Aviation in 2039



25 Years Airtrade

On September 4th 1989 two young entrepreneurs found Airtrade, which quickly becomes the market leader in the procurement and distribution of airline tickets.

After the sale of the online B2C branch in 2011, Airtrade entirely focuses on B2B activities, in order to further profile itself as an international travel technology provider in 2013.

Looking into the future

New technology, modern applications. Airtrade is constantly seeking for opportunities and is always looking ahead. There isn’t a more appropriate topic for the mini-symposium, that honors the 25th anniversary, than ‘Aviation in 2039’.This includes inspiring speakers:

  • André Kuipers – Astronaut
  • Erik Varwijk – Member of the KLM Board of Directors
  • Wim Butte – Founder and resigning CEO Airtrade Holland BV


Our role

CommuniGate is appointed for the complete organization and coordination of the symposium and the farewell reception afterwards.

  • Planning and preparation, location
  • Development dedicated event website with web builder
  • Invitation and registration of guests
  • Briefing speakers
  • AV and technique
  • PR and media


Challenging predictions

André Kuipers takes along more than 250 guests from the aviation, IT and travel industry in his space adventure and his vision of the future. Erik Varwijk outlines opportunities for airlines and Wim Butte does ten challenging predictions for 2039.

This leads to interviews and a series of ‘conversations’ in the trade media. Plenty of food for thought, the sky is the limit…



  • Reinforce the profiling as travel technology provider for new and existing customers
  • Relationship-bonding
  • Plenty of exposure in aerospace and travel trade media
  • Interview RTV Noord-Holland
  • Interviews regional newspapers
  • Interest of national media and interview requests

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