Review the full agenda for the 2021 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit, held in conjunction with the 2021 NBAA-BACE.

Tuesday, Oct, 12, 2021

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m

NBAA-BACE Business Aviation Sustainability Summit Luncheon

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, W325

Moderator: Miles O’Brien, CNN Aviation Analyst

Bryan Sherbacow, President and CEO, Alder Fuels
Omer Bar-Yohay, Co-Founder & CEO, Eviation Aircraft

Business aviation’s long-standing sustainability agenda will be in full focus with a luncheon panel of industry leaders. The event will also include a presentation of the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA’s) first Sustainable Wings certifications.

This event is by invitation only. For more information, email NBAA’s Edward Bagsic at

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Session 1: SAF Forecast – A Supplier Perspective

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, W4

Moderator: Carrie Ferenac, Executive Producer, NBAA-TV

Zia Abdullah, PhD., Laboratory Program Manager National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Chris Cooper, Neste, Vice President Aviation, North America
Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)
Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy
Bryan Sherbacow, President & CEO, Alder Fuels

Government leaders are stepping up their focus on aviation emissions. SAFs are a key part of the global response to the emission reduction, but when will they be readily available? This session will offer the latest predictions and perspectives from SAF producers.

3:00 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Session 2: Eliminate Your Aircraft’s Emissions – It’s Possible Today

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, W4

Moderator: Stewart D’Leon, Director of Environmental & Technical Operations, NBAA

Pratik Chandhoke, Neste, Technical Services Manager
Jeff Cohen, Co-founder, Director of Sustainability, Xpansiv
Delray Dobbins, ESP Sales and Global Strategy, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jay Orwin, Director of Aviation, Netflix

As the value of environmental sustainability increases, more organizations are implementing initiatives. Are you familiar with the tools available today to align the flight department with your company’s sustainability goals? This session will provide expert perspectives on all the tools in your toolbox – from sustainable fuel use, to “book-and-claim” transactions, to carbon offsets – all of which will help you chart your company’s aviation-sustainability plan right now.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability Summit Reception: Industry Leaders Networking Session

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, NBAA Booth #4165

Join industry leaders for an informal reception following the day’s events at the NBAA booth. Meet with NBAA representatives and learn more about the NBAA Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation Program.


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