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13-16 September 2021 | RDS, Intercontinental Hotel and Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Schedule

Tuesday 14th September 2021

08:00 | Registration and 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.


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?


10:15 | TBC


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:
Paul O’Dwyer, Chief Commercial Officer, ORIX Aviation / Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner / Steven C. Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President, OEM Relations & Market Development, Aviation Capital Group


12:10 | Leasing CEO panel 1

Moderator:
Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel:
James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation / Thomas Baker, CEO, Aviation Capital Group / Robert Korn, President, Carlyle Aviation Partners


13:00 | Lunch

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14:05 | Fireside chat: John Plueger, CEO, Air Lease Corporation


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 2021/22, 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:
Meghan Montana, Managing Director & Assistant Treasurer, American Airlines / Pam Hendry, Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines


15:55 | AWG global update: C-19, airline restructurings, legal stability, ESG, return-to-service, GATS, and export credit

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 / John Ludden, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, GECAS


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 / Roger Welaratne, CEO, SMBC Aero Engine Lease / Patrick Biebel, Managing Director, MTU Lease Services


17:30 | Airline finance – intangibles

Moderator:
Anne Agnew Correa, Vice President Forecasting & Modeling, MBA Aviation


18:15 | End of day one – chairman’s closing remarks


18:20 | 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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Wednesday 15th September 2021

08:00 | Registration and 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.


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.


10:00 | Leasing & asset manager panel

Moderator:
Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum

Panel:
Patrick den Elzen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital / Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Christian Mailly, Managing Director, Dr Peters Group / Paul Da Vall, Head of Investec Aviation Equity Fund, Investec / Ryan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management (Servicer) LLC


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 / Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, CitiGroup


11:30 | Lessor CEO panel

Panel:
Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor LLC / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Tim Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation


12:15 | Capital markets panel

Panel:
Matt Simonetti, Managing Director, Citi / Mark Streeter, Managing Director, Head of Aviation Credit Research, JP Morgan /Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / Rafael Kuhn, Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank


13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | ABS panel

Moderator:
John McInerney, Managing Director, PAFS Ireland Ltd

Panel:
Scott Debano, Managing Director, Citi Group / Carl Anderson, Managing Director, BofA Merrill Lynch / Keith Allman, Head of US Esoteric ABS, MUFG


14:50 | 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


15:35 | 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


16:15 | 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 2021/22. They will also set out their financing strategies to fund deliveries in the year ahead and what is affecting their decision-making process.

Panel:
Dave Davis, President & CFO, Sun Country Airlines / Robert Neal, Treasurer, VP – Fleet & Corporate Finance, Allegiant Travel Company


17:00 | 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

RDS Hall 2

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Thursday 16th September 2021

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments


08:55 | Opening of conference – Chairman opening remarks


09:15 | Airline Industry Outlook

Helane Beaker, Cowen & Co.


10:00 | Airline rating & credit panel

Airline credit risk and the impact on lessors

Moderator:
Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating

Panel:
Helene Spro, Director, Aviation Finance Ratings, Scope Ratings GmbH / Anne Correa, Director of Airline & Airport Services, Morten Beyer & Agnew – MBA / Joseph Rohlena, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings / Philip Baggaley, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings


10:45 | Investing in, trading and leasing mid-life and late life Aircraft

Moderator:
Robert Korn, President, Carlyle Aviation Partners

Panel:
Abdol Moabery, Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis, LLC


11:30 | Freighter & Cargo Airline Panel

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

Panel:
Robert T. Convey, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.


12:15 | Aviation investment panel

Moderator:
Richard Hakes, Partner, Reed Smith

Panel:
Thomas Light – Aviation Finance – Muzinich & Co.


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:
Steven Ridolfi, President, Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. / Guillaume HUERTAS, Head of Leasing, Asset Management & Freighter, ATR / Philippe Poutissou, Vice President Sales and Marketing, De Havilland Canada


14:50 | Aircraft appraisal & valuations

Moderator:
Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications

Panel:
George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend by CIRIUM / Lindsey Webster, VP of Valuations, MBA / Olga Razzhivina, Oriel


15:35 | Helicopter panel

Moderator:
Owen Geach, Commercial Director, IBA Group

Panel:
Michael Platt, Chief Executive Officer, Lease Corporation International / Russell Christopher, Thora Capital


16:30 | TBC


17:25 | Chairman’s closing remarks


Until very late | Drinks at the Engine Lease Finance bar – open networking to all

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Thursday 16th September 2021

7th Annual Airline Economics Aviation Finance & leasing School – Dublin – at the RDS

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09:15 | Economic outlook and the outlook for the aviation sector

Alex Cosaro, Director of Asset Valuations, MBA


10:00 | Customs issues impacting the aviation sector


10:30 | Reflections on risks in aircraft financing and leasing

Jasmine Ball, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


11:10 | Break


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


12:10 | ABS structures and related tax issues

Eamonn Smith, Director, KPMG


12:55 | Lunch


14:00 | A great time to build an aircraft investment platform


14:40 | Capital raise & credit & risk management

Vahan Callan, Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co.


15:15 | TBC


15:50 | Aircraft repossessions


16:30 | Closing remarks




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