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Schedule

Monday 1st October 2018

18:30 Reception event at La Baie Lounge – Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel

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Tuesday 2nd October 2018 – Ballroom 5

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing on the future of aviation in the region at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers 2018.

Event Agenda
8:00am – 8:30am | Registration & Breakfast


8:30am – 8:40am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Authority


8:40am – 9:30am | Panel Discussion: Future of Aviation including: 

  • Leasing and Financing
  • Sukuk
  • Tax Implications
  • Growth in the Region

Moderator:
Terrence Black, Vice President, Group Legal, Emirates Group

Panel:
Feroz Tarapore, CEO, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise / Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus / Xu Jiaji, Deputy Regional Head, Bank of China


9:30am-10:00am | Q&A




Tuesday 2nd October 2018

08:55 | Opening of conference – Chairman opening remarks

Ben Hughes, Marketing & Business Development Director, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


09:10 | Macro economic outlook for the MEA region(s)

Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Flight Ascend Consultancy


09:50 | Airline keynote

Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines


10:25 | Morning break

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10:40 | Lessor keynote

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, DAE Capital


11:15 | Day one AME leasing panel

Moderator:
Tom Woods, KPMG

Panel:
Fred Browne, CEO, Aergo Capital / Andy Mansell, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group / Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Alok Wadhawan, Investec / Florian Maier, EMP Asset Management / Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital / Scott Corman, Stellwagen Finance Limited


12:05 | Main banking panel: Meeting MEA client growth

Moderator:
José Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Panel:
Vicente Alava-Pons, Managing Director – Regional Head – EMEA, Aviation Finance London, DVB Bank SE / Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Head of Aviation EMEA & APAC, Citigroup / James Mellor, Natixis / Taimur Baig, Executive Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered / Jeremy Dixon, First Vice President, Specialised Finance, Bank ABC (Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C.) / Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Asset & Export Finance – LCM Corporate Finance, FAB


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Asset Management Panel – Aircraft

Moderator:
Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollo Aviation Group

Panel:
Gareth Delany,Executive Director, Chief Technical Officer, Ping An Aircraft Leasing / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / Marzena Forsberg, Director, Transition and Lease Management Avinco SAM / Iain Barry, Managing Director, AVTRAC


14:40 | Mid-life aircraft trading/remarketing

Moderator:
Russ Hubbard – Director Aircraft Remarketing, Air Partner

Panel:
John Leech, Senior Vice President – Used Aircraft Leasing, ARI / Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollo Aviation Group / Patrick Halluin, VP Fleet Transactions, Air France Group


15:20 | Financing, investing-in and operating widebody aircraft

Moderator:
Sean Cleghorn, Partner, Magi Aviation Capital Limited

Panel:
Sibylle Paehler, Managing Director, Doric / Renyl Rauf, SVP Finance, Jet Airways / Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Philipp Prior, Managing Partner, EMP Structured Assets / Michael L Warner, Managing Director – Aircraft Programs, Boeing Capital Corporation / Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President – Corporate Treasury, Emirates Airlines / Ian F Reid, Senior Financial Adviser, Philippine Airlines


16:00 | Recent Developments in Aircraft Financing in the Middle East

Moderator:
Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW

Panel:
Dónal O’Neill, Vice President, Avolon Aerospace / Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / Kaiori Creed, Airline Sales & Marketing, EMEA, Goshawk / Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Asset & Export Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank / Ramy Al Sulimani, SVP Head of Structured Finance, National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia / Jeremy Dixon, FVP Global Projects and Specialised Finance, Bank ABC / Ahsen Rajput, Deputy Managing Director, Boeing Capital Corporation / Marc Bourgade, CEO, Flying Solutions / Sohinder Singh, Head of Customer Finance (EMEA & Asia), GE Aviation, GE Aviation


17:00 | The big debate

Airline Growth in the Middle East – Is it outstripping demand? Is African aviation able to overcome political instability and war? What trends are lessors, traders, OEMs and financiers seeing?

Moderator:
Polis Polycarpou, Senior Vice President, Information & Strategic Marketing (Aviation), DVB Bank SE

Panel:
Phil Seymour, Managing Director, IBA / John Shavinsky, COO, ABL Aviation / Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollo Aviation Group


17:45 | Chairman Closing remarks

Ben Hughes, Marketing & Business Development Director, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


17:45 – 19:00 | Pre awards drinks

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19:00 | Aviation 100 Awards (MEA)

Location: The Ballroom, Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel

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22:00 | Post awards drinks at the beach lawn bar

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Wednesday 3rd October 2018


09:10 | Chairman opening remarks

Ben Ferguson, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance – ‎Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


09:10 | Legal Risks in Aviation Finance

Moderator:
Ben Bruton, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Panel:
Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates LLP / Amna Al Jallaf (Managing Partner) – Al Jallaf Advocates & Legal Consultants / Katayune Ehsani (Compliance Director Middle East, Turkey, Russia) – Honeywell  / Manuela Belmontes, Partner, Maples


09:55 | Keynote

Fadoua Mahamma, Chef du Département Coordination Flotte – Direction Projets Stratégiques, Royal Air Maroc


10:25 | Day 2 AME focused leasing panel

Moderator:
David Houlihan, President, DAE Capital

Panel:
Paul O’Dwyer, Senior Director, Sales & Leasing, ORIX Aviation Group / Manuel  E. Cordero, President & CEO, Cusco Aviation, LLC / Dr. Uday Nayak, CEO, Kayan Aviation / Jerome Gabory, Head of Leasing Markets, ATR Aircraft / Erik Dahmen, Director Marketing and Sales, Arena Aviation Capital B.V / Lynn Guiney, Head of EMEA, Avolon


11:10 | Keynote & Q&A

Kresimir Kucko, CEO, Gulf Air


11:40 | Highlighting & overcoming obstacles to finance MEA Airlines

Moderator:
Brian Lau, Investec

Panel:
Michael Halaby, Head of Aviation, Land Transport Debt Origination EMEA, Corporate Finance – Financing & Solutions Group, Deutsche Bank AG / Michael Nissyrios, VP-Financing, Emirates Airline


12:20 | Engine leasing, investment & asset management in the Middle East and Africa

Moderator:
Bobby Janagan, Managing Director, Rolls Royce & Partners Finance

Panel:
Jon Sharp, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance / John Molloy, Sumisho Leasing / Bob James, CEO, Aerfin


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Update on Data reporting systems

Kieran O’ Brien, Partner, Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing Advisory


14:35 | Regional Tax Update

Brian Brennan, Tax Partner, KPMG


15:05 | Afternoon break

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15:20 | Supported finance panel

Moderator:
Bénédicte Bedaine-Renault, Natixis

Panel:
Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Bpifrance / Pat Cauthery – Head Aerospace and Defence, UK EXPORT FINANCE / Berthold Reuter, Unit Head Aviation Risk, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft/ Viren Joshi, CFA, Global Accounts Director – Aerospace, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA / Andre Rüttimann – Manager Aircraft Export Finance, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)


16:05 | The closing debate: Aircraft Valuations

A roadmap to better valuations:

  • Ways to Improve methodology
  • Improving sources of corroborative data
  • Historical analysis of accuracy/ consistency of valuations
  • Future value risk outlook

Presentation by Les Weal followed by panel discussion

Moderator:
Les Weal, Director, Oriel

Panel:
Rob Watts, Managing Director & VP, Financial Solutions, AeroTask  / Bryson P. Monteleone, Consultant , PwC | Aviation Finance Advisory Services


17:00 | Chairman’s closing remarks

Ben Ferguson, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance – ‎Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance




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