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28-29 September 2021 | Dubai

Schedule

Tuesday 28th September 2021

09:20 | Chairman opening remarks

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


09:25 | Middle East & Africa Overview & Outlook

Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Ascend by CIRIUM


10:15 | Keynote

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, DAE Capital


10:50 | Day one Africa & Middle East Leasing Panel

Moderator:
Brian Brennan, Partner, KPMG

Panel:
Florian Maier, EMP Asset Management / David Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Seraph Aviation Group / Eamonn Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG / James Meyler, CEO, ORIX Aviation Group


11:50 | Financing, investing-in and operating widebody aircraft

Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA


12:40 | The Case for Arbitration in Aviation Finance – MEA

Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP


13:00 | Lunch

In the Blue Jade (lobby level) and Caravan (pool ground level) Restaurants


14:05 | Capital Markets Panel

Moderator:
Manuela Belmontes, Partner, MAPLES

Panel:
Vinodh Srinivasan. Managing Director, Co-Head Strategic Credit Group Mizuho Securities USA / Vasgen Edwards, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Boeing Capital Corporation


17:00 | Chairman Closing remarks

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


17:10-19:00 | Pre awards drinks

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Rolls-Royce Partners Finance


19:00 | Aviation 100 MEA Deals of the year awards for 2020 and 2021

Sponsored by:

sponsor-kpmg sponsor-orix


22:00 | Post awards drinks in the Library Bar, Ritz Carlton Hotel

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Rolls-Royce Partners Finance




Wednesday 29th September 2021

09:10 | Chairman opening remarks

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance


09:20 | TBC

David Power, Executive Chairman – Aergo Structured Products / Karl Griffin, CEO, GENESIS / Erik Dahmen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital


10:00 | Airline fireside chat

Moderator:
Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director – Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance Global Corporate Finance, FAB

Panel:
Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President – Corporate Treasury, Emirates Airlines


10:45 | Aviation Finance & Investment

Bashar Al-Natoor, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Fitch Ratings / Brian Lau, Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich / James Patterson, Head of Structured Finance, Investec / James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance, Nedbank CIB


11:30 | Current Market Outlook – Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Omar Arekat, Vice President – Commercial Sales and Marketing Middle East, Africa and Turkey, The Boeing Company


12:15 | Aircraft Trading & Remarketing

Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Carlyle Aviation Management / Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, CIRIUM by Ascend / Tony Whitty, Senior Director, Remarketing and ACMI, Air Partner / Russell Hubbard, Managing Director, RPK Capital / Paul O’Dwyer, Chief Commercial Officer, ORIX Aviation Group


13:00 | Lunch


14:05 | Regional Tax Update


14:35 | Dealing with distress

Distressed operators, distressed investors, distressed assets, distressed suppliers – Navigating the path through the COVID crisis.

Manuela Krach, Special Counsel, K&L Gates LLP


15:20 | Main Banking Panel: Meeting MEA client demand

Panel:
Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director – Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance Global Corporate Finance, FAB / Taimur Baig, Executive Director – Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered


16:20 | The Big Debate

Airline Growth & contraction in the Middle East & Africa – What trends are lessors, traders & Asset managers seeing?

Moderator:
Ran Ackerman, Managing Director, Go One Aviation


17:00 | Closing

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance




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