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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 

 
 

 
 

sunday september 30

18.00 Early registration & cocktail reception

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
Gwen Lighter, GoFly

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
Srini Ananth, Intel Capital

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 Researching the Future of Airspace

Parimal Kopardekar, NASA

10.55 Morning coffee hosted by JetSmarter

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

Nikhil Goel, Uber

11.45 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

12.05 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
Van Espahbodi, Starburst Accelerator
Peter Shannon, Levitate Capital
Neil Book, JSSI

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

Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter

13.10 Lunch hosted by Aerion

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14.10 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

Moderator: Wilfried Aulbur, Roland Berger
Stephen Burns, Workhorse
Starr Ginn, NASA
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf
Andrew Beebe, Obvious Ventures

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

Tom Vice, Aerion Supersonic

15.15 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

15.35 Afternoon tea hosted by JetSmarter

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16.05 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

16.25 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
Paolo Sommariva, FL3XX
Gillian Hayes, Aviaa
David Fox, Stellar Labs
Eymeric Segard, LunaJets

17.05 Your moment of change: thinking in 3D
How additive manufacturing is truly a technology (and industry) disruptor

Jason Oliver, GE Additive

17.25 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

 17.45 Closing remarks

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by Gogo Business Aviation

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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
Joe Blair, Obvious Ventures
Ethan Batraski, Venrock
Paul Willard, Storm Ventures

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 Airbus and the upcoming urban air mobility revolution

Uma Subramanian, Voom

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

Moderator: Reneta Johnson, Inttradia, Inc.
Wagas Ali, JetClass
Richard Koe, WingX Advance
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly
Rob Wiesenthal, Blade

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
Gerhard Deiters, BHO Legal

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.

 

Startups

 
 

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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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

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

srini ananth

investment manager
Intel capital

EXPERT

wilfried aulbur

senior partner
roland berger

INVESTOR

Katerina Barilov

Managing Director
Shearwater Aero Capital

INVESTOR

kirsten bartok

managing partner
airfinance


INVESTOR

Ethan Batraski

Vice President
Venrock

INVESTOR

Andrew beebe

managing director
obvious ventures

INVESTOR

joe blair

vice president
obvious ventures

EXPERT

neil book

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


CEO

Steve burns

ceo & director
Workhorse

CEO

Antonio Campello

CEO
EmbraerX

FOUNDER

Neil Cloughley

Managing Director & Founder
Faradair

EXPERT

gerhard deiters

attorney at law, partner
bho legal


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


INVESTOR

Van Espahbodi

Managing Partner, Co-founder
starburst accelerator

FOUNDER

david fox

founder & ceo
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


EXPERT

Parimal Kopardeka

acting director
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

FOUNDER

ashish kumar

ceo
Zunum Aero

CEO

BOB LABELLE

Chief Executive & Board Member
XTI AIRCRAFT

INVESTOR

gwen lighter

ceo
gofly


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


EXPERT

David Norton

partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

CEO

jason oliver

ceo
ge additive

EXPERT

david paddock

senior vice president, regional business operations
Jet aviation

FOUNDER

Mark page

chief scientist & founding member
dzyne 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

FOUNDER

paolo sommariva

founder & ceo
fl3xx

EXPERT

john stack

managing director
The McLean group

EXPERT

Tobias strobl

strategy designer
business models inc


CEO

uma subramanian

ceo
voom flights

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 & CEO
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

paul willard

investor
storm ventures

INVESTOR

bilal zuberi

partner
lux capital


 

ATTEND

 

 

PARTNER

 
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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

 
 
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing.
— Bill Gates
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A^3 by Airbus

a2b Shuttle

Acuris

Aerion Supersonic

Aerlex Law Group

Aerocar Journal

Aero-Space Reports Inc

AIC Title Service

Air Partner Inc.

Airbus

Airbus Corporate Jets

AirFinance

AirMap

AllJets

ANSYS, Inc.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Apertus Aviation

Armada Aeronautics

Asian Sky Group

Autonodyne

Avascent

AVBuyer

Avfoil

AvFuel

Aviaa

Aviation International News

Aviation Portfolio

Avidyne

Avinode Group

Avinor

AVION LAW

Avpro Inc

Avsurance Corporation

BAE Systems

Beta Technologies

BHO Legal

Blade

Boeing HorizonX

Boutique Air

Business Models Inc.

CharterPad

Citi Private Bank

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Citigroup

Clay Lacy Aviation

Click Aviation Network

CNBC.com

Convolus

DG Amazing Experiences

DiamondStream Partners

Down-Route

DZYNE Technologies

Eaton Corporation PLC

Elroy Air

EmbraerX

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emery Holdings LLC

ESTECO

Executive Aircraft Consulting Group, LLC

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

F/List

Faradair Aerospace

Farnborough International Limited

Federal Aviation Administration

First Republic Bank

FL3XX

Flugauto Holding Limited

FlyEasy

FLYT

Ford

Gannett Fleming

GE Additive

GE Ventures

Global Aerospace

Global Aviation

Global Jet Capital, Inc

GoFly

Gogo Business Aviation

Gowling WLG

GrandView Aviation & White Cap Private Equity Management

Hayward Aviation

Honeywell

Hoversurf Inc.

Intel Capital

Inttradia Inc.

Jet Aviation

Jet RVSM Services, LLC

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

jetAVIVA

JetBlue Technology Ventures

JetCapital

JetClass

JetSmarter

JetSuite

John Chisholm Ventures

Kerr Avionics

Lane Powell Aviation Team

Levitate Capital

Lisa Airplanes

LunaJets

Lux Capital

Luxaviation

Magellan Jets

magniX Technologies

McKinsey & Company

MidFirst Bank

Mission Control Communications

Moss Consultants

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Air Transportation Association

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Nexa Capital Partners LLC

NFT Inc.

Nikkei Electronics

Nineteen O3 Aviation

Obvious Ventures

One Sky Flight

PayNode

Piaggio Aerospace

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Porsche Consulting

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Premier Aviation Group

PRIMUS Aircraft Management Solutions GmbH

Private Investor

PrivateFly

PyxiJet

Radia, Inc.

Robocars

Rockwell Collins

Roland Berger

Rolls-Royce North America

Safran Aircraft Engines

Savion Aerospace Corporation

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Shearwater Aero Capital

Shell Aircraft

Signature Flight Support (BBA Aviation)

Sikorsky

Skyryde

Solairus Aviation

Springfield Aircraft Charter & Sales

Starburst Aerospace Accelerator

Stellar Labs

Stellar Labs / Philtre Digital

Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Storm Ventures

Stratajet

Swiss Aero Services, Ltd

TAC Air

Takeoff360

TechX Holding

Terrafugia

The Flying Car

The McLean Group

The Spaceship Company

The Sulfur Group

Toyota AI Ventures

TransportUp

Uber

Vedder Price

Venrock

Vertical Flight Society

Vertis Aviation

Viasat

Victor

VIPPING

VistaJet

Voom Flights

Wheels Up

White Oak

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

WINGX Advance

Wolin Aviation Consulting

Workhorse

XTI Aircraft

Zodiac Aerospace (Safran)

Zunum Aero

 

“An aircraft can only fly when the amount of paperwork exceeds its weight.”

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