AIR Convention

September 26th – 27th, Vilnius, Lithuania

Aviation Industry Review 2018: two day Conference, Exhibition and Awards, welcoming 1000+ aviation industry leaders from 30+ countries to examine and identify latest progressive solutions and share insights and best practices within the sector

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Attending Airlines

C-level representatives of the world’s leading airlines from 30+ countries

and many more


The AIR Convention conference will host talk panels with 50+ leading aviation industry experts to examine innovative approaches to commercial aviation business, latest developments and best practices in aviation training and human resources, innovations, technology, employee branding and increasing productivity and other topics related to the most pressing aviation issues. See below the segments and subtopics of the conference framework.

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Bringing together hundreds of aviation sector decision makers the Commercial Aviation Forum aims to become a one-stop-shop for the entire aviation industry. The forum will overview the latest industry trends, progressive solutions, developing and growing business ranging from new routes and new revenues to attracting/engaging new customers in commercial aviation sectors such as:

  • Airlines
  • MROs
  • Airports
  • Aviation Finance & Leasing
  • Aircraft & Engine Manufacturers

Gathering the leading professionals in human resources, personnel recruitment and training the panels on HR & Training will examine the most effective personnel management strategies, including best practices in creating productive working environment and overview of new trends in recruitment processes; examination of he latest and most effective pilot, cabin crew and technician training techniques, correlation between effective training institutions strategies and businesses success.

The discussion panels on Tech & Innovation will bring together the representatives from the most progressive and innovative aviation technology businesses and start-ups to explore the latest technologies and their application in the real work environment and the impact of emerging technologies on the future of the aviation industry.

With dozens of prominent marketing specialists, IT experts, branding and advertising agencies, big data & analytics technology providers, the discussion panels on IT & Marketing will take a look at the best brand marketing and reputation management techniques; new IT solutions for better sales, marketing and operations including Digital marketing, loyalty marketing and big data for airline & airport marketers.

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About Vilnius

Discover the best kept secret of Europe – the lustrous old town of Vilnius, the buzzing city center, the
greatest restaurants and the thrilling night-life of the compact city right at the G spot of Europe.

Vilnius cadedral square

Vilnius Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of Vilnius is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town, just off of Cathedral Square. Dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, the church is the heart of Catholic spiritual life in Lithuania.

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Gediminas castle Vilnius

Gediminas Castle

Gediminas' Tower (Lithuanian: Gedimino pilies bokštas) is the remaining part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The first wooden fortifications were built by Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. The first brick castle was completed in 1409 by Grand Duke Vytautas. The three-floor tower was rebuilt in 1933 by Polish architect Jan Borowski. Some remnants of the old castle have been restored, guided by archaeological research.

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Vilnius old town

Vilnius Old Town

The Old Town of Vilnius, one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, has an area of 3.59 square kilometres (887 acres). It encompasses 74 quarters, with 70 streets and lanes numbering 1487 buildings with a total floor area of 1,497,000 square meters.

The oldest part of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it has developed over the course of many centuries, and has been shaped by the city's history and a constantly changing cultural influence. It is a place where some of Europe's greatest architectural styles—gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical—stand side by side and complement each other.

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Neris river vilnius

Neris River

The Neris river flows through Vilnius (Lithuania) and becomes a tributary of the Neman River (Nemunas) at Kaunas (Lithuania). Its length is 510 km.

For 276 km the river runs through Belarus, where it is called Viliya, and 235 km runs through Lithuania, where it is called Neris.

The Neris connects two old Lithuanian capitals – Kernavė and Vilnius. Along its banks are burial places of the pagan Lithuanians. At 25 km from Vilnius are the old burial mounds of Karmazinai, with many mythological stones and a sacred oak.

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The awards aim to recognize distinguished industry players in the aviation sector.
The awards include categories for airlines, training schools and other notable projects

Nominations start 1st of July, 2018

Low cost airline of the year

Low cost airline that improved their business the most ranging from biggest expansion, attracting employees and clients

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Transatlantic airline of the year

Transatlantic airline that improved their business the most ranging from biggest expansion, attracting employees and clients

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Pilot training center of the year

The most attractive training school for cadets with the most promising career opportunities after finishing the training program

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Latest news

Steven F. Udvar-Házy
June 19, 2018

Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation joins AIR Convention 2018

Steven F. Udvar- Házy has more than 40 years of aviation industry experience, has been awarded numerous honorary doctorate degrees and been a recipient of plenty of awards including The…
Tugberk Duman
June 14, 2018

Tuğberk Duman, the Head of Innovation at Futurice joins AIR 2018 Tech & Innovation panel

Tuğberk Duman, the Head of Innovation at Futurice says that emerging tech has the potential to revolutionize how organizations operate. However the aviation companies’ inexperience with new tech poses a…
Mike Ghasemi
June 5, 2018

Mike Ghasemi, expert of retail, hospitality and technology joins AIR 2018 Technology and Innovation panel

Mike Ghasemi has over two decades of experience in engineering, IT, and retail information technology software solutions. Mike’s research includes omnichannel strategy, cross-border e-commerce, supply chain management, customer engagement, and…

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