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.

Sunday 27th January

16.00 Women in Business Aviation Reception

18.30 Pre-conference drinks reception hosted by Global Jet Capital

Monday 28th January

08.00 Registration

08.00 Breakfast hosted by Bombardier



08.50 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.55 Bombardier keynote

David Coleal, Bombardier Business Aircraft

09.25 Where does the market go now?
Where did all the inventory go?

Is the top end of the market going to come under pressure from new models?
What will the next downturn look like?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Pascal Bachmann, Jetcraft
Stephen Friedrich, Embraer
Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales

10.05 America – making business aviation Great again
Did tax reform make a difference?

Is it all existing buyers?
Why is it all about pre-owned aircraft?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Nicholas Cerretani , QS Partners
Johnny Foster, OGARAJETS
Dave Labrozzi, Global Jet Capital

Jim Simpson, First Republic Bank

10.45 Morning coffee 

11.15 Aircraft and the internet of things
Why the next decade is all about data

How will the passenger experience change?

Lisa Peterson, Gogo Business Aviation

11.35 Three “gotchas” in high-activity markets (what to be careful of and why)

Mike Dwyer, Guardian Jet  

11.55 Do owners value safety oversight?
How do registries make aviation safer?
Do owners understand their role?

Moderator: David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Stuart Algar, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority
Alexandria Colindres, The Registry of Aruba

Mark Leatherbarrow, San Marino Aircraft Registry
Richard Smith, Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands

12.35 Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance



13.45 The importance of importing
What options are available and how do they work?

Life after Brexit

Moderator: Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co.
Nic Arnold, PwC
Heather Gordon, Martyn Fiddler Aviation
Hugo Jenney, Stephenson Harwood
Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS Group

14.20 Whose line is it anyway? European title insurance
How financiers can protect their interests
Title opinions versus title insurance
Why has title insurance not been available outside the US?

Moderator: Bruce Marshall, AIC Title Service
Clay Healey, AIC Title Service
Andrew Hillier, Dual Asset Underwriting
Kelly Lines, Dual Asset Underwriting  

15.00 Avinode update

Noel Trout, Avinode

15.20 Afternoon tea 

15.50 How connecting aircraft can improve operations
Helping operators track and move aircraft
Making pilot’s lives easier
Big data and predictive maintenance

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
James Zanino, Gogo Business Aviation
Senior representative, Honeywell

16.30 New regulations you need to know about
EASA Basic regulations
Runway performance
Flight time limitations

Robert Baltus, European Business Aviation Association

16.50 Of fixed abode: Investing in the infrastructure
How to value an FBO

Are sellers looking for realistic valuations?
What happens when electric aircraft arrive?

David Best, Jet Aviation
Adel Mardini, Jetex

17.30 The future of aircraft management
How will technology change the role of operators?
Does consolidation work in a boutique industry?
Can business aviation be democratised?

Norbert Ehrich, Jet Aviation
Marwan Khalek, Gama Aviation

18.10 Closing remarks

18.15 Cocktail reception hosted by JSSI




20.00 Historic Public House Walking Tour

Tuesday 29th January

08.00 Breakfast hosted by FAI Aviation Group




08.30 Day two opening remarks

08.35 Simplifying charter to grow the market
Making buying charter easier for customers, brokers and operators

Standardising requests

Phil Brockwell, Centreline
Philippe Fragniere, Exclusiv Aviation
Steffen Fries, MHS
Richard Mumford, BACA

9.15 Has Cape Town made a difference?
What have been the biggest wins?
How much faith do financiers put in the Treaty?
Have the original intentions been met?

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Marc Abraham, Investec
Michel Buffat, Credit Suisse

Marie-Laure Gassier, BNP Paribas
Sabrina Glimcher, Global Jet Capital
Eric Lewin, The Law Offices of Eric Lewin

9.55 Making business aviation more efficient
Integrating different systems and joining up the market
What will change in two years?
How will the market look in 10 years?

Annika Abraham, Avinode
Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAir
James Hardie, Collins Aerospace

Max Maruna, Avcon Jet

10.35 Morning coffee

11.05 Vistajet keynote

Thomas Flohr, Vistajet

11.35 Is a business aviation about boutique experience?
What is the perfect shareholder?
Can smaller operators compete for charter?

Siegfried Axtmann, FAI
Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, Luxaviation

12.15 We are only 12 weeks from Brexit
What do we know so far?

How much will it change European business aviation?
What should we still worry about?

Moderator: Alan Cunningham, DLA Piper
Marc Bailey, British Business & General Aviation Association
Stockton Birthisel, Atlas Corporate Service

Matthieu de Varax, Odi-sé Avocats

12.55 Lunch hosted by Freestream





13.55 Supporting roles
Transitioning maintenance support problems

Transferring programmes and the risk associated for Buyers
What is not covered
Selling programmes with buy-ins

Moderator: Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm
Geoffrey Corbeil, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Alan Mangels, Rolls-Royce North America
Mark Winzar, JSSI

14.35 The problem with people
Is the industry facing a skills shortage?

How to find more pilots and engineers?
Can business aviation compete with pilots?

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
William Finden, Oaklands Global
Chris Warton, CAE

15.15 Financing flight
Are there enough new deliveries for financiers?
Why are there still deals that struggle to find finance?
Are financiers starting to forget the lessons of the downturn?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Andreas Schild, UniCredit Aviation Leasing
Shawn Vick, Global Jet Capital
Senior representative, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

15.55 Afternoon tea

16.25 Dispelling corporate airliner myths
How much does it cost to operate?
How different are the different jets?

Alex Fecteau, Boeing Business Jets
Senior representative, Winch Design

17.00 Crystal balls – where is the market heading?
Mega trends that are driving the industry
What are the key markets of the futures?

Moderator: Steve Varsano, The Jet Business
Brian Foley, Brian Foley Associates
Tony Kioussis, Asset Insight LLC
Richard Koe, WINGX
Jeffrey Lowe, Asian Sky Group
Rolland Vincent, JETNET IQ

17.40 Freestream update

Alireza Ittihadieh, Freestream

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by Vedder Price

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



22.30 Flightcap After Party hosted by The Registry of Aruba