Nov 11, 2013
ISTAT Europe October of 2013 in Beautiful Barcelona Spain was another example of a great organization putting on an event in a spectacular location that had sessions rich with professionals representing every facet of commercial aviation. They got together to broker deals, have face time and go to dinners. All this along with a first time ever at an ISTAT Event, The Great Debate. Moderated by Sibylie Paehler, Bill Cumberlidge & Adam Pilarski were pitted against Jep Thornton and Abdol Moabery. Fun was had by them and the audience during this lively and slightly controversial debate about current events in the commercial jet industry.
The sessions over a two day period included; Economists, Manufacturer Updates, Airline Panels, Commercial Aviation in Russia, Regional Aircraft, Aircraft Finance, Export Credit Panel, International Appraiser Group Updates, Aircraft Lessors and finished out with a Gala Dinner.
Notable during the after-Gala Party was Jep Thornton (President of ISTAT) who collected donations for the ISTAT Foundation for jumping in the Ritz Carlton Pool fully dressed. So take a look at the montage below and see who you know and who you may want to know, at ISTAT Europe, 2013 Barcelona, Spain.
ISTAT Europe 2014 is scheduled to be in Istanbul, Turkey...an event already highly anticipated and for the first time ever, ISTAT Americas is slated to be held March of 2014in San Diego, California.