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October 1 and 2, 2018

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

What is it?

The future of aviation. In two days.

Revolution.Aero is the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation.

The venue for the people leading personal and business aviation - disruptors shaping the second century of powered flight.

The event brings together new start-ups disrupting the market with companies that have been leading the industry for decades. It will help investors, analysts, journalists and other opinion formers understand this uniquely regulated industry and help regulators plot the future.

WHEN IS IT?

Grand Hyatt San Francisco, October 1 and 2, 2018.

To register interest as a speaker, an attendee or as a partner please email louisa@corporatejetinvestor.com for more information.

#REVOLUTIONAERO

Who attends?

Today's industry leaders looking to future-proof their business and others trying to disrupt the industry. A unique blend of start-ups, industry giants, investors, regulators, financiers, lawyers and others involved in shaping the future of flight.

PARTNERS


 
 
 
 


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AGENDA


With a mixture of 15 minute (TED-style) presentations and in-depth panels, Revolution.Aero will bring you new insights you can use. 

There will also be lots of opportunities for you to shape the debate with live and electronic Q&A at the end of each session - as well interactive polling and the opportunity to post anonymous comments. You do not just sit and listen, you lead the content.

All attendees will also vote for the winners during Pitch@Revolution.Aero 

 
 

 
 

Monday October 1

07.30 Registration

08.00 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

08.15 The revolution will be electrified

Paul Touw, Entrepreneur & Investor

08.35 The aviation revolution – why you should not underestimate the next 10 years
Is this the start of a golden age of aviation?
eVTOLs, flying car and supersonic jets - what will we be flying in 2028?
Lessons from the first century of flight

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
David Paddock, Jet Aviation
Dean Roberts, Rolls-Royce North America
James Wang, Vertical Flight Society

Renato Vaghi, Piaggio Aerospace
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation

09.15 Why the democratisation of business and personal aviation has only just started
Rethinking ownership and charter for the sharing generation
Applying Amazon Prime and Netflix models
Building the business aviation base

Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up

09.35 Investing in disruption
How aviation is different to other industries
Can large organisations fight insurgents or is success biased towards existing giants?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Naresh Shah, A^3 By Airbus

Antonio Campello, EmbraerX
Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
Damineh Mycroft, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

10.15 “I am on a plane” – connecting aircraft
How connected can aircraft get?
What technical challenges remain or is it all about infrastructure?
Will it ever be the same as on the ground?

Sergio Aguirre, Gogo Business Aviation

10.35 Morning coffee hosted by JetSmarter

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11.05 Uber Elevate: Fast-forwarding to a future of urban air mobility
Understanding Uber Elevate cost model
Who will operate for Uber

Nikhil Goel, Uber

11.25 The Future of Vertical Mobility - Sizing the market until 2035
When will Vertical Mobility be a reality?
How large will the market be?
How fast will the market evolve and what are possible scenarios?

Gregor Grandl, Porsche Consulting
Doug Reinart, Porsche Consulting

11.45 Flying angels – and other early stage investors
Does aviation get less start-ups compared to other industries?How can start-ups compete with industry giants?
What odds are investors looking for?

Moderator: Katerina Barilov, Shearwater Aero Capital
Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance
Francois Chopard, Starburst Accelerator
Peter Shannon, Levitate Capital
Neil Book, JSSI

12.30 Blended Wing Body Aircraft: The end of tubes?
What are the advantages of Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft?
Building and operating BWBs

Mark Page, DZYNE Technologies

12.50 Lunch

14.00 Charge of the flight brigade – why electric aviation is coming now
Where are we now?
Is there a Moore’s law for batteries and eVTOL?
The race between new entrants versus automakers and aviation companies
Funding companies

Stephen Burns, Workhorse
Starr Ginn, NASA
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf

14.45 The need for speed
Why have we not got supersonic aircraft?
Are the biggest challenges technical, economic or regulatory?

Tom Vice, Aerion Supersonic

15.05 Don’t look back in anger – lessons eVTOL companies should learn from very light jets
How big is the total addressable market and when will they deliver?
Getting to certification and production
The problem with production
Who will be the eVTOL winners?

Cyrus Sigari, jetAVIVA

15.25 Afternoon tea hosted by JetSmarter

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15.55 Connecting communities: How electric aircraft will change the new demand driven world
What consumers expect today – and why today’s aircraft and business models do not meet the need
How electric aircraft will reshape passenger and freight transport

Roei Ganzarski, magniX Technologies

16.15 The business of business aviation
The differences between airlines and business aviation
Understanding the complexity of charter
Is there enough data?
Can anyone solve dead-legs?
Will Uberisation work?

Moderator: Craig Ross, Aviation Portfolio
Nicolas Deville, Convolus

Joe Cohen, Victor
Rob Wiesenthal, Blade
Paolo Sommeriva, FL3XX

Gillian Hayes, Aviaa
David Fox, Stellar Labs


17.00 Sharing jets: rethinking private aviation
Why customers are happy sharing now
Adding creators and finders
Jetsharing for aircraft owners

Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter

17.20 Closing remarks

18.00 Cocktail reception

Tuesday October 2

08.30 Rethinking regional aviation with hybrid and electric aircraft
How electric aircraft will shake up the jet age
Returning to regional aviation’s roots
Getting to delivery
How JetSuiteX will use Zunum aircraft

Ashish Kumar, Zunum Aero
Alex Wilcox, JetSuite/JetSuiteX

09.10 "I ain't getting on no [autonomous] plane"
The psychology of autonomous flight
Will passengers accept not having pilots?
Which is the bigger challenge -  building passenger trust or regulator trust?

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Stephen Rice, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Martin Seif, Clinical Psychologist

09.50 Why business aviation is changing now
What are the big mega-trends shaping the market?
Why we should not get carried away

Per Marthinsson, Avinode

10.10 Investing in flight
Does regulation put disruptors off aviation?
Is there too much capital available?
How can aviation start-ups find investors?

Moderator: Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance
Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
Raj Singh, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Bilal Zuberi, Lux Capital

10.50 Morning coffee

11.20 Do only the paranoid survive?
How easy is it to disrupt existing aviation and aerospace leaders?
How can investors identify true disruptors?
Lessons from other industries

Moderator: Tobias Strobl, Business Models Inc.
Ronald Epstein, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jon Raviv, Citi Research

John Stack, The McLean Group

12.00 Risky business? Insuring the new revolution
How do insurers look at new technology?
Is the aviation market ready to underwrite new risks?

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Ed Underwood, Avsurance
Nick Methven, Global Aerospace

12.40 Disruptor: XTI Aircraft and the Trifan 600
Can start-ups take on established helicopter manufacturers?
Why use crowdfunding?

Bob LaBelle, XTI Aircraft

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Voom: helicopter ride sharing
Why is Voom targeting emerging markets first?
How can you get the price down?
The future of helicopters in megacities

Uma Subramanian, Voom Flights

14.20 Blurring boundaries between helicopters, business jets and airlines
Educating consumers
Do you need a global distribution system?

Moderator: Reneta Johnson, Inttradia, Inc.
Wagas Ali, JetClass
Richard Koe, WingX Advance
Jonny Nicol, Stratajet
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly
Eymeric Segard, LunaJets

15.00 Pushing tin - the future for air traffic control
Unlocking airspace
Can drones, eVTOL and aircraft operate together?
Can air traffic control organisations keep up?

Ben Marcus, AirMap

15.20 Afternoon tea

15.50 Build it and they will fly
Why getting certification is hard but making money from building aircraft is much harder
What are the biggest challenges in moving from testing to production?
Managing relationships with regulators

Moderator: David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Neil Cloughley, Faradair Aerospace
David Norton, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

16.30 PITCH@REVOLUTION.AERO

A shortlisted selection of five or six companies will be invited to pitch live from the stage. They will then receive comments from the judges and be voted for by the audience.

Judging panel
Raj Singh, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Chris Abshire, Toyota AI Ventures
Paul Touw, Entrepreneur & Investor

 

 

*Session times subject to change. Please contact Hannah for more information.

 

SPEAKERS


 

INVESTOR

chris abshire

analyst
toyota ai ventures

INVESTOR

jim adler

founding managing director
toyota ai ventures

PRESIDENT

sergio aguirre

president
gogo business aviation

FOUNDER

wagas ali

ceo & co-founder
jetclass


INVESTOR

Katerina Barilov

Managing Director
Shearwater Aero Capital

INVESTOR

kirsten bartok

managing partner
airfinance

EXPERT

neil book

president & ceo
jet support services, inc. (JSSI)

CEO

Steve burns

ceo & director
Workhorse


CEO

Antonio Campello

CEO
EmbraerX

INVESTOR

francois chopard

founder & ceo
STARBURST AEROSPACE 

FOUNDER

Neil Cloughley

Managing Director & Founder
Faradair

CEO

Joe cohen

ceo
Victor


FOUNDER

Nicolas Deville

Co-founder & COO
Convolus

FOUNDER

kenny dichter

founder & ceo
wheels up

INVESTOR

Dean Donovan

managing director
diAmondstream partners

EXPERT

ronald epstein

Senior Equity Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch International


FOUNDER

david fox

co-founder, president & coo
stellar labs

FOUNDER

Roei Ganzarski

ceo
magnix

EXPERT

starr ginn

deputy aeronautics research director
nasa

EXPERT

Nikhil Goel

Head of Product – Aviation
Uber


EXPERT

Gregor Grandl

Senior Partner
Porsche Consulting

EXPERT

edward gross

shareholder
vedder price

CEO

patrick hansen

ceo
luxaviation

CEO

gillian hayes

ceo
aviaa


EXPERT

david hernandez

shareholder
vedder price

EXPERT

Reneta Johnson

Founder & CEO
Inttradia Inc.

FOUNDER

RICHARD KOE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
WINGX ADVANCe

FOUNDER

ashish kumar

ceo
Zunum Aero


CEO

BOB LABELLE

Chief Executive & Board Member
XTI AIRCRAFT

FOUNDER

Ben Marcus

chairman & Co-founder
airmap

FOUNDER

PER MARTHINSSON

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
AVINODE

EXPERT

nick methven

senior vice president - Underwriting Executive
global aerospace


INVESTOR

damineh mycroft

investing principal
boeing horizonx ventures

FOUNDER

jonny nicol

Ceo
stratajet

EXPERT

David Norton

partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

EXPERT

david paddock

senior vice president, regional business operations
Jet aviation


FOUNDER

Mark page

chief scientist & founding member
dyzne technologies

FOUNDER

sergey petrossov

founder & ceo
jetsmarter

EXPERT

jonathan raviv

equity analyst, vice president
citigroup

EXPERT

Doug Reinart

Responsible Partner
Porsche Consulting


EXPERT

stephen rice

professor
embry-riddle aeronautical university worldwide

EXPERT

dean roberts

Market Analysis Executive – Business Aviation
rolls-royce north america

FOUNDER

craig ross

founder & ceo
aviation portfolio

FOUNDER

eymeric segard

CEO & founder
Lunajets


EXPERT

joseph segura-conn

coo
hoversurf Inc

EXPERT

Martin seif

founder
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

INVESTOR

naresh shah

coo
a3 by airbus

INVESTOR

peter shannon

managing director
Levitate capital


FOUNDER

cyrus sigari

co-founder
jetaviva

INVESTOR

raj singh

managing director
jetblue technology ventures

CEO

paolo sommariva

ceo
fl3xx

EXPERT

john stack

managing director
The McLean group


EXPERT

Tobias strobl

strategy designer
business models inc

CEO

uma subramanian

ceo
voom

INVESTOR

PAUL TOUW

ENTREPRENEUR & investor

FOUNDER

adam twidell

CEO
Privatefly


EXPERT

ed underwood

president
avsurance

CEO

renato vaghi

ceo
piaggio aerospace

COO

TOM VICE

PRESIDENT & COO
AERION supersonic

EXPERT

James Wang

Vertical Flight Society


INVESTOR

ford von weise

Director - Head, Global Aircraft Finance
Citi Private Bank

FOUNDER

Rob wiesenthal

founder & ceo
blade

FOUNDER

alex wilcox

Ceo
Jetsuite

INVESTOR

bilal zuberi

partner
lux capital

 

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PITCH@REVOLUTION.AERO

Is your startup looking to revolutionise aviation? Have you found a solution to a problem facing aviation companies or customers?

Pitch@Revolution.aero is an opportunity to get your startup in front of potential investors, partners and customers. 

As well as receiving unique validation from industry insiders, investors and other market experts, our partners can also provide investment, mentoring and introductions.

A shortlisted selection of five or six companies will be invited to pitch live from the stage. They will then receive comments from the judges and be voted for by the audience.

There is no fee to participate in the Pitch@Revolution.aero - in fact all entrants receive one free pass. 

If you would like to nominate your company for any category or pitch your startup please email aw@corporatejetinvestor.com.

 

Pitch@Revolution.aero 2018
Awarded to any revolutionary concept from a company that has not raised more than $5 million or has had a product in the market for less than 12 months 

 

 

 
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A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come.
— Henry Ford
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“An aircraft can only fly when the amount of paperwork exceeds its weight.”

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VENUE

 

Grand Hyatt san francisco

345 Stockton Street,
San Francisco,
CA
94108

Rooms with spectacular views: 662 luxury suites and guestrooms feature incredible views of the city skyline and San Francisco Bay

Make you feel at home: Enhanced in-room entertainment system with video streaming capabilities from mobile devices or tablets to television

In the Heart of Union Square: Enjoy easy access to premier shopping, museums, theatres and popular attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf

 
 
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— Bill Gates
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MEDIA

If you are involved in covering aviation, technology, travel or urban mobility we would love to talk. Revolution.Aero is an opportunity to hear from and meet with people shaping the future of aviation. 

If you would like a media pass please contact: 

Rebecca Hawkins
Head of marketing
rebecca@corporatejetinvestor.com
DD: +44 1737 844 383

If you would like to arrange interviews with the Revolution.Aero team please contact:

Phil Anderson
Executive Director, Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Phil.Anderson@citigatedewerogerson.com
DD +44 207 282 1031

 

 

PRESS RELEASES AND COVERAGE OF REVOLUTION.AERO

 

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Perhaps the most valuable application of wireless energy will be the propulsion of flying machines, which will carry no fuel and will be free from any limitations of the present airplanes and dirigibles.
— Nikola Tesla - 1926

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through." 

Orville Wright

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