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Schedule

Monday 2nd October 2017

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

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017

09:00 | Opening of conference – Chairman opening remarks

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


09:00 | Macro economic outlook for the MEA region(s)

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy


09:50 | Keynote

Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines


10:25 | Morning break

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10:40 | The New world of supported finance

Panel:
Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium. Marsh USA Inc


11:05 | Day one AME Leasing Panel

Moderator:
George O’Neill, SVP Marketing, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd

Panel:
Martin Browne, VP Commercial, Aergo Capital / Andy Mansell, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group / Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Jerome Gabory, Head of Leasing Markets, ATR Aircraft / Will McCallum, Managing Director, Structured Finance, Standard Chartered Bank


11:50 | An overview of AerFin with a view on market development opportunities

Bob James, CEO AerFin


12:20 | Asset management panel – aircraft

Moderator:
Pascal Picano, SVP & Global Head of Marketing, Apollo Aviation Group

Panel:
Gareth Delany, Executive Director, Chief Technical Officer, Ping An Aircraft Leasing / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / Brian Lau, Investec / Mauricio Guevara, Vice President Commercial, Avinco / Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Engine investment and 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


14:40 | Mid-life aircraft trading/remarketing

Moderator:
Greg Cope, Director – Aircraft Remarketing, Air Partner

Panel:
Oliver Stuart-Menteth, Managing Director, Fintech Aviation Services / Andrew Fisher, VP Fleet, Etihad / Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollo Aviation Group / Mark Dunnachie, CCO, Aerfin Limited


15:20 | Financing, investing-in and operating the A380 & 777-300ER

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


16:00 | Afternoon break


16:15 | Changing aviation industry structure in the Middle East and alternative financing structures

A presentation and discussion about regional development of the market – M&A / privatisations and the challenges in the Middle East including new trends regarding risk management in such transactions – Plus developments in alternative and Islamic financing.

Presented by:
Gregory Man, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright / Adjou Ait Ben Idir, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright – Dubai


16:50 | 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:
Karl Brunjes, Managing Director, RPK Capital

Panel:
Polis Polycarpou, Senior Vice President, Information & Strategic Marketing (Aviation), DVB Bank SE / Phil Seymour, Managing Director, IBA / Campbell Steedman, Managing Partner, Middle East Winston & Strawn / John Shavinsky, COO, ABL Aviation / Pascal Picano, SVP & Global Head of Marketing, Apollo Aviation Group


17:30 | Chairman closing remarks

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


17:30-18:45 | Pre awards drinks

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18:45 | Aviation 100 Awards (MEA) –  AirLink Gala Dinner

Location: Beach Lawn – Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel


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

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AVIATION FINANCE & LEASING SCHOOL

3rd October 2017

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09:00 | Opening remarks

Brian Brennan, KPMG


09:00-09:45 | Reputation Management in the Aviation Industry

Dr. Salman Khan, AvMP, Researcher, Toulouse Business School


09:45-10:30 | Valuing aircraft/aircraft markets/valuing to lease returns

Les Weal, Director, Oriel


10:30-11:15 | Key considerations in engine management in the Middle East

Jon Sharp, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance


11:15-11:30 | Break


11:30-12:15 | Aviation market overview & valuations focus

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

Bryson P. Monteleone, Tailwind Capital Partners, Inc. ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser


12:15-13:00 | International tax developments impacting the aviation leasing industry

Brian Brennan of KPMG


13:00-14:00 | Lunch


AN INTRODUCTION TO ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET

3rd October 2017

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14:05-14:40 | ADGM

Background and origins

Dhaher Bin Dhaher – CEO ADGM Registration Authority
Farrell Sheridan – Head of Strategic Development ADGM Registration Authority


14:40-15:15 | Double tax treaties

Presentation of facts

Jochem Rossel


15:15-16:00 | ADGM Finance

Case studies and how it worked for companies

A lawyer’s perspectiveAnthony Single, Partner and Lead for Middle East Asset Finance, Clifford Chance

A banker’s perspectiveJocelyn Noel, Natixis

A lessor’s perspectiveTBC


16:00 | Round-up and Q&A

Moderator:
Farrell Sheridan, Head of Strategic Development ADGM Registration Authority

Panel:
Natalie Scott – Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi Global Market. / Jocelyn Noel – Natixis / Anthony Single – Partner and Lead for Middle East Asset Finance, Clifford Chance / Jochem Rossel / Dhaher Bin Dhaher – CEO ADGM Registration Authority




Wednesday 4th October 2017

09:25 | Chairman opening remarks

Ben Peacock, ‎Legal Counsel, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance – ‎Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


09:30 | PDP financings (including in Islamic finance structures)

Shyamal Jeewoolall, HFW


10:00 | Keynote

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise


10:35 | Day 2 AME focused Leasing Panel

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

Panel:
Fintan Smyth, Senior Executive Director at FPG Asset & Investment Management / Christophe Million-Rousseau, SVP Marketing & Capital Markets, Jackson Square Aviation – Toulouse / Paul O’Dwyer, ORIX Aviation Group / Mr. Moulay Omar Alaoui, President & CEO, International AirFinance Corporation


11:25 | Morning break

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

Moderator:
Brian Lau, Investec

Panel:
Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Michael Halaby, Director EMEA, Detusche Bank AG. / Marc Bourgade, Chief Executive Officer, Stellwagen  Finance Limited / Rich Barnett, Managing Director, Castlelake / Florian Maier, Managing Partner, EMP Structured Assets / Paul Walsh, Aerospace and Defence, UK EXPORT FINANCE / Michael Nissyrios, VP-Financing, Emirates Airline


12:30 | Progressing aviation financing in Africa and the Middle East

Discussion of recent pre-funded aircraft financing, Islamic EETCs, other DCM/Islamic funding structures Plus financing African airlines focus

Moderator:
Mark Tierney, Crabtree Capital / Shibeer Ahmed, Winston & Strawn


13:00 | Lunch

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14:05 | Accounting rules

Killian Croke, Partner, FS Audit, KPMG


14:35 | 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 / Rikan MIURA, Head of Global Aviation Team, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division Ⅳ Development Bank of Japan Inc./ James Geldenhuys, Managing Director, Nedbank / 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.)


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 Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy / Rob Watts, Managing Director & VP, Financial Solutions, AeroTask  / Oliver Stuart-Menteth, Managing Director, Fintech Aviation Services / Bryson P. Monteleone, ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser, Tailwind Capital Partners, Inc.


17:00 | Chairman’s closing remarks

Ben Peacock, ‎Legal Counsel, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance – ‎Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance




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