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The Global Sky Forum – Business Aviation 2023

22nd-23rd February, 2023
Kuala Lumpur



The Global Sky Forum – Business Aviation 2023 will focus on Southeast Asia which is seeing significant growth in business aviation and is on everyone’s mind within the industry. We will also explore the impact of China reopening its borders. This is your chance to learn more about trends in 2023 and network with industry professionals from across the Asia-Pacific. The forum is brought to you by Global Sky Media the leading publisher of aviation market intelligence and news. Global Sky Media has been creating in-depth research reports on business jet fleets and transactions for more than ten years.

By attending, you will learn from and engage with the panel discussions on key topics for the region and Asia-Pacific as a whole. Agenda:


Networking Drink: 18:00 – 20:00 – The Alchemy at JW Marriot

Day 1 – 22nd February 2023

Introduction – Opening Remarks / Fleet Updates (9:00 – 9:20)

Defining the region (9:20 – 10:00)

During this opening session we will take a deep dive into the Southeast Asia region and find out what aircraft are operated here, who the people flying are, and where they like to travel

Country Focus – Malaysia (10:00 – 10:45)

As one of the most important country’s in the region, Malaysia’s fleet has been growing quietly over the course of the past few years. This panel brings together some of the top experts in the country to find out what makes the country tick

Morning Tea Break (10:45 – 11:30)

Advanced Air Mobility in Southeast Asia (11:30 – 12:30)

The advanced air mobility revolution is happening all round us, and Southeast Asia is home to some of the companies that are making it happen. Hear from the experts in the field about the difficulties and challenges ahead

Lunch (12:30 – 14:00)

Local or offshore? (14:00 – 14:45)

Many aircraft based in the region are registered on offshore registries. But what are the benefits of doing so, and why do people prefer not to register their aircraft locally?

Programmed Maintenance (14:45 – 15:30)

Keeping the Southeast Asian fleet flying is a critial task. But what about airframe / engine programs – how do they work, and are they really of benefit?

Afternoon Tea Break (15:30 – 16:00)

Fireside Chat – Sustainability (16:00 – 16:45)

Sustainablility is a huge topic that not only affects business aviation, but also the rest of the world. Find out how VistaJet, one of the biggest aircrtaft operators, is stepping up it corporate governance efforts as it works towards it zero carbon goal.

The Big China Bounceback (16:45 – 17:40)

As the biggest country in Asia, China suffered more than any other country during the COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines. But now that the country’s borders are open again, will we start to see China business aviation fleet growing again?

First Day Recap & Closing Remarks (17:40 – 17:45)


City Tour: 18:30 – 20:00 – The Ritz-Carlton to Jalan Alor

Day 2 – 23rd February 2023

Introduction – Opening Remarks (8:50 – 9:00)

Is bigger better? (9:00 – 9:30)

Corporate Airliners are some of the biggest private jets currently flying. But despite this, the costs of operating one can be lower than operating a large cabin purpose built business jet

Country Focus – Thailand (9:30 – 10:15)

Malaysia’s neighbour to the north has seen sproadic growth over the past few years, but what is holding it back? Find out who the major players are, how the Thai’s travel and predictions for the next few years.

Build it and they will come (10:15 – 11:00)

Infrastructure, be it airports, hangars or FBOs are vital parts of the business aviation infrastructure. This panel will ask if Southeast Asia has enough infrastructure, and if not, where it is needed the most.                           

Morning Tea Break (11:00 – 11:30)

Closing Transactions in the Region (11:30 – 12:30)

Different global regions can have unique pitfalls to be careful of when closing aircraft transactions. But what do people need to look out for when closing in Southeast Asia, and how can the potential pitfalls be mitigated?

Lunch (12:30 – 14:00)

How to Crack Southeast Asia (14:00 – 14:45)

With many companies moving into the Southeast Asia region we speak to the experts that have done it before to find out how they have been so successful

Country Focus – Indonesia (14:45 – 15:30)

Indonesia is one of the biggest countries in the world, yet its business jet fleet is relatively small. Find out from the experts why this is, and what has to change for the country to reach its potential

Afternoon Tea Break (15:30 – 16:00)

Fireside Chat – Sustainability in Southeast Asia (16:30 – 17:15)

In the past few years sustainability has become one of the biggest topics in business aviation. From Carbon Offsetting to SAF, find out what one of the regions leading operators is doing to improve their green credentials

How big will the Southeast Asia fleet be in 2025? (17:15 – 17:55)

After the past few days many experts have spoken about the opportunities and challenges in the region. But what potential is really there, and how big can the Southeast Asia fleet really grow by 2025?                         

Second Day Recap & Closing Remarks (17:55 – 18:00)


Speakers will include:

The event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia. This is in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s famed Golden Triangle, with popular attractions like the Petronas Twin Towers and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, just a short walk away.

  • The event dates will be Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday the 23rd of February 2023
  • For those arriving early, there will be networking drinks on the evening of Tuesday the 21st of February
  • On the evening of the 22nd, attendees will have the opportunity to join a guided city walk.

This is your opportunity to network with industry professionals from across the world. Meet with OEMs, operators, MROs, FBOs, charter, legal and financial companies within the field. Arrange one-on-one meetings and discussions with companies that have already confirmed attendance including Dassault Aviation, Jet Aviation, Airbus, MJets, WJA, BCAA, Rolls Royce, CAE, SkyParks, and more..

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