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Networking

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

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Sunday Tours 

Sunday, 23 September

Bohemian Countryside Excursion
When: Sunday, 23 September
Time: Departs Hilton Prague 9:00 and returns 14:30
Cost: $87 (All prices are reflected in USD and are exclusive of 21% VAT.)

Experience a day tour of the Melnik Chateau, the Bone Chapel of St. Petr and Pavel, lunch and an extravagant wine tasting from the largest vineyard in the state of Bohemia. Featuring stunning country views and rolling hills, the Chateau has sat in Melnik since the 13th century. This tour includes an inside look at the Chateau and features a wine tasting from the vineyards of Bohemia, one of the northern-most viticultural areas of Europe. You will also tour the Bone Chapel of St. Petr and Pavel that was turned into an ossuary during the early 1520’s plague. Lunch will be provided at the Chateau and features traditional Czech cuisine.

The Finer Side of Life: An Excursion to the Magnificent Prague Castle*
When: Sunday, 23 September
Time: Departs Hilton Prague 9:30 and returns 15:30
Cost: $140 (All prices are reflected in USD and are exclusive of 21% VAT.)

On a lovely walk, experience the world’s largest, contiguous castle space with an exclusive backstage visit to the Strahov Library and St. Vithus Cathedral. The walk from Strahov to Prague Castle includes a terrace view of Prague and sites like the Loretto – Baroque Church of the Nativity and a replica of the Holy House as well as the beautiful Hradcanske Square. Guests will enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant featuring Czech cuisine. *Tour has a minimum of 15 participants required.

EFW Freighter Conversion Visit

Sunday, 23 September
EFW conversion site in Dresden, Germany
8:30 - 14:45

How are passenger aircraft converted into freighters? See it yourself at EFW’s conversion site, closely located to the Czech border in Dresden, Germany. During the exclusive trip you will experience A330-300P2F and A330-200 P2F aircraft in different conversion phases. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during this exclusive half-day trip, and tour duration is inclusive of travel time. If you are interested, contact Helen Frech at helen.frech@efw.aero or +49.351.8839.2176. Please RSVP by 7 September 2018

The EFW Freighter Conversion Visit is not sponsored or hosted by ISTAT in any way. EFW is not affiliated with or endorsed by ISTAT. Participants in this visit acknowledge that ISTAT will not assume any liability for injuries of any kind arising out of their participation.

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction (formerly Appraising 101)

Sunday, 23 September
15:30 – 17:00
Rokoska, Mezzanine Level
Hilton Prague

As a core program of ISTAT, the Appraisers' Program has been providing value and resources to members and the global aviation community as a whole 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

Sunday, 23 September
16:30 - 18:00
Cloud9 Sky Bar
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by KPMG

Have you been in the industry for 10 years or less? Grab a drink, and meet other emerging leaders at this reception designed exclusively for you, featuring a Q&A session with speaker Robert Korn, President & Co-Founder, Apollo Aviation Group. Use the ISTAT NewGen Event to make connections that will help advance your career for years to come.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 23 September
18:00 - 20:30
Hilton Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation

Na zdraví! That’s cheers in Czech, and it’s the perfect greeting for this event. Meet delegates at the Welcome Reception, and map out your plans for the next two days.

The Hub: Central Gathering Space

Monday, 24 September and Tuesday, 25 September
8:30 - 17:00
Lower Level
Hilton Prague

The Hub is the central gathering space at ISTAT EMEA. Head over to The Hub for the Jet Fuel Café and ISTAT Bistro as well as charging stations and additional seating for impromptu meetings.

Jet Fuel Café: Specialty Coffee Bar

Monday, 24 September and Tuesday, 25 September
8:30 - 17:00
The Hub, Lower Level
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by Jackson Square Aviation

Jet Fuel Café baristas are serving specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes all day, making it easy to get your caffeine fix. Prefer something simpler? Drip coffee is available throughout the day in The Hub and at the coffee break stations.

ISTAT Bistro: Grab and Go Food and Drinks

Monday, 24 September and Tuesday, 25 September
8:30 - 17:00
The Hub, Lower Level
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by ORIX Aviation 

ISTAT is on your time zone. Missed breakfast or lunch? Grab a drink and a bite at the ISTAT Bistro before heading out to your next meeting. If you’re in need of something stronger, stop by in the afternoon for a beer or glass of wine.

ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA

Monday, 24 September
17:00 - 18:00
Chez Louis Salon, Mezzanine Level
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by KPMG

Develop valuable relationships with wide range of fellow female industry professionals and hear from Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs at this networking reception that recognizes women in the aviation industry.

Networking Reception

Monday, 24 September
18:00 - 20:00
Hilton Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
Hilton Prague

Sponsored by Boeing 

Interested in gambling, with a twist? Visit the Summer Terrace, and test your knowledge of beer, wine, spirits and chocolate. Use your chips to bet, but be ready for payout that’s a lot more fun! At the end of the evening, exchange your chips for various prizes.

Club ISTAT

Monday, 24 September
21:30
Roxy Prague
Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Sponsored by IBA Group Limited and SPIRE Flight Solutions A World Fuel Services Company

Roxy is one of Prague’s oldest and best-known clubs, and this year, it’s hosting the ISTAT Band! After the Networking Reception, head to this unique space for the show.

Networking Dinner

Tuesday, 25 September
18:30 - 21:30
Prague Municipal House

Buses to the Prague Municipal House for the Networking Dinner will depart from the Lower Level of the Hilton Prague at 18:15.

Network for your future while you embrace the past! The Prague Municipal House has been one of the most signifcant public buildings in Prague for over a hundred years. The Municipal House was the location of the Czechoslovakian declaration of independence and is today a celebrated concert venue. As you move from room to room, experience different food and drink amongst the historic walls.

After Party

Tuesday, 25 September
21:30
Cloud9 Sky Bar
Hilton Prague

Float in the sky during the After Party in Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge. Bid Farewell to Prague and celebrate the success of another ISTAT business meeting.

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