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Aviation Industry Review Convention

Vilnius to host major aviation industry event

“A year’s worth of business and networking opportunities in just 48 hours” is promised at the AIR Convention 2018.

On September 26-27, Vilnius will be the host of the 2018 Aviation Industry Review (AIR) Convention, one of the world’s biggest commercial aviation forums.

The two-day event, which promises “a year’s worth of business and networking opportunities in just 48 hours”, will welcome more than 1,000 aviation leaders from over 30 countries to examine and identify the latest aviation solutions while sharing industry insights and best practices.

Around half of the attendees are airline representatives such as chief executives, top-level management, chief pilots and HR reps. Other attendees include executives from aviation training schools, airports aircraft maintenance as well as aviation sector decision makers.

The event will include the Commercial Aviation Forum, covering industry trends, solutions and topics related to developing business, from new routes and new revenues to engaging new customers.

Additional discussion panels will cover the fields of HR & Training, Tech & Innovation and IT & Marketing.

Technology hub
Event organisers point out that the Lithuanian capital was an “obvious choice” to host the AIR Convention, as the city is quickly becoming a European technology hub and reflects the event’s core values, namely innovation, progressive thinking and new technology in aviation.

Also the city’s accessibility, both within Europe and for travellers coming from different corners of the world, made it a prime candidate to host the event.

The AIR Convention will be held in the conference centre of the newly expanded Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, located just across the River Neris from the Old Town. Participants will be invited to take part in a reception cocktail party, an awards gala dinner, networking breaks, leisure activities and tours around the city, with a range of other parties and more formal business meetings being organised.

Some of the biggest industry names will take part, including Airbus, Lufthansa, Etihad, Aeroflot, IndiGo, Delta Airlines and Bombardier, among others.

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