Aviation-Event announces the election of its new presidency

Darmstadt, 10 October 2022

Today, Aviation-Event, a leading conference, media, and networking platform for the international travel and tourism industry, announced its new co-presidency with Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director of Communications & Marketing at Athens International Airport, and Peter Baumgartner, former CEO of Etihad Airways and Chairman of advisory firm Bluearbre Ltd.

Commenting on her appointment, Mrs. Papadopoulou says: “I feel greatly honoured to be elected to the co-presidency of the Supervisory Board of Aviation-Event. I thank my fellow members of the Board for their trust and look forward to working collaboratively with this well-regarded group of industry leaders and experts towards contributing to the travel industry’s sustainable progress in the post-pandemic era.”

Peter Baumgartner joined the Supervisory Board of Aviation-Event in the midst of the Covid crisis to support the organization in navigating challenging times. Commenting on his appointment as Co-President, Mr. Baumgartner says: “Ioanna and I are teaming up to lead Aviation-Event together with our fellow colleagues in the Board into a new era of growth and relevance with the committed goal of strengthening collaboration and exchange across the aviation and wider transportation industries.”

Marcel Riwalsky, CEO, Aviation-Event, says: “The Aviation-Event Supervisory Board has been effectively led by Prof. Adrian von Dörnberg over more than five years. We thank him for his tremendous contribution. Today, we are proud of appointing Ioanna Papadopoulou and Peter Baumgartner as the organization’s new Co-Presidents to build upon the strong foundation and lead the Aviation–Event platform into its next phase of growth. “

Prof. von Dörnberg remains closely associated with Aviation-Event as an Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board.

The Aviation-Event Supervisory Board comprises leading aviation executives and industry advisors who collectively commit to the development of a sustainable industry for all members of the travel ecosystem and its customers.

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About Aviation-Event:
Aviation-Event is not only one of the leading annual conferences for the aviation industry but also a full-time communication platform for decision-makers, experts, and corporates that seek to position themselves in the aviation sector. The different channels, various special events, and the Aviation-Event itself offer a successful and wide-reaching stage for people, brands, and services throughout the year.