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Sept. 6, 2018 • San Jose International Airport (SJC) • San Jose, CA

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
YoPro Session
Presented by: Jeffery Butler- Millennial Workplace Expert, Speaker, Author, Consultant

Recently the millennial generation took the stage as the largest generation in the workforce and they are bringing about tremendous change, innovation and opportunity. Join us as millennial speaker and author, Jeff Butler, breaks down up-to-the-minute data and case studies to help better understand your organization's young professionals and bridge the gap within the workforce. This session will cover the end to end employee lifecycle from hiring, managing and retaining and present high level theories and tactical strategies that attendees (of all generations and position) can immediately begin using; to include how to create an enticing message to attract a millennial's attention, practical tips on managing difficult employees and retention strategies.

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11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tax Planning Opportunities and Challenges for Aircraft Owners
Presented by: Sue Folkringa, CPA, MTax, ATP, Wolcott & Associates

Learn how new rules and changes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act present both opportunities and challenges for aircraft owners. This session will discuss opportunities with the changes to the depreciation rules, strategies for dealing with the repeal of IRC § 1031 Like Kind Exchanges, loss of deductions for commuting expenses and Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions including Employee Business Expenses, disallowance of certain entertainment expenses, and the repeal of Federal Excise Tax on aircraft management fees.

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1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Golden Rules for Business Aircraft Transactions
Presented by: Brian Proctor, Mente Group and Chad Anderson, Jetcraft Corporation

The pre-owned aircraft market today offers many attractive options for buyers that are making the decision to acquire an aircraft, either for the first time or to upgrade their existing mode of air transportation. One thing that is more prevalent today than in years past is the complexity of an aircraft transaction. Whether the aircraft is coming or going to an overseas operator or the transaction is taking place between two old friends, making sure the parties involved follow these Golden Rules is key to a successful and ethical transaction.

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2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Cybersecurity: How to Protect your Business Aircraft from Cyber Attacks
Presented by: Mike Syverson, Gogo Business Aviation

Cyber threats are prevalent in today’s world. We see reports almost weekly about businesses – some of the largest in the country – and even our federal government, getting hacked by outsiders with malicious intent. The threats are real and can occur on the ground and in the air. If you’re online, you’re more vulnerable. This session will educate the audience about some of the more common threats facing those who own, operate or fly on business aircraft, what the cybersecurity landscape looks like, and the steps that can and should be taken to safeguard data. This session would offer best practices to ensure security not only for today but looking out in the future.

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3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Addressing Business Aviation's Most Frequent and Expensive Accidents & Incidents
Presented by: Mark Larsen, NBAA; Hardy Bullock, Truckee Tahoe Airport; and Dan Ramirez, XO Jet

Runway excursions continue to be business aviation's most frequent accident type, and aircraft ground handling incidents are frustratingly expensive incidents, both of which are included among the 2018 NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas. Learn what business aviation operators can do in partnership with airports and FBOs to reduce the likelihood of these incidents.

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