15-16 March 2022 | Conrad Hotel, Seoul, South Korea


Day 1

08:00 | Morning registration & refreshments

08:55 | Chairman’s opening remarks

Phil Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBA

09:00 | The Key Elements behind aircraft valuations for widebody aircraft

Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group

09:40 | Boeing Aircraft Market Overview & Outlook

Nate Graddy, Senior Director, Northeast Asia, Boeing Capital Corporation

10:20 | Recent Developments in Aviation M&A

Prof. David Yu, NYU Finance Professor, AAVA Chairman

10:55 | A New Approach to Aircraft Investments in Korea – A JW Asset Management Perspective

Tasos Michael, Partner, JW Asset Management

11:30 | Coffee break

11:45 | Setting the stage: Korean aviation investment roundup – The lessons learned and future trends

Previous aviation transactions – the lessons learnt and interesting points from those transactions;
Remarketing efforts in Korea
Potential business proposal regarding aviation leasing businesses by Korean parties;
The panellists tell us what they see as the trends for 2020 and the direction of their businesses.

Moderator: JM Yun, Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams

Panel: Ms. Kim Jae Eun, Wooribank IB Dept. / Mr. Kenneth Kang, Shinhan Investment Corporation / Mr. Jang Yun Seok, Shin & Kim / Mr. Jung Woo Song, KTB Asset Management

12:30 | Investing in aviation – aircraft Lessors and Banks

Korean capital market/institutional investor participation in aviation.

Moderator: Winston Yin, Head – Aviation Finance EMEA, The Korea Development Bank

Panel: Antony Snelleman (Head of Risk and Co-Chief Commercial Officer, Aergo Capital / Dan Stone, Executive Vice President, DAE Capital / Hyung Jin (Ryan) Ahn, Director Asia Pacific, Natixis Singapore Branch / Patrick Den Elzen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital

13:15 | Lunch

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14:15 |State of the A330 market and the remarketing of widebody aircraft

Baldur H. Vander, Managing Director, EastMerchant Capital GmbH
Mike Skinner, CEO, AMS Aircraft Services Limited

15:15 | Korean Equity Panel & Mezzanine debt panel

  • The creation of Korean backed lessor platforms.
  • Korean market appetite
  • Can credit driven companies make a margin in this current challenging market

Moderator: James Choi, CMO, Managing Director, Cerritos Holdings Co., Ltd

Panel: Sujin Kim, Senior manager, Aviation team, PF Dept, Korea Development Bank / Hyungseok Kim, Manager, Aviation Team, IB Dept, Woori Bank / Matthew SH Kim, Senior Manager, IB Dept, KEB Hana Bank. / Youn Jun (YJ) Kim, Managing Director, AI Dept, Hana Financial Investment

16:00 | Aviation & The Environment

Phil Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBA

16:40 | A focus on JOLCOs & JOLs

James Kilner, Associate, Vedder Price – JOLCOs

17:20 | Chairman closing remarks

Phil Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBA

17:30 | Drinks reception

19:00 | 4th Annual Korean Commercial Aviation Finance Gala Dinner

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Day 2

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

09:00 | Chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 | Global aviation sector overview, how Korean investors should view the airline sector in the current and mid-term, and the market for widebody aircraft

Thomas Kaplan, our Senior Valuations Analyst, Ascend by CIRIUM

09:40 | ABS Panel – Mach 1

Moderator: Vinodh Srinivasan, Managing Director & Co-Head Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Securities USA LLC

Panel: Eric Blau, Treasurer Aviation Capital Group

10:20 | Korean investor market status/sentiment, opportunities, challenges

Moderator: Yuana Sung, Vice President, Novus Aviation Capital

Panel: Mr. Jae Hoon Jo, Director, Heungkuk Asset Management

11:00 | Break

11:15 | Financing, leasing and investing in leading widebody aircraft both New and Old. Including High yield mid-age aircraft lease and technical risks

Presentation: Richard Owen Walker, Head of Investor Marketing, AIRBUS

11:35 | High yield mid-age aircraft lease and technical risks Vs New Aircraft investment

Moderator: Richard Owen Walker, Head of Investor Marketing, AIRBUS

Panel: Pascal Picano, Chief Marketing Officer, Carlyle Aviation Management Limited / Patrick Den Elzen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital

12:20 | Aviation and the capital markets & General ABS Panel

Update on the general ABS market. What makes aviation structures/ABS deals so attractive, what are the returns to be expected and how can investors get involved.

Moderator: Ji Kim, Shareholder, Vedder Price Singapore

Panel: Vijay Jethwa, Managing Director Mizuho Securities

13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | Commercial Aviation Banking Panel

Moderator: Matthew Leigh, Partner, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Panel: Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group / Pierre Briens, Head of Aviation Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas / Nikolai Lvov, Director – Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory – Aviation – Asia Pacific, Citi

14:40 | Aircraft leasing & Asset manager panel

Moderator: Jonathan Mullender, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Panel: Ali Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Hani Kuzbari, CFA Managing Director, Novus Asset Management /Antony Snelleman, Co CCO & Head of Risk, Aergo Capital / Andy Beer Managing Director – Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank / ZHENG Haiyan, Executive Vice President, Head of Trading and Acquisition, Clover Aviation Capital Company Limited  

15:20 | GATS Trading Platform

Geoffrey Kass, Shareholder, Vedder Price / Helen Sohn, Partner, Lee & Ko

16:00 | Market Update

Phil Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBA / Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group

18:30 | Chairman closing remarks

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