The event featured a host of keynote addresses from CEOs, European Commissioners and heads of key agencies. Access the full list of keynote and project speakers, their biographies and presentation abstracts.

Overview of Keynote speakers, moderators and  plenary session chairs: 

Day 1  

  • Marcus Bryson CBE – Chairman, Aerospace (UKTI / BIS)
  • Violeta Bulc – EU Commissioner, Transport
  • Rudolf Strohmeier – DG Research & Innovation, European Parliament
  • Warren East – Chief Executive Officer Rolls-Royce plc
  • Peter Hartman – Chairman ACARE and Executive & Vice Chairman of Air France-KLM
  • Monika Hohlmeier MEP – Chair of the Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Michael Ryan – Vice President & General Manager, Bombardier
  • Robert Goodwill MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
  • Ric Parker – Chairman of the Clean Sky Governing Board
  • Fayette Collier – Environmentally Responsible Aviation Programme, NASA
  • Mike Sinnett – Vice President, Product Development, Boeing
  • Stephanie McGovern – British Business Broadcaster (Moderator)
  • Stephen Henwood – Chairman of UK Aerospace Technology Institute (Chair)

Day 2 

  • Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Home Office
  • Gill Michielin – CEO, Thales Avionics
  • Patrick Ky – Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Charles Champion – Executive Vice President Engineering, Airbus
  • Rolf Henke – Member of the Executive Board, DLR
  • Hester Bijl – Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
  • Michael Wachenheim – ACARE Vice Chairman
  • Frank Brenner – Director General, Eurocontrol
  • Josef Kašpar – Chairman of EREA and General Director VZLU
  • Simon Hocquard – Director of Operations, Strategy (NATS) and Chair of the Europe-wide Network Management Board (Chair)
  • Sir Peter Gregson – Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University (Chair)
  • Rudolf Strohmeier – Deputy Director General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission  (Chair)
  • Tom Enders – Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group (at the networking dinner)

Day 3 

  • Rt.Hon Anna Soubry MP – Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise
  • Pierre Fabre – Senior Vice-President R&T, SAFRAN Group
  • Florian Guillermet – Executive Direction, SESAR JU
  • Catherine M. Lang – Director Europe, US Federal Aviation Administration
  • Jan Pie – Secretary General, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)
  • Carlo des Dorides – Executive Director, European GNSS Agency GSA – Galileo – The European Global Satellite-based Navigation System
  • Rafael Schwartzman – Regional Vice President Europe, IATA