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17-19 January 2022




09:25 | Taoiseach Keynote address

Micheál Martin, Taoiseach

09:28 | Global Market Overview

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by CIRIUM

10:12 | AerCap CEO Q&A

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

10:55 | Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI)

11:40 | 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

13:55 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel

Moderator: Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW

Panel: 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

15:00 | 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

16:13 | Airline Rating Panel

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

Panel: Joseph Rohlena, Fitch Ratings / Christian Vogel, Associate Director, Scope Ratings GmbH / Philip Baggaley, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings / Boris Alishayev, Senior Director, Transportation and Commercial Finance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency




09:00 | 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) / Thomas Kolberg, Aircraft-Head of Department, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / 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 / Colleen Lalonde, CPA, CA, Corporate Lending – Strategic Accounts – Aircraft, Export Development Canada / Cristina Morelli, Managing Director, Head of Export Finance, SACE SpA / André de Barros Rüttimann Manager – Export Credit Division, Banco Naciaonal de Desenvolvimento-Economico se Social (BNDES)

10:30 | Banking Panel

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

Panel: Joseph B. Shanahan, Managing Director, Citigroup / Winston Yin, Head – Aviation Finance EMEA, The Korea Development Bank / Greg Lee, 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 Aviation Finance Credit, MUFG Bank / Jörg Schirrmacher, Head of Transport Finance
Transport Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

11:42 | Capital Markets Panel

Moderator: Donna Ager, Partner – Legal Services, Maples Group

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 / Olivier Trauchessec, Head of Global Origination, MUFG / Rafael Kuhn, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

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

Moderator: Pascal Picano, Carlyle Aviation Partners

Panel: Richard Hough, COO, Engine Lease Finance / Tony Diaz, Chairman, Zephyrus Aviation Capital / 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 / Marc Iarchy, WorldStar Aviation

15:25 | SAF Panel

Moderator: Jan Melgaard, FPG Amentum

Panel: Sara Bogdan, Director, Head of Sustainability and ESG, JetBlue / Chris Chaput, President & CFO, DG Fuels  / Jimmy Samartzis, CEO, Lanzajet / Jonathan Wood, VP, Renewable Aviation, Neste / Robbie Bourke, Vice President, Oliver Wyman

16:15 | Freighter & Cargo Panel

Financing, leasing and investing in freighter and cargo airlines and aircraft

Moderator: Yves Germeaux, Managing Director, ATOZ Aviation Finance

Panel: Ed McGarvey, Senior Vice President & Treasurer, Atlas Air Worldwide / Paul Rasquin, Director Fleet Planning, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. / Robert T. Convey, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. / Adam Longney, Partner, ReedSmith / Vicente Alava Pons, Managing Director, MUFG




09:25 | Aircraft Appraisal & Valuations

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

10:30 | Lessor Rating Panel

Moderator: Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

Panel: Mark Wasden, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service / Johann Juan, Director, Fitch Ratings, Inc / David Laterza, Senior Vice President, Head of US Non-Bank FIG – Global Financial Institutions Group, DBRS / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s / Michel Graire, Senior Analyst, Scope Ratings

11:30 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel

Moderator: Phil Seymour, President, IBA

Panel: Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Rupert Leggett, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG Amentum / David Power, Executive Chairman – Aergo Structured Products / Joseph Flanagan – Director, Standard Chartered / Ali Ben Lmadani, CEO of ABL Aviation / Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos / Tony Whitty, Director Aircraft and Engine Procurement, AJW Group

14:05 | Daily AVM driven values, how it works and what happened to values over Covid

Adrian Economakis, CSO, Vesselsvalue

15:00 | Lessor CEO Panel

Moderator: Killian Croke, Partner, KPMG

Panel: Timothy R. Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation / Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Michael Steen, CEO, Titan Aviation Leasing / Karl Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis

16:00 | ESG Panel

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

Panel: Phil Seymour, President, IBA Group / 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)

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