6th GARS/EAC Online Panel Discussion
COVID-19, Aviation and Tourism: Implications and the Way Forward

7th of July 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 CEST (UTC+2) via zoom

The German Aviation Research Society (GARS), the European Aviation Conference, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Laboratory for Tourism Research and Studies (ETEM) at the University of the Aegean and the Hellenic Aviation Society jointly host the 6th GARS Online Panel Discussion – this time on COVID-19, Aviation and Tourism: Implications and the Way Forward. The panel will analyze the structural interdependence between aviation and tourism and how both sectors have been affected by the pandemic so far. It will then discuss how COVID-19 can potentially shape the future of aviation and tourism in both the short and the longer term.

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Sherin Francis:  Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles Tourism Board

Andreas Papatheodorou:  Professor, University of the Aegean – President, Hellenic Aviation Society

Brian Pearce : Chief Economist, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Jeff Poole : Senior Vice President – Advocacy, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)


Neelu Seetaram :  Professor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

The online session starts at 17:00 CEST. The panel will be very interactive, and attendees are welcome to put their questions and comments via the chat function. There will be enough time for intense debates between the panellists and the audience. The online event will end no later than 18:30 CEST.

Registration is free of charge. There is a limited number of places available which will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis with priority given to members of the involved organizations. For registration, please click https://polyu.hk/nmidO. For further information, please check www.garsonline.de or contact anne-ly.wong@polyu.edu.hk.