European aviation industry prepares to meet at the ERA General Assembly
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA*) is the voice of European aviation and represents the interests of 52 airlines, 22 airports and 120 aviation suppliers and manufacturers. Paula Bangle, General Manager Business Development, Membership and Communications at ERA, comments: "The ERA General Assembly provides a perfect platform for members to exchange information and learn about the latest issues and opportunities through different meetings and sessions. Connectivity is extremely important to Europe's economic wellbeing and social development and European aviation industry plays a vital part in this. With so many members from all over the world attending, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase the industry's contribution to the world."
Highlights of this year's ERA General Assembly include:
- A keynote address by Boet Kreiken, ERA President, discussing the state of the industry and ERA's work.
- A leadership panel discussion with insight and commentary from Joanna Kolatsis, Partner, Hill Dickinson, Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO, Atlantic Airways; Maria Della Posta, Senior Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Canada; Niki Karagkoule Karageorgou, CEO, Sky Express and Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe.
- Overview of European aviation by renowned industry commentator John Strickland.
The ERA General Assembly also hosts ERA's prestigious annual airline and airport awards which take place at the awards dinner on Wednesday 18 October and recognise excellence in the European aviation industry. More details about the event can be found at www.eraa.org/events/era-general-assembly-2017.