The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) will host its third regional forum entitled “One Europe: A Roadmap for Aligning East and West" n January 20-21, 2011, at the Hilton Vienna in Austria.
During this interactive two-day forum, guest speakers such as Dr. Caspar Einem, President of the Austrian Business Aviation Association; Leonid Koshelev, Chairman of the Russian United Business Aviation Association; and Kimon Daniilides, Chairman of the Hellenic Air Carriers Association, will join EBAA Chairman Rodolfo Baviera and EBAA CEO and President Brian Humphries in addressing a range of issues including aircraft financing challenges, achieving industry standards for insurance benefits and easing access for Eastern Europe-based operators into Western Europe and vice versa. A full schedule of speakers and discussion points will be released in the coming weeks.
“As the influence of business aviation increases, it is ever-more crucial that European operators regularly convene to discuss challenges and share best practices to ensure safe and fair operations across the breadth of Europe,” Humphries said. “In our ongoing series of regional forums, we’ve selected ‘One Europe’ as a theme to emphasize the necessity of harmonizing practices – operations, safety, services and pricing – in order to erase distinctions between activities in the North and South or East and West.”
The “One Europe” Forum in Vienna is open to both members and non-members of the European Business Aviation Association. EBAA members, however, have an opportunity to exhibit during the forum as well.