Project Description

What can European business aviation learn from the U.S.? What are the opportunities for business aviation in Spain & Portugal? What are the challenges?

The inaugural Iberian Business Aviation Conference (IBAC), taking place in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, 16th November, 2017 will look at the big issues affecting business aviation across the Iberian Peninsula, while contrasting its future with that of Europe and the U.S.

Jointly produced by Quaynote Communications, producers of Opportunities in Business Jets, now in its 5th year in Malta, and our partners, InterFlight Global Corporation, leading aviation consultants, the Iberian Business Aviation Conference will bring together senior industry figures from across Europe and further afield.

Key topics covered by IBAC include:
*Why is business aviation culturally more acceptable in the U.S. than in Europe?
*Would business jet travel actually be a more efficient method of travel for European businesses?
*How can European businesses be convinced of the benefits of private jet travel over conventional travel?
*The regulatory and legal environment in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra and the Balearics
*Investment opportunities in Spain & Portugal
*Spain and Portugal as business aviation hubs
*FBOs and infrastructure in Spain & Portugal
*The impact of the world economy on European aviation
*Brexit and its impact on European business aviation industry

With an emphasis on discussion and debate, this one-day international conference will shine a spotlight on business aviation in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra and the Balearics, providing invaluable insights for existing operators and prospective investors in the region alike.

The Iberian Business Aviation Conference is an essential networking event for operators, MROs, lawyers, corporate service providers, brokers, managers, FBOs, registries, tax advisors and associations, and anyone with vested interest in the future of business aviation in the Iberian peninsula and beyond.

For more on speaking and sponsorship opportunities, contact us now:

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

Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00 Conference Organiser’s opening remarks
09.05 Conference Chairman’s welcome to the conference
09.15 Opening Address
Session Two: The Big Picture in Europe
09.30 Presentation: Overview of private aircraft sales and operations in Europe
09.50 Questions
10.10 Panel Discussion: What is ahead for European Business Aviation in 2017?

  • The impact of the world economy on European aviation
  • Brexit and its impact on European business aviation industry
  • Who is prospering in business aviation currently?
  • Has operator consolidation worked?
  • 11.00 Refreshments and Exhibition
    Session Three: What can European Business Aviation learn from the U.S.?
    11.30 Presentation
    11.50 Questions
    12.00 Panel discussion: How can Europe emulate the success of business aviation in the U.S.?
    *Why is business aviation culturally more acceptable in the U.S.?
    *Would business jet travel actually be a more efficient method of travel for European businesses?
    *How can European businesses be convinced of the benefits of private jet travel over conventional travel?
    *Which European market segments should operators target?
    *Who are the influencers that operators need to reach?
    12.50 Lunch
    Session Four: Opportunities & Challenges for business aviation in Spain & Portugal
    14.10 Presentation
    14.30 Presentation
    14.50 Questions
    15.00 Panel Discussion: Operating aircraft in Spain & Portugal

    • Regulatory and legal environment in Spain and Portugal
    • Investment opportunities in Spain & Portugal
    • Spain and Portugal as business aviation hubs
    • FBOs and infrastructure in Spain & Portugal

    15.50 Chair`s closing remarks
    16.00 Refreshments & Exhibition
    Session Six: Roundtable discussions
    16.30 Delegates 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:

    *Are FBOs keeping up with customer needs?

    *What are the challenges of implementing flight data monitoring?

    *How can operators and owners ensure they are in the best position to weather any legal or insurance claims?

    *What can operators do to keep a handle on costs and minimize delays caused by MRO issues?
    Valuing old and new aircraft:
    *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?

    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?
    *What is the impact of tax, regulations, bureaucracy on new owners?
    *Does the industry have an image problem?

    Security & 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

    The Tech Panel
    *What realistically is the future for the supersonic jet?
    *How can we optimize connectivity in business jets?
    *What is the future for business aviation and the platform economy?

    17.20 Cocktail Party

    18.50 End of conference

    Speakers to be confirmed

    The Iberian Business Aviation Conference will take place in Central Madrid, Spain.

    In collaboration with: