Let’s meet at the Materna IPS Aviation Forum on 27 – 28 September 2022

This year in the metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

In our 11th year, we would like to invite our customers and partners to our Conference and Exhibition, which will take place on September 27 and 28. Meet us live at this year´s forum and let´s talk about the topics and trends that are currently moving the aviation industry. Together, we look at the benefits of cloud-based services and how airports and airlines succeed on their journey to the cloud.

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus back in 2019, airlines and airports around the world have been taking on the great task of restoring passengers’ confidence in air travel. Technologies such as biometrics, that allow a contactless travel experience, have been on the rise for years but have become even more important in the time of crisis.

We also take a look at how the industry is dealing with climate change and the challenges airports and airlines face as they try to reduce CO2 emissions and make flying a more eco-friendly way to travel.

After the first day full of inspiration, discussions and many new impressions, we would like to invite you to our evening event at the Oosten located on the Main river an next to the European Central Bank.

Here, we will end the first day with a glass of wine and an amazing view. Frankfurt’s Ostend quarter and the so-called Osthafen directly on the Main River is a young, up-and-coming business district with many hotels, companies and start-ups. In the middle of the quarter is the imposing ECB tower with its shining facade. The Materna Group has also opened its latest branch office here in the Docks at the Main in 2022. 

Wondering about the coronavirus guidelines in place to attend safely our Aviation Forum? The event will take place in compliance to the hygiene and safety measures in force at that to time. We will provide more detailed information on the pandemic-related hygiene standards in good time.

Program Schedule

12:00 pm

Arrival – Welcome – Snacks

1:00 pm

Welcome and introduction by chairman Philipp Kugelmann
The airline industry in dynamic times

Dr. Georg Oschmann
Materna IPS GmbH

1:15 pm

Digitalization and transformation of airports
Strategic challenges for the next decades

Claus Grunow
VP Corporate Strategy & Digitalization
Fraport AG

1:45 pm

The digital ID-wallet

Roland Adrian
Managing Director
Verimi GmbH

2:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 pm

Proven innovative improvements for the benefit of passengers, airlines and airports

Mike Byrom
Vice President, Airports & Crew Services
Spirit Airlines

3:30 pm

The Passenger Journey through the lens of digitalization

Christof Kontogiannis
Head of Passenger Experience
Cologne-Bonn Airport

4:00 pm

Benefits and use cases of Cloud hosting

Bob Kwik
Worldwide Head of Airport Solutions and Business Development
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

4:30 pm

Discussion & End

4:30 pm

Workshop 1: Journey2Cloud

The path to and with the cloud requires good planning if companies want to set up their architecture for the future and digitize business processes sustainably. Learn about the benefits and different use cases of cloud solutions and new business models for airlines and airports.

Hosted by Materna IPS

6:30 pm

Start of evening program

7:30 pm

Welcome at Restaurant Oosten

8:00 pm


8:30 am

Workshop 2: Biometrics on the rise

Biometric facial recognition in passenger identification has long been in use at many airports around the world. But its further development is also in full swing. We would like to discuss with you which requirements are necessary for this and which processes have to be changed as a result.

Hosted by MODI


Workshop 3: Green Aviation – Sustainability workshop

The goal of green aviation has reached the top of the agenda for airlines and airports. What technologies can help reduce their carbon emissions at every stage of operations and contribute to carbon-neutral growth? And how can we contribute to this goal while maintaining a high standard of automated passenger handling?

Hosted by PSI

10:00 am

Start by chairman Philipp Kugelmann

10:15 am

How to make flying more sustainable through technology

Olivier Krüger
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG

10:45 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am

Lufthansa Group Biometrics Strategy
Biometrics to & from the USA…and beyond!

Patrick Sgueglia
Product Management, Airport Experience

11:45 am

IATA´s initiatives on advancing biometrics

Louise Cole
Head of Customer Experience and Facilitation

12:15 pm

Airport Case Study

12:45 pm

Summary & Conclusion

1:00 pm

End of Conference & Lunch

2:00 pm

Networking Time

Evening program

In the evening we cordially invite you to the restaurant “Oosten” located on the Main river and next to the European Central Bank. In this cubic building made of glass, steel, concrete and wood, you always sit on the sunny side.

Enjoy spectacular 270-degree views of the Frankfurt skyline and the urban river landscape, the glass facade of the ECB as well as the Deutschherrn and Honsell bridges while having a wonderful evening with us.


Workshops | Even more exciting content

This year we are again offering workshops on the various key topics. In this way, we want to promote an intensive exchange on the important subjects in the industry, as well as offer the opportunity to learn from experts. Register directly for your preferred workshop. Participation is of course free of charge.

Green Aviation






Your registration

Register here and reserve your place at the 2-day Aviation Forum in Frankfurt.
Participation in the Materna Aviation Forum is free of charge, but does not include your own travel expenses.

Partners and exhibitors

Get maximum attention as a recognized supplier and choose from our sponsoring and partner packages. We offer our partners the opportunity to get actively involved by exhibiting their solutions. Don´t miss this chance for top level networking and marketing. Find out more and become a partner at the Materna Aviation Forum 2022.

Please find more information about the different options and conditions by contacting us here.

Conference, Evening event, Hotels

In the course of the revitalization of the Union site, an urban quarter in the midst of historic industrial architecture, a multifunctional event hall was created from the former malt warehouse of Dortmund’s Union Brewery. Since its opening in 2000, the UNION HALLE offers optimal networking conditions in an industrial atmosphere for events. 

Our conference location is in the Frankfurt Osthafen area, close to the ECB and offers perfect accessibility.  

Parking facilities and the train station are in the immediate surroundings. 

Address of the conference

Union Halle 
Hanauer Landstrasse 188 
60314 Frankfurt am Main

More information


Car park: Union Parkhaus 
Lindleystrasse 21 
60314 Frankfurt am Main

The parking garage costs 2 €/h. After 8pm the night tariff of 5 applies

Address of the evening event

Oosten Realwirtschaft
Mayfarthstrasse 4
60314 Frankfurt am Main 


Hotel recommendations

Lindley Lindenberg
Lindleystrasse 17, 60314 Frankfurt am Main /Ostend
phone: + 49 69 90757064

25Hours Hotel The Goldman
Hanauer Landstraße 127, 60314 Frankfurt
phone: +49 69 4058689 233

Moxy Frankfurt East
Hanauer Landstrasse 162, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
phone: +49 69 597721490

Motel one Frankfurt- East Side
Hanauer Landstraße 142, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
phone: +49 69 130 25 78-0

 Impressions from last Materna Aviation Forum

Your contact

Jana Eull

Marketing Management
Materna IPS GmbH

Phone: +49 (231) 5599 8691
Email: jana.eull@materna-ips.com

Ute Frosch

Event Manager
Materna Information & Communications SE

Phone: +49 (231) 5599 632
Email: ute.frosch@materna.de