Sunday 22nd September
18.30 Pre-conference cocktail reception
Monday 23rd September
07.30 Refreshments & registration
08.00 Welcome to the Fourth Aviation Revolution
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
8.10 How the inability to raise capital could hold the revolution back
Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance
08.30 The bizjet tech arms race
Changing the industry from the inside
Is there enough data for one company
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Andrew Collins, Sentient Jet
Dan Crowe, Wheels Up
Greg Johnson, One Sky Flight
Per Marthinsson, Avinode Group
9.10 Disrupting private aviation for passengers
Democratising business aviation
How big can the market get?
Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up
09.30 Why air traffic control is the key now
Will airspace become just as congested as roads?
Managing the space in the sky
Are new technologies a help or a hindrance?
Moderator: Starr Ginn, NASA
Jon Damush, Boeing NeXt
Michele Merkle, FAA
Ben Marcus, AirMap
Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
Peter Sachs, Airbus UTM
10.10 How do you forecast a market that does not yet exist?
What industries can you compare VTOL to?
Regulation and other black swans?
Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital Partners LLC
Brian Foley, AvStrategies
Doug Reinart, Porsche Consulting
Tobias Strobl, Business Models Inc.
Kenneth Swartz, Vertical Flight Society
10.50 Morning coffee hosted by Turbine Asset Holdings Group
11.10 Micromobility to Air Taxis: Investing In The Next Generation of Mobility
Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
11.30 Fireside chat: Regulating innovation
Tim Arel, FAA
12.00 Changing a Paradigm
We can relax the job is getting easier
The intermediate change required is the mindsets of people before we can enhance aviation
Sacha Wetzel, Avfoil
12.20 Can aerial urban mobility fly over all the obstacles facing adoption?
Are the biggest challenges physical (gravity), chemical (batteries), legal or psychological?
Moderator: Cyrus Sigari, jetAVIVA
JoeBen Bevirt, Joby Aviation
Ryan Doss, Karem Aircraft
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf Inc.
Wyatt Smith, Uber
13.00 Lunch hosted by CharterPad
14.00 Aerial ridesharing at scale
Can Uber hit its 2023 deadline?
Nikhil Goel, Uber
14.20 Why certification is just one hurdle: Operating innovative aircraft
How does flying work today - Part 135 & Part 91 for beginners
How to make sure regulators can keep up with new aircraft and business models
Starting the dialogue early - what worries regulators
Moderator: David Norton, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Carl Dietrich, Carl Dietrich Consulting
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation
David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Mike Nichols, NBAA
Michael Whitaker, Whitaker AirSpace
15.00 Charter Marketplaces: Digital Disrupters or Business Disrupters?
Armando Antonini , CharterPad
15.20 Afternoon tea hosted by Turbine Asset Holdings Group
15.40 Applying blockchain to aviation
How it fits aviation
Getting regulators onboard
Selling to different stakeholders
Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Aiham Bader, Click Aviation Network
Sandra Ro, Global Blockchain Business Council
Todd Siena, Block Aero
Richard Steeves, TrustFlight
16.20 Managing the autonomous air traffic of the future… today
Figuring out coordination of small drones to lay the foundation for future collaborative air traffic management
Joseph Rios, NASA
16.40 Why electric aircraft are the future of flight training
The pilot challenge
Why training fits electricity
George Bye, Bye Aerospace
Judges: Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance
Steve Smith, The Explorer’s Mindset
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly
18.30 Cocktail reception hosted by Avfoil