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21st – 24th January 2018 | Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland




SUNDAY 21st JANUARY 2018

12:00 –
until
late | Engine Lease Finance welcome bar – The Horseshoe Bar, Shelbourne Hotel

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7pm | Reception Event – National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

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MONDAY 22nd JANUARY 2018

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


08:50 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank


08:55 | Macro-Economic & Political Dynamics

The commercial aviation industry is affected and guided by macro-economic and political fluctuations but what factors have and will affect aviation in 2018?

Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Flight Ascend Consultancy


09:40 | Fuel Prices and the Environment for Fuel Hedging

A big part of the reason why aviation is so susceptible to macro-economic and political fluctuation is the reliance and basic need for fuel. Following on from the opening presentation, this panel looks at the outlook for fuel prices and asks if hedging is a good idea right now.

Paul Horsnell, Head of Commodities Research, Standard Chartered / Mike Corley, Mercatus Energy Advisors


10:20 | Morning Break

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10:35 | Keynote Address

John L Plueger, CEO & President, Air Lease Corp.


11:05 | Supported Finance Panel

When the global economy weakens few areas of finance have been as important as the ECAs. Will 2018 be another year of essential ECA assistance? It remains an essential fall-back option for some operators.

Moderator:
John Meakin, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, Managing Director – Export Finance, JP Morgan

Panel:
Daniel C Da Silva, Vice President, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation / Marcio Nobre Migon, Head of Department, Aircraft Financing – Export Credit Division, Banco Naciaonal de Desenvolvimento-Economico se Social (BNDES) / Robert F.X. Roy, Jr, Vice President – Transportation Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States / Pat Cauthery,  UK Export Finance / Viren Joshi, CFA, Global Accounts Director – Transportation Group, Export Development Canada / Thomas Kolberg, Aircraft-Head of Department, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Christin LODBERG, VP Customer Finance – Airbus oration / Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Export Insurance – Key Account, BPIFRANCE / Cristina Morelli, Managing Director, Head of Export Finance, SACE SpA


12:00 | Lessor Panel 1

Moderator:
Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel:
Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle / David Power, CEO, Orix Aviation / Ruth Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk / Khanh Tran, CEO, Aviation Capital Group / Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation / ALEC BURGER, President & CEO, GECAS


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Global regulatory update — Cape Town Convention, Basel, and Leasing

Moderator:
Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group (AWG)

Panel:
Francois Collet, Airbus / Daniel C. da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation / John Ludden, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, GECAS


14:45 | AerCap Q&A

Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings
with Tom Woods, Partner, KPMG


15:15 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel

Leading airline finance heads from across the globe take to the stage to give their verdicts on the past 12 months and the outlook for 2018, as well as setting out what financing strategies they will be looking for to fund deliveries in the year ahead and what is affecting their decision making process.

Moderator: 
Sibylle Paehler, Managing Director, Doric

Panel:
Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President – Corporate Treasury, Emirates Airlines / Ted North, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, United Airlines / Tom Weir, Vice President & Treasurer, American / Ricky Thirion, Group Treasurer, Etihad Airways / Andy Nelson, Managing Director & Assistant Treasurer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


16:00 | Afternoon Break

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16:10 | Keynote: Challenges Ahead

Steven Hazy, Chairman, Air Lease Corporation


16:40 | Engine Investment, management and leasing

Moderator:
Jon Sharp, CEO & President, Engine Lease Finance

Panel:
Abdol Moabery, President and CEO, GA Telesis, LLC / Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Bob James, CEO, AerFin / Martin Friis-Petersen, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. / Ran Ackerman, Vice President, MK Aviation / ROGER WELARATNE, SVP Engines, GECAS / Tony (Toshinori) Kondo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, SUMISHO AERO ENGINE LEASE B.V.


17:30 | Lessor Rating Panel

Leading lessors are quizzed on their financing strategies and secured Vs unsecured capital markets and the effects that a rating can have.

Moderator:
Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s

Panel:
Mark Wasden, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service/ Sean Pattap, Analyst, Fitch Ratings /  Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Ratings


18:15 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks

Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank


18:00 | Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all

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19:00 | Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards

Hosted by:
Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman, Lease Corporation International


After award drinks until (very) late: ELFC Bar, Shelbourne Hotel, Ground floor by conference hall entrance

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TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2018

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments


08:30 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman Opening Remarks

Standard Chartered


08:35 | The Financial Health of Airlines and the Outlook for 2018

A senior figure looks at major players in the airline market and assesses their financial strength going forward.

Helane Becker, Cowen Securities


09:10 | State of the Industry Survey Panel

Tom Woods, Partner, KPMG


09:40 | KEYNOTE

Gerry Laderman, SVP Finance & Group Treasurer, United Airlines


10:05 | Lessor CEO Panel

Moderator:
Mark Streeter, Managing Director, JP Morgan

Panel:  
Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation / Fred Browne, CEO, AERGO CAPITAL LIMITED / Hitesh Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Veling / Stephane Daillencourt, CEO, Asia Aviation Capital / Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum


10:50 | Morning Break

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11:00 | Banking Panel

What are the challenges, opportunities and main risks for aviation banks in competition with private placement, institutional investors, ABS and EETCs

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

Panel:
Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Head of Aviation EMEA & APAC, Citigroup / Winston Yin, Head – Aviation Finance EMEA, The Korea Development Bank / Joerg Schirrmacher, Head of Transportation Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen / Greg Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs / Rikan MIURA, Head of Global Aviation Team, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division Ⅳ Development Bank of Japan Inc / Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited / Richard moody, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank


11:50 | Keynote

John Slattery, CEO Embraer Civil Aircraft


12:15 | Capital Markets Outlook

Moderator:
Patrick M. Käufer, Managing Director Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Panel:
Thomas Bliemel, Managing Director & Head of Structured Transportation Finance, Citi / Mark Streeter, Managing Director, Head of Aviation Credit Research, JP Morgan / Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / GREG CONLON, EVP, Capital Markets, GECAS / Anthony Nocera, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency / Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer, BOC Aviation


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | ABS Panel

Moderator:
John Hennessy, Managing Director Asset Finance, Canyon CTS

Panel:
Matthew Little, Castlelake / Ryan McKenna, Air Lease Corp / Daniel W. Stone, Executive Vice President, DAE Capital – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise / Bill Hoffman, Apollo Aviation Group / Vinodh Srinivasan, Managing Director, Co-Head Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Securities USA / Tracy Rice, VP – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate ABS, Moody’s Investors Service / Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Donna Ager, Head of European Aviation Practice, Maples & Calder


14:45 | Keynote slot

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


15:20 | CFO/Treasurer panel – Low Cost

Leading ULCC and LCC airline finance heads from across the globe take to the stage to give their verdicts on the past 12 months and their outlook for 2018. They will also set out their financing strategies to fund deliveries in the year ahead and what is affecting their decision making process.

Moderator:
Helane Becker, Managing Director, Cowen

Panel:
Simon C. Gore, Treasurer, Spirit Airlines, Inc. / Chris Monroe, VP Treasurer, Southwest Airlines / Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer, IndiGo / Neil Sorahan, CFO, Ryanair / Alex Malfitani, CFO,  Azul / Jude Bricker, President & CEO, Sun Country Airlines


16:05 | Break

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16:15 | Investing in mid to late life Aircraft & Engines

Moderator:
Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group

Panel:
Tony Diaz, Virgo Investment Group / Bradley Smith, Kahala Capital / Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner / Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Andy Carlisle, Chief Operating Officer, Goshawk / Alistair Dibisceglia, Vice President, Head of Global Engine Leasing, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.


17:00 | Why serious investors ought to be holding civil aviation assets such as lessors, airlines and manufacturers

Bill Blain, Head of Capital Markets/Alternative Assets, MINT Partners – Division of BGC Brokers L.P


17:30 | Aircraft Valuations Panel & Remarketing Outlook

Aircraft valuations – does the panel agree with one another on certain types? Banks, lessors and owners all have varying views on what their asset is worth – So how can/should the valuation firms react? As private investors move into aviation assets accurate valuations become more important than ever. And what of those new generation aircraft? Will they have an effect on prices in the coming years and what is the outlook? Are those price ranges being achieved in the market correct? Active remarketers tell us what they are seeing on the ground right now.

Moderator:
Doug Winter, CEO, INTREPID

Panel:
Stuart J Rubin, Principal, ICF SH&E / David Tokoph, Chief Operating Officer, Morten Beyer & Agnew / Olga Razzhivina, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Oriel / George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Flight Ascend Consultancy / Bryson Monteleone, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, Tailwind Capital LLC / Stuart Hatcher, IBA / Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications, LLC


18:15 | Chairman’s closing remarks

Standard Chartered


17:30 to 19:30 | Connect Dublin drinks – The Horseshoe Bar, Shelbourne Hotel main foyer

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18:15 Until very late | Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks – The Engine Lease Finance Bar

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19:00 | The AirLink Charity Gala Dinner – The Mansion House, Dawson Street

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TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2018

Abu Dhabi Global Market
Seminar
Adams room, 1st floor, Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

09:30am to 10:30am




WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY 2018

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


08:30 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

Martin Sutton, Executive Director, Aviation Finance – Standard Chartered


08:30 | The Continued Evolution of Commercial Operating Leasing

Using charts and analysis leveraging the industry leading Ascend databases, Rob Morris covers the medium and long-term macro outlook (can leasing reach 50% of the fleet?), discusses the evolving competitive dynamic, merits of certain asset types, next generation aircraft vs current generation and more.

Rob Morris, Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy


09:15 | KEYNOTE: The New Argentine ULCC start-up – Flybondi

Mike Powell, executive chairman & CFO, Flybondi


09:45 | Lessor Finance & Investment Panel

Bespoke financing and investment options for the seasoned aviation investor and those new to aviation looking to get started. Also how can aviation companies better assist institutional investors in clearing the long path for approval of aviation related investments? Can certain packages and formats work far better for attracting investment and does a good credit rating still matter above all else?

Moderator:
Richard Hakes, Partner, Reed Smith

Panel:
Greg Willis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Lease Corporation / Madhu Vijay Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Aviation Capital Group / Christian Mc Cormick, Managing Director Finance, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited / Marc Bourgade, Chief Executive Officer, Stellwagen Finance Limited / Fintan Smyth, CFA, Senior Executive Director, FPG AIM | FPG Asset & Investment Management Asia Pte. Ltd. / Michael Dembinski, Managing Director, Head of Aviation, MUFG


10:30 | Morning Break

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10:45 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing & finance Panel

The growing footprint of regional aircraft leasing specialisation

Bob James, CEO, AerFin / Søren M. Overgaard, CEO, Nordic Aviation Capital / Jerome Gabory, Head of Leasing Markets, ATR Aircraft / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Mark Hughes – Chief Commercial Officer at Falko / Lee Beaumont, CEO, Beautech


11:25 | Freighter & Cargo Airline Panel
Financing, leasing and investing in freighter and cargo airlines and aircraft

Moderator:
Stephen J. Fortune, Fortune Aviation Services LLC

Panel:
Edward McGarvey, VP & Treasurer, Atlas Air Worldwide / RICH GREENER, SVP, Cargo, GECAS / Rich Corrado, Chief Operating Officer of Air Transport Services Group / Hugh Flynn, CEO, ASL Aviation Group


12:00 | Global Taxation Environment Outlook for Investors in Aircraft and Engines – Plotting a Course for Lessors

Tom Woods, Partner & Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing – KPMG


12:20 | Equity and investment panel

Private equity investment in aircraft and engines: Examining issuer and investor expectations and structures with all new information for 2018.

Moderator:
Pete Morgan, Winston & Strawn

Panel:
Kliton Duri, Vice President, Corporate Credit Research, PPM America / Thomas G. Baker Senior Vice President, Strategy & Analytics, Aviation Capital Group / Bob Peart, Portfolio Manager, Magnetar / Elizabeth Evans, Partner, Reed Smith


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Helicopter investment, finance & leasing

Moderator:
Mylene Scholnick, Principal, ICF

Panel:
Clark McGinn, Senior Vice President, Sales & Relationship Management ,Waypoint Leasing / Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Lobo Leasing Limited / Michael Platt, Chief Executive Officer, Lease Corporation International / Phil Seymour, CEO, IBA Group / DAN ROSENTHAL, President, Milestone Aviation / Giovanni F. Piccione, Associate, Sparfell & Partners


14:40 | Keynote: Airborne Capital

The new Fexco backed aircraft lease and asset manager Airborne Capital

Cian Dooley, Founding Partner, Airborne Capital


15:10 | Manufacturer output debate

Will increases in production to more than 50 aircraft per month lead to a market where downward pressure on lease rates and values are the norm and will current in service aircraft see their residuals fall faster than anticipated?

Panel:
Dr. Kiran Rao, Deputy to COO customers, Executive Vice President Product strategy, AIRBUS /  Jérôme Gabory, Head of Leasing Markets, ATR / Michael L Warner, Managing Director – Aircraft Programs, Boeing Capital Corporation / Ross Mitchell, Vice President – Business Acquisition, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft


15:55 | Afternoon Break

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16:10 | Brexit and Aviation – Challenges and Options

Prof Rigas Doganis


16:40 | THE BIG CLOSING DEBATE – AIRCRAFT VALUATIONS AND REMARKTING / INVESTING IN AIRCRAFT AND THE ROBUSTNESS OF THE SYSTEM

Asset managers have come of age, able to offer tailored products to meet investor needs no matter the age and type of aircraft, here some of the world’s leading players look at how they see the current market and what potential investors and current aircraft owners should be looking for in 2017 and indeed, what they can offer to the same in the here and now.

Moderator:
Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos

Panel:
Phil Seymour, CEO, IBA / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / James Meyler, Chief Commercial Officer, Orix Aviation /  Andy Mansell, EVP & Head of Global Marketing and Trading, Aviation Capital Group / Karl Brunjes, Managing Director, RPK Capital / Bill Cumberlidge, Managing Partner, Aviation Partners Limited


17:45 | End of conference – chairman’s closing remarks and acknowledgements

Martin Sutton, Executive Director, Aviation Finance – Standard Chartered


18:00 Until very late | Drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all

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Wednesday 24th January 2017

3rd Annual Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin
Adams room, 1st floor, Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

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Chairman: Gareth Bryan


09:00 – 09:40 | Macro economics outlook and the outlook for the aviation sector

David Tokoph, MBA (Morten Beyer & Agnew)


09:40 – 10:20 | Implications on the finance and leasing sector of new taxation regulations coming into force

Gareth Bryan, KPMG


10:20 – 11:00 | Factors influencing operating lease economics

John J. Mowry, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy


11:00 – 11:15 | Break


11:15 – 12:05 | Legal Aspects of Lease Transactions

Jahnavi Ramachandran, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams


12:05 -13:00 | Airline Fundamentals and Credit Issues

Jonathan Root, CFA, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer Airlines, Aerospace & Defense and Freight, Moody’s Investors Service


13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch


14:00 – 14:45 | ABS Maintenance Forecasting and Stress Testing

Laetitia Achille, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy


14:45 – 15:30 | The Lease’s Technical impacts on the financial and economics of Lease Agreements

Ran Ackerman, V.P Marketing & Sales, Head of Asia and EMEAMK Aviation, S.A.


15:30 – 15:45 | Break


15:45 – 16:30 | The evolution of the aviation ABS structure

Richard Hakes, Partner, Reed Smith


16:30 – 17:15 | Chapter 11 for non-US Operators


17:15-17:20 | Closing Remarks




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