Friday, 4 June 2021, 10:00 EDT
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Inventing the aviation of tomorrow is a unique opportunity to adopt green innovations, but also to think about the mobility of tomorrow differently, both over long and short distances. Urban air mobility is a whole new aspect of air transport that offers new opportunities to aviation stakeholders. It is also an opportunity to construct a green and sustainable sub-sector, building upon the lessons learned over decades by aviation. Electric vertical take-off and landing (e-VTOL) aircraft technologies are currently being developed and experimented. However, challenges such as ground infrastructure, economical costs or energy density of batteries would need to be overcome to make it a viable sub-sector.
Meet our Speakers
From Airspeeder’s Commercial Base in London, Jack Withinshaw leads the growth of the world’s first racing series for flying electric cars. His career started in Sydney, Australia where he successfully led commercial teams across media and technology companies also shaping strategy for a variety of start-ups. This experience perfectly places Jack to lead the growth of Airpseeder to one of the most converted sports rights entities in the world. Through leadership of a diverse team, Jack has attracted some of the most recognised sponsors and technical collaborators from the traditional sports world. This includes Acronis, NVIDIA, DHL, EQUALS Money and IWC. In addition to this, he negotiates at government level to secure placement of races and is leading the acquisition of the teams that will take part in Airspeeder GP Seasons. Jack is also rapidly developing the sport’s technical presence utilising the UK’s world-renowned motorsport and aerospace development talent-base.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira joined ACI World as Director General in June 2020, bringing with him vast experience in commercial and technical aviation.
He successfully led the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) between October 2017 and May 2020, promoting positive change in the organisation. Prior to joining ALTA, de Oliveira served as World Fuel Services’ Vice President Supply Development for Latin America and Caribbean where he was responsible for improving World Fuel’s aviation fuel business in the region.
For 10 years, de Oliveira served IATA, leading fuel and airport campaigns with governments, oil companies, fuel service providers and airports for the Americas, Africa and the Middle East regions, based in Switzerland. He also served 12 years at Shell with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa and Europe, based in the Netherlands.
Gary was appointed Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in April 2014, assuming responsibility for the strategic direction of the Institute and its operational performance. Prior to this, Gary was the Chief Executive of Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd, a private equity backed aerospace OEM. During his tenure Gary led the business from its start-up phase into a mature business, winning and delivering a $600m contract for the US Army.
Previously, Gary held a number of senior level positions within BAE Systems, NG Bailey and HBOS, working across a number of international markets. Gary holds a first-class honours in Aeronautical Engineering from the Queens University of Belfast and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management
Max Fenkell is the Policy and Government Affairs lead at Joby Aviation. In this role, he works with policymakers in Washington, DC, and around the world, advocating for Joby’s legislative and regulatory priorities. Prior to Joby, Max served as the Director for Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies at the Aerospace Industries Association where he worked with AIA’s members to find consensus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Urban Air Mobility and Spectrum among other areas.
Before joining AIA, Max spent time working in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistantand began his career at Ford Motor Company in their Washington, D.C. government relations office. Max has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College where he majored in Government and Legal Studies.