“It has become a tradition to start of the new year with a couple of days in London, meeting key connections from all over Europe and the states. Great event”

18.30 | Pre-conference cocktail hosted by Global Jet Capital

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Day one – 30th January

08.00 | Registration and Networking Breakfast hosted by Bombardier


08.30 | Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.40 | Where next for Europe?
Looking back on the last 20 years
What battles still need to be fought

Brian Humphries, EBAA

09.00 | Where next for business aviation?
Reasons to be cheerful – which markets will bounce back fastest?
What effect do elections have?

Chad Anderson, Jetcraft
Brian Proctor, Mente Group

09.40 | Operating aircraft – the toughest job in business aviation
The tripartite agreement: operators versus financiers versus owners
Has part NCC made a difference?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Tomislav Lang, Europ Star
Dave Edwards, Synergy Aviation
Graham Williamson, TAG Aviation
Michael Kuhn, DC Aviation
Siegfried Axtmann, FAI rent-a-jet

10.20 | Morning coffee hosted by Safran


10.50 | After-Market:  The Value of the OEM

Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Bombardier

11.10 | Anatomy of an international deal
Managing liens, VAT, insurance and other issues
Choosing registry
Will deals ever get easier?
Does tail insurance make sense in business aviation

Moderator: Peter Antonenko, Jetcraft
Jorge Colindres, The Registry of Aruba
Simon Williams, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft
Francesco Grassetti, Studio Pierallini
Heather Gordon, ICM Aviation
Jonathan Russell, Hill Dickinson

11.50 | Head to head: Reshaping the operator market
Does consolidation work?
What is stopping sellers?
When do economies of scale stop working?

Marwan Khalek, Gama Aviation
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation

12.20 | Re-thinking aircraft sales
How do you sell the benefits?

Does the industry have an image problem?

Donald Dwyer, Guardian Jet

12.40 | Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance


14.00 | The rise and rise of non-bank lenders
How deep is the aircraft finance market?
Residuals and the impact of declining aircraft values
Is there demand for operating lease solutions
Asset-based loan structures
Other non-bank product offerings

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Kirsten Bartok, FlyFunder/AirFinance

Michael Amalfitano, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Dave Labrozzi, Global Jet Capital

14.40 | The state of aircraft finance
How can lenders take comfort in assets when residuals are falling?

Are there enough deals out there?
Do asset lenders only get the deals that private bankers do not want?
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Moderator: Oliver Tebbit, Watson Farley & Williams
Andreas Schild, UniCredit
David Minty, Investec
Johan Blitz, UBS
Marco Kern, Credit Suisse
Werner Slavik, Société Générale Equipment Finance

15.20 | Digital signatures

Bruce Marshall, AIC Title Service

15.40 | Protecting asset values

Mark Winzar, JSSI

16.00 | Laying the foundation for the next generation of corporate jet buyers

Geoffrey Corbeil, Pratt & Whitney Canada

16.20 | Afternoon tea hosted by Safran


16.50 | Opening up business aviation
Is it actually possible to offer private aviation cheaply?
Membership versus ticket sales
Do passengers actually want to share?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Simon Talling-Smith, Surf Air
David Rimmer, Bliss Jet
John Colucci, Wheels Up

17.20 | The Space race – bizliners versus traditional business jets
Why bizliners are good value
Remarketing VVIP aircraft

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Bank
Charles Colburn, Boeing Business Jets
Frederic Dubant, Comlux
Eric Julien, Airbus Corporate Jets
Alireza Ittihadieh, Freestream

17.50 | Quiz: Whose aircraft is it anyway?
Repossession lessons from the last few years

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Bob Wilke, AvRisk
Andrew Woolfson, AirFinance
Mike Skinner, AMS Aircraft Services Ltd

18.20 | Closing remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

18.30 | Cocktail Reception hosted by JSSI

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20.00 | Historic Pub Tour hosted by Centreline

Day two – 31st January

08.00 | Networking Breakfast hosted by Europ Star


08.30 | Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.40 | Selling metal: New versus old aircraft
Do new models create demand?
Attracting new buyers to the industry

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Peter Griffith, Embraer
Trevor Esling, Gulfstream Aerospace
Steve Varsano, The Jet Business
Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales
Brad Nolen, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Ashley Namihas, Textron Aviation

09.20 | Brexit & Business Aviation

Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co

09.40 | Rethinking aviation and the platform economy
Is cost not the biggest barrier to entry?
When will the revolution happen?

Moderator: Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAir
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly
Paul Touw, Stellar Labs
Jonny Nicol, Stratajet
Paolo Sommariva, FL3XX
Tom Engelhard, JetSmarter
Clive Jackson, Victor
Eymeric Segard, LunaJets

10.20 | Reshaping customer experiences
Combining work space with leisure space

Is this the end to dial up connectivity?
How to deliver a seamless customer experience
Managing customer dreams in a regulated industry

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
James Hardie, Rockwell Collins
Philippe Crevier, Zetta Jet
Philippe Niquille, RUAG

11.00 | Morning coffee hosted by Société Générale Equipment Finance

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11.30 | What is my jet worth?
Has aircraft depreciation changed for ever?

Will digital records revolutionise appraisals?

Moderator: Anthony Kioussis, Asset Insight
Bob Zuskin, Jet Perspectives
Jonathan McDonald, IBA Group
Vivek Kaushal, Global Jet Capital
Daniel Hall, Flight Ascend Consultancy
Richard Berkemeier, American Society of Appraisers

12.10 | Investing in infrastructure
Business aviation versus commercial – do private aircraft always lag?
Is there enough growth to justify investment now?

Moderator: David Best, Claymore Hill Advisory
Robert Walters, London Biggin Hill Airport

12.40 | Who wants to be a billionaire?
A look at the UHNW individual and what they want.

Stephen Friedrich, Rolls-Royce

13.00 | Malta – the new hotspot in Europe
Why are operators moving to Malta?

The Maltese VAT scheme
The best place post Brexit

Nicholas Valenzia, Mamo TCV Advocates

13.20 | Lunch hosted by DC Aviation GmbH


14.40 | Time Machines – the future is supersonic
When will it become a reality?
How many people can afford supersonic aircraft?
Will governments allow sonic booms?

Ernest Edwards, Aerion

15.00 | Why safety is everyone’s priority
Is there a level playing field for operators?
How can outsiders judge how safe an operator is?

Graham Williamson, TAG Aviation

15.20 | The challenge of flight data monitoring for low utilization operators
Key figures between airlines operations and business jet operations and regulation status about flight data monitoring
What is flight data monitoring (FDM) and what is it used for?
The business aviation case: how to use FDM with few flight data

Jean-Thomas Rey, Safran

15.40 | Where are the next frontier markets
India: A market for the future
Iran: Will it ever open up?

Moderator: David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Emad Sharghi, EAS Ltd
Kurosh Tehranchian, Axon Aviation
Chris Partridge, Deutsche Bank
Marie-Laure Denier-Gassier, BNP Paribas

16.20 | Afternoon Tea hosted by Société Générale Equipment Finance

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16.50 | Is buying a business jet too difficult?
Is the industry putting off buyers?
Buyers do not get excited about VAT or registries

Aoife O’Sullivan, The Air Law Firm

17.10 | Choosing a manager – the view from the US

Michael Moore, Meridian Air Charter

17.30 | Changing the perception of business aviation
Does the industry have an image problem?
Does it matter if people see it as a luxury market?

Carlos Brana, Dassault Aviation

17.50 | The great business aviation debate

Is there a place for back-to-back deals?
Who makes all the money in business aviation?
Will regulators support a new generation of supersonic aircraft?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Phil Brockwell, Centreline
Philippe Fragniere, Exklusiv Aviation Services
Shawn Vick, Global Jet Capital
Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, London Executive Aviation

18.20 | Closing remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

18.30 | Cocktail reception hosted by Vedder Price


19.45 | The Dealmakers Dinner hosted by AIC Title Service, Boeing Business Jets, Mente Group, TAG Aviation & UniCredit


23.30 | After Party – Flightcap drinks hosted by The Registry of Aruba


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