Leading Companies line up for CEPA Expo


CEPA to take part at EU Parliament

CEPA Expo 2011, the business aviation networking and
conference event for Central and Eastern Europe taking place on 1-2 December,
2011 at the Prague Congress Centre, appears to be a must attend event.  
The annual event has already attracted leading companies including OEMs Hawker
Beechcraft, Cessna and Bombardier. 

Highlights of this year’s CEPA Expo will be the manufacturers’ panel, a legal panel and an
afternoon session run by Alasdair Whyte, editor of Corporate Jet Investor which
will focus on air finance and aircraft availability in the region. A diverse
range of speakers from Western Europe will
cover a variety of topics demonstrating the interest CEPA has successfully
generated in the region’s business aviation market. Those speaking include
David Macdonald, director, Air Partner; Mark Bisset, partner, Clyde & Co.;
Alan Cunningham, partner DLA Piper; Mathew Day, director, Hayward
Aviation;  Brendan Lodge, business development director, JetBrokers
Europe;  Dr Daniel Luetolf, chief executive officer, Swiss Aviation Consultants;  
Eddy Pieniazek, global head of consultancy, Ascend; Werner Slavik, head of
aircraft finance, HYPO Luftfahrzeuge Leasing and Oliver Stone, managing director,
Colibri Aircraft  will join counterparts from Eastern Europe.

Reflecting the credibility of CEPA as a source of valuable commercial information
and recognising its ability to promote the region in
the area of business aviation, the association’s founder Dagmar Grossmann was
invited to join the Polish Government at a prestigious conference, held at the
European Parliament, entitled The Brand ‘Poland’ – The Improvement of Poland’s Image in the
World”. CEPA participated in the panel discussion titled “Innovative
Economy in Modern Europe”. The debate
focused on how economic innovations are seen by member countries
of the European Union as an opportunity to boost economic growth. “New
economies benefit from low labour costs and the countries are still in the
process of growing and can be flexible. Central
Europe has the greatest potential for growing and launching
new businesses,” said Dagmar Grossmann.