By Sylvie Peron

A friendly, intimate and eminently informative gathering of industry players, the WAS is a high-end event for professionals in the Business Aviation industry. Covering all aspects of the industry, the annual spring conference brings together bankers, lawyers, manufacturers, fiscal experts, pilots, brokers, owners and more.

Hosted at the luxurious Hotel des Trois Couronnes in the Swiss Riviera, the event is expected to be larger than ever this year, with over one hundred high profile participants.

A wide range of topics will be discussed, including “State of the World”, “The Rise of Crypto usage and it’s Advantages”, “Commissions Introducer fees, Back to Backs: Do we need Regulation in Aircraft Brokerage”, “Aircraft Financing: The Leasing Market” and “Europe’s Top Destinations”. 

Succeeding Tracey Curtis-Taylor, the British aviatrix raised in New Zealand who piloted multiple flight expeditions with historic aircraft across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and America, this year’s guest speaker will be Michel Tognini, French test pilot, brigadier general in the French Air Force, and a former CNES and ESA astronaut. His presentation is sure to bring a unique experience to all participants.

The main partners: Jetcraft, Boutsen Aviation, Invicta Finance, Diego Garrigues Law and Aelia Assurances have been faithful for 6 years in a row and will once again sponsor the daylong event.

From themed discussion panels to networking with peers, this event has been very important for us over the past years,” comments Boutsen Aviation’s President Dominique Trinquet. “As it is a smaller, more concentrated gathering of those closely involved in our industry, our sponsorship and presence allow us to have substantial impact where it matters most.”

WAS is organized by Sky Events, a boutique agency providing special events within the business aviation industry.