CEPA EXPO 2014
Chairman of CEPA EXPO 2014
“Our reason for being here is to shape future history of business aviation in the CEE.”
“Business Aviation’s humanitarian role is an important element of a well functioning society.”
eputy Minister of Transportation, Czech Republic
“I believe CEPA EXPO is one of good examples how mutual cooperation can move your business forward.”
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 Daily News
CEPA EXPO 2014 Day 1 in 1 minute
CEPA EXPO 2014
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with Phil Brockwell
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with PETE BUNCE
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with Patrick Moulay
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with Kurt Edwards
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with Fabio Gamba
CEPA EXPO 2014 // Interview with Doug Carr
Successful second day over
The opening of second day started by Mr. Petr Vavra from Ministry of Foreign affairs. During the morning we could hear panel discussion about advancements in avionics from the main suppliers, electronic data insecurity presented by Dr. Galli, helicopters in CEE presented by Bell Helicopter and planning for major inspection by Duncan Aviation. After the lunch the audience had the opportunity to discuss the most common question – how to manage and reduce the operating costs? This panel discussion was followed by the financing, leasing and taxation part. The last sessions were dedicated to insurance influenced by Ukraine unrest and migration of aircraft registrations to safe havens.
We are very pleased by the record breaking attendance and looking forward to see you all next year again.
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Leading industry figures to speak at CEPA EXPO
Central European Private Aviation (CEPA) has confirmed that a number of leading Industry figures will make key note speeches at the fifth CEPA EXPO, which will be held in Prague on 19 – 20 November this year.
Peter Bunce, President and CEO of General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Doug Carr, Vice President, Regulatory & International Affairs at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Kurt H. Edwards, Director General International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and Fabio Gamba, Chief Executive Officer, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) will each take to the stage during the two day event being held for the first time in the auspicious surrounding of Prague Castle.
Commenting on the attendance of these key figures, CEPA Chairman, Roger Whyte said “I am particularly delighted that, this year, delegates of CEPA EXPO will get to hear from the organisations that represent and develop business aviation and are instrumental in formulating policy and regulation across the globe. The importance of the Central and Eastern European region to the industry as a whole has been recognised. GAMA, NBAA, IBAC and EBAA all have an important role to play in supporting continuing growth here.” Mr Whyte added, “These distinguished gentleman have vast experience of involvement at every level and in every aspect of business aviation Their contribution to the event will be enormous”.
Prague Castle announced as venue for 2014 CEPA Expo
CEPA (Central European Private Aviation) has announced that the 2014 CEPA Expo, the annual forum that focuses specifically on issues of aviation operations, growth and business development in Central and Eastern Europe, will be held for the first time at the prestigious and dramatic Prague Castle.
The convention, which will take place from 19th – 20th November, 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. Prague Castle is one of the most historical and famous locations in the city and will provide a new and impressive backdrop for the conference which has firmly established itself as an important part of the industry calendar.
CEPA Chairman, Roger Whyte commented “CEPA Expo is a unique convention and we wanted a location that reflected how important the conference has become. The Expo is well known for its excellent networking environment, dynamic use of technology and for holding entertaining social events. The use of Prague Castle for the two day convention will further enhance the conference experience for the delegates and partners.” Mr Whyte added “The 2013 Expo saw a record number of people attending the convention and we are expecting that number to be exceeded again this year. Prague Castle will be a fitting venue for the biggest CEPA Expo yet”.
The objective of the 2014 conference is to concentrate on promoting the safe and economic growth of aviation in the CEPA region, for business aviation operators, scheduled carriers, suppliers and service providers. Leading experts will share their knowledge and experience on topics including safety management systems; cockpit resource management; operating cost control; maintenance planning and budgeting; aviation fuel purchasing; electronic cockpit devices; future compliance requirements for aircraft and operations; fleet upgrading; infrastructure expansion; regulatory and legal developments and financing.
CEPA names Roger Whyte as chairman for 2014
The Central European Private Aviation (CEPA) organisation names Roger Whyte as its 2014 chairman.
CEPA, the non-profit organisation created to support the development of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe, has named Roger Whyte as its chairman for 2014.
“I have been following the progress of CEPA since its inception and having attended the CEPA Expo, I am impressed with what has been achieved so far,” said Whyte. “The support CEPA provides to businesses in the Central and Eastern European regions compliments the activity of organisations such as EBAA by providing a very specific focus. I am looking forward to working with the CEPA team to help take the organisation and the Expo to the next stage of its development.”
CEPA is holding its 2014 Expo from 19-20 November 2014 and has recruited Roger Whyte to take over from the outgoing chairman, Philippe Lienard.
Dagmar Grossmann, founder and CEO, said: “We are delighted that Roger has agreed to take the CEPA chairmanship in what I think will be a very exciting time in the growth of the organisation and in a year that follows the most successful CEPA Expo yet.”
She added: “I want to thank Philippe Lienard of Aelis Group for his support and hard work in helping to make 2013 such a good year. There are many exciting developments to work on in 2014 and Roger has the experience and skills to help us immensely.”
Whyte started his aviation career in the 1970s and worked for Cessna as senior vice president of sales and marketing until he retired in 2010.