Aviation Forum

Air Transport Sustainability: Beyond the Buzzwords

31 August 2022 – Rodos, Greece

Just like globalization, the concept of sustainability is multifaceted and understood in different ways by different people. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved a major catalyst at various levels expediting previously observed trends and underlying business dynamics.  Climate change is now at the top of the policy agenda and aviation-related companies should find viable solutions to address environmental challenges.  At the same time, the financial loss incurred during the pandemic together with the recent rise in oil prices creates a toxic combination for air transport that demands innovative initiatives.  New technology can provide path-breaking answers to both environmental and economic problems.  Nonetheless, the societal pillar of sustainability should also be acknowledged; after all, air transport is above all a people’s industry.  This year’s Summer Aviation Forum will consider all these important issues and provide insights from air transport leaders around the world.

30 August – Grand Master’s Palace, Medieval city of Rhodes 

2100-2200 Classical Music Concert
Evgenia Votanopoulou (piano) & Nina Patrikidou (violin)

Organizers: South Aegean Region / Municipality of Rhodes / ΔΟΠΑΡ / Mozarteum Hellas

Under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Greece

With the support of Εφορεία Αρχαιοτήτων Δωδεκανήσου

31 August – Kallithea Springs 

1100-1105 Setting the scene

Professor Andreas Papatheodorou, Chairperson of the Forum & President, Hellenic Aviation Society

1105-1110 Welcome Addresses

Dr Kostas Iatrou, Director General, Hermes – Air Transport Organisation

1110-1120 Special Presentation 

Aegean University & Hermes – Air Transport Organisation 

1120-1140 Keynote Addresses

-Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, ACI World

-Mehmet Nane, Chair, IATA & Vice Chairperson & Managing Director, Pegasus Airlines

1140-1150 The OPS Award Ceremony 

ACI World

1150-1320 Leaders session

Moderator: Dr Michael Kerkloh, Board Member, Lufthansa

-Patricia N. Vercelli, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, A4A

-Antonis Cambourakis, Mayor of Rhodes

-Alexander Zinell, CEO, Fraport Greece

-Catalin Radu, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kazakhstan 

-Tassos Raftopoulos, CEO, Animawings & Director Alliances & Aeropolitical Affairs, Aegean Airlines

-Adam A. Triolo, VP, Commercial Business Development. REGENT

1320-1330 Call for action and conclusion

1330-1500 Cocktail reception

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