Aviation-Event 2020

Welcome to Vienna Airport: 01 December 2020


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.

Who's Speaking?

Alexis von Hoensbroech

CEO, Austrian Airlines

Andrew Kelly

President, ERA

Nazareno Ventola

CEO & MD, Bologna Airport

Jost Lammers

President , ACI Europe & CEO Munich Airport

Bill Hemmings

Advisor (Aviation & Shipping), Transport & Environment

Andreas Gruber

CEO, Lauda

Patrick Edmond

Strategic Advisor, Shannon Group

Silje Brandvoll

VP PR & Com., Widerøe

Mag. Julian Jäger

COO and Joint CEO of Vienna Airport

Pascal de Izaguirre

CEO, Corsair

Frederic Chevalier

Regional COO, Lagardere Travel Retail

Eamonn Brennan

Director General, Eurocontrol

Michael Eggenschwiler

CEO, Hamburg Airport

Pier Francesco Nervini

COO Central & North Europe , Global Blue

David Ciceo

CEO, Cluj Airport

Carsten Wirths

MD, Lufthansa CityLine

Oliver Rengelshausen

Amadeus Germany

Oana Petrescu

CEO, BlueAir

Christophe Grudler

Member of European Parliament

Arni Gunnarson

MD, Air Iceland

Jörg Eberhart

CEO, Air Dolomiti

Nicolas Warinsko

GM, SESAR Deployment Manage

Jasmin Bajic

President & CEO, Croatia Airlines

Rafael Schvartzman

Regional Vice President Europe, IATA

Denis Burger

VP of Business Dev., Getyourguide


Neil Glynn

MD, Head of European Transport Equity Research and Global Transport Research Co-ordinator, Credit Suisse

Prof. Dr. Karsten Benz

Alix Partners

Rüdiger Kiani-Kreß

Aviation Journalist, Wirtschaftswoche

Supervisory Board Members

David Ciceo

CEO, Cluj Airport

Dr. Karsten Mühlenfeld

Director Maintenance & Engineering, Ryanair

Dr. Michael Kerkloh

Aviation Expert

Kurt Hofmann

Aviation Journalist

Mag. Julian Jäger

COO and Joint CEO of Vienna Airport

Markus Kopp

Senior Advisor Aviation

Martin Isler

EVP Airline, Luxair Group

Michael Garvens

Senior Consultant Aviation

Nazareno Ventola

CEO & MD, Bologna Airport

Prof. Dr. Adrian von Dörnberg

Founder, The Travel Consulting GmbH

Prof. Dr. Karsten Benz

Alix Partners

Prof. Dr. Raphael von Heereman

Professor at Antwerp University

Rafael Schvartzman

Regional Vice President Europe, IATA

Rüdiger Kiani-Kreß

Aviation Journalist, Wirtschaftswoche

Conference venue

Vienna Airport - VIE

Vienna Airport

Vienna International Airport (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat, Slovak: Letisko Viedeň-Schwechat; IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria, located in Schwechat, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna and 57 kilometres (35 mi) west of Bratislava. It is the country’s largest airport and serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines and Eurowings Europe as well as a base for low-cost carriers easyJet Europe, Lauda, Level and Wizz Air. It is capable of handling wide-body aircraft up to the Airbus A380. The airport features a dense network of European destinations as well as long-haul flights to Asia, North America and Africa. In 2018, the airport handled 27 million passengers, a 10.8% increase compared to 2017.

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