1-3 November 2022 | Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, China


Day One: Tuesday 2nd November 2021


08:00 | Registration Open / Morning refreshments

Rolling all day breaks in conference foyer sponsored by:

Sponsor Rolls-Royce Partners Finance

08:55 | Opening of conference / Chairman opening remarks

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

09:00 | The New World Order – Leasing market overview

Where is the aviation sector post outbreak and where are we headed?

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium

09:45 | Industry Keynote

Robert Martin, CEO, BOC Aviation

10:20 | JOL / JOLCO Panel

Will the market return to previous levels in 2022?

Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos

Kenji Maeda, Managing Director, Head of Transportation Structured Leasing, Japan · ‎BNP Paribas  / John Wikoff, FPG / Michael Weiss, CCO, ABL Aviation / Bob Morin, Managing Director – Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc

11:05 | Capital Markets Outlook

James Kinsley, Partner, Maples Group

Cristina Chang, Capital Markets Origination, Citi / Rafael Kuhn, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities / Vinodh Srinivasan. Managing Director, Co-Head Strategic Credit Group Mizuho Securities USA / Leo Burrell, Managing Director, Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.

11:50 | Lessor CEO Panel

Joe O’Mara, Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing, KPMG

James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX

12:35 | A fireside chat with

Patrick Hannigan, President, CDB Aviation

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Supported Finance – ECAs and alternatives

Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / Eric Agote, Head of Unit – Airbus Unconditional Guarantee, Bpifrance / Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group

14:50 | Trading and Investing in mid-life Aircraft & Engines

Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Carlyle Aviation Partners

Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Paul O’Dwyer, Chief Commercial Officer, ORIX Aviation Group

15:35 | Regional Aircraft Specialist Leasing & finance Panel

The growing footprint of regional aircraft leasing specialisation

James Bradley, Partner, K&L Gates

Victor Vieira, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Embraer Commercial Aircraft

16:20 | Aviation Finance & investment – APAC Region

Brian Lau, Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich / Lewis Sutherland, Aviation Finance, Investec

17:40 | Tax panel: Hong Kong Tax Regime

18:20 | Chairman closing remarks – close of day one

Jaime Nieto, Vice President – Lessors & OEM at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

19:15 | 7th Airline Economics – Aviation 100 Asia Pacific Awards

At the Grand Hyatt Ballroom



Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Grand Hyatt Pool House, 11th floor


Supported by:


08:55 | Airline Economics Leasing School – Chairman opening remarks

09:00 | Where do we stand in the cycle & general introduction

09:40 | Analyzing the credit risks of aircraft leasing companies

Emphasis on liquidity risk assessment, capital adequacy, and fleet risk management

Sean Hung, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Moody‘s

10:20 | Coffee break

10:35 | Aircraft Redelivery Pitfalls and Case Studies on Where Things Have Gone Badly Wrong

Common redelivery disputes, how to avoid them on documentations stages and what to do when such disputes arises, together with real life case studies

11:15 | The Need for Arbitration in Aviation Finance

Paul P. Jebley, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP

11:50 | ABS and maintenance cash flow modelin

Jian Zhu, Engagement Manager,
Alton Aviation Consultancy

11:55 | ‘When to pull the trigger: An overview on negotiating events of default in aircraft lease agreements

12:20 | Trends in Aviation Finance

13:00 | Lunch

Mezzanine Level

14:00 | M&A and leasing market overview

Prof. David Yu,
于达,教授, Ph.D., CFA, FRAeS, Senior ISTAT Certified Aviation Appraiser

14:40 | Current Developments in Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payment Financing Transactions

Cameron A. Gee, Shareholder, Vedder Price

15:20 | Operating leases: a lessee’s perspective

A look at key documentary issues from the lessee’s perspective arising in the documentation of operating leases

16:05 | Enforcement/repossession considerations

Tejaswi Nimmagadda, Partner, Tiang & Partners / Nai Kwok, Counsel, Tiang & Partners


Wednesday 3rd November 2021


08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments

Rolling all day breaks in conference foyer

08:50 | Opening of conference day 2 / Chairman opening remarks for day 2

Ben Hughes, Vice President – Business Development, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

09:00 | The Case for Arbitration in Aviation Finance – MEA

Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP

09:40 | Engine Leasing & Investment Panel

Ethan Tan, Counsel, ReedSmith

Patrick Biebel, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. / Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Roger Welaratne, CEO, SMBC Aero Engine Lease. / Tom Barrett, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance

10:20 | Lessor panel: Success in the Aircraft & Lessor ABS/Capital markets arena

James Kinsley, Partner, Maples Group

Marc S. Iarchy, Director, World Star Aviation / Stephen Hannahs, CEO, Wings Capital Partners / Robert Korn, President, Carlyle Aviation Partners / David Butler, CEO, Seraph / Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos

11:00 | Lessor financing panel

Leading lessors are quizzed on their financing strategies and the effects on the same if they continue to use unsecured capital markets.

Tejaswi Nimmagadda, Partner, Tiang & Partners

Christian McCormick, CEO, Athyenia / Antony Snelleman, Chief Risk Officer & Head of Asia & Middle East, Aergo Capital

11:40 | Banking Panel

Simon Spells, Partner, ReedSmith

Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited Bank of China Limited London Branch / Richard Finlayson, Managing Director, Asset Finance Asia, Deutsche Bank / Joseph Shanahan, Global Co-Head of Aviation, Citigroup / Jean Chedeville, Global Head of Aviation Finance, Natixis // Pierre Briens, Head of Aviation Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

12:20 | Airline finance panel

Managing currency, capacity and delivery financing risk in a fluctuating market.

Ian F Reid, Senior Financial Adviser, Philippine Airlines / Nick Hardge, Manager, Leasing and Aircraft Trading, Virgin Australia

13:05 | Lunch

14:00 | Emerging market (aviation) debt/ lease

Shyamal Jeewoolall, Partner, HFW

Sohinder Singh, Head Customer Finance EMEA & Asia, GE Aviation / Antony Snelleman, Co-Chief Commercial Officer & Global Head of Risk, Aergo Capital Asia Limited / Pierre Briens, Head of Aviation Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

14:40 | Global update on Cape Town (through c-19), GATS, Back to Service, and ESG

Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group

15:20 | Aircraft Lessor CEO panel

Aircraft asset management/aircraft trading & acquisition/airline marketing

Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Eamonn Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer,
FPG, Amentum Limited / Joe Ye TIAN, President and Chief Execute Officer, Clover Aviation Capital Company Limited / Ali Ben Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Karl Griffin, CEO, GENESIS

16:00 | Asset management panel

Takamasa Marito, Joint General Manager, Tokyo Century Corporation / John Leech, Group Head of Trading, Used Aircraft, ARI / Gareth Delany, Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer, Clover Aircraft Leasing / David Power, Executive Chairman – Aergo Structured Products

16:45 | Financing & Investing in helicopters

We draw together a group of seasoned commercial helicopter industry investors, who have experienced first-hand the rapid growth and recent cyclical turn of the business. All are active in the market looking for helicopter deals, each with a totally different approach, but all looking to invest in the right asset at the right time.

Michael York, Head of Emerging Markets, Milestone Aviation / Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman, Lease Corporation International (LCI)

17:30 | Chairman closing remarks

Ben Hughes, Vice President – Business Development, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

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