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Hamburg Aviation Conference 

Boutique event bringing the aviation and

travel industry together with other industries,

universities and science to discuss hot topics.

Food for thought is guaranteed!

10 - 11

February 2016



Disruption is the new normal, and innovation and personalisation are the answers.  This year's Hamburg Aviation Conference 2015 brought 150 top managers from aviation, retail, technology and science together in a boutique environment in Hamburg to discuss hot topics of today. 

Speakers included artist and songwriter Beatie Wolfe, who became one of the leading tech women of the world in less then a year after having launched the world's first 3D album. She is now touring the world for Apple and works with Britain's leading web entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith. 

Several airport and airline CEOs and top managers including Hamburg Airport, Gatwick Airport, Liverpool Airport, Kuwait Airways, Monarch Airlines, Oneworld , Ukraine International Airlines and more discussed opportunities to improve the travel experience further by using new technologies. 

Universities of London, Germany, Australia described their approaches and findings to introduce innovation in the travel experience and in the company culture. 

Top leaders from Hertz, Future Railway and the Chairman of and ex CEO of Lovefilm described their strategies and innovation models to innovate and reach the customer. 

Find comments from delegates in the testimonial section on the website and on twitter (hashtag thinkfuture15). 

Presentations from 2015 can be found in the insight section on the website. The detailed agenda from 2015 can be found here: join our group "thinkfuture" on linkedin or contact us directly to give further feedback and advise which topics you would like to see on the agenda next year.

The Hamburg Aviation Conference has evolved to the must go think tank for future oriented businesses. This unique and very personal conference is organised by the boutique consultancy XXL Solutions. Hamburg Airport originally started the conference more than 18 years ago and remains the main marketing partner. Other marketing partners include Airbus, ICLP (global loyalty agency), Lumexis (USA), Guest Logix (Canada). 

The advisory board is chaired by Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO at Hamburg Airport. Other members include top management from Geneva Airport, Malaysian Airlines, Germanwings, Airbus, LH Technik, Frankfurt University, Heinemann Duty Free, Trinity College, DLR and more. 


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Latest about '15 Speakers

Alexander Dreiling, Chair in Airport Innovation at Queensland University of Technology to join opening panel


Sergey Fomenko, EVP Commerce at Ukraine International Airlines, to join the customer panel 


Jonathan Hinkles, Head of Flight Crew at Virgin Atlantic, confirmed to join the innovation session.  


Andrew Cornish, CEO at Liverpool Airport, will join the customer panel. 


Clare Elford, VP Client Servies EMEA at GuestLogix (Canada) to join the customer panel. 


Marisa Blasco Bayona, Director RM, Network Planning & Distribution at Monarch Airlines will join the innovation panel. 


Dimitris Gerogiannis, executive member of the Board of Directors & Aegean’s and Olympic Air’s Managing Director, will join the top leaders opening panel. 


Beatie Wolfe confirmed as keynote speaker: singer, songwriter, one of the World's Leading Tech Women and Britain's 'Creativity is GREAT' Ambassador. 

Find more speakers & more details in the agenda.





Why What How

The must go cross industry think tank of the year
10 - 12 February 2015, Hamburg
Conference language: English

About Speakers

Simon Calver

Chairman of, ex Lovefilm, Mothercare, Unilever, Pepsi Cola

Top Industry Leaders Opening Panel on February 11th at 10.45: The future of customer experience - differentiator or commodity?

What others say

Gregory Pomerantsev

CEO flyvista, ex Novosibirsk Airport, Air Baltic, Baltic Miles

"Impeccably well organized, with thorough selection of interesting
topics and international professionals as speakers, ...

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