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Air Transport / Challenges and Opportunities/ Importance for Tourism
JOINTLY ORGANISED BY: FSF-MED - HERMES AIRPORTS – ACTA AND SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

4 ΜAY 2017, CLEOPATRA HOTEL - NICOSIA

PROGRAMME
  • To evaluate the challenges and opportunities of air transport in Cyprus, given the geographical position of Cyprus and its being the only EU State in the region.
  • To demonstrate the importance of the sector for the economy and tourism in Cyprus.
  • To demonstrate that the solutions of the problems can only be achieved collectively and by coordinated actions of all concerned.
  • To demonstrate the importance of training and education in air transport.
  • To draw appropriate conclusions and adopt common actions.
PROGRAMME
09.00 - 09.05:   Opening remarks by the Chairman of the Workshop

• Christos Petrou, Executive Director of FSF-MED.

09.05 - 09.15:   Short Adressess

• Panagiotis Hadjipantelis : Chairman of HERMES Airports.

• Dinos Kakkouras : President of the Association of Air Travel Agents ( ACTA).

09.15 - 09.45   Key Note Speeches

• Alecos Michaelides – Director General of the Ministry of Transport ( on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cyprus )

09.45 - 10.10   COFFEE BREAK - PRESS CONFERENCE

10.10 - 10.20   Supervision and regulation of air transport / incentives for its development

• Panagiota Demetriou : Director of the Department of Civil Aviation

10.20 - 10.30   International situation in Air transport

• Nicole Boussioti : IATA Head of Member and External Relations Europe

10.30 - 11.00   Importance of air transport for tourism in Cyprus

• Marinos Menelaou : DG of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation , CTO.

• Maria Kouroupi : Senior Director for Marketing and Communications, HERMES Airports.

• Harris Loizides : Chairman of the Cyprus Hotel Association.

• Vasilis Stamataris : Representative of the Cyprus Air Travel Agents Association.

11.00 - 11.40   Challenges and opportunities of airlines based in Cyprus

• Demetris Geroyiannis : CEO AEGEAN Airlines

• Andrew Madar : CEO COBALT AIR

• George Mavrocostas : Cyprus Airways

• Michael Weinstein : CEO TUS Airlines

11.40 – 12.00   BREAK

12.00 - 12.10   Airport operations, services and security

• Miltos Miltiadous : Head of operations, HERMES Airports

12.10 - 12.30   Prospects of aviation training and education in Cyprus

• Vangelis Demosthenous : CEO KRATIS CONSULTING

• Roxani Athousaki : Lecturer in Air Transport, Coventry University

12.30 – 13.00   PANEL DISCUSSION

13.00 - 13.30   CONCLUSIONS / COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

• Chairman of Workshop, Speakers, Participants.

13.30 – 15.00   LUNCH