The premier event for senior aviation professionals

14 – 15 November

Hilton Tower Bridge, London

About the conference

Accelerate: Aviation 2017 (previously known as The Future of Air Transport) celebrated its 25th anniversary in November, and brought together senior executives at airlines, airports and the wider aviation industry to discuss the business-critical opportunities, issues and solutions in this era of change.

Through open discussion and debate on topics including passenger experience, evolving business models and politics, this conference helped delegates to better understand the needs of the industry, and as such successfully prepare for the future in an ever-changing sky.

“A valuable event with a thoughtfully compiled agenda and a good range of speakers”

Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Atlantic

“Important inspiring annual conference with high-quality attendance across the aviation industry”

Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair

Why did delegates attend?

  • To hear our Leaders’ Forum, bringing together the CEOs from Royal Jordanian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Brussels Airlines as well as the CMO from Turkish Airlines
  • To tackle headline-grabbing topics with content experts on low-cost long-haul, airline partnerships, digital transformation, ancillaries and more
  • To get to grips with the evolution of passenger experience with dedicated content on the brand new 360° travel experience stage
  • To sample the innovation and disruption to come with lightning pitches from four start-ups poised to revolutionise aviation



hours of content

What can you expect?

Get a taste of what you can expect in 2018 with some of our highlight videos from last year.

What does the aviation industry of tomorrow look like?

The aviation industry is poised for dramatic change. We hear from global aviation executives about what they think will trigger the evolution and define the new aviation landscape.


Which 3 words describe the aviation industry of tomorrow?

What do airline executives really think the future of aviation looks like? This video takes us through a mere snapshot of some of the key topics we’ll be discussing in the years to come.

What do you think are the technologies that will redefine air travel?

From Big Data to AI: there is a tidal wave of new technology poised to revolutionise aviation. We hear from C-Suite Executives at airlines across the globe about which technologies they think will gain the most traction.

Who attends

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All tickets include:

1 day conference pass, lunch & refreshments and a drinks reception

Group Discount

15% off

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£995.00 + VAT


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Venue details

Hilton Tower Bridge

Hilton Tower Bridge, London

5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY

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