Jurmala Business Aviation Forum celebrates a successful event


The Jurmala Business Aviation Forum (JUBAF) has closed on a high after a successful three-day event.

The forum, which took place in Jurmala, Latvia, from August 16-18, acts as a source of information and practical business solutions for the industry. It was attended by about 70 business aviation professionals from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, England, France, Malta, San Marino, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Sweden.

In his welcome speech to the attendees, Sergey Starkov, managing director of Flight Consulting Group, encouraged everyone to ask questions and engage in discussions.

Hot industry topics and practical business cases facilitated a discussion for the exchange of experience and opinions about business aviation trends in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Speakers included Stanley Bugeja, managing director of DC Aviation, who discussed the operator’s entry to Malta, the specifics of doing business in the country and the prospects of business aviation in the region. Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters, also held a talk, discussing her professional experience, the past and the future of helicopters, and the promising model of multimodal VIP transportation for a jet to helicopter to yacht connection.

Pedersen commented, “It was a great pleasure to attend JUBAF 2018. FBO Riga and Flight Consulting Group had prepared a fantastic event in beautiful surroundings. The presentations were highly interesting and the networking and interaction between the participants was very encouraging.”

After the business day, the organizers invited guests to a gala dinner at Light House Jurmala restaurant. The third day was devoted to networking and entertainment.

The partners of JUBAF 2018 included FBO Riga, Satcom Direct, San Marino Aircraft Registry and Light House Jurmala.

August 28, 2018

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