16-19 January 2022 | The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland


Sunday 16th January 2022


12:00 until late | Engine Lease Finance welcome bar

The Horseshoe Bar, Shelbourne Hotel

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19:00 | Reception Event

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Monday 17th January 2022

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

08:50 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

08:55 | Global Market Overview

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy

09:35 | Winston & Strawn Panel

10:05 | Aviation Working Group

10:45 | Keynote

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation

11:20 | Global Leasing Industry Survey

 Joe O’Mara, Partner, KPMG

12:00 | Leasing CEO Panel

Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel: James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation / Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE

13:05 | Lunch

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14:00 | Manufacturer Panel

New aircraft deliveries and performance, escalation, and production rates

Moderator: Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium

Panel: 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

15:00 | AerCap CEO Q&A

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

15:30 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel

Panel: Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President – Corporate Treasury, Emirates Airlines / Meghan Montana, Managing Director & Assistant Treasurer, American Airlines / Nat Pieper, Senior Vice President – Fleet, Finance and Alliances and Treasurer, Alaska Air Group

16:20 | 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

17:15 | Airline Rating Panel

Panel: Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

18:00 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks

18:00 | Pre-Awards drinks at the Engine Lease Finance Bar – Open Networking to all

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19:00 | Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards

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until late | ELFC Bar, Shelbourne Hotel, Ground floor by conference hall entrance

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Tuesday 18th January 2022


08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments

08:45 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman Opening Remarks

08:55 | 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

10:00 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel

Moderator: Phil Seymour, CEO, IBA

Panel: Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Peter Blakeney, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital / Rupert Leggett, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG Amentum / David Power, Executive Chairman – Aergo Structured Products

10:45 | Banking Panel

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

Panel: Joseph B. Shanahan, Managing Director, Citigroup / Michael Fox, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs/ Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited / Richard moody, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank / Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance – Global Corporate Finance | FAB

11:40 | Lessor CEO Panel

Panel: Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners

12:20 | Capital Markets Panel

Panel: Matt Simonetti, 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 / Patrick Käufer, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | ESG Panel

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

Panel: Phil Seymour, CEO, 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

14:50 | ABS Panel

Moderator: John McInerney, Managing Director, PAFS Ireland

Panel: Keith Allman, Head of US Esoteric ABS, MUFG / Yezdan Badrakhan, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets / Scott Debano, Managing Director, Citi / Vinodh Srinivasan, Co-Head of The Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Securities USA

15:40 | Fireside Chat

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

16:10 | Low Cost Airline Panel

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

16:55 | Investing in, trading and leasing mid-life and late life Aircraft & Engines

Moderator: Pascal Picano, Carlyle Aviation Partners

Panel: Tony Diaz, Chairman, Zephyrus Aviation Capital

17:45 | Chairman’s closing remarks

18:00 until late | Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks

The Engine Lease Finance Bar

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19:30 | The Gala Dinner

The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom

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Wednesday 19th January 2022


08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments

09:00 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks

09:00 | Lessor Finance & Investment Panel

Capital markets products are increasingly being combined with various equity products – effectively taking over from the banks – Is this the future?

Panel: John Wikoff, FPG-AIM / Thomas Light, Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich

09:50 | Fireside Chat

Ryan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management

10:20 |SAF Panel
Moderator: Jan Melgaard, FPG Amentum
Panel: Sara Bogdan, Director, Head of Sustainability and ESG, JetBlue

11:15 | Aviation M&A Panel

Panel: Gregory P. Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

12:00 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance Panel

Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance & asset management 

Moderator: Richard Moody, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy, Deutsche Bank AG

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

13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Aircraft Appraisal & Valuations

Panel: Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications / George Dimitroff Flight Ascend / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group / Lindsey Webster, VP Asset Valuations, mba Aviation

14:45 | Fireside Chat

Pat Hannigan, President and Chief Commercial Officer, CDB Aviation

15:15 | 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 / Maxim Straus, Executive Vice-President & CFO, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. / Robert T. Convey, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. / Adam Longney, Partner, ReedSmith

16:00 | Intangible Assets

Discussing the value in alternative assets in aviation such as slots, routes collateralization, spare parts and engines. Including the fundamentals of value and methodology.

Moderator: Anne Correa, Director of Airline & Airport Services, Morten Beyer & Agnew – mba Aviation

Panel: Richard Hakes, Partner, ReedSmith

16:45 | 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 / Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s

17:30 | Helicopter Panel

18:30 | End of conference – chairman’s closing remarks and acknowledgements

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

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Wednesday 19th January 2022

6th Annual Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin
The Shelbourne Hotel, 1st Floor

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Chairman: James Kelly, Partner, KPMG


09:35 | Macro economic outlook and the outlook for the aviation sector

10:15 | ESG – Key Considerations for Aircraft Leasing Groups

Shane O’Reilly, Director, KPMG Sustainable Futures

10:15 | Transitioning Assets in Good Times…and Bad

Marc Wilson – Head of Technical, mba Aviation

11:00 | Break

11:15 | TBC

Ashleigh Standen, ReedSmith

11:55 | Airline Fundamentals and Credit Issues

12:20 | TBC

Caroline Joyce, Senior Associate, HSF

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Tax Panel – KPMG

14:45 | Aircraft Leasing Deal Management and Lease Management Software

Dara Weston and Steve Hart, Sysco Leasing Software

15:30 | Break

15:45 | Re-delivery / CAMO

16:30 | Transfer Pricing

17:00 | Recent customs developments impacting aviation and the potential impact of Brexit

17:15 | Maintenance cash flow generation in ABS portfolios – A case study

18:00 | Closing remarks

James Kelly, Partner, KPMG

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