Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 13
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:   AJW
  • Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Wednesday, February 14
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Speaker
Helen Kang

Event Content Director
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, February 14
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Speaker
Ahmad Zamany

VP Technical Operations
Copa Airlines
Chairman

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Wednesday, February 14
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A distinguished panel of senior aviation executives will analyze the market forecast and discuss the implications for the region and their organizations.  Hear their thoughts on key trends, economic impacts affecting their business today and what’s changing the industry.
Speakers
Alan Alexander

Director Maintenance & Engineering
LIAT
Speaker

Alejandro Echeverria

CEO
Aeroman
Speaker

Chris Markou

Head, Operational Cost Management
IATA
Speaker

Yohan Closs

Head of Services Sales Latin America
Airbus
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, February 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hear the current status and upcoming trends for the Latin American MRO market and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future in Latin America and global markets.  
Speaker
Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Speaker

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Wednesday, February 14
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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Wednesday, February 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Sophisticated passengers are demanding sophisticated cabins – new seat technologies; WiFi and IFE capabilities; complex lighting systems; climate-control fabrics and foams; and more. What do Latin American passengers want? What technology preferences and cost considerations need to be evaluated?  This panel explores the latest trends in cabin modifications and connectivity...
Speakers
Caroline Vandedrinck

VP Americas
SR Technics
Speaker

Dennis Cary

SVP Commercial & Planning
Copa Airlines
Speaker

Gary Weissel

Managing Officer
Tronos Aviation Consulting
Session Leader

Mike Moeller

VP Customers and Sales, Americas
Global Eagle
Speaker

Paulo Miranda

CXO – Chief Experience Officer
GOL
Speaker

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Wednesday, February 14
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 14
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about workforce programs that are actually succeeding on recruiting and retaining skilled talent. How do you leverage workforce initiatives to enhance talent development and performance? Hear directly from AMTs on what keeps them motivated.
Speakers
Alejandro Echeverria

CEO
Aeroman
Speaker

Warner Calvo

Quality & Safety Director
Coopesa, R.L
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Back by popular demand, discuss and learn how to determine the right outsourcing strategies for your business. What should be outsourced versus kept in-house? What are current outsourcing trends?  Discover effective methods on managing vendor performance.
Speakers
Asier Elorduy

VP Sales Iberoamérica & Europe
AJW Group
Speaker

Ed Fernandez

VP Sales
GA Telesis
Speaker

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Wednesday, February 14
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 14
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This group addresses a critical industry challenge - how can airlines and MROs prepare for the unexpected?  What are strategies to better monitor, predict and reduce unscheduled maintenance episodes? How can line, maintenance and engineering better work together to avoid AOG issues? Learn best practices to quickly troubleshoot problems, execute...
Speakers
Carl Glover

VP Sales & Marketing
AAR
Speaker

Scott Diaz

Director, Business Development
FEAM Maintenance/ Engineering
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Digitalization is a key driver and revolutionizing today’s MRO.  However, digital transformation brings challenges on finding suitable strategies to get there faster and create value. Gain strategies that can take aviation MRO to the next level – reinventing design for connected aircraft, digitizing operations, predictive maintenance, embracing innovation and more.
Speakers
Jayesh Shanbhag

Executive Director, Digital Strategy
GE Aviation
Speaker

Mark Miner

Managing Director – Technical Operations Systems Integration
American Airlines
Speaker

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Wednesday, February 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:   SATAIR GROUP
  • Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 14
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 14, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Thursday, February 15
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, February 15, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Thursday, February 15
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Thursday, February 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn directly from Copa on the strategies of their rebounding success from Latin America’s recent economic recession.  Mr Gunn will share the impact of Copa’s upcoming aircraft deliveries on future business and fleet utilization, as well as his insights on both regional and global aviation markets.
Speaker
Daniel Gunn

COO and SVP Operations
Copa Holdings S.A.
Speaker

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Thursday, February 15
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Thursday, February 15, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Aeromexico completed its first in-house Boeing 787-8 C check—becoming the first American operator and one of the first airlines worldwide to accomplish this service check in-house.  Hear first-hand on their preparations, experiences and lessons learned.
Speakers
David Nakamura

SVP Engineering, Planning and Technical Services
Aeroméxico
Speaker

Jorge Jacome

Corporate SVP Maintenance and Engineering
Aeroméxico
Speaker

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Thursday, February 15
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Thursday, February 15, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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Thursday, February 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, February 15, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
LATAM Airlines Group will share what’s new, their challenges and issues, fleet status, upcoming projects for 2018-2019, and expectations from the aftermarket.
Speaker
Francisco Sanchez Arrieta

VP Technical Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management
LATAM Airlines Group
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Thursday, February 15
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Thursday, February 15, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Speaker
Ahmad Zamany

VP Technical Operations
Copa Airlines
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Thursday, February 15
1:15 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Thursday, February 15, 1:15 PM - 1:20 PM

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Thursday, February 15
1:20 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Thursday, February 15, 1:20 PM - 2:30 PM

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