Program

Tuesday 2nd of March

 Morning 

(Online) Workshops

Afternoon

The Value of Sustainable Flight:

  • Word of welcome - Jaime Aalders, VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci
  • Opening of the symposium - Arjan Meijer, Chair of the Day
  • Speakers
  • Discussion panel

Break

Advancing Aviation:

  • Speakers
  • Discussion panel
  • Professor Stoewer Award for best Space Master Thesis
  • Conclusion of the symposium - Arjan Meijer, Chair of the Day
  • Closing of the symposium - Chiel van Baardwijk, Symposium Organisation Committee

Wednesday 3rd of March

 Evening

Online innovation platform

Online network drink

Tuesday 2nd of March

Workshops

In the morning several workshops will be given by some great companies. Every workshop can be joined online and depending on the circumstances a workshop will take place according to COVID-19 regulations in the Aula.

As soon as the workshops are known they will be presented here.

Speakers

In the afternoon the program will continue with the speaker part of the symposium. Several professionals wil present their expertise. More information about each speaker can be found below when they are announced. 

Arjan Meijer – Chair of the Day

Chair of the day for this year’s symposium is Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.  Arjan Meijer graduated from the TU Delft with a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. After this he has fulfilled  multiple management functions within companies like KLM Royal Dutch Airlines before starting his career at Embraer in April 2016.  

At Embraer, Meijer first was responsible for a team of the sales, marketing, and customer support professionals in diverse regions such as EuropeAfrica, and Central Asia. In 2017, his role broadened by becoming Chief Commercial Officer. This meant he had to oversee all regional marketing and sales teams around the globe. In 2020 Meijer got promoted to President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.  

With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry on different disciplines such as sales, marketing but also engineering, Arjan Meijer clearly understands the value of sustainable flight.  

Michael Gill - Speaker

Michael Gill has an extensive background in law, having obtained law degrees at King’s College London, Sorbonne University in Paris and the University of Edinburgh. He worked as an aviation lawyer for airlines and their insurers before joining the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2007. In 2013 he became Director Aviation Environment at IATA, leading IATA’s activities with governments and focusing on international negotiations on climate change policy. Next to this he became Executive Director at the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) in 2014. ATAG is the only global association representing all sectors of the air transport industry. Michael’s mission here is to promote aviation’s sustainable growth for the benefit of global society.

Paul Riemens - Speaker

Like our chair of the day, Paul Riemens has roots at Delft University of Technology. However it didn't start there. He started as air traffic controller at LVNL from 1984 to 1988. Then he obtained a Bachelor of Science at Technical College Delft and continued on to study at the TU Delft with a Master of Science in Computer Science. He went back to LVNL and after 12 years became CEO of LVNL. In the 8 years of being CEO there he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) for 5 years. Since 2016 he is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of RAI Amsterdam

Liam  Megill – Panelist

Founder of AeroDelft Student Team and Master student at TU Delft. AeroDelft is a team of students designing and building the world’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell aircraft. 

Wednesday 3rd of March

Innovation floor

On the innovation floor multiple companies and cool projects will present their ideas and prototypes. Every stand will have experts on the project answering all your questions. 

Network drink

All the information and ideas of all the speakers and panelists has had a night to sink in and questions have had some time to form. Now is the chance to talk to all the speakers and panelists from yesterday and all other guests of the symposium.

Program

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