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18-20 January 2021 | The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Schedule




SUNDAY 17th JANUARY 2021

12:00 until late | Engine Lease Finance welcome bar

The Horseshoe Bar, Shelbourne Hotel from 12 noon

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7pm | Reception Event

The Shelbourne Hotel main ballroom

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MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2021 – Main Stage Ground Floor

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


08:50 | Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks


08:55 | Fuel Prices and the Environment for Fuel Hedging

A big part of the reason why aviation is so susceptible to macro-economic and political fluctuation is the reliance and basic need for fuel. Following on from the opening presentation, this panel looks at the outlook for fuel prices and asks if hedging is a good idea right now.

Mike Corley, Mercatus Energy Advisors / Justine Fisher, Goldman Sachs Commodities Research


09:30 | Aviation Sector Overview

The commercial aviation industry is affected and guided by macro-economic and political fluctuations but what factors have and will affect aviation in 2021?

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by CIRIUM


10:15 | Global Leasing Industry Survey

Kieran O’Brien, Partner, KPMG


10:50 | Keynote

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation


11:25 | New and Midlife (Overall) aircraft market dynamics

Moderator: Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos

Panel: O’Dwyer, Chief Commercial Officer, ORIX Aviation / Ted O’Byrne, Managing Director and Co-Head of Aviation, Carlyle Aviation Partners /Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner / Steven Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President, Aviation Capital Group / Karl Brünjes, Chief Operating Officer, Ardavon Ltd


12:10 | Leasing CEO Panel

Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel: James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation / Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE / John Plueger, CEO, Air Lease Corporation


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Sustainability of Aviation – how to get there?

Moderator: Jan Melgaard, FPG Amentum


14:45 | AerCap CEO Q&A

Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings With Joe O’Mara, Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing, KPMG


15:10 | Airline CFO/Treasurer panel

Leading airline finance heads from across the globe take to the stage to give their verdicts on the past 12 months and the outlook for 2021, as well as setting out what financing strategies they will be looking for to fund deliveries in the year ahead and what is affecting their decision making process.

Panel: Ursula Hurley, Treasurer, JetBlue Airways / Renato Salomone, Treasurer, TAP Air Portugal


15:55 | Cape Town Convention: Material Developments and Launch of Compliance Index

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


16:40 | Engine Investment, management and leasing

Panel: Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer EMEA, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Andrea Luebke, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.


17:30 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks


17:30 | 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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After award drinks until (very) late |
ELFC Bar, Shelbourne Hotel, Ground floor by conference hall entrance

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TUESDAY 19th JANUARY 2021 – Main stage, Ground Floor

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments


08:25 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman Opening Remarks


08:30 | Supported Finance Panel 1

ECAs, MFRs and the private sector – Is their support increasing across the globe? Where would some companies be without them, and what are the ECAs and private companies looking to support in 2021 and beyond.

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

Panel: Colleen Lalonde, Global Accounts Director – Transportation Group, Export Development Canada / Daniel C Da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation


09:15 | Supported Finance Panel 2

ECAs, MFRs and the private sector – Is their support increasing across the globe? Where would some companies be without them, and what are the ECAs and private companies looking to support in 2020 and beyond.

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

Panel: Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / Pat Cauthery, UK Export Finance


10:00 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel

Panel: Patrick den Elzen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital / Steven T. Gaal, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, SkyWorks Holdings, LLC / Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / Christian Mailly, Managing Director, Dr Peters Group


10:40 | Banking Panel

What are the challenges, opportunities and main risks for aviation banks in competition with private placement, institutional investors, ABS and EETCs.

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

Panel: Joerg Schirrmacher, Head of Transportation Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen/ Michael Fox, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs/ Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited


11:30 | Lessor CEO Panel 2

Moderator: Killian Croke, Partner, KPMG

Panel: Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Hani Kuzbari, CFA, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital


12:15 | Capital Markets Panel

Moderator: Rafael Kuhn, Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank

Panel: Matt Simonetti, Director, Citi / Mark Streeter, Managing Director, Head of Aviation Credit Research, JP Morgan / Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / Olivier Trauchessec, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, MUFG


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | ABS Panel

Moderator: Dominic Pearson, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Panel: Scott Debano, Citi Group / Carl Anderson, Managing Director, BofA Merrill Lynch / Keith Allman, Head of US Esoteric ABS, MUFG / Robert Sheldon, Managing Director, Global Head Aircraft ABS – Structured Credit, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.


15:00 | Greg Conlon, President & CEO, GECAS in conversation with Victoria Tozer-Pennington, Editor, Airline Economics


15:25 | Lessor Rating Panel

Leading lessors are quizzed on their financing strategies and secured Vs unsecured capital markets and the effects that a rating can have.

Moderator: Betsy R Snyder, CFA, Director, S&P Global Ratings

Panel: Mark Wasden, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service / Johann Juan, Director, Fitch Ratings, Inc / Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Ratings


16:05 | Low Cost Airline Panel

Leading ULCC and LCC airline finance heads from across the globe take to the stage to give their verdicts on the past 12 months and their outlook for 2021. They will also set out their financing strategies to fund deliveries in the year ahead and what is affecting their decision-making process.

Moderator: Karl Brünjes, Chief Operating Officer, Ardavon Ltd.

Panel: Scott Haralson, Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Airlines, Inc.


16:50 | Investing in, trading and leasing mid-life and late life Aircraft & Engines

Panel: Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Bradley Smith, Managing Director, Kahala Capital / Bill Cumberlidge, Managing Director, Centrus Aviation Capital Ltd.


17:40 | TBC


18:20 | Chairman’s closing remarks


18:45 Until
very late | Pre & Post Gala Dinner Drinks

The Engine Lease Finance Bar

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19:45 | The Gala Dinner

The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom

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WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2021

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


08:55 | 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: Greg Willis, Executive Vice President & CFO, Air Lease Corporation / Mark Streeter, Managing Director, J P Morgan / Roy Chandran, Executive Vice President – Finance & Strategy, Aircastle Ltd


09:45 | Airline Rating & Credit panel

Airline credit risk and the impact on lessors.

Moderator: Philip Baggaley, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings

Panel: Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating / Helene Spro Johansen, Associate Director Project Finance Ratings, Scope Ratings GmbH


10:25 | ESG Panel – Investing in aviation – Investor requirements and demands

  • Are investors exerting pressure to have those they invest in become as carbon neutral as possible – Will they demand this in future
  • What action can airlines/Operators and lessors take.

Olivier Brochet, Aerospace & Defence analyst – Europe, Credit Suisse


11:05 | Freighter & Cargo Airline 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.


11:45 | TBC


12:15 | Aviation investment panel

Panel: David Andrews, Hudson Structured Capital Management / Mark Rogers, Managing Director-Aviation Capital, Floreat Aviation Capital


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing, Trading & finance panel

The growing footprint of regional aircraft leasing specialisation.

Panel: Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Steven Ridolfi, President, Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. / Kathleen Steven, Director Structured Finance, De Havilland Canada


14:45 | Midlife Aircraft-Great Expectations!


14:55 | Manufacturer output debate

New aircraft deliveries and performance, escalation and production.

Moderator: Howard Millar, CEO Sirius Aviation Capital Holdings / Director – Ryanair , Viva Latinamerica & ASL Airlines

Panel: Darren Hulst, Senior Managing Director, Boeing Commercial Marketing/ Mark Dunnachie, Head of Commercial EMEA & Russia, ATR / Rom Chambard, VP Marketing – Products and Services, Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce / Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP Marketing, Embraer Commercial Aviation / Bob Lange FRAeS, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Analysis and Market Forecast, AIRBUS


15:45 | Aircraft Appraisal & Valuations

Panel: Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group / Paul Leighton, The Aircraft Value Analysis Company Ltd. (AVAC)


16:30 | Helicopter Panel


17:25 | Chairman’s closing remarks


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

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Wednesday 20th January 2021

7th Annual Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin |
Shelbourne Hotel – 1st floor

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09:15-10:00 | Economic outlook and the outlook for the aviation sector


10:00-10:30 | Customs issues impacting the aviation sector


10:30-11:10 | TBC

Jasmine Ball, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


11:10-11:25 | Break


11:25-12:10 | Discontinuation of LIBOR: is it the next Y2K?


12:10-12:55 | ABS structures and related tax issues


12:55-14:00 | Lunch


14:00-14:40 | A Great Time to Build an Aircraft Investment Platform

Tasos Michael, CEO, Inception Aviation Holdings Limited


14:40-15:15 | Capital Raise & Credit & Risk Management

Vahan Callan, Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co.


15:15-15:50 | TBC

Ashleigh Standen, Associate, ReedSmith


15:50-16:30 | Aircraft Repossessions

Dominic Pearson, Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams LLP


16:30 | Closing remarks




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