Operators Forum

Operators Forum

03 Oct 2017, 12:30 - 14:00

Operators Lounge, Stand L80


Only available to Helitech International registered Operators

The Operators’ Forum is a networking opportunity, held over a working lunch, for operators of every size to talk informally with their peers about the issues most relevant to improving their missions and their businesses. Do you have an emergency response plan to social media? This question is the starting point for a discussion about how social media coverage has an impact on how friends, family and the general public view helicopters and helicopter operations, particularly in the aftermath of an accident. The discussion will also consider some of the critical strategies for successful crisis management. 

Moderator: Andrew Rognmo-Hodge, Director of Flight Operations, Lufttransport RW

12:30-12:35 | Welcome & Introduction
Andrew Rognmo-Hodge, Director of Flight Operations, Lufttransport RW

12:35-12:50 | Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
Derek Lowe, Chief Executive Officer, Storm Communications

12:55-13:05 | Social Media After an Incident: How to Avoid Losing Control
Donald Steel, Associate Director, Crisis Communications, Kenyon International Emergency Services

13:10-14:00 | Panel discussion & audience Q&A

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Programme subject to change



  • Andrew Rognmo-Hodge


    Director of Flight Operations

    Lufttransport RW

    Andrew Rognmo-Hodge has been involved in aviation for over 15 years.  He joined the Military as a Pilot in 2001, conducting worldwide helicopter...

  • Derek Lowe


    Chief Executive Officer

    Storm Communications

    Derek Lowe is CEO and founder of Storm Communications, a London based Public Relations agency.  Storm has three divisions specialising in Consumer,...

  • Donald Steel


    Associate Director, Crisis Communications

    Kenyon International Emergency Services

    Donald Steel is an Associate Director of Crisis Communications at Kenyon International Emergency Services, the world’s most respected disaster...

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