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17-18 October 2024 | Metropolitan Club, New York, USA


17th October 2024 | Day One – Main Stage


08:55 | Chair’s Opening remarks

09:00 | Leasing & Trading Update
Stuart Hatcher, Chief Economist, IBA

09:35 | Engine Leasing Panel
Moderator: Abdol Moabery, President & CEO, GA Telesis, LLC
Panel: Stuart Hatcher, Chief Economist, IBA Group / Johan Visser, Senior Advisor, Novus / Don Biocca SVP Sales and Marketing Americas SMBC Aero Engine Lease OR Roger Welaratne, Chief Commercial Officer, SMBC Aero Engine Lease

10:15 | Supply issues and the effect on the market
Bree Taylor, Partner, Alius Law

10:45 | Current trends in sources of aviation finance & Supported finance panel
Moderator: Sarah Humpleby, Partner, Walkers (Cayman) LLP
Panel: Bob Morin, Managing Director – Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium / Marsh USA Inc / Yevgeniya Levitin, Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Natixis / André Rüttimann, Manager – Aircraft Financing – Export Credit Department Brazilian Development Bank

11:25 | Fireside Chat
James Meyler, CEO, Orix Aviation

11:50 | Commercial Aviation finance Industry Review
Equity investment dynamics / Debt funding channels / Capital Markets
John Mowry, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy

12:20 | Alternative Lenders Panel
Moderator: Brian Daigle, Partner, Holland & Knight

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Airline rating panel
Panel: Boris Alishayev, Senior Director, Transportation and Commercial Finance KBRA /  Joseph Rohlena, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings / Jonathan Root, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service

14:40 | Capital Markets Panel
Moderator: Anthony Philp, Partner, Maples
Panel: Jeff Silverman, Head of Capital Markets – Opportunistic Private Credit, Aviation Finance Natalliance / Marjan Riggi, Managing Partner, Stage Wing Advisory

15:20 | Airline Finance Panel
Moderator: Marc Cho, Co-Head, Managing Director, HALO AirFinance
Panel: Clemens Metz, Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury, American Airlines / Dana Barta, Executive Director – Aviation Debt Capital Markets, JP Morgan

16:00 | Leasing Asset Management Panel
Moderator: Auriol Marasco, Partner, Blakes
Panel: Peter Blakeney, Arena Aviation Capital / David E. Beker, Senior Vice President, Marketing  – Head of Aircraft Sales & Trading Group, Air Lease Corporation / Pascal Picano, Avia Solutions Group, PLC

16:40 | Manufacturer Panel
Panel: Richard Owen Walker, Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing, Airbus / Matheus Piorino, Head of Customer Finance – North America, Embraer

17:30 | Chair’s closing remarks

18:00 | Pre-awards drinks

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08:55 | Welcome note

09:00 | Reflections on Values, Taxation Leverage and Crisis
Garry Burke, Managing Director, Hippocrene

09:35 | Dynamics of the Engine Leasing Market

10:05 | Essential Action for Lessors and Lenders on a Defaults

10:40 | Negotiating Effective Aircraft Lease Redelivery Conditions
Stewart Herman, Senior Transactional Attorney, Aero Law Center

11:20 | TBC

12:00 | Aircraft Lessor Outlook
Johann Juan, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings / Ben Schmidt, Director, Fitch Ratings

12:30 | Aircraft as an investable asset class
David Yu, PhD, CFA Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Chairman, AAVA Group & Board Advisor, Pan Pacific Airlines

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Capital Raise & Credit & Risk Management
Vahan Callan, Senior Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co.

14:30 | Aviation Finance Investment Structures – Key Tax and Legal Considerations

15:20 | Leveraging Loyalty Programs
Anne Corra, SVP Airline and Airport Services, mba Aviation

16:00 | Managing Risk with Maintenance Cash Flow
Ganesh Nair, Alton Aviation Consultancy

16:30 | JOL & JOLCO Market Update
Elliot Milton, Of Counsel, Walkers

17:00 | ESG credit considerations in aircraft leasing
Inna Bodeck, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Moody’s

End of school



18th October 2024 | Day Two – Main Stage


08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

08:55 | Opening of conference | Chairs opening remarks
Rolls Royce & partners finance

09:00 | The Americas Market overview
George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, CIRIUM ascend Consultancy

09:40 | Lessor Finance Panel
Moderator: Jason MacIntyre, Blakes
Panel: Greg Willis, CFO, Air Lease Corporation / John Beekman, Chief Financial Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management

10:25 | AWG activities – Update on key aviation finance and leasing issues
Moderator: Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, AWG

11:25 | Finance & Investment – Hot topics & Challenges looking into 2025
Including: Innovations in deal structuring. Interest rate concerns and the possible rush to borrow/refinance.
Panel: Mark S. Streeter CFA, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan / Finnian O’Neill, CIO, ABL Aviation / Rishi Majithia, Head of Investment, MONTE

12:05 | Lessor Panel
Where are leading lessors in the cycle and where are they heading
Moderator: Joe O’Mara, Partner – Tax, KPMG Ireland
Panel: Michael J. Inglese, Chief Executive Officer, Aircastle Advisor LLCRyan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Griffin Global Asset Management / Ali Ben Lmadani, CEO, ABL Aviation / Paul Geaney, President, Avolon / Alexander Rasnavad, Chief Commercial Officer, Carlyle Aviation Partners

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Airline Fuel Hedging
Energy Prices, Concepts overview, tactics & strategies
Robert J. Kokonis, President & Managing Director, AirTrav Inc

14:35 | Lessor Rating panel
Looking more closely at the methodology in a time of changing views
Panel: David Laterza, Senior Vice President, Head of US Non-Bank FIG Global Financial Institutions Group, DBRS Morningstar, Inc. / Mark Wasden, Vice President. Moodys Investor Service / Danise Chui, Managing Director, Transportation and Commercial Finance, KBRA

15:20 | Aircraft ABS and the future of aviation securitizations
Moderator: Robert Cassidy, Senior Manager, PAFS Ireland Limited
Panel: Joe Samples, Director – Aviation Services, Pivotal Corporate

16:00 | Aviation Private Placements
Panel: Danise Chui, Managing Director, KBRA / Marjan Riggi, Managing Partner, Stage Wing Inc./ George Stone, Managing Director, Barings

16:40 | Mid-life aircraft investment
Oliver Gerg, VP Global Leasing – Embraer

17:20 | Chair’s closing remarks & end of conference

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