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Conference agenda

The two-day conference will feature some of the sector’s most innovative thought-leaders, providing unparalleled opportunities for networking, education and collaboration. The event will delve into a diverse array of topics affecting low-fare and regional aviation’s ongoing development – and discuss just what the industry might look like in the coming years.

“The aviation industry boasts a diverse events calendar, but there is a clear absence of a global event focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing low-fare airlines and regional carriers, OEMs, airports and the service sector. The ongoing success of LARA magazine and our associated online channels demonstrate the unwavering demand, innovation and ambition synonymous with this sector. We will be delivering an agenda that will make LARA Global the must-attend industry event in 2019.”

Mark Thomas, LARA editor and conference chair

Delegates can expect to hear from some of the industry’s biggest names as the conference programme tackles some of the most pertinent issues facing low-fare and regional airlines in today’s market.

Sessions will explore recent trends including the emergence of ultra-low-cost and low-cost long haul models, with experts assessing the viability of these business models and their impact on legacy carriers. Analysts will provide detailed forecasts and projections for the market, with discussion panels on how suppliers need to act now to serve future demand and an exploration of emerging revenue opportunities associated with passenger growth and new technologies.

LARA Global awards

The inaugural LARA Global awards will recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to the low-fare and regional aviation industry from airlines, suppliers, manufacturers and airports. Organisations from all corners of the globe will be invited to submit nominations ahead of the event, with further information on award categories and submission rules released in due course.

Event schedule

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Evening: VIP speakers and sponsors reception


Thursday 16 May 2019

8.00: Registration opens

8.50: Welcome address

9.00: Keynote presentations begin

12.30: Networking lunch

16.45: Conference sessions end

17.00: LARA Global awards ceremony


Friday 17 May 2019

8.00: Registration opens

8.50: Welcome address

9.00: Keynote presentations begin

12.30: Networking lunch

15.20: Conference sessions end


Please note all timings are provisional. Further information about session content and confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming months. 

Speaking opportunities

To register your interest in joining the conference as a keynote speaker of discussion panellist, please register your interest here.

The new global event dedicated to low-fare and regional aviation.