ALTA’s (Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association) Aviation Crisis Preparedness Conference, designed to educate and arm executives with the crucial tools and information necessary to prepare and implement crisis preparedness plans specific to the aviation industry, is slated to take place September 10 – 11, 2008, in Miami, Florida contiguous with its Aviation Law Americas Conference to be held September 11 – 12, 2008, at the same location.

“This is a must-attend event for anyone associated with aviation industry crisis preparedness, crisis management and crisis response efforts,” said ALTA executive director Alex de Gunten. “We as an industry must be prepared to effectively respond to and manage a vast array of crisis situations. After all, it’s not a matter of IF a crisis will occur, but WHEN.”

An impressive dossier of speakers has already been confirmed, including leading experts on crisis preparedness and crisis management issues specific to the aviation industry.

The two-day agenda encompasses the key aspects of aviation crisis preparedness and management, including what to expect when a crisis hits, case studies and lessons learned from previous incidents and accidents, operational implications – dealing with governing investigating authorities during a crisis, crisis communications and dealing with key stakeholders and media, legal requirements and implications associated with an accident investigation, managing risk and maintaining operations during a crisis, crisis communications and a media training workshop, among other topics.

Attendees include anyone associated with aviation industry crisis preparedness and crisis management efforts, including airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities, aviation industry executives, contingency planners, corporate communications and public relations consultants, crisis response products and services suppliers, emergency response executives, insurers, government agencies, legal counsels, and safety and security executives.

Complete conference details and online registration is available at