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The region takes off

CEE Aviation Conference

2015

3-4 SEPTEMBER 2015

Venue: Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection Hungary


Focus:
The annual CEE aviation conference will cover the latest industry news and updates, current technologies, future
trends of the aviation sector, as well as analyze airline and airport business development strategies in the CEE
region, all while providing business networking opportunities for guests, sponsors, speakers and the media.

Opening Keynote:

Mr. Steven F. Udvar-Hzy


Founder of ILFC, Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation

Key Speakers:
Mr. Kenny Jacobs Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair
Ms. Heike Birlenbach Vice President Sales and Services Europe, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Mr. Daniel de Carvalho Corporate Communications Manager, WizzAir
Mr. Simon McNamara Director General of European Regions Airline Association

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Day 1 Thursday September 3, 2015

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00

Opening remarks from Laszlo Tamas, Founder of CEE AVIATION Conference Ltd.

9:15

Opening keynote presentation: Aviation Industryglobal outlook for 2015-2020


Keynote speaker: Mr. Steven F. Udvar-Hzy, Founder of ILFC, Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation

10:30-10:50

COFFEE BREAK / NETWORKING

10:50-12:15

AIRLINE SESSION: Market challenges in the CEE region - Roundtable discussion


Growth potential in the CEE region
How much sense does fuel hedging make?
Airline consolidation and aquisitions ie. Alliances, MEBs robust growth
Joint Approach to Gulf Carriers
Effects of the Ukrainian crisis
New cost-saving initiatives
Repositioning the airline models (premium low cost vs affordable premium carriers)
Chances for new Start Up carriers: Is there a market niche at all?
Discussion facilitated by
Mr. Daniel DeCarvalho, Corporate Communication manager of Wizzair,
Ms. Heike Birlenbach, Vice President Sales and Services Europe of Deutsche Lufthansa AG,
Ms. Anca Apahidean, Area Manager Eastern Europe of IATA

12:15-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-15:00

AIRPORT SESSION: HUB/Regional Airport challenges in the CEE regionRoundtable discussion


Do the locations of large multinational companies determine the location of the largest CEE hubs?
Long haul opportunities for the CEE region
Best route development practices for growth delivery
Regional Airports as the catalyst in the regional growth
Streamlining ATC in the CEE region and in the EU
Discussion facilitated by
Mr. Gediminas Almantas , CEO of Lithuanian Airports,
Mr. Andris Liepins, CEO of Riga Airport & Mr. Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport (to be confirmed)

15:00-15:30

How good would it be for Russias air transport if everything was normal?
Presented by Mr. Paul Hogan, Publisher of ANNA AERO

15:30-16:15

Revised EU state aid guidelines recognize role of aviation in regional development


State aid control 2.0
Better targeted investment aid
More flexibility for airports located in remote and peripheral regions
Benefits for tax payers
Presented by Mr. Simon McNamara, Director General at European Regions Airline Association

16:15-16:30

COFFEE BREAK / NETWORKING

16:30-17:30

Speed DatingAirline meets Airports, Tourist Boards and Partners

19:00

Hungarian Wine TastingBest of Hungary

20:00

Evening reception

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Day 2 Friday, September 4, 2015

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00-09:45

CEE stats & updateImpact of air traffic on tourism and investments


Propensity to fly in the CEE region
Air traffic growth drives housing market and investments
Importance of regional airports in catalyst role for economical growth
Presented by Mr. Andrs Hajdu, Founding Partner at WeLoW Aviation Consulting Ltd.

09:45

ANCILLARY BATTLE AIRLINES vs. AIRPORTS


Best Ancillary revenues
Lessons in merchandising
How to manage a Win-Win solution
Presented by Mr. Tony Barker, CEO of PAXPORT

10:45

Case study: Best in class partnerships in CEEjoint approachjoint success


Presented by Mr. Gregory Pomerantsev, Chairman of the Board, MEET RIGA / Riga Tourism
Developmentent Bureau

11:15

COFFEE BREAK/NETWORKING

11:30

Charter session: Is there a future for charter flights in the CEE region?
Tour operators & charters are hand in hand
Full charters vs. hard block seats and semi-charter operations by LCC
Destination selection is a key
Benefits for travellers
Demand for ad hoc services
Presented by Mr. Andrzej P. Kobielski, CCO of Enter Air

12:15

GDS cooperation with traditional and LCC carriers in CEE: why have LCCs joined?
Opening for new customer groups
Using TMCs to compete for corporate business
Partnership with travel agents
Presented by Mr. David Gomes, Commercial Director of TRAVELPORT

13:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00-15:00

Current Issues and Challenges in the CEE Aviation market


CEE Aviation Outlook 2015-2020
Marketshare trends EU and CEE
Digitalisation of the Industry
Greatest Challenges in CEE
Presented by Mr. Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer of RYANAIR

15:00-15:20

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

15:20

GOOGLEDigital Trends for the Aviation Industry


Outlookis it sci-fi or is it our present?
Travellers journey
CPA advertising modell
Future of bookingsDIY approach
Presented by Ms. Henrietta Boncsr, Industry HEAD of GOOGLE

16:30

Closing Remarks of the Conference

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