Global Urban Air Summit 2.0

Thursday 23rd July

 

Discover the exciting line up of topics and speakers already announced for the Global Urban Air Summit 2.0.

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More programmes, sessions and speakers are being added all the time, so make sure you keep coming back to stay up to date with all the latest information.

Please Note: All event times refer to BST​  

Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Opening Address | What’s NeXt? Boeing’s vision for the future of mobility
09:00  to  09:35 v Online

Opening Address | What’s NeXt? Boeing’s vision for the future of mobility

Opening address by Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International 
Session hosted by Alan Peaford, Editor in Chief of FINN 

What’s NeXt? Boeing’s vision for the future of mobility
For more than 100 years, the history of Boeing has tracked the history of aviation. As the industry looks to the next 100 years, Boeing continues its focus on creating a safe, sustainable and seamless future mobility ecosystem. Our most valuable resource is time, and from the development of autonomous cargo and passenger vehicles, to the regulatory framework required to enable their safe introduction into the airspace, Boeing is committed to  helping everyone make the best use of theirs. 
 

Speakers:
Steve Nordlund. Vice President and General Manager. Boeing NeXt.
Alan Peaford. Editor-in-chief. FINN.
Gareth Rogers. Chief Executive Officer. Farnborough International.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Future Development of UAM
09:40  to  10:10 v Online

 

The UAM market finds itself in a quandary: just as momentum was building in the burgeoning sector, the COVID-19 crisis has emerged potentially dampening development. What real impact will COVID-19 have on UAM? What is the market outlook for different businesses emerging to serve UAM? How are investors reacting and how will investing decisions ultimately be made?

Speaker:
Manfred Hader. Senior Partner. Roland Berger.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Lilium: Rapid Fire Technology Briefing
10:30  to  10:45 v Online

Remo Gerber, CCO of Lilium shares an update on the progress of the Lilium Jet and the company. He delves into regional air mobility and its importance and discusses Lilium's newly revealed vertiport design.

Speaker:
Remo Gerber. Chief Operating Officer. Lilium.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Uber Elevate: The Future of Urban Air Mobility
11:00  to  11:25 v Online

In many ways, Uber is considered the inceptor of the global UAM industry with the publication of their seminal Elevate white paper in October 2016. Since, over 200 UAM projects have emerged, each at different stages of maturity, from concepts seeking funding through to flying demonstrators seeking certification. At this session, Uber will share their learnings over the past 4 years, highlighting the biggest successes, and discuss the most difficult barriers yet to overcome, to deliver their vision of ‘on-demand aviation.

Speakers:
Dr Eric Allison. Head of Uber Elevate. Uber.
Marion Blakey. former FAA Administrator and CEO Rolls Royce North America.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
UAM - The Use Case Challenge: Investors’ Perspectives
11:30  to  12:35 v Online

Investors from the private and public sectors explain what they are looking for from use cases and business cases, and what really drives their investment decisions?

Panel moderated by: Darrell Swanson

 

Speakers:
Brian Schettler. Senior Managing Director. Boeing HorizonX.
Gary Cutts. ISCF Challenge Director. Future Flight.
Edward XU. Chief Strategy Officer. EHang.
Kirsten Bartok Touw. co-CEO. AirFinance & AirFinance Ventures.
Michael J Dyment. Managing Partner. Nexa Advisors.
Darrell Swanson. Director. Swanson Aviation Consultancy.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Ambular: The case for a different way to connect with the future
12:45  to  13:00 v Online

Sometimes there's an idea that everyone can agree must be part of the future. But its not easy to mobilize the resources to make it happen. Leading to the contradiction that something that is good is seemingly not worth it. This is the challenge faced by the Ambular project. It is a flying ambulance use case that was developed by volunteers of the International Civil Aviation Organization and based on an idea that was born out of ICAO’s innovation efforts. Well we think we have solved the dilemma. Watch a short video. Get excited. And be a part of it.

 

Speaker:
Yuri Fattah. Lead Guide. The Ambular Team.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Vertical Aerospace: Rapid Fire Technology Briefing
14:00  to  14:15 v Online

In this exclusive Rapid Fire Technology Briefing, Vertical Aerospace will announce their very latest news, developments and key insights into their role and plans, to be amongst the first to achieve the UAM vision of convenient, on-demand travel.

Speaker:
Madhu Bhabuta. Chief Information Officer. Vertical Aerospace Ltd.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Keynote
14:30  to  14:42 v Online

Dan Elwell will speak about the current aviation crisis and the future of emerging technologies in the midst of these uncertain times.

Speaker:
Daniel K. Elwell. Deputy Administrator. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
Autonomy – how far can we go?
14:45  to  15:35 v Online

This panel discussion will focus on the levels of autonomy required from the operational use case, business case, and safety case perspectives; and the pathways to get there. Will early operations rely on a ‘fall-back’ pilot, over time becoming redundant as autonomy becomes more reliable? Or will full autonomy be needed in early operations, limiting them to constrained environments, and expanding as autonomy systems improve? These and other questions will be debated by an expert panel of innovators and regulators.

Panel moderated by: Charles Alcock

Speakers:
Florian-Michael Adolf. Head of Autonomous Flight Systems. Volocopter.
Simon Davies. Experimental Test Pilot, Director. D5 Aviation.
Charles Alcock. Senior Editor. AIN Publications.
Jay Merkle. Executive Director, UAS Integration Office. FAA.
David Tait. Head of Innovation. CAA.
Jia Xu. Senior Director of Strategy, Unmanned Aerial Systems/Urban Air Mobility. Honeywell.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
EmbraerX: Rapid Fire Technology Briefing
16:00  to  16:15 v Online

Creating the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem

In this exclusive Rapid Fire Technology Briefing, EmbraerX will announce their very latest news, developments and key insights into their role and plans, to be amongst the first to achieve the UAM vision of convenient, on-demand travel.

Speaker:
Andre Stein. Head of Strategy. EmbraerX.
Global Urban Air Summit 2.0
GUAS 2.0 Analysis
16:15  to  17:00 v Online

After a fascinating day of discussion, ranging from technology updates from leading UAM players, insight from investors and regulators, and outlooks on the UAM market, join this FINN wrap up session to hear Oliver Wyman’s and ADS’s views on some of the key highlights. They will also be discussing how the industry has matured in the last year, how those developments need to come together, how some use cases are showing the way, and what we hope to see in the near future in order to achieve viable operating business models in the UAM sector.

Speakers:
Sameer Savani. Head of Innovation and Engineering. ADS.
Robbie Bourke. Vice President. Oliver Wyman.

EHang: Rapid Fire Technology Briefing

In this exclusive Rapid Fire Technology Briefing, EHang will announce their very latest news, developments and key insights into their role and plans, to be amongst the first to achieve the UAM vision of convenient, on-demand travel.