9th Annual Global Pilots’ Symposium
The ninth edition of this highly-anticipated symposium will be held on 25 April 2019 at the Maritim proArte Hotel (Friedrichstrasse 151, 10117 Berlin,Germany).
9:00 - 9:15 Opening of GPS2019
Capt. Ron Abel
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote Speaker
CEO International Airlines Group
9:45 - 10:45 TNA Pilots Groups
Trans National Airlines continue to present several challenges for pilot groups around the globe: from mergers and airline acquisitions to Joint Ventures and cross-border ownership and control.
Panelists will focus on updating established national union structures and preventing the pitting of one pilot group against another.
This panel will also provide tools for, and stress the importance of, effective transnational representation in the face of these everchanging and intricate corporate structures.
Capt. Martin Stork
President Norwegian Pilot Group (NPG)
Capt. Yngve Carlsen
Capt. Enda Ryan
President of Ryanair Transnational Pilot Group
Capt. Patrick Barbary
Chairman easyJet Pilot Group
11:15 - 11:45 Pilot Unity in an Era of Trans-national Airlines
Professor Peter Turnbull
University of Bristol
13:15 - 14:15 Leadership
In this segment, panelists will concentrate on their expertise in leading pilot groups and the challenges they experienced in day to day decision making.
The panel will analyze the required leadership skills for current and future union representatives.
Capt. John Sluys
Capt. Evan Cullen
14:45 - 15:45 Pilot Unity
Today’s piloting profession faces, more than ever before, the complexities of liberalization and the associated risks of having a growing number of isolated pilot groups.
This panel will share with the audience their experience on how to encourage and strengthen pilot groups through more trusted and recognized leaders.
Capt. Luigie Martinez
Capt. Daniel Bianco
IFALPA Regional Vice-President SAM/South
15:45 - 16:15 Great Leadership: Staying in Control
Chairman OR group