08.00 Refreshments and registration
Conference chaired by:Richard Koe, Managing Director, WINGX Advance
Session One: Welcome to the conference09.00 Conference Organiser’s opening remarks
09.05 Conference Chairman’s welcome to the conference
09.15 Opening Address:
Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, Minister for Tourism, Government of Malta
Session Two: The emerging role of Malta in the world of business aviation
09.30 Panel discussion
Moderated: Stanley Bugeja, MBAA
Martin Dalmas, Head of Operations, Malta International Airport
Eric Weisskopf, CEO, Hyperion Aviation
Ammr Shaladi, CEO, Emperor Aviation
Josephine Farrugia, CEO, Malta National Aerospace Centre
Alexander Cutajar, AP Malta
10.20 Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Three: Emerging Regulation: Are we ready for Part NCC? Does this represent a big opportunity as well as a challenging one?10:50 Presentation: Operational aspects
Joel Hencks, AeroEx11:15 Presentation: Legal aspects and current issues
Philippe Renz, Attorney-at-law, Renz & Partners
11 :40 Presentation: Third country registered aircraft based in Europe: Recognition of ICAO standards and oversight
Simon Williams, Director of Civil Aviation, Isle of Man
11.55 Questions and DiscussionSession Four: Emerging Transaction Processes: Is the process of buying a jet the same as it has always been? How is it changing – a little or a lot?
12.10 Panel: Is it a buyers’ market? There seems to be a great deal of aircraft on the market.Business aviation is much more complicated than it seems and buying an aircraft is no different. Who should be involved? The CFO, an aircraft broker, a technical advisor, your insurance agent and aviation lawyer- Why so?
a) Determine your needs
b) Do a pre-purchase inspection
c) Know the Regulatory requirements, liability, insurance & taxes, State of Registration, Jurisdiction exemptions/taxes and more
d) How to obtain financing
e) How much to expect to pay
f) How to manage the investment
Moderated: Mark Bisset, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
Oliver Stone, Colibri Aircraft Ltd. ;
James Carroll, Director, Business Development – Western Europe, Jet Support Services, Inc.
Frank Volz, Director, Certified Corporate Banker, Transaction Manager, Corporate Aircraft Finance, UBS
Christina Riess, President and CEO, A/Square
Adrian Jones, Director of Martyn Fiddler Associates Ltd
13.00 LunchSession Five: Emerging products and operating models
14.15 Presentation: High Speed Business Jets- Supersonic-Hypersonic-Space Flight
*The latest developments
Oscar S. Garcia, Chairman, InterFlight Global Corporation14.35 Questions14.40 Panel discussion: Emerging Operating Models: Is our industry managing to create new and sustainable aircraft operating models?Moderated by: Aoife O`Sullivan, The Air Law Firm
Panellists to include:
Major Alexander Vagacs, CEO, Avcon Jet AG
Patrick Margretson-Rushmore, Chief Executive, London Executive Aviation Ltd
Simon Davies, Managing Director, Global Jet Capital
15.30 Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Six: Emerging Distribution Channels & Customers: Is online charter ripping up the playbook, or are we still the same old concierge business – Are we still trying to reach the same customer type, or is there a new and changing user out there?
16.00 Panel discussion
Moderated by: Richard Koe, Managing Director, WINGX Advance
Panellists to include:
Adam Twidell, CEO, PrivateFly
Martin Lener, CEO, Tyrolean Jet Services
Florent Sériès, Vice President Sales Europe, Aircraft Management and Charter Services,
TAG Aviation Europe
Jonny Nicol, Founder & CEO, Stratajet
16.45 Chair`s closing remarksSession Seven: Champagne Roundtables Session
17.00 Delegates discuss topics of special interest over a glass of sparkling wine. Each roundtable is hosted by a panellist/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.
Industry experts and roundtable topics to include:
*Are emerging markets still attractive?
Mark Cobb, Managing Director, PYXIS Aviation Group Limited*How does bank finance for aircraft work? Why the stringent requirements? When is finance better than cash?
Michel Buffat, Head Aviation Finance Client Relations, Credit Suisse*Aviation in Customs, Imports and VAT
Adrian Jones, Director of Martyn Fiddler Associates Ltd*EASA Part-FCL: How familiar are you?
Trevor Darmanin, Head of Flight Operations, Malta Flying School / Malta Wings*How do changing regulations – including sanctions – affect aircraft purchase?
Mark Bisset, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP* The effectiveness of the Cape Town convention self-help remedies. How effective or otherwise have they been so far in practice?
Daniel Aquilina, Partner, GANADO Advocates*Safety II: Understanding why things go right
Michael Grüninger, Managing Director, Great Circle Services AG
18.00 Cocktail Party
19.30 Conference End