Program Schedule

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
10:00–18:00
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00–18:00
Thursday, April 13, 2017
10:00–15:00

Monday, April 10 – Press Day

08:00-18:00
Registration Open
08:00-18:00
Press Headquarters Open

Tuesday, April 11

08:00-18:00
Registration Open
08:00-18:00
Press Headquarters Open
09:00-10:00
Opening General Session
Join us to hear from Stephen Creamer, Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), US Consul General Hanscom Smith, and other industry leaders from the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
Location: Mxhibit Floor
10:30-12:00
Building a Safety Culture
How can managers trust employees to safely accomplish tasks while on overnight trips away from base? Building a safe flight department with trustworthy crew that will take the extra time to do things safely can be daunting. A safety culture involves all members of the department and can’t be built overnight. Emergency response plans need to be practiced regularly. Hear panelists discuss safety best practices and tips for building a safety culture and avoid complacency.
Location: Meeting Room #1
13:00-14:30
Finance 101
Whether purchasing outright or leasing, most aircraft transactions involve financing in some shape or form. Listen to experts discuss the options for financing your next new or used aircraft purchase. The panel will also explain key differences between financing a local aircraft and financing an aircraft that needs to be brought into the region from overseas, as well as latest trends on particular models in the pre-owned market and what trusted benchmarks exist today for valuing an aircraft accurately.
Location: Meeting Room #1
14:00-16:00
CAAC Business Aviation Development Forum
The Business Aviation Development Forum, coordinated in partnership with the CAAC Eastern Regional Office, will bring together top-level regional, national, and international officials to discuss a wide range of matters, including the continuing development of China’s emerging business aviation industry, regional and international policies affecting operations in the region, and the formation of strategic partnerships between established companies.
Location:General Session Area
15:00-16:30
Accessing Airports across Asia
Having problems getting slots at Hong Kong International Airport, navigating double rotation restrictions at Chinese airports, or simply no overnight parking available at your destination? Tired of having the same inflexibility issue every time you wish to use your aircraft? You’re not alone. Experts and regulators will discuss capacity issues and best practices for overcoming current restrictions. The session will also include a discussion on what is being done to develop short term and long term solutions to capacity restrictions.
Location: Meeting Room #1

Wednesday, April 12

09:00-18:00
Registration Open
09:00-18:00
Press Headquarters Open
10:15-11:15
Maintaining Aircraft Value
Aircraft – both fixed- wing and rotor – are high value assets. In addition to maintaining operability, it is important to retain their value. Listen to advice on protecting aircraft and retaining the highest possible resale value when it comes to pre-buy inspections. This will include tips on protecting against harsh weather, extreme temperature, humid or dry environments, normal wear-and-tear and other hazards that may diminish the worth of an aircraft, such as being parked on remote bays or congested airports.
Location: Meeting Room #1
10:15-11:15
Security Best Practices
Business aviation continues to be a practical solution for traveling to hard-to-reach areas that sometimes incur unrest, whether political or social. Review preflight planning techniques that operational staff and crewmembers can use to ensure the aircraft operation is as safe as it can be and that on arrival the aircraft cannot be easily tampered with, as well as precautionary methods for keeping the aircraft secure overnight. Also expect to walk away with options to enhance security awareness and strategies for keeping passengers and crew safe on the ground and where to obtain the latest security information.
Location: Meeting Room #2
11:30-12:30
Navigating Legal Disputes
Owners and operators follow best practices to protect their interests and operate safely. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and repossessions are required in extreme cases. Even the most cautious of individuals or corporations sometimes find themselves in the middle of a legal or insurance dispute with a third party or negligent employee. In this session, aviation legal experts will tell you how to best position yourself for legal or insurance claims and how to navigate controversially written policies, regulations and laws.
Location: Meeting Room #1
11:30-12:30
Open Skies and the Growth of General Aviation
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Open Skies Agreement is now in affect. The policy, which was created to increase regional travel and enhance all lines of business in the area, grants fifth freedom rights while also requiring higher standards of safety. This session will review the future effects of the Open Skies policy on the ten ASEAN member countries and explain how commercial operators can capitalize on eased restrictions, especially cabotage regulations.
Location: Meeting Room #2
13:30-14:30
Do’s & Don’ts of Traveling to the U.S.
The U.S. is a popular destination for Asian business travelers. Learn to plan your trip by listening to experienced service providers share best practices and lessons learned from trips that could have gone better. Aviation legal experts will highlight U.S. regulatory requirements for Chinese business aircraft access to the U.S. on a commercial basis and provide some legal do’s and don’ts that have gotten operators in trouble.
Location: Meeting Room #1
13:30-14:30
The Advantages of Going Vertical
Rotorcraft continue to serve many purposes, especially passenger transport within the oil and gas industry. They are uniquely capable of transporting passengers quickly within and between crowded urban city environments, as well. This is particularly helpful in emergencies. Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center, a pioneer private sector company, commonly known as Beijing 999, alone has served over 2 million patients since its inception. Beijing 999 and helicopter experts will discuss the possibilities and obstacles in working with government regulators to grow humanitarian and air ambulance efforts, as well as private sector rotor operations.
Location: Meeting Room #2
15:00-16:00
The NextGen Aircraft: Unmanned
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is the fastest growing segment of the General Aviation industry. China and the surrounding Asian region are leading the production of these small utility devices and the development of the technology to operate and track them safely. Listen to experts discussing the industry growth to date and its further development, current regulations, current operational limitations and strategies/opportunities for integration with manned aircraft operations and oversight to appease the regulators.
Location: Meeting Room #1
15:00-16:00
Keep Your Aircraft Airborne
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) leaders will discuss the challenges of working on and repairing aircraft in an international environment. With many OEMs support still based outside of Asia, getting parts imported and cleared through customs can create delays and major financial headaches. Accessing your own aircraft and working on it can also be a major challenge. Experts will discuss legal techniques for minimizing delays, keeping a handle on the costs, and keeping planes airborne, as well as open a debate on what needs to change or be done to improve awareness and lobby authorities to these issues.
Location: Meeting Room #2

Thursday, April 13

09:00-15:00
Registration Open
09:00-15:00
Press Headquarters Open
09:30-15:00
ABACE Careers in Business Aviation Program
Students who are pursuing aviation careers, including those attending Shanghai Civil Aviation College (SCAC) 上海民航职业技术学院, are invited to attend the AsBAA’s Student Chapter Day at #ABACE16. Senior leaders from ABACE16 will discuss career paths and opportunities for graduates seeking future employment. Come and be exposed to cool aviation special mission products and latest technologies as well as hear about the latest business aviation trends and disruptors that bode well for the future of our wonderful industry. Get up close and personal with leaders from across Business Aviation within Greater China and SE Asia.
Location: General Session Area