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IBGAA’s Second Annual Business Aviation and Luxe Tourism Conference Returns to Adare Manor

The Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA) gears up to host its much-anticipated second annual conference at the iconic Adare Manor in Limerick on 1 November 2023. The event offers a unique blend of executive aviation and luxury tourism discussions.

IBGAA Second Annual Conference at Adare Manor.

Sustainability at the Forefront

This year, sustainability takes center stage. Ireland’s Minister of State for Transport, Environment, Climate and Communications, Jack Chambers, and Declan Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, will deliver opening notes.

The session chaired by Gulfstream Aircraft’s Charles Etter will be a significant highlight. Etter will cover the topic: ‘Navigating aviation’s dynamic path to efficiency and sustainability.’ Stewart D’Leon, Alexander Kuper, and Nicola-Jane Sellers will join him in the discussion.

Exploring the Evolving World of Air Charter

The conference will delve into the nuances of on-demand air charter, touching upon the diverse choices now available in the market. Esteemed experts like Doug Gollan, Julie Black, Andy Priester, and Dan Cook will share their insights into the rapidly growing mid-size cabin activities.

Industry Insights: The Numbers Speak

Jetcraft’s Colin Dunne is poised to share key industry performance statistics, marking another significant session for attendees.

A Gathering of Industry Titans

The IBGAA conference boasts a stellar line-up of representatives from top aviation associations worldwide. They include MEBAA’s Ali Alnaqbi, European Business Aviation Association’s Robert Baltus, and more. Embracing innovation, sessions on technological advances led by Yves Marchand and Diego Magrini promise to be enlightening.

Josh Stewart, IBGAA’s Chair, will explore why Ireland, a global aircraft leasing hub, is the ideal choice for establishing a business in the aviation sector.

A Growing Legacy

IBGAA Launch and Conference at Adare Manor.
IBGAA Launch and Conference at Adare Manor. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Following the success of last year’s IBGAA conference, industry professionals eagerly await its return. Returning sponsors include Gulfstream, Jetcraft, and Jet Aviation. New sponsors include Rolls-Royce and Martyn Fiddler. Luxury brands present include By Appointment DMC and WP Exclusive Luxury.

IBGAA’s Founding Chairman, Josh Stewart, expressed his enthusiasm for the venue. “We are delighted to return to Adare Manor to offer unsurpassed networking between business aviation and ultraluxe tourism professionals. There will be plenty to talk about and learn from both sectors. We look forward to aligning on business opportunities. This is a brilliant event for senior decision-makers in business aviation, with its audience of corporate jet operators, private aircraft owners, charter users from various sectors (MICE, sport, and entertainment), tourism, airport, and luxury hoteliers.”

IBGAA Conference at Adare Manor.

Adare Manor was the Conde Nast Readers’ Top Resort in the world for 2022-2023. The venue guarantees an unmatched experience for attendees.

Want to be a part of this aviation industry event? Register here.

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