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Date: December 7, 2017
Venue: Hall Sofia, Hotel Marinela 5*

Preliminary program:
19:00 h – 19:30 h – Welcome drink
19:30 h – 20:30 h – Official awarding ceremony Sky Awards 2017
20:30 h – 23:00 h – Gala dinner

The BIG Prize: SKY AWARD – the best airline in Bulgaria for 2017 – LUFTHANSA
The big prize is adjudged by the jury based on the results from passengers’ and IATA agents’ online voting.

Awards based on passengers’ online voting:

  1. Sky Favorite – The most preferred airline in Bulgaria – WIZZ AIR
  2. Sky Short/Middle Haul – The most preferred airline for short and middle haul flights from/to Bulgaria – BULGARIA AIR
  3. Sky Long Haul – The most preferred airline for intercontinental flights from/to Bulgaria – LUFTHANSA
  4. Sky Budget – The most preferred low-cost carrier from/to Bulgaria – WIZZ AIR

Awards based on professionals’ online voting:

  1. Sky Friend – The most preferred airline operating from/to Bulgaria – TURKISH AIRLINES
  2. Sky Offline – The most preferred offline airline from/to Bulgaria – EMIRATES

Special award of IATA:

  1. Sky Agent – The best IATA Agent for 2016 – USIT COLOURS BULGARIA

Sandrine de Saint Sauveur – President and Executive Director of APG Inc. Sandrine was born in 1971 in France and is graduated in Finance in State University San Diego. In 1993 has started to work for APG France. Since 1999 Sandrine develops ABCS-IATA and has signed 55 international contracts. Since 2011 Sandrine is the President and Executive Director of APG Inc. She is awarded with the prestigious honour of French Legion.

Jordan Karamalakov – Branch Manager of International Air Transport Association (IATA) office in Bulgaria (2000 – 2012). Jordan has worked in the field of airline industry since 1979. He used to be Market manager in Balkan Airlines and representative in Copenhagen. In 2000 Jordan established an IATA branch in Bulgaria. He used to be Chairman of Board of Directors of Bulgaria Air. Since 2012 Jordan has been a Regional Manager of IATA for Central Asia.

Anca Apahidean – Regional Manager of IATA for Eastern Europe. IATA was founded 60 years ago by group of airlines. Today IATA represents around 230 international airlines which account of 93% of scheduled international traffic. IATA also represents, manages and serves the global airline industry.

Ognian Blagoev – Executive Director of APG Bulgaria. He has more than 25 years professional experience in aviation industry. Ognian gas worked in various positions in the Commercial Department of Balkan Airlines and used be a commercial representative in Kuwait and Qatar. Since 2001 Ognian is Executive Director of APG Bulgaria, exclusive member for Bulgaria of APG Network. APG Bulgaria represents 16 foreign airlines in BSP Bulgaria.

Stella Philipova-Dineva – Member of the Executive Board of Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents (ABTTA).
Stella is Manager and President of Stella Tours since 1988 and has gained an extensive experience in the field of tourism for the last 35 years. She specialized in Higher Institute of Economics “Karl Marx”. Currently Stella is member of the Executive Board of ABTTA and actively participates in ABTTA’s Commission for Air Transport.

Alexander Bogoyavlenski – Leading consultant in digital and corporate communications with more than 20 years of experience in media, public relations, information technologies and aviation. Currently is Managing Partner at digital agency Trinitix LLC and member of Hewlett-Packard’s Global Digital Marketing Council. Until 2009 he is Manager Strategic Outsourcing Communication for EMEA at HP. Formerly part of President Petar Stoyanov’s communication team and journalist at BNR, BBC Worldwide and Radio Free Europe. Master in International Relations in Sofia and London. Graduated Airline Management Masterclass in 2012, author and host of Airshow – the only broadcast program dedicated to aviation in Bulgaria, produced by Bulgaria ON AIR.

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