Evolving Technologies to be Addressed at the First Seating & IFE Integration Symposium

Jul 29, 2013, 04:00 ET from Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas

LONDON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

A one-day Seating & IFE Integration Symposium will bring together experts from airlines, manufacturers, suppliers and design organisations with key responsibility for two major areas of cabin investment - seat and IFE/connectivity systems. The Seating & IFE Integration Symposium - organised by Reed Exhibitions - takes place on October 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Confirmed speakers include: Zuzana Hrnkova, Airbus; Alex Pozzi, B/E Aerospace and Jason Adams, Delta Air Lines.

The opening session of this year's Symposium will be Inspiration and Opportunity.  The first speaker will be Gary Weissel from ICF SH&E, who will present Consumer trends: the impact of smart mobile technology. Topic areas will include tablets and how their influence is shaping future seat design and IFE services.

The second speaker will be Jim Cangiano from Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas, who will focus on Evolving seat-centric technology. This will look at how seats are evolving in response to new thinking, new materials and new technology.

The second session, featuring Making the Business Case, will be chaired by Ken Herbert, of Imperial Capital and the first presenter to open this session will be Jeffrey Everhart of Thales who will discuss Saving time, saving money by working smarter.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on The business case for closer integration featuring Neil James, Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Rich Salter, Lumexis; and Jason Adams, Delta Air Lines.

The third session entitled Making Integration Happen will be chaired by Gary Weissel and the afternoon agenda will open with a scene-setting update on critical industry standards and the impact of regulations on closer integration between seat, IFE and connectivity.

This will be followed by a round-table discussion on Working through the integration issues involving Jeff McShane, Northwest Aerospace Technologies; Martin James, Thales; Zuzana Hrnkova, Airbus; and Jose Pevida, at TIMCO Aerosystems and TIMCO Aviation.

In addition to the current list of speakers, it's been confirmed that Alex Pozzi, Vice President, Advanced Design Group at B/E Aerospace will also be present at the Symposium.

The final session under the heading Delivering Innovation, will be chaired by Vern Alg and will highlight a number of casestudies looking at new models for delivering seat-integrated IFE and collaborative working practices. A Q&A discussion will bring the Symposium to a conclusion.


SOURCE Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas