Program Schedule

EBACE education sessions will focus on issues of importance to companies operating business aircraft in Europe, including business aviation security, the implications of Brexit on the industry, environmental best practices and more.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open
Fundamentals of IS-BAO
Hall 1, Room E
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Press Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
International Aircraft Transactions Seminar
Congress Centre, Room K
This seminar brings together experts on topics ranging from aircraft financing to business aircraft market forecasts and emerging issues including the impact of Brexit. If you are involved in the aircraft transactions process, plan to attend this seminar for highly rated education sessions and valuable networking.
International Aircraft Transactions Seminar Lunch
Congress Centre, Room A
EBACE Media Luncheon Sponsored by Dassault Aviation (By Invitation only)
Hall 3, Room V

Monday, 22 May 2017

Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open
IS-BAO Auditing
Hall 1, Room E
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Press Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
Continental Breakfast
Congress Centre Foyer, Room B
EBACE Opening General Session
Congress Centre, Room B
The opening session will feature the following keynote speaker:
– Bertrand Piccard,  Solar Impulse Chairman and Pilot.
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
EBACE Awards Luncheon (by invitation only)
Hall 3, Room V
Safety Awards Ceremony
EBAA 40th Anniversary
EBACE Awards
State of the Industry
Hall 3, Room QModerator: Brian Humphries, EBAA
Panelists: Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group; Oliver King, Avinode Group; Richard Koe, WingX Advance; Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, Luxaviation UK; Rolland Vincent, JETNET iQWe face seismic change in the years ahead with the impact of Brexit, market consolidation and a raft of new business models, including the introduction of commercial air transport (CAT) single engine turboprops. Come and hear what the experts are predicting to ensure you take best advantage of the opportunities that will arise as a result.
Enhancing Security Together // Business Aviation Security Challenges
Hall 3, Room QModerator: Terry Yeomans, IBAC
Panelists: Patricia Davis, TAG Aviation UK; Hugo Lücke, Flying Group; Sean Raftery, Universal Aviation UKWhile we manage the potential impact of the passenger name record (PNR) on business aviation operations, we are also working to define common best practices for our sector and work with the authorities to implement them, facilitated by the increased derogations introduced for our sector by Regulation 2016/2096.
Aviation Leadership – Cleared for Take Off: Women’s Networking Event
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)Introduction: Brian Humphries, EBAA
Debbie Mercer-Erwin, International Aviation Women’s Association
Karin Muller, Women in Corporate AviationKeynote Speaker: Helene Niedhart, CAT AviationTables of Discussion:

  • Cecile Coune, Aviabel – Women on Board of Directors
  • Janine Iannarelli , Par Avion Ltd – Being a Female Entrepreneur in the Business Aviation Market
  • Carolin Freist, BMW Flight Service – Career in Business Aviation as a Pilot

EBACE is following the tradition of holding an event dedicated to female aviation professionals – still an unacceptably small minority in business aviation – for them to meet, mingle, and share their experience with the younger generation. They will do so around themes, moderated by well-recognized female leaders. This is of course not an exclusive event, and men are encouraged also to join the debate on why women in key positions continue to be relatively few in the sector and how balance can be restored.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open
Press Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
Breakfast for Gulfstream Operators Forum Attendees
Congress Centre, Room K
Gulfstream Operators Forum
Congress Centre, Room K
The Gulfstream Operators Regional Forum will consist of brief updates and technical presentations on current maintenance and operational issues including fleet status, maintenance management, technical training, and pending technical bulletins. A review and formal introduction of Gulfstream fleet support services will also be conducted to ensure you are leveraging all available support offerings. Each program and technology update will conclude with a question-and-answer period hosted by the Technical Operations team via live feed from Gulfstream’s Studio G in Savannah. All Gulfstream operators, both maintenance and pilot personnel, are encouraged to register to attend this session. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Fundamentals of IS-BAH
European Business Aviation Communicators Breakfast
Hall 3, Room V
Business aviation communication and marketing executives are invited to an exclusive, dedicated breakfast to learn more about a range of communications tools that have been produced by the European Business Aviation Association, freely available for use. These include the following:

  • A messaging guide
  • Communication toolkit, complete with presentations, fact sheets, videos, infographics and more; and
  • The launch of a new, long-term, coordinated effort to raise the profile of business aviation in Europe.

By combining ideas and efforts, the European business aviation industry is ready to showcase the dynamism and value of this sector and ensure its continued growth. Discover how your company can take part and benefit. (This session is closed to press.)

Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
Brexit and its Implications on Air Transport in Europe
Hall 3, Room QModerator: John Morris, Aviation Week ShowNews
Panelists: Gurpreet Brar, Edelman; Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, Luxaviation UK; Gwyneth MacLeod, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Giulia Mauri, PierstoneWhat does Brexit mean for business aviation? The question has been on everyone’s lips since June 2016! Hear what the experts think to help us prepare for the unknown challenges ahead for us all.
YoPro Networking Brunch and Debate
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)Moderator: Hannah Ohm Thomas, Burson-Marsteller
Panelists: Hans Nilsson, Global Practice Leader Aviation; Zac Hancox, Astute Aviation; Neil Perrett, Ontic (BBA Aviation)
For rising stars in the industry and those looking to attract new talent to their organization, join the industry’s Young Professionals (YoPro) for this can’t miss networking opportunity, where you will also hear from dynamic speakers on how to bridge the communication gap between generations in business aviation.
EBACE Coffee Social
Hall 4, EBAA & NBAA Stands A24 & A32
Join us for coffee, networking and a sweet treat.  Have your commemorative photo taken at the EBACE photo booth and connect with industry peers and decision makers. Members of EBAA and NBAA staff will be available to answer your questions and help you learn how membership can help make your business even more successful.
Pilatus Maintenance and Operations Seminar
Hall 3, Room R
Best Practices in Environmental Impact Reduction
Hall 3, Room QModerator: Kurt Edwards, IBAC
Panelists: Barbara Cooreman, ASD; Pauli Immonen, Genève Aéroport: Neil McGuinness, Air BP; Bruce Parry, EBAA; Jean-Philippe Ramu, NetJets EuropeIf we are to enhance our reputation as a sustainable sector, reducing only our CO₂ emissions is no longer an option for business aviation. Learn how making much greater use of alternative fuels, offsetting, air traffic management, weather considerations and other key environmental management techniques can help us better meet our environmental goals and responsibilities and become a contributor to the lower carbon economy.
Digital Disruption
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)Study Overview: Brian Humphries, EBAA; Richard Koe, WINGX Advance; Holger Lipowsky, Roland BergerHow online charter platforms may help to transform access to business jets, significantly expanding participation beyond the traditional user market.
Meet your Expert
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)
The business aviation community gathers to meet, network and discuss with experts on topical issues sensitive to the industry.
IS-BAO and IS-BAH Participants Recognition
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open
Press Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X

Exhibit Hall Open
Static Display Exhibits Open
10:00 – 13:00
Careers in Business Aviation Day
Congress Centre, Room K
EBACE Careers in Business Aviation Day will introduce students across Europe and the world to business aviation and to help ensure this next generation of aviation leaders are prepared by providing the opportunity to explore and learn about our industry and its many rewarding career opportunities.
Keynote Speakers General Session
Congress Centre, Room KJonny Nicol, Stratajet; Simon Witts, Aviation Skills Group
University Roundtable Session
Inspiration Zone (Booth H18)Jo Patrick-Heselton, Signature EMEA; Colm Langton, Signature EMEA; Benedict Staehelin, Hallo Heidi LLC Solutions; Hannah Ohm Thomas & Alexander Bielefeld, Burson-Marsteller; Graham Williamson, TAG Europe
Student Tour of Static Display
EBACE Safety Workshop Lunch
Hall 3, Room W