EBACE2024 Program Schedule

EBACE2024 education sessions will focus on issues of importance to companies operating business aircraft in Europe, including the state of the industry, environmental best practices, advanced air mobility and more. Additional sessions will be added to this schedule in the coming months. Sessions are subject to change.

– Session is part of the EBACE2024 Sustainability Summit.

Monday, 27 May 2024 | Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | Thursday, 30 May 2024


Monday, 27 May 2024

08:00 – 17:00

Registration Open

08:00 – 17:00

Media Headquarters Open

09:40 – 10:25

JETNET Press Conference

Hall 3, Room U

11:20 – 12:05

Dassault Press Conference

Hall 3, Room U

10:30 – 11:15

Airbus – ACH Press Conference

Hall 3, Room T

12:10 – 12:55

Newsmakers Session – Bizav Leaders’ Perspectives on the Global Mission to Net Zero

Hall 3, Room V

Panelists:
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation
Kurt Edwards, IBAC
Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR

Moderators:
Ed Bolen, NBAA

Holger Krahmer, EBAA

13:00 – 14:30

Newsmakers Luncheon – Aircraft CEOs Look to the Low-Emission Bizjets of the Future

By Invitation Only

Hall 3, Room W

Panelists:
Michael Amalfitano, Embraer Executive Jets
Joe Benson, Boeing Business Jets
Ron Draper, Textron Aviation
Chadi Saade, Airbus Corporate Jets
Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation

Moderator:
Jonathan Samuels, Broadcast Journalist

14:40 – 15:25

ForeFlight Press Conference

Hall 3, Room T

14:40 – 15:25

International Aircraft Dealers Association Press Conference

Hall 3, Room U


Tuesday, 28 May 2024

08:00 – 17:00

Registration Open

08:00 – 17:00

Media Headquarters Open

08:45 – 10:00

Opening Keynote – Legends, Leaders Take Center Stage

Innovation Stage

Holger Krahmer, EBAA
Ed Bolen, NBAA
Delphine Bachmann, State of Geneva
John Santurbano, EUROCONTROL

Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation

EBACE2024 kicks off with an opening keynote featuring a lineup of visionary leaders and innovators.

10:00 – 17:00

Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display Open

10:00 – 17:00

Innovation Pavilion Open

10:30 – 11:00

Leonardo Press Conference

Stand U58

Contact: Cecile Vion-Lanctuit [email protected]

10:30 – 11:00

VoltAero Press Conference

Stand F25

Contact: Marina Evans [email protected]

12:00 – 13:30

Newsmakers Luncheon – AAM Is Here: Hybrid and Electric Take Flight

By Invitation Only

Hall 3, Room W

Panelists:
Jean Botti, VoltAero
Billy Nolen, Archer Aviation
Klaus Roewe, Lilium Air Mobility

Moderator:
Peter Vanham, Fortune

12:30 – 13:30

Critical Issues for the Aircraft Sales Industry – The Evolution of the Aircraft Sales Professional

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Leah Alexander, Duncan Aviation
Meghan Dwyer, GuardianJet
Marian Jancarik, Jetron
Olivier Knutti, 88K

Moderator:
Eric Lewin, AIC Global Solutions

Industry aircraft sales professionals delve into the current challenges confronting the business aircraft sales as we navigate the mid-2020s. From shifting market dynamics, to regulatory and persisting supply chain issues, to technological advancements, participants will explore the multifaceted landscape shaping the future of aircraft sales. The session will spotlight the evolving role of the aircraft sales professional amidst changing demands, including the call for greater transactional transparency and accountability. As customer expectations evolve and market demands fluctuate, sales professionals are tasked with adapting their strategies, leveraging technology, and fostering deeper client relationships to remain competitive in this dynamic marketplace. Join us as we engage in thought-provoking discussions, share best practices, and glean invaluable insights into how aircraft sales professionals can navigate these challenges, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and drive success in the ever-evolving business aviation industry.

13:00 – 14:00

Future of Flight – The Balance Between Technology and the Human Touch

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Andreas Pfisterer, Lilium
Dan Sloat, Founder of the AAM Institute
Ivor Van Dartel, Vaeridion

Moderator:
Mohammed Al Husary, UAS

Delve deep into the game-changing impact of innovative air mobility (IAM) technologies on pilot training, cockpit design and ergonomics. Join us as we unravel the mysteries surrounding human factors in the design process. It’s not just a discussion; it’s an exhilarating exploration into the future of flight, where innovation and technology collide to reshape the very essence of business aviation. This electrifying session promises to challenge your perceptions and ignite your passion for the evolving world of innovative air mobility!

14:00 – 15:00

Aircraft Maintenance 2.0 – Digitalization: The Challenging Pathway to Safety and Efficiency

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Alberto Fernandez-Lopez, EASA
Greg Heine, JSSI
Paulo Pestana, NetJets Europe
Greg Sahr, CAMP Systems

Moderator:
David Van Den Langenbergh, Luxaviation

Implementing digitalization in the aircraft maintenance industry is not just a technological evolution, but a strategic imperative and a cornerstone for the industry’s future success. Addressing challenges through collaborative efforts, and implementing a well-defined and harmonized roadmap, will pave the way for a safer, more efficient and technologically advanced aviation landscape.

14:30 – 15:30

S.T.A.R.S. – Elevating Business Aviation to New Sustainability Heights

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Sus Dierckx, Flying Group
Emilio Huelga, The Air Law Firm
Sébastien Lacube, Azzera
Patrick Müry, Cat Aviation

Moderator:
Maureen Gautier, EBAA

Gain knowledge on the revolutionary framework of S.T.A.R.S. (Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability). Enter a new era of aviation, where sustainability isn’t just a goal, it’s the star of the show. Join us as we introduce industry-wide sustainable standards, complemented with a distinctive label, set to transform the business aviation sector. Be part of the excitement, as we navigate towards a future where every flight is a beacon of responsibility and sustainability. Don’t miss your chance to witness the birth of a new business aviation era – where S.T.A.R.S. lead the way!

14:45 – 15:00

Universal Weather Press Conference

Stand R64

Contact: Louis Smyth [email protected]

15:30 – 16:30

State of the Industry

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Harry Clarke, Avinode
Richard Koe, WingX
Rolland Vincent, JETNET iQ

The last four years were historic for aviation worldwide. Business aviation, an industry entirely designed to be the solution when all other options are impossible, had two exceptional years in 2021 and 2022 after the shock of 2020. The year 2023 proved that this was just temporary, with demand for business aviation in Europe down to more “normal” levels. What’s expected in 2024 and beyond? How will economic, social and environmental factors affect projections? What about the different cultures and regions of the world? Discover the latest trends through a presentation of statistics and figures from the industry’s most knowledgeable speakers.


Wednesday, 29 May 2024

08:30 – 17:00

Registration Open

08:30 – 17:00

Media Headquarters Open

09:00 – 17:00

Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display Open

09:00 – 17:00

Innovation Pavilion Open

10:00 – 11:00

SAF Case Study: The Quest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Willie Brewster, Signature Aviation
Tom Cahill, World Fuel Services
Hendrik Stannius, Air BP
Andrew Thomas, VistaJet

Moderator:
Stewart D’Leon, NBAA

Witness an electrifying panel discussion that positions not only SAF producers, SAF distributors and FBOs, but also aircraft operators at the forefront of the eco-conscious revolution. With an urgent call to shrink carbon footprints, join us as industry experts unite to uncover sustainable aviation fuel solutions tailored specifically for business aircraft operators. This session will be your journey to where innovation meets responsibility, and give you a deeper understanding of the dynamic quest for a greener, more sustainable future in sustainable aviation fuel.

10:30 – 11:00

Leonardo Press Conference

Stand U58

Contact: Cecile Vion-Lanctuit [email protected]

11:30 – 12:30

Innovation to the Rescue! Potential Roles of Drones and eVTOLs in EMS

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Carl Dietrich, Jump Aero
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Marie-Claire Nomikossoff, ADP
Sergio O.Silva, Dronamics

Moderator:
Dan Sloat, Advanced Air Mobility Institute

Transcend the ordinary and explore the extraordinary potential of innovative air mobility (IAM) in humanitarian and rescue missions. From blazing through the skies on life-saving missions, to transporting time-critical materials like organs, blood and medical equipment, these futuristic aircraft are rewriting the rules of business aviation. Be part of an electrifying discussion where innovation meets compassion, and witness how these innovative vehicles are becoming the heroes of the sky. Don’t miss your chance to be on the frontline of a revolution that’s changing the face of humanitarian efforts with the speed and agility of IAM!

12:00 – 13:00

Sustainable Ops: Best Practices for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Sébastien Couturier, Paris-Le Bourget Airport
Daniela Flierl, AirGO Private Airline
Christopher Peregrine, EUROCONTROL
Max Van Cauwenberghe, RISE

Moderator:
Melissa Capizzi, EBAA

Dive deep into the pivotal role of the business aviation industry in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From the first stroke of flight planning, to the intricate dance of routing and air traffic management, every decision from the ground up becomes a powerful lever shaping an aircraft’s environmental legacy. Learn to climb fast to net-zero emissions from our panel of experts who will share game-changing innovative insights and practical tips on how to enhance the broad scope of operations, paving the way for a greener, more sustainable business aviation future. Don’t just fly – soar into a future where every flight decision process evaluates the environmental effect.

13:00 – 14:00

The Hydrogen Horizon: From H2 to Net Zero

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Bruce Parry, Bombardier
Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane
Jacques-Alexis Verrecchia, Beyond Aero

Immerse yourself in a high-octane session featuring the entire hydrogen supply chain, from cutting-edge airport solutions to revolutionary engine manufacturers and trailblazing operators. This isn’t just a discussion – it’s a thrilling adventure into the future of business aviation fuel. Brace for high-energy vibes as experts from every link in the hydrogen supply chain converge to illuminate the skies with their insights. Be part of the excitement and ride the wave of hydrogen innovation.

14:00 – 15:00

EBACE Coffee Social

Stands G90 and I90

Join EBAA & NBAA staff and leadership for coffee, a sweet treat and a chance to network with industry peers.

15:00 – 16:00

State of the Industry: Panel Discussion

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Pascal Bachmann, Jetcraft
Oliver King, Avinode
Holger Krahmer, EBAA
Pascal Lhoest, Netjets

Moderator:
Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

Join us for part two of the State of the Industry. This riveting panel session will further unfold the epic tale of the last four historic years in global business aviation. Our panel of industry trailblazers will answer questions about the latest trends and insights that are redefining business aviation. Journey into the heart of aviation’s next chapter, where the sky’s the limit!

15:30 – 16:30

Empowering Autonomy: Navigating Aviation Safety in a Dynamic World

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Colin Russell, Flexjet Europe
Kalin Stoyanov, Daedalean
Ivor van Dartel, Vaeridion

Moderator:
Adam Twidell, Halo Aviation

How compatible are the concepts of safety and autonomous flight? This session will review the safety features and innovative autonomous capabilities of nnovative air mobility (IAM) projects and look at how AI can play a role in maintaining and even improving safety levels.

Navigating Business Aviation Financing Amidst Evolving European ESG Targets

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Lawrence Power, Chambers and Whitestone in London
Oliver Tebbit, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Toennies von Limburg, L25

Moderator:
Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm

As the business aviation sector continues to expand and innovate, it faces a myriad of challenges, particularly in the realm of financing and sustainability. Join us for an engaging session, where industry experts will dissect the intricate landscape of business aviation financing against the backdrop of Europe’s new environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets. From exploring green financing options, to understanding the implications of ESG criteria on investment decisions, this session promises to provide attendees with actionable strategies to adapt and thrive in the evolving business aviation landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gain invaluable perspectives and chart a course towards a more sustainable and resilient future for business aviation financing in Europe.


Thursday, 30 May 2024

08:30 – 15:00

Registration Open

08:30 – 15:00

Media Headquarters Open

09:00 – 14:00

Aircraft Display Open

09:00 – 15:00

Exhibit Hall Open

09:00 – 15:00

Innovation Pavilion Open

10:00 – 11:00

Aviation Sustainability: More Than CO2 Emissions

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Gregoire James, International Aviation Waste Management Association (IAWMA)
Bruce Parry, Bombardier
Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR
Nicola-Jane Sellers, Luxaviation Group

Moderator:
Claude Hurley, IBAC

While the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a critical aspect of aviation sustainability, the broader concept encompasses a multitude of environmental, social and economic factors. This panel discussion brings together thought leaders and experts from the aviation industry to explore the holistic view of sustainability in aviation beyond CO2 emissions. Join us to explore the vast landscape where environmental, social and economic factors converge to redefine the future of business aviation.

11:30 – 12:30

Going the Extra Mile – Will Intermodal Transportation Expand Business Aviation? 

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Sebastien Borel, Lilium
Dr. Jean Botti, VoltAero
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane

Moderator:
Robin Riedel, McKinsey & Company

Learn how the integration of innovative and sustainable aircraft with other modes of transport, such as public transit and ride-sharing, will reshape transportation at scales large and small.

11:30 – 12:30

Forging Connections Between Tomorrow’s Talent and Today’s Industry Leaders

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Pauline Aguettant, MBAA and Student at EM Lyon
Lavdrim Ametovic, Jet Aviation
Camilla Chetioui, Student at ENAC
Alex Durand, SaxonAir

Moderator:
Cate Brancart, GAMA

Join us as we connect the next generation workforce with today’s industry leaders. In this dynamic discussion, we will explore the expectations and goals of the upcoming generation, as we shed light on the continuous efforts within our industry to uncover both our strengths and areas for improvement. This session is aimed at captivating the attention of future workforce!