22-23 April 2024 | Four Seasons Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


22nd April 2024 – Main Ballroom

09:35 | A Welcome by Edward O’Byrne, CEO, AviLease

09:45 | Chairman’s Opening Remarks
President of GACA, Abdulaziz Al-Duailej

10:10 | Keynote
Muhammad Ovais Yousuf, Head of Aviation Sector, PIF

10:45 | Lessor CEO Panel
Moderator: Antony J. Single, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Panel: Edward O’Byrne, CEO, Avilease / Hani Kuzbari, Co – CEO, Novus Aviation Capital / Ali Ben Lmadani
Chief Executive Officer, ABL Corporation / Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE

11:30 | Airline CEO Fireside Chat
Tony Douglas, Riyadh Air with Edward O’Byrne, CEO, AviLease

12:00 | Lunch & Prayers

13:00 | Boeing Market update and outlook
Vasgen Edwards, Managing Director, Capital Markets and Outreach, Boeing Customer Finance / Neil Coyle, Senior Manager, Regional Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

14:00 | Cargo/Freight infrastructure
Moderator: Awad AlSulami, EVP, Economic Policies & Logistics at GACA
Panel: Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation Limited / Teddy Zebitz, CEO, Saudia Cargo / Zied Gherine, SVP MENA Investments, PIF / Mohammad Alsinan, Operations Director, Bahri Logistics

14:40 | SAF Panel
Moderator: Daniel Riefer, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Panel: Jude Al Kutoubi, Chief of Staff, Novus Aviation Capital / Peter Bellew, COO, Riyadh Air / Julien Lehalle, Investment Director, Airbus / Louis Maes, CEO Office, AviLease

15:20 | Afternoon break & Prayers

15:40 | Airline Keynote
Jozsef Varadi, CEO, WizzAir with David Power, Member of the Board, AviLease

16:10 | EMBRAER Commercial Aircraft Update
Moderator: Michal Nowak, Marketing Director EMEA, Embraer Commercial Aircraft

16:50 | Expanding Connectivity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Moderator: Kieran O’Keefe, CIO, Avilease  
Panel: Majid Khan, CEO, Air Connectivity Program / Zied Gherine, Senior Vice President, PIF / Akram Alami, Partner, Bain & Company

17:30 | Closing remarks

19:25 | Delegate Dinner
Dress code: Business attire
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23rd April 2024 – Main Ballroom

09:00 | Welcoming remarks
David Power, Member of the Board, AviLease

09:05 | Airline Keynote
Bander Almohanna, CEO, Flynas

09:30 | Fireside chat – Airline Network Strategies into Saudi Arabia
Henri Courpron, Vice Chairman, Seabury Aviation Partners with Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer, Indigo

10:10 | Positioning Riyadh as an attractive aircraft finance hub
Including Cape Town Convention & Taxonomy
Moderator: James Bradley, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Panel: Sharon Pearman Wright, General Counsel, AviLease / Jim Bell, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams / Amna AlJallaf, Managing Partner, Aljallaf Legal / Dena H Elkhatib, General Counsel, Legal Affairs Department, Riyadh Air

10:50 | Airline CEO Keynote
Steven Greenway, CEO flyadeal with Edward O’Byrne, CEO, AviLease

11:20 | Operational Specificities in Saudi Arabia
Moderator: Fahad Cynndy, CEO, Saudia Technic
Panel: Christophe Poulain, Vice President Commercial Strategy, Safran Group / Jason Sutcliffe, Regional Marketing Director, Rolls-Royce / Gerard Kenneally, CTO, AviLease

12:00 | Lunch & Prayers

13:00 | Leasing & Asset Manager Panel
Moderator: Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Panel: Kieran O’Keefe, CIO, AviLease / Finnian O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer, ABL Aviation / Ramon Stortini, Managing Director for Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Avolon / Cyrille Picard, Senior Vice President, Novus Aviation / Paul O’Dwyer, CCO, Orix Aviation

13:45 | Finance & Banking Panel
Moderator: Marc Hamilton, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP, Dubai
Panel: Alain Rousseau , Head of Aviation Finance EMEA, Natixis / Adam Boukadida, CFO, Riyadh Air / Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Loan Capital Markets & Sustainable Finance, Global Corporate Finance, FAB / Bob Morin, Managing Director – Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA Inc / Faisal S Sabbagh, Group CFO, Saudia

14:30 | Airbus and friends
Moderator: Mark Pearman Wright, Head of Leasing and Investor Marketing, and Sarah Aoun, Head of Capital Markets
Panel: Hani Kuzbari, co-CEO Novus Aviation Capital / Ranga Karumbunathan, SVP Marketing, Head of ME & Asia, Avilease

15:20 | Afternoon break & Prayers

15:35 | Eve Air Mobility
Guilherme Mateus, EMEA Marketing Manager, Eve Air Mobility

15:55 | eVTOL & future of Air Mobility Panel
Moderator: Randall Walker, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Panel: Victor Maurice Philippe Lefevre, Head of Business Development, Middle East & Africa, Eve Air Mobility / Tyler Trerotola, General Manager, Joby Aviation / Arnaud Martinez, CEO, THC (The Helicopter Company) /  Svilen Rangelov, Co Founder & CEO, Dronamics

16:35 | Developing sustainable, high-speed Regional Air Mobility
Daniel Wiegand, Founder, Lilium with Henri Courpron, Vice Chairman, Seabury Aviation Partners

17:15 | Closing remarks
Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director, Aviation News / Aviation News (Ireland)

17:00 | Close

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