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AGENDA /

Pre-forum Research Conference

First day (21/05) under patronage of national airline “airBaltic” will be designated for academic research papers and tutorial classes of world recognized scholars. Scope of academic conference will focus on sustainable aviation as a long-term strategy which sets out the collective approach of European aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for our industry.

Business forum - workshops

Second day (22/05) of the Aviation Forum will be managed as high-level business conference with designated experts workshops focused on:

1) Aviation infrastructure development;

2) Aviation cargo & logistic;

3) Connectivity of aviation and tourism; and

4) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) breakthrough development.

Plenary session

Summary of the Aviation Forum will be highlighted by the top managers and industry leaders at the Plenary session. Two panel discussions:

 

1) “What does it mean “sustainable airline” for an airline?”, and

2) “How to build a green and efficient airport?” will spot the further development of the aviation industry for the decades.

The event will take place on May 21, 19.00 - 22.00
Special event reception
where leaders of the aviation industry are invited to discuss industry topics in an informal atmosphere

May 21

08:30 - 17:20

Pre-forum Research Conference

08:30 - 09:00: Registration

09:00 - 09:20: KEYNOTE: Martin Gauss, CEO, airBaltic "Sustainable development in aviation - new challenges"

09:20 - 11:00: Paper presentations

11:00 - 11:20: Coffee break

11:20 - 12:50: Tutorial class #1: “Achieving a sustainable aviation industry: Will technology save the day?”, Dr. Darren Ellis, Centre for Air Transport Management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

12:50 - 13:30: Lunch 

13:30 - 13:50: KEYNOTE: Zigmars Vestfals, Global Infrastructure, Strategic Fleet Management at LSG Group, "The balance between the Routine and Safety Innovations, short and simple stories, how small steps and powerful ideas may increase operational safety and can bring more savings for the company" 

13:50 - 15:30: Paper presentations

15:30 - 15:50: Coffee break

15:50 - 17:20: Tutorial class #2: "KPIs at airlines and airports, - how do not handle them in a wrong way." Benjamin Walther, CEO of Information Design, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

May 22

09:00 - 16:20

 

Business forum - workshops

1. Infrastructure development

09:00 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 09:45: KEYNOTE: Serkan Kaptan, TAV Airports Holding

09:45 - 10:00: Kemal Burak Özselçuk, TAV Construction

10:00 - 10:15: Arturs Saveljevs, SJSC “Riga International Airport” 

10:15 - 10:30: Raimonds Gruntins, IATA

10:30 - 10:45: Fernando Gutierrez Herrero, Aena International

10:45 - 11:15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 11:30: Kaspars Briskens, RB Rail

11:30 - 11:45: Expert TBC

11:45 - 12:30: PANEL Q&A

12:30 - 13:30: LUNCH

PROGRAM IN DETAIL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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2. Connectivity of aviation and tourism

09:00 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 09:45: KEYNOTE: John Grant, MIDAS Aviation  

09:45 - 10:00: Kaspars Rozkalns, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, director general

10:00 - 10:15: Ersan Arcan, ATÜ Duty Free CEO

10:15 - 10:30: Elina Prave, airBaltic

10:30 - 10:45: Gatis Ginters, Liepaja airport

10:45 - 11:15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 11:30: Janis Astahovs, Latvia Convention bureau

11:30 - 11:45: Expert TBC

11:45 - 12:30: PANEL Q&A

12:30 - 13:30: LUNCH

PROGRAM IN DETAIL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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3. Aviation cargo & logistics

09:00 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 09:45: KEYNOTE: Havas Cargo TBC

09:45 - 10:00: Lufthansa Cargo – TBC

10:00 - 10:15: Vitaly Andreev, CEO, Atran Airlines

10:15 - 10:30: Andrii Kishynskyi, CEO, Eleron airline

10:30 - 10:45: Jan Grabmuller, GC Air

10:45 - 11:15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 11:30: Inga Brasla, IATA DGR instructor

11:30 - 11:45: Latvian Customs Office TBC

11:45 - 12:30: PANEL Q&A

12:30 - 13:30: LUNCH

PROGRAM IN DETAIL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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4. UAS breakthrough

09:00 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 09:45: KEYNOTE: Maris Gorodcovs, CAA Latvia  

09:45 - 10:00: Jan-Eric Putze, Droniq

10:00 - 10:15: LGS - TBC

10:15 - 10:30: Gints Jakovels, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons

10:30 - 10:45: Skyguide -TBC

10:45 - 11:15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 11:30: Pawel Korzec, DroneRadar

11:30 - 11:45: Sebastian Babiarz, AirMap

11:45 - 12:30: PANEL Q&A

12:30 - 13:30: LUNCH

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May 22

09:00 - 16:20

 

Business forum - Plenary session

13:30 - 13:40: KEYNOTE: Talis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of Latvia 

13:40 - 13:50: Conference address: Martin Gauss, CEO of AirBaltic

13:50 - 14:00: Conference address: Serkan Kaptan, TAV Airports Holding

14:00 - 14:45: Panel discussion: (Moderator J. Grant)

                    What does it mean “sustainable airline” for an airline?

                    Panelists:  M. Gauss, M. Gorodcovs, R. Gruntins

14:45 - 15:20: Panel discussion: (Moderator TBC)

                    How to build a green and efficient airport? 

                    Panelists:  I. Lice, D. Taurins, S. Kaptan

15:20 - 15:30: Summary of workshop Aviation and tourism connectivity 

15:30 - 15:40: Summary of workshop Aviation cargo & logistics

15:40 - 15:50: Summary of workshop UAS breakthrough

15:50 - 16:00: Summary of workshop Infrastructure development, Kemal Burak Özselçuk, TAV Construction

16:00 - 16:10: TAV Group corporate strategy highlights, - TBC

16:10 - 16:20: Closure remarks by Arturs Kokars, CEO of Latvia Aviation Association

 
 
 

CONTACT US

Organisers:

Dienas Bizness Conference department

Dina Niedre

dina.niedre@db.lv+371 67063120

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