Program Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, ABACE Education Sessions, the Opening General Session, ABACE Press Conference Rooms, at-Show publications and ABACE Press Headquarters will be located in the hangar at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre.

Program information is subject to change.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

08:00 – 17:00
Exhibitor Registration Open

Sunday, March 25, 2012

08:00 – 17:00
Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open

Monday, March 26, 2012

Government Officials, Safety and Press Day

10:00 – 17:00
Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open
12:00 – 13:30
Press Luncheon (by invitation)
Sponsored by Dassault Falcon
13:30 – 17:00
Press Day
16:00 – 18:30
Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre Reception in the FBO

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

8:00 – 17:00
Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open
9:00 – 10:00
Opening General Session & Ceremony
 Honored guests: 
Deputy Administrator Xia Xinghua, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
Deputy Secretary John Porcari, U.S. Department of Transportation
Vice Mayor Shen Jun, Shanghai
Chairman Nianzu Wu, Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA)
President and CEO Ed Bolen, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
09:00 – 17:00
Press Room Open
10:00 – 17:00
Exhibits and Static Display Open
10:30 – 12:00
Chartering or Buying a Business Aircraft
Moderated by: Jason Liao, China Business Aviation Group
Guest speakers:
Jahid Fazal-Karim,
Jetcraft
Victoria Wang, Lily Jet
Wei Wang, Air China Business Jet 
This Session will introduce prospective business aircraft purchasers and their representatives to using business aviation, the options that exist in China and what they need to know before chartering or buying an aircraft, including fractional shares. Presenters will address important topics, such as importing aircraft into Asian countries and tax considerations. Ample time will be allocated to answer Attendee questions.
12:15 – 13:15
Deep-Dive into the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck
Session sponsored by: Jeppesen Aviation
Join Jeppesen strategists and developers to dive into the workings of the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app. Learn shortcuts and best practices, and understand how this product maximizes efficiency
and organization in and outside of the cockpit. Bring your iPad/mobile device, as well as your ideas for product enhancements for future releases. The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck is available in the iTunes app store and is included with a Jeppesen charting subscription. This interactive Session will be geared towards professional pilots and owner-operators alike.
13:30 – 15:00
Infrastructure Requirements for Business Aviation
Moderated by: Jay Mesinger, J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales
Guest speakers:
Mike Hutchinson, Universal Weather & Aviation Asia
Jeff Lee, American Express
Carey Matthews, Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre
What requirements will business aircraft owners and operators have for operations in China? This Session will help current business aircraft owners, operators, airports, FBOs, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) Companies and other vendors explore the scheduling, operational, airport, FBO, CIQ, maintenance, fuel, and training considerations pilots and others in the flight operation must consider when conducting a flight. Attendees will start to build important relationships for executing this travel.
15:00 – 16:00
Hurun Report Press Conference
15:30 – 17:00
Pilot Training Initiatives
Moderated by: Christopher Jackson, Jackson Rosenberg, Ltd.
Guest speakers: Sonia Wu, Avion Pacific Limited and Representatives from Aircraft Manufacturers
Experts in pilot training will provide a discussion of how to meet the growing need for qualified pilots, best practices for training and instructional methods, regulation of training providers and pilot requirements, with a particular focus on how technology can support and influence the training environment. This Session is intended for government officials, those involved with pilot training programs and flight training experts.
18:00 – 18:45
ABACE Gala Cocktail Reception
Hilton Hongqiao Grand Ballroom
19:00 – 23:00
ABACE Gala Dinner
Hilton Hongqiao Grand Ballroom
19:00 – 19:30
Keynote speech by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor in Chief of Forbes Media
19:30 – 23:00
Dinner

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

08:00 – 18:00
Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open
9:00 – 10:00
Day 2 General Session – Business Aviation Across Asia: A Government Perspective
Moderated by: Deputy Secretary John Porcari, U.S. Department of Transportation
Guest speakers:
China: Xia Xinghua
, Deputy Administrator, CAAC;
Japan:
Yukiyoshi Noguchi, Principal Deputy Director, Aviation Strategy Division, Civil Aviation Bureau, MLIT
Singapore: Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Don Spruston,
former Director General, Transport Canada and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
10:00 – 18:00
Exhibits, Static Display and Press Room Open
10:30 – 12:00
Aircraft Finance in the Asian Marketplace
Guest speakers:
Jiang Bo,
ICBC Financial Leasing;
Zhang Bo,
MinSheng Financial Leasing China
David Henderson,
GE Capital
Who is financing business aircraft acquisitions in the Asian region? What are the factors that influence financing options and availability? How important is relationship banking vs. the quality of the aircraft to be financed from the lender’s perspective? This Session will explore these current topics and related issues to prospective business aircraft purchasers and their representatives, aircraft finance companies, bankers and other lending institutions.
12:00 – 12:20
Jet Financial Leasing, New Trend of Aviation Financial Leasing
Session sponsored by: Bank of Communication China Financial Leasing
Guest speaker: Ma Bin, GM Assistant
Who is financing business aircraft acquisitions in the Asian region? What are the factors that influence financing options and availability? How important is relationship banking vs. the quality of the aircraft to be financed from the lender’s perspective? This Session will explore these current topics and related issues to prospective business aircraft purchasers and their representatives, aircraft finance companies, bankers and other lending institutions.
13:30 – 15:00
Business Aircraft Safety & Security
Moderated by: Bill Voss, Flight Safety Foundation
Guest speakers:
Tay Tiang Guan,
Republic of Singapore
Captain Samson Lau, Flight Standards-Hong Kong;
Bjorn Naf, MetroJet of Hong Kong
Leading experts from around the world will lead current business aircraft owners and operators, airports, FBOs and other vendors in a discussion of the important steps aircraft owners and operators
must take to ensure a safe and secure aircraft operation. Key topics will include selecting the best pilots, CRM and training requirements, SMS, security strategies, and the importance of pre-trip
security briefings.
15:30 –16:30
Mission Possible: The Business of Business Aviation in China
Guest speakers: Jodie Brown, Summit Solutions; and
Yingje Zhang, Summit Solutions and AOPA-China Board Member
Like flying, navigating successful business growth takes the right equipment, knowledge and direction to stay on course. This Session will describe the different types of aircraft the missions they serve (corporate, air ambulance, cargo, etc.) and the trained professionals needed to succeed. Prospective business aircraft purchasers, their representatives, airports, FBOs and other vendors will become aware of key concepts and terminology that make an aviation business profitable, and will learn what business services are needed to run a safe and profitable business operation.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

08:30 – 17:00
Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open
9:00 – 10:00
Operations Outside of China
Guest speakers:
Don Spruston, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
Gary Garofalo, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach P.C.
 Edmond Yuen,Universal Weather & Aviation
This panel discussion will provide owners, operators and managers an overview of international civil aviation and customs/immigration and related regulations that must be followed before conducting an international flight. The differences between commercial vs. non-commercial international aircraft operations also will be discussed.
10:00 – 17:00
Exhibits, Static Display and Press Room Open
10:30 – 12:00
Technology Advancements Improve Safety
Guest speakers:
Chris Buchholz,
Hong Kong Jet
Pete Bunce, General Aviation
Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA)
Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International
Investments in innovative aircraft, airspace and airport technological developments, such as SATNAV, ADS-B, PBN, Mode-S, CVS, TCAS, TAWS/GPWS, can significantly improve the safety of aviation operations. This Session will address modern technologies and discuss the positive impact they have had on safety, as well as why aircraft owners, operators and government regulators will want to invest in these technologies.