28 March 2019: This year, ERA (European Regions Airline Association) hosted its prestigious annual Regional Airline Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, on 27–28 March.
- The event featured a topical agenda of thought-provoking conference sessions and expert insight from key industry figures.
ERA’s exclusive Regional Airline Conference provides an opportunity for its members to hear from industry experts and influential figures from across the European air transport industry.
Delivering a unique blend of business networking opportunities and stimulating conference sessions, the high-profile event attracted more than 260 delegates over the course of the two days, including airline, airport, manufacturer and supplier members.
Montserrat Barriga, ERA Director General, says: “Connectivity is extremely important to Europe's economic wellbeing and social development, and ERA’s members play a vital part in this. With members from all over Europe attending the Regional Airline Conference, the event is an ideal opportunity for members to fully embrace the benefits of our association, sharing insight and knowledge and forming key industry contacts. The exceptional speakers we have on the agenda provided delegates with new understanding and created stimulating conversation.”
As part of an extensive agenda, high-profile speakers and expert panellists included: Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA; Flor Diaz Pulido, Head of Unit Aviation Policy, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission; Henk Ombelet, Head of Advisory Operations, Ascend by Cirium; Pablo Mendes De Leon, Professor of Air and Space Law, Leiden University; Luc Tytgat, Strategy and Safety Management Director, EASA; and Andrew Kelly, ERA President and Director Corporate Affairs for ASL Ireland.
A session titled ‘the great manufacturer’s debate’ also took place, allowing delegates to hear from the leaders of three ERA manufacturer members: Stefano Bortoli, CEO, ATR; Colin Bole, Senior Vice President Commercial, Bombardier; and John Slattery, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
ERA proudly closed the event with inspirational speaker Jenny Radcliffe, also known as ‘the people hacker’. Radcliffe uses a combination of anecdotes, science and humour to share lessons in physiological methods and how ‘social engineering’ can be a huge security threat to any organisation.
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