8-11 May 2022 | The RDS, Intercontinental & Clayton Hotels | Ballsbridge, Dublin


Sunday 8th May 2022

Registration from 13:00 – Intercontinental Hotel

12:00 until late | Engine Lease Finance welcome bar | ICE Bar, Intercontinental Hotel

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18:00 | Reception Event at the Intercontinental Hotel

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19:30 | Aviation Club of the UK – International Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin with Special Guest Speaker

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MONDAY 9th MAY 2022 – RDS Stage


08:45 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

Sally Browne – Executive Director – Standard Chartered

08:50 | Global Market Overview

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by CIRIUM

09:30 | Taoiseach Keynote address

Micheál Martin, Taoiseach

09:50 | AWG work on recent events: ESG and Russia

Moderator: Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group (AWG)

Panel: Francois Collet, Airbus / Daniel C. da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation / David Swan, COO, SMBC Aviation Capital

10:30 | Keynote fireside chat

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation With Victoria Tozer-Pennington

11:05 | Global Leasing Industry Survey

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

11:45 | Leasing CEO Panel

Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel: James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation / Kieran Corr, Global Head, Aviation Finance and CEO, Ireland, Standard Chartered / Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE / Thomas Baker, CEO, Aviation Capital Group

12:30 | Fireside Chat

John Plueger, CEO, Air Lease Corporation with John Grier, Managing Director, Citi

13:05 | Lunch

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14:00 | Manufacturer Panel

New aircraft deliveries and performance, escalation, and production rates

Moderator: Max Kingsley-Jones, Senior Consultant, Ascend by Cirium

Panel: Rodrigo Silva E Souza, Embraer / Darren Hulst, Vice President – Commercial Marketing, Boeing / Rom Chambard, VP Marketing – Products and Services, Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce / Bob Lange FRAeS, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Analysis and Market Forecast, AIRBUS / Mark Dunnachie, Head of Commercial Europe & North America, ATR / Wolfgang Schmid, Vice President Sales & Marketing, EFW – Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH

15:00 | AerCap CEO Q&A

Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings With Joe O’Mara, Partner, KPMG

15:35 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel

Moderator: Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW

Panel: Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President – Corporate Treasury, Emirates Airlines / Meghan Montana, Vice President, Treasurer, American Airlines / Nat Pieper, Senior Vice President – Fleet, Finance and Alliances and Treasurer, Alaska Air Group / Pam Hendry, Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines

16:20 | Fireside Chat

Ryan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management With Victoria Tozer-Pennington

16:50 | Aviation sidecars / Structured equity investments

Moderator: Mark N. Lessard, Partner, Pillsbury

Panel: Shirley Lu, Vice President, Air Lease Corporation / Hari Raghavan, Commercial, Airborne Capital / Roman Schwartz, Director, Credit Suisse / Brad Sohl, Managing Director, Bank of America

17:30 | Lessor Finance & Investment Panel

Moderator: Mary O Neil, Partner Asset Finance, Maples Group

Panel: John Wikoff, FPG-AIM / Thomas Light, Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich / Greg Willis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Lease Corporation / Tye Holmes, Managing Director, MUFG / Lourens Geldenhuys, Chief Financial Officer, Stratos / David Berkery, Partner, Vinson & Elkins / Marie-Louise Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, ORIX Aviation

18:25 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks

Susan Hayes – Director, Standard Chartered

18:25 | Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all | ICE Bar – Intercontinental Hotel from 12 noon

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19:30 | Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards | The RDS

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After award drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all | ICE Bar – Intercontinental Hotel

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TUESDAY 10th MAY 2022 – RDS Stage


08:30 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman Opening Remarks

Martin Sutton, Standard Chartered

08:30 | Supported Finance Panel

Moderator: John Meakin, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, Managing Director – Export Finance, JP Morgan

Panel: David Fiore, VP Transportation, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) / Pat Cauthery, Head of Aerospace & Defence, UK Export Finance (UKEF) /  Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group / Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / André de Barros Rüttimann Manager – Export Credit Division, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento-Economico se Social (BNDES) / Jonathan Dufeu, Credit Specialties – Global Balthazar Finance Leader, Co Head – Political Risks & Structured Credit, Marsh Specialty / Serge Catel – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, ASSURANCE EXPORT GRANDS COMPTES – bpiFrance / Berthold Reuter, Senior Advisor Transportation, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Randa Morgan, Head of Transport, Power & Infrastructure in the Export Finance Division, SACE / Colleen Lalonde, Global Accounts Director – Aircraft Financing, Export Development Canada

09:50 | Keynote

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile: Aviation Regulator / CEO Designate Irish Aviation Authority – IAA

10:10 | Banking Panel

Moderator: Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank

Panel: Winston Yin, Head – Aviation Finance EMEA, The Korea Development Bank /Michael Fox, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs /  Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited / Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance – Global Corporate Finance, FAB / Vicente Alava Pons, Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Aviation, MUFG Bank / Jörg Schirrmacher, Head of Transport FinanceTransport Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen / Joseph Shanahan, Managing Director, Citi

11:05 | Lessor CEO Panel

Moderator: Killian Croke, Partner, KPMG

Panel: Timothy R. Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation / Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Karl Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis / Marc Iarchy, WorldStar

11:50 | Jude Bricker, CEO, Sun Country Airlines

Q&A with: Victoria Tozer-Pennington – presenting questions from industry leaders

12:10 | Capital Markets Panel

Moderator: Mark S. Streeter, CFA | Managing Director | REIT, Airline/EETC, Aircraft Leasing, Rail, Parcel, Freight, Shipping, Transportation HG/HY Coverage | North America Credit Research | J.P. Morgan

Panel: Matt Simonetti, Managing Director, Citi / Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / Radha Tilton, Goldman Sachs / Vinodh Srinivasan. Managing Director, Co-Head Strategic Credit Group Mizuho Securities USA / Dana A. Barta, Executive Director, Aviation Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan / Rafael Kuhn, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank / Yezdan Badrakhan, MUFG

13:05 | Lunch

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Lunch Briefing – Global Aviation Restructuring Index (GARI)

Aviation Restructuring: The Selection of a Restructuring Procedure

Watson Farley & Williams will be showcasing the Global Aviation Restructuring Index (GARI), a freely available online tool that makes it easier to understand the process of selecting a restructuring procedure for aviation debtors.

Speakers: Jim Bell, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, and Dominic Pearson, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams / David Gard, Senior Managing Director, Teneo

14:00 | Engine Investment, management and leasing

Moderator: Ran Ackerman, Head of EMEA and Asia, MK Aviation

Panel: Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer EMEA, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Roger Welaratne, CEO, SMBC Aero Engine Lease / Tom Barrett, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance / Patrick Biebel, Managing Director, MTU Lease Service / Tobias Konrad, COO, Beautech Power Systems / Julie Dickerson, CEO, Shannon Engine Support – SES

14:55 | Fuel Hedging in 2022 and Beyond

Mike Corley Mercatus Energy

15:10 | ABS Panel

Moderator: John McInerney, Managing Director, PAFS Ireland Ltd 

Panel: Scott Debano, Managing Director, Citi / James Zheng, Director, US Esoteric ABS, MUFG / Marc Iarchy, Partner, WorldStar / Niels Jensen, Partner, Vinson & Elkins / Alan Greenblatt, Managing Director, KBRA / Xavier Auge Executive Director, Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Americas

16:00 | Fireside Chat

Robert Korn, CEO Carlyle Aviation Partners in conversation with James Kelly, Partner, KPMG

16:30 | Low Cost Airline Panel

Moderator: Keith Butler, Managing Director, CAE

Panel: Chris Monroe, Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer, Southwest Airlines / Dave Davis, CFO, Sun Country Airlines / Robert Neal, SVP – Corporate Finance, Treasurer, Allegiant Travel Company / Thora Eggertsdottir, CFO, PLAY airlines

17:10 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel 1

Moderator: Matthew Leigh, Partner, Smith Gambrell & Russell

Panel: Paul O’Dwyer, COO, ORIX Aviation / Joseph Flanagan – Director, Standard Chartered / Marc Iarchy, Partner, WorldStar / Eamonn Cronin, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Acumen / Finnian O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer, ABL Aviation / David Ellis, Head of Asset Transaction Group, GA Telesis

18:00 | Chairman’s closing remarks

Martin Sutton, Standard Chartered

18:45 to 04:00 | Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks

The Engine Lease Finance Bar

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19:30 | The Gala Dinner

The Intercontinental Hotel Ballroom

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Tuesday 10th May 2022

Airline Economics ESG & Future Technology Stage

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Chairman: Conor Holland, Director – Financial Services Group, KPMG

09:20 | ESG, climate change and the potential impact on aircraft lessors

Shane O’Reilly, Director, KPMG Sustainable Futures & Conor Holland, Director – Financial Services Group, KPMG

10:00 | Andrew Coleman, President, GE Digital Aviation

10:35 | Climate-Aligned Finance Framework To Support Decarbonization in Aviation

Presentation: Jolene Verheije, Manager, Center for Climate-Aligned Finance | RMI

Q&A Moderated by: Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Citigroup

Panel: Jolene Verheije, Manager, Center for Climate-Aligned Finance | RMI / Jonathan Howard, Managing Director, Standard Chartered / Jay Johnstone, Managing Director, Bank of America

11:20 | Fuel Hedging ESG & SAF

Mike Corley Mercatus Energy

11:55 | ESG Rating Agency Panel

Moderator: Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Panel: Jonathan Root, Senior Vice President, Moodys Investor Service / Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

12:45 | Lunch

14:10 | Banking & Capital markets and ESG

Moderator: Edward Stevenson, Group Head of Debt, Capital Markets and Corporates, IQ-EQ

Panel: Gudrun Wolff Managing Director at Goldman Sachs / Yves Germeaux, Head of Corporate Finance and Aviation Finance, ATOZ / Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates LLP / Tracy Rice, Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service / Nicholas Hendy, Director, Citigroup

 Chairmans closing remarks:

Conor Holland, Director – Financial Services Group, KPMG


WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 2022 – RDS Stage


08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

08:50 | Opening of conference – Opening Remarks

08:50 | ESG Panel

Moderator: Antony J. Single, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Panel: Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Jan Melgaard, FPG Amentum / Shane O’Reilly, Director, KPMG Sustainable Futures / Michael Rurik Halaby, Managing Director – Head of Aviation Advisory, MUFG / Barry Flannery Chief Commercial Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital / Barry Moss, Vice Chair, PACE (Platform for Analysing Carbon Emissions) / Geoff van Klaveren, Managing Director – Advisory, IBA

09:40 | Airline Restructuring

Moderator: Michael B. Cox, Senior Managing Director, Seabury Corporate Advisory

Panel: Gary Holtzer, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP / Craig Montgomery, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP / Timothy Graulich, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

10:10 | SAF Panel

Moderator: Jan Melgaard, FPG Amentum

Panel: Chris Chaput, President & CFO, DG Fuels / Robbie Bourke, Vice President, Oliver Wyman

10:55 | Airline Rating Panel

Moderator: Jonathan Root, Senior Vice President, Moodys Investor Service

Panel: Boris Alishayev, Senior Director – Aviation, Transportation & Commercial Finance · Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, S&P Global Ratings

11:35 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel

Moderator: Owen Geach, Chief Commercial Officer, IBA

Panel: Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Rupert Leggett, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG Amentum / David Power, Executive Chairman – Aergo Structured Products / Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos / Tony Whitty, Director Aircraft and Engine Procurement, AJW Group / Jochen Baltes, Managing Director, GOAL Leasing

12:20 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance Panel

Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance & asset management

Moderator: Stuart Rubin, Vice President, ICF

Panel: Norman Liu, CEO, Nordic Aviation Capital / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Mark Hughes – Chief Commercial Officer at Falko / John Moore, CEO, Elix Aviation / Michael Mooney, CEO, ACIA Aero Leasing Group

13:05 | Lunch

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14:00 | Investing in, trading and leasing mid-life and late life Aircraft & Engines

Moderator: Pascal Picano, Carlyle Aviation Partners

Panel: Richard Hough, Chief Operating Officer, Engine Lease Finance / Fergal Whelan-Porter, CEO, Aeolus Engine Services / Finnian O’Neill, CIO, ABL Aviation / Eamonn Forbes, CCO, Titan Aviation Leasing / Simon Finn, Director, MUFG / Vahan Callan · Senior Managing Director – Head of Aviation Finance at DelMorgan & Co / Damon D’Agostino, CEO, Zephyrus Aviation

14:55 | New technologies and circumstances, new challenges: emerging issues and guidance

The aviation industry is currently grappling with new challenges of many origins.  The desire to improve efficiency, reduce noise and emissions, and achieve superior environmental performance has led OEMs to develop innovative technologies, including new composite materials, propulsion, drag and noise reduction technologies, that have not always performed as intended or expected.  Aircraft are also being used in different ways and are sometimes being stored for prolonged periods.  And supply chain, labor and other factors have made deliveries less predictable.  Contracts between OEMs, airlines, lessors and suppliers do not always provide for the types of issues the industry is facing, and even when they do, rights and obligations may not be clear.  We will discuss trends and offer thoughts based on our experience representing OEMs, airlines, lessors and suppliers.

Dennis Tracey, Partner, Hogan Lovells / David Michaeli, Counsel, Hogan Lovells / Faraz Naqvi, Counsel, Hogan Lovells / Faraz Naqvi, Counsel, Hogan Lovells

15:40 | Aircraft leasing – Lease rates & Valuations

Lessor consolidation – Has this affected lease rates.
Has COVID-19 and the Ukraine invasion changed the way we value aircraft.
Secondary market and which are the aircraft/engines of choice going forward.

Moderator: Stuart Rubin, Vice President, ICF

Panel: Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications / George Dimitroff Ascend by Cirium / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group / Lindsey Webster, VP Asset Valuations, mba Aviation / Olga Razzhivina, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Oriel / Gary Crichlow, Aviation Lead, Vesselsvalue / Bill Cumberlidge, Managing Director, Centrus Aviation Capital Ltd

16:25 | Intangible Assets

Moderator: Anne Agnew Correa, Senior Vice President | Airline & Airport Services, Morten Beyer & Agnew – mba Aviation

Panel: Richard Hakes, Partner, ReedSmith / Scott Debano, Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets – Global Structured Debt / Pooja Gardemal, BK Associates / Rob Walker, Principal – ICF Aviation Consulting / Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

17:05 | Lessor Rating Panel

Moderator: Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

Panel: Johann Juan, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, Inc / David Laterza, Senior Vice President, Head of US Non-Bank FIG – Global Financial Institutions Group, DBRS Morningstar / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, S&P Global Ratings / Inna Bodeck, Vice President – Senior Analyst – North America Banks and Finance Companies – Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service

17:50 | End of conference – closing remarks and acknowledgements

Until very late | Drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all

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Wednesday 11th May 2022

Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin

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Chairperson: Claire Waters, Director, KPMG

09:10 | EETCs: what Happens When the Unsinkable Structure Leaks

Tasos Michael, Inception Aviation

09:45 | Aviation Financing and Leasing Structures – Potential Challenges and Solutions

Viktor Berta, VP Finance, ACC Aviation

10:25 | Transitioning Assets in Good Times…and Bad

Marc Wilson – Head of Technical, mba Aviation

11:00 | Chapter 11

Barbra Parlin, Partner, Holland & Knight

11:35 | Dynamics of the Spare Engine Leasing Market

Ed Connolly, SVP Capital Markets, Engine Lease Finance

12:20 | Global tax changes and their impact on aviation finance

Claire Waters, Director, KPMG & Eamonn Smith, Director, KPMG

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | LIBOR transition

Duc Nguyen, Counsel, HSF Aviation Finance

14:40 | Daily AVM driven values, how it works and what happened to values over Covid

Adrian Economakis, CSO, Vesselsvalue

15:20 | Restructuring: An Overview in the Aviation Context

Patrick Moore, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

16:00 | The impact of inflation / rising interest rates on asset values

Lukasz Laski, Aviation Finance, Investec

16:35 | Loan portfolio trading

Ashleigh Standen, Senior Associate -Transportation Asset Finance, ReedSmith / Andrew Harper, ReedSmith

17:00 | Closing Remarks

Claire Waters, Director, KPMG

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