Agenda

Wednesday October 30, 2019

DAY 1

12:00 – 15:45

The challenges and dynamic changes of General Aviation – TMCAD

16:30

Aviation Expo Opening

17:00

Pre-Conference Networking Reception (Inquire about Sponsorship Opportunities)

Thursday October 31, 2019

DAY 2

8:00

Registration
Welcome Breakfast (Sponsored by Emirates Airlines)

9:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10

Plenary 1 – Aviation in Malta – Dr. Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

9:30

Plenary Session 2: Aviation Industry Overview and Outlook – Mr. Eamonn Brennan, Director General of Eurocontrol

10:00

Keynote Speech: The future of Malta as a key Aviation Jurisdiction – Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta

10:20

Plenary Session 3: The Maltese Aviation Cluster – Captain Charles Pace, Director General Civil Aviation Directorate, Transport Malta

11:00
11:30

Welcome/keynote by EBAA General Secretary Mr. Athar Khan – Contributing to a Stronger Europe

Session 4: European Business Aviation – Expanding Horizons Campaign – Business Aviation in Malta: a world of opportunities

Breakout session: Certification Requirements of Imported Aircraft – Ryan Cremona – 3Plex Aero

11:45

Keynote by  MBAA President and Managing Director DC Aviation Mr. Stanley Bugeja – Contributing to a Stronger Malta

12:00

Panel 1: “Business Aviation in Malta: positive impact and challenges ahead” – Mr. Razvan Stefan – CEO Emperor Aviation,  Mr. David Grivet – Manager European Affairs EBAA, Dr. Filippo Maria Arcaleni – Associate DF Advocates, Dr. Katrina Abela – Senior Associate GVZH

Breakout session: Aircraft leasing: current market trends and developments

13:00
14:30

Session 8: European Business Aviation – Expanding Horizons Campaign – Business Aviation in Malta: a world of opportunities

Panel 2 “What future for Business Aviation in Europe?” – Dr. Anita Sengupta Chief Product Officer at ASX, Mr. Athar Khan EBAA General Secretary

Breakout session: Managing People – Not Just Another Resource – Col Jeffrey Cranmer (Sponsored by BizAv Services)

15:15

“BizAv: a competitive advantage for businesses” – A first-hand account of the essential role business aviation plays in corporate productivity, security and competitiveness.

Safety, Culture & EU Compliance: How to shape your organisational culture and mitigate interpersonal risks (in preparation of EU Regulation 2018/1042) – Herman Zandt

16:30

Afternoon Tea (Sponsored by Collins Aerospace)

17:00

Plenary Session 3: The future of urban air transport – Dr. Anita Sengupta Chief Product Officer at ASX ( Airspace Experience Technologies ) . She was the lead systems engineer of the team that developed the revolutionary supersonic parachute system that was deployed during the landing of  Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity.

17:30

Manna.aero

18:00

Closing Remarks

19:30
Friday November 1, 2019

DAY 3

8:00
9:00

Opening Remarks

9:10

Plenary Session 1: Aircraft Financing and Leasing – James Hogan, Knighthood Capital

9:30

Plenary Session 2: AI and Real Applications of Block Chain in aviation – Prof. Alexiei Dingli

10:00

Plenary Session 2a: Panel Discussion AI and Real Applications of Block Chain in aviation – Prof. Alexiei Dingli, Vistra

10:25

Plenary Session 2: Software vs. Data – “Performant software is more important than solid data. Really? What is the value of each and how do we measure it? What’s it finally worth?” – Paolo Sommarvia

11:00
11:30

European Business Aviation – Expanding Horizons Campaign – Business Aviation in Malta: a world of opportunities

Pursuing a career in Business Aviation: Opening Expanding Horizons Video

11:45

Presentation/testimonials from Industry Reps about careers in BizAv – Dr Adnan Brambo, CEO iJet; Andrea Spiteri, Operations Officer DC Aviation; Desiree Perez, Head Coach Up Ltd.; Jeffrey Howard Cranmer, Head of Recruitment BizAv Services Ltd.

12:00

Breakout session: CRJ – Air Nostrum

13:00
14:30

Innovation in Risk Management; how a data-led approach is changing the way operators manage risk – Mr. Andrew Nicholson, CEO Osprey Flight Solutions

UPRT integration in training syllabi and other Training Challenges – moderated by Daniel Planes, Flight Safety; Fernando Sanchez, Regional Director & Training Operations; EASA DHT/CFI Flight Safety International Panel –  Herman Zandt, Philip Apap Bologna

15:15

The Top 5 Hidden Ways You’ll Make Bad Headlines in 2020… And How to Avoid Them. – moderated by Jonathan Dalli, the Concept Stadium

16:30
17:00

Plenary Session 3: The Aviation Industry of the Future – Diarmuid O’Conghaile, RyanAir

17:45

Closing Remarks – See you at MACE 2020