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17th-20th January 2016 | Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Schedule

2016 schedule

SUNDAY 17th JANUARY 2016
7pm Reception Event
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Sponsored by:
Standard Chartered
MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2016
08:00 08:00
Registration Open/Morning refreshments
08:25 Opening of conference - Chairman Opening Remarks
Lynn Guiney, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
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 2015?
Brian Pearce, Chief Economist- IATA
09:15 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
09:55 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
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
10:40 Keynote Address
Jim Scott, CEO, Canada Jetlines Limited / David Solloway, President, Canada Jetlines Limited
11:20 Lessor Panel
This is an interactive session using voting pads:
At the start of the panel the audience will be asked for their opinion on a set of three questions. The panel, split into two teams, will then debate each question and then turn to a new audience vote to see if their reasoning has made an impact.
Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation
David Power, CEO, Orix Aviation
Denis Kalscheur, CEO, Aviation Capital Group
Ray Sisson, CEO, AWAS
Frank Pray, CEO, Intrepid Aviation

Ruth Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk
12:20 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 / Scott Scherer, Senior Vice President - Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing
13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by:
ACG
14:00 Supported Finance Panel
When the global economy weakens few areas of finance have been as important as the ECAs. Will 2016 be another year of essential ECA assistance? It remains an essential fall-back option for some operators.
Moderator: Kostya Zolotusky, MD - Capital Markets Development, Boeing Capital Corp
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 / Jean-Louis Ekra. Chairman and President of the African Export-Import Bank / Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, State Guarantees Directorate, COFACE / Lynda Bernst, Senior Strategic Account Executive, Transportation, Export Development Canada
14:55 Keynote Address
Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings
15:30 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 2016, 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 / Gerry Laderman, Senior Vice President - Finance, Procurement & Treasurer, United Airlines / Tom Weir, Vice President & Treasurer, American / Ricky Thirion, Group Treasurer, Etihad Airways
16:15 Afternoon Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
16:30 Lessor Financing & Rating Panel
In 2014 lessors turned to the ABS in droves, will this trend continue? 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 / Mahdu Vijay, EVP & CFO, Aviation Capital Group / Olaf Sachau, CFO, Intrepid Aviation / / Mark Wasden, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service / Simon Glass, CFO, AWAS / Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital / Betsy
 R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s / Craig Fraser, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
17:15 Engine Investment
Leading engine leasing experts will give their view on the market and how they are navigating the same.
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
18:00 End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks
Lynn Guiney, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
17:45 Pre-Awards Cocktail reception in the Horseshoe Bar:
ACG
18:00 Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all
Sponsored by:
ELFC
19:00 Aviation 100 Awards
Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin
Sponsored by:
ACG
After award drinks until (very) late:
ELFC Bar, Shelbourne Hotel, Ground floor by conference hall entrance
Sponsored by:
ELFC
TUESDAY 19th JANUARY 2016
08:00 Registration Open/Morning Refreshments
09:00 Opening of conference day 2 - Chairman Opening Remarks
Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
09:05 The Financial Health of Airlines and the Outlook for 2016
A senior figure looks at major players in the airline market and assesses their financial strength going forward.
Helane Becker, Cowen Securities
09:40 Regional Airline Panel
How can finance and leasing companies and ECAs better assist regional airlines for 2016 and beyond?
Moderated by: Simon McNamara, Director General, European Regional Airline Association / Bryan Bedford, President & CEO, Republic Airways
10:20 Lessor Panel
This is an interactive session using voting pads:
At the start of the panel the audience will be asked for their opinion on a set of three questions (different from day one). Our panel, split into two teams, will debate each question and then turn to a new audience vote to see if their reasoning has made an impact.
Ron Wainshal, CEO, Aircastle Advisor
Donal Boylan, CEO, Hong Kong Aviation Capital
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer , Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd.
Mamoun Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation
Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo

11:05 Morning Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
11:20 Banking Panel
Bank funding is absolutely critical to the commercial aviation sector and their support and skills are likely to be required more than ever before in 2016 as we move through the delivery cycle. Our esteemed panel will look at what options they are willing to put forward during 2015, what risks they are willing to take and what areas of the market they find exciting and want to do business in.
Moderator: Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
Panel: Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, CITI Group / Greg Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs / Eric Eugene, Head of Transportation Finance, BNP Paribas / Lucien Tomasini, Global Head of Aviation Société Générale / Richard Moody, Asset Finance & Leasing, Deutsche Bank / Masao Masuda, Director, Global Aviation Team, Development Bank of Japan
12:10 Capital Markets Outlook
Moderator: Patrick M. Käufer, Managing Director Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Panel: Thomas Hollahan, Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation, Global Banking, Citi Group / / Mark Streeter, Managing Director-North America 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 / Vinodh Srinivasan, Director, Corporate Solutions , BNP PARIBA / Betsy
 R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s
13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by:
ACG
14:00 African Aviation Update
Moderator: Nick Fadugba, CEO, AFRICAN AVIATION
Panel: Dr. Michael Arumemi–Ikhide, Group Chief Executive Officer & President, ARIK AIR LTD/ Tewolde GebreMariam CE, Ethiopian Airlines / Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Managing Director of Equatorial Congo Airlines
14:30 Keynote slot: The Wizz IPO story
Mike Powell, Chief Financial Officer, Wizz Air Group
15:10 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 2016. 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 Travel Company / Chris Monroe, VP Treasurer, Southwest Airlines / Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Financial Officer, IndiGo / / Frode Foss, CFO, Norwegian Air Shuttle / Neil Sorahan, CFO, Ryanair / Jimmy Dempsey, CFO, Frontier Airlines

16:00 Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
16:15 Investing in mid to late life Aircraft & Engines
Moderator: Robert Korn, CEO, Apollo Aviation Group
Panel: Abdol Moabery, Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis, LLC / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Evan Carruthers, Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Castlelake
17:05 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.
Panel: Stuart J Rubin, Principal, ICF SH&E / David Tokoph, Vice President Valuations and Technical Analysis, Morten Beyer & Agnew / Les Weal, Oriel / Phil Seymour, IBA / George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend / Bryson Monteleone, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, Tailwind Capital LLC / Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Collateral Verifications
18:00 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
Supported and sponsored by:
ELFC
19:00 The AirLink Charity Gala Dinner
Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom
Supported and sponsored by:
ELFC
WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2016
08:00 Registration Open/Morning refreshments
09:20 Opening of conference - Chairman Opening Remarks
Martin Sutton, Executive Director, Aviation Finance – Standard Chartered
09:25 Jurisdiction – Where to base your leasing company for growth
10:00 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: Philipp Prior, Managing Partner, emp structured assets GmbH / Richard Moody, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank / Philip A. Baggaley, CFAManaging Director Corporate RatingsStandard & Poor's Ratings Services / Christian Mc Cormick, President, ATHYENIA Finance & Advisory Solutions
11:00 Morning Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
11:15 Keynote: Aviation Finance & Investment in 2016
David Andrews, President, Jet-Alpha
12:00 Are BDCs and other “new” money good or bad for the industry?
Is the aviation finance market awash with money reminiscent of 2007? The BDCs seem rather similar to Allco and other investment funds of the earlier era, albeit with less leverage. The reduced leverage makes them safer but the need to invest money and fee generation for the managers is similar. – So could there be trouble ahead?
Alison A. Mason, Executive Vice President, Amur JMW Aviation
13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by:
ACG
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)
14:45 Aviation loan distribution
From aviation banks, local/regional banks, asset managers, insurance companies, hedge funds. From the need to get private rating or not to the distribution of loans to non-bank investors to commercial loans and ECA loans.
Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank / Betsy R. Snyder, CFA, Director Corporate & Government Ratings Standard & Poor’s / Olivier Trauchessec, Head of Aviation Finance, BNP Paribas / Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Ratings / Craig Fraser, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
15:30 Cargo Airline Finance Panel
Panel: Edward McGarvey, VP & Treasurer, Atlas Air Worldwide / FedEx – Senior Executive name to be confirmed / Cargolux, Senior Executive name to be confirmed / Gustaf Thureborn, CEO, West Atlantic – C.A.L Cargo – Senior Executive to be confirmed
16:15 Afternoon Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
16:30 Asset management and aircraft investment panel
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 2016 and indeed, what they can offer to the same in the here and now.
Moderator: Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos
Panel: Martin Bouzaima, CEO, AMENTUM / James Meyler, Chief Commercial Officer, Orix Aviation, Todd Woodward, EVP Asset Management, Aviation Capital Group / Yuji Ikehama, Aviation Strategic Investments Group, Century Tokyo / Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital
17:30 End of conference – chairman’s closing remarks and acknowledgements
Standard Chartered Senior Executive TBC
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
Sponsored by:
ELFC