About the forum

At the Riga Aviation Forum we expect more than 200 participants from all over Europe. Most of our guests are CEOs, executives and experts from airline, airport and aviation consulting business. Selected speakers for the Forum will provide the audience with the latest analysis of airline and airport developments and will discuss the new technologies that without doubts will affect strategic decisions of the aviation business in the coming years.

In this forum we will talk about:
  • Development of aviation infrastructure in the EU
  • New technologies in aviation
  • Aviation employment and education
  • Drones in civil aviation

Participation at the Riga Aviation Forum is FREE OF CHARGE
Registration: HERE

VENUE: Latvia, Jurmala, Semarah Hotel Lielupe, (Bulduri prospect 64/68)


 

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Agenda

9.00 – 9.20 Registration

Keynote Addresses

9.20 – 9.30 Welcoming by ULDIS AUGULIS, Minister for Transport of Latvia

9.30 – 10.00 ACI Europe: The World of Regional Airports – Main Challenges, Importance and Benefits 

MORGAN FOULKES, Deputy Director- General, ACI Europe


DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE EU

10.00 – 10.20 The aviation trends at the European market

NICOLAS BOUTIN, Partner and Managing Director at BCG, Global Leader of the Travel & Tourism Practice

10.20 – 10.40 Art of the Airport Tower – Synergy of Design and Technologies

DAVIDS TAURIŅŠ, Chairman of the Board, LGS

10.40 – 11.00 Management of the regional airport under new certification procedures

GATIS GINTERS, Route Development Director, Liepaja Airport

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

 


NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN AVIATION

11.30 – 11.50 Rusline: (TBC)

(TBC) Representative of Rusline

11.50 – 12.10 Airbaltic: Business Case of One Year Operations of CS300

PAULS CĀLĪTIS, Senior VP Flight Operations, AirBaltic

12.10 – 12.30 EU – China perspectives via prism of long haul low cost route development

JOHN GRANT, Partner at MIDAS Aviation

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch


AVIATION EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION

14.00 – 14.20 Employment Strategies to Address Current and Prepare for the Upcoming Challenges

SAM SPRULES, Director of AeroProfessional Limited

14.20 – 14.40 How to response to Future Demand for Aviation Professionals?

JURIS KANELS, Rector of Institute of Transport and Telecommunication

14.40 – 15.00 Research of the Aviation Association of Latvia: Role of Aviation in Latvia

ARTŪRS KOKARS, Board Member of Latvian Aviation Association


DRONES IN CIVIL AVIATION

15.00 – 15.20 U-Space development/potential drone integration

MĀRA DAME, Regulatory Affairs expert of Civil Aviation Authority, Latvia

15.20 – 15.40 Passenger Transportation with the Drones

(TBC)

15.40 – 18.00 Coffee and networking


18.00 – 20.00 Evening Reception

 

REGISTRATIONhttps://www.raf2018.lv/

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Venue

Adrese Bulduru prospekts 64/68, Jūrmala, Latvija