Annual Aviation & Defence mini-conference: innovation and disruption

03 October 2019

15:00 - 21:00

Bird & Bird
12 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1JP

Bird & Bird invites you to our annual Aviation & Defence mini-conference in London.

Join us at our annual mini-conference where we will again look at the latest trends and issues impacting the industry, with a focus on innovation and disruption.

With breakout zones focussing on Civil Aviation, Aviation Finance and Defence & Space, there will be something for everyone.

Join us afterwards for hot food, cold cocktails and live music. We look forward to seeing you there!

The programme

Arrival and registration

Welcome and introduction

Keynote speech: Global megatrends and aviation

Sir Brian Burridge
, CEOChairman, Royal Aeronautical Society

Asia Pacific update: events and trends over the past 12 months

OEM challenges: MAX/LEAP/Trent 1000

IR35 changes
Don't get caught out: what businesses should be doing now to prepare for the changes to tax rules for contractors

Coffee break

2019 English contract law that you need to know!

Breakout sessions (please select one of the zones below when you register)

1. Civil Aviation zone: panel discussion on impending changes to passenger protection and Brexit: in the event of no deal, what happens after the interim traffic rights regime expires?
2. Aircraft Finance zone: market update including Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS), LIBOR transition and ESG
3. Defence & Security zone: Artificial Intelligence and Defence: a discussion of some of the applications of AI in the defence sector, some legal and practical challenges in the deployment of AI-based solutions and the emerging regulatory framework for autonomous weapons

The UK's future role in the world of aviation, aerospace and defence

Karl Hennessee, Senior VP for Litigation, Investigation and Regulatory Affairs, Airbus

Closing remarks

Rt Hon Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, Chairman of Defence Select Committee, 2005 - 2014

Food, cocktails and live music

Event close

Contact / Registration