2021 EXPO Schedule

Monday 29 November
3:00 – 6:00pm Registration Open

Tuesday 30 November
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 5:00pm Thought Leadership Conference-General Sessions – sponsored by Thales
Emcee – sponsored by BBC World News

8:30 – 9:00am‎ Coffee & Welcome

‎‎‎9:00 – 9:45am Technology & Content: The Networks
Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellite service providers will ‎describe their services and their plans to support the ‎inflight connectivity market. ‎
Moderator: ‎
Netforecast, Inc. Director of Business Development Mary ‎Rogozinski
OneWeb Vice President Mobility Ben Griffin

Starlink Vice President of Commercial ‎Sales Jonathan Hofeller
Telesat Regional Sales Vice President America ‎Philippe Schleret

9:00 – 9:45am‎ Health & Safety: Preparing for the Winter of COVID and Beyond
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the airline industry – this session will explore how the aviation industry is recovering from the pandemic and is preparing for the coming winter and beyond. What are the short and long-term impacts on business strategy? What shifts are there in demographics and respective service? What can passengers expect when they fly?
Moderator: ‎
SimpliFlying Founder and CEO Shashank Nigam
Professor of Clinical Medicine University of ‎California at San Francisco Monica Gandhi MD, ‎MPH ‎
– Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ‎Neuroscientist Dr. Stathis Kefalloniti
WestJet Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tammy McKnight

9:45 – 10:00am Break

10:00 – 10:45am Creating Genuine Airline ‎Environmental Sustainability
‎Learn how airlines are contributing to achieving one the APEX Board of Governors priorities for 2021 by reducing weight, embracing sustainable aviation fuel, using single use plastics and more to reduce their carbon footprint.
Airbus Head of Cabin Market Insights ‎Stefan List

Plug and Play Managing Director Amir Amidi

Silverdraft CEO Amy Gile
– Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh
JSX CEO and LATAM Board of Directors Alex Wilcox

‎11:00am – ‎‎12:00pm APEX/IFSA Board of Governors Discussion
– 2021-2022 Chairman Scott Kirby, United Airlines CEO ‎
– ‎2019-2021 Chairman Emeritus Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines CEO ‎
– Yuji Akasaka, Japan Airlines President
– İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Group CEO & Chairman
– Jóhanna á Bergi, Atlantic Airways CEO

– Ted Christie, Spirit Airways CEO
– Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance CEO ‎
– Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines EVP and Incoming CEO
– Captain Ibrahim Koshy, Saudia CEO
– Alex Wilcox, JSX CEO

12:00 – 12:30pm United Airlines: Building A Successful Global Airline through Prioritizing Customer Experience and Safety
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby
Interviewed by: BBC World News Talking Business Presenter Aaron Heslehurst

12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch ‎– Sponsored by VIASAT

2:00 – 3:00pm World Class Awards Presentation

3:00 – 3:30pm Break

3:30 – 4:00pm CEO Keynote
Saudia Airlines CEO Captain Ibrahim Koshy
Interviewed by: SimpliFlying Founder & CEO Shashank Nigam

4:00 – 4:30pm CEO Keynote
Turkish Airlines Chairman & GCEO Ilker Ayci
Interviewed by: BBC World News Talking Business Presenter Aaron Heslehurst

Wednesday 1 December
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 5:00pm EXPO Open
5:30 – 7:15pm Awards Ceremony & Networking – sponsored in part by Cinesend, gategroup, & Thales

Thursday 2 December
8:30am – 1:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 5:00pm EXPO Open

*Subject to change.