Here’s what we did at the May 2010 conference.
The conference was held on 27th and 28th May at Virgin Atlantic’s offices at London’s Gatwick Airport. You can see the agenda here
150 delegates registered for it (c.f. 74 in 2009) and 130 finally made it in person (c.f. 52 in 2009) to hear our speakers, contribute towards our questions and answers session and participate in a workshop to help a rather ambitious airline, Alert Air, with it’s rapid expansion plans by finding solutions to the fatigue issues presented when their commercial department created new routes outside current regulations on fatigue.
Delegates participated in creating an actual FRMS thereby coming from the conference with a real experience of how to start to create a FRMS in their own companies.
David Learmount (Flight International’s editor) chaired the question and answer session and wrote a piece on his blog which will be published here.
This was followed by the Annual General Meeting that
- elected the existing managment committee to serve for the next year
- kept the joining fee at £250 per organisation
- set the annual membership fee at £100 per organisation from August 2010
- approved the accounts
- asked for the guiding principles to recognise all stakeholders as full members.
Corporate Event Magician Simon Alexander provided a diversion from business issues by proving very convincingly that no one delegate was alert enough to see how he performed his display of magic. The spontaneous and loud applause coming from each table reflected Simon’s ability to delight and astound in equal measure.
Members can download the presentations, papers and results from the AGM in the members’ area. There is a gallery of photographs too.
If you attended the conference, we’d appreciate feedback. Thanks.
If you enjoyed it, please tell your friends in the transport industry!