Regional cooperation and connectivity

8 & 9 September – Cluj, Romania

Regional development, trade and tourism are largely dependent on air transport accessibility. In the presence of severe discontinuity and isolation as a result of either physical (e.g. islands and other remoter regions) and/or political (e.g. border regions) geography, securing and improving air transport connectivity may prove important for economic prosperity and social welfare.  Nonetheless, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines and related supply chain partners suffered from unprecedented financial difficulties to the detriment of air connectivity too. Therefore, to overcome this adverse situation and build back an enhanced level of regional connectivity in the post-COVID 19 era, collaboration among all involved aviation stakeholders is of essence. The 2022 Regional Air Transport Conference will focus on this very issue highlighting how airlines, airports, ANSPs, ground handlers and other companies can step beyond their typical supply chain conflicts to jointly pursue sustainable cooperation practices that would bring great benefits not only for aviation businesses but also for the regions and their local societies.  Business leaders, regional/local government representatives and other eminent personalities will discuss best practices and the way forward.

Thursday 8 September 

Welcome dinner 

Friday 9 September 

Welcome Addresses

Dr Kostas Iatrou, CEO, ATN – Air Transport News

Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca (video)

Răzvan Ciortea, Cluj County Deputy Governor

Keynote Address

Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, A4E

 Cluj International Airport Presentation 

PhD. Eng. David Ciceo, CEO, Cluj International Airport

2022 Regional Air Transport Awards ceremony

Organisation Award – A4E

Corporate Award – iGA Istanbul Airport

Individual Award – Dr David Ciceo

Session 1

Moderator: Professor Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO, iGA Istanbul Airport

PhD. Eng. David Ciceo, CEO, Cluj International Airport

Cristian Paris, VP Balkans, Menzies Aviation

Coffee Break 

Session 2

Moderator: Professor Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society

Riccardo Lambiris, Chairman, Athens International Airport

George Lioumpis, General Manager, Sky Express

Dragos Trunaru, Airworthiness Director, CAA Romania

Conclusions

Farewell lunch

Classical Music Concert – “Gheorghe Dima” National Music Academy (1, Hermann Oberth street)

Evgenia Votanopoulou (piano) & Nina Patrikidou (violin)

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PREMIUM PARTNER

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OFFICIAL AIR CARRIER SPONSOR

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EVENT PARTNERS

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MOBILITY PARTNER

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MEDIA PARTNER

Welcome Addresses

Keynote Address

 Cluj International Airport Presentation 

2022 Regional Air Transport Awards ceremony

Session 1

Session 2 & Conclusions