08.30 – 08.55 Registration, refreshment and networking
08.55 – 09.05 Welcome address: Turning Mission Impossible into AsBAA Possibilities by Mr Kevin Wu, Chairman AsBAA
09.05 – 09.15 Opening address: ABACE15 Poised for Success by Mr Ed Bolen, President NBAA
09.20 – 09.30 AsBAA – We were blind but now we can see by Mr Mike Walsh (MC) Board of Governor
09.30 – 09.50 Highlights 2014 incl summary of financials by Mr David Best and Mr Charlie Mularski, Vice Chairman
09.50 – 10.15 Highlights ASG Greater China & SE Asia Operators Report 2014 by Mr Jeff Lowe, Managing Partner of Asian Sky Group (AsBAA Corporate Member)
10.15 – 11.05 Panel Discussion with delegates Q&A about the Priorities for the Asian BizAv Industry and set goals for ASBAA ’15-’16. Moderated by Mr Kurt Edwards, Director General, IBAC
11.15 – 11.20 Looking Ahead for AsBAA – Member’s events 2015 and #ABACE16 show goals by Mr Mike Walsh (MC), Board of Governor
11.20 – 11.25 Closing remarks by Mr Kevin Wu, Chairman AsbAA.
11.25 – 11.35 ELECTION – Voting for new AsBAA Executive Committee 2015 – 2017
11.35 – 11.50 Newly elected BoD & unelected Board of Governors will briefly address the audience
11.55 – 12.00 Closing AGM & Photos taken on stage
12.00 – 13.00 VIP Luncheon at adjacent Hilton Ballroom
12.05 – 12.15 China Mainland priorities for Operators followed by Q&A by Mr Ty Dubay, Board of Governor & China Subcommittee
13.15 – 16.45 AsBAA & IBAC Safety Workshop (optional and details tbc)
AsBAA has been committed to breaking down barriers and raising standards for more than 15 years in Asia. At ABACE15, we will celebrate with you the 15 years since the association was founded, and look ahead to the opportunities for the future. What better opportunity than with our members’ and stakeholder groups at #ABACE15.
In order to mark this momentous occasion, and kick-off AsBAA’ s new and revitalised initiatives; this year we will be hosting our largest AGM to date. We are proud to host approximately 150+ regional and international industry leaders, Government and industry associations, as well as for the first time; a select group of media.
The AGM is an opportunity to learn more about what AsBAA is doing to help you, in YOUR industry. We will demonstrate our continued growth and transparency, and the importance placed on breaking down barriers, resolving misconceptions, and driving up standards collectively with authorities across the region collaboratively. But remember, AsBAA is only as strong as its collective voice through its members: Your Association Needs YOU!
Governance and initiatives
The existing Board of Directors was expanded in October 2014 in order to better serve the needs of AsBAA’ s membership. There are some additional changes to the corporate governance structure of the Board, which we look forward to sharing with you at the AGM.
The board has been working hard on behalf of the membership it represents to introduce new initiatives for the coming 12 months. These initiatives have been developed to meet the challenges our members requested assistance with. There is a particular focus on improving coherent safety plans as the industry expands, and prioritising improvements to #bizav airport infrastructure in order to accommodate the predicted and visible continued growth demanded and required in our region.
AsBAA is especially proud of our efforts to promote women leaders in BizAv across Asia, and engage the industry’s grassroots at the student level to support sustainable growth. We are working in conjunction with regional universities; creating our first ever members student scholarship / intern scheme, championed by AsBAA and supported by NBAA and IBAC for 2016.
In order to ensure that your voice is heard across the groups we represent; we have assigned specific representation within the Board to ensure that each AsBAA deliverable receives our full attention and support. We look forward to introducing your new enlarged Board contacts for:
- Future talent / grassroots
- Government relations
- Public Relations
Last (but no means any less important) is the commencement of AsBAA’s partnership with Orbis “flying eye hospital charity” in Asia. Orbis is an international non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Since 1982, Orbis capacity-building programs have enhanced the skills of 325,000 eye care personnel and provided medical and optical treatment to more than 23.3 million people in 92 countries.
AsBAA is committing to achieving a fundraising target of US20,000 over the first twelve months through its membership relations. Our mission is to help Orbis upgrade its aircraft, and thereby continue their admirable and remarkable work throughout the region, helping adults and children see the world from their own perspective.