Word cloud from feedback survey for the events 2017 and 2016

Word cloud from feedback survey for the events 2017 and 2016

alberto bortott, Project management office at luxair

At Think Future I found lots of colleagues who share the same challenges in delivering best customer experience as we do: it is a valuable opportunity to benchmark our ideas and to think in a partnership mode with a wide range of travel industry actors. (2018). Linkedin profile Alberto.

fred finn, World's Most Travelled Person, Guinness World Records, 15 million miles, 718 Flights in concorde, co-founder at quicket

I had a great time with my part of the best organised and intuitive conference I have been part of totally brilliant.(2018) Linkedin profile Fred


farkonda haschemzada

Corporate Strategy at Fraport AG

The Hamburg Aviation Conference offers a balanced and very relevant variety of latest topics, with a lot of presentations and interactive discussions based on real life aviation issues. It also generates a lot of new ideas and gives great opportunities for networking. - Farkonda held a presentation about the smart data lab at Fraport at our think tank in February 2018. (2018)


Talea buchwald

Senior Portal Manager for the DB Navigator App at Deutsche Bahn / German Railways

A great conference to attend for anyone in the travel and passenger transport industry. The hosts created an amazing atmosphere to network with a good selection of talks. It was interesting to learn about the different perspectives in the industry from tech startup founders all the way to CEOs of pioneer companies. I came back with a long but inspiring to do list and fully charged with positive energy to shape the future of our business. (2018)

LinkedIn profile Talea Buchwald


philip micallef

Former CEO at Air Malta

I think this year the topics discussed were most interesting as well as the caliber of the speakers. It also gives the participants ample opportunities to network with each other. Please also see the interview with Philip at our think future event 2018. Please note that Philip has agreed in August 2018 to join the advisory board for the event. We are very proud and honoured about this. See also his linkedin profile.




LinkedIn profile Philip Micallef


Ville Hapasaari 

Senior Vice President, Airport Director at Helsinki Airport / Finavia 

Great discussion of relevant topics in a laid back atmosphere, thumbs up! (2017)

Linkedin profile Ville Hapasaari


Radu iliescu

Head of digital retail consulting at Branchspace digital travel retail solutions, previously Brussels Airlines

The Hamburg Aviation Conference is a great boutique event, striking the right balance between inspirational presentations and good networking opportunities. One of the best aviation events in Europe and one which I would like to attend as regularly as possible. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Radu Iliescu


marisa blasco bayona

Founder & CEO Change & Evolve Solutions Ltd, previously Monarch Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Iberia, Hertz

It was my second time at Hamburg Aviation Conference, this is a fantastic forum to learn more about which directions is the industry taking in regards to innovation, customer experience, data management. Very interesting panels and "in pairs" presentations where supplier and business owner were presenting case studies, with realistic and tangible experiences. Great attendance and superb organization. (2017)

Linkedin profile Marisa Blasco Bayona


michael eggenschwiler

Chief Executive Officer at Hamburg Airport  

Chairman of the advisory board of the Hamburg Aviation Conference

The conference 2017 was great, focusing on tackling business issues and innovation in an international context. Content, speakers, participants that make you feel like family.  

Time well spent for decision makers, executive team members and middle management, thought leaders and key influencers in aviation, travel, retail and science. We look forward to "think future 2018!

LinkedIn profile Michael Eggenschwiler


Markus Ettlin

Director Retail Marketing at Gebr. Heinemann

It was a great event. I made some very interesting contacts. And the events gets even better year by year. Congratulations. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Markus Ettlin


Rachel besant

Marketing Manager at 15below - turning disruptions into opportunities

A brilliantly organised and unique event bringing together airlines, airports, rail and technology experts to discuss and grapple with real-life challenges – and opportunities! – whilst painting a picture of what the future may hold.  An event with a heart – personal and passionate about creating change for the good of the industry, and most importantly, for the traveller. (2018) 

LinkedIn profile Rachel Besant

anthony calleja

Head of Analytics & Decision Support at Air Malta

I honestly think that the conference was a great success. Extremely well organised and full to the brim with information, speakers, panel discussions, innovators, etc. I also think that the mix and variety of speakers and presentations makes the HAC unique from other aviation conferences – where you usually meet representatives from airlines, airports and industry suppliers. At HAC thought leaders and innovators from other industries are also put into the mix enabling airline players to look at the business from new perspectives and perhaps resolve issues differently from competitors. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Anthony Calleja


Anton Mattis

Director Sales at Ukraine International Airlines 

It was a great event which was very useful from the practical point of view. We got an opportunity to see how the innovations can be implemented into the business of the airline and to discuss with our colleagues from the industry the new trends and solutions which could help to increase efficiency in the current dynamic environment and in the age of the hyper-connectivity. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Anton Mattis 




Zdenek komenda

VP Business Development at kiwi.com

The Hamburg Aviation Conference has positively surprised me in all possible ways: quality of speakers and audience was out-standing, Hamburg and the venue itself was amazing and the whole organisation of the event was punctual and professional. I'll happily come back in 2018. I'd like to thank you for organising such a great conference as Hamburg Aviation Conference has become! I've attended MANY conferences and yours is definitely on top :). (2017)   

LinkedIn profile Zdenek Komenda


Joergen Kearsley

Head of Aviation Marketing at Hamburg Airport     

Absolutely outstanding! I would like to congratulate to a fantastic event. The choice of subjects, the speakers and the type of moderation all in itself were already top quality, but the combination of all was simply an amazing experience. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Joergen Kearsley


Thomas Jäger

CEO at ch-aviation

I typically get bored quite easily by content at conferences because it seems to be the same all over the place, but every year in Hamburg I end up sitting in more sessions than I do anywhere else because many of them give a really unique and inspirational perspective on new developments in the industry. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Thomas Jaeger


Bratati Ghosh

Chief Marketing Officer at IBS Software Services

Since continental Europe is home to several of IBS Software’s largest customers, we found the conference to be a fabulous opportunity to connect with many of our friends and partners. The conference venue was a charming heritage property within a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the ancient port of Hamburg. We also appreciated the team’s knack for social media, which created a lot of buzz, and of course, their gracious hospitality too. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Bratati Ghosh


Dawid Strzebkowski

Senior Sales Manager at Skyroam

I have to say that you led the event perfectly, and that your team was excellent and perfectly well selected. You brought in new thoughts and new people, and thus made these two days extremely exciting for us. Thank you. I will come back next year. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Dawid Strzebkowski


Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis

Aviation Consultant, Airport Planner & Academic Hellenic American University

The conference was perfectly organized and managed. The careful selection of high level aviation professionals from different parts of the industry were providing aviation industry insights from different perspectives and were leading to holistic and valid conclusions. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Konstantinos Kalligiannis


Iliana Cruz

Director of Revenue Management, Pricing and Ancillaries at Vueling, previously Executive Director at LOT Polish Airlines

What I really liked about the Hamburg Aviation Conference was having the academic viewpoint. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Iliana Cruz


Niclas Dzikus

DLR (Nationl Aeronautics and Space Research Centre)

The mix of industry and science turns the Hamburg Aviation Conference into a truly interesting think tank. In particular for leading scientific institutions such as the national aeronautics and space research centre (DLR) the exchange with the industry is extremely important. This conference offers the unique opportunity to get in personal contact with the different stakeholders of the global aviation industry and to discuss creative solutions for aviation in the future. (2016)

Mike Robinson

Product Marketing Manager Amadeus IT Group, previously Frontier Airlines

The revitalized brick buildings and free-trade heritage of the Speicherstadt is a fitting location for the Hamburg Aviation Conference. We were inspired to think anew about the existing structures of our industry and how to make connections, think, change and embrace the future. Personally, I came away from two days of discussion with more than a dozen new contacts and a notebook full of ideas to pursue.(2017)   

LinkedIn profile Mike Robinson


michael Huynh

Technology Executive in Digital Travel at Branchspace  

What a great event in Hamburg last week! We were tremendously impressed with the insightful content and the overall atmosphere. Looking forward to next year’s conference! (2017)

LinkedIn profile Michael Huynh


Joe Leader

CEO at APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) and IFSA (International Flight Services Association)

The Hamburg Aviation Conference was amazing. It combines the best of all possible worlds: high-level speakers, an intimate environment, and a forward-looking agenda designed to drive aviation forward. For years, it has been an honor for APEX to support such an incredible annual event. (2017)

The event put together by the Hamburg Aviation Conference exceeds the normal breadth, depth, and quality experienced in a focused gathering that size. I enjoyed every moment there and deeply appreciate the connections made.(2016)

LinkedIn profile Joe Leader


Stephan Uhrenbacher

CEO at Flio

The Hamburg Aviation conference combines a unique mix of different industries: Airports, Airlines, Technology providers - and therefore allows to test new ideas and concepts within a very broad audience. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Stephan Uhrenbacher


Julia Gebert

Senior PR Manager DACH and Middle East at Blacklane

Thank you for the amazing and creative conference. It was really enjoyable and led to a lot of new contacts. The conference is a really good mix between content, depth and playful elements that make it worthwhile listening and attending. Your entire team seems super motivated and gives off inspiration during their work, that's really nice to see. Maybe this also impacts the entire atmosphere - it's rather friendly, people are approachable and eager to make contact.(2017)

LinkedIn profile Julia Gebert


Andreas W. Schulz 

Consultant Aviation & Tourism 

This new edition of the Hamburg Aviation Conference develops more and more into a “must go” event for the industry. I do not want to miss any more the discussion of hot topics and potential solutions of high relevance for particularly airports and airlines.(2016)

LinkedIn profile Andreas Schulz


Stephan Jung

CEO at InoventiQ Group, previously Managing Partner at Eisberg Positioning

From the beginning I was impressed by the professional pre announcements of the event including the APP. The conference it self can only be rated with 5 stars when it comes to location, organization, speaker, delegates, networking. I do recommend this conference and the team with great pleasure, it is worth to go to Hamburg Aviation! (2016)

LinkedIn profile Stephan Jung

michael farrugia

Data engineering and analytics manager at Platinion North America; previously CTO at Planitas Airline Systems

It was refreshing to attend the Hamburg Aviation Conference where the focus was on discussing ideas, innovation and opportunities, rather than the benefits of sponsored software solutions. Presentations were thought provoking and seeded some interesting ideas. (2017)

Linkedin profile Michael Farrugia 



S. Ardawan Okhovat Alavian

Marketing Analyst at KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions, former student trainee at Hamburg Airport     

I'm glad to have been part of this conference and especially of the Grand Opening Panel. The presentations from the interesting speakers were very fascinating and intriguing. All in all the Hamburg Aviation Conference was extremely well organised. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Ardawan Okhovat Alavian


Philip Micallef

CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant at Olivetti / Air Malta / Sita / Equant

A great conference which brought together all the innovators in the airline, airport, technology and travel related sectors. A fantastic way of breaking down the conventional silos between sectors and a unique opportunity for networking with the leaders and innovators in the various sectors. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Philip Micallef


Lewis Holland

CEO and Founder at DiscountIF

The Think Future conference was a great mixture of innovation related content. It was well balanced between practical innovation that's already available, with blue sky thinking. (2017)

LinkedIn profile Lewis Holland


Radoslaw Dutkowski 

Director Ancillary Services & Product at flynas; previously Executive Director eCommerce and Ancillary Services at LOT Polish Airlines

This conference is boutique, with carefully selected speakers. I really enjoyed that. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Radoslaw Dutkowski


Juha Järvinen

Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair

The Hamburg Aviation Conference was a great success, with interesting cross-functional and business presentations and panels. Efficient conference with great networking. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Juha Järvinen


Benny Mantin

Professor / Director of the Luxembourg centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, previously Associate Professor at University of Waterloo (Canada)

I wanted to thank you for the HAC. It was a nice conference, very different from the (academic) conferences I usually attend. It is certainly unique and I can see how the focus on innovation can be very attractive among different players in this industry. I enjoyed attending and interacting with other people and recently I have met with people from DLR. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Benny Mantin


Andreas Spaeth

Aviation Journalist

The Hamburg Aviation Conference is unique in its interdisciplinary approach, I have never witnessed such a variety of insightful speakers of so different fields as here, it's very rewarding to look beyond your usual aviation horizon. (2016)

LinkedIn profile Andreas Spaeth