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1st-3rd October 2018 | Ritz Carlton, Dubai

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

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)

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, 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, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise


11:15 | Day one AME leasing panel

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 / Marc Bourgade, Chief Executive Officer, 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, Structured 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, Senior Vice President, 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:
Andrew Fisher, VP Fleet, Etihad / John Leech, Senior Vice President – Used Aircraft Leasing, ARI / Pascal Picano, Senior Vice President, Apollo Aviation Group


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

Moderator:
Mark Western, Managing Partner of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP

Panel:
Sibylle Paehler, Managing Director, Doric / 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 / Anuj Kathuria, CEO, Kayan Aviation Capital


16:00 | Afternoon break

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16:15 | Recent Developments in Aircraft Financing in the Middle East

Moderator:
Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW


17:05 | 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, SVP & Global Head of Marketing, 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)

AirLink Gala Dinner

Location: Beach Lawn – Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel

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

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AVIATION FINANCE & LEASING SCHOOL

2nd October 2018

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09:35 | Opening remarks

Brian Brennan, KPMG


09:45 | Aircraft Values

Les Weal, Director, Oriel


10:30 | Role of aviation higher education & training in shaping NextGen airline professionals

Manish Yadav, EU PhD Scholar (Aviation);MBA (Aviation Management);B.Sc. (Electronics)
Department of Business & Economics
Modern College of Business & Science (MCBS), Muscat, Oman (Affiliated to University of Missouri, St Louis, USA)


11:15 | Break


11:30 | Aviation market overview & valuations focus

The importance of correct aircraft valuations • Growth of market • Financing requirements • Macro economic pressures


12:15 | International tax developments impacting the aviation leasing industry


13:00 | Lunch




Wednesday 3rd October 2018


09:55 | Chairman opening remarks

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


10:00 | Keynote

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


10:35 | Day 2 AME focused leasing panel

Moderator:
David Houlihan, Chief Marketing Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

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 / Todd Freeman, GECAS / Erik Dahmen, Director Marketing and Sales, Arena Aviation Capital B.V


11:20 | Morning break

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11:35 | 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 / Renyl Rauf, Head of Finance, Etihad Airways / Florian Maier, Managing Partner, EMP Structured Assets / 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 | Accounting Update

Killian Croke, Partner, FS Audit, KPMG


14:35 | Letter of intent

Moderator:
Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Panel:
TBC


15:20 | Afternoon break

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15:40 | Supported finance panel

Moderator:
Bénédicte Bedaine-Renault, Natixis

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


16:20 | 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

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




Airline Treasury & Risk Management Forum

3 October 2018 | Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel Ballroom 5


10:30 | The Outlook for Crude Oil and Jet Fuel Pricing

11:00 | The State of Airline Fuel Hedging in 2017-2018

11:25 | Morning Break

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11:40 | Utilizing Market Data to Make Better Informed Hedging Decisions

12:10 | Financial Risk Management: The Bank Perspective

12:35 | Dynamic Fuel Hedging

13:00 | Lunch

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14:05 | Airline Treasury & Risk Management: Information Technology Best Practices

14:35 | Airline Treasury & Risk Management Challenges & Success

15:00 | Airline Hedge Accounting Best Practices

15:30 | Closing Remarks




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