Iberia's Conte, and TAP Portugal's Pinto to Present Keynote Addresses at AVIATION WEEK's MRO Europe 2008

The "keynote speakers are top leaders in the airline industry, not only in their home countries, but across Europe," says Aviation Week president.


NEW YORK - Aviation Week announced today that Fernando Conte, CEO of Iberia, and Fernando Pinto, CEO of TAP Portugal, will present the keynote addresses at the eleventh annual MRO Europe Conference and Exhibition, to be held at FEMA in Madrid, Spain, on September 24-25, 2008.

Conte was appointed CEO of Iberia, Spain's largest air transport group and the fourth-largest in Europe, in June 2003. He also serves as chairman of the Association of European Airlines (AEA). Pinto has been CEO of TAP Portugal since 2000, and currently is serving a one-year term as president of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

"Our two MRO Europe 2008 keynote speakers are top leaders in the airline industry, not only in their home countries, but across Europe," says Tom Henricks, President, Aviation Week. "We are honored to have the participation of Messrs. Conte and Pinto at this important event, and look forward to their insights on the state of the region's airlines and the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry."

MRO Europe is presented by Aviation Week, the largest multi-media information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. MRO Europe 2007 is currently under way in Milan, Italy, featuring a keynote address by Robert Mionis, CEO, Manufacturing & Engineering of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). That event has drawn more than 2,500 industry professionals and government executives, and features a sold-out exhibition hall with more than 175 MRO product and services suppliers. Additional information for MRO events is available at www.aviationweek.com/conferences, or by calling +1 212-904-4483 or 1-800-240-7645.

MRO Europe is produced by Aviation Week Conferences and Exhibitions and Overhaul & Maintenance.

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