AIR Convention Asia 2019

May 1st – 3rd, Bangkok, Thailand

3 Days
1500+ Global aviation
50+ Countries


1500+ Attendees from 50+ countries with 100+ C-level representatives from airlines. The event will also welcome high profile reps of airports, MROs, Finance & Leasing companies and many more industry professionals. The conference panels will also feature 100+ speakers from leading industry sectors.

Attending Airlines

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air asia airlines
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asia delta airlines
virgin austalia
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FinnAir logo
asia aircanada logo
vietjet air
flydubai airlines
pal express airlines
smile airlines
American airlines logo
asia nokair airlines
air astana logo
All Attendees


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Suresh Nair
General Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

Suresh Nair has more than 30 years of airline top management experience in all areas of the Airline business. Presently General Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh for AirAsia Berhad, he is involved in the International operations of the airline in this region. Mr. Nair played a key role in starting operations to 12 stations in India for AirAsia. He holds an MBA from Cochin University School of Management Studies after which Nair got a Chevening Scholarship to do Advanced Management at Manchester Business School.

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Steven F. Udvar-Házy
Executive Chairman

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 Living Legends of Aviation Award, the ISTAT Award, the Air Force Vandenberg Award, Officier de la Légion d’Honneur awarded by the Republic of France and many more. With five decades of experience, the living legend of aviation comes to share his insights into the industry at AIR 2019

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Thomas Gunther
Manager Customer Service

Thomas Gunther the Manager of Customer Service at American Airlines is an experienced customer service manager with extensive experience within airport operations (ramp and customer service) as well as Inflight seeking new opportunities within multinational organizations. Mr. Gunther has experience with airport operations, front-line leadership, union/leadership collaboration, technical writing/communication, training/compliance and curriculum development, risk assessment/safety management, project management, and event organization. He has a Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Global Management and undergraduate from the University of Texas.

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Jeyhun Efendi
Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations / Ecommerce

Mr. Efendi is experienced Vice President Of Commercial Operations and Ecommerce with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. He started working in Emirates back in 1997, where he spent 12 years working his way up to Thailand and Indochina area manager, now Mr. Efendi is Senior Vice President Commercial Operations & Ecommerce at flydubai. He holds a Master‘s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Economics from Bradford University.

All Speakers


The AIR Convention Asia conference will host 4 major talk panel streams with 100+ leading aviation industry experts to examine continent‘s economic boom and its influence on the growth of the middle class, consumer behavior, dealing with growing capacity, the importance of infrastructure and manufacturing to keep up with the growing pace of the region and how it all affects finance and banking.

The biggest panel of the conference will overview the whole aviation industry, including current and future global trends and their effect on aviation, while also covering each sector of the industry:

  • Airlines
  • MROs
  • Airports
  • Aircraft & Engine Manufacturing
  • Aviation Training

This panel will examine how the region’s growth affect the infrastructure and manufacturing of Asia and explore the ways business and governments deal with the growing demand for air travel in the continent. It will also cover innovative solutions in both infrastructure and manufacturing.

This panel will explore how does Asia‘s growth impact the economy, the finance sector and contemporary finance solutions, including emerging technology like blockchain, cryptocurrencies and more.

The panel will cover the growth of the middle class, appealing to younger generations of consumers, their changing purchasing habits, higher customer expectations for better service, new approaches to marketing and increased competitiveness of the market.

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There is no better way to make your mark and connect with leading industry businesses than exhibiting at our event. The exhibition space provides a platform to network with industry professionals from not only all of the aviation sectors but other innovative industries. Stand out and maximize your business opportunities among 1500+ C-level representatives of industry giants in a space of over 1000+ m2 with 50+ exhibitors.

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