International Aviation Technology and Business Conference
Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Division of Public Policy, HKUST
Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission
Hong Kong Aviation Industry Association
Airport Authority Hong Kong\
October 12-13, 2023
Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global industries, economic development, and social structures. The global aviation sector, and related economic activities and livelihoods, continue to recover from the pandemic. The aviation industry has re-established and strengthened its role in connecting international trade, logistics, and transportation. However, the industry still faces emerging challenges, including insufficient local investment, changes in global supply chain and economic activities, geopolitical conflicts and international instability. With coordinated support from various sectors, governments, and academia, the aviation industry can overcome these challenges through technological and operational innovations. The application of technology and innovation could boost the aviation industry and contribute to new breakthroughs and advancements in the post-pandemic era.
To promote rapid and sustainable development in the global aviation sector and related industries, the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will host the inaugural International Aviation Technology and Business Conference in collaboration with the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), Hong Kong Aviation Industry Association (HKAIA), and Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. This conference will provide an important platform for dialogue among stakeholders in the aviation industry and related businesses. It aims to facilitate exchanges among representatives from the industry, government, and academia, focusing on the trends of the aviation industry, the advancements and application prospects of emerging technologies, and significant business and investment opportunities. We encourage industry practitioners to participate in this conference, engage in the discussions, and build collaborations with experts in the fields of technology, government, and academia. Participation in this conference will provide insights into the latest aviation technology advancements; connections with business partners from around the world; and new investment opportunities.
The conference will cover six main themes: technology evolution, efficient air travel, sustainable aviation, smart logistics, technology spillovers to other industries, and future business opportunities in aviation (e.g., Web 3.0 development). We look forward to discussing these important topics with you and providing a broad business networking platform.
Please reserve time in your schedule to attend this significant conference on aviation technology and business. We look forward to your presence and exploring the future development and business opportunities in aviation technology together.
Call for Presentations
Application Method: We encourage presentations that address one of the six main themes of the conference: To apply:
- technology evolution
- efficient air travel
- sustainable aviation
- smart logistics
- technology spillovers to other industries
- web 3.0 and future business opportunities in aviation
Selected participants will deliver oral presentations at the conference and participate in panel discussions, with their registration fees waived. Abstracts or summaries should not exceed 300 words and should include the following information, to be sent to IATBC2023@ust.hk
Final submission deadline: September 22, 2023