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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 - 09:30

Opening Caribbean Aviation Meetup
Honorable Dionisio D'Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas profile


09:30 - 10:10

"Goal Achievement Requires Unwavering Determination and Dedication"
Lyndon Gardiner, Founder/Chairman of interCaribbean Airways and Interisland Aviation Services Group, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos profile



10:10 - 10:50

"Competitiveness through Improved Air Connectivity"
Jared Harckham, Vice President ICF Aviation Consulting, New York, NY, USA profile



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 profile



Restaurant

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break


Prince of Wales Room

13:30 - 14:15

"Success of Tourism Development in Jamaica"
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister Of Tourism of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica profile



14:15 - 15:00

"Airlift; The Caribbean's Interstate Highway System"
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Principal Partner, Bedford Baker Group, Nassau, Bahamas profile



15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break


Prince of Wales Room

15:30 - 16:15

"Can Caribbean Carriers Stop Losing Ground?"
Brian McGoldrick, Manager at ICF Aviation Consulting, New York, NYprofile



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?




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19:00 - ...
Evening of the Awards Dinner


Dinner presentations:

NBAA - National Business Aviation Association
Doug Carr, Vice President for International and Regulatory Affairs, NBAA, Washington, DC, USA profile

Sapphire Pegasus Awards ceremony
Antonia Lukacinova, CEO - Founder, Sapphire Pegasus Awards, Prague, Czech Republic profile
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

"Tourism Developments in the Caribbean"
Joy Jibrilu, Chairman of the Board of the Caribbean Tourism Council (CTO) and Director General of Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas profile



'Jetbook"
Antonia Lukacinova, CEO, Media Tribune, Prague, Czech Republic profile


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


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:45 - 10:30

Session
Tracy Cooper, Managing Director of BahamasAir Holding and Vice President of ALTA (Latin America & Caribbean Airline Association).profile



"The Perfect Storms: Lessons learned during the Aviation Disaster Response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria."
Dr. Brendan Anzalone, Chief Medical Officer, AeroMD, St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands profile and William R. Bohlke, CEO, Bohlke International Airways, St.Croix, US Virgin Islands profile



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


10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

11:00 - 12:00

"Sustainable Tourism and Airport Development are the two Sides of the Same Coin"
Regina LaBega, Senior Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Tourism and Transportation, St.Maarten profile



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Jose Maldonado, President Jet Aviation FBO, San Juan, Puerto Rico



"Development of Seaplane Operations"
Rob Ceravolo, CEO, Tropic Ocean Airways, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA profile



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 profile



"Airline and Aircraft Insurance"
Robert Peres, Managing Director, Southeast Insurance Group, Miami, FL, USA profile


"How to finance a new fleet of a regional airline"
Roger Marszalek, Marketing Manager, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Dallas, TX, USA profile



14:15 - 15:00

"Nevis island case study on making better decisions about marketing spending, maximizing return of investment, and growing efficiently"
Quimby Melton, CMO/CFO, LeadOn, Huntington Beach, CA, USA profile



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William Solano, Vice President Sales and Director of Business Development of the Defense and Security division of Embrear, Ft.Lauderdale, FL, USA profile


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



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, Tropic Air, Belize profile



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Charlotte Pederson, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, Luxemburg profile



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



16:15 - 17:00

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



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





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

"Drone Technology Development and the Potential Use in the Caribbean"
Ir. Damien Richardson, St.Maarten profile



"Canadian government to government project contracting models"
Luc Allary, Director Business Development Caribbean and Central America, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, ON, Canada profile



"Improving Airport Facilities in the Caribbean"
Don Ramdass, Associate, Passero Associates,Jacksonville, FL, USA profile


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

09:45 - 10:30

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






"Airport Capacity Building; Infrastructure, Growth, and Development"
Maurice Best, Senior Associate Transport & Airports, Ottawa, Canada profile and Warren Thompson, Principal Project Delivery, Winnepeg, Canada,profile, STANTEC, Ottawa, Canada




10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

11:00 - 12:00

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Karin Muller, International Director at Women in Corporate Aviation (Prof: Regional Director Business Development EU, Sterling Golal Aviation Logistics),London, UKprofile







"Solar-Power and LED Aviation Lighting"
Allister Wilmott, President, ARC Aviation Renewables, Vancouver, Canada profile



Restaurant

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch


Flamingo Cay Room Arawak Cay Room Mangrove Cay Room

13:30 - 15:00

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Elisabeth Clark, Director at Women in Corporate Aviation, (Prof: FedEx Corporate Pilot ATPMemphis, TN, USA profile







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



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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