ABACE2019 to Offer Increased Schedule of Education Sessions
April 10, 2019
At the upcoming Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2019), taking place April 16-18 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, attendees will experience “the most robust education session agenda we’ve ever presented,” according to Brian Koester, NBAA senior manager, flight operations and regulations.
“We have lined up more sessions than ever and more of those sessions will be delivered primarily in the Chinese language than in previous ABACE shows,” Koester said. “It is great to share operational information and learn the latest tips and tricks so attendees can perform at their best day-to-day.”
On the ABACE schedule are 16 education sessions offering in-depth discussions on business aviation “best practices” covering aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems safety, security, ground handling, maintenance, scheduling and dispatching.
On the opening day of the show, education sessions will cover business jet financing, global trends in MRO, including maintenance cost management, and addressing the worldwide talent shortage. The day’s afternoon sessions will examine new markets and geopolitical hurdles, while also presenting a discussion on mergers and evolving business models.
Education sessions on Wednesday, April 17 will dive into airport access issues, such as how to prepare for major global events such as the Olympics. The focus then shifts to safety, technology, cyber security and digital risk; ground handling best practices and why trust is vital to brand survival. The day’s sessions will conclude with panels on scheduling and dispatching, used aircraft trading, the annual market outlook session and tips for reducing operating costs.
The education portion of the show concludes Thursday, April 18 with the ABACE Careers in Business Aviation Program, featuring senior leaders from the ABACE team discussing career paths and opportunities for students seeking future employment.