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CEPA EXPO & EBAA Regional Forum: Catalysing growth of Business Aviation

Central European Private Aviation (CEPA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) 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 & EBAA Regional Forum 2015 will be held at Prague Castle on 14th and 15th October. This venue will provide an impressive backdrop for two days of panel discussions, networking and first class social events. The first CEPA EXPO was held in 2010 and since then it has become an annual tradition and the most important event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.

EBAA has joined 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. The convention builds on its worldwide experience and contacts in the aviation industry to bring together the leading experts and innovators in business aviation to network and participate in discussions covering topics ranging from the latest market activity and the forecast, fleet upgrading, safety management systems, infrastructure expansion, electronic cockpit devices and future compliance requirements for aircraft and operations.

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Fabio Gamba

"CEPA EXPO and EBAA Regional Forum 2015 is the must-attend event for anyone operating in, expanding into, or wanting to know more about business aviation in the Central and Eastern European region."

Fabio Gamba
Chief Executive Officer, EBAA

Roger Whyte

"CEPA EXPO and EBAA Regional Forum 2015 is where the direction will be set for Business Aviation’s future growth in Central and Eastern Europe."

Roger Whyte
Chairman of CEPA EXPO 2015

CEPA EXPO 2015 in short

  • Mission statement

    Catalysing growth of Business Aviation

  • When
    14th - 15th October 2015
  • Where
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Tickets
    Full: EUR 590 (+ 21% VAT)
    Early Bird (till July 31st): EUR 570 (+ 21% VAT)
    EBAA Members: EUR 490 (+ 21% VAT)

Venue

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.

James Hardie

"CEPA is a great opportunity to meet with ambitious and progressive operators who are seeking to meet an important need through the capabilities that only business aviation can provide. Now as part of Rockwell Collins we are working hard as a company to enable technology advances that can enhance the flying experience with new hardware solutions, better information management and service delivery capabilities.

Thanks for the opportunity to meet again at CEPA EXPO."

James Hardie
Director for Business Aviation services of ARINC Direct


News

Anticipation grows for CEPA Expo 2015

2 September 2015, Prague; Anticipation is growing in advance of the CEPA Expo & EBAA Regional Forum 2015. With just under 2 months to go the organisers are looking to build on the success of the 2014 event. This year CEPA Expo has formed a partnership with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) to create a new and improved Expo, with increased benefits to participants and opportunities to enhance the profile of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a key area for development.

 

The focus of this year’s event is ‘catalysing growth of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe’, and a portfolio of high-profile speakers will give their expert opinions on the many aspects of the industry and the region. With the now improving situation in Ukraine, the market in Russia and the East is poised to bounce back, in line with the growing industry. This fact alone will ensure that CEPA Expo 2015 will offer new insights into future developments.

 

Sessions will cover region-specific topics, including state of the industry and forecast for the CEE, factors affecting demand, particularities and barriers in the region, special focus on former-Yugoslavia, as well as the Czech Republic and Prague airport. Participants will also dive into topical discussions industry-wide, ranging from capacity, to new technologies, to safety and standards, amongst others.

 

CEPA Expo Chairman Roger Whyte advises that "This year’s event will be bigger and better than previous years. The CEPA-EBAA partnership will offer a wider perspective, and greater number of innovations, and quality presentations for delegates. Joining together with EBAA is a great endorsement for CEPA Expo and the region.” He went on to say: “CEPA Expo has developed over the last five years to become the key forum for our region - Central and Eastern Europe. But the Expo offers something to the whole industry, beyond CEE.”

 

EBAA Chief Executive Officer, Fabio Gamba said: “October’s CEPA Expo and EBAA Regional Forum is definitely an event to highlight on the calendar this year. The speakers are top-notch, and the efforts of the new EBAA-CEPA collaboration have produced a two-day agenda brimming with thought-provoking topics centred on a region with huge growth potential. If the CEE region has baffled outsiders, a lot will be learned at this event; and for local operators, self-reflection is never without benefit.”

 

CEPA Expo & EBAA Regional Forum 2015 takes place on the 14th & 15th October at Prague Castle, which will provide an impressive backdrop for two days of panel discussions, networking and first class social events. For more information, including the agenda, visit: www.cepaexpo.com

Prague hosts a unique business aviation show – the first CEPA EXPO & EBAA Regional Forum

Catalysing growth of Business Aviation

October 14-15, 2015 • Prague Castle

CEPA and EBAA have joined forces to create the CEPA EXPO and EBAA Regional Forum, an event that will bring together the high calibre aviation contacts from around the world to discuss how business aviation can flourish in Central and Eastern Europe. This premier event will include:

  • Leading figures from the industry speaking on key issues
  • Special panels and sessions taken by Biz Av specialists
  • An unforgettable setting and outstanding entertainment showcasing all Prague has to offer

“We feel now it is time to roll up our sleeves and pull together our respective strengths and turn this highly successful Expo into a not-to-be- missed event for business aviation” Fabio Gamba, EBAA Chief Executive Officer

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)

 

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