Thursday 15th March 2012 Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosted & Sponsored by
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WORKSHOP AGENDA 8.30 Registration & Networking Coffee
9.00 Opening Remarks from the Moderator Dr. John Wensveen, President & CEO, Airline Visions 09.10 How to Start an Airline Introduction to the Airline Industry Generic vs. Airline Business Plan Common Business Plan Mistakes The Non-Disclosure Agreement Elements of the Airline Business Plan Dr. John Wensveen, President, Airline Visions 11.30 Networking Coffee Break 11.45 How to Start an Airline (continued) Implementation Plan Management and Support Team Risk Factors Capitalization Plan Certification Risk Factors Financial Model Dr. John Wensveen, President, Airline Visions 13.30 Networking Lunch 14.15 Beyond the Low Cost Carrier Model Leonard Favre, Partner, 1BlueHorizon 14.45 Understanding and Accounting for the Middle Eastern Business Landscape Vinay Kumar, CEO, Datawise 15.15 Starting an Airline: Stability and Control of Cost in Aircraft Leasing and Maintenance Sigfús Ólafsson, Manager Marketing, Loftleidir Icelandic 15.30 The Legal Aspects of the Airline Start-up Process: Challenges and Recommendations Anthony Frances, Partner, Gates and Partners 16.00 Networking Coffee Break 16.30 Roundtable Discussion with Speakers and Delegates 17.30 End of Workshop © Copyright 2012 Aeropodium. All rights reserved.
Leonard Favre, Partner, 1BlueHorizon
Leonard Favre brings 10+ years of industry experience gained through both strategic management consulting and senior management positions. He joined recently the prestigious management consulting boutique Arthur D Little as Principal Head of aviation - transportation for the Middle East and South East Asia. While at Arthur D Little, Mr. Favre has worked on a wide range of issues at clients with significant experience in Europe and the Middle East, including several successful Low Cost Airlines (LCC) set-up or air carriers (passengers and cargo) restructuring and transformations, due diligence screenings, strategic sourcing negotiations, cost reduction mandates, mergers & acquisitions advisory, financial advisory, program office management, and strategic reviews. He has worked across a wide array of the travel, aviation and transportation industry to build 'Blue Horizon' from senior associate at another leading strategy consulting firm to director investments and marketing or vice-president business development (including aircraft leasing/ACMI) and strategy with sound achievements and customer satisfaction.
Anthony Frances, Partner, Gates and Partners
Anthony specializes in aviation and marine matters with an emphasis on commercial, regulatory and operational matters. On the aviation side, Anthony acts for airlines, aircraft operators (including VVIP and corporate), financiers, aircraft management companies and related aviation suppliers. Anthony also undertakes significant work for airlines and operators on the operational, transactional and insurance side in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. He has particular expertise in operational and regulatory matters with an emphasis on corporate, VVIP/Government and regional operators. Anthony also handles a variety of shipping and marine matters including marine losses, charterparty, sale and purchase disputes as well as dealing with flag, class and regulatory issues. He acts for a number of EU based shipowners and shipmanagers. Anthony has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and Middle East for a number of years and has extensive experience of cross border and EU/non-EU compliance and regulatory frameworks.
Vinay Kumar, CEO, Datawise
Mr Vinay Kumar is the Chief Executive Officer of Datawise. Datawise is engaged in providing strategy and management consulting to...