Riga Aviation Forum is a high-level aviation business conference that focuses on opportunities and challenges of aviation in the Baltics. 


Riga Aviation Forum brings together European and Baltic aviation stakeholders, leaders, experts and scholars from various areas of aviation. The Baltic aviation leaders at RAF discuss the strategic development of the industry in the region, while the leaders of industry’s leading companies outline the solutions offered by the industry to today’s challenges, focusing on the innovation and efficiency on the way to sustainable and climate-neutral aviation.


The conference also focuses on the future innovations of aviation, multimodality, the creation of a new urban environment around air hubs and the challenges of urban mobility.



The participation in Riga Aviation Forum is free of charge.

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Speakers 2023

European and Baltic aviation stakeholders, leaders, experts

  • Philippe Merlo

    Philippe Merlo

    Director of the European Green Sky Directorate, Eurocontrol

  • Catrin Mattsson

    Catrin Mattsson

    Area Manager for the Nordic and Baltic region at IATA

  • Serkan Kaptan

    Serkan Kaptan

    Board member of ACI Europe & CEO TAV Airports

  • Arturs Kokars

    Arturs Kokars

    Director of the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia

  • Martin Gauss

    Martin Gauss

    CEO & President of airBaltic

  • Laila Odina

    Laila Odina

    CEO of Riga Airport

  • Davids Taurins

    Davids Taurins

    CEO of Latvijas gaisa satiksme

  • Ersan Arcan

    Ersan Arcan

    CEO & President of ATU Duty Free

  • Ansgar Sickert

    Ansgar Sickert

    Liaison to EASA at ACI EUROPE

  • Kristine Malnaca

    Kristine Malnaca

    Head of the Global Project Strategy and Economics Department at the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS

  • Mete Erna

    Mete Erna

    CEO of HAVAS

  • Zigmars Vestfals

    Zigmars Vestfals

    CEO of Latvian Aviation Association

  • Jaan Tamm

    Jaan Tamm

    General Manager of Estonian Aviation Cluster

  • Orijana Masale

    Orijana Masale

    Chairperson of the Board of Civil Aviation Association (CAVIA) of Lithuania

  • Adrien Robin

    Adrien Robin

    Ascendance Business Development

  • Janis Jatnieks

    Janis Jatnieks

    Co-Founder & Accountable Manager at AM Craft - Additive Manufacturing Services

  • Ivars Sviridovs

    Ivars Sviridovs

    Member of the Board of Latvijas gaisa satiksme

  • Vadims Fokins

    Vadims Fokins

    Regional Sales Director at Embraer

  • Oskars Magone

    Oskars Magone

    UAV Flight Training Manager at Edge Autonomy

  • Evelina Budilovich

    Evelina Budilovich

    Head of Development Planning Unit in Mobility Division of Riga City Council City Development Department


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