World Routes 2021

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy • 10 – 12 October 2021 |
Virtual • 18 – 20 October 2021

Conference Programme Speakers

Francesco Paolo Schiavo

Director General, Ministero del Turismo

Participating Talks and Sessions

Pedro Pierluisi

Governor, Puerto Rico

Pedro Pierluisi was elected as Puerto Rico’s Governor on November 3rd, 2020. He is an attorney from San Juan with 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, has extensive litigation and negotiation experience, as well as an arbitrator and mediator.


He began his professional career in Washington D.C. as an assistant to Puerto Rico’s delegate in Congress Baltasar Corrada del Río, and then worked for six years as a trial attorney in prominent law firms. He returned to practice law in Puerto Rico in 1990 and served as Puerto Rico's Attorney General from 1993 to 1996. As chief legal officer on the Island, he led the fight against crime, obtaining Puerto Rico's designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.  Commissioned by the White House, he lobbied Congress for the passage of the 1994 Crime bill, before returning to private practice as a partner at a prestigious law firm for 10 years. 


He was elected as a Member of Congress for Puerto Rico and served as a delegate in the House of Representatives for eight years. During his tenure he compiled an impressive record of achievements in multiple areas, including having secured billions of dollars in federal funds, ensuring that Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories were treated fairly in the federal health reform. Similarly, Pierluisi worked to advance multiple initiatives from federal agencies to benefit the people of Puerto Rico in the areas of public safety, economic development, education, health and environmental protection.


Pierluisi has always advocated for equality for American citizens residing in Puerto Rico, including a relentless fight for fair treatment under all federal programs and under all U.S. law that is only possible with statehood. 


As Governor, he has prioritized the reconstruction process after Hurricane María and 2020 earthquakes, working with FEMA and HUD to expedite disaster funding allocated to Puerto Rico, and leveraging pandemic relief funds to spur economic development.  He has focused on improving education and open schools as the COVID pandemic slowed, and his administration has been extremely successful in vaccination efforts, which now place Puerto Rico as the third U.S. jurisdiction with more people fully vaccinated. He continues to lead the fight against crime and gender violence, signed an increase in the minimum salary into law, and is supporting the full transformation of the Puerto Rico’s energy system to increase renewables and repair its aging and weak electrical grid.


Pierluisi, who is the father of four adult children and the grandfather of five, earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Tulane University in New Orleans and his Juris Doctor in 1984 from George Washington University. 

Participating Talks and Sessions

Anand Lakshminarayanan

SVP Revenue Optimisation, Emirates

Participating Talks and Sessions

Emilio Bellingardi

GM, Bergamo Airport

Participating Talks and Sessions

Massimo Garavaglia

Minister of Tourism, Italian Government

Giuseppe Albeggiani

CEO, ENIT – Italian National Tourism Board

Fabricio Cojuc

Executive Director Network Strategy & Alliances, Aeromar

A highly experienced and multicultural executive, Fabricio has held numerous senior leadership positions with legacy, LCC and regional airlines, as well as start-ups and aviation holding companies throughout his 32-year industry career. He has also been retained for freelance international aviation consulting engagements in Europe and South America.

Currently based in Mexico City, Fabricio is in his second tenure with Aeromar, Mexico’s leading regional carrier. His main responsibilities include network strategy and route development; capacity planning; scheduling; alliances and interline agreements; and industry affairs.

Fabricio graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American (BBA in Management) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (MBA in Aviation). He has also attended executive courses at Harvard Business School. Fabricio is a frequent speaker in industry events worldwide

Participating Talks and Sessions

Glyn Hughes

Director General, TIACA

Glyn has been involved in Air Cargo for over 38 years having started his career with British Caledonian in the UK.  He joined IATA in 1991 and become IATA's Global Head of Cargo in June 2014, where he had overall responsibility to deliver the agenda agreed by the Cargo Committee.  In February 2021, Glyn joined TIACA as its first Director general where he works with the Board to deliver the organization's vision for a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices, to sustainably serve trade and social development worldwide.  Priority areas include safety, security, sustainability, digitalization and innovation.  He is dedicated to developing collaborative relationships and is a firm believer in supporting the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. Glyn spends a large amount of time on outreach programs with training and other educational establishments.

Eric Friedman

Director Network Planning, JetBlue

Eric is the Director of Network Planning at JetBlue where he oversees a team of eleven dedicated to JetBlue’s capacity planning and long term growth strategies.  He joined JetBlue in 2011 and has spent his career within the Commercial and Airline Planning space.  He began in Revenue Management, then joined Route Planning the first time around, then Marketing and ultimately found his way back onto the Network Planning team where he’s remained for the past four and a half years.

Eric graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, and is an aviation enthusiast who enjoys collaborating with airport, tourism and government officials on existing and future destinations. Eric and his wife Hilary live in New Jersey with their son Dax.

Participating Talks and Sessions

Mohammed Alkhuraisi

Strategist, General Authority of Civil Aviation for Saudi Arabia

Participating Talks and Sessions

Jude Bricker

CEO, Sun Country Airlines

Brad Dean

CEO, Discover Puerto Rico

With over 20+ years of experience in the travel & tourism industry, Brad Dean assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for Discover Puerto Rico in July 2018, the Island’s first Destination Marketing Organization that supports the promotion of tourism to foster economic growth on the Island.


Beginning his career in Puerto Rico, he first worked as a financial analyst for General Electric, while also meeting his now wife on the Island.   Brad later in 1993, joined the Rank Corporation as Unit Controller for its Hard Rock Café chain.  In 1995, he was tapped to open and lead the Myrtle Beach unit, which became one of the most successful in company history.


Three years later, Brad joined the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce as its Chief Financial Officer and in 2003, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber.  Under his leadership, the Myrtle Beach tourism industry enjoyed record growth and the organization was named Chamber of Commerce of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (2015), while also earning full accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Destinations International. 


He serves in various leadership roles with a variety of organizations including the U.S. Travel Association, Destinations International and Meeting Planners International.  He is a member of the National Council State Tourism Directors and also serves on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.  Brad has been active with many charitable organizations. 


Originally from Illinois, Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Moody Bible Institute.  

Participating Talks and Sessions

Vijay Daryanani

Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port, Government of Gibraltar

Born in India in 1970, the Hon. Vijay Daryanani MP moved to Gibraltar aged 1 where he was raised and educated.  Minister Daryanani joined the Executive Committee of the Liberal Party in 1995 and was the 1st person of Indian descent in Gibraltar to stand for election in 2000. He narrowly missed out on a seat in the Gibraltar Parliament by 60 Votes. He has since represented the Liberal Party in conferences abroad, especially through Liberal International.

With a professional background in business, Minister Daryanani has run his family business successfully for over twenty-five years and is a founding member of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Business in 1995.

The Minister has also since been the Chairman for the Business Licensing Authority from 2013 to 2019, a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal from 2017-2019 and a member of the Nursing Board from 2018 to 2019.

In 2019, Vijay Daryanani became the first Person of Indian descent in Gibraltar to be elected as a Member of Parliament and as Minister for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar.

Today Minister Daryanani has responsibility for Business, Tourism, Commercial Aviation and The Port.

One of his main briefs is to market Gibraltar as a premier tourist destination. The promotion of Gibraltar International Airport as the gateway to the area is also a priority for Minister Daryanani.

Participating Talks and Sessions

Vipula Gunatilleka

CEO, SriLankan Airlines

Peter Cerdá

Regional Vice President The Americas, IATA

Robert Carey

President, Wizz Air

Participating Talks and Sessions

Simon Cox

Director of Airport Relations and Procurement, easyJet

Participating Talks and Sessions

Anko van der Werff


Participating Talks and Sessions

Maria Elena Rossi

Marketing and Promotion Director, ENIT – Italian National Tourism Board

Maria Elena has been at the helm of the Marketing and Promotion Management Division of the Italian National Tourist Board since April 2018. Her duties involve the development, implementation and monitoring of marketing plans aimed at promoting tourism in Italy both nationally and internationally, cooperating with the Italian Regions, local authorities, trade organizations and other stakeholders in the tourism field. The Marketing Management Division that she supervises handles, in particular, fair and exhibitions and travel trade workshops, the coordination of promotional campaigns in the 28 foreign offices of the Italian National Tourist Board, the online and offline communication b2b and b2c, the marketing intelligence for the strategic positioning in the travel market. Since 2010 she is a lecturer at the University of Turin and the Eastern Piedmont University, where she teaches Tourism, Planning, Marketing Strategy and Destination Management. She published works and cooperated with many publications about the topic. Maria Elena was Public Relation Manager for L’Oréal in Milan, where she worked for both L’Oréal Paris and Garnier divisions. She was also an advisor for the strategic planning and marketing in Piedmont, before, during and after the Oliympic Games in Turin in 2006.

Participating Talks and Sessions

Juan Carlos Salazar

Secretary General, ICAO

Fabio Lazzerini


Participating Talks and Sessions

Riccardo Kustermann

VP Quality & Client Management, SEA Milano

Alessandro Fidato

COO, SEA Milano

Participating Talks and Sessions

Francesco Raschi

VP Cargo Development, SEA Milano

Michaela Castelli

President, SEA Milano

Giuseppe Albeggiani


Participating Talks and Sessions

Alan Rizzi

Undersecretary for Relations with the International Delegations, Regione Lombardia

Participating Talks and Sessions

Lara Magoni

Councillor of Tourism, Territorial Marketing and Fashion, Lombardy Region

Luca Martinazzoli

Managing Director, Milano & Partners and Milan Convention Bureau

Born in 1980, he obtained a Degree in Economics and Management for Art, Culture and Communication at the Bocconi University in Milan in 2004 and, for two years, he successfully followed the Master’s Course in Urban Planning at the University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, where he cultivated specific skills in the field of urban planning for territorial promotion.

In 2007, he spent a year in Shanghai as a researcher and project manager for Mada s.p.a.m. as part of the Shenzen Biennial. Up until 2013 he worked at the Bocconi University teaching students frequenting the same course that he had attended himself.

In 2009 he joined Nike, where he held various roles in Milan, Rome and Hilversum (Netherlands) until 2017. At the beginning, he was Energy Brand Manager, then Football brand director for Europe and lastly Category Brand Director.

In October 2017 he was appointed director of Metropolitan Marketing at Palazzo Marino to enhance the value of the City of Milan and promote its cultural, social and economic heritage.

In 2019, he was appointed the Managing Director of Milano & Partners.

Participating Talks and Sessions

Alessio Quaranta

Managing Director, ENAC

Alessio Quaranta was born in Rome in 1965. Graduated in Law, he has a Postgraduate Specialization Degree in Public Administration and has attended several further training courses on legal areas.
He was confirmed in his duty of ENAC Director General on 26th of June 2019. Before being appointed as Director General, he held a number of executive positions in ENAC, including the following: Responsible for Corruption Prevention (2013/2014); Director of Economic Regulation (2008/2010); Director of the President Bureau (2005/2008); Director of Human Resources (2004/2005), Head of International Relations (2001/2005); Legal and Economic Advisor to the President (2001/2003).
He held several positions in the International Civil Aviation filed, including the following:
Vice President of ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference); Focal Point for Facilitation and Security in the Coordinating Committee of ECAC; Focal Point of the Coordination Committee of ECAC for Economic Matters with particular reference to the management of initiatives related to Covid-19.
During the ECAC Triennial Session on 12 th of July 2021 he was elected as President of ECAC.
Currently, he holds the following positions in the main International Civil Aviation organizations: Focal Point for External Relations in the Coordinating Committee of ECAC; President of EATEO (European Association of Aviation Training and Education Organisations); President of JAA-TO (Joint Aviation Authorities - Training Organization); National Accountable Executive for the International Civil Aviation Organisation State Safety Program; Member of the Provisional Council and the President Bureau of EUROCONTROL and Alternate Member of the Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transports in the Permanent Commission of the Agency; Member of the Management Board of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency); Head of the Italian Delegation at the International Civil Aviation Organization General Assembly, including the last ICAO 40th Assembly (Montreal, 24 September – 4 October 2019); Head of the Italian Delegation at high-level meetings, international negotiations and bilateral negotiations for the air traffic agreements signed by Italy.
He is member of the Scientific Committee of a number of journals, author of articles and publications and speaker at several conferences on national and international air transport issues.
September 2021

Participating Talks and Sessions

Maurizio Pedrinazzi

Director Airfreight Division, Italy, JAS Worldwide

Alessandro Albertini

President, ANAMA

David Stroud

Managing Director, ASM

Steven Small

Brand Director, Routes

Participating Talks and Sessions