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Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Association (CAVIA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is organizing an open webinar and panel discussion “Restart of Aviation Industry: How We Do it in Lithuania?”.

Moderator – Artūras Stankevičius, President of the Civil Aviation Association (CAVIA).

The webinar will be held online on June 4th at 10 a.m., on the Zoom platform.

During the webinar-panel discussion, the speakers will share good practices and their insights on:

  • How have the airports adapted to the changed conditions during and after quarantine;
  • The importance of communication and cooperation between stakeholders in the time of a crisis;
  • Forecasts for Lithuania in comparison with other European countries;
  • When returned to passenger flows as in 2009-2010, what could we do better?

 

Webinar Speakers


Programme:

10:00-10:05
Opening Word
Artūras Stankevičius, President of CAVIA Lithuania.

10:05-10:20
A Roadmap to Safely Restarting Aviation
Ioannis Mavroeidis, Aviation Industry Analyst, Nordic and Baltic at International Air Transport Association (IATA)

10:20-10:35
A Roadmap to Safely Restarting Aviation
Catrin Mattsson, Area Manager, Nordic and Baltic at International Air Transport Association (IATA)

10:35-10:50
A Green Recovery for the Aviation Industry.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anil Padhra, Visiting professor of the International Aviation and Aviation Finance modules of the KSU Aviation Management Bachelor’s study programme.

10:50-11:05

We Took Off for the Recovery But It Will Not Be Steep: COVID-19 Impact for Fleets and Capacities
Simonas Bartkus, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), “ch-aviation”.

11:05-11:20
Importance of Dialog with the Key Stakeholders for Successful Re-start
Arijandas Šliupas, Chairman of the Board of Lithuanian Airports.

11: 20-11: 50
Panel Discussion
Moderator – Artūras Stankevičius, President of CAVIA Lithuania

Registration is open up here until June 3rd at 9 p.m.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

This week, Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) and the Civil Aviation Association (CAVIA) signed a cooperation agreement to promote cooperation between higher education and aviation professionals to improve the quality of training for aviation management specialists.

Both organizations agreed to cooperate in the areas of joint expert research, sharing good practices, improving the training of students of the aviation management study program, transferring practical experience to the study process, developing advanced forms of mutual scientific and practical cooperation, organizing conferences, seminars, courses and other events in aviation management, development of aviation services, aircraft maintenance.

 “Today, as the aviation industry undergoes significant changes, it is critical for Aviation Management students to see from the inside how aviation professionals are tackling emerging issues and challenges. Cooperation with a strong association of aviation professionals provides excellent opportunities for students to improve by gaining practical experience and knowledge, and for aviation professionals to contribute to better preparation of future colleagues, to share experiences. Such cooperation between industry and education sector can also stimulate the implementation of new ideas and solutions in the recovery of aviation after the restrictions caused by the pandemic, thus contributing to the country’s prosperity, as aviation is an important part of the state’s social and economic life”, says Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis, Head of KSU Aviation Management study programme .

Artūras Stankevičius, President of the Civil Aviation Association, says “We are very pleased with the new partnership with Kazimieras Simonavičius University. The cooperation agreement, so to speak, is symbolic at this difficult time for the entire aviation industry, and showing that the desired positive results can be achieved only by uniting and working together. I believe that joint activities and dissemination of information about aviation will stimulate young people’s interest in this industry and create added value for the entire Lithuanian aviation sector. “

Kazimieras Simonavičius University is the only university in Lithuania conducting bachelor’s studies in Aviation Management. KSU has been training highly qualified aviation management specialists for past 7 years. The core teaching team of the program, consists of highly experienced and recognized aviation professionals from around the world. Aviation management studies are carried out in both the usual full-time and full-time (distance) online study forms.

The Civil Aviation Association (CAVIA) currently brings together 11 companies involved in private aviation activities and business: airlines “Get Jet”, “DAT”, “Global Airways” and “Charter Jets”, aircraft and passenger service companies “Litcargus” and “Aircraft Service Agency”, the aircraft maintenance organization “KAMS”, the food supply company “Global Travel Supply”, the helicopter pilot training organization “Aircraft Support and Training Europe”, the largest Duty Free / Travel Value concept store operator at Lithuanian airports “Travel Retail Vilnius” and training and consulting company “Dialogus”. CAVIA seeks to organize and promote cooperation and mutual support in the air transport sector in national and international organizations.

                                                                        

Kazimieras Simonavičius University, in cooperation with Vilnius Legal Hackers, is organising an open lecture on Legal Tech Trends in 2020. The lecture will be held on 18th of May at 10 AM by Dr. Martynas Mockus. Duration – 45min.

Topic: Legal Tech Trends in 2020

You will learn:

  • What is legal tech?
  • How does economic crisis serve for legal tech?
  • How pandemic of COVID-19 is influencing legal services, legal work?
  • What are legal tech trends in 2020?
  • What are the future directions of legal tech?

Dr. Martynas Mockus

Martynas Mockus holds Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science, and Technology (http://www.last-jd.eu/) issued by 5 European universities. He was lecturing and lead students, lawyers and public servants in law and computer science domain since 2005. His research interests are legal ontologies, legislation 2.0, and legal issues of disruptive technologies and phenomenons. A few of Martynas’s accomplishments and roles have included:

  • Expert of Working Party E-Law/E-justice at European Council, also an expert of the European Commission;
  • Vice-director (for technology) of State Enterprise Legal Information Centre, which well known for legal information systems like Litlex, Bailiffs IS, Legal acts register, etc.;
  • Project leader of EU and EEA funded public projects PRISONIS and Modernization of Legal Acts register;
  • Winner of Lexis Nexis prize issued by Austrian Computer Society (for conference paper);
  • The country representative of Erasmus Mundus Association;
  • The organizer of legal tech meetups, competitions, hackathons, boot camp, and legaltech@Vilnius conferences;
  • Founder of Vilnius Legal Hackers, also Legaltech Centre at University.

Registration. Participation is free of charge but the registration is mandatory.

We invite you to participate in an open lecture “The difficult challenge of Cross-Cultural Communication during quarantine period” which will be held on 14th of May at 2 PM. Lecture speaker – Dr. Javed Imran, lecturer at Kazimieras Simonavičius University Business School. Duration of the lecture – 45 min.

Normal life as people knew it has come to a hold after quarantine, restrictions on free movement and nationwide lockdowns. The different ways each nation coping with the huge challenge of coronavirus pandemic and confronting economic and social risks is broadly revealing a lot about their nation’s distinct character and cultural environment. This sudden change and Slowbalization can badly affect us directly or indirectly at personal and or professional level. To deal with the current and post coronavirus challenge, rapid and effective cross-cultural communication is inevitable.

What you will learn in this lecture:

  • Cultural taxonomies
  • Why can’t we all just get along?
  • How culture can be viewed after Coronavirus pandemic?
  • How to bridge our cultural differences?

Who this lecture is for:

  • Students/professionals work in multicultural environment
  • Students/professionals moving or living abroad
  • Anyone curious to understand other cultures and why they act and behave different

Dr. Javed Imran (KSU photo)

Dr. Javed Imran teaches Intercultural Communication at KSU Business School and coordinates KSU International programs. He has more than 10 years of experience in the areas of cross-cultural communication, international collaborations, cross-cultural negotiations and international development. He taught in several prestigious universities in Asia and Europe, highlighting mainly the links between diversity, dialogue and development, and fostering global mutual understanding.

He has also provided Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service to institutional leaders and teams interested in developing or reviewing their internationalization policy, strategy, in various programs.

 

Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Please, register here.

Since last September, Kazimieras Simonavičius University offers not only the full-time form of Aviation Management studies, but also full-time online studies. Online Studies allows lectures and consultations to be held remotely. Kazimieras Simonavičius University is the only university in Lithuania that provides Aviation Management studies onsite and online. Online learning is tailored to working people – students can study wherever they are and when they are able to.

Working in aviation requires industry-specific knowledge, both if the employee works in an administrative field or in an aircraft crew. Some employees start their work without knowing the peculiarities of the sector, so they have to deepen their knowledge not only by working, but also by studying.

Those who want to know better what online learning is, we invite to participate in the open online lecture “Aviation and COVID-19: The Path to Recovery” which is going to be held by KSU Aviation Management lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anil Padhra on the 5th of May at 6 PM.
More information and registration:  https://bit.ly/2yVTw0e

More information about Aviation Management online studies: https://bit.ly/2WdqyRn

KSU partner – Algebra International university (Croatia) invites students to spend the summer in a meaningful and interesting way by participating in the distance Summer School, which will take place on July 5-25.

KSU students will receive a 5% discount on the total price.

Courses offered:

• Artificial intelligence;

• Cyber security;

• Branding;

• Data-driven storytelling.

All offered courses are 6 or 3 ECTS credits, so it is possible to transfer earned credit back to your home institution where you are presently enrolled in a degree program.

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.

All information and registration: https://bit.ly/2xVXlCn

Jonny Andersen

This week a new visiting lecturer – Jonny Andersen, who will teach Ground Services Management, joined the team of lecturers of the Aviation Management study programme at Kazimieras Simonavičius University Business School.

Jonny Andersen is seasoned and tested aviation executive with 25 years of extensive global experience and expertise in leading change, directing airport and ground operations, providing business transformations and managing infrastructure projects.

He has worked as CEO of Kenya Airports Authority where he oversaw an organization with 2000 employees running operations and development of 18 state owned aerodromes in Kenya. Before joining Kenya Airports Authority in Nairobi, Kenya, he worked as Director National Airports at Avinor in Norway with the responsibility of running six airports in Norway. During his course of employment, he also held the position as Senior Vice President Ground Operations at AirBaltic in Latvia.

He is a guest lecturer at the University of Geneva, teaches airport strategy for IATA clients around the world and advices among others AIRBUS on different airport related matters.

Highlights of expertise:

  • Strategic planning & analysis
  • Business transformation
  • Infrastructure development
  • Airport privatization
  • Airport and ground operations management
  • Change management
  • Leadership & mentoring

Jonny Andersen is the founder of AirportWorks, an independent advisory practice for airport operators, private and public airport owners as well as institutional investors and regional development banks. AirportWorks provides, through its network of global industry experts, advice in the areas of airport privatization, sustainable optimization of airport systems, infrastructure development and airport strategy planning.

Jonny holds a Master of Science degree from Cranfield University in the UK. He is an associate of Modalis Infrastructure Partners Inc. in Canada and has since 2016 been a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).

“We are glad that the team of lecturers in Aviation Management study program at KSU is growing rapidly and academic positions are filled by excellent and well-known aviation experts, practitioners, and professors from all over the world. This allows to ensure the exceptional quality  of the modules taught in the study program, and at the same time shows that this study program and its team of professional teachers are not subjacent to other famous aviation study programs in Europe”, says Deimantė Žilinskienė, KSU Business School Director.

Kazimieras Simonavičius University in cooperation with Lithuanian Association of Hotels and Restaurants, is organising an open lecture named “Tourism, hospitality and experience industry of Tomorrow”. On April 30th 10 AM, the lecture will be given by Vesa Heikkinen, a Finnish expert of tourism, hospitality, food industry and services. The lecture is intended for tourism professionals, partners, lecturers, students and graduates of Kazimieras Simonavičius University. Duration of the lecture – 45 min.

The topics of the lecture:

  • ​Tourism, hospitality and experience business before 3/2020
  • When is this over? What should companies do now?
  • Customers, services and products of Tomorrow

Vesa Heikkinen Antero is a Future Researcher in the fields of tourism hospitality, food industry and services. He is a Senior advisor on European tourism, hospitality, experience and food industry, service innovations, principle lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, and Expert columnist of Aromi journal. He holds a doctoral degree in Pedagogy.

Vesa Heikkinen

Vesa Heikkinen Antero’s research, innovation and teaching areas:

  • Service, food and hospitality innovations
  • Business insight and foresight in tourism, hospitality, food and experience industries
  • Service and experience design
  • Tourism, hospitality and experience trends
  • Future food
  • Future airport, shopping malls, fairs, meetings
  • Future of destinations, theme parks, hotels, restaurants and services
  • Digi-physical experiences
  • Skill analysis, qualifications in service industry
  • Service robotics, wearables, multi-sensory spaces
  • Ambient and design management


Registration will be held here up to April 29th.

Kazimieras Simonavičius University’s Big Data Competence Centre, in cooperation with the team at the strategic insight tool Futures Platform, is organising an open lecture on future insights named “Future or futures?” The lecture speaker will be Finnish scientist, futurologist and insights expert Dr. Tuomo Kuosa. The remote lecture will be held on April 8 at 4PM. We invite you to participate!

Often we associate predicting the future with mysticism, however, for long years now, this has also been an object of scientific study. Future insights are a means of thinking about the future, pondering on it and planning, creating innovations in various areas of public activities in pursuit of increased efficiency and increasing competitiveness in the face of contemporary global changes.

Futures Platform expert, futurologist Dr. Tomas Kuosa, who holds 15 years of experience in strategic insights, the development of future studies methodology and other areas related to future predictions will discuss:

  • What are the insights?
  • Insight methods and tools.
  • How to apply insights?

Registration will be held here up to April 7.

Dr. Tuomo Kuosa

Dr. Tuomo Kuosa is one of the founders of Futures Platform, the head futurologist and the director of the content team. He has more than 15 years of experience in strategic insights, horizon scanning, scenario, future studies methodology creation, public change forecasting and lectures on the future. Dr. T. Kuosa has written tens of academic works and four books on insights. He works in Finland and Singapore, consulting various organisations around the world.

Futures Platform is a strategic insights tool, which helps companies plan their operations in consideration of changes looming in the future. The tool was created and commercialised by Finnish scientists and specialists in 2016. It allows to foresee trends and form a broad perception of social changes in technology, economics, the environment and politics. The unique Futures Platform information vault holds data on more than 700 future phenomena. More about Futures Platform can be found here: https://bit.ly/2QXhm1N

Big data studies, research and practical application are some of the priorities of Kazimieras Simonavičius University, thus the university has founded its Big Data Competence Centre – a platform for international big data and data economics cooperation. More about the centre can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bFW8xe

Kazimieras Simonavičius University is accepting applications for its Future Insights and Strategic Management Studies Programme. This is the first educational future studies programme in Lithuania. Read more on it at: https://bit.ly/2R31bjJ

Kazimieras Simonavičius University Big Data Excellence Centre has become the official representative of Futures Platform in Lithuania. Futures Platform is a strategic insights tool that helps companies plan their operations in light of future changes.

Developed and commercialized by Finnish scientists and specialists in 2016, the Trend Forecasting Tool provides a broad picture of social change in technology, economics, environment and politics. The unique Futures Platform information repository holds data on over 700 future phenomena. Futures Platforms operates on a SaaS (Software as a Service) principle.

Prof. Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja

“What’s happening in the world right now illustrates the need for and the benefits of this type of tool,” says Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja, Professor of Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Head of the Master’s Programme in Future Insights and Strategic Management. According to him, the world has long lived under so-called VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) conditions. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are elementary parts of many emerging phenomena, COVID-19 phenomena as well (https://www.futuresplatform.com/blog/covid-19-world-after). Under these real-life conditions, standard solutions are not appropriate and new agile methods are needed. Strategic insights and tools, such as Futures Platform, provide frameworks where both businesses, politicians and NGOs can explore the future, develop and test business strategies, and plan for change. This strategic foresight tool, which can be tailored to organizations for their special business and social needs, is widely used in European industries and business operations.

Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis

The Futures Platform tool provides a wealth of detailed and useful information on global trends in various fields. This helps anticipate future changes and plan the organization accordingly, both in the short and long term, to keep up with global trends and to prevent investments in areas that will be less relevant in the future. Collaboration tools offered by the Futures Platform make it easy to involve team members or other stakeholders in processes.

“For example, municipalities can use the Futures Platform tool when planning urban and regional development scenarios, involving all stakeholders in the strategic process and see not only how their planned development correlates with global urban and regional development trends, but also with all stakeholders,” says Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis, Lecturer of the Master’s Programme in Future Insights and Strategic Management.

Saku Koskinen

“The recent global developments and the wild card, called Covid-19, has once again proven the importance of continuous foresight and horizon scanning work. We work daily with world leading organizations on future related processes and activities, and lately we have seen a strong signal from these organizations to build continuous and automated AI based foresight systems and solutions. There are two main reasons behind this development. First, a clear lack of time and resources to carry out these activities. Second, it is no longer enough to understand the trends and impacts of you own industry or domain, there is a need to be able to scan the future with a wider scope. That is why we at Futures Platform want to develop a world leading foresight platform,” says Saku Koskinen, Foresight Expert and Partner Futures Platform.

Creating updated future scenarios with Futures Platform is not a one-off project every few years. It is a consistent communication of the latest developments in trends that are important to the organization and its operations. A core feature of Futures Platform is the visual Trend Radar which visualizes which trends are affecting the future. By creating a digital radar around your theme of interest, you can see in a single image the holistic, 360-degree view of changes related to your theme. This tool helps CEOs and management teams work together with updated foresight analyses. The radar provides direct, one-click access to relevant articles and videos produced by experts on the future, providing a broader picture of how the world is changing. More about the Futures Platform can be found at www.futuresplatform.com. Currently, the Futures Platform is used by organizations such as Business Finland, Fortum, Fiskars Group, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC), IESE Business School in Barcelona, and other leading organizations.

For more information, please contact KSU Chancellor Darius Verbyla, E-mail: darius.verbyla@ksu.lt, Tel: +370 612 78 493

More about Big Data Excellence Centre here.

Those wishing to take a better look at how Aviation Management online bachelor’s studies look like like, we invite to participate at KSU Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis lecture on Aviation Policy. The lecture is going to be delivered online on April 1st at 8 p.m. The common situation in aviation industry due to COVID-19 is going to be discussed on the lecture as well as how it will affect Aviation Policy in the future.

This lecture is a part of Aviation Policy study module, which is delivered to Aviation Management first year students. Aviation Policy module is aimed for the students to understand how the historical background has created  the current range of national and international airline and airport policy patterns, how airlines are organised to influence and respond to Government Policy and what are the areas of policy development that may occur in the near future.

Please, register here till March 30th, and we will send you a lecture link.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis is an internationally recognized aviation expert and consultant and the head of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Aviation Management at Kazimieras Simonavičius University. Dr. Kalligiannis played a key role in major and challenging airport projects: the bid development for the Greek Regional Airports’ privatization (AKTOR Concessions), the National Aviation Policy & White Paper development for the Hellenic Ministry of Transport, the Airport Operations Manual (AOM) update for Pafos International Airport, Air traffic forecasts development (EC Harris) and etc. Dr. Kalligiannis delivers airport training courses for Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS), Sudan Airports, Holding Company, Muscat and Salalah Airports (OAMC) and Riyadh International Airport.

Since April 1st, two Aviation Management online study modules open up for external students. You can study the modules together with present KSU bachelor’s students.

Every module consists of seven online lectures, broadcasted live in the evenings, and two individual consultations.

Those who pass the module exam will be awarded with ECTS credits and a certificate of approval. Later, when student enrolling in Kazimieras Simonavičius Bachelor’s degree program in Aviation Management, the module will be credited and the tuition fee will decrease accordingly.

Modules Suggested:

  • Aviation Policy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis

6 ECTS Credits

  • Cross – Cultural Management in Aviation

Lecturer Jack Romero

5 ECTS Credits

Aviation Policy

Aviation Policy module is aimed for the students to understand how the historical background has created  the current range of national and international airline and airport policy patterns, how airlines are organised to influence and respond to Government Policy and what are the areas of policy development that may occur in the near future.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kalligiannis is an internationally recognized aviation expert and consultant and the head of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Aviation Management at Kazimieras Simonavičius University. Dr. Kalligiannis played a key role in major and challenging airport projects: the bid development for the Greek Regional Airports’ privatization (AKTOR Concessions), the National Aviation Policy & White Paper development for the Hellenic Ministry of Transport, the Airport Operations Manual (AOM) update for Pafos International Airport, Air traffic forecasts development (EC Harris) and others.

Dr. Kalligiannis delivers airport training courses for Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS), Sudan Airports, Holding Company, Muscat and Salalah Airports (OAMC) and Riyadh International Airport.

 

Cross – Cultural Management in Aviation

The objectives for the Cross – Cultural Management module are for the students to get familiar with the  intercultural area and how to manage all the challenges in multicultural fields. The module focuses on the impact of cultural background on individuals, organizations and management; on the dimensions which discriminate national cultures, and on cross-cultural interactions.

Jack Romero

Jack Romero has more than 15 years experience in aviation industry and aviation entrepreneurship. Currently he is a Business Mentor and University lecturer at Leeds University Business School and lecturer in Aviation Management study programme at Kazimieras Simonavicius University.

Starting in 1974 at Heathrow Airport, Jack’s company British Mediterranean Airways (BMED) became one of the most successful franchise partners of British Airways, gaining the prestigious Queen’s Award For Business Enterprise in 2004. BMED was sold to BMI (owned by Lufthansa) in 2007 for £30 million, and in 2011 British Airways bought BMI/BMED for over £175 million.

 

The registration closes on March 30th.

Registration to “Aviation Policy”

Registration to “Intercultural Management in Aviation Industry”

Language: English

Price: 350 Eur per module

Duration: from April 1st till May 15th (online lectures)

Module exams: will be held at the end of May – early June at Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Vilnius (due to quarantine and COVID-19 prevention, the exam may be organized online).

For more information, please contact KSU Director of Business Deimantė Žilinskienė, e-mail: deimante.zilinskiene@ksu.lt