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At ISTAT EMEA, the opportunity to network is always knocking. ISTAT encourages delegates to participate in the events listed below. 

Visit to Potsdam

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 9:00 - 16:00 - Bus departs InterContinental Berlin at 9:00
Cost: €150/person + €28.50 VAT

Go back in time with this day trip to the German city of Potsdam. Just southwest of Berlin, Potsdam offers impressive palaces and jaw-dropping landscapes that were once home to Prussian Kings such as Frederick the Great. Stops on the tour will include the Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof Palace, lunch and home-brewed beer at Krongut Bornstedt, the Glienicke Bridge, and Brandenburg Manufactory.

Photo Credit: Mbzt / WikiCommons

Explore Berlin Tour

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 - Buses depart InterContinental Berlin at 10:00
Cost: €110/person + €20.90 VAT

Berlin is a cultural epicenter of art, history and creativity. Both traditional and modern, the sights of Berlin are calling for you to leave the hotel and soak it all in. The Explore Berlin Tour will take you to the city’s must-see spots, including Charlottenburg Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Gandarmenmark, Potsdamer Platz and much more! Included in this tour is lunch at Nolle, a typical Berlin eatery with 1920s style and charm.

Photo Credit: VisitBerlin

MTU Tour

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 

The MTU Tour is not sponsored or hosted by ISTAT in any way. Participants in this tour acknowledge that ISTAT will not assume any liability for injuries of any kind arising out of their participation.

Glimpse behind the scenes of engine maintenance during this half-day visit to MTU Maintenance's facility in Ludwigsfelde. The "shop" is our center of excellence for business and regional jets and services Pratt & Whitney PT6A, PW200, PW300 and PW500 and GE CF34 engines and boasts a new and high-tech logistics center. Lunch will be provided and the tour duration will include travel time.

If interested, please contact by 31 August 2019. Space is limited.

Photo Credit: MTU

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction (formerly Appraising 101)

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Tegel

As a core program of ISTAT, the Appraisers Program has been providing value and resources to members and the global aviation community for over 20 years. This complimentary session will feature an inside look into the ISTAT Appraisers Program, aircraft appraisal fundamentals and steps to becoming an appraiser. Session topics include:

  • The ISTAT Appraisers Program and introduction to the handbook and code of ethics
  • Types of aircraft appraisals and definitions
  • Becoming an appraiser – the requirements, process and examinations

Contact Samantha Kirby to register for this session. 

ISTAT NewGen Event

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Kaminzimmer

Sponsored by KPMG

The strong connections you make in the industry today will follow you throughout your career. If you’ve been in the industry for 10 years or less, grab a drink and connect with colleagues at this relaxed and intimate gathering perfectly designed to foster those professional relationships you’re looking for.  Special guest speaker and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at United Airlines, Gerry Laderman will share thoughts on what has made him successful in life and business.

Welcome Reception

When: Monday, 23 September
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Wintergarten

Sponsored by GA Telesis, LLC

Officially kick-off ISTAT EMEA with drinks, food and conversation at the Welcome Reception. This is an excellent opportunity to build your schedule for the next two days, connect with old friends and colleagues, and shake hands with someone new. Grab a drink and celebrate the start of another amazing EMEA event!

The Hub and Jet Fuel Café

When: Tuesday, 24 September and Wednesday, 25 September
Time: 8:30 - 17:15
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Potsdam Foyer

Jet Fuel Café​ Sponsored by Accipiter

Whether you’re looking to quickly refuel between meetings or for a spot to settle into that’s close to all the action, you’ll want to make your way to The Hub and Jet Fuel Café. A popular feature at many ISTAT events, The Hub and Jet Fuel Café offers complimentary specialty coffee drinks and space to meet with friends and colleagues.

ISTAT Bistro

When: Tuesday, 24 September and Wednesday, 25 September
Time: 8:30 - 17:15
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Potsdam Foyer

Sponsored by Contrail Aviation Support LLC

Don't let an empty stomach distract you from your next meeting. The ISTAT Bistro has easy to grab food and beverages that will keep your fuel tank full as you move through your day.

Freighter Conversion Roundtable Lunch

When: Tuesday, 24 September
Time: 12:45 - 14:30
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Hugos South

Hosted by: EFW, Precision Aircraft Solutions, Aeronautical Engineers, Titan Aviation Leasing & Cargo Facts Consulting

Join colleagues for an informal education and discussion session about the world of passenger-to-freighter conversions. This session will take place during lunch. As space will be limited, please contact Helen Frech of EFW ( to register your interest. Click here to learn more about speakers.

ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in Conjunction with IAWA

When: Tuesday, 24 September
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Location: Hugos South

Sponsored by KPMG

Women of ISTAT, join us for a reception in celebration and advancement of women in the industry. Drinks will be available – and as an extra bonus, Hugos South offers one of the best panoramic views in southern, eastern and western directions over the roofs of Berlin. Enjoy this atmosphere in good company to kick off a night of networking and fun!

Networking Reception

When: Tuesday, 24 September
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Wasserwerk Berlin

Sponsored by Boeing

We’ve hit the halfway mark of this year’s EMEA event and there’s still a lot of networking to do! Continue your conversations at a unique Berlin venue for this offsite networking reception. Wasserwerk was originally constructed as Berlin’s biggest waterworks, but when the new modern waterworks opened next door 10 years ago, the building was converted into a space that still houses pumping machines among the elegant and trendy interiors.

Photo Credit: Wasserwerk Berlin

Networking Event

When: Wednesday, 25 September
Time: 19:00 - 21:30 
Location: German Historical Museum

Sponsored by Avolon

Get immersed in the diverse history of Germany while connecting with colleagues from around the world. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, the German Historical Museum tells the story of 2,000 years of German history through both art and everyday objects, such as a painting of Martin Luther from 1529 to a personal computer from 1989.

Photo Credit: Deutsches Historisches Museum

After Party

When: Wednesday, 25 September
Time: 21:30
Location: InterContinental Berlin, Marlene Bar

Sponsored by Spire Flight Solutions A World Fuel Services Company and TrueNoord

ISTAT EMEA is coming to an end but the night is still young. Return to the hotel for one final round (or two) of drinks at the Marlene Bar. We’re buying!