2019 Business & General Aviation Conference
2018 FINAL AGENDA


The agenda for the 2019 Business & General Aviation Conference will be available shortly. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the event held in October of 2018.


Speaker Biographies


OCTOBER 2, 2018 - TUESDAY


7:00-8:00 AM
Conference Registration, Paradise Foyer
Breakfast, Paradise Terrace

8:00-8:05
Welcome Address and Introduction by Conference Chair
General Session, Paradise Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

8:05-8:45
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
Opening Address
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

8:45-9:15
GAMA (GENERAL AVIATION MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION)
Upward Trends: A Look at the Global General and Business Aviation Industry
Jens C. Hennig, Vice President, Operations

9:15-10:15
BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES
General Aviation: Is There Really a Turnaround?
Brian Foley, President

10:15-10:45
Coffee Break, Paradise Foyer

10:45-11:30
OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS: SESSION ONE
Moderated by Fred George, Senior Editor, Business & Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT - Thomas Fissellier, Director, Market Analytics & Customer Insight
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE - Catherine M. Downen, Program Manager, G600
Discussion and Questions

11:30-11:45
Refresher Break

11:45-12:30 PM
OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS: SESSION TWO
Moderated by Fred George, Senior Editor, Business Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
DASSAULT FALCON JET - Paul Floreck, Senior Vice President, Sales - Western U.S. & Canada
PIPER AIRCRAFT - Ron Gunnarson, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support
TEXTRON AVIATION - Robert Scholl, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Discussion and Questions

12:30-2:00
Lunch, Paradise Terrace

2:00-2:30
STANDARDAERO
Business Aviation MRO: An Independent's View
Marc Drobny, President, Business Aviation

2:30-3:00
ASSET INSIGHT
How Maintenance Impacts Aircraft Value & Marketability
Anthony Kioussis, President & CEO

3:00-3:30
ROLLAND VINCENT ASSOCIATES
Recovery Trajectories Within the Market: Supplier Value
Rolland A. Vincent, President

3:30-4:00
Afternoon Tea Break 

4:00-4:30
WALSH AVIATION
The Bizjet Market: A "Fearless" Market Forecast
John F. Walsh, President

4:30-5:30  
THE STATE OF THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY: CHAPTER III - RIDING THE RECOVERY
Moderated by Matthew Mejía, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY - Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS - Will Fulton, Head of Marketing - NA
BELL - Ronnie Ries, Manager, Commercial Marketing
SIKORSKY - A LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPANY - Adam E. Schierholz, Director, Product Marketing & Regional Executive - Latin America
Discussions and Questions

5:30  
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed
Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

6:00-7:00
Cocktail Hour, Paradise Terrace

7:00-8:30
Dinner, Paradise Ballroom, spouses invited

8:30-9:30
BCA Readership Awards

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