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Asia 2019 Agenda

Our team is in the market all year round researching and speaking to the people shaping the market.  We also welcome your ideas for topics and speakers. So please get in touch via email or calling Hannah Burton on +44 1737 844 383.

Please note we update the agenda regularly and times and speakers can change so please keep checking back to see latest speakers and session times.

Wednesday 12th June

08.00 Breakfast & registration hosted by Bombardier

08.45 Opening remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.55 Asian economic forecast

09.15 The state of the market
Which countries are up and down?
How big will the Asian fleet get by 2020?
Jeff Lowe, Asian Sky Group

09.35 The view from the hangar
What are the biggest headaches for operators?
Will Asia see operator consolidation or failure?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Jolie Howard, TAG Aviation
Richard Porter, ExecuJet
Joe Reckling, Jet Aviation

10.25 Morning coffee hosted by Jet Aviation



11.00 Airlines versus business aviation – which passengers have the best experience? 
Are business jets as comfortable as first class on Singapore?
Do we need to rethink privacy on private jets?

Nils Uelledahl, BMW Designworks

11.25 Maintenance programmes

Moderator: David Crick, DavAir Group
Michael Mechler, Rolls-Royce
Steve McManus, GE Aviation

12.05 Who wants to run an aircraft registry?
A quick guide to different jurisdictions
Where can off-shore registries make the biggest difference?
Which transactions fit different registries?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Alexandria Colindres, The Registry of Aruba
Len Cormier, Bermuda Aircraft Registry
Paolo Lironi, 2-Reg

Simon Williams, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry

12.45 Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance




14.15 What is driving the Asian charter market?
What is holding the market back?
Managing client expectations

14.55 Digital decisions with smart data

Andy Hudson, Down-Route

15.15 Flying within Europe – the idiosyncrasies of the European Union
Why importation is important (and you do not want your aircraft seized)
How Brexit affects flying (if anyone knows by now)

Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS

15.35 Medical support at altitude – why bother?

Sarah Magee, Remote Diagnostic Technologies

15.55 Afternoon tea hosted by Jet Aviation



16.25 Hot Air, Cold Feet and High Stakes: Crisis Planning & Response

Peter Coles, Clyde & Co.
Peter Freeman, Clyde & Co.

16.55 Whose deal is it anyway?
An interactive quiz for financiers looking at what deals they want – and what does not work for them.

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Alex Badran, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sharon Ho, UBS
Violet Kwek, Global Jet Capital
Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank

Don Walsh, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

17.40 Reflections on how Asia’s business jet market has changed
The rules of selling aircraft in the region
How will the market look in 20 years

David Dixon, Jetcraft Asia & author of ‘I Sell Planes’

18.00 Closing remarks

18.05 Cocktail reception hosted by JSSI

20.00 Dealmakers Dinner hosted by Bermuda Aircraft Registry & Bombardier

Thursday 13th June

08.15 Refreshments

08.40 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.45 Advisory session

Moderator: Jaslyn Chan, JSSI
David Crick, DavAir

09.25 Sanctions 101
The difference approaches that countries take
What happens when clients end up on the list
What to do if your client breaches sanctions

Moderator: Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co.
David Hernandez, Vedder Price

10.05 Political risk – what to worry about in Asia
Where are the flashpoints to worry about now?
Where will the big problems come from in the future?

Steve Wilford, Control Risks

10.25 The future is not just something that happens to us
It is not just for the young to enjoy
The future is something we can all shape and it is available right now

James Hardie, Collins Aerospace

10.45 Morning coffee hosted by Boeing Business Jets

11.15 Brokering a deal

Moderator: Chris Miller, Shearwater
David Dixon, Jetcraft
Oliver Stone, Colibri Aircraft
Dominique Trinquet, Boutsen Aviation

11.55 Underwriting issues
Current insurance marketing underwriting issues
Flight planning and insurance glitches for 135 operators
N registered aircraft based in Asia – underwriting issues

Moderator: Ed Underwood, Avsurance
Nick Bridges, MS Amlin
David Hernandez, Vedder Price

12.35 Lunch hosted by GE Aviation

13.50 After the after-market party
Is competition between independents and OEMs getting more fierce?
How do you forecast when growth is volatile?
With AI, robots and 3D printing, how will maintenance look in 20 years?

14.30 Aviation infrastructure challenges 
How do airports view business aviation?
Will business jets always get crowded out?
Why foreign director investors fly in on business jets

Moderator: Sarah Kalmeta, Universal Weather & Aviation
Sheree Cheung, Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre
Shantanu Gangakhedkar, Frost & Sullivan
Maximilian Motschmann, International Jet Management Asia
John O’Meara, Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc.

15.10 Afternoon tea hosted by Boeing Business Jets

15.40 Using credit solutions to enhance growth and finance
How corporates and lenders can use credit risk insurance/guarantees to improve capital and enable trade

Steve Taylor, AON

16.00 Asia business aviation revolution 2030
The shared economy
Disruptive technologies

Global connectivity
Urban mobility

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Jeffrey Lowe, Asian Sky Group
Mike Walsh, Aer Mobi

16.40 The view across Asia
How are other markets faring?
Selling business aviation in different markets?

Sérgio Oliveira e Silva, Gama Aviation

17.20 Selling new jets in Asia
What are buyers looking for?

What are the biggest hurdles?
How competitive is the market

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, CJI
Claudio Camelier, Embraer
Jean-Michel Jacob, Dassault Aviation
Jean-Noel Robert, Airbus
Rocky Zhang, Textron Aviation