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MONDAY 18TH January 2021

08:50 - 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?
Stuart Hatcher, Chief Revenue Officer, IBA Group & Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group
Live Q&A at 09:41


Alexandre de Juniac, Director General of The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in conversation with Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director, Airline Economics


József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air
Live Q&A at 10:52  

11:00 – GECAS CEO Q&A

Greg Conlon, President & CEO, GECAS in conversation with Victoria Tozer-Pennington, Editor, Airline Economics

11:42 – AerCap CEO Q&A

Aengus Kelly, CEO & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings in conversation with Joe O’Mara, Partner & head of Aviation, KPMG

12:25 - New and Midlife (Overall) aircraft market dynamics

Moderator: Gary Fitzgerald, CEO, Stratos
Panel: Ted O’Byrne, Managing Director and Co-Head of Aviation, Carlyle Aviation Partners / Tony Whitty, EVP, Remarketing and ACMI, Air Partner / Steven Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President, Aviation Capital Group / Karl Brünjes, Chief Operating Officer, Ardavon  / Simon Finn, Director – Aviation Research, MUFG / Marc S. Iarchy, Partner, World Star Aviation
Live Q&A at 13:30

13:40 – KEYNOTE:

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation in conversation with Victoria Tozer-Pennington, Editor, Airline Economics
Live Q&A at 14:35

14:45 – Lessor CEO Panel

Moderator: Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Panel: Firoz Tarapore, CEO, DAE / John Plueger, CEO, Air Lease Corporation / Mike Inglese, CEO, Aircastle Advisor / Tim Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation / Thomas Baker, CEO, Aviation Capital Group
Live Q&A at 15:50

16:00 – 2021 Outlook for Operating Leasing

Covering macroeconomic drivers, demand and supply issues and also lease rate data
Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium
Live Q&A at 16:37


Moderator: John Feren, Partner, Split Rock Aviation
John Tuite, CFO, Ryanair Financial Services / Robert Neal, Treasurer, VP - Fleet & Corporate Finance, Allegiant Travel Company / Scott Haralson, Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Airlines, Inc. / Alex Malfitani, Chief Financial Officer, Azul
Live Q&A at 17:30

17:40 – Benefits of GATS to Secured Lenders

Moderator: Jeffrey Wool, secretary general, AWG                                                                          Panel: David Berkery, A&L Goodbody / Drew Fine and Zachary Cronin, Milbank / Dominic Pearson, Watson Farley Williams
Live Q&A at 18:23

TUESDAY 19th January 2021

09:00 – Global Economic Outlook

Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Ascend by CIRIUM
Live Q&A at 09:27 GMT

9:35 – Leasing & Asset Manager Panel

Moderator: David McGovern, Partner - Asset and Aviation Finance Group, Walkers
Panel: Patrick den Elzen, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital / Steven T. Gaal, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, SkyWorks Holdings, LLC / Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum / Christian Mailly, Managing Director, Dr Peters Group / David Power, Executive Chairman, Aergo Structured Products / Finnian O’Neil, Chief Investment Officer, ABL Aviation  
Live Q&A at 10:27 GMT

10:35 – Banking & Finance Panel

Will the ECAs save the market again as they did following the credit crisis? How has the environmental/emissions question impacted aviation banking & finance. Is an ESG waiting now the norm for deal approval – will they become 100% essential across the board in the near future? Also: What are the challenges, opportunities and main risks for aviation banks in competition with private placement, institutional investors, ABS and EETCs
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 / Arnaud Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited  / David Fiore, Vice President - Transportation Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States  / Vicente Alava Pons, Head of Origination for EMEA, MUFG / Bertrand Dehouck, Managing Director – Head of Aviation - Global Banking EMEA, BNP Paribas    
Live Q&A at 11:50 GMT

12:00 – Sustainability – EU Taxonomy for Aviation

Moderator: Jan Melgaard, Executive Chairman, FPG Amentum
Panel: Maria De Las Flores Diaz Pulido, Aviation Policy Head of Unite, MOVE E1. / Ewa Oney, Aviation Policy Policy Officer, MOVE E1. / Viktoria Tsitsoni, Aviation Policy Policy Officer - Seconded National Expert. / Özlem Ayata, Director, Origination – EMEA, MUFG / Shane O’Reilly, Director, KPMG Sustainable Futures
Live Q&A at 12:46

13:00 – Capital Markets Panel

Moderator: Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, K&L Gates
Panel: Dana A. Barta, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, Global Capital Markets / Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating / Olivier Trauchessec, Head of Transportation – Leasing & Asset Finance, MUFG / Leo J. Burrell, Managing Director Securitization, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) / Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. / Ricardo Toro, Managing Director, BNP Paribas / Richard Murphy, Managing Director, BNP Paribas
Live Q&A at 14:25

14:35 – KEYNOTE:

William A. Franke, co-founder and Managing Partner of Indigo Partners LLC in conversation with Victoria Tozer-Pennington, Editor, Airline Economics

14:50 – 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, 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.
Betsy R. Snyder, CFA, S&P Global
Panel: Christine Rovelli, SVP Finance & Fleet Management - Group Treasurer, Finnair / Meghan Montana, VP & Treasurer, American Airlines / Pam Hendry, Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines / Ursula Hurley, Treasurer, JetBlue Airways / Bruno Lecerf, Directeur Financements et Trésorerie, Direction Générale Economie et Finance, Air France
Live Q&A at 15:52

16:00 – Airline Credit Risk & Rating panel

Airline credit risk and the impact on them and those dealing with them.
Moderator by:
Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating
Panel: Philip Baggaley, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings / Joseph Rohlena, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings / Azza Chammem, Senior Analyst, Scope Group / Jonathan Root, CFA, Senior Vice President, Airlines, Aerospace & Defense, Package Delivery, Moody’s Investors Service Live Q&A at 16:50

17:00 – Commercial Aircraft Leasing 2021

Moderator: Paul Jebley, Partner, Pillsbury Law
Panel: Pat Hannigan, CEO, CDB Aviation / Karl Griffin, CEO, GENESIS / Robert Korn, CEO, Carlyle Aviation Partners / Mark Lapidus, CEO, Amedeo / Stephen Hannahs - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Wings Capital Partners / Steve Rimmer, CEO, ALTAVAIR L.P. / Mr. Jim Liu, Managing Director, CCB Leasing International    
Live Q&A at 18:30

WEDNESDAY 20th January 2021

08:55 – Lessor Finance & Investment Panel

Moderator: Bertrand Dehouck, Managing Director – Head of Aviation - Global Banking EMEA, BNP Paribas
Panel: Greg Willis, Executive Vice President & CFO, Air Lease Corporation / Jennifer Creevey, CFO, DAE Capital / Adam Smyth, Chief Financial Officer, GENESIS / Denis Casey, CFO, Seraph Aviation Group / Seah Beng Kiat, Managing Director – Structured Finance and Portfolio Trading, CALC
Live Q&A at 10:02

10:12 – Intangible Assets & Alternative Financing

Discussing the value in alternative assets in aviation such as loyalty schemes, slots, routes collateralization, spare parts and engines. Including the fundamentals of value and methodology.
Anne Correa, Vice President, Morten Beyer & Agnew - MBA
Panel: Marjan Riggi, Senior MD & Head of Aviation Transportation and Commercial Finance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency / Pooja Gardemal, Managing Director, BK Associates, Inc. / Jim Bell, Partner and Global Co-head of Aviation, Watson Farley & Williams / Matt Simonetti, Managing Director, Citi

11:00 – Engine leasing, pooling, maintenance & Investment Panel

Moderator: Phil Seymour, President and Head of Advisory, IBA
Tom Barrett, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance Corporation / Abdol Moabery, CEO, GA Telesis / Bobby Janagan, General Manager, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited / Dan Coulcher, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer EMEA, Willis Lease Finance Corporation / Patrick Biebel, Managing Director, MTU Lease Services  
Live Q&A at 12:10

12:20 – Freighter & Cargo Panel

Financing, leasing, operating, and investing in freighter and cargo airlines and aircraft
Moderator: Yves Germeaux, Managing Director, ATOZ Aviation Finance
Ed McGarvey, Senior Vice President & Treasurer, Atlas Air Worldwide / Robert T. Convey, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. / Alistair Dibisceglia, Chief Leasing and Trading Officer, Vallair / David Dotzenroth, CEO, SQ Conversions / Zohar Zik, Partner, HFW / Mike Skinner, CEO, AMS Aircraft Services
Live Q&A at 13:25

13:35 – Aviation investment panel

Moderator: Christopher Jackson, Partner, Reed Smith
David Andrews, Hudson Structured Capital Management / Kliton Duri, Managing Director, Corporate Credit Research, PPM America / Ryan McKenna, Griffin Global Asset Management / Vinodh Srinivasan, Managing Director, Mizuho Securities USA LLC / Tom Light, Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich & Co. / Phil Griffiths, Floreat Aviation Capital  
Live Q&A at 14:22

14:32 – Aircraft Appraisal & Valuations

Moderator: Gareth Delany, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Clover Aviation Capital
Panel: Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications / Mike Yeomans, Director – Valuations, IBA Group / Lindsey Webster, VP of Valuations, MBA / Olga Razzhivina, Oriel / Paul Leighton, The Aircraft Value Analysis Company Ltd. (AVAC) / Stuart Rubin, VP & Managing Director, ICF / George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend by CIRIUM
Live Q&A at 15:38

15:50 – Manufacturer Panel

New aircraft orders and deliveries, performance, escalation, and production rates  
Moderator: Howard Millar, CEO Sirius Aviation Capital Holdings, Director - Ryanair, Viva Latinamerica & ASL Airlines
Darren Hulst, Senior Managing Director, Boeing Commercial Marketing / Rom Chambard, VP Marketing – Products and Services, Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce / Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP Marketing, Embraer Commercial Aviation / Paul Meijers, EVP Leasing, Customer Finance & Asset Management, Airbus / Zuzana HRNKOVA, Vice President Marketing, ATR
Live Q&A at 16:56

17:15 – KPMG Global Leasing Market Outlook

The annual data and survey from KPMG Ireland
Joe O’Mara, Partner & head of Aviation, KPMG

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THURSDAY 21st January 2021

09:50 – 09:55 OPENING REMARKS

09:55 – 10:46 Structuring investments in Aviation Finance  

Considering the key tax drivers of aviation investment structures for platforms and investors
Eamonn Smith, Director, KPMG & Conor McElhinney, Associate Director, KPMG
Live Q&A at 10:46

10:55 – 12:03  A Great Time to Build an Aircraft Investment Platform

TasosMichael, CEO, Inception Aviation Holdings Limited
Live Q&A at 12:03

12:13 – 12:57  Different risk profiles and risk management  between airlines and lessors financing from the lenders’ perspective

Mi Zhou, VP – Aviation, MUFG
Live Q&A at 12:57

14:00 – 14:32  Key VAT and Customs considerations in aviation

Glenn Reynold, Partner, KPMG & Richard Crowley, Principal, KPMG
Live Q&A at 14:32

14:40 – 15:09  Airline restructurings: a comparative review

Dominic Pearson, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Live Q&A at 15:09

15:20 – 16:20 Values Masterclass

Phil Seymour, President and Head of Advisory, IBA
Live Q&A at 16:20

16:30 – 17:02 Capital Raise & Credit & Risk Management

Vahan Callan, Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co.
Live Q&A at 17:02