IAWA 29th Annual Conference Program Theme: Aviation: Connecting Women with their Future

Wednesday 8 November
9:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
12:00pm – 4:00pm Tempelhof Airport Walking Tour
6:30pm – 7:00pm Speakers’ VIP Reception at Hilton Berlin
7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Reception at Hilton Berlin
8:00pm – 10:00pm Grand Opening Dinner at Hilton Berlin

Thursday 9 November
8:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
8:00am – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am President’s Welcome & Scholarship Presentation
9:30am – 11:00am The Brexit Aviation Effect on the UK, the EU and the Rest of the World

As the UK and EU negotiate the U.K.’s exit, questions of existing European aviation agreements, route rights, safety and certification protocols, as well as other aviation and aerospace issues, will be addressed. These questions will impact not only the U.K. and the EU, but countries around the world. A panel of global experts will discuss the implications of Brexit on international aviation.

11:00am – 11:30am Coffee & Networking Break
11:30am – 12:45pm Manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) – Gearing up for the Future

In this panel you will hear from Manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) industry experts about the challenges they are each facing in their particular companies and how they are addressing readiness for the next generation. As OEMs change their business model and expand into the service market they will need to know how to attract the right talent. They will also discuss how to influence the state of university educational programs and how to shape pathways for Manufacturing and MRO careers.

12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 2:15pm Keynote Speaker
2:15pm – 3:30pm One Step Beyond – Operating in Challenging Times

The future of our runways and operating in the skies – A panel of experts will discuss the current issues, challenges and opportunities facing airports and operators in different regions of the world. Can our industry strike a balance that achieves growth while addressing local, national and global questions?

3:30pm – 4:00pm Coffee & Networking Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm Leadership Development Sessions

One of IAWAs core values is to build a global network that creates strong professional connections and promotes leadership development. IAWA’s 2017 Annual Conference will feature two extraordinary interactive leadership development sessions. More details to come!

7:00pm – 8:00pm Drinks & Hors D’Oeuvres at Schloss Charlottenburg Buses depart at 6:30pm
8:00pm – 10:10pm Gala Dinner & IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Presentation at Schloss Charlottenburg

Friday 10 November
8:00am – 3:30pm Conference Registration
7:30am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am Membership Meeting
9:30am – 11:00am Security in a Changing World

This discussion will highlight some of the most critical challenges facing the aviation industry today–cyber threats, data privacy, aviation security, and the impact on the industry caused by regional conflicts. This panel of experts will present a multi-faceted view on these issues, how they are being mitigated, and engage the audience in discussing “what next.”

11:00am -11:30am Coffee & Networking Break
11:30am – 12:45pm Into the World of Aviation Risks: The Experience to Manage the Unexpected

With ongoing technological developments from new materials, systems and modes of flight, the insurance profession must be continually at the ready to react to new situations and unexpected events. This panel will disclose some of the trickier situations and discuss the varied ways in which the industry manages the evolving risks of our fascinating industry.

12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 2:15pm Keynote Speaker
2:15pm – 3:30pm Aviation Challenges and Legal Responses

If there is one constant in aviation it is that change happens all the time. And, in recent years we have had plenty of change to keep up with. This requires flexibility and a confident legal team ready to guide the business through those changes. This panel will share and discuss the major legal issues facing the industry this year and offer perspectives on how the aviation and aerospace businesses can adapt and keep up with the more sophisticated compliance, legal and regulatory regimes we are seeing across the globe.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Conference Wrap-Up and Adjournment
4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Farewell Reception

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