International conference on air transport opens in Cavtat

Photo info_avio_ministar_NSL.jpg
The Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Sinisa Hajdas Doncic, opened the 3rd international conference Aviation Business Arena 2014 in the southern coastal resort of Cavtat on Thursday, saying that Croatia wanted to consolidate its national air carrier Croatia Airlines and ensure its greater presence in the region.

The Croatian air industry employs over 5,000 people, and neighbouring countries that are not members of the European Union, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina, use the experience of Croatian air transport security agencies, the minister said.

Besides Minister Hajdas Doncic, the introductory speeches were held by  Jeffrey Goh, COO of Star Alliance, Dragan Bilac, director Croatian Air Traffic Control, Darko Prebezac, professor of management and marketing of air traffic management in tourism at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, Tomislav Gavazzi, founder and owner Infoarena Group and Assistant Minister of Maritime Affairs, transport and Infrastructure Dan Simonic.

The two-day conference, which involves aviation experts from Croatia and abroad, will focus on current challenges, such as the EU's aviation policy, strategic challenges for airports in central and southeastern Europe, and airline business models.

On the 3rd International Conference on Aviation Business Arena of 2014. also attended Omer Pita, director of the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Silvia Gehrer, Managing Director of the International Civil Aviation, Alessio Quaranta, Managing Director of the Italian civil aviation, and Catalin Radu, President of ECAC European Conference civil Aviation.