Post Event Commentary for CJI HI SYI

Hosted at the prestigious Landmark Hotel in London, Corporate Jet Investor (CJI), Helicopter Investor (HI) and Superyacht Investor (SYI) conferences are three of the flagship events in the business aviation and yachting calendar. This year’s series of conferences was held over four days and included insightful presentations, in-depth Q&A sessions, interactive audience participation and stimulating debates for the 500 or so industry professional attendees.

Samantha Snow, Client Services Director, represented Abacus at the event.

“This annual series of conferences is a must attend for anyone involved in sourcing, advising or arranging transactions of privately owned or business aircraft and yachts, along with the manufacturers and those providing ongoing services to the industry”, quoted Samantha.

“According to CJI panellists, the private aviation sector grew more last year than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, with activity up 4% year-on-year in Europe – this growth is set to continue in 2018. However, one area of the industry which may face some challenge is in relation to Brexit, including its potential impact on the labour supply chain and rising costs related to overseas procurement. Securing aviation arrangements on Brexit is a matter of urgency.”

“With regards to yachts, the overall healthier status of the global economy. The main customer markets show signs of strong economies and positive overall outlook for the months to come”, she added.

“This conference provided great insights into the future of both the aviation and yacht sectors. It also represented a valuable platform to meet with other likeminded professionals in these industries with whom I had the opportunity to discuss the significant advantages of Malta as an international aviation and maritime jurisdiction. There still remains a good range of jurisdictions that offer competitive services for yacht and aircraft owners to choose from. However, Malta stands out from other European jurisdictions, whether in respect of tax efficiency, industry expertise, facilities, robust regulatory frameworks, reputation or geographic location.”

If interested in discussing the considerable benefits of using Malta for the purpose of fixed wing, helicopter and yacht ownership and registration, please contact us at or call on +44 1624 689600.