Program Schedule

Monday, 28 May 2018

International Aircraft Transactions Seminar
Congress Centre, Room K
This seminar brings together experts in the field of aircraft transactions on a wide range of topics ranging from the state of global markets, discussion panels on VAT, EU imports and exports and tax structures, aircraft sales transactions and global market environment. Ending with an overview of the markets from the OEMs.
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
EBACE Media Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Hall 3, Room W

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
Continental Breakfast
Congress Centre Foyer, Room B
EBACE Opening Session
Congress Centre, Room B
Join EBAA Chairman Juergen Wiese and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who will discuss the importance of business aviation in Europe and around the world, at the EBACE2018 Opening Session. Hear from ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossy, inventor of a series of experimental individual jet packs, and from the CEO of Genève Aéroport, André Schneider as well as from Geneva State Department for Security and Economy Counsellor Pierre Maudet. The session will inspire attendees and set the tone for an innovative, forward-thinking show.
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
EU Regulatory Update – What to be Aware of in Business Aviation in the Next Year
Innovation Zone
Presenter: EBAA Panel
Let the technical experts of EBAA bring you up to speed on all the regulations that will be coming your way in the next 12 months.
Business Aviation: State of the Industry
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Juergen Wiese, EBAA
Richard Koe, WingX Advance
Rolland Vincent, JETNET iQ
Joe Sultana, ECTL Network Manager
Oliver King, Avinode
Is the current market “the new normal” or will there be a major recovery in the business aircraft market? With the latest survey data on market sentiments and perspectives on aircraft operations/trends (with a 6% BizAv traffic increase over 2016), this session will offer unique insights into current and future market conditions.
Giving Back: Business Aviation in Times of Crisis
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Eric Drosin, Director Communications, EBAA
Speaker: Dr. Siegfried Axtmann, Founder and Chairman of FAI Aviation Group
Business aviation is more than efficient travel to support a company’s goals and objectives. In times when our world faces challenges ranging from natural disasters to geopolitical conflicts, it requires bold steps from individuals, communities, and businesses to protect our people and planet. Many of these challenges are unpredictable and require rapid action. The business aviation community is already involved in a range of voluntary actions to help in situations like these. This inspirational and informative session will look at current disaster and emergency requirements and will assess how business aviation can continue to provide hugely important support services in times of crisis.
Brexit – the Final Countdown … Less Than a Year to Go
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Giulia Mauri, Pierstone
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co
Matthieu de Varax, ODISE
Marc Bailey, BBGA
Alec Werner, NetJets Transportes Aéreos S,A
EBAA, in partnership with the EBAA national associations and Clyde & Co, published a Brexit analysis report. The report analyses the current relationship between the EU and the UK before presenting six scenarios for the future. It maps out the key topics of interest for the business aviation industry – traffic rights, ownership and control, VAT/customs duty and the future relationship with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) – analysing how these topics would fare under future scenarios. The session will address the latest Brexit negotiations developments and will also be the right opportunity for business aviation stakeholders to raise their concerns and exchange their views of those various scenarios.
Beyond Limits: How Millennials See the Future of Business Aviation 
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Andrea Gerosa, Founder and Chief Thinker of Think Young
Paul Malicki, Founder of Flapper
Sebastian Dequenne, Jet Solidaire
Nicola Flury, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Charlotte De Beaumont, Marketing Manager at PrivateFly
The development of innovative technologies and the digital revolution are impacting all aspects of mobility. Social attitudes are also changing regarding sustainability requirements, sharing opportunities and automated transportation. Business aviation is contributing to this technological development, constantly adapting to society’s needs with pioneering solutions. In this session we will look at the main views of millennials on the future of sustainable personal air transport. We will listen to their views about the new ecosystem of mobility and the future of sustainable personal air transport and will share insights from thought leaders in the business aviation industry. We invite you to join us for this panel discussion on the millennial perspective of sustainable air transportation, including audience dialogue. A networking reception will follow.
YoPro Networking Reception
Innovation Zone
Mix and mingle with other young professionals in the business aviation industry while enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
Media Headquarters Open
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
More MoJo: Social Media and Mobile Journalism for BizAv
Hall 3, Room Q
Eric Drosin, Director Communications (EBAA)
Taunya Renson-Martin, Strategic Comms Advisor (EBAA)
Alexander Bielefeld, Burson-Marsteller
#ExpandingHorizons is a new milestone in communicating Business Aviation. Our industry is both innovative and exceptional, but we still struggle to tell our part of the story. This session will look at the results of our internal social media audit across key markets and will share relevant insights on how to boost our communication efforts. At the same time, we will look at how to leverage #Expanding Horizons mobile journalism at EBACE and share what BizAv Communicators can learn from the latest social media trends.
European Airports – The Access Challenge
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Olga Krasowska, EBAA
Iryna Tissot, VINCI Airports
Bernhard Fragner, CEO GLOBE AIR
Thomas Romig, Geneva Airport
Eric Herbane, COHOR
BizAv operators face significant challenges in obtaining and maintaining access to European airports.  This impacts not only the industry, but more importantly the customers.  This session will feature a wide range of stakeholders whom will share their experiences and perspectives on the major issues surrounding access, including slot availability and parking ramp capacity.  This will equally aim to highlight solutions and best practices to improve access for Business Aviation operators to European airports.
Mission Possible – Helicopters as a BizAv Tool
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Paul Walsh, EBAA
Panelists: Charlotte Pedersen, CEO Luxaviation Helicopters
James-Dillon Godfrey, Head of Business Development Oxford International Airport
Ole Dupont Christiansen, CEO Blackbird
Darell Swanson, Principal Consultant Avia Solutions
Dr. Simon Mitchell, BHA/EHA
For years helicopters have been available as a fast and flexible solution to start or finish a business aviation flight with. What are the challenges and opportunities to lower the barrier to enter for this excellent tool.
ATM – Airspace Access – How to Ease Your Flight Operations with New Technologies?
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Pascal Lhoest, NetJets Transportes Aéreos S.A
Panelists: Maruan Chida, SESAR Joint Undertaking
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, SESAR Deployment Manager
Gian-Gherardo Calini, GSA
Pascal Colles, Air France
Air Traffic Management (ATM) – made of complex processes and control systems – enables proper transport operations in the sky. The European Commission set up a specific R&D project to reinvent ATM in Europe. It is the so-called Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) which prepares the future ATM technologies. EBAA contributes to this program to make sure that business aviation operators’ operational needs are well taken into account. Come and discover how tomorrow’s ATM infrastructure will look like.
EBACE Coffee Social
EBAA & NBAA Booths B17 B23
Join us for coffee, networking and a sweet treat. 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.
Flight Planning and Confirmations during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
Hall 3, Room Q
Speakers: Mr. Sergey Akopov, RUBAA Member, RusAero Commercial Director, Mr. Mikhail Titov, RUBAA Vice-president, Business Aviation Systems Ltd. CEO, Ms. Anna Serezhkina, RUBAA Executive Director, Michael Stevens, Rockwell Collins
Expanding Horizons | The Role of Women in BizAv
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Taunya Renson Martin, Mach Media
Keynote and Panelist – Charlotte Pederson, Luxaviation Helicopters
Panelists: – Karin Muller, Women in Corporate Aviation
Melissa Singer, Signature Flight Support
Women play an important role in the Business Aviation industry and yet, as in many other sectors, they face barriers that often prevent them from reaching the same career objectives as their male colleagues. This session will discuss the root causes keeping women away from Business Aviation, and how women could be empowered and better engaged within the industry. Through the insights of several strong female figures of the sector, and the inputs of companies working towards increasing the proportion of women in their leadership and workforce, the panel will examine how Business Aviation can make a greater commitment towards gender equality.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
Exhibit Hall Open
Static Display Open
Pilot Training in Business Aviation
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Carolin Freist, Pilot BMW Flight Service
Denis Kilgariff, Regional Director Training Operations, Flightsafety
Tom McGrath, Head of Training for Business Aviation Training, CAE EASA
Luis Antonio Sancha Garcia, Director Corporate Aviation, Volkswagen AirService GmbH
The training environment keeps on changing. Evidence based training will change the way the industry will train but will there be sufficient uptake. New technologies make the training outside the simulator more and more efficient but will this be applicable for Business Aviation. Let the technical experts of EBAA bring you up to speed on all the regulations that is coming your way in the next 12 months.
EBACE Awards of Merit
Congress Centre, Room K
These awards recognize companies for their exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations, as well the thorough and diligent attention paid to safety in all aspects of their operations. By following safety best practices and achieving accident-free operations, the nominees prove to be admirable safety standard-bearers for the business aviation industry.
EBACE Safety Sessions
Congress Centre, Room K
Following a successful Safety Conference, we took into consideration the feedback received from the attendees and, together with the members of the Safety Committee, we have narrowed it down to three topics for the EBACE Safety Sessions. The format of these sessions will be a panel discussion in which we aim to engage the attendees as much as possible. The speakers/panelists will set the context and then address questions to the audience to trigger an open discussion.
1. FDM – a Safety Enabler
Frederik Sauer, Flight Safety Manager & Quality Manager, BMW Flight Service
Stan Medved, Director Corporate Aviation, Shell Aviation
Marcel Amherd, Owner and Manager, Swiss49
Brad Thurow, Vice President, Solutions, Appareo Systems
2. How to health-check your SMS? Implementation of SMS from the FRMS perspective
Joel Hencks, Managing Director, AeroEx
Barbara Stone, Science Director, FRMSc / Douglas Mellor, Director, FRMSc
Terry Yeomans, ISBAH Programme Director, IBAC
Maxime Wauters, Safety Manager & Pilot, ASL
3. IS-BAO Standards Q&A session – implementation guidelines for the industry
Ben Walsh, ISBAO Programme Director, IBAC
Stephane de Wolf, IS-BAO EU Operations Specialist, iBAC
Beyond limits: What a Career in Business Aviation Could Look Like
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Peter Korns, NBAA
Panelists: Andrea Gerosa, Think Young
Alexander Bielefeld, Burson-Marsteller
Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAirWe’re
We’re asking students: “Do you want to work in a pioneering, innovative and diverse industry? Business Aviation offers a career path you might not have thought about just yet.” The development of innovative technologies and the digital revolution are impacting all aspects of mobility, and Business Aviation is contributing to this technological development with pioneering solutions. This session will introduce the diverse job opportunities in our industry and will share insights by industry representatives on the future of sustainable personal air transport and what Millennials think about it.
University Roundtable Session
Innovation Zone