Aviation Forum Austria 2023: TECHNOLOGY – COOPERATION – GREEN SKY

Event for the aviation community
Arcotel Kaiserwasser Wagramer Strasse 8 1220 Vienna https://kaiserwasser.arcotel.com/de/standort/

This year for the first time, the Aviation Forum Austria is jointly organised by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Aviation Industry Austria (AIA), ecoplus - the Business Agency of Lower Austria, Holzcluster Styria, and the Austrian Economic Chamber - ARGE Industrial Cooperation & Aviation Technology. The motto of this year’s event is “TECHNOLOGY – COOPERATION – GREEN SKY”.

During the event, topics such as “International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability”, “Bridging: Today & Tomorrow”, “Circular Economy and New TEC Solutions for a Clean Aviation” and “The Future of Aviation” will be highlighted and discussed from a range of perspectives.
As part of the accompanying exhibition, companies and research institutions have a chance to introduce themselves and network with participants. The evening event is an opportunity to further discuss topics and develop networking between players at both a national and international level.

Registration is open until 28/09/2023. Participation in the event is free.             



Link to: agenda

Every effort has been made to align the event with the criteria of the Austrian Eco Label for Green Events. This includes numerous measures, from the choice of catering, resource-efficient procurement, waste avoidance and separation through to programme planning. We would very much appreciate you replicating these efforts by choosing an environmentally-friendly method of transport and avoiding waste .

If you are planning to travel by car, we recommend reducing your carbon footprint through car sharing. You can also offset CO2 emissions by making compensation payments: myclimate (https://www.myclimate.org), klimaneutralität.boku.ac.at (https://klimaneutralität.boku.ac.at), climateaustria.at (https://climateaustria.at), atmosfair.de (https://www.atmosfair.de).

Accessible event
The Arcotel hotel has disabled access. 

More information and explanations about the individual programme points can be obtained before, during and after the event, from Holzhausen publishing house staff, who will also be on hand to help, should you have any specific requirements.


Photographs and video recordings
By registering for the Aviation Forum Austria, I hereby acknowledge that photos or video recordings may be made and used on the FFG website or in other media for the purposes of public relations and event documentation. Use of the photographs and/or video recordings for purposes other than those specified is not permitted. If I do not wish to be photographed or filmed, I will inform the photo/film team on-site.

Feedback link (mailings after event) 
Feedback, e.g. on the implementation of Green Event measures, can be provided after the event using the following link. 


Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Große Unternehmen (GU), Universitäten, Fachhochschulen, Kompetenzzentren, Forschungseinrichtungen

Zusätzliche Informationen


Moderator: Anita Kiefer

Day 1 Thursday 28.09.2023 

10.30 am Booth Preparation Company Exhibition 

12.00 – 1.00 pm Networking Lunch 

1.00 – 1.15 pm Welcome by moderator Anita Kiefer

1.15 – 1.35 pm Opening: Wolfgang Hesoun, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)

1.35 – 3.00 pm Session 1: International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability 


- Harald Vodosek, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV) 
- Alexander Reinhardt, German Aerospace Industries Association


- Alexander Reinhardt, German Aerospace Industries Association
- Thomas Krenke, Innovation Centre W.E.I.Z
- Volker Fuchs, Test Fuchs
- Sonja Linskeseder, Austrian Industrial Cooperation & Aviation Technology (WKO)

3.00 – 3.45 pm Coffee Break – Company Exhibition Tour 

3.45 – 5.15 pm Session 2: Bridging Today & Tomorrow: How will Emerging Technologies influence Future Aviation?

Keynote Ron van Manen, Luchtvaart in Transitie


- Rudolf Zauner, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV)
- Ron van Manen, Luchtvaart in Transitie
- Robert Kremnitzer, Diamond Aircraft Industries
- Henriette Spyra, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Rudolf Gradinger, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

5.15 – 5.30 pm Closing by Moderator

5.30 – 9 pm Networking Cocktail & Dinner


Day 2 Friday 29.09.2023 

8.30 am Networking Coffee 

9.30 – 10.00 am Opening: Karin Tausz, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 

Keynote Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

10.00 – 11.45 am Session 3: Circular Economy and New Technology Solutions for Aviation 

Keynote Axel Krein, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking


- Axel Krein, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
- Martin Karner, Weitzer Woodsolutions
- Florian Kamleitner, ecoplus
- Robert Machtlinger, FACC
- Martin Berens, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

11.45 – 12.15 am Coffee Break 

12.15– 1.30 pm Session 4: The Future of Aviation: Gearing Policy & Technology – Challenges & Opportunities


- Filip Cornelis, European Commission, DG Move 
- Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


- Elisabeth Landrichter, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Wilhelm Jagritsch, Austro Control International
- Markus Klopf, Frequentis
- Konstantin Baumgartner, Austrian

1.30 – 1.45 pm Closing by Moderator

1.45 pm Networking Lunch