ATI Conference 2019
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2019

The Aerospace Technology Institute will be hosting its second conference at the VOX Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham.  The conference will run over two full days, with a dinner and drinks reception on the first evening.

About

The conference will tackle two main themes: the first day focuses on the technological challenges and opportunities facing the global industry today, while the second day looks to new horizons and disruptive changes in future air transport systems.  There will be 4 breakout sessions each day that will be run in parallel in 2 rooms.  This year we are not asking delegates to sign up for the sessions – both rooms hold up to 220 delegates and each session, along with the plenary sessions will be filmed.

There are two new elements for this year’s conference. We are offering free exhibition space for companies that can demonstrate new and innovative ideas for UK aerospace; we particularly want to hear from smaller companies that could benefit from the platform to reach a wide audience.  Further details can be found under the ‘Exhibiting’ tab.

We would also like to hear from companies interested in pitching. We are looking for companies with novel technology or solutions that are open to collaboration. Pitches will be limited to three minutes, followed by a two-minute Q&A.  Feedback from assembled experts will be provided after the event.  Further details can be found under the ‘Pitching’ tab.

We will also be showcasing some ATI Programme exhibits and would like to thank Airbus, GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce for their contributions.

Where

The Vox Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham. B40 1PU
Resorts World is just minutes from Solihull and just off the A45 from Coventry. You will find The Vox on the second floor of the resort.  Directions

Travelling by Train
The Vox Centre have partnered with Virgin Trains. Delegates are offered a 20% discount on train tickets booked at least 3 days in advance.  Further details can be found under the registration page.

Parking
Delegates can park for free in East 5 Car Park (this may be subject to change but an alternative car park within walking distance will be allocated).  To obtain free car parking take a ticket upon entry and validate at the car parking ticket validation machine by the conference registration desk before leaving.

Accommodation
There are lots of hotels on site to cater for all budgets all within easy reach of the Vox Centre.  Please click on the link to find out more. Hotel Finder

Vox Site Plan
A site plan of the Vox Centre can be found here: Plan

Agenda

Day One
0830 Registration
0930-1100 Welcome and Plenary Sessions
1100-1130 Tea/Coffee/Exhibitions
1130-1230 Plenary Sessions
1230-1320 Lunch
1320-1400 Networking/Pitching/Exhibitions
1400-1500 Breakout Sessions: Propulsion & Power / Vehicles
1500-1600 Breakout Sessions: Systems / Structures
1600 Tea/Coffee/Exhibitions
1630-1800 Plenary / Pane l/ Closing Keynote
1800-2030 Networking Drinks & Dinner (dress code: business)
Day Two
0800 Registration
0900-1040 Welcome and Plenary Sessions
1040-1110 Tea/Coffee/Exhibitions
1110-1210 Plenary Sessions
1210-1300 Lunch
1300-1340 Networking/Pitching/Exhibitions
1340-1440 Breakout Sessions: Advanced Digital  / Air Transport Vision
1440-1540 Breakout Sessions: Start Up to Scale Up / Sustainability
1540-1610 Tea/Coffee/Exhibitions
1610-1720 Plenary / Panel / Closing Keynote

Speakers

The ATI Conference 2019 will feature plenary sessions from senior industry representatives that include:

  • Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus
  • Logan Jones, Vice President, Boeing HorizonX
  • Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director – Innovation, Bombardier
  • Prof Lynn Gladden CBE, Executive Chair, EPSRC
  • Gary Cutts, Programme Director, Future Flight Challenge
  • Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce
  • Victor Chavez CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Thales UK
  • Paul Clarke CBE, CTO, Ocado
  • Eduardo Dominguez, Head of Urban Air Mobility, Airbus
  • Prof Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University
  • Axel Krein, Executive Director, Clean Sky
  • Colin Smith, Chair, Aerospace Growth Partnership

Registration

Ticket prices are £350 for the first day (which includes dinner), £300 for the second day or a combined two-day ticket for £500.Click here to purchase tickets for the ATI Conference 2019

Pitching

We are looking for companies with novel technology or solutions that are open to collaboration. Pitches will take place over both days and should be limited to three minutes, followed by a two-minute Q&A, and feedback from assembled experts will be provided after the event. Applications are now open here, and will close on 19th July 2019 .Companies intending to pitch will be required to purchase a ticket in advance; tickets are priced at £350 for Day One (which includes dinner), £300 for Day Two or £500 for a combined. Successful applicants will be required to send no more than TWO slides to support their pitch ahead of the conference. Deadline for submissions is Friday 19th July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 16th August 2019 along with a link to purchase their allocated day ticket.  All pitching sessions for day one are now full.

Exhibiting

We are offering free exhibition space for companies that can demonstrate new and innovative ideas for UK aerospace; we particularly want to hear from smaller companies that could benefit from the platform of the ATI Conference.Applications are now open and will close on 19th July 2019.Each exhibitor will be allocated a 1-metre countertop with video screen (to be driven by the exhibitor’s own laptop). Exhibits should be hand-carried and able to fit on the counter top; no roller banners or freestanding exhibits are allowed.Exhibition space is free of charge but exhibitors will be expected to purchase two 2-day tickets to the conference, priced at £500 each; this is to ensure adequate cover for the exhibition stand over the two days. Exhibitors are also expected to be present at the stand during the designated periods in the conference agenda.The deadline for submissions is Friday 19th July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 16th August 2019 along with a link to purchase allocated tickets. All exhibiting pods have now been filled.

Contact

If you have any queries about the conference please contact events@ati.org.uk in the first instance or if your query is urgent call  07572 993 149.