We`re delighted to announce that Opportunities in Business Jets, 9th Annual Conference, will take place in Malta on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022. After a brief hiatus, we are looking forward to seeing you in person at Quaynote`s leading networking and business development forum.
Opportunities in Business Jets, 9th Annual Conference, will bring together thought-leaders from across the globe for a long-anticipated programme of panels, roundtables and keynote presentations. What`s more, the conference Cocktail Party, Networking Lunch and Refreshment Breaks will offer enhanced opportunities to meet and forge relationships with key business contacts.
Topics up for discussion include:
Owners and their proxies: What are your clients and their closest advisors saying?
Technology: What are the challenges and how is the business aviation industry reacting to these?
Maintenance programmes: Mitigating risks in a challenging environment
Buying & Financing your plane: Tips from the experts
Can`t get the staff?: Tackling the talent shortage
Business aircraft interiors: Selecting the right interior from the get-go
The environment: What is the sustainable future for business aviation?
Worth noting is that Opportunities in Superyachts, the sister conference to Opportunities in Business Jets, will take place on Thursday, 24th March, 2022, so that delegates at both events will be able to take advantage of these back-to-back events to network and develop business across allied industries.
We are working closely with the hotel and will be adhering to all the latest guidance and rules from the Maltese Government. This currently means that you must be fully vaccinated to attend the conference.
For information on travel to Malta and Covid information during your stay follow this link for all the up-to-date information. Malta Covid Information
Session One: Welcome to the conference 10.00
Conference Organiser's opening remarks
Lorna Titley, Director, Quaynote Communications
Conference Chairman's introduction to the conference
Session Two: The Future for Business Aviation 10.05
What is the future for Business Aviation?
*Are we set for a long growth period?
*Which markets and sectors are set to grow
*How can we attract more buyers into the market?
*What if anything will be the lasting impact of COVID?
Ryan Waguespack, Senior Vice-President, National Air Transport Association
Session Three: Buying & financing your plane 11.25
Panel discussion: Top tips for first-time buyers
Tips for buyers from the experts
*Pre-Purchase Inspection, purchase, financing, insurance, crew & operation.
* What are the real costs of ownership?
* Looking at finance in the current market
*What else do Owners need to know about chartering and other facets of jet ownership?
Mark Bisset, Partner, Clyde & Co
Session Four: Keynote Presentation 12.15
Questions & Discussion
Session Five: Maintenance - Mitigating Risks in a challenging environment 15.00
* How are programmes evolving?
Session Five: The environment: What is the sustainable future for business aviation 14.10
Tony Payne, Partner, DLA Piper
Session Six: Mitigating Risks in a challenging environment 15.00
*How are programmes evolving?
Panellists to include:
James Carroll, Director of Business Development, JSSI
Session Seven: Technology & Onboard connectivity 15.45
*What are the challenges?
* How is the business aviation industry reacting to these?
Chairman's closing statement followed by break
Session Eight : Roundtables 17.00
Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of interest. Delegates choose which roundtable they join and each discussion is moderated by a speaker or industry leader.
Roundtable topics include:
*Owners and their proxies:
What are your clients and their closest advisors saying?
*Brexit: What is its ongoing impact on the business aviation industry?
*Aircraft Registration: Safety & other issues
*How can we eradicate illegal charters?
*Can`t get the staff? - Tackling the talent shortage
*Business aircraft interiors: Selecting the right interior from the get-go
* FBOs and airports
* When is the right time to Restyle or Refresh your Private Jet and Why?
End of Conference
Senior Vice-President, National Air Transportation AssociationMore
Senior Vice-President, National Air Transportation Association
Ryan Waguespack joined the staff of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) as Senior Vice President in November 2018. A long-time supporter of the aviation business community and NATA, Ryan Waguespack served as the Chair of NATA’s WorkForce Development Committee and Illegal Charter Task Force, as well as Vice Chair of the Air Charter Committee as an association member. As Vice President, Ryan leads the Association and industry effort to combat illegal charter, working with the FAA and its Field Offices to educate the public on the risks, assisting the FAA in enforcement through data collection and reporting, and leveraging existing data sources to help the agency focus enforcement efforts.
Previously, he served in various operational roles for charter management companies, as well as aircraft sales, working closely with clients to educate them throughout the purchasing process and help them attain the best aviation solution for their needs. Prior to NATA, Waguespack held the position of Vice President of Business Development of Summit Aviation.
Waguespack is the founder of the Alabama Business Aviation Association, an organization dedicated to promoting the value of business aviation throughout the state, educating stakeholders on the value of business aircraft and community airports, and advocating on behalf of aviation businesses.
A staunch champion for promoting aviation workforce development, Ryan travels the country to speak at industry events dedicated to reaching the next generation of pilots, maintainers and business aviation leaders. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at universities nationwide, including Auburn University in the Harbert College of Business, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Dubuque. Through Waguespack’s community-building initiatives at the universities, he is working to develop channels to connect rising students with aviation businesses.
Ryan is a recreational pilot who lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Amanda and two children.
Director of Business Development, JSSIMore
Director of Business Development, JSSI
As Director of Business Development for Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI®), James Carroll implements and oversees sales initiatives, develops relationships and promotes JSSI programs and services throughout Western Europe. Previously at JSSI, Mr. Carroll had responsibility for Account Management and advised on financial and contractual problems. Mr. Carroll started his aviation career at BAA Heathrow where he was promoted to Duty Manager of Terminal 4 and then held the position of Crisis Manager for the online travel company lastminute.com. James holds a BA Honours Degree in French and Spanish, is an accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.
Partner, Clyde & CoMore
Partner, Clyde & Co
Mark’s experience extends for over 20 years and includes loan and lease financing, operating leases and tax-based leases, export credit finance, and aircraft trading, in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Mark is very active in the business jet market (acting for banks, owners and operators). Mark’s Finance team won Airline Economics – Law Firm of the Year in 2016.
Mark also has extensive aviation regulatory experience.
Mark is recognised as a leading aviation/asset finance practitioner in the UK directories. Who’s Who Legal Aviation has commented that Mark is an “exceptional finance lawyer with extensive knowledge of both the commercial airline and business jet market” and lists him as a global Thought Leader for aircraft finance.
Mark is contributing editor of the annual publication “Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance and Leasing” and co-editor of “Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport”.
Mark is a Guest Lecturer in aircraft finance at the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University.
Mark is recognised as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal 2020: Global Elite 2020 – Aviation.
Partner, DLA PiperMore
Partner, DLA Piper
Tony Payne is a partner in the Aviation practice based in London. Having practised for over a decade as an aviation lawyer in the UK and before that as a commercial lawyer in Australia, he has accumulated significant multi-national and domestic experience advising clients on all manner of regulatory and commercial matters in the aviation sector.
In addition to his expertise as a highly experienced aviation lawyer Tony is sought after for his pragmatic, corporate minded approach to achieving outstanding results for his clients. As a consequence of having significant senior in-house and major bid management experience in the aviation sector Tony understands the commercial and corporate imperatives that must be managed alongside the delivery of clear legal advice.
Tony’s aviation practice has been centred around facilitating clients’ international strategic ambitions in an omnipresent and multi-faceted aviation regulatory regimes. This has included advising clients in respect of: privatisation and liberalisation of aviation markets, compliance and non-compliance issues associated with ICAO conventions, European Regulations and domestic law, certification, changes of ownership, as well as supporting consultation exercises. Tony has advised on aviation regulatory matters not only affecting the airline industry but also airports, air navigation services, safety critical services, engineering, the military as well as engaging with Government departments and Regulators themselves.
Tony’s commercial experience dovetails with his regulatory expertise. He has represented aviation clients in both the UK and around the world in relation to: corporate expansion (and contraction), restructuring, joint ventures and pursuing and letting of major contracts. This experience has been in the aviation sector generally but has specifically been across a number of specialist areas where industry specific knowledge is can be a key differentiator for clients (such as commercialising and liberalising in regulated sectors, public private partnerships, outsourcing and in-sourcing of regulated and unregulated services).
Tony has held Board and Company Secretarial positions representing clients on a number European companies maintaining strategic objectives and dealing tactically with the myriad of issues presented in these roles. Importantly, this includes dealing with and having an appreciation of the complicated internal issues faced by clients when pursuing new ventures.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Tony was assistant general counsel at NATS Holdings PLC, formerly National Air Traffic Services Limited.
Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay
St. George's Bay St. Julian’s STJ 3301 Malta
Corinthia St. George’s Bay is one of the best luxury hotels in Malta, bringing together outstanding sea views, enchanting luxury and unbeatable service it stands like a beacon of luxury accommodation on a promontory overlooking St. George’s Bay in Malta
You can see full details on the hotel here - ,https://www.corinthia.com/stgeorges/
BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
We are pleased to have secured hotel rooms at the hotel for conference attendees for the rate of 130 Euros for single occupancy. To book your room directly please use this link here https://www.corinthia.com/st-georges-bay/meetings-and-events/quaynote/