Agenda as of 1 November

The content, speakers and timings are subject to change


Day One – November 6


Morning Session (Lindbergh 1/2/3) 


08.15 – 09.30 Registration and light buffet breakfast sponsored by Air bp 
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome & Announcements
09.40 – 10.25 Session 1 (Panel): Aviation leadership – Driving the energy transformation

The aviation industry has set a target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, which will require a massive transformation away from the use of fossil fuels towards drop-in sustainable aviation fuels and new propulsion technologies using renewable resources. How are airlines around the world and the business aviation sector preparing for this huge challenge and what support will they require?

Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group

Milena Fajardo, Head of Environment & Sustainability, Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA)

Maureen Gautier, Sustainability & Future Workforce Manager, European Business Aviation Association

Kevin Welsh, Vice President, Environmental Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer, Airlines for America

Moderator: Nancy Young, Chief Sustainability Officer, Gevo

10.25 – 10.50 Session 2 (Presentation): Introducing the IATA EcoHub

Launched in September, IATA’s EcoHub combines essential support modules that will help airlines to navigate CORSIA, passenger emissions and Net Zero tracking, and supports SAF accounting and claiming. This presentation will demonstrate how the different modules interact with each other and offer airlines help with their decarbonization journey. The EcoHub is expected to become the central place for all IATA sustainability tools, offering an industry best practices approach while fostering standardization with regard to environmental data and reporting.

Michael Schneider, Assistant Director, Environmental Programs, International Air Transport Association

10.50 – 11.20 Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by 
11.20 – 11.50 Session 3 (Presentation): Financing the sustainability transition

As airlines simultaneously focus on recovering earnings and balance sheets, decarbonizing their operations is an increasingly pressing priority as the cost of emitting carbon rises. We assess progress to date, the sector’s capacity to fund fleet renewal over the long-term in a higher interest rate environment, and the potential impact on market structures from divergent airline performances.

Neil Glynn, Managing Director, AIR Control Tower

11.50 – 12.30 Session 4 (Panel): Low-cost & regional airline approach to the energy transition

How are carriers from outside the world of network players shaping their decarbonization strategies? This session will discuss the challenges faced by carriers with predominantly short-haul networks in Europe as they decarbonize at pace and cost to ensure their business models remain intact and regional communities, for whom air travel is vital for their survival, can remain connected.

Lahiru Ranasinghe, Senior Sustainability Manager, easyJet

Andy Smith, Head of Sustainability Strategy, Loganair

Antoine Toulemont, Sustainability & Policy Advisor, European Regions Airline Association

Moderator: Mark Pilling, Aviation journalist

12.30  – 13.00 Keynote Speech:

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, UK Minister for Aviation

13.00 – 14.30 Networking and Buffet Lunch sponsored by Airbus 



Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Stream: Lindbergh 3 – SAF Policy & Investment


14.30 – 15.15 Session 5 (Panel): SAF Book & Claim

Book & Claim provides a promising solution to expand the use of SAF in the industry, providing emission reductions for both airlines and their corporate customers. However, it relies on a robust, consistent and transparent approach for tracing the physical and attributes for direct users and stakeholders across that value chain. This session looks at the emerging SAF certificate market and registries.

István Bart, Director – Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Max Eichelbaum, Digital Solutions Manager, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

Nicole Sautter, Senior Manager Global Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel

Michael Schneider, Assistant Director, Environmental Programs, International Air Transport Association

Moderator:  Nancy Bsales, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability, 4AIR

15.15 – 16.00 Session 6 (Panel): Latest developments on SAF mandates in the EU and UK

Adopted in October, the ReFuel Aviation regulation, part of the EU’s Fit for 55 package, places an obligation on aviation fuel suppliers to supply a minimum share of SAF at EU airports from 2025. The UK is currently consulting on a similar measure. This session will unpack the two mandates, the differences between them and how they will impact SAF suppliers and aircraft operators in Europe.

Tom Berg, Senior Policy & Sustainability Manager, SkyNRG

Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group and UK Jet Zero Council SAF Delivery Group Chair

Laurent Donceel, Deputy Managing Director, Airlines for Europe

Matt Finch, UK Aviation Manager, Transport & Environment

Hazel Schofield, Deputy Head of Low Carbon Fuels, UK Department for Transport

Moderator: Giulia Squadrin, Associate Editor, Biofuels, Argus Media

16.00 – 16.30 Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by 4AIR
16.30 – 17.00 Session 7 (Presentation): Key levers to meeting the demand for SAF

The aviation energy transition will rely heavily on scaling SAF, so what are the key levers that will help the industry meet heightening demand? This presentation will also look at the role of co-processing in the transition and discuss feedstock flexibility.

Sven Rieve, Sustainability Manager, Air bp

17.00 – 17.45 Session 8 (Panel): E-kerosene and green hydrogen – the long-term future of aviation fuels?

Produced by combining hydrogen generated by renewable electricity and sustainable carbon dioxide, synthetic kerosene – also called e-kerosene, e-SAF or power-to-liquid (PtL) – has huge potential to slash aviation’s carbon footprint. However, it faces major challenges, not least price and competition from other sectors. How can aviation secure a share of this promising carbon-neutral fuel?

Nanna Baldvinsdóttir, CEO, IdunnH2

Heida Gudbrandsdóttir, Deputy COO, Icelandair

Keith Lawless, Vice President, Renewable Aviation, SAF+ Consortium

Aoife O’Leary, CEO, Opportunity Green and Director of the SASHA Coalition

Moderator: Todd Siena, Founder & CEO, Block Aero Technologies


Stream: Lindbergh 1/2 – Looking to the Future


14.30 – 15.15 Session 9 (Panel): Developing the aircraft of the future for a net zero world

New technology aircraft are under development that can revolutionize the short-haul passenger market within the next decade, bringing the prospect of near zero-emission air travel. This session will look at the opportunities and challenges posed by hydrogen-electric, liquid hydrogen and electric propulsion.

Freshta Farzam, CEO & Founder, LYTE Aviation

James McMicking, Chief Strategy Officer, ZeroAvia

Simon McNamara, Director Government & Industry Affairs, Heart Aerospace

Andy Reynolds, Head of ZEROe Hydrogen Storage and Distribution Systems, Airbus

Moderator: Shashank Nigam, Founder & CEO, SimpliFlying

15.15 – 16.00 Session 10 (Panel): Changes to the EU and UK emissions trading systems and implications for aircraft operators

This session will explore the recent reforms agreed by legislators to both the EU and UK Emission Trading Systems (ETS), which will become effective from 2024. It will consider the implications of these policy reforms for airlines, including compliance costs, how these ETS’ may interact with the global CORSIA scheme in future, and how ETS’ can be used to support SAF demand in Europe.

Tim Atkinson, Director, Carbon Sales, CF Partners

Saad El Gueddari, Carbon Trading Broker, Vitol

Mark Latimer, Head of Sustainable Aviation, Vertis Environmental Finance

Damien Meadows, Senior Advisor, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Moderator: Michael Evans, Group Sustainability Insights Manager, International Airlines Group

16.00 – 16.20 Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by 4AIR 
16.20 – 17.45 Session 11 (Panel): The non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation

This three-part session will present the latest scientific understanding of the climate impacts of non-CO2 effects from aviation; discuss the intention of the EU to include Non-CO2 MRV in the EU ETS from 2025 and its implications for airlines and operators; and hear from experts on the outcome of recent studies on contrail avoidance and potential technology solutions.

Florian Allroggen, Executive Director Aerospace Climate & Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adam Durant, Chief Executive Officer, SATAVIA

Vincent de Haes, Sustainable Aviation Consultant, To70

Hartwig Hagena, Scientific Associate, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Leigh Hudson, Sustainable Aviation Fuels & Carbon Manager, International Airlines Group

Carlos López de la Osa, Aviation Technical Manager, Transport & Environment

Dimitar Nikov, Senior Policy Officer, DG CLIMA, European Commission (via online)

Marc Shapiro, Director, Contrails Project, Breakthrough Energy

Jason Taylor, Chief Technology Officer,

Moderator: Joachim Majholm, Founder, Blue Lines


17.45 – 19.30 Networking and Evening Reception sponsored by: