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.
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.
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
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
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.
"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.
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Our plan is to hold the Union Members' Conference (Previously AGM) in Krakow, Poland, from 22 to 24 May 2023. A final confirmation of the location will be made in the next few months, depending on the situation in Ukraine.