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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.

Tuesday 11th June

18.00 Pre-conference BBQ & drinks reception hosted by Global Jet Capital

Wednesday 12th June

08.00 Breakfast & registration hosted by Bombardier

09.00 Opening remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

09.10 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

09.30 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

10.10 The evolution of business aviation in Asia Pacific 
Khader Mattar, Bombardier 

10.30 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 Getting with the programme
What should maintenance programmes cover?
How do they affect values?

Moderator: David Crick, DavAir Group
Quentin Bond, JSSI

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
Filipe Albuquerque, 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




14.00 Digital decisions with smart data

Andy Hudson, Down-Route

14.20 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

14.40 Sanctions 101
The different 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
David Hernandez, Vedder Price

Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co.

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

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

15.50 Afternoon tea hosted by Jet Aviation



16.20 Medical support at altitude – why bother?

Sarah Magee, Philips

16.40 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

17.00 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

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

Don Walsh, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

17.35 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 Aircraft’

17.55 Closing remarks

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by JSSI

20.00 Dealmakers Dinner hosted by Bermuda Aircraft Registry & Bombardier

Thursday 13th June

08.30 Breakfast

09.00 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

09.05 Brokering a deal

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

09.45 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

10.05 Finding advice to close the deals 

Moderator: Jaslyn Chan, JSSI
Ikhsan Alfahmi, JSSI
David Crick, DavAir
Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft

10.45 Morning coffee hosted by Boeing Business Jets

11.15 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

11.55 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
Abdul Charafeddin, UAS International Trip Support
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.

12.35 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

12.55 Lunch hosted by GE Aviation


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

Moderator: David Wearmouth, Gama Aviation
Kris Constantinides, Airflite
Geo Han, GH Group
Jeff Lowe, Asian Sky Group
Sérgio Oliveira e Silva, Gama Aviation

14.55  Asian business aviation revolution 2030
The shared economy
Disruptive technologies

Global connectivity
Urban mobility

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
James Hardie, Collins Aerospace
Nadev Kessler, Asian Sky Group
Mike Walsh, Aer Mobi

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

What are the biggest hurdles?
How competitive is the market

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Claudio Camelier, Embraer
Jean-Michel Jacob, Dassault Aviation
Nilesh Pattanayak, Bombardier 

Rocky Zhang, Textron Aviation

16.15 Closing remarks

16.20 End of conference refreshments hosted by Boeing Business Jets


17.05 Closing remarks