Supply Chain Revolution
Technologies. Production. Markets
3 – 4 Dezember 2019 | Flughafen Graz


The aviation supply chain is an ecosystem with complex interdependencies: growing fleets and pressures on costs demand new production processes. Innovative airplane and driver systems supersede conventional parts and assemblies. The framework that has served as a guide to the industry for decades is being transformed by new partnerships with OEMs and Primes, global competition, startups and disruptors. The time of more of the same is over.

Supply chains are becoming more flexible, more global, more digital, and more interconnected. Manufacturing processes change along with the systems and components that are being produced – and with the customers who buy them. Technologies – Production – Markets : The supply chain revolution is underway. At AIRCONTACT'19 you will experience presentations of international aviation experts ranging from the role of artificial intelligence up to new business models and production strategies. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to discuss your own relevant supply chain challenges in three workshops; and learn about digitalisation and smart production in the aerospace industry at our Field Trip to Kapfenberg where we are going to visit the Smart Production Lab at FH JOANNEUM and the new forging line at voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace.


03 December 2019


Discuss challenges in your own supply chain and find solutions with international experts at our three Supply Chain Workshops. Find more information HERE.

Field Trip

We invite you to Kapfenberg, the heart of the Digital Metal Valley Styria. After presentations at the Smart Production Lab of FH JOANNEUM you will get insights into voetsalpine BÖHLER Aerospace's new hightech forging line.

Network Evening

In the evening of December 3, we invite all participants and speakers of AIRCONTACT'19 to the formal networking dinner at Graz International Airport - including a tatsing of selected styrian wine.

04 December 2019


The conference part of AIRCONTACT'19 approaches the future of the aerospace industry from different perspectives including new production methods, artificial intelligence and its role in the supply chain or new business models.


AIRCONTACT'19 is the stage für your company: present your products, services or solutions to our international participants - including a guided tour through the exhibition.


Traditionally, AIRCONTACT'19 is where the Austrian and international aerospace industry meets. Use the event for networking and for buidling up nes business opportunities.

Program 2019


Registration for the Supply Chain Workshops & Welcome Coffee
Graz International Airport, A-8073 Feldkirchen / Graz


Supply Chain Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Markets & Suppliers | Thomas Tschirner, Rolls Royce
  • Workshop 2: Big Data & Artificial Intelligence | Wolfgang Kienreich & Robert Ginthör, Know-Center
  • Workshop 3: Research & New Technologies | Björn Nagel, Institute of Systems Architecture in Aeronautics, DLR



Registration for the Field Trip & Luncheon
Graz International Airport, A-8073 Feldkirchen / Graz


Shuttle-departure to Kapfenberg


Field Trip: Smart Production & Digitalisation in Aerospace
University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM, Smart Production Lab Werk-VI-Straße 46, A-8605 Kapfenberg


Presentation: Smart Production Lab @University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM
Martin Tschandl | University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM Industrial Management


The Digital Metal Valley Styria
Heinz Mayer | JOANNEUM RESEARCH Digital


Digitalisation in Forging: voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace's new forging line
Thomas Kornfeld | voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace


Site visit: voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace
Werk VI-Straße 48, A-8605 Kapfenberg


Shuttle-departure to Graz Airport
Graz International Airport, A-8073 Feldkirchen / Graz




Welcome Reception

19:30 – 22:00

AIRCONTACT’19 Networking Dinner
Offizielle Begrüßung, Netzwerkdinner & moderierte Tour durch die Fachausstellung


Networking breakfast | Congress registration | Exhibition


Welcome note and Opening
Christa Zengerer | Managing Director, ACstyria Mobilitätscluster


Key-Note: Challenges of a Changing Industry
Robert Machtlinger | CEO, FACC


E-Aircraft: A new generation of propulsion?
Andreas Reeh | Head of Center of Competence Electrical Machines, Rolls Royce Deutschland


Technological Change in Aicraft and Production: Challenges for aerospace-suppliers
Alexander Altmann | Head of Additive Manufacturing, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg


Networking break & Exhibition


Additive Manufacturing for Serial Production in Aerospace
Stefan Zoller | Technical Consultant GSC, Stratasys


Clean Sky and Europe’s Regions: harnessing synergies to build a sustainable and competitive aviation system for the 21st century
Ron Van Manen | Head of Unit Programmes, Clean Sky 2 JU


Networking break & Exhibition


The Procurement Endgame: How artificial intelligence revolutionises the supply chain
Sven Marlinghaus | Senior Partner, Roland Berger


Global Challenges for an Airline and new Requirements for the Supply Chain 
Elentinus Margeirsson | Head of Supply Chain Engineering and Technical Contracts, easyJet


Networking break & Exhibition


New Mobility, new Business Models 
Antje Bulman | BizLab Manager & Coach, Airbus BizLab Hamburg


Panel Discussion


Closing Remarks
Thomas Schaffer-Leitner | Head of Aerospace, ACstyria Mobilitätscluster & Christa Zengerer | Managing Director, ACstyria Mobilitätscluster


Networking & Conclusion | Dinner Snack

Speakers & Experts 2019

Altmann Alexander

Liebherr Aerospace Lindenberg

Bulmann Antje

Airbus BizLab

Friehmelt Holger


Ginthör Robert


Kienreich Wolfgang


Kornfeld Thomas

voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace

Machtlinger Robert


Margeirsson Elentinus


Marlinghaus Sven

Roland Berger Consulting

Mayer Heinz


Nagel Björn


Reeh Andreas

Rolls-Royce Germany

Tschandl Martin

FH JOANNEUM Industrial Management

Tschirner Thomas

Rolls-Royce Germany

Van Manen Ron

Clean Sky JU

Zoller Stefan



  • ACstyria Partner Ticket

    • gültig für beide Koongresstage inkl. Verpflegung
    • inkl. Workshops, Field Trip und Netzwerkdinner
  • 300
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  • Regular Ticket

    • gültig für beide Koongresstage inkl. Verpflegung
    • inkl. Workshops, Field Trip und Netzwerkdinner
  • 650
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  • Student's Ticket

    • valid for congress day, 04.12.2019
    • incl. lunch and coffee breaks
  • 160
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Exhibitor packages

  • 4m² Exhibitor Package

    • 4m² booth
    • 2 tickets for the entire event
    • guided tour through the exhibition
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  • 8m² exhibitor package

    • 8m² booth 
    • 3 tickets for the entire event
    • guided tour through the exhibition
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AIRCONTACT Conference-Grant

  • Conference-Grant

  • Enable students to access the aerospace industry with the AIRCONTACT 'conference-grant'.

    Choose student's ticket-packages and make them available for the universities of your choice!

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Die Aussteller 2019

Review 2018

At AIRCONTACT'18 on November 13th and 14th 2018 at Graz Airport, more than 100 participants received up-to-date insights, analyzes and forecasts on the aerospace aftermarkets, the areas of maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft. On the 13th of November the participants will startet with a guided tour of Graz Airport and the Austrian Airlines hangar with maintenance demonstration of a Dash-8 airliner and the AIRCONTACT network evening with dinner keynote by the jet pilot Christion Rode

On 14 November the AIRCONTACT'18 confernce was held with a highly-regarded speaker line up from FACC, Austrian Airlines and Rolls Royce among others. The aerospace aftermarket were examined from a variety of perspectives and opportunities for Austrian companies and research institutions in this steadily growing market segment. Visitors at the exhibition were also able to gain a comprehensive impression of new technologies and services.


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