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Wednesday, June 2 • 16:05 - 16:30
Keynote Session: Back to the Future: Flying Man Becoming Real – How I built the Flyboard

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Franky “Flying Man” Zapata is CEO of Zapata Company, and the inventor of the Flyboard, a kind of jetpack/hoverboard powered by turbo jets. Zapata recently participated in the 2019 Bastille Day military parade riding his invention and successfully crossed the English Channel from France to England few weeks later. Franky is now working on building a flying car, that he hopes to introduce very soon. Discover the journey of Franky Zapata and how his company brings innovative engineering concepts, especially in the field of materials, with the aim of democratizing personal air mobility.

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Franky ZAPATA

CEO & Founder, Zapata Company
He is undeniably an inventor.Ever since he was a small boy, Franky Zapata has dreamt of being able to fly. As his other consuming passion has always been speed, he chose to start his career in the jetski world where he worked relentlessly to become the best in his field. In his first... Read More →


Wednesday June 2, 2021 16:05 - 16:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)