Day One – November 6

Morning Session

08.15 – 09.30 Registration and light buffet breakfast sponsored by Air bp
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome
09.40 – 10.30 Session 1 (Panel): Aviation leadership – Driving the energy transformation

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

10.30 – 11.00 Session 2 (Presentation): Introducing the IATA EcoHub

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

11.00 – 11.30 Networking and Refreshment Break
11.30 – 12.15 Session 3 (Panel): Low-cost & regional airline approach to the energy transition

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

Moderator: Mark Pilling, Aviation journalist

12.15 – 12.45 Session 4 (Presentation): Financing the sustainability transition

As airlines simultaneously focus on recovering earnings and balance sheets, decarbonising 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

12.45 – 14.15 Networking and Buffet Lunch sponsored by Airbus


Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Lindbergh 1 – SAF Policy & Investment

14.15 – 15.00 Session 5 (Panel): ICAO CAAF/3 and prospects for international policies to support global SAF finance and production

Alastair Blanshard, Senior Manager, Sustainable Aviation Lead, ICF

Haldane Dodd, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group

Tim Johnson, Director, Aviation Environment Federation

15.00 – 15.45 Session 6 (Panel): Latest developments on SAF mandates in the EU and UK

Matteo Mirolo, Aviation Manager, Transport & Environment

15.45 – 16.15 Networking and Refreshment Break
16.15 – 16.45 Session 7 (Presentation): Meeting SAF production targets

Representative from Air bp

16.45 – 17.30 Session 8 (Panel): SAF Book & Claim

István Bart, Director – Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Max Eichelbaum, Digital Solutions Manager, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

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


Lindbergh 2 – Looking to the Future

14.15 – 15.00 Session 9 (Panel): Impacts to aviation operations in a warmer climate
15.00 – 15.45 Session 10 (Panel): Changes to the EU and UK emissions trading schemes and implications for aircraft operators

Africa Abajas, Head of Aviation Services, Vertis Environmental Services

Saad El Gueddari, Carbon Trading Broker, Vitol

Damien Meadows, Senior Advisor, DG CLIMA, European Commission

15.45 – 16.15 Networking and Refreshment Break
16.15 – 16.45 Session 11 (Presentation): Preparing airports for the energy transition

Laia Barbarà, Industry Decarbonization Lead, World Economic Forum (TBC)

16.45 – 17.30 Session 12 (Panel): Developing the aircraft of the future for a net zero world

Sarah Brodie, Captain and Flight Operations Sustainability Manager, British Airways (TBC)

James McMicking, Chief Strategy Officer, ZeroAvia

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

Moderator: Shashank Nigam, Founder & CEO, SimpliFlying


 Bleriot – Aviation Non-CO2

14.15 – 15.45 Session 23: This session will explore the latest scientific understanding of the climate impacts of non-CO2 effects from aviation, what measures are being developed to mitigate them and prospective regulatory policy to address the issue.
15.45 – 16.15 Networking and Refreshment Break


17.30 – 19.30 Networking and Evening Reception sponsored by Vitol


The content, speakers and timings in this preliminary agenda are subject to change