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Program schedule format 2018

The finalized program schedule will be published shortly.
The agenda format and time slots may be subject to change, additions or corrections.


Monday, June 11, 2018


Pre-conference events, meetings or visits


14:00 - 19:00
Registration

to be determined

17:00 - 19:00

Welcome Reception.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018
08:00 - 12:30
Registration

Prince of Wales room

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Caribbean Aviation Meetup
Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, Conference Chairman



09:10 - 09:30

Welcome Address
Honorable Dionisio D'Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas


09:30 - 10:10

plenary session
Lyndon Gardiner, Founder/Chairman of interCaribbean Airways and Interisland Aviation Services Group, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos



10:10 - 10:50

plenary session
awaiting speaker confirmation



10:50 - 11:20

Networking Break


Prince of Wales room

11:20 - 12:00

Leadership in Aviation and Crisis Management
Rob Ceravolo, CEO, Tropic Ocean Airways, Ft.Lauderdale, FL, USA



Restaurant

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break


Prince of Wales Room

13:30 - 14:15

plenary session
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Principal Partner, Bedford Baker Group, Nassau, Bahamas


14:15 - 15:00

plenary session
Tracy Cooper, Managing Director, BahamsAir Holdings; Vice President ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association), Nassau, Bahamas




15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break


Prince of Wales Room

15:30 - 16:15

Plenary Session
William S. Solano, VP Sales & Director Business Development, Embraer Defense and Security, Ft.Lauderdale, FL, USA



16:15 - 17:00

International Media Panel Discussion; what we may learn from what journalists know, have heard, or have seen elsewhere
Seth Miller, New York, NY, USA (moderator)independent; Kathryn Creedy, independent Melbourne, FL, USA; Sarah Peter, Reuters, New York, NY, USA / St.Lucia; Chad Trautvetter, Aviation International News Venice, FL, USA; Ghim-Lay Yeo, FlightGlobal, Washington, DC, USA



International Media Panel Discussion
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The members of the International Media Panel Discussion will share some of the information that you may not get to read in the magazines. Media coverage and journalism are not synonymous. They receive information from numerous sources. They are also monitoring situations and trends. Reputable professional journalists need to check facts and making sure the issue is covered accurately, especially considering how many press releases provide "information" that is biased, yet, masked as "facts". These journalists hold a balance from old-fashioned "shoe-
leather" reporting to the human touch and gaining trust from the people they interview, to substantive news coverage that is accurate, and to light-hearted "snacking" content that flies around the internet and social media. How much do international media professionals know, that we don't know? What can we find out and learn from what them?




location to be determined
19:00 - ...
Evening of the Awards Dinner


Dinner presentations:

NBAA - National Business Aviation Association
Steven Brown, Chief Operations Officer, NBAA, Washington, DC, USA

Sapphire Pegasus Awards ceremony
Antonia Lukacinova, CEO - Founder, Sapphire Pegasus Awards, Prague, Czech Republic
Seth Miller, Journalist Principal, Wandering Aremean, New York, NY, US


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Sapphire Pegasus Awards

The Sapphire Pegasus is a trophy to honor outstanding performers in the Business Aviation sector. In Europe, the award recognition is celebrated during EBACE in Geneva. The award is endorsed by the EBAA, AFBAA, CEPA, WCA and BACA professional business aviation organizations.

This year the Sapphire Pegasus will be presented for the 2nd time in the Western Hemisphere. During the Dinner, eight outstanding performers will be honored with the 'Sapphire Pegasus Award for Business Aviation'.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:00 - 09:45

session
Joy Jibrilu, Chairlady of the Board of the Caribbean Tourism Council (CTO) and Director General of Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas



session
William R. Bohlke, CEO, Bohlke International Airways, St.Croix, US Virgin Islands


Aircraft Investment and Leasing
Stuart Klaskin, CEO & Principal, Jetstream Aviation Capital, Miami, FL, USA


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:45 - 10:30

session
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister Of Tourism of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica



Medical Evacuations
Dr. Brendan Anzalone, Chief Medical Officer, AeroMD, St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands



Seaplane Operations
Rob Ceravolo, CEO, Tropic Ocean Airways, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA




10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

11:00 - 12:00

session
Regina LaBega, Senior Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Tourism and Transportation, St.Maarten



Jetbook
Antonia Lukacinova, CEO, Media Tribune, Prague, Czech Republic



session
Kelly Spaulding, Regional Sales Director - Propeller, Cessna Aircraft Company, Textron Aviation, Whichita, KS, USA



Restaurant

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

13:30 - 14:15

Passenger and Tourism Taxation
Nickolas Wangler, President, Forecast-Inc, Denver, CO, USA



Aviation Insurance
Robert Peres, Managing Director, Southeast Insurance Group, Miami, FL, USA


session
Roger Marszalek, Marketing Manager, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Dallas, TX, USA



14:15 - 15:00

session
Quimby Melton, CMO/CFO, LeadOn, Huntington Beach, CA, USA



Drone Technology Development
Ir. Damien Richardson, St.Maarten


session
Hector Montanez, Commercial Vice President, Seaborne Airlines, San Juan, Puerto Rico



15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

15:30 - 16:15

session
Anthony Hunt, Chair of the Belize Tourism Board's Airline Development Team; Diector of Marketing & Route Planning, Trpic Air , Belize



session
Charlotte Pederson, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, Luxemburg



session
Michael Gibson, Sales Executive, Banyan Air, Fort Lauderdale,FL, US



16:15 - 17:00

session
tbd/awaiting confirmation



session
Barry Parsons, Senior Vice President, CHC Helicopters, Houston, TX, USA



session
Don Ramirez, Director of Safety, XOJET, Palm Beach, FL, USA





Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Static Aircraft Display
Thursday is the day that a group of attendees will visit the static aircraft display on the FBO premises of the Odyssey Aviation at Nassau's International Airport. Other sessions will continue in the Atlantis conference Center


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:00 - 09:45

session
tbd/awaiting confirmation



session
Luc Allary, Direcotr Business Development Caribbean and Central America, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, ON, Canada



session
Don Ramdass, Associate, Passero Associates,Jacksonville, FL, USA


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:45 - 10:30

session
tbd/awaiting confirmation



Caribbean Development
Thomas Chollet, president/ Managing Partner, UNITE Caribbean, Guadeloupe


Airport Development
Maurice Best, Senior Associate Transport & Airports, Stantaec, Ottawa, ON, Canada




10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

11:00 - 12:00

session
tbd/awaiting confirmation



session
Didier Veyrier, DSNA-Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne, Guadeloupe/Paris, France



session
Allister Wilmott, President, ARC Aviation Renewables, Vancouver, Canada



Restaurant

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

13:30 - 15:00

Women In Corporate Aviation
Elisabeth Clark, Director at Women in Corporate Aviation, (Prof: FedEx Corporate Pilot ATPMemphis, TN, USA; and
Karin Muller, International Director at Women in Corporate Aviation (Prof: Regional Director Business Development EU, Sterling Golal Aviation Logistics),London, UK



session
tbd/awaiting confirmation



session
Pietrick Voyer, Deputy Project Manager, Aeroports de Paris Ingenerie, Paris, France



15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

Flamingo Cay Room

15:30 - 17:00

Debriefing; open discussion, what did you learn, what should we consider for the next Caribbean Aviation Meetup in 2019!

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, Conference Chair plus guest debriefers



to be determined

17:00 - 18:00

MEETUP FARETHEEWELL Reception



Friday, June 15, 2018


Post conference events, meetings or visits




(the agenda format and time slots may be subject to change, additions or corrections)





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