EAC: Seminar on Air Passenger Rights October 21-22, 2010

September 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The European Aviation Club

Seminar on


Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

October 21, 2010

Conference diner

Diner will start at 20.00 hours.

——- October 22, 2010


09.45 -10.00: Registration and coffee




Moderator: Panel:

12.30-14.00: 14.00-15.45: Moderator: Panel:

EAC welcomes the participants

Prof. Dr. Rigas Doganis, Chairman of the EAC. Keynote Speech

Mr. Daniel Calleja, European Commission, DG MOVE, Director Air Transport.

Regulation 261/2004 – denied boarding, cancellation and delay

Panel discussion and time for questions Mr. John Balfour, Clyde & Co LLP. Ms. Flor Diaz Pulido, European Commission, DG MOVE. Mr. Simon Evans, Air Transport Users Council, UK. Mr. Mike Bowers, TUI Travel plc, Director of Political Affairs. Ms. Cristina Domenici, Danish CAA. Mr. Giles Pemberton, EASYJET, General Counsel and Company Secretary. Mr. Erik van Goor, KLM, Corporate Legal Counsel. Ms. Laura Pierallini, Studio Legal Pierallini, Rome. Mr. Simon McNamara, Deputy Director General, ERA.


Package travel and financial protection

Panel discussion and time for questions Prof. Dr. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Leiden. Mr. Giuseppe Abbamonte, European Commission, DG JUSTICE. Mr. Koen Vermeir, IACA, Director Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs.

Mr. John Hanlon, ELFAA, Secretary General. Mr. Michel de Blust, ECTAA-GEBTA, Secretary General. Mr. Rupert Hopley, EXPEDIA, General Counsel. Ms. Sue Barham, Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert.

15.45-16.00: Refreshment break with coffee and tea


Moderator: Panel:


Fare transparency and website selling practices

Panel discussion and time for questions Ms. Mia Wouters, LVP Law European Commission, DG SANCO. Mr. Hans de Coninck, Tourism expert, Belgian Consumers Association

’Test-Achats’. Ms. Elizabeth Hichens, BRITISH AIRWAYS, Aviation Lawyer.

Dr. Georg Ruben Friedmann, AIR BERLIN, Legal Counsel.

Chairman’s closing remarks Closing reception

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