The UAF Organizing Committee reschedules the conference date due to security reasons.
Organizing Committee decided to reschedule event from 16-17 th of April to 4-5 th of June .
This decision is caused by the spread of coronavirus infection and safety issues concerning numerous participants and our foreign guests. The location is the same – the InterContinental Kyiv hotel. The epidemiological situation in the world and Ukraine today is a great challenge for society. Therefore, the Organizing Committee has taken a responsible approach to the risks that could threaten the health of many participants, taking into account WHO’s international recommendations.
We are responsible for the safety of our participants of the event and are forced to make such a
The Organizing Committee continues to work in an adjusted environment, preparing the main event of the year in aviation industry and business aviation.
“The airline industry. Challenges and Opportunities”
+300 aviation professionals
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Company: Aon’s Assessment Solutions
Title: Senior Consultant & Lic. Psychologist
About Aon’s Assessment Solutions:
Aon’s Assessment Solutions (former cut-e) is one of the largest providers globally of online assessment for selection and development, with 30 million online assessments per year. It has over 50 different online assessments in its portfolio, including an “Aviation Suite”, specifically created for assessing pilots. Aon’s Assessment Solutions has multiple clients in the Aviation Industry, including companies like EasyJet, Norwegian, Dubai Duty Free, Singapore Airlines, Ryanair, and L3 Harris Airline Academy.
About Lukas Levay
Lukas is a Licensed Psychologist based in Stockholm, Sweden, and part of Aon’s Aviation Team in the Nordics. He has experience of helping organizations assess for, not only Cadets for flight schools and Pilots for Airline Companies, but also for ground staff and cabin crew.
Recruitment with Online Assessment in the Aviation Industry
“How are organizations in the Aviation Industry recruiting their staff in other parts of the world? In this session, you will hear how Airline Organizations use online assessment to improve their recruitment processes. The session will, with the help of case studies, walk you through how online assessment, enhanced by cutting edge technology, helps companies to reach their KPI:s. Not only creating a more valid and accurate process, but also improving the candidate experience, and reducing the time to hire.”
intelligence provider serving airlines and industry suppliers from the
aircraft finance, MRO, IT and airport industries. Prior to joining ch-aviation
Simonas served as Marketing Department Director for Small Planet
Airlines, Chief Commercial Officer for Lithuanian start-up carrier Air
Lituanica and also Vilnius International Airport.
OSM Aviation. With an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, an Airline Transport Pilot license and
more than 40 years of People-passion, entrepreneurship and aviation experience, Espen has
brought forth infinite turnaround management, business development, and executive expe-
rience from major airlines and aviation training centers under his role as CEO. Other quali-
ty aspects include vast industry leadership in the introduction of innovative and disruptive
business models and technological developments to the commercial airline industry.
In less than six years, Espen has expanded OSM Aviation’s growth from 0 to 6000 employ-
ees, operating in over 19 countries worldwide. As part of this success, OSM Aviation has
been recognized as a leading aviation management company, specialized in the employment,
training and administration of air crew and technical personnel worldwide.
In 2019, he was awarded the prize “Entrepreneur of the Decade” by Seed Forum Global as
a recognition of his long experience, active involvement and effective entrepreneurship in
multiple start-ups, most prominently, in building up OSM Aviation as a fast-growing interna-
tional entrepreneurial success.
With a clear vision of being the world’s leading aviation management company and a firm
determination of actively and positively shaping the future of aviation under the sentiment
“It’s All About People”, OSM Aviation and its Academy are pioneering the way in the evolu-
tion of the training industry and the development, application and professionalization of the
commercial drone segment.
“Transforming pilot education for a sustainable and cost-efficient future”
Frode Granlund is the CEO and founder of Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) in Norway.
PFA was founded in 2007 and is one of Europe’s leading flight academies with 400 students from more than 15 countries.
PFA has ordered 10 electric aircraft and are planning to offer a Zero emission MPL pilot education program from 2021.
Granlund has a background as a commercial seaplane pilot and is also a collector and pilot of some warbirds.
Zero emission flight training leading to sustainable recruitment
Sustainability in aviation is a hot topic politically but is eminent important to attract the next generation of pilots.
“If the industry doesn’t implement new zero emission technology as soon as it is available, we will not be attractive to recruit the best suited candidates to our industry”.
After graduating from Venice classical lyceum and carrying out commercial law studies at the University of Bologna, he has worked in a number of countries for over a decade in the contracting and technical tendering management arena for large multinational companies, such as the Pilkington group, IMERYS and ABB.
In the Aviation Industry, Enzo has covered a moltitude of roles as Senior Executive for easyJet, Alitalia, Menzies Aviation, Aviapartner and private aviation companies in the Middle East, being responsible for contracts, procurement of airport services and addressing the economic regulation in both Airlines and Airports alike.
After working for Trieste Airport as Commercial Director for the Aviation and non Aviation Development, Enzo has opened an International Aviation consultancy company working for Airport, Airlines and Ground Handlers.
Prior to this, he was Commercial Director of East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports (also part of MAG), whilst additionally holding responsibility for all cargo activity across the MAG Group. Before entering the airport business, Julian was a senior executive on the airline side of the table, having held positions as Managing Director of three airlines; bmibaby, My TravelLite, and most recently Stobart Air. He also has international experience having been Head of Marketing and New Product development for IATA based out of their Montreal office, where he also worked on a variety of airline consultancy projects around the globe.
Prior to entering the airline industry Julian had 10 years of management experience within the entertainment industry, working with both Virgin and Blockbuster. He also had a period as Chief
Executive of Showcase Cinemas UK business in more recent years, during a sabbatical from the aviation business.
He holds an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport, and is also a qualified private pilot.
Pain Points of Aviation Insurance
The aviation industry is facing into challenging times which has proved problematic in
ensuring the security of managing risk with the right insurance. How can we identify
and overcome the key challenges to enable aviation to enable you to operate
successfully with confidence? Hear more around how you can overcome the
pressure points of the aviation insurance market to secure and grow your future
ACMI and crew recruitment in 2020.
MHC Ltd & Consello Aviation Insurance – Gudmundur Hafsteinsson
Mountain High Consultancy Ltd. together with its’ sister company Consello provide a comprehensive service for Human Resource and Insurance which is specialised for the for the aviation market.
Founded in 2002, MHC Ltd. is located in the U.K. and has developed a strong track
record of providing expert HR solutions. As Chairman of MHC Ltd. Gudmundur has extensive experience within the aviation industry. Consello Insurance provides an insurance consultancy service. Registered in Iceland and an approved by Financial Authorities as an insurance broker.
Gudmundur Hafsteinsson and holds a BA degree in Business Administration
Chairman is a certified Insurance Broker. Gudmundur is a former VP HR and Risk
Manager for Air Atlanta and Avion Group and is located in London.
Gudmundur has close to 40 years in the aviation industry in various management
positions Gudmundur has operated in the Insurance Industry since 1995 and is the
company Lloyds marked specialist. Gudmundur specialises in Aviation and
Aerospace, Marine, D&O, Liabilities.
1997 – 2010 Aviation college, several educations and working positions in general aviation industry
2010 – 2015 Project Manager at Flightdesign
2015 – 2019 COO Flightdesign
2019 – today CEO Flightdesign
Artūras Liudkevičius is the CEO of Aviatic MRO, a brand new aircraft maintenance centre which is currently under construction at Šiauliai International Airport in Lithuania.
Experience from numerous previous roles in the MRO business positions him well to lead Aviatic MRO in its ambitious mission to become the leading aircraft hub in the region. Colleagues say Artūras is an excellent leader, a visionary who always looks for non-standard solutions.
Commercial Aviation Practice Leader at PA Nyras
David Huttner was the founding Head of Commercial for Virgin Blue Australia where he managed the growth strategy domestically and throughout the South Pacific. As one of three founding members of the airline’s top leadership, he helped guide the company to become the most successful IPO in Virgin Group history.
His global career spans more than 20 years and covers all areas of the aviation industry from sales and distribution through to product delivery and airline restructuring. Following his decade with the Virgin Group, David was appointed to the board of Vueling at the time of its IPO, and he has since advised some of the world’s leading airlines, airport and industry partners.
David provides leadership on a range of projects for PA Nyras directly relating to strategy, commercial services. Areas of focus include low cost carrier strategies and competitive response, capacity management and slots, as well as airport and airline commercial advisory. He has manged a number of projects focused on slot and capacity maximisation across North America, Europe, the Gulf, Asia and Australia.
Title: Country Manager, DHL Express
Nationality: Ukrainian (born in Lviv)
“I am in the people business,” Sidoruk said. “Every day has to be the best day.”
Vadim Sidoruk brings with him 27 years of experience and achievement in the express andlogistics industry with DHL. As the Country Manager of DHL Express Ukraine – the world’sleading international express service provider, Vadim Sidoruk is responsible for the strategicdevelopment of all facets of the company’s business in Ukraine.
Vadim’s outstanding industry credentials and experience put him in an ideal position tolisten, understand and respond to the needs of our customers in Ukraine. Vadim sharesfundamental priorities of DHL – Speed, Reliability and Customer focus.
Vadim Sidoruk has a strong track record across different commercial functions in DHLExpress. In his most recent role as Commercial Manager of CIS and South Eastern Europe,Vadim oversaw the development and implementation of DHL’s commercial strategy.Vadim Sidoruk: “Our strength is the people who work for DHL.
I am very privileged to workwith teams of extremely experienced and dedicated professionals. My prime focus will be toensure that we are all synchronized in our aspiration to be the Provider of Choice for ourcustomers”.
Anton Fursov was born in Kyiv, got Master degree as engineer of “Radioelectronic systems and complexes” at National Aviation University.
Since 2007 worked in airlines and MRO in technical and spares supply departments. Got status as official distributor of aviation tyres Michelin for Ukrainian EASA Part-145 MRO and creation ERP system for procurement, repair, sale, planning for Yan Air and Dream Wind Airlines consider as a landmark events in his previous aviation background.
In 2020 create own IT company “Bridge Unite” for developing IT platforms in aviation industry.
|17.00||Registration & Check-In|
|17.00 – 17.15||Opening|
|17.15 – 17.25||Ministry of Infrastructure Ukraine, minister deputy|
|17.25 – 17.45||Welcome drink & Networking& Live music|
|17.45 – 17.55||Transport Committee of Ukraine Parliament , head|
|17.55 – 18.25||Welcome drink & Networking & Live music|
|18.25 – 18.35||Ukraine CAA, chairman|
|18.35 – 19.05||Welcome drink & Networking & Live music|
|19.05 – 19.15||Routes, regional manager|
|19.15 – 21.30||Welcome drink & Networking & Live music and gifts|
|8.30||Registration & Check-In|
|9.30 – 9.45||Opening|
|9.45 – 10.25||Discussion panel. Ukraine International Airlines, International Boryspil Airport, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ecovis Bondar& Bondar: “Ukraine Aviation Development Drivers”|
|10.25 – 10.45||Vadim Sidoruk
CEO, DHL, Ukraine
|“DHL Transit Hubs. Borsypil Airport Transit Potential for Central Asia and Caucasus”|
|10.45 – 11.05||Alex Onatsky
Head IATA representative for Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia
|11.05 – 11.25||Simonas Bartkus
Ch-aviation GmbH, Germany
|Low-cost airlines invasion to Eastern Europe: what are the scenarios? experience of EU countries from the Eastern block to tackle the new reality|
|11.25 – 11.45||Adrian Hamilton-Manns
VP Group Strategic Development, Air Astana, Kazakhstan
|Technology Trends and Evolution; How they can be applied in emerging markets|
|11.45 – 12.10||Coffee Break & Networking|
|12.10 – 12.30||David Huttner
Senior Commercial Aviation Expert, PA Consulting
|“LCC strategy and competitive response”|
|Human Resources and Training|
|12.30 – 12.50||Espen Høiby
Former airline captain for SAS and the founder and CEO of
|Talent Shortage and its Impact on the Aviation Industry|
|12.50 – 13.10||Lukas Levay
Senior Consultant & Lic. Psychologist, CutE, Sweden
|Recruitment with Online Assessment in the Aviation Industry|
|13.10 – 13.30||Melina Rauch
Aviation Psychologist, certified by the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP),CEO MOLLYMAWK psychometrics, Germany
|Naturally Dealing with the Selection of Cockpit Crew|
|13.30 – 13.50||Frode Granlund
CEO, Pilot Flight Academy, Norway
|Zero emission flight training leading to sustainable recruitment|
|13.50 – 14.50||Lunch break|
|14.50 – 15.10||Stein H. Mjaatveit
Director of Marketing, OSM Aviation Academy
|Shaping the Future of Aviation by Doing Less|
|15.10 – 15.30||Artūras Liudkevičius
CEO, Aviatic MRO, Lithuania
|MRO Demand in the Northern Europe|
|15.30 – 15.50||Daniel Günther
Managing Director, Flight Design general aviation GmbH
|Electric flight – the near future?|
|15.50 – 16.10||Anton Fursov
CEO, Bridge Unite LTD, Ukraine
|Airlines, MRO and Parts Suppliers: saving time, money and efforts by One-Stop-Platfrom|
|16.10 – 16.35||Coffee Break & Networking|
|Financial and Insurance|
|16.35 – 16.55||Gudmundur Hafsteinsson
CEO, Mountain High, UK
|Pain Points of Aviation Insurance. ACMI and crew recruitment in 2020|
|16.55 – 17.15||Enzo Zangrilli
Owner, 1Aviation, Italy
|Airport Charges and Airport Propositions Differentiation to Accommodate Different Airlines Business Models|
|17.15 – 17.35||Julian Carr
Director Aviation, Manchester Airport, UK
|Manchester Airport – developing a global network for the North of the UK|
|18.00 – 20.00||Networking|
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