* Denotes speaker has been invited, but is unconfirmed.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

12:00 - 17:00

Exhibitor and Press Registration


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

Sunday, 17 May 2015

09:00 - 18:00

Exhibitor and Press Registration


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

Monday, 18 May 2015

08:00 - 17:00

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


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

08:00 - 18:00

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


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

09:00 - 18:30

EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar


Location: Geneva Palexpo

EBAA and NBAA are please to again present the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar which will provide an in-depth review of the tax, legal and regulatory issues that are key to successfully conducting a business aircraft transaction.  The seminar brings together leading experts on topics including aircraft financing, emerging European tax issues, the current status of the business aircraft market and more.  If you are involved in the aircraft transactions process, plan to attend this seminar for highly rated education sessions and valuable networking.  The registration fee for this one-day seminar is $595 for EBAA or NBAA Members.  To review the full seminar agenda click here
09:00 - 18:30

EBACE Safety Workshop & Safety Awards Ceremony


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Douglas Carr , NBAA and Brian Humphries , EBAA

The EBACE Safety Workshop, developed primary 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

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

08:00 - 18:00

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


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

08:00 - 18:00

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


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

10:00 - 18:00

Exhibit Halls & Static Display


Location: Geneva Palexpo &amp and Geneva International Airport

14:00 - 15:00

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Peter Van Blyenburgh , Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

Presented by: Denis Koehl, SESAR Joint Undertaking ; Paul Lange, Law Offices of Paul Lange; Mike Lissone , Jarus ; Jean-Louis Roch , Thales ; Eric Sivel , EASA; and Baptiste Tripard , SenseFly

The UAS market has been growing even faster since the technology became available in the early 2000s. As a result the sky is becoming more crowded with unmanned aircraft of all sorts.  This obviously brings unexpected new opportunities to air transport, but it also poses challenges, not least with safety in airspace where both manned and unmanned operate side-by-side.  In its Communication on a new ear for aviation, the Commission tried to lay down the standards to regulate the operations of these civil drones.  But will it be sufficient?
15:30 - 16:30

State of the Industry


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Charles Alcock, AIN Online

Presented by: Richard Aboulafia , TEAL Group ; Pete Bunce, General Aviation Manufactures Association ; Jean-Christophe Gallagher , Bombardier Business Aircraft ; Claire Leleu, EUROCONTROL; Jay Mesinger , J.Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales ; Ian Moore , VistaJet; and Charles Schlumberger, World Bank

There has been a surge for the first time in three years in demand for BusAv in Europe.  The sector seems now to have weathered the worst of the storm and can look at the 2015 and beyond with optimism.  Or can it? The aftermath of the Ukrainian crisis is still strongly felt in a number of Central and Eastern European economies, and some parts of Europe could slide back into recession.  Characteristic of our industry though, the inventiveness and resilience of the OEMs, with their many new models in the pipeline, can help boost sales and re-energise the market with new improved capabilities.  Let's look at what economists and other specialists are predicting for the sector.   
17:00 - 18:00

Women in Aviation Networking Event


Location: Geneva Palexpo

A major challenge for Business Aviation now and in the future is the shortage of skills in the workforce.  At the same time, less than 1 our of every 4 employees in BusAv is female.  We believe this is linked not to the lack of skills, but to either a lock of awareness or of positive perception when it comes to BusAv as a career.  If we want our sector to profit from the best talent in engineering, innovation, and business leadership, we need access to the largest pool - this includes men and women.  Therefore, we're taking proactive action to address the issues.  We invite everyone from the BusAv community to attend this session and bring forward ideas and solutions that can be initiated today to start attracting more women to our industry.    Tables of Discussion
  • Careers in government/regulatory
  • Flights
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Management and Careers

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

08:30 - 18:00

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registation


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

08:30 - 18:00

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


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

09:00 - 18:00

Exhibit Halls & Static Display


Location: Geneva Palexpo &amp and Geneva International Airport

09:30 - 10:30

Access, Access & Access


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Nick Klenske, FlyCorporate

Presented by: Joseph Azzaz , Aeroports de la Cote d'Azur; Gian Gherardo Calini, European GNSS Agency ; Marita Lintener, SESAR Deployment Manager ; Emmanuelle Maire, EC; and Jean-Philippe Ramu, NetJets

A key feature of Business Aviation is its flexibility and being able to operate close to the point of business.  Should this change, and access to airports and airspace be denied, the whole raison d'etre of Business Aviation would disappear.  With the expected capacity crunch in Europe, Member States and the Commission focus on finding solutions to the 25 busiest hubs in Europe, perhaps neglecting regional airports.  Yet solutions to maximize their use are at our fingertips.  Discover in this panel which ones can help us most.   
10:45 - 11:45

Should There Be a Marked Difference between NCC and CAT?


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Presented by: Doug Carr, NBAA; Stephan Eder , Federal Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland ; Stan Medved, Shell Aircraft ; Philippe Renz, Meyer Avocats ; and Willy Sigl , EASA

25 August 2013 was D-Day for the implementation of the new EASA part-NCC legislation.  All the Member States have wisely chosen a 3-year opt-out yet to get up to speed with the new Regulation.  Whilst it was intended to bring legal certainty and create an optimum safety framework in the use of non-commercial complex aircraft, voices are calling for light-touch approach, arguing that NCC is already ultra-safe, whilst unilateral action could create spat with the rest of the world, notably on oversight. 
14:00 - 15:00

EBACE Coffee Social


Location: Geneva Palexpo, NBAA &amp and EBAA Booths, A041 &amp and A029

Join us in celebrating 15 years of business aviation excellence! Have your commemorative photo taken at the EBACE Photo Booth and enjoy a cup of coffee while you network with staff from NBAA and EBAA as well as your industry peers.
14:00 - 15:00

WHAT'S In-novation


Location: Geneva Palexpo

WHAT'S IN for Business Aviation in innovations that are currently changing the games in their own markets?  Listen to inspiring speeches by those who are pushing the boundary conditions and creating tomorrow's solutions, people who have been the architects of a real quantum leap in their own fields.  Get a chance to ask questions, learn from their experience and transpose it to Business Aviation.  Associative thinking can lead to breakthrough ideas spot on with your day-to-day challenges.       Sub-topics
  • Disrupting existing business models - what it takes to dare?
  • Users as main innovators - will users drive the change?
  • Innovation through process optimization - where to look for it?

Thursday, 21 May 2015

08:30 - 16:00

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration


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

08:30 - 16:00

EBACE Press Headquarters Open


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

09:00 - 15:00

Static Display


Location: Geneva International Airport

09:00 - 16:00

Exhibit Halls


Location: Geneva Palexpo

09:30 - 10:30

"Perception is Reality" - Setting the Story of BusAv Straight


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Taunya Renson-Martin , MachMedia

Presented by: Andrew Charlton, Aviation Advocacy ; Marc Cornelius, 80:20 Communications Limited ; and Selena Shilad , Aviation Across America

Business Aviation suffers from a case of "negative perception". Outside trade circles, mainstream and business media often focus on "private jets for the rich", playing on the conscience of customers and potential users.  At policy level, business aviation is pushed to the side-lines of air transport, threatening its core benefits, and its long-terms success.  Even within the sector, we sometimes hear out story hushed by the apologetic or defensive tone that underlies it or, even worse, see examples of very poor judgment in the acquisition or use of business aeroplanes.  How can our sector confidently ensure its success, if its perception is negative and "perception is reality"  
10:00 - 11:30

Skills and Careers


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Moderated by: Hester Bijl, TU Delft

Presented by: Andreas Becker , GAS German Aviation Service GmbH; Markus Blattner , TAG Aviation ; Anne Chuard, GAMA Aviation ; Lisa Ferrari , Cessna Aircraft Company ; and Kristina Tervo , Wolston Sky

All you always wanted to know about Business Aviation and were afraid to ask.  A session for students considering a career or for those curious to know more about the opportunities in Business Aviation.  This will be brought by insiders who will shed light on what it takes to work in the sector.  There will be a kick off conference for you to get started followed by a workshop similar to a job fair where you can meet one to one with professionals.  So prepare your questions and CV and be ready to interact in live and through social media to make the most of your time at EBACE. 
10:45 - 11:45

Planning the Unplanned


Location: Geneva Palexpo

Presented by: David Learmount , FlightGlobal and Peter Tuggey , MedAire

"Fail to prepare = prepare to fail". Maintaining safe and secure operations is not only a must, it is the quintessence of the business, and it is something BusAv customers take fore granted.  To keep it so, we should look at the safety challenges air transport has been faced with, and see if and what lessons can be learned.  2014 has been particularly rich year in that perspective, with respectively a volcanic eruption, an outburst of Ebola (is not yet under control), and a situation close to war in Ukraine with dire consequences for air transport and its passengers.