Dagmar Grossmann and Roger Whyte

Dagmar Grossmann and Roger Whyte

The focus of this year’s event is ‘catalysing growth of business aviation in Central and Eastern Europe’, and a portfolio of high-profile speakers will give their expert opinions on the many aspects of the industry and the region. With the now improving situation in Ukraine, the market in Russia and the East is poised to bounce back, in line with the growing industry. This fact alone will ensure that CEPA Expo 2015 will offer new insights into future developments.


Sessions will cover region-specific topics, including state of the industry and forecast for the CEE, factors affecting demand, particularities and barriers in the region, special focus on former-Yugoslavia, as well as the Czech Republic and Prague airport. Participants will also dive into topical discussions industry-wide, ranging from capacity, to new technologies, to safety and standards, amongst others.


CEPA Expo Chairman Roger Whyte advises that “This year’s event will be bigger and better than previous years. The CEPA-EBAA partnership will offer a wider perspective, and greater number of innovations, and quality presentations for delegates. Joining together with EBAA is a great endorsement for CEPA Expo and the region.” He went on to say: “CEPA Expo has developed over the last five years to become the key forum for our region – Central and Eastern Europe. But the Expo offers something to the whole industry, beyond CEE.”


EBAA Chief Executive Officer, Fabio Gamba said: “October’s CEPA Expo and EBAA Regional Forum is definitely an event to highlight on the calendar this year. The speakers are top-notch, and the efforts of the new EBAA-CEPA collaboration have produced a two-day agenda brimming with thought-provoking topics centred on a region with huge growth potential. If the CEE region has baffled outsiders, a lot will be learned at this event; and for local operators, self-reflection is never without benefit.”

CEPA Expo & EBAA Regional Forum 2015 takes place on the 14th & 15th October at Prague Castle, which will provide an impressive backdrop for two days of panel discussions, networking and first class social events.