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Wings of the Future 2019
Wings of the Future 2019
17th international aviation forum
Location: Moscow, Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Date:October 30–31, 2019
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Wings of the Future Forum: 17 years of experience

Wings of the Future is the largest international meeting point for Russian & CIS market in the Eurasian region for top management of civil aviation. More than 670 representatives of the aviation industry from across 20 countries of the world take part in the conference: America, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Asia.

670 attendees
Leaders of the aviation industry        

6 events 
 At the same venue

83 speakers 
       The best experts will share there knowledge

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


  • CEOs for airports and airlines
  • The largest aircraft manufacturers
  • Insurance and leasing companies
  • MRO providers
  • Suppliers of products and services for the aviation industry
  • Top-management of the leading travel industry companies
  • Government officials
  • State educational institutions of civil aviation

Keynote speakers 2018

Kirill Bogdanov,
Aeroflot — Russian Airlines

Julien Franiatte,

Vladimir Tasun,
Russian Air Transport Operators Association

Jeyhun Efendi,

Bernard Gustin,
Brussels Airline

Juha Järvinen,

Max Nilov,

Cathy Buyck,

Anton Eremin,
S7 Group

Sergio Colella,

Igor Voznyuk,
Apollo Aviation Group

Kristyna Matoulkova,


Agenda Wings of the Future Forum - 2019

October 30, Wednesday

Wings of the Future Forum

  • Future of aviation & travel industries.
  • Airline transformation in today's world.
  • Innovations in aviation & tourism

Think Tank for Airlines' PR Managers

  • 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.

The Wings of the Future Award Ceremony

  • It is all about identifying and presenting to the community young top-and mid-tier managers of commercial aviation companies and airports, who are under 35 years old and who are implementing innovative ideas, and bringing new energy into business development. Those people, who are shaping the future of the industry.
October 31, Thursday

STREAM 1. Air Transport Market in Russia & CIS: Trends and Challenges 

  • Focus on Russian aircraft industry.
  • Improving travel mobility: route network & availability.

STREAM 2. Current Situation for MRO: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Best practices of implementing new MRO technologies from modifications to customized solutions.

STREAM 3. Human Resource Management

  • Career Fair
  • Avia hackathon for students from Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation (MSTUCA), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).

New formats


Demo- and expo-zones of innovative solutions

The opportunity to hold showcases, short master classes, demonstrating company’s achievements, the latest solutions and projects in online mode. 


Specially equipped meeting and networking area, as well as long breaks and a cocktail reception at the end of the first day will offer excellent  opportunities for business dating and informal communication

Startup zone

Innovative solutions and startups zone, a job fair and other networking spaces to increase the activity of participants and to contribute to the introduction of new ideas and products. 

Photo Corner

Airlines at the conference


Keynote speaker testimonials

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
Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian 
Wing of the Future became a central industry event not only due to the agenda but also due to great networking opportunities
Kirill Budaev, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, IRKUT Corporation
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
Julien Franiatte, Managing Director (Moscow Representative Office), Airbus
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
Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President, ACI Europe 
…Conference is raising the level, becoming better and better
Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia & CIS


Organized by

Infomost Consulting
In cooperation with
Международная Ассоциация Аэропортов
General industry partner
S7 Technics
Wings of the Future Award general sponsor
Sponsored by
Embraer Lufthansa Technik Sirena Travel
Sponsorship support
sealine PowerJet CFM Fokker accelya Inmarsat Aviation
General media partner
Official communication agency
Citigate Dewe Rogerson CDR
Media partners
Russian Aviation Insider Interfax Airport Suppliers Airline Suppliers Buying Business Travel Russia CCI France Russie Prostor-AV profile