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«Just Culture» - learning from successes and failures

«Just Culture» - learning from successes and failures

16. Apr 2024
SWISS, Kloten

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is the largest airline in Switzerland. It connects Switzerland to Europe and the world with direct flights from the national airports of Zurich and Geneva. The premium airline operates one of the most modern fleets in Europe. As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS stands for its traditional values and is committed to the highest product and service quality. It has also set itself ambitious CO2 targets and plans to reduce its net CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve a CO2-neutral balance sheet by 2050. One of its priorities is to promote the use of sustainable fuels. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline network.

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Philipp Spörli
Head of Safety, Swiss International Air Lines
Philipp Spörli studied geography at the University of Bern. After completing his bachelor's degree, he completed SLS pilot training. In 1996, Spörli began his career as a pilot with Edelweiss Air AG, where he worked as a co-pilot and operations manager. From 1998 to 2002, he worked for Swissair AG as co-pilot and area manager before returning to Edelweiss for three more years as co-pilot and Head of IT. In 2005, he took a break from flying, worked as a Flight Operations Engineer for Zurich Airport AG and completed an MBA at the University of Maryland. In 2007, he was drawn back into the air and to SWISS. Spörli now pilots the A330 as captain and, as Head of Safety, is responsible for compliance with safety standards.
Marco Gadola
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DKSH Holding AG, Executive Board SMG
Marco Gadola studied business administration and economics at the University of Basel. He began his career in 1988 at Swiss Bank Corporation and later worked as an audit manager at Novartis International Ltd. From 1992, he held management positions at the Hilti Group for nine years. After five years as CFO at the Hero Group, he moved to the Straumann Group and served as CFO and Executive VP Operations. In 2008, he was appointed CFO of the Panalpina Group. In 2013, Gadola returned to the Straumann Group as CEO, which he led operationally until 2019. Today, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DKSH, WS Audiology and Medartis Holding AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of MCH Group AG and a member of the Board of Directors of the Straumann Group and Bühler.
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Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

8058 Zurich Airport



Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft

Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich, 

Telefon +41 44 202 23 25


We will be taking an airport tour as part of the event; as we are going "airside", we will have to go through security as if we were flying. The regulations regarding carrying liquids, dangerous goods etc. apply. Jackets and bags can be stored in the visitors' room. We recommend sturdy shoes.

Event Location:

Visitor Room Dock B - The Visitor Room is located at Check-in 2 on Dock B directly next to the Spectator Terrace B. As the visitor room is located in the public airport area, you do not have to go through security.

Arrival by car:

Parking at Zurich Airport in parking garages P2 and P3. SWISS has no "own" parking spaces on site, the parking fees of Zurich Airport apply.

Routen-Planer: So finden Sie uns.

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