Air NZ, Garuda, Delta, Finnair, Lufthansa to speak at Aviation Festival Asia

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The countdown to the Aviation Festival Asia is on, and 2016 is shaping up to be our best yet. Since our last update a few weeks ago, we’re excited to have confirmed more than 50 great minds in the industry. To give you a better picture of who they are, we’ll be highlighting speakers weekly to provide insight on why they are so exceptional.

Here are the top 5 for the week:

The Game Changers

Cam Wallace, Chief Sales & Commercial Officer, Air New Zealand
Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific, Delta Air Lines
Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair
Arif Wibowo, President Director & Chief Executive Officer, Garuda Indonesia

These leaders from some of the world’s top full-service carriers join us in the “Aviation Leaders Keynote Panel” – an exciting start for the entire festival. Cam Wallace manages over $4 billion of Air NZ’s passenger and cargo revenue sourced primarily from the NZ, Australia, USA, Chinese, Japanese and European markets. Vinay Dube has profitably expanded Delta’s APAC business by more than 60 percent, entering new markets in Japan, China, Hong Kong and Korea.

Also, name a European carrier that is fast growing its market share in Asia? – You’re right, we can’t miss Finnair. Juha Järvinen is doubling down on Finnair’s Asia strategy with new fleet of planes. Last but definitely not the least, Arif Wibowo who has brought Garuda back to profit for the first half of 2015 and is now taking further steps to pursue growth and global expansion.


The Innovator

Sebastian Herzog, Chief Strategist & Co-Founder, Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Instead of simply dreaming of changing the world, Sebastian Herzog actually has changed it by initiating and building the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. This is where he pursues intensive collaboration to scout and build startups and digital companies with strong products for travel in order to jointly co-create innovative offers. In short, he is innovating, disrupting and changing the travel landscape. He will be our closing keynote speaker. So make sure that if you join us, stay with us till the end of the day.


See the full speaker line up here

From now til 30 October, you’ll save up to $700 when you book your delegate spot for Aviation Festival Asia 2016, held this coming 23-24 February in Singapore.

That’s a saving of up to 25% off final prices. And if you are from an airline or airport, ticket prices are as low as US$595.

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