IUAI Members' Conference 2023 - Lisbon

Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May 2023

Scheduled originally to take place in Krakow, Poland, the Union is delighted to announce that its Members’ Conference 2023 will now take place in the delightful city of Lisbon, Portugal between Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 May 2023.

The event will comprise the usual blend of 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 deals with the  aftermath of the Global Pandemic and the resulting economic and social realities.

Alongside the extensive technical programme, the event also includes extensive networking opportunities and social events. Lisbon will provide a wonderful backdrop for our event giving Members  a unique opportunity to network,  develop  business relationships, renew contacts with old friends and meet new ones.

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


Venue and Timetable

The Members’ Conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel and Spa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hotel Accommodation
Accommodation has been arranged at the Conference Hotel which is the Sheraton Hotel and Spa, Rua Latino Coelho 1, Lisbon, Portugal 1069. A Delegate Room Rate has been negotiated at the Hotel (EUR230 per Night Single Occupancy, EUR250 Double Occupancy). Rooms can be booked during the Registration process.
Delegates wishing to extend their stay beyond the Conference dates may also be able to do so – the Union’s Conference Registration Team can assist with this.

Day 1 (Monday 22 May)

The event will start at lunchtime with a Buffet Lunch for Delegates, Speakers, Business Partners and Accompanying Persons. Plenary Sessions will then run through the afternoon and an evening social event takes place for all Conference Participants and guests.

Provisional Timetable (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Buffet Lunch (12:15-13:15) (All Participants, Partners and Accompanying Persons)

President’s Welcome & Opening Remarks / Voting Results (10 Minutes)

General Aviation SG Workshop (2hrs:10m)

  • Introduction to the GA Sector/Market Statistics
  • GA Business in Ukraine
  • Market Overview of the GA Sector in Brazil
  • Offshore Helicopter Operations (Presented by Helioffshore)
  • Discussion Panel on Inflation Issues

Coffee Break

Manufacturers, Products & Airports SG Workshop Session I(1hr)

  • Workshop Introduction
  • Challenges Facing the Aerospace Market
  • Pricing of Potential “Cat” Risks
  • SAF Targets for airlines/airports and governments
  • Update on Electrical Aircraft

Evening Social Event (Offsite)(All Participants, Partners and Accompanying Persons)


Day 2 (Tuesday 23 May)

The Workshop Programme continues on the second day with a full day of workshops and a lunch for Delegates. Accompanying persons are free to explore the beautiful City of Lisbon at their own leisure, although a Social programme will be available to accompanying persons for an additional charge (details will be published as soon as possible). Tuesday will finish with a dinner, at an external venue, for all Conference participants, guests and Accompanying persons.

Manufacturers, Products & Airports SG Workshop Session 2 (1hr:10m)

  • Commercial Pressures for end user/supplier insurance - Data/Safety/Cost
  • Panel Discussion – including Guest Presenters

Legal & Claims SG  Workshop (2hrs:30m including Coffee Break)

(Topics TBC)

Space Risks SG Workshop Session I (1:00)

  • Introduction and Comments on ESG Implications for the space sector
  • New Rocket Developments, including fuels and associated reliability issues.
  • Astro-politics (Geopolitics in space)

Lunch (13:00-14:00) (Registered Delegates and Business Partners)

Space Risks SG Workshop Session 2 (1:10)

  • Commercial Moon Visits  (including Guest presentation)
  • Starship Project and it’s Impact on the Market
  • Space Statistics Update


Cyber & Emerging Risks Workshop Session 1 (1:00hr)

  • Cyber Threat Landscapes & Potential Remedies - Focus on Physical Attacks (Yigal Unna - Guest Speaker)
  • Impact of Russia/Ukraine Conflict on Cyber Threat/Overview of new EU Regulations on Cyber Security (Ram Levi)

Evening Social Event (Offsite)(All Participants, Partners and Accompanying Persons)


Day 3 (Wednesday 24 May)

The final day will comprise plenary sessions through the morning with the formal close of the Conference at lunchtime. A grab-and-go lunch pack is provided for all participants at the close of the event, and an optional tour will also be made available on Wednesday afternoon for those who have not had an opportunity to explore Lisbon during their visit.

Cyber & Emerging Risks Workshop Session 2 (1hr:10m)

  • ESG, and What it Means for Insurers
  • Impact of Climate Change on Aviation Safety (Round Table Discussion including input from wider industry representatives)


Airlines SG Workshop (2hrs:10m)

  • Intro/Exposure Growth & Recovery (Jeff) 5 mins
  • Impact of Labour Shortages across the sector (Neil D) 15 mins
  • Airlines – the Cost of Doing Business “coverages” (Including Bursaries)
  • AVN52E – An Overview/various approaches/FAA and costs to resume Operations
  • Impact of Unlimited Sideways exposure
  • Supersonic Airlines – A Look to the Future?
  • Q & A

Closing Remarks (12:40-12:50)

Optional Afternoon Tour (All Participants, Partners and Accompanying Persons)

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 24 March 2023) EUR1,600

Full Rate (from 25 March 2023) EUR1,800

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 2023 Members Conference Registration Page



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