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15th-18th January 2017 | Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Schedule

SUNDAY 15th JANUARY 2017

7pm

Reception Event
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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MONDAY 16th JANUARY 2017
08:00 Registration Open/Morning refreshments
08:25 Opening of conference - Chairman Opening Remarks
08:30 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 2017?
Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Ascend Worldwide
09:10 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
09:45 Global Taxation Environment Outlook for Investors in Aircraft and Engines – Plotting a Course for Lessors
Tom Woods, Partner & Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing - KPMG
10:25 Morning Break
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10:40 Keynote Address
Gerry Laderman, SVP Finance, Procurement & Treasurer, United Airlines Inc.
11:20 Cape Town Convention – Update on Global Ratification, Implication and Compliance
Moderator: Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group (AWG)
Panel: Claude Brandes, Vice President of Customer Finance, Airbus / Daniel C. da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation
12:00 Lessor Panel
Question Time format – delegates will submit questions to the panel in advance
Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Panel: Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation / David Power, CEO, Orix Aviation / Ruth Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk / Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation / Olaf Sachau, CEO, Intrepid Aviation / Joe Ye Tian, Deputy Head of Aviation, Ping An Leasing
13:00 Lunch
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14:00 Supported Finance Panel
When the global economy weakens few areas of finance have been as important as the ECAs. Will 2017 be another year of essential ECA assistance? It remains an essential fall-back option for some operators.
Moderator: Daniel C Da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation
Panel: Marcio Nobre Migon, Head of Department, Aircraft Financing – Export Credit Division, Banco Naciaonal de Desenvolvimento-Economico se Social (BNDES) / Robert Roy, Vice President – Transport, Export-Import Bank of the United States / Gordon Welsh, UK Export Finance / Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Bpifrance Assurance Export / Viren Joshi, CFA, Global Accounts Director - Transportation Group, Export Development Canada / Suresh Hegde, Head of Solutions & Structuring, NN Investment Partners /
Thomas Kolberg, Aircraft-Head of Department, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
14:55 Keynote Address
Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings
15:40 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 2017, 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.
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.
16:25 Afternoon Break
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16:35 Lessor Financing & 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: Richard Moody, Asset Finance & Leasing, Deutsche Bank AG
Panel: Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Ratings / Mark Wasden, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service / Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s /
Craig Fraser, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings / / Christian McCormick, Managing Director Finance, CALC / HUANG Zheng, Head of Aviation, Ping An Leasing
17:15 Engine Investment
Moderator: Jon Sharp, CEO & President, Engine Lease Finance
Panel: Mr. Ichiro Tatara, Managing Director & CEO, Sumisho Aero Engine Lease / Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Giles Thomas, Managing Director, Charlotte Parker / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / P&W invited / Martin Friis-Petersen, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.
18:15 End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks
17:45 Pre-Awards Cocktail reception in the Horseshoe Bar
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18:00 Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all
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19:00 Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards
Hosted by:
Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman, Lease Corporation International
Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin
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After award drinks until (very) late:
ELFC Bar, Shelbourne Hotel, Ground floor by conference hall entrance
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TUESDAY 17th JANUARY 2017
08:00 Registration Open/Morning Refreshments
08:45 Opening of conference day 2 - Chairman Opening Remarks
Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
08:50 The Financial Health of Airlines and the Outlook for 2017
A senior figure looks at major players in the airline market and assesses their financial strength going forward.
Helane Becker, Cowen Securities
09:40 Keynote Address
David Siegel, CEO, AWAS
10:25 Lessor Panel
Question Time format – Delegates will submit questions for the panel in advance.
Moderator: Mark Streeter, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Donal Boylan, CEO, CDB Leasing
Mamoun Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation
John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer & President, Air Lease Corporation
Fred Browne, CEO, AERGO Capital Limited
Stephane Daillencourt, CEO, Asia Aviation Capital
11:00 Morning Break
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11:15 Banking Panel - Valuation, M&A trends vs. EETCS and ABS
Moderator: Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
Panel: Joerg Schirrmacher, Head of Transportation Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen / Thomas Hollahan, Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation, Global Banking, Citi Group / Greg Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs / Richard Moody, Asset Finance & Leasing, Deutsche Bank / Masao Masuda, Director, Global Aviation Team, Development Bank of Japan /
Michel Dembinski, Head of Aviation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. / Laurent Floquet, Global Head Aviation Finance, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
12:00 Capital Markets Outlook
Moderator: Patrick M. Käufer, Managing Director Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions, Deutsche Bank Securities
Panel:   Thomas Bliemel, Managing Director & Head of Structured Transportation Finance, Citi /
Mark Streeter, Managing Director, Head of Aviation Credit Research, JP Morgan / Ted North, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, United Airlines / Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / Tom Smith, Managing Director, Credit Suisse / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s / Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating / Eric Shea, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
13:00 Lunch
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14:05 ABS Panel
Moderator: Tony Nocera, Managing Director, ABS Commercial - KROLL BOND RATING
Panel: Matt Little, Castlelake / Bill Hoffman or Javier Meireles, Apollo Aviation  Group / Greg Leveto, Head of Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy Americas, Deutsche Bank / Jing Xie, CFA, Director – Structured Credit Ratings, S&P Global Ratings / Bradley E Smith, Kahala Capital / John Bella, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
14:50 Keynote slot
Howard Millar, COO, Stellwagen Capital
15:25 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 2017. 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: Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines / Jude Bricker, SVP, Planning, Allegiant Airlines / Chris Monroe, VP Treasurer, Southwest Airlines / Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Financial Officer, IndiGo / Neil Sorahan, CFO, Ryanair / Jimmy Dempsey, CFO, Frontier Airlines
16:15 Afternoon Break
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16:25 Investing in mid to late life Aircraft & Engines
Moderator: Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group
Panel: Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners /
David Ellis, SVP, GA Telesis / Evan Carruthers, Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Castlelake
17:15 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: Jonathan McDonald, IBA
Panel: Stuart J Rubin, Principal, ICF SH&E / David Tokoph, Vice President Valuations and Technical Analysis, Morten Beyer & Agnew / Les Weal, Oriel / George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend / Bryson Monteleone, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, Tailwind Capital LLC / Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Collateral Verifications
18:10 Chairman’s closing remarks
Will McCallum, Executive Director – Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
18:00
Until very late
Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks
The Engine Lease Finance Bar
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19:30 - doors open 19:45 The AirLink Charity Gala Dinner
Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom
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WEDNESDAY 18th JANUARY 2017
08:00 Registration Open/Morning refreshments
09:20 Opening of conference - Chairman Opening Remarks
Martin Sutton, Executive Director, Aviation Finance – Standard Chartered
09:25 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, Ascend Worldwide
10:00 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: Douglas L. Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Aviation Finance Company Limited
Panel: Philip A. Baggaley, CFA, Managing Director Corporate Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services / Jeff Straebler, Managing Director - Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Bonds & Corporate Finance Group, John Hancock Insurance / Frederic Mireur, Head of Corporate Finance, AWAS /
Greg Willis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Lease Corporation
11:00 Morning Break
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11:15 Keynote: Aviation Finance Leasing & Investment in 2017
Abdol Moabery, Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis, LLC
12:00 Airline rating & finance Panel
Moderated by: Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s
Panel: Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating / Craig Fraser, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings / Jonathan Root,, Senior Credit Officer, MOODY'S INVESTOR SERVICE
12:30 Equity and investment panel
Private equity investment in aircraft and engines: Examining issuer and investor expectations and structures with all new information for 2017.
Moderated by: Michael Mulitz, Partner & Chair, Aviation Finance & Leasing Group, Kaye Scholer
13:00 Lunch
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14:00 Helicopter investment, finance & leasing
Moderator: Tony Nocera, Managing Director, ABS Commercial - KROLL BOND RATING
Panel: Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman, Lease Corporation International / Alan Jenkins, CFO, Waypoint Leasing / Francois Gautier, Chief Executive Officer, AVINCO / Neil Calvert, CEO of Amur HFS / Kim Seward, Helicopter Valuation and industry Analysis, Morten Beyer & Agnew (mba) / Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Lobo Leasing Limited
14:50 Sidecar and Joint Venture vehicles attached to leasing companies
Moderator: Declan Keane, DD Advisory, KPMG
Panel: Ryan McKenna, Vice President, Air Lease Corporation / John Feren, EVP Global Strategy, Aviation Capital Group / Paul Sheridan, Acting MD, SVP, Risk & Capital Markets, Accipiter 
15:30 Cargo Airline Finance Panel
Panel: Edward McGarvey, VP & Treasurer, Atlas Air Worldwide / Gustaf Thureborn, CEO, West Atlantic – Eshel Heffetz, VP Fleet Planning, CAL Cargo Airlines
16:15 Afternoon Break
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16:30 THE BIG 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, IBA / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / James Meyler, Chief Commercial Officer, Orix Aviation, Todd Woodward, EVP Asset Management, Aviation Capital Group / Yuji Ikehama, General Manager, Aviation Finance Division, Century Tokyo / Peter Huijbers, Managing Director, PH Aviation Asia Ltd / Bill Cumberlidge, Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, GC Aviation Partners Limited (GCAP) / Marc Bourgade, CEO, AFC / Karl Brunjes, Managing Director, RPK Capital
17:30 End of conference – chairman’s closing remarks and acknowledgements
Martin Sutton, Executive Director, Aviation Finance – Standard Chartered
18:00 End of day three – chairman’s closing remarks
18:00
Until very late
Drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all
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