IFEC SEMINARS

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS 
25-26 February 2020
IFEC Pavilion
PRICE: FREE TO ATTEND
 
The IFEC Seminar programme is a fantastic platform for Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity airline experts, related suppliers, providers to discuss new trends, market analysis on IFE & Connectivity innovation. It will provide a good platform to network and establish new relationships in the region. 
 
The programme brings together industry including those working in:  Airline/Aircraft Connectivity, Aircraft Technician, Aircraft Engineering, Technical Engineering & Services, Satellite, Communications, Big Data And IoT For Airlines, Digitalization of Services, Technology, IFE Sustainability, Interior Retrofitting, Content Provision, Ancillary Revenues (Increased Benefits For Passengers), Avionics & Electrical Infrastructure, Safety And Cabin Innovation.
 
Taking place Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and co-located with MRO Middle East.

10:30 - 11:00ORGANISER & CHAIR'S WELCOME ADDRESS

Rick Lundstrom, Editor, PAX International, USA

11:00 - 12:00QUANTUM LEAP FOR IFE DISRUPTION: PUSHING BOUNDARIES WITH DIGITILISATION EFFORTS

The session highlights some exciting digital journeys taken by airlines and how airlines have turned their focus on tomorrow’s passenger. Digital transformation and adoption thereof has many aspects to it beyond data and IoT at the heart of it all is organisation culture, people and perceptions. Panellists will share:
 
• How can airlines begin to think like the world’s largest innovators and disruptors? What tools do they need to begin to design think their future
with passengers in mind?
• Real-life learnings on building a better CX with multilingual support powered by AI
• Lessons learned from digital transformation projects and initiatives
• How airlines can collaborate better, through a shared approach to data?
• How can airlines combine brand vision and digital tools to transform IFEC experiences?
• How can the data you already have support further IFEC investment?
 
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12:00 - 12:30PRESENTATION: INFLIGHT 4G CONNECTIVITY, AIRLINES’ MONETISATION OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS

Senior representative, SITAONAIR

12:30 - 13:30NETWORKING BREAK

13:30 - 14:00INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

Overcoming lack of leadership and technology investment 
Resistance of OEMs to transfer expertise and build tech capabilities 
The current state of IFE and top 5 improvements to be made
 
 
Speaker:

14:00 - 14:30IFEC TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

• What is the latest in IFE technology and innovation?
• How are airlines enhancing passenger experience?
• How airlines to airlines want to work with product and technology providers to give passengers better experiences?
• Providing possible solutions to the challenges in handling the additional capacity needed to show Ultra-Hi definition video and audio content on flights
• How are airlines meeting the needs of families, young travellers, millennials and Gen-Zs?
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10:30 - 11:00ORGANISER & CHAIR'S WELCOME ADDRESS

Rick Lundstrom, Editor, PAX International, USA

11:00 - 12:00FUTURE AIRLINE INFRASTRUCTURE: BALANCING HARDWARE & SOFTWARE IN AIRCRAFT

Connectivity makes our daily lives easier: why should it be different for aircraft operations? Making connectivity a simple end-to-end journey and delivering value is our fundamental objective.The session will highlight technological and operational topics and benefits for the utilization of LiFi as a transport mechanism for data in the aircraft cabin, while most airlines and system houses are still only getting their heads around WiFi, this ground-breaking next generation technology is just around the corner.

• OEM Digital Innovations: Aircraft Connectivity
• Improving connectivity infrastructure
• How airlines can go from investment into new connectivity technology to using connectivity to optimize flight operations?
• How technical departments and engineering departments work together for connectivity to make a difference
 
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12:00 - 12:30A NEW LEVEL OF PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE: IFE SOLUTIONS: LIVE TV, IN-SEAT POWER, MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT

• Virtual reality headsets for use on aircraft and in their premium lounges
• Presenting case studies on the latest content for multi-media consumption at airports and on airlines.
• Integration with passenger personal devices for in-seat power
• “Netflix & Fly” – using ‘smarts’ and AI to personalise customer content
12:30 - 13:00NETWORKING BREAK

13:00 - 14:30HOW SECURE ARE CABIN WI-FI NETWORKS?

High profile cyber-attacks against airlines and aviation companies repeatedly make headlines around the world and damage the reputation of those companies affected as well as the bottom line.
 
How you can better prepare your company to face cyber-attacks by outlining industry best practices and by running through a checklist of key focus areas that will limit the impact of cyber-attacks.
 

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