IBGAA International
Business Aviation Conference

November 1st, 2023 | Adare Manor, Ireland

The IBGAA conference will bring together aviation influencers and decision makers from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.

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    November 1st, 2023 | Adare Manor, Ireland

    The IBGAA conference will bring together aviation influencers and decision makers from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.


    Conde Naste Reader’s Choice No. 1 Resort in the World: 2022- 2023

    Adare Manor has been named #1 Resort in the World at the 2022 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards. The prestigious annual awards have commended Limerick’s Adare Manor as the best resort in the world for offering guests an incredibly unique experience.

    Forbes 5 Star Rating: Awarded in 2023 and one of only 2 resorts in Ireland to hold it.

    Ireland’s leading manor resort, and host of the 2027 Ryder Cup, secured the coveted Forbes five-star rating following strict evaluation on over 500 rigorous standards

    The IBGAA conference will bring together aviation influencers and decision makers from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.

    Deluxe Rooms in Adare Manor are available to book via the Online Registration System.
    Single B&B €535


    Conference Programme

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    Conference Programme

    08:00 – 08:45              


    Coffee & Networking

    Conference MC – Oisin Lunny

    08:45 – 09:00              

    Conference Opening Address

    Minister Jack Chambers, TD – Minister of State at the Department of Transport and at the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

    09:00 – 09:15               

    Welcome from the IBGAA and Conference Introduction

    Josh Stewart – Chairman at IBGAA & Founder/CEO at XJet & Robusto Capital

    09:15 – 10:05                 

    The Global View – Around the World with Industry Leaders     

    Moderator – Doug Carr – Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Sustainability & International Operations at NBAA                                                          


    ·       Kurt Edwards – Director General at IBAC

    ·       Robert Baltus – Chief Operating Officer at EBAA

    ·       Scott Macpherson – Founder at TrainingPort.net & Canadian Representative at IBAC Governing Board

    ·       Kevin Ducksburry – Chairman at Air Charter Association

    10:10 – 11:00                  

    Evolutionary Shifts: Navigating Aviation’s Dynamic Path to Efficiency & Sustainability

    Moderator – Charles  Etter – Technical Fellow at Gulfstream Aerospace Company


    ·       Kennedy Ricci – President at 4AIR

    ·       Stewart D’Leon – Director of Environmental & Technical Operations at NBAA

    ·       Alexander Kuper – Vice President of EMEA at Neste

    ·       Nicola-Jane Sellers – Group Sustainability Manager at Luxaviation Group

    ·       Declan Mangan – Head of Operations, Transformation and Environment at Air Nav Ireland

    11:00 – 11:30

    Coffee Break

    11:30 – 12:20                  

    Evolving Aviation: Where does business aviation meet innovation?

    Moderator – Yves Le Marquand – Corporate Jet Investor/Editor at Revolution.Aero


    ·       Frank Moesta – Senior Vice President Strategy & Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce Deutschland

    ·       James Carroll – Director, Business Development at Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI)

    ·       Wassim Derguech – COO & Co-Founder at Future Mobility Campus Ireland

    ·       Eric Lithun – CEO at Elfly Group

    12:20 – 13:10                   

    Shaping Aviation from the Ground Up: The Pervasive Impact of AI

    Moderator – Diego Magrini – Aviation Technology Consultant


    ·       Ganesh Vedarattiname – Director Strategy & Analytics at Jetcraft

    ·       Larry Bridges – Chief Information Officer & Deputy Chief Operations Officer at Shannon Technical Services

    ·       Dimitry Los – Founder & CEO at Fourel Aviation Solutions Inc.

    14:10 – 14:25                   

    Jetcraft Market Analysis

    Colin Dunne – Sales Director at Jetcraft & Board Member at IBGAA

    14:25 – 14:55                  

    Crisis Management

    Michael O’Keeffe – CEO at Teneo

    Angie Grant – Senior Managing Director at Teneo

    14:55 – 15:45                  

    Charter Market Trends – Building Business and Creating Jobs

    Moderator – Doug Gollan – Founder & Editor at DG Amazing Experiences and Private Jet Card Comparisons


    ·       Andy Priester – Chairman & CEO at Priester Aviation, Mayo Aviation & Hill Private Aviation

    ·       Julie Black – Manager Executive Aviation at Hunt & Palmer PLC

    ·       Dan Cook – Sales Director at Fly Victor

    ·       Wayne Pollock – CEO & Founder at WP Exclusive Luxury & Board Member at IBGAA

    ·       Brendan O’Connor – General Manager at Adare Manor

    15:50 – 16:40                 

    Ireland: Positioning Ireland to Capitalize on Future Growth

    Moderator –  Graham Williamson, FRAeS – Member of the EBAA Board of Governors & President at ACASS Ireland


    ·       Declan Fitzpatrick – CEO at Irish Aviation Authority

    ·       Mary Considine – CEO at Shannon Airport Group

    ·       Dave Scully – Vice Chairman at IBGAA & Chief Operating Officer at Alliance Aviation Group

    ·       Martin Kennaugh – Client Services Director at Martyn Fiddler Aviation

    ·       Ian Petts – Partner at Jaffa Privé

    ·       Joe Buckley – Executive Director at the IBGAA

    16:40 – 17:15                  

    Introduction to the IBGAA Board and Conference Closing Remarks

    Moderator – Josh Stewart


    Gala Dinner with Live Music & Photographs

    Jetcraft Welcome            

    Sean O’Leary – Sales Director EMEA at Jetcraft


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    IGBAA 2023 Registration Fees:
    • 485.00 Early Registration (available until 1 August 2023)
    • 535.00 Standard Registration (available until 1 October 2023)
    • 585.00 Late Registration (available after 1 October 2023)
    • 335.00 Student Registration

    The delegate registration fee includes the cost of attending the conference and exhibition, conference materials, tea/coffee and lunch during official breaks. If opting for the student registration, student status must be confirmed by a letter from your Head of Department.

    All payments must be received in advance of the deadlines outlined above.

    Cancellation Policy
    Registration, Accommodation and Social Events
    Before 1 July 2023 – Full Refund
    Before 15 August – 50% Refund
    After 15 August – No Refund

    • All cancellations are subject to a €50 administrative fee.
    • A €50 administration fee will be charged for any changes made to confirmed bookings.
    • Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague and an administration fee of €50 will apply.
    • Cancellations must be received in writing by the conference secretariat by the dates specified. Credit cannot be given for unused service, unattended events or early termination of attendance.
    • Bank service charges and all administration fees will be deducted from all conference refunds.
    • All refunds due will be processed after the conference.
    • Payment can be made online via credit/debit card – Visa and Mastercard accepted.
    • Payment can also be made by bank transfer – Invoice issued on completion of Online Registration.


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    We greatly appreciate the generous financial support from all our sponsors for the 2023 IBGAA International Business Aviation Conference.

    A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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    Conference Dinner Sponsor

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    Conference Lanyard Sponsor


    There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available for the IBGAA 2023 conference. For further details please contact events@conferenceorganisers.ie

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    Social Programme

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    Social Programme

    Gala Dinner
    Wednesday November 1st, 2023
    The Grand Ballroom at Adare Manor

    Tickets: €250 available via the Online Registration System

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    Media Partners

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    Media Partners

    IBGAA International Business Aviation Conference 2023 is supported by the leading media in the industry. Thank you for your support!

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    Co Dublin



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