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08:00 - 09:15Airline and Airport CEO's Breakfast - by invitation only

The breakfast is the warm-up act to the Airline and Airport CEOs’ meeting. It is a chance for all those attending the meeting to start the day’s business dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. Members of the media are invited to join the breakfast to take advantage of the opportunity to interview the high-profile member CEOs in attendance and to arrange future interviews throughout the event.
Attendance: restricted to airline and airport CEOs, members of the elected ERA Board and the media.

Bay Foyer
09:15 - 11:45Airline and Airport CEO's Meeting - by invitation only

The Airline and Airport CEOs’ Meeting is unique. It brings together the heads of both our member airlines and airports in one forum to discuss the issues of the moment and to exchange thoughts and opinions on current and future industry focusses. The meeting includes presentations from senior industry executives and is moderated by ERA’s President, Andrew Kelly.
Attendance: restricted to airline and airport CEOs and members of the elected ERA Board

St. George's
12:00 - 13:45Welcome networking lunch

The ERA Regional Airline Conference officially starts at 12 noon with an opening welcome networking lunch. Taking place within the main convention area, and hosted by ERA member Magellan Aviation Group, this is an excellent opportunity and start to the event, to begin making your business contacts.

Bay & South Foyer
13:45 - 15:15Conference Session 1

Session chair: 
Andrew Kelly, President, ERA

The importance of connectivity, aviation and serving the regions
Dr Josianne Cutajar, MEP

The Greta effect: public perception and industry action
Tim Johnson, Director, Aviation Environment Federation

Additional speakers to be announced

Dragonara Point Ballroom
15:15 - 16:00Coffee break

A welcome coffee break will take place between the two main conference sessions of day 1, sponsored by ERA member Fokker Services.

Bay & South Foyer
16:00 - 17:30Conference Session 2

Our members' efforts to achieve their environmental targets, goals and expectations

Session chair:
Árni Gunnarsson, Managing Director, Air Iceland Connect

The perfect flight
Anna Soltorp, Head of Sustainability, Braathens Regional Airlines

Fly responsibly 
Warner Rootliep, Managing Director, KLM Cityhopper 

Electrification of aircraft
Julian Renz, Business Development Lead, ZeroAvia

Dragonara Point Ballroom
18:30 - 20:00Cocktail Reception

The evening’s social activity is a relaxing cocktail reception, located poolside at the hotel and sponsored by ERA member De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, for all delegates to attend after a busy day of networking and industry discussions.

Bay & South Foyer
09:00 - 10:30Conference Session 3

Our industry's efforts to achieve its environmental targets, goals and expectations

Session chair:
Patrick Edmond, Strategic Advisor, Shannon Group

Our industry’s efforts to achieve a sustainable future
Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice-President Europe, IATA

Airport targets and goals for an environmentally sustainable future
Marina Bylinsky, Head of Sustainability, ACI Europe (Airport Council International)

Multimodality - providing a more connected future
Julia Sattel, President, Airlines, Amadeus

Dragonara Point Ballroom
10:30 - 11:15Coffee break

A welcome coffee break will take place between the two main conference sessions of day 1, sponsored by ERA member Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Bay & South Foyer
11:15 - 12:30Conference Session 4

Inspirational speaker - Ben Saunders, world record-breaking polar explorer

"I am an explorer of limits - geographically, physically and mentally. It's about pure human endeavour, and the way in which I can inspire others to explore their own personal potential."

ERA is excited to announce that this year's inspirational speaker will be polar explorer Ben Saunders, whose incredible feats of endurance challenge conventional wisdom and prove what can be accomplished through ambition, passion, and a refusal to quit. Best known for leading one of the most ambitious polar expeditions in a century, he was the first to successfully complete an epic, 105-day, 1,800-mile return journey on foot to the South Pole - equivalent to running 69 marathons back-to-back. In 2017 he became the second person in history to reach both Poles solo and unassisted, after 52 days alone in Antartic conditions described as the worst in 25 years. 

Ben combines the allure and nostalgia of 20th century explorers with the ingenuity of today's modern adventurers. He will take us on a journey to the ends of the earth and back, and will showcase spectacular visuals as he touches on challenging the status quo, pushing past self-imposed limits, the disconnect between ideas and action, communicating with your team, and managing change.

Dragonara Point Ballroom
12:30 - 14:00Networking lunch

The ERA Regional Airline Conference concludes with a popular networking lunch. Taking place within the main convention area, and hosted by Malta International Airport, this is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your business contacts made during the event.

Bay & South Foyer