IUAI Members' Conference 2022 - Dublin

Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June 2022

Scheduled originally for May/June 2020, the Union is delighted to announce that its AGM – now re-titled the Members’ Conference  -  will be held in Dublin from 30 May to 1 June 2022.

The event will comprise technical workshops and discussion panels organised by the Union’s Study Groups. Speakers from within the Study Groups, alongside industry experts will present on all of the major topics critical to the Union’s Membership, and its client base, as the sector moves to recover from the global impact of the COVID pandemic.

Alongside the extensive technical programme, the event also includes networking/social events. Dublin is world famous for its hospitality and provides a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships, renew contacts with old friends and to meet new ones in a way that has not been possible since the Union was last together at its 2019 event in Bordeaux.

Participation in this event will qualify Delegates for CPD/IDD Credits.


Topics to be covered:

The event will include a series of Plenary Sessions and Workshops covering the following:

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - as referenced during the Union's Virtual AGM in 2021, ESG issues are an increasingly important topic for the aerospace sector and should be embraced by the insurance/reinsurance sector.  This includes an understanding of the impact of carbon emissions on the environment, progress on the development and use of both the existing Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the proposals for the long term alternatives of Hydrogen and electrification and an examination of the impact of space operations on the environment.

Post-COVID Recovery - The aerospace sector has been one of the hardest hit by the global pandemic. The initial problems caused by the almost complete cessation of air travel have been replaced by longer term issues during a period of low activity and a gradual return to operation which impacts on the aircraft, equipment,  the operating environment and on the workforce, both on the ground and in the air.

The Legal & Claims Environment Post-Covid -  Alongside the operational challenges introduced through COVID, the Pandemic has also seen a number of developments in relation to the legal and jurisdictional environment which are having a knock on effect in terms of claims, both in relation to value and length of time to settlement. The Legal & Claims Session will examine a number of these, including delays in accident investigation and reporting, increasing use of private aircraft for charter operations, personal jurisdiction trends, Litigation Financing and the overall impact of the pandemic on the way that adjustments are handled.

Other topics will include:

Climate Change Litigation - including the risk to aviation safety arising from climate change and associated events.

Malicious Threats - Risk Assessment & Control

5g technology - The Impact on Aviation Safety

Pilot Shortage/Experience in the GA Sector

Space Tourism - An examination of the impact of Space Tourism in terms of its environmental footprint, and the development of an effective Legal framework for passengers etc.

Assessment of New Risks in the Space Sector

Financing of Space Projects

Outline Timetable:

Monday 30 May

12:15 - Delegate Buffet Lunch

13:15 - Welcome & Results of Voting

13:25 - Legal & Claims Study Group

16:05 - Space Risks Study Group Session 1

(Evening Social Event)

Tuesday 31 May

08:40 - Space Risks Study Group Session 2

09:40 - Airlines Study Group

12:00 - General Aviation Study Group Session 1

13:00 Delegates Working Lunch

14:00 - General Aviation Study Group Session 2

15:20 - Cyber & Emerging Risks Session 1

(Evening Social Event)

Wednesday 1 June

09:00 - Cyber & Emerging Risks Session 2

10:30 - Manufacturers, Products & Airports

12:50 - Close of Conference

(An optional social event will be held in the afternoon following the close of the Conference)

A Full Programme of Presentations and Speakers will be published shortly and updated as Speakers and Presentation Titles are confirmed.

Registration Fees:

"Early Bird" Rate (to 25 April, 2022) EUR1,500

Full Rate (from 26 April 2022) EUR1,700

Registration Fees are inclusive of Local Taxes.

We look forward to seeing you there.

To Register for the Conference please use the Link Button below:

Go To 2022 Members Conference Registration Page



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