Deloitte Malta Aviation Conference 2024

09:00 – 17:00 CET | 19 April 2024

The Deloitte Malta Aviation Conference 2024 will share knowledge on challenging issues and interesting opportunities for the aviation industry.

NB. Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact us for more information.


09:00 – 17:00 CET | 19 April 2024

A summarised agenda for the event is provided below.


08.30 – 09.00



09.00 – 09.15


Marc Alden – CEO, Deloitte Malta

09.15 – 09.40

Aviation Malta
Reflections from the incoming Minister for Aviation 

Hon. Dr Chris Bonett – Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works

09.40 – 10.00

Global aviation industry update

Bryan Terry – Global Aviation Leader, Managing Director, Deloitte Atlanta, USA

10.00 – 10.25

Hydrogen is happening: Unlocking a golden era of zero-emission aviation

Sergey Kiselev – Vice President Europe and Chief Business Officer, Zeroavia; Board member of the European Regions Airline Association

10.25 – 11.00

The future of aviation and ESG: Balancing growth and sustainability in a changing world

Michael Bianchi – Sustainability Leader, Deloitte Malta

Eniko Csato – Risk Advisory Manager, Deloitte Hungary

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 – 12.10

Aviation investment in Malta
Panel discussion

Richard Higgins – CFO, Malta Air

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile – Managing Director, Wizz Air Malta

Stefan Beveridge – CEO, Eurowings Europe

Simon Cook – CEO, Universal Air

Moderator: Nick Captur – Director, International Tax, Deloitte Malta

12.10 – 12.40

New airline. New challenges. New opportunities.
KM Malta Airlines

David Curmi –  Director, KM Malta Airlines

12.40 – 12.55

Cargo drones are here - how will they benefit the air cargo industry?

Kenneth Chircop – General Manager, Dronamics

12.55 – 13.00

Let’s talk Gen AI
Brief video presentation

Mike Bechtel – Chief Futurist, Deloitte Consulting LLP

13.00 – 14.00



14.00 – 14.30

Prepare for landing: the global minimum tax has arrived

The flight plan for compliance: Malta's New transfer pricing rules and the aviation sector

Christopher Bergedahl – Senior Manager, Business Tax, Deloitte Malta

Matteo Michele Musi – Transfer Pricing Leader, Deloitte Malta

14.30 – 15.10

MRO Malta 2024
Panel discussion

Maria Cilia – CEO, Lufthansa Technik Malta

Daniel Galea – General Manager, SR Technics Malta Ltd.

Chris Farrugia – MRO Accountable
Manager, Medavia

Moderator: Chris Curmi – Global Employer Services Leader, Deloitte Malta

15.10 – 15.30 

Global mobility within the aviation sector: Into the future.

Chris Curmi – Global Employer Services Leader, Deloitte Malta

Luca Pace – Senior Manager, Global Employer Services,
Deloitte Malta

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break


16.30 – 16.25

Malta regulator roundup

Interview discussion with Capt. Charles Pace – Director General, Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate

16.25 – 16.45

A giant flies again: A380 return to service challenge

Ricardo Bravo – Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Hi Fly Malta

16.45 – 16.50

Closing remarks

Jonathan Galea – Director and Aviation Leader, Deloitte Tax Services Ltd

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Jonathan Galea

Jonathan Galea

Aviation and Shipping Leader

Jonathan serves as Aviation and Shipping Leader, advising clients on aircraft registration, AOC support, aircraft leasing and finance, inbound MRO investment and related legal, tax, corporate and GES ... More