2nd Caribbean Aviation Meet June 13-15, 2017


SIMPSON BAY – The 2nd annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup will be held June 13-15, 2017 on St. Maarten, and is hosted by St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA). The conference venue is Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.

The Caribbean Aviation Meetup is a results-oriented platform for communication between the various stakeholders in the aviation, tourism and investment industries.

Airlift is vital to tourism and tourism is vital to the economies in the entire Caribbean region. The Caribbean is one of the most complicated regions worldwide as for air transportation.

Some 20 speakers are committed; 9 speakers have acknowledged, but cannot fully commit yet (often major international institutions or multinational companies cannot fully commit before January or February 2017). Presentations/speakers will come from 14 countries/territories: Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Barths, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Canada, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Russia (When going by nationality, one would have to add Costa Rica, Venezuela, South Korea, and Austria).

Current speaker up-dated profiles can be viewed at: www.caribavia.com/speakers.htm

Speaker categories by title:


President of World & Tourism Council

Minister of Tourism and Urban Development

Director General at Ministry of Tourism

President of regional Hotel and Tourism Association (also sustainable tourism executive)

President of national Hotel and Tourism Association (also sustainable tourism executive)

Director of Market Management Caribbean (on-line hotel booking)


Airlines (scheduled commercial)

Chairman of the Board

3 CEOs

Private/Business Aviation

CEO International Charter Broker

VP Latin America & Caribbean flight planning

VP Asian Business Aviation Association also FBO development expert

Executive Director Russian Business Aviation Association

Chief Operations Officer

Civil Aviation Authorities

Director General

Director for International Affairs


Director of Planning and Development of Airport Authority (of 13 airports)

Senior Route Development Manager (of 7 airports)

Technical Director of Airport Authority (of 13 airports)

Senior Consultant FBO development, ramp safety, safety management auditor

Senior Consultant safety management systems for airports, airlines, air traffic control


CEO Multi-National Aircraft Maintenance

Caribbean Area Manager International Air Transport Association

Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund

President International Air Rally Organization


Presentations and topics by tags:

Tourism development

Tourism product development

Luxury tourism

Inter-island tourism

On-line hotel booking

Tourism market development

Tourism/visitors/passenger expectations and demands

Airlift and tourism statistics

Tourism airlift

Airlift route development

Flight planning

Passenger and tourist taxation

Seaplanes/amphibious aircraft potential

Airline development and operation

Private aviation development

FBO development

FBO auditing and training

Airport planning/development

Airport infrastructure architecture/construction

Airport and ramp safety

Emergency and disaster planning

Air traffic control

Airspace utilization

Aircraft maintenance

International aviation event organization

International aviation and travel journalism

Communicating with international media audiences

Market intelligence

Currently committed/accredited are 8 international independent aviation/travel journalists who can contribute to 56 international media outlets that they have a working relationship with, and depending on newsworthiness, specific discussed subjects of interest, or persons of interest to be interviewed.

Some journalists may have the opportunity to visit and report on neighboring islands.

Program elements that are related to PJIA (e.g. ATC tower presentation) and local social events will be planned starting in the beginning of the year.

Your Support is most appreciated!
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Source: 721 News 2nd Caribbean Aviation Meet June 13-15, 2017