25-26 October, 2017(2 days)
at Entry Point North academy, Malmö, Sweden

In many organisations, Continuation Training has gradually become routine or perhaps even business as usual, due to a highly regulated framework and a firm reliance on procedural compliance. The variation and high rate of change within the operational conditions of our industry challenges the way we prioritise, manage and train our key resource – our employees. One may wonder, do our current practices actually enhance adaptive expertise and thus prepare us for the unexpected?

This and many other questions were discussed during Entry Point North’s Seminar on 25-26 October 2017, this year focusing on Continuation Training and hosting over 50 representatives from ANSPs, regulatory bodies and other organisations.

We opened the seminar by all participants introducing themselves and briefly presenting continuation training in their organisations, followed by a discussion about questions brought up by the national civil aviation authority representatives. Mrs Louise Groot Degner and Mrs Anna Lolk (both Heads of Training) presented the latest continuation training developments and new training ideas implemented by Naviair and NUAC. Mr Declan Cusack shared his experience with continuation training as a team leader at Entry Point North Ireland in his presentation «Continuation Training that makes a difference» and we closed the day with Mr Nicolai Bondo Rasmussen from Thomas Cook airline presenting the implementation of Evidence Based Training.

On day 2 we moved to the top floor of Scandinavia’s highest building, Turning Torso, looking at continuation training from a higher perspective. We started the morning with Mr Koen Luykx, Business Continuity Manager at Belgocontrol, who spoke about his experience from a real life crises during the March 2016 terror attack in Brussels. Our key note speaker, Prof. René Amalberti, challenged and inspired us with «Navigating safety, necessary compromises and trade-offs» and «Educating managers to safety arbitrations», followed by lively discussions. We closed the day with Mr Jonas Jonsson, Managing Director of 4C Strategies, presenting his insights into assuring operational readiness and capability, and not just compliance.

We would like to thank all speakers and participants for making this event a great success and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next seminar!


Day 1: 25 October at Entry Point North, Malmö-Sturup
09.15Bus departure from Park Inn Hotel (Sjömansgatan 2, 211 19 Malmö)
09.45 - 10.00Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.15Welcome by Mrs Anne Kathrine Jensen, CEO, Entry Point North
10.15 - 10.30Setting the scene (Mrs Anne-Mette Petri, Mr Andreas Fredriksson, Entry Point North)
10.30 - 11.45 Continuation training in the participating organisations
11.45 - 13.00Lunch (optional academy tour 12.30 - 13.00)
13.00 - 14.00Continuation training at NUAC and Naviair (Mrs Anna Lolk and Mrs Louise Groot Degner, Head of Training, NUAC & Naviair)
14.00 - 14.45Continuation Training that makes a difference (Mr Declan Cusack, Team Leader, Entry Point North Ireland)
14.45 - 15.45Coffee break including group work & discussion – experience sharing and lessons learned
15.45 - 16.45Evidence Based Training - preparing the pilot/operator rather than preparing for the event (Mr Nicolai Bondo Rasmussen, Training Manager, Thomas Cook)
17.00Bus departure from Entry Point North
19.00Dinner organised by Entry Point North at restaurant Årstiderna By The Sea (Dockgatan 1, 21112 Malmö)
Day 2: 26 October at Turning Torso, Lilla Varvsgatan 14, Malmö
09.00 - 9.15Sum up day 1
09.15 - 10.15Applied Business Continuity during a real life crisis: Belgium, 22 March 2016 (Mr Koen Luykx, Business Continuity Manager, Belgocontrol)
10.15 - 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.30Navigating safety, necessary compromises and trade-offs (Prof René Amalberti, MD, PhD, Director FONCSI)
11.30 - 12.30Educating managers to safety arbitrations (Prof René Amalberti, MD, PhD, Director FONCSI)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30From compliance to capability; assuring operational readiness (Mr Jonas Jonsson, Managing Director, 4C Strategies)
14.30 - 15.30Sum up and closing, networking and coffee