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The Iberian Peninsula’s countries enjoy what is possibly ideal geographical location, economic, market and infrastructure conditions to position themselves as the next large business aviation hub in Europe, with a global projection.

What can European business aviation businesses, industry, investors, governments, and regulators learn from the best practices in other large hubs in Europe, the U.S. and the rest of the world?

What are the opportunities for business aviation in Spain, Portugal and Andorra? What are the contextual, strategic and tactical challenges? What can we do now to ensure unprecedented growth to see the Iberian based fleet grow many times fold in the next decade?

Where are the markets and how we can finally give them access to a territory and jurisdictions that could be the “next” big development in European business aviation?

The inaugural Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Conference, taking place in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, 30th November, 2017 will look at the big issues affecting business aviation across the Iberian Peninsula, while contrasting its future with that of Europe, the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Key topics covered include:

*Why and How business aviation cultural acceptability is Key to the growth of the Iberian Market?- Focus in the U.S. and Europe best practices and patterns.

*Would business jet travel to and from the Iberian Peninsula could actually be a more efficient method of travel for European, American, African and Latin American businesses?

*How the Iberian countries’ business aviation buyers and lessees could safely and efficiently absorb a growing number of new aircraft, multiplying by a large factor their established base and energizing the trade of high quality young turbine aircraft.

*How can Iberian Peninsula businesses, investors and government-regulators be convinced of the benefits of business and private jet travel and infrastructure over conventional travel?

*How a business aviation growth surge could leap-for the Iberian countries from smaller markets to relevant larger hubs: Applicability of innovative aircraft finance tools, business models and technologies

*The regulatory, safety, compliance, fiscal, financial and legal environment in Spain, Portugal and Andorra

*Investment opportunities in Spain, Portugal and Andorra from the business-private aviation perspective

*Spain and Portugal as intercontinental business aviation hubs: Europe-Africa-The Americas-Caribbean

*FBOs, Air Navigation, Safety and infrastructure in Spain & Portugal

*The impact of the world economy on European aviation; Iberian Peninsula Focus

*Brexit, USA Bilateral commerce with the EU 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 and Andorra, providing invaluable insights for existing operators, OEM’s, financiers, brokers, regulators, governments and prospective investors in the region alike.

The Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Conference is an essential networking event for operators, OEM’s, 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
09.00Conference Organiser’s opening remarks
09.05Conference Chairman’s welcome to the conference
09.15Opening Address: The Iberian Peninsula in the European Business Aviation Context
Oscar Garcia, Chairman and CEO, InterFlight Global Corporation
Session Two: Iberian Peninsula – Market and Environment, Where are the Opportunities?
09.30Presentation: Innovation and Growth, Business Aviation Scalability-The Surfair Case
Peter Evans, COO Surfair Europe
09.50Questions
10.10Panel 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
  • The new USA administration and impact to global business aviation
  • Who is prospering in business aviation currently?
  • Has operator consolidation worked?
  • The role of innovation and new business models airline and business aviation edge

Nick Fitzpatrick, Atron
Jonny Nichol, Founder & CEO, Stratajet
Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation
Matti Auterinen, Chairman, Hendell Aviation Oy

11.00Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: What can Iberian Business Aviation learn from Global, EU Leaders and USA leaders?
11.30Presentation: Safety & Security – The fundamentals for Industry Growth and Profits
James Carroll, Director, Business Development – Western Europe, Jet Support Services, Inc., JSSI
11.50Questions
12.00Panel discussion: How can Europe grow business aviation
* A look at the US models
*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 Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Conference operators target?
*Who are the influencers that operators need to reach?
Michael A. Hodges, MAI, President/CEO, Airport Business Solutions
Aaron A. Goerlich, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC Partner
12.50Lunch
Session Four: Opportunities & Challenges for business aviation in Spain & Portugal
14.10Presentation: Business Aircraft – Innovative financing tools for growth-Iberian Peninsula Focus
14.30Presentation: Infrastructure and Flight Services Opportunities – Servicing a Growing Hub
14.50Questions
15.00Panel 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
Jonathan Russell, Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson
Alfredo Cabellos, Watson Farley & Williams Spain, S.L. (Speaker tbc)

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

  • OEM’s The Single Engine Turboprop Liberalization in Europe
    Hosted by: Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation
    and Matti Auterinen, Chairman, Hendell Aviation Oy
  • Business Aircraft Legal, Tax and Regulatory Compliance
    Hosted by: Jonathan Russell, Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson
  • FBOs: What does the business aviation community expect from FBOs worldwide?
    Hosted by: Michael A. Hodges, MAI, President/CEO, Airport Business Solutions

  • Regulatory Licensing Requirements For European Commercial Operators Operating In The U.S.
    Hosted by: Aaron A. Goerlich, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

  • Business Aircraft Finance, Insurance and Operations
    Hosted by: James Carroll, Director, Business Development – Western Europe, Jet Support Services, Inc.
  • Aircraft Sales and Brokerage
    Hosted by: Bart Boury, CEO Engel & Volkers Aviation
17.20Cocktail Party

Oscar Garcia

Chairman, InterFlight Global Corporation

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Peter Evans, COO Surfair Europe

COO Surfair Europe

Nick Fitzpatrick

Atron

Jonny Nichol

Founder & CEO, Stratajet

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Edwin Brenninkmeyer

Oriens Aviation

Matti Auterinen

Chairman, Hendell Aviation Oy

James Carroll

Director Business Development, JSSI

Michael A. Hodges, MAI

President/CEO, Airport Business Solutions

Aaron Goerlich

Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach

Jonathan Russell

Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson

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Laura Cadenas Zamora

Watson Farley & Williams Spain, S.L.

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Bart Boury

CEO Engel & Volkers Aviation

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

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