Program Schedule

Monday, 25 May 2020

08:00 – 18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00 – 17:00
Media Headquarters Open
13:00 – 14:30
EBACE Media Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

08:00 – 18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00 – 18:00
Media Headquarters Open
09:00 – 10:00
EBACE Opening Session
10:00 – 18:00
Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display Open
10:00 – 18:00
Innovation Pavilion Open
13:30 – 14:30
Business Aviation: State of the Industry

Panelists:
Adam Twidell, Private Fly
Richard Koe, WingX
Harry Clarke, AVINODE

After almost two years of uninterrupted traffic growth, business aviation experienced a year of decrease in air traffic. Join us for a new and improved, data-driven, state of the industry panel discussion. Business aviation experts and analysts will share key industry insights and up-to-date market intelligence through advanced data presentations.

14:00 – 15:00
Global operational challenges in the next 12 months

Are you aware of the latest regulatory developments planned for 2020? Are you ready to face the operational challenges of 2020? This session aims to give you an overview of the developments you should anticipate in the year ahead at global level. Upcoming operational challenges for the business aviation sector will be discussed, including the Olympic Games and other key conventions and events.

14:00 – 15:20
SAF

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Tim Obitts, NATA

The sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) expert panel will demystify the use of SAF for interested and potential users. The panel will update delegates on the activities of the SAF Coalition of the business aviation industry and share progress on the availability of SAF for operators.

15:00 – 16:00
Aircraft Transactions in 2020

Was 2019 a good year for aircraft transactions and what is the prediction for 2020? What are the latest trends? Are Brexit and other market trends affecting aircraft transactions? What can we as an industry do to improve the purchasing process and lower the barrier of entry to new buyers and ensure existing buyers move up.

15:30 – 16:30
Urban Air Mobility Panel

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Mike Nichols, NBAA

Urban air mobility (UAM) incorporates remarkable technological advantages in electric motors, rotors, batteries and flight automation. This technology will become reality within just a few years and will have profound implications for business aviation. A panel of experts will discuss how UAM will come to be, with a focus on vertiport and air traffic infrastructure requirements and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft progress.

16:30 – 17:30
Have a chat with Europe!

EBAA Stand

The last year was a year of change. After the European Parliament election, new MEPs, new commissioners and new presidents took office in Brussels’ institutions. Just a year after the elections, what are the policy priorities the new leadership will focus on? What does the European Green Deal mean for business aviation? How the European Commission could support the deployment of the new technologies meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow? What are the new files in the aeropolitical agenda? What are the latest trends in Brussels and in the European capitals?

16:45 – 17:45
Data sharing, data protection and data security in business aviation

Innovation Zone

As companies collect more data and increasingly rely on digital technologies to improve their services, how much more risk are they and their passengers exposed to? A 2016 survey noted that many aviation organizations had not yet implemented a system for managing the risk of cyberattacks. It found that only 40% of aerospace and defense companies had a comprehensive security strategy. So, are we any better today? This session will explore the threats and how organizations can better protect themselves and their passengers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

08:30 – 18:00
EBACE Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:30 – 18:00
Media Headquarters Open
09:00 – 18:00
Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display Open
10:00 – 18:00
Innovation Pavilion Open
10:00 – 11:00
Green Product Showcase

Innovation Zone

The Green Product Showcase is the place to learn about new products and services within the business aviation industry. With a growing need for sustainability, this year’s debut showcase will have a special focus on innovative, sustainable products and services. Companies from around the world will have a chance to show their newest and innovative products and services to attendees as well as members of the press.

10:00 – 11:00
Are you ready to comply with the European mandates on Communication-Navigation-Surveillance?

– Breakfast session

Speaker: Vanessa Rullier, EBAA

2020 is a cornerstone year in terms of regulatory changes with regards to the communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air traffic management (CNS/ATM). EBAA has been calling for a paradigm shift to be well synchronized among all aviation stakeholders, based on a positive cost/benefit analysis for business aviation operators. Come to hear about the European mandates regarding CNS airborne and ground technology.

10:00 – 11:00
Building a network of social media advocates for business aviation

This interactive session will feature association representatives and individuals interested in advocating for the business aviation sector on social media, who will cover the latest online environment and activism. This session will formalize an online network of business aviation friends that can be activated when needed and in times of crisis for the business aviation sector. At the end of the session, participants will be invited to join the EBAA #BizAdvocates group/mailing list.

11:30 – 12:30
Safety: Reassuring the public – Cutting-edge aircraft are safe and are here to stay

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Johan Glantz, EBAA

The transport technologies of the future, like electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and unmanned air taxis, are already in the certification phase. The next challenge is introducing them into the existing infrastructure and making them available as commercially viable products. Can industry-established best practices and safety nets be used to appease the public’s concerns regarding safety and privacy?

11:30 – 12:30
Illegal Flights in Business Aviation

Some business aviation operators try to circumvent existing regulation to avoid limitations. These illegal operations discredit the sector and negatively impact the reputation of compliant business aviation operators. EBAA has led a campaign against this type of activities, resulting in a revision of runway landing factors and the definition of specific flight and duty limitations (FTL) legislation. The fight is not over. Recently EBAA joined forces with other business aviation associations to address this ongoing issue. The session will provide you with insights on what is currently being done to fight these practices, what more can be done, and most importantly, what you do about it.

11:30 – 12:30
Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.

In 2018 the Boston Consulting Group proved that increased diversity improved companies’ revenues by 19%. NBAA has data that proves diversity improves safety. So just how do you go about creating a more diverse workforce? Inclusion is the secret sauce. And listening. This session will offer insights and some practical tips for how to get started and how to improve your company’s working culture.

13:00-14:00
Ethics and AI: Exploring the ethics of pilotless flying technologies

Innovation Zone

Panelists:
Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm
Stephane Cheikh, SITA

If we don’t know how technologies that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) make decisions, how can we trust what they decide? Some argue that AI has taken away the transparency, predictability and auditability of decision-making, replacing it with opacity and probabilities. Is that a good thing? If these systems are responding to code, what are the ethical guideposts of their programmers? What more should be considered before leaving life-preserving decisions wholly to computers? Dive deep with AI and social experts into the human side of unmanned operations.

13:00-14:00
Offset 101

Moderator: Bruce Parry, EBAA


Panelists:
South Pole Carbon, Natalie Gorina, Commercial Director, Global Transportation

This session will be dedicated to giving an overview of offsetting –what they are, how they work, how you use them and how they fit in with other mechanisms towards reducing environmental impact and towards being more socially responsible.

14:00-15:00
EBACE Coffee Social

Join us for coffee, networking and a sweet treat! Connect with industry peers and decision makers. The EBAA and NBAA teams 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
Trends in Sustainable Aerospace Materials and Design  

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Rohit Jaggi, Financial Times

Panelists:
Sebastian Fumero, European Commission

Technological and scientific advancements being made in the fields of batteries, composites, fuel cells and beyond will enable more sustainable, smart air mobility. But innovation brings with it both opportunities and challenges. What are the latest trends and how will they develop? What’s the innovation horizon – can we realistically meet sustainable development goals within the next decade through this work? And lastly, how will these new technologies and materials influence how aircraft look and fly tomorrow?

15:30-16:30
How to get into airports in 2021

The growth of the airline industry is already affecting business aviation’s access to airports, and it will not improve in coming years. This expansion, coupled with increasing limitations in terms of environmental footprint, makes it even more difficult to access some airports and can jeopardize the business model of the business aviation sector. The new European Commission is currently drafting its work program to be released in April 2020, and a review of the slot regulation could be part of this. This session will also identify best practices for airports to ensure the continued success of commercial and business aviation.

15:30-16:30
State of Industry: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

Panelists:
Claire Leleu, Eurocontrol
Rolland Vincent, JETNET IQ
Marine Eugene, FLEXJET

After 20 months of remarkable and uninterrupted traffic growth, business aviation experienced an entire year of traffic decrease in 2019. What drove those trends and what should be expected for business aviation in the future? At the heart of a fast-changing ecosystem, the business aviation industry will be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. Gathering some of the most experienced market specialists, this session will offer unique insights into current and future market conditions.

16:30-17:30
1, 10, 20 years: What’s next for business aviation?

Innovation Zone

In this session, young professionals map out the future of business aviation. What will the next generation of users expect? How will careers in the industry evolve? What will the infrastructure and regulatory environment look like? As we celebrate 20 years of EBACE, come listen to the YoPros present their vision for the next 20 years.

17:30-18:00
YoPro Networking Event

Innovation Zone

Thursday, 28 May 2020

08:30-16:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:30-16:00
Media Headquarters Open
09:00-16:00
Exhibit Hall Open
09:00-16:00
Innovation Pavilion Open
09:00-14:00
Aircraft Display Open
10:00-11:00
Career Day: Breaking into business aviation  

Innovation Zone

Panellists:
Hugo Gaden, ESTA
Callum Cooper, Hunt &Palmer
Laura Casati, GlobeAir

Thanks to the wide array of opportunities available, business aviation is an attractive industry for anyone interested in aerospace, technology, engineering, customer service, entrepreneurship and innovation. But how can first-time job seekers break into the industry? During this Career Day session, crucial questions for students and job seekers will be answered: 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? Career Day, which includes a dynamic panel discussion, university roundtable and tour of company exhibitions and aircraft, is open to high school and university students across Europe – whether you come as a class, small group or as an individual. Meet directly with industry professionals and recruiters, and tour Europe’s largest business aircraft display.

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