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PROGRAMME
6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Co-organised with JAATO and supported by the Goverment of Cyprus

"Aviation Training: An effective safety tool"

Larnaca PALM BEACH HOTEL (*****)

28 May to 29 May 2015

The objectives of the Conference are:
  • Sharing information on recent developments in the field of civil aviation training
  • Analysing needs, gaps and challenges facing aviation training
  • Presentation of practical solutions for improving safety though training
  • Understanding the benefits of current and on-going training
  • Sharing views on the way forward
  • Providing a platform for the exchange of ideas
  • Facilitating networking between participants to the Conference
PROGRAMME
FIRST DAY

08:00 - 09:00     Registration

OPENING SESSION 09:00 - 09:45     Opening and welcome remarks by

  • Erik Merckx - Chairman of the Conference
  • Iacovos Papadopoulos - Chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation Mediterranean (FSF-MED)
  • Joost Jonker - Director JAATO
  • Andreas Louroutziatis - Mayor of Larnaca

09:45 - 10:30     Key note addresses

  • Ministry of Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Raymond Benjamin -  Secretary General of ICAO (Video message)
  • Alessio Quaranta - Director General of ENAC, Italy, on behalf of the President of ECAC

10:30 - 11:00     COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:30     SESSION 1 : RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF AVIATION TRAINING

  • Mostafa Hoummady -  Global Aviation Training Manager, ICAO
  • John van Lieshout - Deputy Executive Secretary of ECAC
  • Sandro Fabbrini - Manager of Technical Training, EASA
  • Stefano Prola - Manager of Safety and Flight Operations, IATA

12:30 - 14:00     LUNCH

14:00 - 15:45     SESSION 2 : TRANING NEEDS, GAPS AND CHALLENGES FOR ACHIEVING EFFECTIVE SAFETY

  • Joost Jonker - Director, JAA TO
  • Kevin Caron - Head of Global Training, ACI
  • Martin Robinson - President IAOPA – Europe
  • Persephone Papadopoulou - Department of Civil Aviation, Cyprus

15:45 - 16:45     COFFEE BREAK

16:45 - 17:30      Continuation of Session 2

  • Crystal Ioannou - Doctoral Candidate - Lecturer of HF at Emirates Aviation University
  • Valentin Cimpuierou - Director of Training and Consulting, ROMATSA
  • Yossi Shub - President of ISRALPA, IFALPA
  • Loizos Kiafkoullis - Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), Cyprus

17:30 - 18:00

  • Questions/answers
  • Discussion
  • Practical information

20:00 - 23:00     GALA DINNER with local music and dances



SECOND DAY

09:00 – 10:30     SESSION 3 : PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR ACHIEVING A HIGHER LEVEL OF SAFETY IN AVIATION THROUGH TRAINING

Roundtable discussion moderated by the Chairman of the Conference with the participation of:

  • Vangelis Demosthenous - CEO KRATIS Consulting
  • Panagiotis Sioskos - Head of Training, AEGEAN Airlines
  • Panagiotis Poligenis - Associate Partner, Lufthansa Consulting
  • Kevin Pereira - Head of Training, ETIHAD Airways

10:30 - 11:00     COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30     SESSION 4 : COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP : IS AN ASSOCIATION OF TRAINING PROVIDERS NEEDED AND SHOULD THERE BE AN EUROPEAN ONE?

  • Paula de Almeida – Business development Manager, JAATO
  • Alessio Quaranta -  Director General of ENAC ITALY / ECAC Focal Point for Training
  • Diana Dumιtrache – Director General European Aviation Institute
  • Anders Kalskov–Jensen - Client Manager, Entry Point North ATS Academy, Sweden

CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING REMARKS Chairman of the Conference

12:45 - 13:30     FAREWELL DRINKS