claudio Domenicali
President, Motor Valley and CEO, Ducati

Hamdi Güvenç
General Manager, Dalaman Airport

Elisabetta Gualmini
MEP’s European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

Nazzarena Franco
CEO, DHL Express Italy and President of AICAI (Italian association of international air couriers)

Frederic Chevalier
Regional COO, Lagardere Travel Retail

Vasso Christidi
Group General Director, IOGR- Skyexpress 

Christian Schneider
Managing Director, AAS Deutschland

Ivan Bassato
Chief Business Unit Aviation, ADR Aeroporti di Roma

Raoul Spanger
COO, Gebr. Heinemann

Bettina Ganghofer
CEO, Salzburg Airport

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Royal Hotel Carlton Bologna

Via Montebello, 8,

40121 Bologna BO, Italy

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Executive Supervisory Board

Adrian von Dörnberg
Founder & MP, TCG

Michael Kerkloh
Member of Supervisory Board, Lufthansa

Raphael von Heereman
Professor, University of Antwerp

Julian Jäger
COO & Joint CEO of Vienna Airport

Tobias Pogorevc
CEO, Helvetic Airways

Rafael Schvartzman
Regional Vice President Europe, IATA

Martin Isler

Valter Fernandes
CEO, TAP Express

Ventola Nazareno
CEO Bologna Airport

David Ciceo
CEO Cluj Airport

David Pérez Gonzalez
CEO, Tenerife Tourism

Ioanna Papadopoulou
Director of Communications & Marketing, Athens International Airport S.A.

Peter Oncken
Managing Partner INTRO Aviation

Markus Kopp
Senior Advisor Aviation

Karsten Benz
Alix Partners

Michael Garvens
Senior Aviation Advisory

Media Task Force

Honorary Member

Peter Baumgartner
Chairman, Bluearbre

Kurt Hofmann
Aviation Journalist

Rüdiger Kiani-Kreß
Aviation Journalist, Wirtschaftswoche

Pedro Martin
President of Cabildo de Tenerife

Supervisory Board Members

Samil Karakas CEO

Anton Õnnik
CCO, Xfly

Charlotte Dumesnil
Director of Sales, Distribution and Alliances, Vueling

Evandro Vianna
CCO, Iberia Express


Hub for the industry

Aviation-Event is the leading platform for aviation conferencing and social media communication

The Conference

Aviation-Event invites since 2007 business leaders from the aviation industry and politics to the annual conference to discuss current topics and find solutions for issues the aviation industry is concerned about. We are giving aviation professionals, aviation experts and top decision makers out of the aviation industry access to all aspects of the industry.


The venue at airports is the perfect location for a substantial dialogue and meeting point for business leaders from the aviation industry, politics and every compony willing to gain access to the aviation sector. Meet decision makers to discuss new business models and to connect with aviation people.

New Challenges

Aviation-Event is a well known and recommended platform. It offers exclusive and personal contacts with a dialogue on eye-level. Up to 200 decision makers and more than 30 Speakers come together at the Hub of the industry. Aviation-Event 2018 will be at Düsseldorf airport on June 21st. The topic: “New challenges for global aviation industry –  new global players upcoming?“


Aviation-Event special pics up a variety of topics which we give closer insight on. In a smaller atmosphere of about 50 participants and a panel discussion to a special topic allows us to focus more on one issue. The networking after makes the event unique and perfect to place a topic within the aviation industry.