CEPA EXPO 2015: Russian crisis and its impact on CEE

The 6th Annual CEPA EXPO 2015 will be held at Prague Castle on October 14th and 15th. This venue will provide an impressive backdrop for two days of panel discussions, networking and first class social events.

The objective of the 2015 convention is to concentrate on the Russian crisis and its impact on the CEPA region, for business aviation operators, scheduled carriers, suppliers and service providers. Industry leading experts will discuss the latest market activity and share their knowledge and experience during a highly focused programme.

Dagmar Grossmann

"CEPA EXPO is a bridge for aviation which connects East and West."

Dagmar Grossmann
Founder of CEPA EXPO

Roger Whyte

"CEPA Expo is well known for its excellent networking environment, dynamic use of technology and for holding entertaining social events."

Roger Whyte
Chairman of CEPA EXPO 2015

Program Highlights

  • Future compliance requirements for aircraft & operations
  • Current issues in CRM & latest safety solutions
  • Regulatory and legal developments
  • Operating cost control, fleet upgrading & charters
  • Advancements in electronic cockpit devices
  • Maintenance planning for aging aircraft
  • Insurance: East – West, differences and challenges

... and more


Prague Castle

CEPA EXPO 2015 will be held at the prestigious and dramatic Prague Castle.

The convention has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2009 and the new location has been chosen to build on the success of the previous four conventions.


EBAA and CEPA to collaborate on 2015 Conference

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and Central European Private Aviation (CEPA) have formed a partnership for the development of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe by creating the new CEPA EXPO and EBAA Regional Forum.

The CEPA EXPO, which has traditionally been held in Prague annually, is the only event of its kind that seeks to promote the growth of business aviation in the CEE and to build bridges between Eastern and Western Europe. The conference has flourished since its inception in 2010, and the 2014 Expo made history by becoming the first aviation body to hold an event in Prague Castle, attracting a record number of delegates. EBAA will join forces with CEPA to organise this year’s event, which will further increase the benefits to participants and enhance the growing profile of the CEE as a key area for development.

Commenting on the collaboration, EBAA Chief Executive Officer, Fabio Gamba said, “Because of historic and cultural reasons, amongst other things, getting EBAA’s work and visibility across in the CEE is more challenging than in other parts of Europe.

"This, along with the growing importance of the sector in the region, has prompted us to team up with companies that already have a strong presence locally, such as CEPA. We feel it is now time to roll up our sleeves and pull together our respective strengths to turn this highly successful event into a truly not-to-be-missed event for Business Aviation.”

CEPA Chairman, Roger Whyte said, "This co-operation agreement between CEPA and EBAA provides the basis for increasing recognition and advocacy of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe.

"Over the last five years CEPA EXPO has become a vital forum for addressing the specific issues relating to business aviation in the region it represents. The new name, CEPA EXPO and EBAA Regional Forum, emphasises the greater scope and enhanced content which is being planned. I could not be more excited about what this means for the future growth of our industry in the CEE."

More details of the Forum, which will again be held in the historic Prague Castle, will be announced shortly and the upcoming European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE2015) in Geneva in May will feature a CEE focused workshop during the show.

5th CEPA EXPO Report

Dear CEPA EXPO attendees,

2014 saw the fifth CEPA EXPO where we focused on the effects of the unrest in Eastern Ukraine, answering as many questions as we could on this prominent issue. It is important that we use the expertise around us to help delegates though this difficult time. We had some of the biggest names in the industry, representing the main aviation organisations, providing keynote speeches which was very exciting. The evening entertainment at CEPA  EXPO has become well known for being some of the best and we always try and offer something special. I think we did it again this year and I look forward to what the team will come up with for next year.

 CEPA EXPO 2014 Report Download (pdf, 1 MB)


Global News / Issue 04

Only one more week to go! We have prepared our last issue of the Newsletter this year.

You can read about Bombardier introducing the new Challenger 650 at NBAA 2014, JSSI expanding their commitment to helicopter market or the new ARINCDirectSM introduced by Rockwell Collins. You can find the Newsletter here.

Global News / Issue 03

The CEPA EXPO Team has prepared the 3rd issue of the Newsletter for you. It is packed with current news from the aviation industry, included also news from our partners and CEE region.

This time you can read about Gulfstream´s new aircraft family, WINGX launching a new product and the opening of AELIS Group Asia, among others. You can find the Newsletter here.

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