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

14:30
Arrival and registration

15:00
Welcome and introduction

15:10
Keynote speech: Global megatrends and aviation


Sir Brian Burridge
, CEOChairman, Royal Aeronautical Society

15:55
Asia Pacific update: events and trends over the past 12 months

16:05
OEM challenges: MAX/LEAP/Trent 1000

16:25
IR35 changes
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Don't get caught out: what businesses should be doing now to prepare for the changes to tax rules for contractors

16:35
Coffee break

16:45
2019 English contract law that you need to know!

17:10
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

18:00
The UK's future role in the world of aviation, aerospace and defence

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

18:20
Closing remarks

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

18:30
Food, cocktails and live music

21:00
Event close

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