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08:30 - 09:00Registration and coffee

Coffee and beverages are available as you register at the start of the event.

09:00 - 10:45Session 1

Welcome, introduction and aviation economic outlook by conference moderator John Strickland

  • Aircraft operating economics – future trends and market status for regional aircraft in Europe - Bjorn Fehrm, Leeham News
  • European financial investment markets and risk management - Callum Macpherson, Head of Commodities, Investec
  • Current industry mergers and acquisitions - Karl Brunjes, Chairman, Aviation Club UK
10:45 - 11:15Coffee break

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

11:15 - 13:00Session 2

  • ERA's study into regulation EU261 - Montserrat Barriga, Director General, ERA
  • EU261 - how do we manage it - Jim Callaghan, CEO, One Sky Solutions
  • The cost of sustainable aviation - John White, Commercial Manager, Aerfin
  • Air ticket distribution issues including wider consolidation and competition restrictions in Europe - Juan-Jesús García, Director Industry Affairs, European Union, Amadeus IT

Morning session discussion and debate chaired by John Strickland, conference moderator.

13:00 - 14:00Lunch

A networking lunch will take place between the morning and afternoon sessions.

14:00 - 15:30Session 3

  • Financial security of businesses; cyber security risks - Michael McGuire, Sr Lecturer in Criminology, University of Surrey
  • 3 R's of sustainability; reduce, reuse, recycle - John White, Commercial Manager, AerFin
  • The cost of sustainable aviation - Neil Glynn, Managing Director, Head of European Transport equity research, Credit-Suisse


15:30 - 16:00Coffee break

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

16:00 - 17:45Session 4

  • Update on Brexit - Mark Bisset, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Currencies - where, when and why they could move - Trevor Charsley, Senior Market Advisor, AFEX
  • Structuring of FX hedging in a company - Andrea Sottoriva, Group Treasurer, SITA

Final thoughts chaired by John Strickland, conference moderator.

17:45 - 19:00Delegate free time

Free time between the last session and pre-dinner drinks.

Free time
19:00 - 19:30Pre-dinner drinks

Pre-dinner drinks prior to the start of the dinner. 

19:30 - 22:00Dinner

Dinner hosted by ERA member Clyde & Co.