28th-30th May 2019 | The Grand Hall, Olympia London

Schedule

Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London 2019




Day one 28th May 2019

18:00 – Central London rooftop reception




Wednesday 29th May 2019

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


09:00 | Opening of conference – Chairman opening remarks


09:00 | Macro-economic & political dynamics

The commercial aviation industry is affected and guided by macro-economic and political fluctuations and as such it is essential to start by looking from the outside in. To assess what factors have and will affect aviation in 2019/20 in order to plan for the coming months.

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy


09:45 | Brexit – What it means to financing, leasing, trading airlines and MROs


10:25 | KEYNOTE & global survey results

Bob James, CEO, AerFin


11:15 | Lessor & asset manager technical panel

Panel:
David Campbell, head of Technical, GECAS / Peter Wenham, EVP – Technical, Novus Aviation Capital  /  Colin Short, Head of Technical – Aviation Finance, Investec


11:55 | On stage interview & Q&A


12:15 | Airline fleet & technical panel

As new deliveries continue to be plagued by problems the lease extension has been a go-to for airlines. How can lessors further help airlines in 2019/20 and beyond as the delivery cycle accelerates?

Panel:
Alistair Dibisceglia, EVP Fleet, Technical Procurement and Supply Chain, Alitalia / David Torres, Chief Technical Officer, Privilege Style / Sergii Grytsenko, Fleet Contracts Director, Ukraine International Airlines / Alan Leeks, Fleet Planning Manager, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd


13:00 | Lunch


14:00 | ACMI panel


14:45 | Trading and investing in mid-life aircraft & engines


15:30 | Aircraft finance & investment panel


16:00 | Airline CEO panel

Jasmin Bajic, President and CEO, Croatia Airlines / Kresimir Kucko, CEO, Gulf Air


16:35 | THE BIG DEBATE –  New and midlife (overall) aircraft market dynamics

Technical issues in the market and what their downline value and industry effects are: New aircraft deliveries, from 787 through to A320Neo and 737Max are suffering from delays and AOG events due to problems with new technology – What is this in turn doing to mid-life aircraft values and lease extension prospects and what if oil prices rise? Can airlines withstand these problems, is this beneficial to lessors?  Are airlines becoming upset when aircraft on lease change hands through sale / sale through ABS etc?

Moderator:
Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos

Panel:
Mark, PEARMAN WRIGHT, Airbus /Bill Cumberlidge, CEO, Centrus Aviation


17:20 | Chairman closing remarks – close of day one


18:00 – 19:00 | Pre-dinner drinks


19:15 | The Aviation 100 European Awards Annual Dinner

The Grand Hall, Olympia

Hosted by: Brian Conley




Thursday 30th May 2019

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments


09:00 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman opening remarks for day 2


09:00 | The financial health of airlines and the outlook for 2019/20

A senior figure looks at major players and assesses their financial strength going forward.


09:45 | Keynote


10:15 | Airline finance panel

Airline CFO & Treasurer panel

Panel:
Elena Baillo, Chief Financial Officer, Iberia Express


11:00 | Break


11:15 | ECA panel

Pat Cauthery, Head of Aviation, UK Export Finance


12:00 | Lessor panel


13:00 | Lunch


14:10 | Capital markets panel


14:55 | Banking Panel

Bertrand DEHOUCK, Managing Director – Head of Aviation EMEA, BNP Paribas


15:35 | Regional aircraft finance leasing & trading

Panel:
Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft


16:20 | Asset management panel


17:00 | Ratings, valuations, appraisals panel


17:45 | Chairman closing remarks




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