Program Schedule

Monday, 20 May 2019

08:00-18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00-17:00
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
13:00-14:30
EBACE Media Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Hall 3, Room W

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

08:00-18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00-18:00
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
08:00-09:00
Continental Breakfast
Congress Centre Foyer, Room B
09:00-10:00
EBACE Keynote
Congress Centre, Room B
10:00-18:00
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
13:30-14:30
Business Aviation: State of the Industry
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Robert Baltus, EBAA
Panelists:
Richard Koe, WingX Advance
Rolland Vincent, JETNET iQ
Oliver King, Avinode
Adam Twidell, Privatefly
With more than 20 months of traffic growth over the past 2 years, is the current trend “the new normal” or should we expect a major slow-down in a near future? In a new shape and with the latest survey data on market sentiments, this session will offer unique insights into current and future market conditions.
14:00-15:00
SAJF
Innovation Zone
14:00-15:00
FDM – Asset Protection
Hall 3, Room R
Flight data monitoring (FDM) is not only a useful tool for assuring the quality of your flight operations, but it also contributes to the protection of the company’s assets and operational stability. Having an FDM in place not only gives the management the peace of mind knowing that the aircraft are operated according to the company and regulation standards but also provides data that are useful in daily operations and maintenance actions when needed.
15:30-16:30
Flying Future: Electric Propulsion and Business Aviation
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Robert Thompson, Roland Berger
Panelists:
Omar Bar-Yohay, Eviation
Kyle Martin, GAMA
Kolja Kindler, DLR
Is aircraft electrification the next chapter of business aviation? This is no longer a question of if, but when. The earth’s climate is changing, and the public is demanding a shift towards cleaner, more efficient forms of transport. In recent years, the electric flight movement has gained drastic momentum within the aerospace industry.So, what does that mean for business aviation? That we must not only prepare for electrification – but also position ourselves to take full advantage of the opportunities that cleaner air travel will bring to the industry. This session will discuss the barriers and potential technological and regulatory changes that business aviation will need to consider in order to benefit from these new advancements.
15:30-16:30
FDM – A Safety Tool/Enabler
Hall 3, Room R
FDM will provide you with a view into your operation that you can leverage in many ways. In combination with Safety Reporting, the FDM software can provide answers to many of the questions an operator might ask about the way their aircraft are actually operated. If as an industry we’re serious about reducing the accident rates, we need to incorporate modern and available safety tools.
16:30-17:00
Social Responsibility: What Role Does and Can Business Aviation Play?
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Bruce Parry, EBAA
Panelists:
Daniela Firel, AirGo
Sr. Captain Rory MacDonald, GAMA Aviation
Richard Clayton, The Children’s Air Ambulance
The public perception of business aviation tends to focus primarily on executive, celebrity and HNWI flights. What few realize is the contribution business aviation makes toward wider society thanks to a business aircraft’s ability to reach remote places. Medical flights, rescue flights, humanitarian aid… the list goes on.This session will address how business aviation continues to support communities and governments in fulfilling critical missions that benefit and save lives.
16:45-17:30
YoPro Session: If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When? Making a Long-term Impact
Innovation Zone
Introduction: Sierra Grimes, NBAA
Moderator: Róman Kok, EBAA
Panelists:
Maureen Gautier, The Air Law Firm
Nicolas Kroll, Luxaviation Belgium
Patrick Müry, Cat Aviation
Stacey Choi, Cranfield University Graduate

Ten business aviation YoPros had the opportunity to participate in the One Young World Summit, in The Hague, Netherlands, joining over 1,800 exceptional young leaders to debate and formulate innovative solutions for pressing issues such as sustainability, education and access to healthcare. The BizAv industry’s ambassadors returned from the four-day conference fired up and brimming with ideas, including two ground-breaking industry programmes that could be advantageous to both Business Aviation companies and the communities that we serve. At EBACE, they are ready to present their ideas to the entire business aviation community, and hopefully launch a game-changing industry initiative.Don’t miss this milestone presentation and networking event designed to recognize and celebrate the ingenuity and inspiration found within business aviation’s network of Young Professionals.
17:30-18:00
YoPro Networking Event
Innovation Zone

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

08:00-18:00
EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00-18:00
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
09:00-18:00
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
10:00-11:00
Crisis Communication Session: Practical Tools That Could Save Your Company and industry!
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Taunya Renson-Martin, Strategic Comms Advisor, EBAA
Panelists:
Luciano Luffarelli, Piaggio
Duncan Daines, GAMA Aviation
Communication crises are often extremely stressful periods during which a multitude of decisions must be taken – and quickly. The first few hours can be vitally important in the successful management of a crisis, and often the reputation of your organization or even the entire business aviation industry in your community, country or region, is at risk.Working with the Safety Committee of the European Business Aviation Association, supported by its Communication Advisory Board, EBAA has developed a crisis communications manual to help member organizations, of all shapes and sizes, manage best a crisis. This session focuses on key elements of the manual – to be distributed during the workshop – and should provide critical insight for anyone who has a role in managing a communication crisis in their organization. Indeed, certain pieces of the manual can be helpful to all company employees. We invite you to participate in this session and share your learnings with everyone within your company.
11:30-12:30
Global Trends – Blockchain and Business Aviation
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Alud Davies, Corporate Jet Investor
Panelists:
Artem Orange, Aeron Aero
Robert Galovic, Avinoc
Florian Eggenschwiler, Swissport
Christopher Mbanefo, OXI-ZEN
With the digital revolution impacting all aspects of mobility, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain the right balance between customer demand and service.It’s easy to see why using blockchain technology for enhanced reconciliation and data sharing is a compelling value proposition for the business aviation industry. With its abilities to reduce costs, increase security, simplify processes and much more; blockchain for aviation could make a huge difference in the industry.

The session will provide insight to how blockchain will affect the industry’s most important processes through a panel discussion between blockchain experts and thought leaders in business aviation.

11:30-12:30
FDM – Proactive vs. Reactive
Hall 3, Room R
FDM is used for recording interactions between the aircraft and the human component and as a basis for analyzing these interactions. The analysis can then be used to monitor trends and enable operators to act proactively to identify and mitigate the consequences of undesirable events before they happen, in contrast to acting reactively as we have in the past.
11:30-12:30
Access to European Airports – A Business Aviation Perspective
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Olga Krasowska, EBAA
Panelists:
Edmond Rose, Airport Coordination Limited
Fred Andreas Wister, Avinor & EUACA
Sean Raftery, Universal Aviation
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.
13:00-14:00
eVTOL: an Urban Mobility Solution
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Cyrus Sigari, jetAVIVA
Panelists:
Pascal Traverse, Airbus
Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft are a highly anticipated urban mobility solution that can directly complement business aviation. The convergence of technology advances, urban infrastructure challenges, and consumer behavior has attracted many companies and new programs are announced almost weekly. The session will present why eVTOL promises to be a disruptive technology, who the key players are, and the potential timeline for launch. Following this presentation, an interactive panel will focus on the aircraft, their capabilities and operational considerations such as airspace integration.
13:00-14:00
2018 Summer Delays: Never Again!
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Pascal Lhoest, Netjets Europe
Panelists:
Oliver Baudson, Dassault Aviation & amp; Jiri Ilcik, Honeywell
François Huet, SESAR JU
Stefania Nikolova-Tsankova, Eurocontrol
Russell Dudley, European Regions Airline Association
Air traffic is growing in Europe. Total growth prediction for business aviation in 2018 is around 1.5%. Europe however faced unprecedented delays this summer mainly due to bad weather and a lack of staff in the air traffic control. Delays forecast is even worse for 2019’s summer. Short term solutions are urgently needed as well as a long-term vision to reshaping the airspace management.

Business aviation’s promise is to get you where you want to go in the greatest convenience and the least possible time. And restrictions to airport and airspace, kill our value proposition. Following last year’s unprecedented delays, the air traffic capacity crunch impossible to ignore. How do we leverage the satellite applications that already exist, to get the most out of airports and airspace? And how to we get politicians and policy makers to see the single sky is the future for the aviation sector? Join our panel discussions to find the answers to these pressing questions.

14:00-15:00
Safety Awards
EBAA Booth, C11
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.
14:00-15:00
EBACE Coffee Social
EBAA & NBAA Booths, C11 & D11
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.
15:00-16:00
‘Lexi, book me a jet’: Artificial Intelligence and Business Aviation
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Eric Leopold, IATA
Panelists:
André Cleroux, Thales
Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAir
While companies like Facebook, Apple and Amazon rollout revolutionary changes to how we interact with machine-learning technology, many are still uncertain on exactly how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by aerospace businesses. As an industry, business aviation is constantly striving to improve both the way it works and its customer satisfaction. To that end, it embraces technological advancements by constantly adapting to society’s needs. But AI can potentially go far beyond its current uses. Quite simply, AI can redefine how our industry goes about its work.

In this session we will share insights by industry representatives on the improvements AI contributes to the aviation sector. We invite you to join us for this exciting panel discussion.

15:30-16:30
FDM – What Do You Need?
Hall 3, Room R
Whether you were already considering an FDM solution or plan on an acquiring an aircraft already fitted with one, this session aims at discussing the financial and operational impact, as well as the implications it has on your aircraft’s cockpit and on-ground hardware. What different solutions are available on the market and what will the different solutions deliver.
15:30-16:30
BREXIT: How to Deal With It?
Hall 3, Room Q
Moderator: Graham Williamson, Sonas Aviation
Panelists:
Giulia Mauri, Pierstone
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co
Frédérique Jos, BRJ Avocats Associés
Marc Bailey, BBGA
What will be the impact of Brexit for business aviation is still unclear and when it comes to Brexit: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

EBAA, in partnership with the EBAA national associations and Clyde & Co, published a Brexit report analysing how key topics would fare under future possible scenarios. This report became a reference for the aviation sector and is widely used by the European affairs community but it’s high time to address how to concretely handle Brexit. The aim of this session will be to provide business aviation operators with concrete directions and advice on how to mitigate the impact of Brexit based on the latest developments/state of play.

16:30-17:30
Tomorrow’s Landscape: A Look at Disruptive Modes of Transport
Innovation Zone
Presenter:
Dr. Anita Sengupta, Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX)
How will new modes of transport, like hyperloop, urban air taxis, supersonic flight, and suborbital travel, which champion high-speed and autonomous technology, impact the current operational landscape of business aviation? Are these potential competitors or partners? Disruptors or pipe dreams? What can our industry learn from their experiences?

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for over 20 years has been developing technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids and Deep Space. She led the product planning and systems architecture as Senior Vice President of Engineering Systems at Virgin Hyperloop. Her current venture is leading the development of a hybrid-electric, Vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) urban aerial mobility system as Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX).

Thursday, 23 May 2019

08:00-16:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00-16:00
Media Headquarters Open
Hall 3, Room X
09:00-16:00
Exhibit Hall Open
09:00-14:00
Static Display Open
10:00-11:00
Beyond Limits: How I Broke into Business Aviation and How You Can Too
Innovation Zone
Moderator: Peter Korns, NBAA
Panelists:
Charlotte de Beaumont, Privatefly
Roman Kok, EBAA
Magdalena Korpal, Luxaviation
Mathijs Marttin, Jet Support
There’s no denying that business aviation is an incredibly attractive industry for anyone interested in aviation, technology, engineering, customer service, entrepreneurship and innovation. The question is, however, how to break in? What kinds of business aviation companies are seeking new entrants in the job market? What kinds of skills are most valued? What roles are open to people with no prior experience? What does a “typical” career path in business aviation look like?

Discover the answers to these questions and more during this Career Day session, open to high school and university students across Europe, eager to discover the wide and wonderful world of business aviation. Students may attend as a class, group or individually to meet directly with industry professionals and recruiters, and tour Europe’s largest business aviation exhibition and business aircraft static display.

11:00-12:00
University Roundtable Session
Innovation Zone