29th-31st October 2018 | Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, China


Monday 29th October 2018

18:00 | ReceptionGrand Hyatt Hotel Pool House

Tuesday 30th October 2018

08:00 | Registration open/morning refreshments

08:45 | Opening of conference – chairman opening remarks

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

08:45 | 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 2018/19 in order to plan for the coming months.

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy

09:40 | Opening keynote

Mike Poon, CEO, CALC

10:05 | Industry keynote

Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation

10:35 | Morning break

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10:50 | Capital markets outlook

As Capital market demand for aviation assets continues to increase globally can the aviation community keep pace and develop further institutional interest in 2018/19 across the range of products and what role does the APAC market have to play in the near term?

Leo Burrell, Managing Director, Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.

Jared Ailstock, Vice President-Investment Banking Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co. / Cristina Chang, Capital Markets Origination, Citi / Patrick Kaufer, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank / Taeho Lee, Assistant Manager – FICC Hybrid team, Dongbu Securities Co., Ltd

11:35 | Lessor CEO 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 2018/19 and beyond as the delivery cycle accelerates?

Tom Woods, Partner, KPMG

Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE /David Power, CEO, Orix Aviation / Khanh T Tran, CEO, Aviation Capital Group /  ALEC BURGER, President & CEO, GECAS

12:20 | China Belt and Road Opportunities

Tejaswi Nimmagadda, King & Wood Mallesons

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Regional aircraft specialist leasing & finance panel

The growing footprint of regional aircraft leasing specialisation

George Paterson, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Soren M. Overgaard, CEO, Nordic Aviation Capital / Jerome Gabory, Head of Leasing Markets, ATR Aircraft / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Adam Young, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Embraer

14:40 | Supported finance – ECAs and alternatives (AFIC and beyond)

Dean N. Gerber, Shareholder, Vedder Price

Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / Pat Cauthery, Head of Aerospace & Defence, UK EXPORT FINANCE / Viren Joshi, Strategic Account Executive, transportation – Aerospace, Export Development Canada / Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Bpifrance / Thomas Kolberg, Aircraft-Head of Department, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

15:20 | Trading and investing in mid-life aircraft & engines

Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group

Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation Hong Kong Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation Group / Lewis Sutherland, Senior Vice President, Aviation Investment Management, DVB Bank SE

16:00 | On stage interview & Q&A

Peter Chang, President and CEO, CDB Aviation

16:35 | Airline panelletters of intent

Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

17:20 | The big debate – airline & leasing panel

Aircraft supply and Lessor content – too many, too few or just right?

Andy Shankland, Plane View Partners

Tom Doxey, VP CFO – Operations, United Continental Holdings / Olga Razzhivina, Director, Oriel / Mark Pearman Wright, Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing, Airbus / Alistair Greig, Head of Procurement, BOC Aviation Ltd.

18:00 | Chairman closing remarks – close of day one

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

18:00 – 19:00 | Pre awards drinks

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19:15 | Airline Economics – Aviation 100 Asia Pacific Awards

In aid of AirLink

At the Grand Hyatt Ballroom

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Wednesday 31st October 2018

08:00 | Registration open/morning refreshments

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

Ben Peacock, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

09:00 | The financial health of APAC airlines and the outlook for 2017/18

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

Helane Becker, Cowen Securities

09:40 | Keynote

Shawn Kling, President, Universal Asset Management

10:10 | Lessor CEO panel: Success in the Aircraft & Lessor ABS/Capital markets arena

Mark Western, Global Head of Asset Finance & Managing Partner Hong Kong, MAPLES

Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group

10:50 | Lessor financing panel

Leading lessors are quizzed on their financing strategies and the effects on the same if they continue to use unsecured capital markets.

Joseph Shanahan, Managing Director, Citi

Christian McCormick, Managing Director – Finance, CALC / Madhu Vijay Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Aviation Capital Group / Dan Stone, Executive Vice President, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise/ Ryan McKenna, Vice President, Air Lease Corporation

11:30 | Banking Panel

Our esteemed panel will look at what options they are willing to put forward during 2018/19, what risks they are willing to take and what areas of the market they find exciting and want to do business in. The panel will also look at the continuing evolution of the JOLCO:

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

Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited Bank of China Limited London Branch / Christopher Turner, Senior Vice President – Deputy Regional Head – Asia Pacific, Aviation Finance Singapore, DVB Bank SE / Rikan MIURA, Head of Global Aviation Team, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division Ⅳ Development Bank of Japan Inc. / Richard Finlayson, Managing Director, Asset Finance Asia, Deutsche Bank / Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Head of Aviation EMEA & APAC, Citigroup / Dr. Marco Albers, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Transport & Export Finance, DekaBank

12:20 | Airline finance Panel

Managing currency, capacity and delivery financing risk in a fluctuating market.

Sibylle Paehler, Managing Director, Doric Asset Finance GmbH & Co KG

Ian F Reid, Senior Financial Adviser, Philippine Airlines /
Yasantha Dissanayake, Head of Financial Management, SriLankan Airlines Ltd / Nirmal Govindadas, SVP-Corp. Treasury, Emirates Airline

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Current Developments in Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payment Financing Transactions

Cameron A. Gee, Shareholder, Vedder Price

 14:30 | Engine investment Panel

Jon Sharp, Founder, Engine Lease Finance

Martin Friis-Petersen, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V./ Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited /Christopher Rodrigues, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Asia & CIS, Sumisho Aero Engine Lease B.V. / Craig W. Welsh, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Am
ericas & Asia, Willis Lease Finance Corporation

15:10 | Financing & Investing in helicopters

We draw together a group of seasoned commercial helicopter industry investors, who have experienced first-hand the rapid growth and recent cyclical turn of the business. All are active in the market looking for helicopter deals, each with a totally different approach, but all looking to invest in the right asset at the right time.

Mark Kelly, Chief Commercial Officer, Lobo Leasing/ Jaspal Jandu, CFOLease Corporation International (LCI)/ Stephanie Tovoli, Vice President Commercial, Milestone Aviation

15:50 | New age aircraft lessors

Pat Hannigan, CCO, CDB Aviation Lease Finance / Ye TIAN (Joe), Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. / Lune Wang, Deputy General Manager, Comsys Aero Leasing / Peter Huijbers, CEO, CALS / Jochen Baltes, Managing Director, GOAL KG

16:20 | Asset management panel

Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos

Dr. Martin Bouzaima. Chief Executive Officer, FPG Amentum/ Gareth Delany, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Ping An Leasing / Takamasa Marito, Joint General Manager, Tokyo Century Corporation

17:00 | Ratings, Valuations, appraisals – Is there consensus in the market?

17:45 | Chairman closing remarks

30th October 2018

Grand Hyatt Pool House, 11th floor


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08:55 | Airline Economics Leasing School – opening remarks

Kieran O’ Brien, Partner, Head of Aviation Advisory, KPMG

09:00 | Where do we stand in the cycle & general introduction

Peter Huijbers, CEO, CALS

09:45 | Analyzing the credit risks of aircraft leasing companies

Emphasis on liquidity risk assessment, capital adequacy, and fleet risk management

Mark Wasden, Moody’s

10:30 | Coffee break

11:00 | Aircraft Redelivery Pitfalls and Case Studies on Where Things Have Gone Badly Wrong

Common redelivery disputes, how to avoid them on documentations stages and what to do when such disputes arises, together with real life case studies.

Marcus Gordon, Partner, WFW LLP London + Katherine Huang, Senior Associate, WFW LLP

11:35 | TBC

12:00 | Lease Management: aircraft lease transitions, CAMO, working in China

Alan Phelan,
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, HaoTong Aviation

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Hong Kong tax regime general update

Joe O’Mara, KPMG

14:40 | M&A and leasing market overview

David Yu, IBA Group, Executive Director

15:20 | Coffee break

16:15 | Technical Redelivery – A life-cycle process

17:00 | Closing remarks

Kieran O’ Brien, Partner, Head of Aviation Advisory, KPMG

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