Business Aviation: A World of Opportunities

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Business Aviation: A World of Opportunities

Come and discover the world of Business Aviation at Malta’s largest aviation conference and exposition

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta Great Siege Road FRN 1810 Floriana Malta

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As part of the first aviation conference & expo in Malta (MACE), the Malta Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) invite you to attend dedicated presentations and receptions focused exclusively on business aviation.

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, from 9:00 am onward, these industry-specific sessions will uniquely offer national and European policymakers and the business aviation community a platform to discuss the industry’s positive impact on corporate growth, local development and economic expansion, and debate how business aviation could be better integrated within Malta’s transport and economic framework.


Opening and Plenary

08:00 Registration

Welcome Breakfast sponsored by Emirates Airlines

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 – 09:30 Plenary Session 1: Aviation in Malta

Dr Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

09:30 – 10:00 Plenary Session 2: Aviation Industry Overview and Outlook

Eamonn Brennan, Director General of Eurocontrol

10:00 – 10:20 Keynote Speech: The Future of Malta as a Key Aviation Jurisdiction

Address by Dr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta

10:20 – 11:00 Plenary Session 3: The Maltese Aviation Cluster

Captain Charles Pace, Director General Civil Aviation Directorate, Transport Malta

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

Dedicated Business Aviation Conference Program

11:30 – 11:45 Contributing to a stronger Europe

Keynote address by Athar Husain Khan, Secretary -General of the European Business Aviation Association

11:45 – 12:00 Contributing to a stronger Malta

Keynote address by Stanley Bugeja, President of the Malta Business Aviation Association

12:00 – 13:00 Business Aviation in Malta: positive impact and challenges ahead

Miriam Dalli, Member of European Parliament, Razvan Stefan, CEO Emperor Aviation, Filippo Arcaleni, Partner DFS Advocates, Dr Katrina Abela, GVZH Advocates, David Grivet , Manager European Affairs EBAA, moderated by Stanley Bugeja, President, Malta Business Aviation Association

A dynamic panel discussion addressing the positive impact of business aviation on the Maltese economy. Panelists will address the main challenges facing the industry and will share proposals for how to make the Malta Aviation Strategy more inclusive of this essential sector.

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 What future for Business Aviation in Europe?

Dr. Sebastiano Fumero, European Commission, Directorate Clean Planet, DG Research & Innovation, Dr. Anita Sengupta, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), Paolo Sommariva, CEO, FL3XX, moderated by Athar Husain Khan, Secretary General of the European Business Aviation Association.

A panel of industry experts and regulatory officials exploring the influential role business aviation plays across Europe and addressing critical issues such as access to airspace and infrastructure, innovation & investment and sustainability.

15:15 – 15:45 Business aviation’s competitive advantage for businesses

Presentations by Guillaume Chamoin, Jetcraft

The essential role business aviation plays in corporate productivity, security and competitiveness.

15:45 – 17:00 Business Aviation afternoon tea

Sponsored by Collins Aerospace

17:00 – 17:45 The future of urban air transport

Plenary Keynote by Dr. Anita Sengupta, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX)

19:30 Networking Dinner

*EBAA and MBAA will be taking photographs and video footage of the speakers and the audience. By participating in this event, you agree to be filmed and photographed and for your image to be used on EBAA’s social media channels and website. An editorial video will be taken during the event, including shots of the participants. Should you wish not to be included, please inform us ahead of time at