Aviation-Event 2019

Welcome to Salzburg Airport: 6 June 2019

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?

Alan Borg

CEO, Malta Airport

Alexis von Hoensbroech

CEO, Austrian Airlines

Andreas Gruber

CEO, Lauda

Andrew Matters

Deputy Chief Economist, IATA

Anton Önnik

CCO, Regional Jet

Astrid Meyer-Hentschel

CEO, Lagardère Austria

Bettina Ganghofer

CEO, Salzburg Airport

Carlos Neves Almeida

GC & Company Secretary, TAP Express

Christian Haug

VP Production, Sales and Marketing, PACTL

Claus-Dieter Wehr

CEO, Friedrichshafen Airport

Denis Burger

VP of Business Dev., Getyourguide

Dr. Arina Freitag

CEO, Stuttgart Airport

Dr. Brigitta Pallauf

President of State Parliament, FSo Salzburg

Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert

Head Hunter

Ekaterina Dmitruk

VP Sales & Customer Relationship, S7 Airlines

Harald Eisenaecher

CCO, Infare

Heike Birlenbach

CCO Hub Frankfurt, Deutsche Lufthansa

Heiko Reitz

VP Network and Fleet, Eurowings

Ingo Geis

Global Director Business Dev., NH Hotel Group

Jerome Danglidis

CEO Continental Europe, Holiday Extras

Jochen Schnadt

Principal & MD, Lattitude Aviation Ltd

Joe Sultana

Director Network Management, EuroControl

Johanna A Bergi

CEO, Atlantic Airways

Jutta Trimmel

Director Aerofoil Repair, MTU Maintenance

Jutta Weimar

Head of Customer Services, Fraport AG

Katarzyna Richter

Operations Director, LOT Cabin Crew

Kay Kratky

Supervisory Board Member, SAS

Lars Mosdorf

CFO, St. Petersburg Airport

Mag. Julian Jäger

COO and Joint CEO of Vienna Airport

Manfred Pentz

Secretary General, CDU Hessen

Martin Isler

EVP Airline, Luxair Group

Michael Eggenschwiler

CEO, Hamburg Airport

Michael Urbaner

VP Central Europe, SITA

Nikola Vukićević

Chairman of Board, Montenegro Airlines

Oliver Voigt

Managing Director, Handelsblatt Media Grp.

Patrick W. Diemer

CEO, Lufthansa AirPlus

Peter Oncken

Managing Partner, INTRO Aviation

Prof. Dr. Adrian von Dörnberg

Founder, The Travel Consulting GmbH

Ralph Beisel

CEO, German Airport Association ADV

Richard J. Vogel

President & CEO, Pullmantur Cruceros

Richard Lewis

Deputy Chief Engineer, Ryanair

Rolando Villazón

Opera Singer, StageDirector and Author

Roman Koch

Managing Director, Gebr. Heinemann Vienna

Selcuk Kileci

CEO, AKTAU Airport

Stefan Schnöll

Transport Councilor, FSo Salzburg

Thomas Haagensen

Managing Director easyJet Europe and GMD

Tom Lurtz

Partner, KPMG

Who's Presenting?

Kurt Hofmann

Aviation Journalist

Michael Schwarz

CEO, Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport

Prof. Dr. Adrian von Dörnberg

Founder, The Travel Consulting GmbH

Prof. Dr. Karsten Benz

Alix Partners

Ralf Kunkel

MD, Bernstein Group

Ralf Lemster

Managing Partner, Ralf Lemster Financial Translation GmbH

Rüdiger Kiani-Kreß

Aviation Journalist, Wirtschaftswoche

Stefan Eiselin

Chief Editor, aeroTELEGRAPH

Thomas Jaeger

CEO: ch-Aviation

Supervisory Board Members

Christopher Losmann

SEVP Aviation & Sales, Salzburg Airport

Markus Kopp

Senior Advisor Aviation

Michael Garvens

Senior Consultant Aviation

Prof. Dr. Adrian von Dörnberg

Founder, The Travel Consulting GmbH

Prof. Dr. Karsten Benz

Alix Partners

Rüdiger Kiani-Kreß

Aviation Journalist, Wirtschaftswoche

Conference venue

Salzburg Airport - SZG

Salzburg Airport

The airport has outstanding scheduled flights to the larger European cities and excellent connections to the hubs in Frankfurt, Vienna, London, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Istanbul. The strong low-cost network and regular chartered flights to many holiday destinations on the Mediterranean in the summer and to Northern Europe in winter make the airport an important factor for tourism throughout the region. Direct flights to Salzburg are available, e.g. from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne-Bonn, Frankfurt, Vienna, Istanbul and London. (as of April 2018) Salzburg Airport has two terminals and profits from its compact and clear design. The amadeus terminal 2 was designed to accommodate the higher number of charter flights on Saturdays during winter. During the rest of the year it is used for events.

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