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Aviation experts are rare, and rarely they come out in public. We bring a wide range of aviation experts as speakers to make the world aware of possibilities and opportunities available across the world.

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Aishath Nahula
Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation - Transport and Civil Aviation Maldives
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H.E José Ricardo Botelho
Director / President - National Civil Aviation Agency Brazil
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H.E. Garry Albert
CEO - Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
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H.E. Ian Borg
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects - Malta
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Alessandro Cardi
Deputy Director General - ENAC, Italy - ENAC, Italy
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H.E. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bowardi
Ministry of State for Defense - Minister of Defense
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Marcelo Sampaio
Deputy Minister - Ministry of Infrastructure – MINFRA Brazil
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Rodrigo Cruz
Deputy Executive Secretary - Ministry of Infrastructure - Brazil
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H.E. Dr Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada
Head of ACAA - Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority
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Gavin Eccles

Managing Partner- GE Consulting - Aviation & Tourism

Working more than More 25 years in Aviation, Airports and Tourism Development…
 
Gavin has worked across the world to make the link between Aviation and Tourism development, and, has been associated with airlines, hotels, airports and tour operators.  Previous roles have included development in British Airways, as well as consultancy projects for United Airlines, American Airlines, Qantas, as well as supporting the development of low-cost carriers to tourist destinations.
 
Most recently Gavin just completed a 3-year mandate as Chief Commercial Officer of SATA Azores Airlines; managing the airlines network, revenue, sales, marketing and product/brand development departmentsFocus was to bring new thinking to the airline, particularly with managing the integration of the new fleet - moving to a single-aisle strategy for transatlantic opportunities.
 
Prior to being CCO, Gavin spent 5 years travelling the world as the Board Advisor to Turismo de Portugal (Visit Portugal); the role was to develop flight access to support tourism development and, allow for airlines to support the drive for economical growth.  Gavin was instrumental in bringing over 200 new routes across 4 Portuguese airports.
 
He is also a Professor of Aviation and Management at International Universities.  He also is a regular speaker at International conferences discussing how airlines, airports and tourist boards can work together to build sustainable routes and, to reduce the impacts of seasonality in tourism development.
 
Gavin has been awarded a Master of Philosophy from the University of Surrey and an Honours Degree in Management from Sheffield Hallam University.