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.

Monday, 22 May 2017

08:00-18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open

08:00-18:00
Press Headquarters Open

08:00-09:00
Continental Breakfast

Ballroom Foyer Room B

09:00-10:00
EBACE Opening General Session

Ballroom Room B
The opening session will feature the following keynote speakers:
– Edward Zammit-Lewis, Minister for Aviation and Tourism for Malta
– Bertrand Piccard,  Solar Impulse Chairman and Pilot.
The opening session will also feature the EBAA Safety Awards ceremony.

10:00-18:00
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Exhibits Open

14:30-15:30
State of the Industry

Hall 3, Room Q
We 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.

15:30-16:30
Enhancing Security Together // Business Aviation Security Challenges

Inspiration Zone
While 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.

16:30-18:00
Aviation Leadership – Cleared for Take Off: Women’s Networking Event

Inspiration Zone
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

08:30-18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open

08:30-18:00
Press Headquarters Open

08:30-10:30
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
– The launch of a new long-term regional campaign to improve the perception of business aviation across Europe.
By combining ideas and efforts, the European business aviation industry is ready to deliver a positive and impactful image of this dynamic sector and support its continued growth. Discover how your company can take part and benefit.

09:00-18:00
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Exhibits Open

10:00-11:00
Brexit and its Implications on Air Transport in Europe

Hall 3, Room Q
What does Brexit mean for business aviation? The question has been on everyone’s lips since June 2016, but do we yet have any answers? Hear what the experts think to help us prepare for the unknown challenges ahead.

11:15-12:15
Best Practices in Environmental Impact Reduction

Hall 3, Room Q
If 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.

11:00:12:30
YoPro Networking Brunch and Debate

Inspiration Zone
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.

14:00-15:00
EBACE Coffee Social – EBAA 40th Anniversary

NBAA & EBAA booths

15:00-16:00
Meet your Expert

Inspiration Zone
The business aviation community gathers to meet, network and discuss with experts on topical issues sensitive to the industry.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

08:00-16:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Press Registration Open

08:00 – 16:00
EBACE Safety Workshop

Hall 3, Room V

08:30-16:00
Press Headquarters Open

09:00-16:00
Exhibit Hall Exhibits Open

09:00-14:00
Static Display Exhibits Open

9:30 – 14:00
Careers in Business Aviation Day

Location: Palexpo, Geneva
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.

18:00 – 21:00
International Dinner

Villa Sarasin