4th – 6th November 2019 | Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, China


Monday 29th October 2018

18:00 | ReceptionGrand Hyatt Hotel Pool House

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Tuesday 30th October 2018

08:00 | Registration open/morning refreshments

Rolling all day breaks in conference foyer

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08:55 | Opening of conference – chairman opening remarks

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

09:00 | 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

09:35 | Opening keynote

Mike Poon, CEO, CALC

10:00 | Industry keynote

Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation

10:30 | Airline keynote


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. / Vinodh Srinivasan, Managing Director, Co-Head Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Securities USA / Cristina Chang, Capital Markets Origination, Citi / Patrick Kaufer, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank / Taeho Lee, Assistant Manager – FICC Hybrid team, Dongbu Securities Co., Ltd / Marjan Riggi, Kroll Bond Rating Agency / Betsy Snyder, S&P Global

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 / Ruth Kelly, CEO, Goshawk

12:20 | China Belt and Road Opportunities

Tejaswi Nimmagadda, King & Wood Mallesons

Bill Fu, SVP, Sales & Customer Support Asia Pacific, HT AeroTech / Li Liu. Executive Vice President at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) / Lune Wang, Deputy General Manager, Comsys Aero Leasing / Quincy Chan, Director, NAB  / David Yu, Executive Director , IBA Group

13:00 | Lunch

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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 / Nicolas (Nick) Abraham, Customer & Structured Finance, ATR  / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Adam Young, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Embraer Commercial Aircraft / Ross McKeand, Head of Airline Marketing Asia Pacific & China, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft 

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

Ji Woon Kim, 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 / Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group / 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 / Paul O’Dwyer, SVP Head of Sales and Leasing, ORIX Aviation Group / Lewis Sutherland, Senior Vice President, Aviation Investment Management, DVB Bank SE / Mark Wasden, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service / Tony Nocera, Senior Managing Director & head of the Commercial ABS group, Kroll Bond Rating Agency / Bob James, CEO AerFin

16:05 | On stage interview & Q&A

Peter Chang, President and CEO, CDB Aviation

16:40 | 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 / Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer IndiGo Airlines / Declan Kelly, CCO, GECAS / Kemp Harker, Managing Director of Marketing, Global Leasing, Boeing

17:30 | 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

At the Grand Hyatt Ballroom

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Wednesday 31st October 2018

08:00 | Registration open/morning refreshments

Rolling all day breaks in conference foyer

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

Jon Oates, Marketing Director – Asia, 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 | Development of the European market post Air Berlin

Johannes Klinsmann, Managing Director, Germania

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

Stephen O’Donnell, Partner, Maples FS

Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group / Doug Brennan, CEO, Stellwagon 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 / Jennifer Creevey, Chief Financial Officer, DAE Capital / Ryan McKenna, Vice President, Air Lease Corporation / Stephen Murphy, Head of corporate finance, Goshawk

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 / Renyl Rauf, SVP Finance, Jet Airways / Tom Weir, Vice President and Treasurer of American Airlines American Airlines

13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Sanctions, tariffs and other current challenges in aviation finance

Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW

Jean Chedeville, Head of aircraft finance, Asia Pacific, Natixis / Arnaud Cadilhon, Executive Director, Credit Agricole CIB / Marc Bourgade, CEO, Flying Solutions / Sohinder Singh, Head Customer Finance EMEA and South Asia, GE Aviation / Wui Jin Woon, Head of Asia, Goshawk

14:40 | Engine investment Panel

Joseph W. O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, 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, Americas & Asia, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Tom Slattery, SVP and Manager of Powerplant, GECAS

15:20 | 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.

Elizabeth H. Evans, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Jaspal Jandu, CFO Lease Corporation International (LCI) / Stephanie Tovoli, Vice President Commercial, Milestone Aviation

16:00 | Aircraft Lessor Panel

Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Mr. Matteo JIANG, SVP, Head of Marketing, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. / Lune Wang, Deputy General Manager, Comsys Aero Leasing / Peter Huijbers, CEO, PH Aviation Asia / Jochen Baltes, Managing Director, GOAL KG / Peter Watson, Chief Commercial Officer, Goshawk / Mr. Huang Bo, Chief Commercial Officer, CMB Leasing

16:40 | Asset management panel

Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos

Eamonn Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG Amentum / Gareth Delany, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Ping An Leasing / Takamasa Marito, Joint General Manager, Tokyo Century Corporation / Tomas Sidlauskas, CEO, AviaAM Financial Leasing China / John Leech, Head of Global Used Aircraft Leasing and Sales, ARI / Marc Wilson, Head of Technical, MBA

17:30 | Chairman closing remarks

Jon Oates, Marketing Director – Asia, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

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, PH Aviation Asia

09:40 | Analyzing the credit risks of aircraft leasing companies

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

Mark Wasden, Moody’s

10:20 | Coffee break

10:40 | 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

11:20 | Why are airlines leasing more aircraft?

The benefits of leasing for the airline industry versus other modes of financing

Mylène Scholnick, Senior Advisor, ICF

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

Mr. Alexander Chukin HaoTong AeroTech Limited

13:00 | Lunch – on the meazzanine level

14:00 | Panel discussion: Hong Kong tax regime

1 year on, where are we now?

Joe O’Mara, Tax Partner, KPMG / John Timpany, Tax Partner, KPMG / Caitriona Jennings, Head of Tax, Goshawk / Dewey Yee, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Aergo Capital

14:40 | M&A and leasing market overview

David Yu, IBA Group, Executive Director

15:20 | Current Developments in Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payment Financing Transactions

Cameron A. Gee, Shareholder, Vedder Price

16:10 | Operating leases: a lessee’s perspective

A look at key documentary issues from the lessee’s perspective arising in the documentation of operating leases

Steven Catanzariti, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

16:10 | M&A structuring

Tax and accounting considerations, including:

  • Different types of M&A structures in the leasing space (e.g. share acquisition, portfolio sale, ABS, side-cars etc)
  • Key tax considerations associated with the deals (e.g. pricing tax assets, post-closing re-organisation etc.)
  • Accounting considerations (e.g. acquisition accounting issues from recent large M&A deals, de-consolidation/off-balance sheet issues for ABS structures)
  • Deal execution issues (e.g. economic close, allocation of tax risk (which varies between deals)
  • Various other considerations (e.g. modelling for M&A deals).

James Kelly, Director Tax, KPMG

17:30 | Closing remarks

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

17:00 | Drinks at the Poolhouse in association with IAWAGlobal

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