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WINTER AVIATION SUMMIT 2024 - 8th Edition

THE BIZAV ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

March 13th & 14th, Le Villars Palace - Villars, Switzerland

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Over the past eight years, the Winter Aviation Summit (WAS) has emerged as a premier rendezvous for a select community of distinguished professionals in the business aviation sector. This exclusive assembly comprises experts engaged in various dimensions of aircraft transactions, including procurement, sales, operations, maintenance, financing, and advisory services. Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Switzerland, the WAS has established itself as an esteemed institution within the global business aviation arena.

 

The summit's illustrious roster features a diverse array of professionals spanning banking, legal, manufacturing, tax expertise, brokering, and more. Serving as a pivotal platform, the WAS transcends geographic boundaries, providing a comprehensive forum for the exchange of ideas, expertise, and collaboration among influential stakeholders in the dynamic realm of business aviation.

 

This year heralds the inaugural edition of the BUSINESS AVIATION ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIP, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss Alps. On March 13th, we anticipate an exhilarating day of alpine racing, culminating in an award ceremony for the best time and a delightful fondue experience on the pristine slopes. Please note the suggested theme: 'Les Bronzés font du ski,' and the four participants with the best costumes will be awarded a prize.

 

March 14th marks the commencement of the highly anticipated WAS conference, where we delve into substantive discussions. To conclude this extraordinary occasion, we savor the culinary delights of Mirto Marchesi's exquisite dinner.

 

Given the exclusivity of this gathering, limited to just 140 participants, we strongly encourage you to secure your spot in advance.

Some important information:

-To book your room please contact the following email or telephone number with the reference WAS2024: info@var.ch  or +41 24 496 33 30 

-If you are coming to the Fondue Soirée please note the last train coming up to Bretaye from Villars Gare is at 4:45pm.

-If you are participating in the BizAv World Alpine Championship we will need the following information:

  • Full name you want featured on your dossard (ski jersey).

  • Your height and shoe size to organise your ski's & boots

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Programme

Event Programme

March 13th, 2024

  • 14h - Business Aviation Alpine World Ski Competition at Bretaye, Villars

  • The theme is 'Les bronzés font du ski'

  • 17h - Remise des Prix - Apéro

  • 19h30 - Fondue Soirée

  • 23h - Train down to hotel 

March 14th, 2024

  • 9h to 18h - Winter Aviation Summit 2024

 

Host: Friso Kuperus

Confirmed Speakers:

9h30 State of The World

Ralph Ossa - Chief Economist at World Trade Organisation 

Dominic Schnider - UBS Wealth Mangement 

Rachel Donald - Journalist 

10h30 Programs Programs Programs

Adrian Spiteri - Alliance Jet (Moderator)

Guillaume Landrivon – VP Smart Services & Programs, Bombardier

Fabrice Roger - Jet Support Services, Inc

Aurelien Roffet - Dassault

11h30 Luxury Panel: “Getting back to Nature”

Ian Petts - Jaffa Privé

Melanie Prince - F/List

Hussein Dhanani - Climeworks

Giovanni Luciolli - Jupitair

12:30 Lunch

14h Incredible Brokers

Grégory Coulomb - Elit'Avia (Moderator)

Jahid Fazal Karim - Jetcraft

Dominique Trinquet - Boutsen Aviation

Alireza Ittihadieh - Freestream

15h Make Tax Great Again

Diego Garrigues - DG Aviation Law (Moderator)

Greta Kemper - Martyn Fiddler Aviation

Leah Alexander - Duncan Aviation

16h Human Optimisation 

Christopher Marich  - MySky

Ganesh Vedarattiname - Director of Strategy  & Analytics at Jetcraft

17h Guest Speaker

  • 18h30 - Apéro & Group Photo

  • 20h - Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony for Best Dressed

  • 22h30 - Festivities 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To book your room please contact the following email or telephone number with the reference WAS2024:  info@var.ch  or +41 24 496 33 30 

From GVA Airport you must take the train towards BEX and then up to Villars. The hotel is right behind the train station. Click HERE to book ticket. 

 

If you need assistance or require car service we are always here to help so please do not hesitate to contact us.

SKI PASS FOR THE DAY IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET
Train goes up to slopes (Villars to Bretaye) every 15 minutes.

SKI’S AND BOOTS 60CHF FOR THE DAY

Please come early to do fittings and make sure your equipment works. We recommend arriving no later than 11:30am.
If you need skis and boots please send us your shoe size, your height and weight. Our team will be onsite to assist you in any way.

If you have an urgent inquiry at any time please contact:

Dominic: +41793552758
Gina: +41786646777

Remember to dress up, be safe & have fun!

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Reserve Your Place 

PRICE: 750 CHF

Early Bird: 500 CHF (until Jan 31st)

NB: Payment in other currencies and transfers also available by filling out this form and 'checking out manually' sending us your billing details to receive an invoice or a payment link.

Thank you!

​Disclaimer

  • THE WAS IS LIMITED TO 150 PEOPLE. PLEASE SECURE YOUR TICKET ASAP.

  • YOUR INFORMATION MIGHT BE SHARED WITH OTHER ATTENDEES.

  • THERE WILL BE NO PRICE REDUCTIONS IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND BOTH DAYS.

  • PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU HAVE FOOD RESTRICTIONS.

  • LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED AN INVOICE OR RECEIPT.

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