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 Rebecca Hawkins on +44 1737 245 564. Please note we update the agenda regularly and times and speakers can change.

Sunday 28th January

16.00 – Women in Business Aviation reception
(Please email Louisa Whyte on louisa@corporatejetinvestor.com if you would like to attend)

18.00 – Early registration

18.00 – Pre-conference cocktail reception hosted by Global Jet Capital

Monday 29th January

08.00 – Registration

08.00 – Hot breakfast hosted by Bombardier

 

 


09.00 – Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

09.10 – The next 10 years: A new beginning
The trend to larger aircraft
Which OEMs will be the winners?
Will buyer confidence last?

Chad Anderson, Jetcraft

09.30 – The world in 2018
Political risk – are you worrying about the right things?
Will trade wars reduce demand?

Nick Allan, Control Risks

09.50 – The Efficient Market
Why owner’s want It
Standards and ethics
Certification and accreditation
Data integrity and transparency

Brian Proctor, Mente Group

10.10 – Managing growth
Do clients value size?
Do you get economies of scale when you have multiple AOCs?
Do owners want international managers?
How important is diversity?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Puja Mahajan, Elit’Avia
Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, Luxaviation UK
Marwan Khalek, Gama Aviation
Florent Series, TAG Aviation

10.50 – Morning coffee hosted by San Marino Aircraft Registry

 

 

11.20 – Are we selling business aviation the right way?
Have we been using the wrong message or is just a downturn?
Are we too shy about mentioning UHNWI users?

Robert Baltus, European Business Aviation Association

11.40 – Reducing transaction fatigue
Are lawyers dealmakers or deal-breakers?
Are brokers trying too hard to prove their value?
Why are digital records not speeding things up?
Do Pre-Purchase Inspections need to be standardised?
Do we need standardised contracts?
Does the industry need to be regulated?

Moderator: Peter Antonenko, Jetcraft
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co
Janine Iannarelli, Par Avion
Alireza Ittihadieh, Freestream
Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm
Florent Sériès, TAG Aviation Europe

12.20 – Interview Aerion – The need for speed

Ernest Edwards, Aerion

12.40 – The new world of aircraft registration
How should owners and operators choose their registry?
Managing taxes
Brexit-proofing operations

Moderator: Heather Gordon, Martyn Fiddler Aviation
Alexandria Colindres, The Registry of Aruba

David Colindres, San Marino Aircraft Registry
Len Cormier, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority
Richard Smith, Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands
Simon Williams, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry

13.20 – Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance

 

 

14.40 – Improving ownership – how maintenance is evolving
Predictive maintenance and guaranteed availability
Will maintenance costs come down?
Maintaining business aviation
Why OEMs are focusing on services
How does the growth in maintenance programmes change the industry?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Geoffrey Corbeil, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Steve McManus, GE Aviation
Sebasien Mullot, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Will Pitcher, Rolls-Royce North America
Mark Winzar, Jet Support Services, Inc (JSSI)

15.20 – Demand for VVIP aircraft
BBJ operating costs versus large cabin business jets
How tough is the completions market?

Andrew Gough, Boeing Business Jets
Jeff Dunn, Boeing Business Jets

15.40 How Blockchain can revolutionise aviation
Blockchain 101: why it is more than just Bitcoin
How it can reshape transactions 
Is Blockchain the future for maintenance records?
Will regulators accept it?

Holly Healey, AIC Title Service

16.00 – Afternoon tea hosted by San Marino Aircraft Registry

 

 

16.30 – Getting new fliers
Can the Amazon Prime model work for high value transactions?

Are membership models really sustainable?
SETOPS: Are single engines the answer?

Moderator: Stephen Friedrich, Embraer
Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAir AG
Glen Heavens, Synergy Aviation
Simon Talling-Smith, Surf Air

17.00 – Growing charter
Why it is so hard for brokers to scale?
What is stopping corporates?
How to manage seasonality
Can anyone crack empty legs?
Online versus traditional charter

Moderator: Dave Edwards, Baltic Air Charter Association
Chris Leach, Air Charter Service

Adam Twidell, PrivateFly
Paul Touw, Stellar Labs
Mark Briffa, Air Partner
Wagas Ali, JetClass
Philippe Fragniere, Exclusiv Aviation Services

17.40 – Using Wargaming for business aviation strategy
How the military use Wargaming and how it can be adapted to business
Business aviation case studies

Chris Paton, Quirk Solutions

18.00 – Day one closing remarks

18.10 – Cocktail reception hosted by JSSI

 

 

 

20.00 – Historic Public House Tour

Tuesday 30th January

08.30 – Breakfast hosted by FAI Aviation Group

 

 

09.00 – Opening remarks day two

09.05 – Across the pond
Has the Trump Bump slumped or jumped?
Are large companies replacing?
Can we call a recovery now?

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
René Banglesdorf, Charlie Bravo Aviation
Johnny Foster, OGARAJETS
Brad Harris, Dallas Jet International
Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales
Ed Underwood, Avsurance
Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank

09.50 – Digitizing business aviation
How new technologies benefit users and operators
Connecting suppliers
How will different parts of the industry be disrupted?
Can technology underpin operators’ efforts to achieve economies of scale?

Moderator: Richard Koe, WINGX Advance
Irena Deville, Convolus
Andy Hudson, Down-Route
Per Marthinsson, Avinode
Jonny Nicol, Stratajet
Paolo Sommariva, FL3XX

10.30 – Depreciation – the only cost that matters
How are owners reacting?

Is this the new normal?
Is there anything that can be done?

Stefan Duller, AvionMar

10.50 – Morning coffee hosted by Societe Generale Equipment Finance

 

11.20 – Are buyers getting the information they really need?
Is there too much information but not enough insight?
What are the key things that buyers need to consider?

Don Dwyer, Guardian Jet

11.40 – MINTS, BRICS and other growth markets
Is it all about commodities?
The battle for airport slots and pilots
What is holding buyers back?

Moderator: Chris Miller, Shearwater Aero Capital
Marc Abraham, Investec
David Clark, Integris Aviation Group
David Dixon, Jetcraft
Adel Mardini, Jetex Flight Support
Greg Martin, Siam Land Flying
Ivan Veretennikov, ArcosJet

Mike Walsh, Asia Jet

12.20 – Brexit means Brexit
Will it hit mainland operators?
How will aircraft be imported?
How to Brexit-proof transactions now

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co
Alan Cunningham, DLA Piper
Jeremy Robinson, Watson Farley & Williams

13.00 – Lunch hosted by Watson Farley & Williams

 

 

14.20 – Crime and punishment
Common scams being used today
How cyber criminals target transactions
How to stop the bad guys
Charter crime

Moderator: David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Siegfried Axtmann, FAI rent-a-jet AG
Bruce Marshall, AIC Title Service
Michael Skou Christensen, Satcom Direct

15.00 – Making connections
How to choose which connectivity system?
How much does it cost to create an on-board office?
The risks of not investing
How good can it get?

Moderator: Oliver Stone, Colibri Aircraft
James Hardie, Rockwell Collins

James Zanino, Gogo Business Aviation
Arno Vanderkraan, Inmarsat

15.30 – JetSmarter – disrupting business aviation
JetSmarter so far
Will shared charter work in Europe?
Business aviation versus first class
Why jet sharing is the future

Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter

15.50 – Afternoon tea hosted by Societe Generale Equipment Finance

 

16.20 – Investing in business aviation
Timing the cycle – why now?
Is the sharing economy really new in business aviation?
Asset light versus ownership
How many leaders can each market take?

Moderator: Jim Palen, Jefferies
Dean Donovan, Columbia Equity Partners 
David Gilmour, BP Ventures
Shawn Vick, Global Jet Capital

17.00 – Getting older gracefully
Will everyone meet the US ADS-B deadline?
How old is too old?
How long will 2018 deliveries fly for?
Will anyone finance them?
How long can OEMs support legacy aircraft for?
With aircraft lifetimes being pushed out further – do we need to rethink ownership?

Moderator: Chris Skurat, AMSTAT
Daniel Hall, Flight Ascend Consultancy
Anthony Kioussis, Asset Insight
Brendan Lodge, Jet Support Services, Inc (JSSI)
Bob Wilke, AvRisk

17.40 – What keeps bankers awake at night?
What are the new depreciation rules?
Are there too many aircraft types?
How to find operators you trust?
What unknown unknowns are there?
Does anyone listen to financiers’ concerns?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Alex Badran, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Beat Kaelin, UBS
Dave Labrozzi, Global Jet Capital
Marie-Laure Gassier, BNP Paribas
Andreas Schild, UniCredit Leasing Aviation
Jim Simpson, First Republic Bank
Werner Slavik, Société Générale Equipment Finance
Don Walsh, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

18.20 – Closing remarks

18.30 – Cocktail reception hosted by Vedder Price

20.00 – The Dealmakers Dinner hosted by AIC Title Service, Boeing Business Jets, Mente Group, TAG Aviation & UniCredit Leasing Aviation




23.00 – Flightcap After Party hosted by The Registry of Aruba

31st Jan & 1st Feb
Landmark London Hotel

31st Jan & 1st Feb
Landmark London Hotel