II Wings of Business Award Ceremony – the award for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation will take place on the 16th of February 2018 in Moscow. Already now, more than half a year before the event, the Award founder, the Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA) is actively working on the event preparation.
The first ceremony was a great success in February 2017. Despite the fact that it was a totally new project, it was supported by the industry: over 60 nominees in 13 categories, 200 guests, thousands of photo albums views and downloads, incredible atmosphere – all this is left in the hearts of participants and makes them wait impatiently for the ceremony of Wings of Business in 2018.
Already for the third month by now the event is being prepared. Anna Serezhkina, RUBAA Executive director, comments: “Indeed, almost an entire year is needed for preparation of such a grand project. Now RUBAA Board has already approved the regulation of the award, it is published at www.wingsward.ru; we have specified nominations, there will be 13 of them again, though we have changed a little their content, while major categories are kept without changes. The venue is also chosen and we are working with the producers on the scenario and the evening program – we really want all the guest and participants of the 2018 event to have only brilliant impression and joyful memories.
In the beginning of September we will start to sell tickets for the ceremony – like last year tickets will be available online choosing seats on the hall plan.
And a little bit later we will open the registration of the nominees: here I expect a lot of job to do; even last year we had a lot of applications, and already now many companies declare they want to participate in the competition. And it is great! There is plenty of time yet to prepare and present in the best way.
I have received many questions regarding the online voting. When approving the regulation we have considered the experience of the first award. This year we have kept the online voting – it will be a boring process without this rally. But we have decreased the “weight” of this votes to 10% (against 20% last year) of the total rank: this makes all fake voting unreasonable. The second and the third stage of voting is only for RUBAA members and RUBAA Board – these votes will finally specify the winners.
And of course we now actively work with sponsors. Already now more than half a year before the event there are organizations, ready to support the event, and this makes a good sense. But we have a big job before us.
We actively invite all who is ready to support the project and is interested in own promotion under preparation and execution of the II Wings of Business Award Ceremony in 2018.”
Mikhail Titov, Head of own enterprise “Business Aviation Systems” initiated and was the first producer and sponsor of the I Wings of Business Ceremony.
“In the beginning everyone was sure that it was a crazy idea and an impossible project, says Mikhail Titov.
But all went well and I am extremely happy for that! I do not regret a single time that I launched this project. Way to success was not easy and from the very beginning many were sceptic, but we did it and ceremony took place!
I am very glad that this process is not over and that the II Wings of Business Ceremony is planned and I am sure will take place in February 2018. From my part, I will help as much as I can. I am sure it is an important event for the industry. On one hand it is a brilliant evening with an exciting program and beautifully dressed guests – we have kept black-tie dress-code; on other hand it is the strongest promotion of the Russian business aviation on world stage: while choosing the best of the best we demonstrate the level of business aviation development we have achieved in Russia. And it is very important. Our project participants are all categories of enterprises busy in the industry: operators, aircraft manufacturers, airports and FBOs, MRO, service companies. The ceremony is attended also by representatives of the aircraft owners. We invite everyone again and hope that the entire business aviation industry in Russia, and not only in Russia, will again support the project and participate – as nominees, ceremony guests, partners and sponsors!”
We remind you that the II Wings of Business Award Ceremony – the award for the highest achievements in business aviation will take place in Moscow, on the 16th of February 2018, in Moscow. Information about the upcoming ceremony, as well as reports about the 2017 event are available at the award web-site www.wingsaward.ru.