Program Schedule

EBACE2014 education sessions will focus on issues of importance to companies operating business aircraft in Europe, including the changing European operating environment, safety management systems, security requirements, airport and transatlantic access issues, and more.

* Denotes speaker has been invited, but is unconfirmed.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor and Press Registration


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 4

Monday, May 19, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EBACE Press Headquarters Open



8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 4

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EBACE Safety Workshop


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Congress Centre, Room K

The EBACE Safety Workshop, developed primarily for professionals in the business aviation community in Europe, is an effort to provide critical information and training that is directly related to human performance. Eight out of ten accidents are caused by human failure, not equipment failure. Workshop Sessions will be presented by subject matter experts and will provide insight, knowledge, critical information and training directly related to human performance. The EBACE Safety Workshop is neither aircraft nor manufacturer specific, and will include information that is applicable to any aircraft flown. The Safety Workshop will challenge you to change the way you think about safety. A separate payment and Registration, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and Workshop materials, but which does not include Registration for EBACE, is required for this one-day event. Workshop Registration can be found in the EBACE Registration portal. Registration fee: EBAA and NBAA Members – $25
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Congress Centre, Room F

EBAA and NBAA are pleased to present the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, which will examine current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the business aviation marketplace today. Leading international experts will address transactional, financial, tax, insurance, and operational issues and engage the audience for an interactive program Aircraft financiers, lawyers, brokers, and other advisors in business aircraft transactions are invited to attend this seminar for educational and networking opportunities. The registration fee for this one-day seminar is $595 for EBAA or NBAA Members. This fee includes continental breakfast and lunch seminar materials and registration to EBACE2014’s seminars, exhibits and static display May 20-22.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

EBACE Cabin Crew Conference


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Congress Centre, Room G

Flight Attendants are a key conduit between the aircraft owner, operator, crew and suppliers with a role that encompasses a wide variety of tasks that vary from aircraft to aircraft. Recognizing the importance of Flight Attendants and the benefits of sharing information, this will be an inspiring and stimulating European Cabin Crew/Flight Attendants Conference where all those working or supplying to the sector can air concerns, explore solutions and discuss evolving trends in the sector. The one day Conference - an annual event - will include lively speeches, panel presentations and interactive sessions where those involved in the industry will be encouraged to share ideas, experience and information. The European Corporate Flight Attendant Committee (NBAA Flight Attendant Committee, European Subcommittee) will again present the annual EBACE Cabin Crew Conference, a program on issues relevant to business aviation cabin crew operations that will address the following topics: safety, security, service and training. Our aim is to provide a single integrated resource of reliable information for European Business Aviation Flight Attendants which will enhance and improve the industry in which we all work. Members of the Committee include training and catering experts as well as experienced Flight Attendants who strive to improve the breadth and depth of knowledge for this essential and influential sector of the business aviation market. A separate payment and Registration, which includes lunch and Conference materials, but which does not include Registration for EBACE, is required for this one-day event. You do not have to attend EBACE or be an EBAA Member to participate in this Conference. Register for this Conference via the EBACE Registration portal. Registration fee: $25
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

EBACE Media Luncheon (by invitation)


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport

2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Press Afternoon


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Halls 4, 5 and 6 and Geneva International Airport (GVA)

Viewing of Exhibits and the Static Display of Aircraft by accredited members of the media.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 4

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening General Session Continental Breakfast


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 3

Complimentary cafe and croissants will be served outside the Opening General Session.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EBACE Opening General Session – Business Aviation: The Fastest Route from B to B


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 3 (Room V, W)

Moderated by: Ed Bolen, NBAA and Fabio Gamba, EBAA

Presented by: Frank Brenner, Eurocontrol; André Kudelski, Vice-Chairman of Aéroport International de Genève ; Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group; and Roland Werner, State Secretary of Transport, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

10:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 3
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Exhibit Halls and Static Display Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Halls 4, 5 and 6 and Geneva International Airport (GVA)
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Emissions Trading – Towards a Global Market-Based Measure: State of Play


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room Q)

Moderated by: Andrew Pozniak, Green Aviation Solutions

Presented by: Elina Bardram, European Commission; Kurt Edwards, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC); Jérôme Lesourd, La Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile; Paul Steele, Air Transport Action Group (ATAG); and Mark Wilson, NetJets Europe

Join this session for a review of the aftermath of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) resolution on the development of a global market-based measure. The session will focus in particular on the revised EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) directive and the implications for business aviation operators, both commercial and non-commercial.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Will Business Aviation Profit from the Developing Upturn in the European Economy?


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room R)

Moderated by: Kostas Iatrou, Air Transport News

Presented by: Pete Bunce, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); Daniel Hall, Ascend Worldwide; David Marsh, Eurocontrol; Charles Schlumberger, World Bank; and Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

The European economy seems finally to be on the mend, after four tough years of austerity and rising taxes. Specialists will analyze macroeconomic indicators to forecast how this will affect business aviation. In particular, they will focus on pointers for the coming five years to assess if there will be a return to the strong growth that characterized the first eight years of the millennium, or more doom and gloom. Which will it be? Be sure to attend this session so your business is best prepared for the years ahead.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 4

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 3
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EBACE Exhibit Halls and Static Display of Aircraft Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Halls 4, 5 and 6 and Geneva International Airport (GVA)
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Business Aviation Around the World


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room R)

Moderated by: Kurt Edwards, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

Presented by: Ali Al Naqbi, Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA); Rui Aquino, Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG); Marc Bailey, British Business and General Aviation Association; David Best, Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA); Ed Bolen, NBAA; Dannys Famin, EBAA France; Fabio Gamba, EBAA; Peter Gatz*, IBAC; Rohit Kapur, Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA); Kazunobu Sato, Japan Business Aviation Association (JBAA); and Anna Serejkina, Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA)

Leaders of business aviation associations from every continent will exchange views on this year's hot topics.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

A New Fertile Region on Europe’s Doorstep? The Business Aviation Orient-Express


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room S)

Moderated by: Taunya Renson-Martin, MachMedia

Presented by: Ekim Alptekin, Turkish American Business Association; Leonid Koshelev, Jet 2000; Mirian Sarishvili, VIP Aviation; and TBA, Honeywell

While traditional markets are still facing depressed economic conditions and low expectations, emerging markets have been shaping recent industry development. These new markets are currently enjoying high levels of growth, but have been historically more volatile. Are we on the cusp of a new period of sustainable growth for business aviation or are these just regional “bubbles?” Panellists will study the specific case histories of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Turkey and the Caucasus countries as possible pointers to the future.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Introducing the New International Standard for Business Aviation Handling - IS-BAH


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room R)

Moderated by: Trevor King, EBAA Expert

Presented by: Helena Azevedo, NetJets; Stanley Bugeja, DC Aviation Ltd.; and Jim Cannon, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) will announce the release of a new industry code of practice (IS-BAH) that will provide FBOs worldwide with a common set of safety, operating and ground handling standards encompassing recommended practices for enhancing the safety, security, efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. This new tool will set professional standards and recommended practices that serve the needs of business aviation and ensure operators meet their safety management obligations for all aspect of business under new EASA Ops rules. Don’t miss this exciting new development by the industry for the industry!
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NBAA Coffee Social


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport

Whether you are a long-time Member, new to NBAA, or just looking to find out more about the Association, we invite you to join us for a coffee and networking social in the NBAA Headquarters Stand. Meet NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen along with representatives from NBAA’s Staff, network with other Members and industry peers, and learn how the benefits of NBAA Membership can help make your business even safer and more successful. It’s also a great opportunity to get your questions answered, share ideas for new benefits and services, and provide us with feedback on your overall NBAA experience. Plus, once you’ve enjoyed your afternoon coffee break, you’ll have a chance to get your commemorative EBACE photo taken and drop your card for a chance to win one free pass to NBAA2014 in Orlando. We look forward to meeting you!
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Airports, Handling, Finance & Insurance: Optimising the Complete Business Aviation Value Chain


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room R)

Moderated by: Guy Broddin, FinServe Aviation Insurance

Presented by: Bart Boury, Flyinggroup; Aoife O'sullivan, Kennedys; Filip Vandeputte, Aviabel; and Terry Yeomans, Rockwell Collins

This session aims to provide the audience with the concrete outputs of each of the three Associate Members Advisory Council (AMAC) focus groups and the Airports, Handling and Ground Operations Committee (AHGOC) in the fields of: Aircraft financing and leasing notably tripartite agreements; How to improve the understanding EU VAT; Insurance and how to improve the understanding of AVN 67; and Airports and Handling issues.

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Can Business Aviation Expand to Meet the Needs of New Categories of Passengers?


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room Q)

Moderated by: Rod Simpson, FlyCorporate

Presented by: Christian Hatje, PrivatAir; Clive Jackson, Fly Victor; Richard Koe, WINGX Advance; Hervé Laitat, Abelag; and Brian Pearce, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The relative stagnation in the number of business aviation passengers in the past four to five years is a sign of maturity in the current business model, exacerbated by wider economic difficulties. How can the sector sustainably re-establish growth in a still fragile European economy? Can it improve efficiency through mergers and/or acquisitions, or can it grow its business by opening up new markets and appealing to a wider customer base? How does the industry best deliver such opportunities for growth?
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

360 Degree Analysis on How Best to Enhance Business Aviation Access to Vital European Infrastructure


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room S)

Moderated by: Jean-Philippe Ramu, Netjets

Presented by: David Bowen, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU); Gabriel Destremaut, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA); Gian Gherardo Calini, European GNSS Agency; Stephane Marché, Honeywell; and Aline Troadec, Eurocontrol

Ready access to airports and airspace is vital for the success of business aviation. Hear the latest developments and tools our sector is using to ensure the future access flexibility needed to meet customer needs.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Hall 4

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Static Display of Aircraft Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Geneva International Airport (GVA)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

EBACE Exhibit Halls Open


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Halls 4, 5 and 6
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Illegal Activities


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room S)

Moderated by: Richard Koe, WINGX Advance

Presented by: Tatyana Chernyavskaya*, Hunt & Palmer; Andrea Costantini*, ENAC; Kimon Daniilidis, London Executive Aviation; Stefaan Ghijs*, Fly Aeolus; Jeorge Grazina*, European Commission; and Filip Vandeputte*, Aviabel

According to a recent study from Roland Berger commissioned by the EBAA, 14% of the total Business Aviation movements in Europe are illegal in a way or another, costing the industry more than € 850m/year. Whilst shocking per se, these conclusions must be interpreted and analysed in a larger context. Avoiding blame-and-shame and focusing on the identification of the root causes of illegal flights will constitute one of the reasons for this panel. Elaborating on potential measures to help eradicate them will be another one. Make sure you don’t miss this debate, as willy-nilly your company has been, or will be one day, affected by these illegal activities.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Skill Shortage: Everything to Worry About?


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room R)

Moderated by: Paul Walsh, BART International

Presented by: Marc Bailey, British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA); EBAA Expert, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA); Yves Guyot, TAG Aviation Europe; Sid McGuirk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and Paul Vroonhof, Panteia

Business aviation is often the poor relation of air transport, sometimes struggling to attract and retain skills. Yet, specific expertise and effort is required to maintain and operate the European fleet of 3,000+ turbine-powered aircraft. How can we get a bigger share of the pie? Will business aviation reap the benefits of new and ambitious programs? And, if so, when?
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Business Aviation as a Career: Your First Step Towards a Bright Future!


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room S)

Moderated by: Belarmino Gonçalves Paradela, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA)

Presented by: Markus Blattner, TAG Aviation; Mustafa Cavcar, Anadolu Üniversitesi - Faculty of Aeronautics & Astronautics; Victor Grove, PrivatAir; and Astrid Hustinx, Private Pilot, Former Business Jet Pilot & Retired Long Haul Captain (Air France)

This session aims to encourage current students (pilots, technicians, engineers, etc.) to consider a long term career in business aviation by providing them with a vision of the opportunities available in our industry.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Women in Aviation


Location: Geneva Palexpo & and Geneva International Airport, Palexpo, Hall 3 (Room Q)

Moderated by: Karin Muller, Sterling Global Logistics

Presented by: Margriet Bredewold, Co-Guard GmbH; Tim Kirkwood, AviaNation; Paula Kraft, Tastefully Yours Catering and Aviation Catering Consultants; Giulia Mauri, Women in Aerospace (WIA); Brenda Miles, FlightSafety International; and Kristina Tervo, Wolston Sky

How can non-profit membership organisations such as Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) and Women in Aerospace (WIA) enhance women’s opportunities and support women in business aviation in expanding their careers?