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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 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 2015?
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.
09:55 Global Taxation Environment Outlook for Investors in Aircraft and Engines – Plotting a Course for Lessors
10:25 Morning Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
10:40 Keynote Address
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.
12:20 Cape Town Convention – Update on Global Ratification, Implication and Compliance
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.
14:55 Keynote Address
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.
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.
17:15 Engine Investment
Leading engine leasing experts will give their view on the market and how they are navigating the same.
18:00 End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks
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
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.
09:40 Regional Airline Panel
How can finance and leasing companies and ECAs better assist regional airlines for 2016 and beyond? 
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.
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.
12:10 Capital Markets Outlook

13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by:
ACG
14:00 African Aviation Update
14:30 Keynote slot: The Wizz IPO story
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.
16:00 Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
16:15 Investing in mid to late life Aircraft & Engines
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.
18:00 End of conference – chairman’s closing remarks
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
09:25  
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?
11:00 Morning Break
Sponsored by:
CA-CIB
11:15 Keynote: Aviation Finance & Investment in 2016
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? 
13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by:
ACG
14:00 Helicopter investment, finance & leasing
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.
15:30 Cargo Airline Panel
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.
17:30 Jurisdiction – Where to base your leasing company for the future?
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