YOUR INVITATION TO THE EAC CONVENTION
Husa President Park Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
from 23-25 February 2012
*You have a update of the invitation in downloads center, here
On behalf of our EAC Chairman and members of the EAC Board may I cordially invite you to attend the forthcoming Convention? For full details go to our Website – www.european-airshow.com and follow the links from the Home Page to find, under Convention 2012:
· Arrivals –directions to the hotel for arrivals by road, rail and air
· Convention Hotel – all about the Husa President Park Hotel – BOOK YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION with the Hotel directly by e-mail - we no longer do this for you
· Costs-Charges - Details of Fees and other costs
· Convention Registration – This is the form you use to tell us your requirements and pay your Fee – you pay in advance of the Event
What is the EAC’s mission and who should attend?
- The aim of the EAC is to "Promote excellence and safety at Airshows"
- The EAC Board has a Chairman from Belgium and Board members from France, Malta, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and the UK.
- The European Airshow Council is open to everyone involved in the Airshow world including Display pilots, Performers, Organizers, Military and Civil Authorities.
Who will be there?
Leading figures in the Airshow industry from all over Europe and beyond. Last year we had over 200 delegates from 28 countries and our undoubted success has been stimulated by the continued growth of the organisation. The speakers include multinational, experienced experts as well as those who are learning from experience and sharing them with all delegates in an informal atmosphere with ample opportunities for face-to-face discussions.
Convention Presentations and Discussions
An outline of subjects in the programme is on the website
Safety and quality are fundamental to the theme (Safety First! – don’t reinvent the wheel) and the subjects being presented. By popular request from delegates who attended earlier Conventions, we have managed to secure the return of Des Barker whose outstanding research and analysis of Airshow accidents has earned him a world-wide reputation. He will be joined by Dr Dieter Reisinger, Chairman of the Experimental Test Pilots Safety Seminar.
They will lead an afternoon workshop and pursue one of our strongest themes "Safety First" by drawing upon the results of the Salzburg workshops; The results will be highlighted for discussion to engage all delegates in identifying the causes and to draw lessons for the future.
“Lessons learnt” are always popular presentations which stimulate discussion and display pilots from fast jets to tri-planes will tell of their experiences. In looking forward, the challenges to organisers of reduced military participation being balanced by greater numbers of civilian air displays will be examined as well as the difficulties to be overcome by the performers in these days of financial constraints.
The face-to-face discussions between delegates are judged especially important by all who attend the Convention. Apart from the huge value in exchanging experience, display pilots find new Airshows to attend and organisers meet new performers who are keen to participate in their flying programmes in the coming season!
This year’s Convention has something for everybody and, together with the expanded Exhibition Area in Brussels, offers enormous benefits from networking opportunities amongst all participants. It is an occasion that will deliver value for money and should not be missed.
Convention sessions are held from 0900–1800 on Friday and from 0900–1300 on Saturday. On the prior Thursday evening the Official Reception is from 1900-2000 (earlier than previous events) and the Airshow Dinner is held on Friday evening at 1930.
New Convention Centre in Brussels in top Hotel
The success and growth of the EAC Convention forced the Board to find a new venue for the annual event. Although we were sad to leave behind our friends in Hasselt and the Sanicole Aero Club we were confident that everyone would enjoy the facilities in the Husa President Park Hotel. The feedback from delegates who attended the new venue has been excellent; the facilities and the ease of getting to the Hotel won very high praise. The Hotel has the added advantage of reducing travel times and costs because it is a very short distance away from the International Airport (via City Express train link) and 2 short train stops away from the Brussels Midi/ Zuid station where Eurostar and Thalys trains arrive from Europe and the UK.
We still hold our traditional “Airshow Dinner” on the Friday evening in our own private dining area which is adjacent to the Exhibition area and the main Convention room. Great shopping opportunities in Brussels city are within walking distance of the Hotel and the connecting railway station (Brussels Nord/ North) is less than 10 minutes walk
Fees for early bookings for the full Convention and the accommodation discounted charges!
Great efforts have been made to minimise costs for the delegates. The Convention Fees include the Official Reception on Thursday evening, all refreshments and meals on Friday and session hospitality. They also include the very popular informal “Airshow Dinner" on the Friday evening, allowing delegates an invaluable opportunity for relaxed discussions. The Early Booking Fee for each delegate is €310 – the same as in 2011 – but it must be paid before 20 January 2012. The special fee for partners is either €110 or €140 depending upon whether the partner attends the presentations during the Convention. Payment after 20 January 2012 will be the full Fee of €355. Fees should be paid by Bank Transfer, Credit Card or PayPal in advance of the Convention.
Note that this payment procedure changes previous arrangements before 2011: we will not accept payment of your Convention Fees at the Convention unless by special prior agreement.
The contact number for the Husa President Park Hotel Reception is: 0032 (0) 22032020
Partners are most welcome; they enjoy participating in the Convention sessions or they may chose only to participate in all the social events.
Please contact Gilbert, or me for more information!
R (Bob) Dixon Executive Board Member
+44 (0) 1666510389 (Office) +44 (0) 7884110631(Mobile) +44 (0) 8707064915(FAX)