SkyLive Streaming: 2019 ICAO World Aviation Forum


Welcome to the page where we will live-stream ICAO’s World Aviation Forum as it takes place at ICAO Headquarters on 23 September 2019.  Though we broadcast all of the presentations on YouTube Live with SkyLive, you can follow the broadcasts on this page by scrolling below to the event playlists.

With the theme of “Innovation in Aviation”, this year’s Forum is designed for the high-level government officials who are responsible for aviation, transport, science and technology, finance, economic planning, trade, international development and cooperation, and other key portfolios, as well as industry partners and high-tech companies.

During the Forum, it is expected that a series of interactive sessions will lead to the development of policies, business models, regulatory processes and governance that will drive innovation for sustainable aviation development. Furthermore, making frontier technologies accessible and affordable can contribute to the early realization of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals that are set in the UN 2030 Agenda and it also helps support ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative.

Make sure to catch all of the recordings – they will become available as the sessions occur. All SkyLive video presentations will be made available for on-demand viewing on this page thanks to Airports Council International (ACI) – with their support, we are able to live stream the presentations as they are taking place!

ACI is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Established in 1991, ACI represents the interests of airports with Governments and international organizations. They develop standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provide information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. ACI advances the collective interests of, and acts as the voice of the world’s airports and the communities they serve, and promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations.

If you haven’t already – make sure to ​download the ICAO event app where you will have access to all of our events. Here you will find schedules, announcements, sponsor and exhibitor information and locations and other helpful information! 

#IWAF2019 Opening Session: Monday, September 23rd (09:00 – 10:00)

This Plenary Session is designed to provide insight into the ways innovation can be implemented for aviation development and inspire policymakers on how innovation can be embraced by governments. The high-level discussants will address measures to, inter alia, establish innovation-friendly markets; strengthen incentives for entrepreneurship; improve the likelihood of successful new business start-ups; and allow or fast deployment, diffusion and widespread use of frontier technologies.

The #IWAF2019 SkyLive stream has been enabled by Airports Council International (ACI).

#IWAF2019 Workshop 1 – Frontier Technologies in Aviation
Monday, September 23rd (09:00 – 10:00)

This hands-on interactive workshop will feature a number of presentations from entrepreneurs and leading thinkers who showcase the latest successful innovation stories in aviation, urban and last-mile transportation. These case studies will shed light on the power of innovation and give attendees the confidence that such technologies can be affordable for all.

#IWAF2019 Workshop 2 – Frontier Technologies in Aviation
Monday, September 23rd (14:10 – 15:40)

Focusing on future air and urban mobility landscapes, entrepreneurs and leading thinkers will describe how far technological advances can go and what makes innovation an enabling technology force in aviation. The participants will be invited to exchange their ideas, discuss concepts and distinguish the realistic future of air transport from pipe dreams or fantasy.

#IWAF2019 High-level Talks between Government, Industry and Technology Providers and Closing Remarks, Monday, September 23rd (14:10 – 15:40)

Looking toward the future, this dialogue will take place to deliberate “how innovation can be used by governments to increase their efficiency and effectiveness”, “which approach should be taken to make innovation more accessible and deployable” and “what kind of policies can encourage and accelerate the pace of innovation” amongst the three participant groups, i.e. Ministers, top leaders of the industry, and technology providers. Ministers will present the outcome of the Roundtables, to which the latter two groups respond based on their experiences, short-term needs and long-term visions.