EBAA and CEPA team-up for business aviation event
Two European business aviation bodies, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and Central European Private Aviation (CEPA), are collaborating on a new conference, focused on the development of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe, which will be known as CEPA Expo and EBAA Regional Forum.
Held in Prague every year since 2010, the CEPA Expo is dedicated to promoting business aviation in the Central and Eastern Europe region and building bridges between Eastern and Western Europe.
For the first time this year, the event will be co-organised by EBAA, in an attempt to grow profile of the region as a key area for business aviation development. Following on from last year’s event, it will again be held at Prague Castle from 14-15 October 2015.
Fabio Gamba, CEO of EBAA, said: “Because of historic and cultural reasons, amongst other things, getting EBAA’s work and visibility across in the CEE is more challenging than in other parts of Europe. This, along with the growing importance of the sector in the region, has prompted us to team up with companies that already have a strong presence locally, such as CEPA.
“We feel it is now time to roll up our sleeves and pull together our respective strengths to turn this highly successful event into a truly not-to-be-missed event for business aviation.”
Roger Whyte, chairman of CEPA, said: “This co-operation agreement between CEPA and EBAA provides the basis for increasing recognition and advocacy of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the last five years CEPA EXPO has become a vital forum for addressing the specific issues relating to business aviation in the region it represents.
“The new name – CEPA Expo and EBAA Regional Forum – emphasises the greater scope and enhanced content which is being planned. I could not be more excited about what this means for the future growth of our industry in the CEE.”
CEPA will also be running a workshop focused on business aviation opportunuties in Central and Eastern Europe at this year’s European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE 2015), being held in Geneva in May.