EBACE2024 Keynote

Legends, Leaders Take Center Stage

Tuesday, 28 May | 08:45 – 10:00 | Innovation Stage

The 2024 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2024) kicks off with an opening keynote featuring a lineup of visionary leaders and innovators.


Initiator and Chairman
Solar Impulse Foundation

An avid explorer, psychiatrist, environmentalist and aviator, Piccard is the first person to fly around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently, in a solar-powered airplane. He is the initiator and chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, founder of the newly established Climate Impulse Foundation and a UN Goodwill ambassador for the environment.


State Councillor in charge of the Department of Economy and Labour, State of Geneva

In this role, Bachmann is dedicated to driving the city’s environmental transition forward, while also building the most efficient economy for Geneva that helps local businesses and citizens thrive. She has held various leadership roles in the local government, including as Substitute Deputy of the Grand Council of Geneva, and later as a member of the Bureau of the Grand Council of Geneva.


Director of the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre

John Santurbano is responsible for one of the best performing and cost-effective air navigation service providers in Europe. Santurbano has spent his entire career in air traffic management and is an expert in the field. Prior to EUROCONTROL, Santurbano served as the acting director of Luxembourg’s air navigation service provider.


In addition to the keynote, EBACE2024 will feature dynamic sessions with business leaders, aviation experts and innovators from around the world.