The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019

The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019

The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019

Tues 14th May & Wed 15th May Holiday Inn Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

- The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium – General Information

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one “must attend” event of the year.

Here is your opportunity to engage with multiple professionals, to consider our industry challenges and to share an understanding regarding best practice solutions.


Meet Delegates from the following Companies:

Bulgarian Ministry of Transport * Sofema Aviation Services * European Cargo and Aviation Services * Aerosight * Jet Aviation Dubai * Global Aerospace Logistics * Emirates * Ras Technics

Blueair Aviation * Aviation Innovative Solutions Group * SofemaOnline * NEXUS Flight Operations Services * Aviation Academy Belgrade * Ryan Aviation * Avia Intelligence *

JP International Training * ICAR AIR Ltd.* Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD * AETS-Sofema * Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance * BAE Systems * Portway, ( Portugal s.a.)

Jet Ops Europe * European Aviation Institute * Bulgarian CAA * Air Serbia * Romanian Airport Services * Lufthansa Technics Sofia * Plane Care Solutions * Turkish Aerospace * Romanian Aeronautical Association *

Why Attend?

The EASA Quality & Safety Departments are essential to the health and well-being as well as a valuable source of support and guidance to the Accountable Manager and the Executive Team.

Well managed EASA Quality and Safety Systems serve as value multipliers, able to identify optimizing opportunities and supporting the organisation with the confidence regarding both compliance and the minimization of exposure to hazards. Whether you are an Airlines, Airport, MRO, Aerospace Manufacturer, or Ground Handling Organisation the success of the Quality and Safety department is pivotal in delivering confidence to the business.

Benefits of attending the Symposium – Includes “Bow Tie Risk Assessment Workshop” with Certificate for all Attendees:

  • To Bring stakeholders together on a common platform to discuss issues of mutual interest
  • To raise the Profile of Key Safety and Quality Employees within EASA Compliant Organisations
  • Highlight the contribution of the Safety and Quality business areas to support the positive development of the organisation and to achieve minimal exposure.
  • To raise awareness regarding risk management
  • Network with over 50 professionals who are dedicated to developing effective Quality & Safety Aviation Systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of Bow Tie Techniques (Expanded Workshop) 0 Dealing with the Challenges of delivering a “Real” Safety Culture
  • Understanding the challenges of “Auditing Airport Security”
  • Measuring & managing competence – “Delivering for the Company”
  • Addressing the importance of Training for Quality &. Safety Audit Personnel


Detailed Content:


09.00 – Seating Available (Please take your seat)
09.15 – Welcoming Speaker – Steve Bentley
09.15 – 09.30 Introduction
09.30 – 10.00 The Role of Quality Assurance / Compliance in an EASA Environment – How to maximise the Return on Investment ROI
10.00 – 10.30 Challenges of Auditing of Airport Security – Best Practice Considerations
10.30 – 11.00 Break & Networking
11.00 – 11.30 Effective Flight Data Monitoring Process
11.30 – 12.00 Developing a Safety Culture -The Challenges
12.00 – 12.30 Measuring Safety Performance
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Networking
14.00 – 15.00 The use of Bow Tie as an effective tool to manage risk & exposure
15.00 – 15.30 Break & Networking
15.30 – 16.00 Recruitment Challenges of Quality & Safety Staff


09.15 – 09.45 Workshop - Developing the effectiveness of SMS DATA Acquisition and Analysis – How to develop internal reporting processes
09.45 – 10.15 How are we Measuring and Managing Competence across our business
10.15 – 10.30 Introduction / Gold Sponsor Presentation
10.30 – 11.00 Break & Networking
11.00 – 11.30 Integrating Quality Assurance into an EASA Compliant SMS
11.30 – 12.00 Engaging with an effective Risk Assessment Process
12.00 – 12.30 Considering the Value of voluntary versus mandatory Training Programs
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Networking
14.00 – 14.30 Safety and Security concerns of airport vicinity incursions of UAV (drones)
14.30 – 15.00 How effective is Just Culture – where are the challenges
15.00 – 15.30 Break & Networking
15.30 – 16.00 Forthcoming ICAO expectations regarding Aviation English in a Maintenance and CAMO environment

Delegates attending the symposium will receive a free PDF copy of all presentations.


Click on the “Register” button below and fulfil your details. Book now for Special Combined Rate for Symposium and Hotel Accommodation*  – Only 395 Euro (450 USD - converted from Euro to USD for website operations). If you prefer to pay directly in Euro please contact us on or for Euro Bank Details.

*Note regarding Hotac – If the Venue Hotel is not available, we will select the nearest possible hotel to the event and organise transport to and from the event hotel

Is your organisation keen on Quality and Safety? If “yes” why not become a Sponsor of the Symposium? (Limited Sponsorship Offer Still Remaining)

  • Boost your brand awareness
  • Expand your network with valuable partners
  • Attend on a special price

For more information see the full Sponsor brochure here or contact us at


Meet our sponsors


GOLD Sponsor

Easy to use and time-saving Flight Data Monitoring service

Easy to use and time-saving Flight Data Monitoring service

SILVER Sponsor Avia-Intelligence
BRONZE Sponsors Ras-Technic AETS-SOFEMA JP International


If you wish to consider Sponsorship for additional advantages ask us about “Sponsor offer” at events@sassofia.comSofema Aviation Services is a regulatory training and consultancy company with a combined commercial aviation experience across the team of many l00′s of years. Since the company’s inception in 2008, we have certified 20,000 Delegates and we now offer over 500 classroom and online training courses across the globe. Our business is recognised as an industry leader for a number of key reasons:

  • We pride ourselves on our professional approach to airline and delegate engagement
  • We listen to our customers and ensure that the courses being developed and offered, reflect industry need and expectations

We offer tremendous value for money, believed to be the most competitive rates in our sector!

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Event details:

Start date: May 14, 2019

End date: May 15, 2019

Price: 450 USD

Venue: Holiday Inn, Sofia, Bulgaria

Discount Program Events

(*events only)

Multi Delegate Early Bird Discount
· For 2 Delegates the price will be 400 EUR
· Every additional Delegate from the same company will cost 100 EUR

The Early Bird Discount Program is applicable for bookings taken and payment received until 28.02.2019.

After February the prices would be:First Delegate - 450 EUR

· First Delegate will be 400 EUR
· Every additional Delegate from the same company will cost 250 EUR

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