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The way we travel is changing. With focus on the theme of “Travel Transformed”, this conference brings together a gathering of senior leaders within the aviation industry, fostering open collaboration and innovation. This opportunity offers an exceptional understanding within the industry, bringing together shared insights, and promoting inspiration amongst leaders through engaging panel discussions, keynote speeches and networking sessions.

Location: W Hotel, Bangkok

106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak,

Bangkok, Thailand, 10500



Day One   Tuesday, 22nd August



Arrivals, Check-in and Hotel Registration



Canapés & Cocktails (Social Room, Level 2, W Hotel Bangkok)


Day Two   Wednesday, 23rd August

(Great Room, Level 3, W Hotel Bangkok)






Opening and Welcome (15’)

Sumesh Patel, President Asia Pacific, SITA



Trends and Challenges Reshaping the Industry (30’)

Rene Fourel, Chief Technology Officer, SITA

A look at latest trends and how things have evolved to meet new challenges being faced by the industry and its rapid recovery.



Airport Digitalization and Modernization (20’)

Shantanu Gangakhedkar, Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific

A look at how the new technologies are driving digitization of the air transport industry, and the technologies to look out for that can provide new capabilities to airlines and airports.

Panel Discussion – Digitalization and Modernization (35’)


Shantanu Gangakhedkar, Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific


Jason Van Sice, Vice President, Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC

Rachel Ler, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Versa Networks

Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President, SITA at Airports, Borders & CDE, Asia Pacific, SITA



Coffee Break



Enabling Sustainable Aircraft Operations (20’)

Sakthivel Jayaraman, Senior Business Development Manager, SITA

Sustainability is a key focus area for both airlines and airports as we move forward. We explore the role of IT to help reach those goals.



Driving Sustainability as an Airline (20’)

Subramanian Rajappa, Head of E-Operations and Systems, Singapore Airlines

We hear from one of the leading airlines in the world on their approach on flying sustainably and how they are working towards meeting their efficiency and carbon goals.



Lunch Break



Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Asia Pacific (20’)

Willy Lee, Senior Aviation Business Manager, Volocopter

The Future is already here. Join us as we explore how urban air mobility is being adopted in APAC and what the future holds.



Panel Discussion – Challenges of a Booming Region:

Tech Investments in Operational Efficiency, Decongestion, Passenger experience (40’)


Ksheera Sagar Pilla, Account Director, SITA


Chamara Perera, Group Head of Information Technology, Sri Lankan Airlines

Ekta Ghosh, Chief Digital Officer, Adani Airports

Tapabrata Ganguly, Joint General Manager - IT, Airports Authority of India

We understand the challenges of the booming region of the Indian subcontinent, the challenges that incredible growth is bringing, and the steps being taken to address them.



Shared Ambitions & Challenges: Sea Travel and the Intermodal Journey (20’)

Lee Siew Kit, Vice President IT, Singapore Cruise Centre



Future of Airport Connectivity (20’)

Martin Smillie, Senior Vice President CDE Business Unit, SITA

A look at how industry connectivity is evolving and adapting, and what are the next gen connectivity solutions. We discuss some of the pitfalls and risks to avoid.



Coffee Break



Ensuring Passenger Experience During High Demand (10’)

Kamal Hingorani, Chief Customer Officer, Spicejet Airlines

Panel Discussion – Addressing Peak Demand Challenges (30’)


Sandro Hofer, Senior Manager Corporate Communications, SITA


Kamal Hingorani, Chief Customer Officer, Spicejet Airlines

David Blackwell, Executive General Manager Technology and Innovation, Adelaide Airport



Total Airport Management: Maximize Operational Potential (20’)

Chris Nixon, Senior Manager Airports Solutions, SITA

We look at new paradigms and approaches that can allow airports reach their true potential in efficiency and capacity.



Generative AI in Our Industry; Opportunities & Risks (20’)

Kevin O’Sullivan, Lead Engineer, SITA Labs

We explore the possibilities of the large language models and how they can be leveraged in the air transport industry.




Sumesh Patel, President Asia Pacific, SITA



Dinner Cruise Assembly

Satelite Satelite

Join us at the SITA booth to experience the solutions!


SITA Flex as a Service (FaaS) is an API based platform that facilitates a seamless transition to mobile processing and offers many new use cases to help airlines innovate and to process passengers differently. It is an ideal solution if you are looking to transform your passengers’ journey with mobile solutions or new capabilities while looking to reduce costs and create opportunities to generate revenue



SITA Self Bag Drop – Scan&Fly Mini is part of a comprehensive passenger processing portfolio, enabling passengers to check-in their hold luggage quickly and easily​. It is a completely modular and offers an off-the-shelf solution that can be tailored to every environment​. Best suited to for retrofit environments – mounting on existing desk space to make use of existing furniture



SITA Bag Journey is a global baggage data repository application available to airlines and airports over the SITA ATI Cloud. From a bag’s check-in to arrival, it provides full end-to-end tracking information and shares this data with airlines and airports. SITA Bag Journey offers a cost-effective way of complying with IATA’s baggage tracking Resolution 753. It helps airlines keep a record of their baggage handling at check-in, baggage transfer between carriers, at loading and upon delivery on arrival.

NetScan is an easy and cost-effective data capture app for end-to-end tracking​. It is a native mobile app running on Android and iOS platforms, simply connected to central Bag Journey servers via Wi-Fi or 4G networks, and downloadable for free from Google Play and App Store



SITA Airport Management addresses the unique business requirements of operations across the airport environment–including multi-airport operations. Driven by accurate, reliable, shared real-time data, SITA Airport Management helps airport stakeholders efficiently manage flight operations, optimize fixed and mobile resources as well as facilitate collaborative decision making. It helps the airport to optimize operations and resources, to manage disruption, and collaborate effectively and efficiently.



Airports are among the biggest energy consumers and through that, carbon emitters. And they’re under huge pressure to decarbonize. SITA is developing carbon and energy management solutions to help decarbonize airports; and partnering with the likes of Envision Digital. Envision uses Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies to help organizations accelerate and scale their journeys to net-zero emissions



The future of travel is digital. At SITA, we believe Digital Travel will enable a world in which travelers by land, sea or air can travel from anywhere to everywhere without ever needing to present their travel documents or being required to stop to confirm their identity, checkin, cross an international border, or access any number of services at their destination

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