"It will closely engage our Representatives in SITA initiatives while motivating SITA teams to drive the changes needed across innovation and service."
Over the past few months, SITA have been looking at ways to deepen the engagement with the SITA Council in a more meaningful way and tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge available through the Council Representatives.One of the ways we will be doing this is through the launch of the 2018 SITA Council Awards this month. The awards present an opportunity for SITA Council Representatives to judge the best team initiative from SITA employees across two key areas of focus: Stepping up for the customer and Innovation.When the proposal for the awards was put before the SITA Council in December 2017, it was widely agreed that they would provide Council Representatives an opportunity to look a little deeper in to SITA and understand how the business was changing to meet the air transport industry’s technology needs. Service excellence and innovation represent two key areas that will drive that evolution. The awards were opened to employees in May this year and has already gained significant interest.Jappe Blaauw, chairman of the SITA Council said: “We think this is a great initiative and an exciting collaborative step for the Council. It will closely engage our Representatives in SITA initiatives while motivating SITA teams to drive the changes needed across innovation and service. I believe that together this will enhance SITA’s value to the air transport community.” The award submissions are expected to be put before the SITA Council later this year for the final round of judging, with the winners selected at the December Council Meeting in Paris.