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Welcome to IPBAC! This year, we have extended the program to include a morning breakfast and aircraft expo at the nearby Madrid, Barajas Private Aviation Terminal, FBO area.

The territory’s countries; Spain, Portugal, Andorra and the British colony of Gibraltar, have experienced invigorated growth since our conference last year. Several professional working groups have been formed, and in general the talk-on-the-runways points at further and greater business aviation developments, opportunities and profitable growth.

Nevertheless, dynamic political, economic, regulatory and environmental challenges remain. The incumbent jurisdictions could improve and enhance their induction incentives to help international business aviation industry players grow.

We will focus on the roles of technology, financing and maturing of the business aviation supply and demand in Europe, and the trends and tendencies coming from the United States, and other state of the art emerging venues such as the Middle East and Asia, including India.

This year, the theme is “best practices” all around for fleet, hours, revenues, infrastructure and overall business aviation industry growth in the Iberian Peninsula, welcome on board!

We are currently looking for speakers and sponsors for the event – if you are interested in the first instance please contact:

Oscar S. Garcia
Chairman, InterFlight Global Corporation
Miami Center
201 S. Biscayne Blvd, 28th Floor
Miami, FL 33131, USA

T (305) 400-6789
C (305) 904-5183
E: oscargarcia@interflightglobal.com

Or

Lorna Titley
Director, Quaynote Communications
T: +1 604 996 6937
E: lorna@quaynote.ca

Alison Singhal
Director, Quaynote Communications
T: 44 (0) 203 560 8154
E: alison@quaynote.com

PROGRAM

08.00 Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00 Conference Organiser’s opening remarks
09.05 Conference Chairman’s welcome to the conference:
Business Aviation in the Iberian Peninsula: opportunities for “best practices”, safety and profitable growth in the “Next” Big European Business Aviation Hub
Oscar S. Garcia, Chairman and CEO, InterFlight Global Corporation
09.15 Opening Address:
Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation in the European Business Aviation Context:
At the Crossroads of Two Decades
Session Two: Iberian Peninsula – Market and Environment: Where are the Opportunities?
09.30 Presentation: The Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Industry by Numbers-Trends and Forecasts
09.50The cost of charter: can it be reduced and, if so, how?
Jonny Nicol, Founder & CEO, Stratajet
10.10 Questions
10.30 Panel Discussion: Into the 2020’s New Decade
Panel Discussion: European Business Aviation-Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Past, Present and Future
• The impact of the Global Events on European business aviation industry
• Brexit and Independentists initiatives, their impact the EU business lines
• Russia and Eastern Europe, effects on economic and wealth flows
• The USA’s Trump administration and impact to global business aviation
• Lessons learnt from the decades ups and downs
• Trends in operators and services providers consolidations, M&A’s and others
• The role of technology, innovation and new business models- from business aviation low cost democratization to large private long range high speed aircraft
Panellists Include:
Jonny Nicol, Founder & CEO, Stratajet
11.15 Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: What can Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Leaders learn from Global Aircraft Registration Jurisdictions and Leaders? Best Practices, Safety, Security, Compliance, Oversight and…. Profits
11.45 Keynote Presentation: Aircraft Registries Best Practices: Success Strategies for the Iberian Peninsula
*The Best in Class San Marino and Aruba Registries
Jorge Colindres, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Aruba and San Marino Registries
12.05 Questions
12.15 Panel discussion: How can the Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Stakeholders Leap to the Front?
A look at the world’s best jurisdictions
*Why is business aviation regulation, compliance, legal and tax frameworks culturally more acceptable in other jurisdictions?
*Would business jet travel actually be a catalyser of growth, employment and wealth for European and the Iberian Peninsula Countries?
*How can Iberian Peninsula politicians, regulators and tax authorities be convinced of the benefits of private jet travel over conventional travel?
*Which European jurisdictions and frameworks should Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Conference operators target, and vice versa?
*Who are the influencers that stakeholders need to reach? In search of a common public-private partnership vision
*How to best educate the involved and uninvolved public, media, academia and other modes of transportation about the synergies with business aviation?
Panellists Include:
Heather Gordon, Chief Legal Officer, Martyn Fiddler Aviation
David Colindres, CEO, San Marino Registry
13.00 Lunch
Session Four: Aircraft Sales Opportunities and Challenges:
Spanish And Portuguese Business Aviation owners, financiers, lessors, lessees and fractionals
14.10 Presentation: Business Aircraft- Innovative financing and Sales tools for growth:
Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Peninsula Focus
Diego Garrigues, Partner, The Air Law Firm
14.30Aircraft sales in Europe:
* overview of the market
* what has happened in the last year in Europe
* what has been happening in the UK
Oliver Stone, Colibri Aircraft Ltd
14.50 Presentation: Infrastructure and Flight Services Opportunities- Consolidating a Growing Hub
Irena DeVille, Co-Founder CEO, Convolus
15.10 Questions
15.20 Panel Discussion: Operating aircraft in Spain & Portugal
• Improving aircraft sales financial, and legal environment in Spain, Portugal and Andorra
• Financing and Investment opportunities in Spain & Portugal-The risk return equation
• Spain and Portugal as business aviation hubs-Privileged Location
• FBOs and infrastructure in Spain & Portugal- Long Growth Runway
• Air Traffic Management-SESAR and the Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Traffic
16.25 Chair`s closing remarks: The Way Forward: Peninsula Roadmap for Business Aviation Growth
Oscar S. Garcia, Chairman and CEO, InterFlight Global Corporation
16.30 Refreshments & Exhibition
Session Six: Roundtable discussions
17.00Delegates discuss topics of special interest over a glass of sparkling wine. Each roundtable is hosted by a speaker / industry leader and delegates may choose which roundtable they join. The roundtables are an ideal opportunity for delegates to network in small groups and debate hot topics with peers.

Roundtable topics and hosts to include:

1. OEM FOCUS: The Single Engine Turboprop Operations Set-Ops Opportunities-One Year Later:
What does it mean for the European Business Aviation Fleet Future Landscape?

2. FBO FOCUS: Fixed Based Operators Perspectives and Strategies For Growth:
What does the business aviation community expect from FBOs worldwide?
*Are FBOs keeping up with customer needs?
*Is FBO consolidation the best way forward?
* Are fuel sales a necessary revenue source for FBO’s
*Is the new Europe Skies-SESAR program helping or hindering business aviation growth
*How do Spanish and Portugal air traffic management, navigation and infrastructure providers fare
*Is there room for private-new-business aviation airports
*The cas efo Madrid- Is a new airport really needed for business aviation growth-hub?

3. Infrastructure and Aircraft Registration Focus
What are the Opportunities and Challenges in the Infrastructure, Regulatory and Compliance Areas?
*Jurisdiction optimization and development: aircraft registration and legal oversight focus
Air Traffic Management and Costs Issues
* The world aircraft repossession index – How does the Iberian Peninsula fare? What can we do to improve and grow the fleet?
*What can operators do to keep a handle on costs and minimize delays caused by Operations and MRO issues?
*How can operators and owners ensure they are in the best position to weather any legal, regulatory, financial or insurance claims?

4. Safety, Security, Standards & Business Jets
*The importance of reviewing security practices and procedures
*Instilling a culture of security awareness at every stage
*The financial and business continuity implications of security measures
*What are the challenges of implementing flight data monitoring?

5. Tech and Innovation Focus
Hosted by: Oscar S. Garcia, Chairman and CEO, InterFlight Global Corporation
*What realistically is the future for the very high speed-transonic and supersonic jets?
The sonic boom and other environmental issues.
*How can we optimize connectivity in business jets? How important is door to door time?
*What is the future for business aviation and the small and medium size enterprise?
*Innovative and scalable business models-where airlines and business aviation meet
*Vertical and ultra-short haul Business Aviation Vehicles
*Electric and Hybrid Propulsion for Business Jets

6. Business Aircraft Legal, Tax and Regulatory Compliance
Hosted by: Heather Gordon, Chief Legal Officer
Martyn Fiddler Aviation

*What is the impact of improved tax, regulations, bureaucracy on new owners?
*Tax and legal frameworks in Europe, Iberian Peninsula Focus-Best Practices
* The EU-USA operational, maintenance and other compliance bilateral past, present and future
* Cross USA-EU/Iberian Peninsula markets: M&A, JV, and other business opportunities
*Airspace, Air Traffic Management, and other airspace issues
*Environmental compliance for business jets in Europe-Iberian Peninsula focus

7. Business Aircraft Finance, Insurance and Operations
Hosted by Diego Garrigues, Partner, The Air Law Firm
* Financing aircraft in the Iberian Peninsula-Growth Opportunities
* Maintenance Costs Predictability: Insuring operational reliability and costs
* Insuring Business aircraft in Spain and Portugal: Legal frameworks and costs

8. Aircraft Sales and Brokerage
*Is the industry doing enough to attract new business?
*How do we reach new customers?
*Do we understand how to reach UHNWI?
*Are there too many barriers to entry?
*Does the industry have an image problem?
*How to protect aircraft and retain resale value
*Navigating pre-sale inspections, appraisals, and depreciation
*Protecting and maintain the value of your asset
*What are the benchmarks for accurate assessment?
*Valuing old and new aircraft

17.20Drinks Reception
DAY 2: Aircraft Expo
Location: Madrid Barajas Business Aviation Terminal, Gestair/Sky Valet, FBO
08:30Registration and Coffee
09:00Welcome Speech
09:10Breakfast Buffet
10:00Aircraft OEM and Sales

Oscar S. Garcia

Chairman and CEO InterFlight Global Corporation and IFG Capital

Jonny Nicol

Founder & CEO, Stratajet

Jorge Colindres

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Aruba and San Marino Registries

Heather Gordon

, Chief Legal Officer, Martyn Fiddler Aviation

David Colindres

CEO, San Marino Registry

Diego Garrigues

Partner, The Air Law Firm

Oliver Stone

Colibri Aircraft Ltd

Irena DeVille

Co-Founder CEO, Convolus

Location to be confirmed

In collaboration with:

Hotel Silken Puerta Madrid, Madrid, Spain