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Wings of the Future 2018
Wings of the Future 2018
16th international aviation forum
Location: Moscow, Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Date:November 14–15, 2018
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The Wings of the Future is the largest and most productive international air transport forum for Russia & CIS market in the Eurasian region, which determines the main trends in future of commercial aviation. More than 600 representatives of the aviation industry from across 20 countries of the world take part in the conference: America, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Asia. It’s being held for the 16th time this year and will become an invaluable source of information, contacts and solutions for your business in Russia & CIS. 

550+ attendees, 70+ speakers, 20+ countries.

The Future is Now  

The customers who were born and raised in the age of internet no longer want to stay in the archaic travelling environment shaped half a century ago in the 1960s. They will strive for the way of living that they are accustomed to: free wi-fi everywhere, convenient and flexible payment services, a possibility of a direct and meaningful dialogue with service providers, no security-related or any other barriers. The new generation is not willing to mindlessly hand themselves over to the travel industry, which is by the way gradually dying out under the pressure of new technologies – at least in the format that it used to be around for the past three or four decades.  

The global transformation of the travel industry reflects hundreds of quite complicated questions addressed to its insiders. Many of them are trying to forge the future now. Unmanned and piloted aerial systems are being actively developed to conduct a wide range of missions from mail delivery to city taxi service. Internet of things is infiltrating the travel industry. Every day there appear new IT-solutions designed to serve all spheres of the travel industry.

Although the aircraft manufacturers are traditionally more conservative, the global aviation industry is going through some really fascinating processes. On the one hand, those are attempts to retain and strengthen further on the duopoly of the two main medium and long-haul aircraft manufacturers through building alliances with key regional plane makers.

On the other hand, new market players are gaining momentum. The Russians, Chinese and Japanese are bracing themselves to conquer their market shares on the regional jet market. The Sukhoi Corporation seems to be the first to pave this challenging way. Similar processes are going on within the long-range sector – Chinese COMAC919 and Russian MC-21 are to grow into significant competitors to the well-known global heavy-weights in this market niche. Finally, the ambitious plans of Russian and Chinese manufacturers to build a new wide-body can break the new ground in the competition between the world aircraft producers.

That is all happening amid steady traffic growth both on domestic and international passenger and cargo flights, massive fleet renewal, introduction of advanced technologies aloft and on the ground, as well as total digitalization of primary and secondary processes.

The future of the Russian air transportation market sets riddles again for its stakeholders. Higher than the world’s average traffic growth rates, energetic fleet extension against uncertain though alarming plans of the national aviation authorities – what will be the best way to balance one’s threats and opportunities?

The answer is obvious: information is a key to efficiency and the basis for building a winning strategy. This year the international aviation Wings of the Future Forum will become an invaluable information source for those who want to figure out how the aviation market in Russia and globally will evolve in the years to come.

Boris Rybak,
Co-chairman of Organizational Committee

Keynote speaker testimonials

Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian

"Russia is very important for the whole European airline industry. It is a good event. You meet a lot of people. Speeches are also very interesting."

Julien Franiatte, Managing Director (Moscow Representative Office), Airbus

"It’s a pleasure to be here to learn about the different aspects of market. It’s a fantastic opportunity to network not only with airlines but also with different key actors of the air transport industry."

Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia & CIS

"…Conference is raising the level, becoming better and better"

Kirill Budaev, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, IRKUT Corporation

"Wing of the Future became a central industry event not only due to the agenda but also due to great networking opportunities."

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President, ACI Europe

"Very impressed to see so many people from different parts of the industry taking part in this conference. I really liked a wide range of topics."


6 events at the same venue

WINGS OF THE FUTURE

  • 16th international conference
  • 550+ Airline CEOs, aircraft industry, airport executives, OEMs, leasing and finance, insurance, legal advisors, MRO, government officials, Russian and international media.

AIR TRANSPORT MARKET IN RUSSIA & CIS: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

  • 13th international conference
  • 250+ executives of airports and airlines, leading international and Russian air transport industry and airport management experts, representatives of industry suppliers, leasing and financial institutions, regulators, mass media.

MRO INNOVATIONS: LATEST TRENDS

  • 3rd practical conference
  • 60+ airline technical and engineering professionals, MRO providers, aircraft and engine industry, OEMs.

THINK TANK FOR PR MANAGERS OF AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

  • Russia is traveller's dream: how can the aviation industry build an attractive image of the country?
  • Social media crisis: Internet remembers everything.
  • Cooperation with travel bloggers.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • 5th international conference
  • 150+  CEOs, CFOs of Russian and CIS airlines, banks, leasing companies, aircraft industry, legal advisors, insurance and consulting agencies, government officials.

WINGS OF THE FUTURE YOUNG INDUSTRY TALENT AWARD

  • 3rd award ceremony
  • 150+ industry’s young professionals


Airlines at the previous conferences


Audience of the Forum in 2017 

Industry
25%
Airlines
13%
Leasing, finance and consulting
12%
Aircraft industry
11%
Government officials
10%
Airports
9%
MRO providers
7%
IT
6%
Media
5%
Insurance
2%
Other
Job titles
42%
General Directors
12%
Commercial Directors
11%
Marketing and Sales Specialists
9%
Experts
9%
Account Managers
9%
Business Development Directors
6%
Regional Managers
2%
Other


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Organized by

Infomost Consulting
In cooperation with
AEVT Международная Ассоциация Аэропортов
General Sponsor
Airbus
Sponsors
Lufthansa Technik Bombardier Boeing Sirena Travel Allen&Overy GTLK
Sponsorship support
PowerJet Lufthansa Consulting Embraer SITA CFM Irkut sealine
General media partner
Avia
ATO
Official communication agency
Citigate Dewe Rogerson CDR
Media partners
Russian Aviation Insider AviaPort.ru Interfax Airport Suppliers Airline Suppliers Buying Business Travel Russia Strategy Journal Jets.ru
Technical Partner
IMS Populyarnaya mechanika