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Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Carbon Finance Day + Airline Fleet Management & Asset Trading Day are included in the delegate fee for Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin 2024

28-31 January 2024 | St. Stephens Green, Dublin + 1-2 February 2024 | The RDS, Dublin


SUNDAY 28th January 2024

12:00 until late | Engine Lease Finance welcome bar
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16:00 | Registration – Shelbourne Hotel

18:00 | Reception Event at The Mansion House, Dawson St
Registration also available at the Mansion House from 18:00
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19:30 | Aviation Club of the UK – International Dinner – With Special Guest Speaker


MONDAY 29th January

All day rolling coffee breaks

08:50 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks
Robert Martin, former CEO of BOC Aviation

08:55 | Global Market Overview
Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by CIRIUM

09:35 | AWG Panel
Moderator: Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group (AWG)
Panel: Francois Collet, Head of Aircraft Trading, Airbus / Jim Bell, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

10:15 | Keynote
Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation

10:50 | KPMG Aviation Leaders Report
Kieran O’Brien, Partner, Head of Aviation Advisory, KPMG

11:20 | Steven Townend, CEO, BOC Aviation

11:40 | Leasing CEO Panel
Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Panel: James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation / Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE / Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Thomas Baker, CEO, Aviation Capital Group / Norm Liu, President & CEO, Nordic Aviation Capital

12:30 | Keynote
Andy Cronin, CEO, Avolon with James Kelly, Partner, KPMG

13:05 | Lunch
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13:55 | Manufacturer Panel
Market/recession implications, single-aisle trends, widebody demand, medium-term market outlook
Moderator: Steven Graham, Head of OEM, Avolon
Panel: Mark Pearman Wright, Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing, Airbus / Darren Hulst, Vice President – Commercial Marketing, Boeing / Rodrigo Silva e Souza, President Global Marketing, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Embraer Commercial Aircraft / Zuzana Hrnkova, VP Marketing, ATR

14:40 | Keynote
John Plueger, CEO & President, Air Lease Corporation

15:05 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel
Moderator: Drew Fine, Partner, Milbank
Panel: Nat Pieper, Senior Vice President – Fleet, Finance and Alliances and Treasurer, Alaska Air Group / Clemens Metz, Managing Director – Corporate Finance & Treasury, American Airlines / David Macphail, Group Treasurer, International Airlines Group (IAG) / Eric Harder, Managing Director – Corporate Finance, United

15:45 | AerCap CEO Q&A
Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings With Joe O’Mara, Head of Aviation Finance, KPMG

16:15 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel
Moderator: Matthew Leigh, Partner, Smith Gambrell & Russell
Panel: Matt Hoesley, Chief Commercial Officer, Altavair / Paul O’Dwyer, CCO, ORIX Aviation Christian Schloemann, Managing Director, GOAL Aircraft Leasing / Alok Wadhawan, Head of Aviation Finance, Muzinich & Co. Limited / Finnian O’Neill, CIO, ABL Aviation / David Power, Executive Chairman, Aergo Structured Products / Martin Browne, Director, IAT Leasing

16:55 | Keynote
Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC aviation Capital

17:30 | Airline Rating Panel
Moderator: Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, S&P Global Ratings
Panel: Jonathan Root, Senior Vice President, Moodys Investor Service / Joe Rohlena, Senior Director, Corporates, Fitch Ratings / Boris Alishayev, Senior Director, KBRA / Jarrett Bilous, Senior Airline Analyst ,S&P Global Ratings

18:15 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks
Robert Martin, former CEO of BOC Aviation

18:25 | Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar
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19:30 | Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards
The RDS (buses leave from St Stephen’s green outside the Shelbourne between 18:45 and 19:15)
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Followed by: Special edition – The Legends Awards Section
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After award drinks
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TUESDAY 30th January

All day rolling coffee breaks

08:50 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman Opening Remarks
Claire Waters, Tax Director, KPMG

08:50 | Supported Finance Panel Part One – Europe
Moderator: Youngha Kim Global Head of ECA Aviation Finance at J.P. Morgan
Panel: Berthold Reuter, Senior Advisor Transportation, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Pat Cauthery, Head of Aerospace & Defence, UK Export Finance (UKEF) / Jonathan Dufeu, Credit Specialties – Global Balthazar Finance Leader, Co Head – Political Risks & Structured Credit, Marsh Specialty / Camille Plattard, Head of Unit – Aeronautics/Defence,  bpifrance

09:30 | Supported Finance Panel Part 2 – Americas
Moderator: Youngha Kim Global Head of ECA Aviation Finance at J.P. Morgan
Panel: David Fiore, VP Transportation, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) / 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) / Colleen Lalonde, Global Accounts Director – Aircraft Financing, Export Development Canada / Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group

10:15 | Keynote
George Logothetis, Executive Chairman of Libra Group

10:45 | Banking Panel
Moderator: Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
Panel: Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited / Jörg Schirrmacher, Head of Transport Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen / Andrew Waddington, Managing Director, Mizuho Americas / Mi Zhou, Director, Global Aviation Finance, MUFG / Kalash Pandey, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs / Joseph Shanahan, Managing Director- Head of Aviation, Citi

11:30 | Keynote: Reflections on 40 years in the industry
Gerry Laderman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines with Jamie Baker, JP Morgan

12:10 | Lessor Leaders Panel
Moderator: Terence Coveney, Audit Partner, KPMG
Panel: Ali Ben Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Paul Geaney, President, Avolon / Hani Kuzbari, Co-CEO, Novus Aviation Capital / Ryan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management / Marc S. Iarchy, Partner, World Star Aviation / Mike Poon, CEO, CALC

13:00 | Lunch
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14:00 | ABS Panel
Moderator: John McInerney, Managing Director, PAFS Ireland Ltd
Panel: James Zheng, Director-Securitized Products, MUFG / Xavier Augé, Executive Director – Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Americas / Alan Greenblatt Managing Director, ABS Commercial, KBRA Inc / Niels Jensen, Partner, Vinson & Elkins / Daniela Chun Jayesuria, Associate Managing Director – Structured Finance Group, Moody’s / David Center, Director, Citi / Joe Samples, Director- Aviation Services, Pivotal Corporate

14:50 | Engine Investment, management and leasing
Moderator: Paul Griffith, Chief Commercial Officer (Ireland), IQ-EQ
Panel: Bobby Janagan, Managing Director, Rolls Royce & Partners Finance / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer EMEA, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Roger Welaratne, CEO, SMBC Aero Engine Lease / Patrick Biebel, Managing Director, MTU Lease Service / Julie Dickerson, CEO, Shannon Engine Support – SES / Richard Hough, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance

15:35 | Fireside Chat
Robert Korn, CEO, Carlyle Aviation Partners with Rahda Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

15:55 | Low Cost Airline Panel
Moderator: Nick Bowyer, Managing Director, Centrus Aviation Capital Ltd.
Panel: Dean Jenkins, Vice President Treasurer, Treasury, Southwest Airlines / Robert Neal, SVP – Corporate Finance, Treasurer, Allegiant Travel Company / Owain Jones, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Wizz Air / Shane Lord, Director of Strategy and Fleet, easyjet / Riyaz PeerMohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer, IndiGo

16:35 | Fireside Chat
Adam Boukadida, Chief Finance Officer, Riyadh Air with Rohith C. Adavikolanu, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory – Global Industrials, Citi

16:55 | 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 / Rafael Kuhn, Managing Director – Head of Aviation Capital Markets and Head of Debt Private Placements · Deutsche Bank / Jeff Silverman, Director Opportunistic and Private Credit, Natalliance / Paraic Quinn, Head of Capital Markets & Trading, Avolon / Marjan Riggi, Managing Partner, Stage Wing Inc. / Vijay Jethwa, Executive Director, Mizuho Americas

17:45 | Aviation Climate-Aligned Finance & RMI
Moderator: Jose Abramovici, Global Head of Asset Finance Group, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank

18:30 | Chairman’s closing remarks
Claire Waters, Tax Director, KPMG

18:45 | Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks – The ELFC Shelbourne Bar

20:00 | The Gala Dinner – At the Mansion House, Dawson Street
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WEDNESDAY 31st January

All day rolling coffee breaks sponsored by:

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

08:45 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

08:50 | Lessor Rating Panel
Moderator: Killian Mcsharry, Partner, Walkers
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 / Michael Dodge, Senior Director, KBRA / Mark Wasden, Senior Vice President – Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, S&P Global Ratings

09:30 | Intangible Assets
Moderator: Anne Agnew Correa, Senior Vice President | Airline & Airport Services, mba Aviation
Panel: Pooja Gardemal, BK Associates / Marjan Riggi, Managing Partner, Stage Wing Inc./ Helane Becker, Managing Director, Cowen / Richard Hakes, Partner, ReedSmith

10:10 | Fireside Chat
Ted O’Byrne, CEO, AVILEASE with Henri Courpron. Vice Chairman, Seabury Aviation Partners

10:30 | ESG / SAF / Carbon Trading Panel
Moderator: Paul Briggs, Consultant, Bird & Bird
Panel: Yevgeniya (“Gene”) Levitin, Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Natixis CIB / Gordon Grant, CTP – Vice President, Head of ESG, Aviation Capital Group / Ben Chapman, Director – Aircraft & Sustainability, ICF

11:10 | Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister of State for Financial Services, Insurance and Credit Unions

11:35 | Aircraft leasing – Lease rates & Valuations
The ranges of lease rates – achieved and valued, whether the risk is fully priced, the developments in the new SLB LRFs v spec placements
Moderator: Steven Guo, Vice President, Research, MUFG
Panel: Gary Crichlow, Head of Commercial, AviationValues / Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group / Kara Levine, Principle, ICF / George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend by Cirium / David Archer, Director of Valuations, mba Aviation / Olga Razzhivina, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Oriel

12:15 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance Panel
Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance & asset management
Moderator: Richard Sharman, Partner, Holland & Knight
Panel: Guillaume Huertas Head of Leasing & Asset Management, ATR / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Mark Hughes – Chief Commercial Officer at Falko / Ryan Debrusk, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, De Havilland / Basil Gygax, Head of Customer Finance EMEA, Embraer Commercial Aviation / Sinead Cormican, VP Leasing Markets, Airbus / Rishi Majithia, Head of Investment, MONTE

13:00 | Lunch
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14:30 | Freighter Panel – Air Freight / Cargo, demand, and aircraft
Moderator: Yves Germeaux, ATOZ
Panel: Cristian Sutter, CEO, Avensis Aviation / Simon Clements, Executive Vice President, Novus Aviation Capital (UK) Limited / Eamonn Forbes · Chief Commercial Officer, Titan Aviation Leasing / Maxim Straus, Executive Vice President & CFO, Cargolux / Christian Mailly, Managing Director, Backbone Freighter Leasing / Tom Crabtree, Managing Director, Trade and Transport Group  

15:10 | Lessor Finance & Investment Panel
Moderator: David Berkery, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Panel: Greg Willis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Lease Corporation / Ross O’Connor, Chief Financial Officer, Avolon / John Beekman, Chief Financial Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management / Marie-Louise Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, ORIX Aviation / Roy Chandran, Chief Financial Officer, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Brendan O’Neill, CFO, CDB Aviation

16:00 | Trading, leasing and operator risk plus supply – and their effect on pricing, failures, supply & demand
Stuart Hatcher, Chief Economist, IBA

16:30 | JOL & JOLCO Panel
Moderator: Simon Collins, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Panel: Umid Sharipov, Managing Director, ABL Corporation Japan / Aqmar Chowdhury, Director, Global Aviation Finance Office, MUFG / Yasuhiro Nakauchi, Senior Director – Aircraft Finance Department, Business Development Division, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. / Masafumi Hayashi, Senior Vice President, SMBC Aero Engines

17:10 | Investing in, trading and leasing mid-life and late life Aircraft & Engines
Panel: Simon Goodson, CEO, AerFin / Haitham Mellouli, SVP – Pricing & Trading, Halcyon Aviation Capital / Alice Gondry, Director, Aviation Research, MUFG / Vahan Callan, Senior Managing Director – Head of Aviation Finance, DelMorgan & Co.

17:50 | The Hague CAA It’s place in the Aviation Ecosystem
Moderator: David Power, Co-Chair Advisory Board- HCAA
Panel: Paul Jebely, Chairman, Hague CAA / Philip Shepherd KC, Hague CAA Advisory Board / William Glaister, Hague CAA Advisory Board

18:40 | End day 3 chairman’s closing remarks and acknowledgements

Until very late | Drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all
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Also all day on Wednesday 31st January 2024

Taking place at the Lecture Hall at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin

Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin
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Chairperson: James Gleeson, Principal, KPMG

09:00 | Airline Fleet Planning
Bradley Dailey, Alton Aviation

09:40 | Engine Leasing
Maria Urtseva, Legal Counsel, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

10:00 | The evolution of ABS
Inga Smolyar, VP-Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s

10:40 | Key Tax and Accounting Issues in Aviation Finance
James Gleeson, Principal, KPMG with Conor McElhinney, Director, KPMG

11:25 | JOL & JOLCO
Elliot Milton, Partner, Walkers

12:10 | The Global Aviation Resource Index
Abi Carter, Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams / Natasha Collins, Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Aircraft Repossession
Andrew Harper, Counsel, Reed Smith & Thor Maalouf, Partner, Reed Smith

14:40 | Asset transition and/or asset due diligence and/or technical asset management
Adam Belusko, Global Head – Sales & Business Development, AVTRAC

15:15 | How to resolve international aviation disputes efficiently and effectively: litigation vs. arbitration, the Hague Court for Arbitration in Aviation and how to choose from the growing ‘menu’ of available options
Peter Morton, K&L Gates

15:50 | Portfolio Financing
Jenny Ahlers, Director, Leasing & Asset Finance , MUFG

16:25 | Offshore 101
Sarah Humpleby, Partner, Walkers

17:00 | Commercial Loans
Vivien Guo, Director-Transportation Sector, Capital Market Group, BNP Paribas

17:35 | Closing remarks
Claire Waters, Director, KPMG



Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Carbon Finance Day

THURSDAY 1st February

Location: Royal Dublin Society

08:30 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

09:00 | Opening remarks
Lev Gantly, Partner, Climate Finance, Philip Lee LLP & John Pearson, Solicitor, Vedder Price

09:15 | Welcome Address
Ulrike Ziegler, President of the Board of Directors, IMPACT on Sustainable Aviation

09:40 | IATA and IETA: Perspective on Decarbonizing Aviation
Michael Schneider, Assistant Director Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association

10:15 | Journey to Net Zero – Challenges and opportunities this decade
Moderator: Chris Brown, Partner, Head of Strategy, KPMG
Panel: Ellen Lourie, Director of Natural Climate Solutions and Aviation, International Emissions Trading Association / Isaiah Cox, CEO, WheelTug / Graham Webb, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President Advanced Commercial Engine Programs at Pratt & Whitney

11:00 | Regulation, SAF, Emissions and data reporting
Jennifer Stanley, Manager, IBA

11:35 | Overview of ESG and related disclosure requirements

12:05 | SAF – Leveraging the Momentum
Natasha Mann, CEO, Future Energy Global

12:35 | CORSIA First Phase – Challenge and Opportunity
Rob Stevens, Director of Product Development, Climate Impact Partners
Lev Gantly, Partner, Climate Finance, Philip Lee LLP

13:05 | Lunch
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14:10 | The Carbon Project Investment Landscape – a perspective from investors, project developers and carbon funds
Moderator: Erica Vertefeuille, Vice President, Pala Investments
Panel: ShanMae Teo, Chief Financial Officer, Climate Impact Partners / Alexis Leroy, CEO, Allcot AG / Charles Bedford, Chief Impact Officer, Carbon Growth Partners / Suraj Vanniarachchy, Vice President Global Carbon, Macquarie Group

14:55 | What is the attraction of SAF for investors
Moderator: Isabela Galiana, Co-Founder, Future Energy Global
Panel: James Delahunt, Corporate Finance Partner, KPMG

15:40 | Rethinking Sustainability-Linked Loans in the Aviation Sector – how can banks drive true ambition
Moderator: John Pearson, Solicitor, Vedder Price
Panel: Frank Wulf, Global Head Aviation, NordLB / Ryan Opeka, Chief Operating Officer-Chief Legal Officer, Jackson Square

16:25 | Anatomy of a Carbon Project
Moderator: Edit Kiss, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Integrity Global Partners
Panel: Ben Gatley, Head of Commercial, Project Development, Climate Impact Partners / Selwyn Dujveistijn, Chief Executive Officer, DGB Group / Seb Cross, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, BeZero Carbon

17:10 | Wrap up
Lev Gantly, Partner, Climate Finance, Philip Lee LLP & John Pearson, Solicitor, Vedder Price

17:30 | Drinks reception
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Airline Fleet Management & Asset Trading Day

FRIDAY 2nd February

Location: Royal Dublin Society

08:00 | Morning registration & refreshments

09:00 | Chairman’s opening remarks

09:10 | Market overview – Global market outlook – Asset Trading
Syed M. Zaidi, Aviation Consultant, Ascend by Cirium

09:50 | Aircraft & Engine Trading – Market Overview
Moderator: David Berkery, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Panel: David E. Beker, Senior Vice President, Marketing – Head of Aircraft Sales & Trading Group, Air Lease Corporation / Ganesh Nair, Engagement Manager, Alton Aviation Consultancy

10:35 | Aviation Financing Market Overview
John Mowry, Alton Aviation

11:30 | Airline Fleet Manager Panel
Moderator: Donald G. Gray, Of Counsel – Aviation and Aerospace, Holland & Knight
Panel: Laura Ivaskaite, Head of Asset Management, SmartLynx Airlines / Tito Yunda, Fleet Advisor, SkyCana

12:15 | Lessor Technical Panel
Panel: Walter Valarezo, Head of Americas Sales, DAE Capital / Lourens Geldenhuys, Managing Director, AFS Aero

13:00 | Lunch
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14:05 | Engine and Airframe Component Support including USM (Used Serviceable Material) Support Panel
Moderator: Ran Ackerman, MK Aviation
Panel: Nina Biton, Director of Business Development, Total Aircraft Support / Mitch Weinberg, President, International Aircraft Associates (IAA) / Cliff Topham, SVP Sales & Business Development, Werner Aero LLC

14:45 | Airline Financials
Ronan Murphy, Alton Aviation

15:35 | Practicalities of SLB’s / Participating in an SLB’
Moderator: Peter Walter, IBA

15:50 | Parts supply – Market status and future direction
Zaheer Faruqi, CEO, Aventure Aviation / Zach Hall, Vice President of Business Development, AVAIR / Tony Davis, ILS / Mark Napier, Executive Director, Spirit Aerosystems

16:20 | High yield mid-age aircraft leasing & investment & exit strategies
Moderator: Sarah Humpleby, Partner, Walkers (Cayman) LLP
Panel: Luis Ayala, Chief Development Officer, CALC / Steve Kelly, Managing Director, Kelstar Aviation / Howard Millar, CEO, Sirius Aviation Capital

17:00 | Close of event

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