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The Malta Business Aviation Conference (MBAC), 8th annual conference, takes place at the Corinthia St George’s Bay, Malta on the 1st December, 2020.

With the current uncertain situation with COVID-19 we are constantly reviewing the best format to deliver this event with the current plan being to deliver a live event.   The very latest information will always be posted on this page.

Produced by Quaynote Communications, leaders in conferences for the marine, aviation and security industries the Malta Business Aviation Conference (formerly Opportunities in Business Jets) represents an excellent opportunity to network with valuable industry contacts and expand your business base.

Operators already attending MBAC this year include: DC Aviation, Elit ‘Avia, Hyperion, Comlux, Air X, Emperor Aviation, AvconJet, ExecuJet, Jet Aviation, Sky First, Albinati Aviation, MedAvia and Air CM Global making this a great platform for meeting clients!

Officially supported by MBAA, the Malta Business Aviation Conference will attract 100+ operators, FBOs, flight services providers, MROs, brokers, OEMs, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors and accountants, associations, from around the globe, ensuring that MBAC`s place as a leading international industry forum.

The conference has a strong emphasis on panel discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to hear from a wider variety of industry figures, as well as to interact and join the debate with panellists. Topics to be covered this year include:

* Business Jets as an Investment
* Options for financing aircraft purchase
* The Future for aircraft sales and values
* What are the biggest challenges facing Operators?
* What can different registries offer?
* Technology Update
* Maintenance Programmes
* Business aircraft interiors
* Legal perspectives

Chaired for a number of years now by Richard Koe, Managing Director of WingsX,  MBAC regularly boasts industry leaders of the highest calibre.

To find out more about joining The Malta Business Aviation Conference (MBAC), 8th annual conference, by becoming a speaker, Sponsor or Exhibitor at please contact us now:

If you are interested in sponsoring please do email lorna@quaynote.ca or alison@quaynote.com

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AGENDA (subject to change)
08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
Richard Koe, Managing Director, WINGX
Session Two: Maintenance Programmes & Insurance Market Developments
09.10Presentation: What are the challenges of dealing with an aging European fleet?
* Important updates from EBAA / GAMA maintenance work group re: aircraft
maintenance and asset management
* Pre-purchase inspections, EASA standardisation & EU harmonisation
Arjen Groeneveld, Duncan Aviation
09.30Questions & Discussion
09.40Panel: Mitigating risks in a challenging environment
*How does aircraft-on-ground insurance work?
*As insurance costs increase, how can operators keep their overall costs down?
Moderated by: Fiona Healy, FCF Assets
Panellists to include:
James Carroll | Director of Business Development, Jet Support Services, Inc.
Zoë Layden, Managing Director, Claveaux Consulting
Stuart Kirkwood, Sales Director, TAG Maintenance Services
Alex Williamson, EVP Maintenance, Comlux
Alex Cutajar, Deputy Accountable Manager, Elit’Avia
Session Three: Buying and financing aircraft
10.20The benefits of using escrow accounts for purchasing business jets
*How do escrow accounts work in different jurisdictions?
Henning Schwarzkopf, M.C.L, Schwarzkopf Law
& Bransom Bean
10.50Presentation: What are the best options for financing aircraft purchase?
* What challenges and changes are taking place in this sector?
* How can Know Your Client (KYC) requirements be addressed? How seriously is this requirement implemented by salespeople?
* How should we view the trend where by a number of specialty interest groups are
setting their own rules regarding ethics? Can these rules be enforced and if so, by
whom?
Gary Crichlow, Director, Aviation Finance, Arc & Co
11.00Questions
11.10Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Four: Technology Update
11.40Panel: What are the opportunities and challenges connected to the latest technological developments?
* How can technology help improve efficiency?
* Can most jets really create an office in the sky?
* What are the shortcomings of using the personal versus tech-friendly approach?
* How will today`s disruptive technologies develop over the next 5 years?
* RTDI and the national and EU funding support opportunities available
Moderated by: Anamaria Magri Pantea, B.Econ, MBA, Managing Consultant, Ascend Consulting
Panellists include:
Clayton B. Healey, AIC Title Service 

Eric Lewin, Owner, Global Closing Room
Session Five: Developments in Russia:
12.20Panel Discussion: What are the key changes in Russia affecting your business?
*Why should Western operators forge forge a relationship with a Russian AOC?
*How will be the impact of the stoppage of Russian customs clearances?
*What are the latest changes to VAT rules on imports to Russia?
*What registration, importation and customs issues should you know about?
Moderated by: Stockton Birthisel, Atlas Corporate Services
Panellists include:
Razvan Stefan, Emperor Aviation
Derek Bloom, Marks & Sokolov, LLC
Eric Weisskopf, Managing Director/ Accountable Manager, Hyperion Aviation
Mikhail Alenkin, Managing Partner, Arcos Jet
13.00Lunch
Session Six: The shortfall of personnel in aviation
14.00Panel: Nurturing the next decade`s talent pool
Moderated by: Julian Perigo, Boston Link
Panellists Include:
Liz Moscrop, Gear Up Media
Zoë Layden, Managing Director, IAWA
Puja Mahajan, Executive Vice President Business Development, Comlux
Session Seven: Tax: Past, Present and some predictions for the Future
14.40Update on Malta tax
* Tax structures relative to aviation in Malta
Anthony Galea, Managing Director – Marine & Aviation, Vistra
14.50Presentation: Tax in jurisdictions outside Malta
* An EU wide impartial view of tax schemes
* A review of “adventurous” tax saving plans that have been marketed in the past
* What are the challenges facing providers at present?
* How will jurisdictions need to view tax efficient ownership arrangements in
the future?
Mark Byrne, Director, Martyn Fiddler
15.00Questions
Session Eight: What are the biggest challenges facing Operators?
15.10Panel
*Operators compare their business models
*What are the challenges faced by different types of operators?
Moderated by: Richard Hekker
Panellists Include:
Alexandre Valentini, JET&CO
Juan Stolz, MD, Avcon Jet Africa
Steffen Fries, CEO & Accountable Manager, MHS Aviation GmbH
Robert Schmölzer, Managing Director, International Jet Management GmbH
Ettore Poggi, President, Fixed Based Operations, ExecuJet
15.50Refreshments & Exhibition
Session Nine: What can different registries offer?
16.15Panel: A review of registries in Europe and further afield
* What are the different types of registries and why is that relevant?
* How can registries influence buyer’s & owners’ decision to buy an aircraft?
* Does Cape Town make a difference?
* Are more recent registries a threat to older and more traditional aircraft registries?
Moderated by: Matthieu de Varax, Founder and Managing Partner, Odi-sé Avocats & Member of Lawyers Sub-Committee & Associated Member Advisory Council, European Business Aviation Association
Panellists Include:
Len Cormier, Safety Oversight Consultant, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority,
(BCAA)
Katrina Abela, Senior Associate, GVZH Advocates
Mag. Martina Flitsch, Partner, Flitsch Leuthner Leiter Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Session Ten: Hospitality & Interiors
16.55Panel: Business aircraft interiors
* Selecting the right interior from the get go
*What are clients looking for?
* Interior upkeep during operations
* The latest trends in cabin outfitting
Ryan Cremona, CEO, 3Plex
Jean Noël ROBERT, Head of Business Development, Commercial Airbus Corporate Jets
Tom Chatfield, CEO, Camber Aviation Management
17.40Chair`s closing remarks
17.45End of conference proceedings
17.50Drinks Reception

Richard Koe

Managing Director, WINGX

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Arjen Groeneveld

Duncan Aviation

Fiona Healy

FCF Assets

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James Carroll

Director of Business Development Jet Support Services, Inc.

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Zoe Layden

Managing Director, Claveaux Consulting

Stuart Kirkwood

Sales Director, TAG Maintenance Services

Alex Williamson

EVP Maintenance, Comlux

Alex Cutajar

Deputy Accountable Manager, Elit’Avia

Henning Schwarzkopf

M.C.L, Schwarzkopf Law

Bransom Bean

Gary Crichlow

Director, Aviation Fianance

Anamaria Magri Pantea, B.Econ, MBA

Managing Consultant, Ascend Consulting

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Clayton Healey

AIC Title Service

Eric Lewin

Owner, Global Closing Room

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Stockton Birthisel

Atlas Corporate Services

Razvan Stefan

Emperor Aviation

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Derek Bloom

Marks & Sokolov, LLC

Eric Weisskopf

Managing Director/ Accountable Manager, Hyperion Aviation

Mikhail Alenkin

Managing Partner, Arcos Jets

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Julian Perigo

Boston Link

Liz Moscrop

Gear Up Media

Anthony Galea

Managing Director – Marine & Aviation, Vistra

Mark Byrne

Martyn Fiddler Aviation

Alexandre Valentini

JET & CO

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Juan Stolz

MD, Avcon Jet Africa

Steffen Fries

CEO & Accountable Manager, MHS Aviation GmbH

Robert Schmölzer

Managing Director, International Jet Management GmbH

Ettore Poggi

President, Fixed Based Operations, ExecuJet

Matthieu de Varax

Founder and partner chez Odi-sé Avocats

Len Cormier

Safety Oversight Consultant, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, (BCAA)

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Katrina Abela

Senior Associate, GVZH Advocates

Mag. Martina Flitsch

Partner, Flitsch Leuthner Leiter Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Ryan Cremona

CEO, 3Plex

Jean Noël ROBERT

Head of Business Development, Commercial Airbus Corporate Jets

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Tom Chatfield

CEO, Camber Aviation Management

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St Julians, STJ 3301, Malta
+356 2137 4114
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Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay is one of the best luxury hotels in Malta, bringing together outstanding sea views, enchanting luxury and unbeatable service. You can see the full information on the hotel using this link here Corinthia St George’s Bay Website

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