Program Schedule

Monday, 17 May 2021

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, 18 May 2021

08:00 – 18:00
Attendee, Exhibitor and Media Registration Open
08:00 – 18:00
Media Headquarters Open
09:00 – 10:00
EBACE Opening Keynote

Congress Centre, Room B

10:00 – 18:00
Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open
10:00 – 18:00
Innovation Pavilion Open
13:30 – 14:30
Business Aviation: State of the Industry – One Year After COVID-19
Presentation and Data Insights

Throughout 2020, the global COVID-19 crisis has proven to be more serious for air transport than 9/11 or the economic crisis of 2008-2009. How did business aviation recover in Europe over the past 12 months?

Business aviation expert analysts will share key industry insights and up-to-date market intelligence through advanced data presentations.

14:00 – 15:20
Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Tim Obitts, NATA

The Sustainable Aviation Technical Panel will demystify the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for interested and potential users; update attendees on the activities of the business aviation industry SAF Coalition; and share progress on the availability of SAF for operators going forward.

14:00 – 15:00
Operational Challenges in the Next 12 Months

Moderator: Robert Baltus, EBAA

This must-attend session covers the main operations and regulatory challenges facing business aviation operators. Regulatory and operational experts will provide you with the most up-to-date information from Brussels and Cologne – including a special focus on the post-COVID-19 operations.

15:00 – 16:00
Aircraft Transactions in 2021

At this midpoint in the year, where is the business aviation aircraft transactions market now? What is the panel forecasting for the remainder of 2021? What are the latest trends or what type of aircraft is the market favoring? How is the market for business jets being impacted by post COVID-19?

What can we as an industry do to improve the purchasing process and lower the barrier to entry for new buyers and ensure existing buyers move up?

15:30 – 16:30
Advanced Air Mobility Panel

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Mike Nichols, NBAA

Advanced air mobility (AAM) 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. Our panel of experts will discuss how AAM will come to be, with a focus on vertiport and air traffic infrastructure requirements and eVTOL aircraft progress.

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

Moderator: David Grivet, EBAA

16:45 – 17:45
Data Sharing, Data Protection and Data Security in Business Aviation

Innovation Zone

As companies collect more data and rely increasingly 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 explores the threats, and explores how organizations can better protect themselves and their passengers.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

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 Static Display Open
09:00 – 18:00
Innovation Pavilion Open
10:00 – 11:00
Sustainable and New Product Showcase

Innovation Zone

The Sustainable and New 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
Avionics Requirements in Europe in 2021 Onwards… What’s Up?

Speaker: Vanessa Rullier, EBAA

2021 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 synchronised 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
Take Your Social Media Strategy to the Next Level

Moderator: Frederique Luca, EBAA

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the business aviation marketing landscape. The use of social media has increased significantly as governments impose travel restrictions and confine citizens to their homes – but during a crisis, social media platforms can be a blessing and curse for customers and brands. Whether you’re looking to build brand awareness, increase website traffic or drive sales, join this practical workshop led by award-winning communicators to learn how to craft a simple social media strategy to support your business goals. At the end of the session, you will receive a brief social media guide that includes practical tips, exercises and templates for your own use.

11:30 – 12:30
Safety: Reassuring the Public – Cutting-edge Aircraft Are Safe and Here to Stay

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Johan Glantz, EBAA

The transport technologies of the future, like 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 we use industry-established best practices and safety nets to appease the public’s concerns regarding safety and privacy aspects?

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

Often referred to as ‘grey charter’, illegal charter flights are largely unreported and pose a serious risk to the safety and integrity of the air charter market as a whole. This session covers recent events, the current state of play of combating illegal charter, and goes into depth on what more can be done in the future to eradicate flights where aircraft that have not been approved for paying passengers are used for charter.

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
A Sustainable Future for Business Aviation

Innovation Zone

Moderator: Bruce Parry, EBAA

This session will center around elements that will make major contributions to the goals of the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) over the next decade. These elements include offsetting, sustainable aviation fuel and the Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability (STARS) program. An expert panel will discuss how these factors contribute now to sustainability goals, how they will be used in the future and how they can fit into the business model of responsible operations.

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

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 and 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

Every flight starts at the airport. Business aviation faces serious challenges regarding the ability to access a growing number of key airports in Europe. This panel discusses the new slot regulation that is being introduced and looks at what it could mean for our sector in the future. Panelists will also review best practices for airports to ensure both commercial and business aviation can thrive.

15:30-16:30
Business Aviation: State of Industry – One Year After COVID-19
Panel Discussion

Throughout 2020, the global COVID-19 crisis has proven to be more serious for air transport than 9/11 or the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Where are we a year after that? Is business aviation a winner or a loser in this crisis and have there been any new trends? What are the new priorities and what can we expect in the years to come? Gathering some of the most experienced market specialists, this panel-guided session will offer unique insights into current and future market conditions.

This presentation is meant to complement a State of the Industry presentation with date insights on Tuesday.

16:30-17:30
1, 10, 20 yrs: What’s Next for Business Aviation?

Innovation Zone

Young professionals (YoPros) 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, 20 May 2021

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

Thanks to the wide range 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 jobseekers 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