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08:00 - 09:15Airline and Airport CEOs’ Breakfast # by invitation only


08:00 - 17:30Registration Desk Open

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09:15 - 11:30Airline and Airport CEOs’ Meeting # by invitation only

Bohemia I
12:00 - 13:45Welcome Networking Lunch


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Welcome address by Andrew Kelly, President, ERA

Europe’s future development and growth as a global leader in aviation
As we approach the 2020s and move into a new decade for air transport, what does the current European landscape look like in terms of connectivity, growth and competitiveness for our industry? What do we expect the future to deliver in terms of development and prosperity and is Europe still a global leader in air transport? Do we see our sector of the industry adapting to meet the many global challenges ahead?

This session will be chaired by Pascal Parant, VP Corporate Marketing, AAR Corp. and will include presentations and thought-provoking discussions by:

Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA
The issues driving European airline financial performance

Flor Diaz Pulido, Head of Unit Aviation Policy, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
The importance of the regional market, connectivity and competition in Europe

Henk Ombelet, Head of Advisory Operations, Ascend by Cirium
Future aviation market trends in Europe

15:15 - 16:00Coffee Break


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The great manufacturers’ debate!

The leaders of ERA’s aircraft manufacturer members take to the stage in this session to chat about the key industry focusses for our business, from product development to future market trends, from industry challenges to the future of air transport in Europe. These, and other key market topics, will be examined with ERA’s Director General, Montserrat Barriga leading the debate.

Sharing the stage for this ‘must attend’ session will be some of our industry’s most impressive leaders including Stefano Bortoli, CEO, ATR, Colin Bole, Senior Vice President Commercial, Bombardier and John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Additional panellists to be announced

18:30 - 20:00Cocktail Reception


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08:30 - 14:00Registration Desk Open

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Brexit – deal or no deal!

With the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union only weeks away (and due to take place one day after this event, on 29 March) what is the latest update on Brexit? What is the anticipated impact on our industry in the short, medium and long term and are we any closer to understanding what the future will hold for Europe following this historic vote?

This session will be chaired by ERA Board member, Jörg Troester, Head of Corporate Strategy and Industry and Government Affairs, Hahn Air and will include participation and contributions from the following industry experts:

  • Pablo Mendes De Leon, Professor of Air and Space Law, Leiden University
  • Luc Tytgat, Strategy & Safety Management Director, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Colin Grant, Chief Executive, ASL Airlines Europe
10:30 - 11:15Coffee Break


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Inspirational Speaker – Jenny Radcliffe, ‘The People Hacker’

ERA is proud to announce to announce that this year’s inspirational speaker will be Jenny Radcliffe – also known as ‘the people hacker’. She can defuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building and has been called a human lie detector. Radcliffe is an expert in social engineering (the human element of security), negotiation, persuasion and influence, and non-verbal communication and deception. She uses her skills to help clients ranging from global corporations and law enforcement organisations to poker players, politicians and the security industry.

12:30 - 14:00Networking Lunch


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