AIME Conference AGENDA

The interiors market has rapidly changed over the last few years. Faster connectivity, newer technology, higher sanitization, and increased comfort will be expected as a standard for the future passenger. AIME 2023 will bring together leading airlines, suppliers and industry experts who will explore the latest advancements in connectivity, 5G, seating, sustainable materials, ROI strategies, IFEC, hygiene and more.

AIME-MRO 2023 conference sessions will be held on the show floor and all sessions are free to attend. 


10:00 - 10:30Exhibition Hall Opens

Welcome to Day 1 of AIME / MRO Middle East 2023.

10:30 - 10:45Opening Remarks


10:45 - 11:15MRO: Forecast - Key Trends and Topics for the Region

Understand the regional trends, future demand, facts and figures vital to your business. Attend the dualling Forecast to engage with the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the market and hear a presentation that looks at the in-service fleet, new deliveries, retirements and analysis on MRO demand to give you the tools and information for your future strategies.


11:15 - 11:45AIME Panel: Defining Customer-centric Cabins

Join our interior experts as they explore the power of customer satisfaction. This session will assess how customer-centric technologies, trends and policies are accelerating industry growth.


11:55 - 12:10Morning recess

12:00 - 12:15Live demonstration: To 5G or not to 5G

How can 5G increase cabin connectivity for both passengers and staff. What are the roadblocks we need to be aware of?

12:00 - 12:30Workshop: Buying and flying - Unpicking the interior procurement process

Strong procurement capabilities can generate significant value across the business, this session will help you understand the airline decision process when purchasing solutions and airline procurement requirements

12:10 - 12:50MRO: Feeling the pinch

It’s all about the money. Understanding how inflation is affecting the industry: What efficiency and cost reduction strategies are in place? As prices and pressures on the market increase, how do we get a more joined-up approach? What incentives can be demonstrated to work within the MRO environment when it is such a competitive and complex ecosystem? How do we reward and reinforce the right behaviors/outcomes to achieve the desired results and avoid unintended negative outcomes? How are market stakeholders rebalancing or correcting themselves with changed operating models? Can we develop resilience and protect ourselves more effectively from a turbulent market and aggressive high costs?


12:15 - 12:30Live demonstration: It’s all about the seat

This session takes a look at the top seats in the market and innovative ways to improve your current fleet.

12:30 - 13:00Case Study: IFEC & connectivity solutions

With so many options for connectivity it is difficult to know where and how to start upgrading your aircraft. Join the technicians giving you insights on implementation, lead time and the technologies available on the market.


12:50 - 13:35MRO: The Biggest Headache

Supply chain problems are only getting worse: How are airline and MRO business models adapting to mitigate? How forthcoming are the OEMs in helping solve these issues? How has the recovery trajectory been hampered by a broken supply chain? What technologies and capabilities may be able to transform the supply chain? Can the rapid adoption of new capabilities and digital technologies improve logistics challenges?


13:35 - 14:00AIME Presentation: Increasing your Profit per-seat with Premium Economy

Premium economy has become the most profitable real estate on the aircraft. Seats in the premium cabin occupy barely 10% more space than economy and generate 33% more revenue per square foot. Join the discussion to discover how you can reap financial reward from upgrading your cabin.


14:00 - 14:45AIME Panel Discussion: Investing in High-Quality Modifications

With the delays in new aircraft manufacturing, airlines are being forced to revamp their current models to match customer expectations. This session will discover the investments you should be making to keep up with competitors.


14:45 - 15:00Afternoon recess

14:45 - 15:15Interview: Visionary cabin design

Taking inspiration from the Crystal Cabin Awards, meet the brightest and most creative cabin designs of the future.

15:00 - 15:45MRO: Workforce - The First Huddle

  • Understanding the scale of the crisis: How it is impacting operations?
  • How can the industry showcase the entry points to new talent and students to help them understand the career path and benefits of joining the industry? What is the role of Leadership?
  • How can you show this is a resilient industry that is stable and sustainable to secure the necessary talent pipeline? Are we listening to what the future workforce want?
  • Digital and New Technology and doing more with less: What can make your workforce more effective? What technologies and innovations can be a force multiplier for our employees, enhancing operations and quality, and mitigating staff shortages?

15:15 - 15:30Live demonstration: Why satellite interoperability matters for inflight connectivity

Transforming the inflight connectivity experience by reducing connectivity disruption.

15:30 - 15:55Interview: Assessing passenger comfort vs cost

Sit with the experts and discover how much premium economy really costs and how to increase your ROI.


15:45 - 16:30MRO: Airline and MRO Insights

With a shortage of labour and materials, hear from the operators and MROs on what they are focusing on in the midst of the current crisis and how will they develop new capabilities and capacities. How are operators and MROs revising and synchronising strategies and business models as they adapt? Is there any framework or channel to learn from each other? With high demand and limited MRO in the region, join this discussion for knowledge and understanding on regional dynamics and practical understanding on how to boost productivity and lower cost in a challenging environment.


15:55 - 16:15Interview: Ask the experts

Your chance to get the answers to your most pressing interior questions.

16:30End of conference day

End of conference day. The exhibition hall will close at 17:30pm Ensure you have downlaoded the Event App by scanning the QR code for onsite attendees. Increase your networking opportunities for Day 2!

17:30Exhibition Hall Closes

10:00 - 10:30Exhibition Hall Opens

Welcome to Day 2 of AIME / MRO Middle East 2023.

10:30 - 11:15Aero-Engines Focus: Production Rates and Aftermarket Opportunities

As Engine OEM supply chains strain to keep pace with ambitious production targets set by Airbus & Boeing, what is the impact on the Engine OEM ability to support the aftermarket demand for legacy powerplants? How are OEM aftermarket offerings projected to change in the region and what opportunities, and hurdles, exist for independent MROs?

11:15 - 11:45MRO Focus: Sustainability - Motivate and Make it Relevant

  • Understanding how sustainability initiatives can fit in with the Middle East region and culture: Guaranteeing awareness and responsibility from every position within the company
  • How might sustainability strategies affect airline decision making and their demands and criteria for suppliers?
  • What effective actions are being taken by regional MROs to support climate change targets for the industry?
  • What are some of the key effects on the supply chain?
  • Tips and best practices for measuring and monitoring scope 3 emissions: What are some of the benefits? What oversight is needed to navigate your team and partners in the right direction?

11:45 - 12:25AIME: Panel - Sourcing the Skies with Sustainable Interiors

To be a truly sustainable aircraft, manufacturers need to assess the materials used and how to improve the lifecycle. This session will assess the weight, reusability, and cost of sustainable materials.


12:25 - 12:45AIME Presentation - Unlocking the Commercial Potential IFEC

Done right, IFEC gives airlines access to additional revenue streams such as adverts, retail and upgrades. Learn how you can earn back your investment from in-seat purchases.


12:45 - 13:30MRO: The Key Word - Digitalisation

How is digitalisation driving efficiency and cost savings? Understanding how digital is bringing flexibility and value. How is the OEM seeing regional MROs coping with digitalization and what are some of the key benefits they are acknowledging? Predictive Maintenance and leveraging data: How much value could it create for airlines? How will the landscape of this market change?


12:45 - 13:15Workshop: Buying and flying – Assessing the operational challenges of airlines

This workshop will give you the tools to pitch your products to international airline and help them deliver high-impact cost savings to create major operational and commercial value.

13:15 - 14:00Live demonstration: Setting the mood with smarter lighting

Airlines are moving away from the clinical white light of aircraft and providing customers with a softer more inviting environment to reduce jet lag, anxiety and make the cabin feel more spacious.

13:30 - 14:00MRO: Advanced Air Mobility - Don't get left behind

14:00 - 14:30AIME: Presentation - Meeting Passenger Connectivity Expectations 

This session will explore the new generation of tech-savvy passengers and identify how we can meet their expectations to help redefine the flight experience.

14:30End of Conference day

The Exhibition Hall will remain open until 16:00pm 

14:30 - 14:50Interview: Standardizing the LCC passenger experience

Low-cost carriers have rapidly expanded their share of the global air travel market over the last decade, join our experts and understand what customers expect from a low cost and ultra-low-cost airline. How can you provide the best passenger experience at half the cost?


14:50 - 15:10Interview: Creating an accessible cabin

Making in-cabin wheelchair access a reality.

16:00Exhibition Hall Closes

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