Join us for a lively interactive debate and insights from leading proponents of private aviation at Zoom Calls versus Private Jets, the half-day online conference taking place on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021. Taking place from 4pm – 7pm CEST.
With video conferencing taking the place of in-person meetings during the COVID pandemic, the conference asks if this trend continue in the future. Will businesses be persuaded by the benefits of cost-savings to curtail executive travel? Or do the advantages afforded by meeting clients and other key contacts personally far outweigh the costs? Joining our panel of business aviation thought-leaders to put forward their viewpoint, will be leaders from the videoconferencing and travel & tourism sectors – and you, our audience, who will be encouraged to take part in the discussion.
Produced by Quaynote Communications, specialists in the superyacht, aviation and luxury industries, Zoom Calls versus Private Jets will go on to discuss:
How can you determine if you need a private jet?
What is possible when designing/outfitting a private jet?
What are the possibilities / challenges when owning a private jet?
Building on Quaynote`s impressive track record of successive webinars and online conferences during the pandemic lockdown, coupled with our experience of running conferences for over 15 years within the business aviation and superyacht industries in London, Athens, Palma, Nice, Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Dubai, Zoom Calls versus Private Jets is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about business aviation.
Introduction by Conference Host
Lorna Titley Director, Quaynote Communications
Panel: Zoom-call versus private jet
With video conferencing taking the place of in-person meetings during the COVID pandemic, will this trend continue in the future? Will businesses be persuaded by the benefits of cost-savings to curtail executive travel? Or do the advantages afforded by meeting clients and other key contacts personally far outweigh the costs? Our panel of zoom supporters, private aviation proponents and representatives from the travel and tourism sector join our audience in a lively, interactive debate about the role of zoom calls versus private jets
Paul P. Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP
Tom Chatfield, CEO, Camber Aviation Management
David Van Den Langenbergh, President Aviation Services, LUXAVIATION GROUP
Yosef F Hafiz, Vice President Sales & Marketing,
NASJET Private Aviation – Commercial
Presentation: How can you determine if you need a private jet?
Panel: What is possible when designing/outfitting a private jet? So, you`ve made your decision to buy a business jet. What styling options are available? How can you personalise your jet? What furnishing opportunities are there? And what can`t you do?
Panellists to include:
Tim Callies, Callies Grafe Design
Warja Borges, Designer, Unique Aircraft
One-to-one fireside chat Where can you go / not go? What are the challenges, is everything possible for a price? We bring together a broker and a management company to discuss the possibilities.
Participants to include:
David Best, SVP & GM, Jet Aviation
Michael Farley, Charter Broker, Outlier Jets
Closing Remarks by Conference Host
Alison Singhal, Director, Quaynote Communications
Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLPMore
Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP
Paul is an international attorney, law professor and angel investor. Among a considerable list of awards by highly regarded sources, he has been named to the list of top 100 people in aviation globally (2016 & 2020), named top private aircraft attorney in the world (2018), rated top private aircraft attorney in Asia (2015 – 2021), named top private client attorney in Asia (2020) and recognised for outstanding contribution to the development of African aviation (2015). He has been noted multiple times in TheFinancial Times, in addition to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, China Daily and numerous other publications.
Paul’s law practice focuses on advising private aircraft owners and commercial airlines globally. He has served as lead counsel on nearly $20 billion worth of aviation transactions, including multiple commercial aviation “Deal of the Year” transactions, in addition to handling complex disputes and restructurings. In doing so, he has most notably counselled UHNWIs holding combined wealth over $300 billion, and corporations with combined revenue over $1 trillion in 2020, in respect of private aviation matters.
Over the past decade, Paul has held several leadership positions at two international law firms with annual revenue in excess of $500 million each. Notably, he has served as chair or co-chair of multiple international departments, launched and managed a profitable international branch, and led both firms to receive prestigious “Aviation Law Firm of the Year” awards for the first time in their histories. He has also originated a total of over $30 million in revenue from dozens of new clients to each firm during the same period.
Separate to law firm leadership, Paul founded and chairs a registered charitable aviation industry group, the Hong Kong Society of Aviation Professionals, with over 700 members that has organised networking events with over 2,000 attendees and nearly $100,000 raised thus far – with donations made to multiple charities and schools in Hong Kong and South Africa.
Paul has published numerous legal articles as well as two academic papers, and serves as the contributing editor of a several hundred page aviation finance guide published annually by a major legal publisher. In addition, he has spoken at dozens of aviation conferences around the world to a combined audience of over 4,000 people. He has guest lectured at NYU Stern and has most recently been appointed as an adjunct professor at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Law in South Africa, where he is launching a highly unique aviation diversity initiative.
Paul holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, a BA from Trinity Collage at the University of Toronto, and a diploma from a two-year part-time executive leadership program at Stanford University’s Law School and Graduate School of Business’ Rock Centre for Corporate Governance. He is presently enrolled in an MS program of study at The Citadel. He is qualified to practice law in the United States, England and Canada.
Paul separately operates a small holding company that includes $1 million in capital deployed for early stage investments in aviation, athletics, professional services, media and technology.
Paul is a Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Hong Kong, where he resides with his wife and three children.
Camber Aviation ManagementMore
Camber Aviation Management
Thomas Chatfield is a leader in aircraft completions and refurbishment management with 35 years of aviation experience. He founded Camber Aviation Management in 2014, focused on managing the outfitting of large private jets and providing tailored technical advisory services, reflecting his business philosophy in the four pillars of company values – knowledge, experience, innovation and trust.
Thomas was a member of the senior management teams that created DaimlerChrysler Aviation, Santos Dumont and Qatar Executive. He has led operations, maintenance and engineering departments; managed complex completions; performed aircraft acceptances and recovered aircraft from challenging situations.
He holds Transport Canada and EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licences, with an MSc in Airline Transport Management from Cranfield University.
David Van Den Langenbergh
President Aviation Services, LUXAVIATION GROUPMore
David Van Den Langenbergh
President Aviation Services, LUXAVIATION GROUP
David Van Den Langenbergh has over 20 years of experience in business and commercial aviation. A native of Schoten, Belgium, David, 44, was Airworthiness Manager of Belgium-based Abelag Aviation, which he joined in 2006 as head of Part 145 repair station maintenance. Prior to that, he worked for ten years as line and base maintenance manager at Lufthansa Technik and Delta. His early years were spent in general aviation, first at Bossaerts Aviation Service, then Styl Aviation and finally ABC Aviation, where he worked as a mechanic before moving up to the post of inspector. David entered aviation right out of vocational school and is largely self-taught. He obtained his pilot’s license at the tender age of 21. David has been a Dassault Falcon Operators Advisory Board chairman since 2013 and became Chief Technical Officer of Luxaviation Group in September 2014.
Since 2016 he’s board member of the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association where he’s the Chairman of the Airworthiness & Maintenance Committee. David discusses on a regular basis with EASA, FAA and EU aviation representatives to support Business and General Aviation interests.
David is also accountable Manager for the Luxaviation San Marino AOC, offering an international commercial operation platform for aircraft owners that need a flexible solution combined with professional, secure and safe aviation environment.
Yosef F Hafiz
Vice President Sales & Marketing, NASJET Private Aviation – CommercialMore
Yosef F Hafiz
Vice President Sales & Marketing, NASJET Private Aviation – Commercial
Callies Grafe DesignMore
Callies Grafe Design
Designer, Unique AircraftMore
Designer, Unique Aircraft
Born and grown up in Munich, I love to travel, to learn about foreign cultures, lifestyle and history. Since I was young, I was always creative in many different ways which logically lead to the decision to study design.
After 4 years of studying interior architecture and some years of practice creating interiors for residences and offices, I got the chance to work with Reiner Heim Aircraft Interior Design, based in Munich.
For ten years I was with his team designing bespoke interiors for various customers and aircraft types mainly in cooperation with a well-known completion center.
After many fruitful years with Reiner Heim I decided to start my own business and become an independent designer. Since 2010 I have been working with clients and aviation facilities worldwide.
My brand name UNIQUE AIRCRAFT arose from a sentence a customer representative said to me once: “YOU were the one who made our aircraft UNIQUE”
My passion is to design interiors making the passengers forget the inconvenience of long-distance travels. My target is to create an atmosphere of recreation and energy recharging. Using colours and materials to support this aspect as well as studying cultural and traditional styles and implementing those in the design is one of my key preferences.
SVP & GM, Jet AviationMore
SVP & GM, Jet Aviation
Charter Broker, Outlier JetsMore
Charter Broker, Outlier Jets