Successful EBACE 2017 for Appleby
Appleby well placed to help manage Brexit uncertainty in aviation sector.
For the seventh consecutive year Appleby attended the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Europe’s largest and most important business aviation trade show. Eleanor Harding once again represented the Isle of Man office as one of Appleby’s global team of aviation experts, alongside Camilla Hobbs from the firm’s Guernsey office.
Eleanor, from Appleby Isle of Man’s Corporate department, commented: “Appleby attends numerous conventions around the globe throughout the year. EBACE is undoubtedly a key opportunity to keep up to date with significant European industry topics and key business professionals, many of whom are now familiar faces.
“One of the key talking points this year was of course Brexit and the impact that is likely to have on the business aviation world. Future-proofing legal agreements to allow for Brexit is going to be key work for Appleby in the coming years and both commercial and civil aviation is said to be one of the top three UK Government negotiating issues. Given Appleby’s position in the Crown Dependencies, we are ideally placed to advise clients on potential solutions and options and ensure clients are best placed to deal in these uncertain times.”
Camilla, from Appleby Guernsey’s Corporate department added “EBACE was again an opportunity to outline Appleby’s high-quality services to existing and new clients from around the world. From our offices in the aircraft registry locations of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, as well as the Isle of Man – well known as the domicile of choice for financing and registering private aircraft - we can offer extensive experience in advising on aircraft transactions and regulation.”
EBACE was jointly hosted by the European Business Aviation Association and the National Business Aviation Association at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo conference centre from 22 to 24 May 2017, showcasing hundreds of exhibiting companies and a static display of more than 60 aircraft designed to highlight the best in the business aviation world and allow the tightly-knit business aviation community the opportunity to catch up on the latest developments and market insights. The Appleby contingent was among 13,000 business aviation professionals from more than 100 countries who attended.
As well as providing a platform for leading industry professionals to network and do business, EBACE also provides the opportunity to hear directly from leading voices in aviation on key topics and issues. These included the impact of Brexit on the aviation sector, reviews of the state of the industry, aviation leadership and enhancing security.