For the third year in a row, the EBAA is sending ten carefully selected inspired young leaders to represent the industry at the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich, Germany. The annual summit, taking place from 23-26 April 2021, will host talented youth from a range of companies, NGOs and other public and private institutions. The delegates will meet and be advised by several global leaders, such as past counsellors Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The delegates will also partake in four high impact days of lectures, workshops and presentations, all held at renowned venues such as Olympiapark, Olympiahalle and BMW Welt.
“In a time when societal and environmental responsibility and ingenuity is needed more than ever, our young representatives will have the opportunity to gain insight from world renowned counsellors and their fellow delegates on how to combat real-world challenges and implement change within their companies and the business aviation industry at large,” explains Athar Husain Khan, EBAA secretary general. “That is both exciting and inspiring, and it's exactly the reason why we continue to support this initiative.”
The European Business aviation delegates for the 2021 One Young World Summit are: Lisa Marie Erb, German Business Aviation Association, Germany; Paul Tiba, Airlec, France; Arnaud D'haeyere, Kadrant, Belgium; Chaitanya Kaushik, Web Manuals Sweden AB, Sweden; Vojtech Vaclavik, ABS Jets, Czech Republic; Henrielle A. Millon, Textron Aviation, Spain; Jan Paolo S. Repelente, iJET Limited, Dubai/Malta; Anton Törnberg, Ifly FBO, Sweden; Rene Sattelmeier, HSP Shaefer, Germany; and Sus Dierckx, FlyingGroup, Belgium.
When asked how business aviation contributes socially today, 2021 delegate Chaitanya Kaushik of Web Manuals replies: “Business aviation has always been a lifeline for society, and it has proved it again by providing transport and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is for flying patients, running repatriation flights to escort people home or transporting medical equipment, the professionals from this industry are always standing beside us.”
Henrielle A. Millon is greatly looking forward to next year's event: “As a future leader in the business aviation industry, it is my responsibility to learn from others by listening to their experiences and advice so that I forge my own opinions to become capable of making a change.”
The new class of delegates was selected by EBAA, in partnership with the German Business Aviation Association (GBAA) and EBAA France, based on their views of how business aviation can further contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.