Agenda

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Ed Hansom
Chief Investment Officer, Sirius Aviation Capital
Gerry Power
Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Origination, Seraph Aviation group
Kieran O'Keefe
Chief Investment Officer, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co
Hal Calamvokis
Director - Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
Moderator
Chris Keene
Head of Global Relationships, Ishka
  • How have start-ups been able to position themselves as the pandemic subsides?
  • What lessor deals are available for airline start-ups today? How flexible are lessors for new entrants?
  • Have airline restructurings been successful? Is there a risk of a second restructuring on the horizon?  
Conor McCarthy
CEO, Emerald Airlines
Tim O'Connell
Partner & Head of Aviation Advisory, Grant Thornton Ireland
Derek Paterson
VP - Sales, EMEA, Aero Capital Solutions
Moderator
Patrick Edmond
Managing Director, Altair Advisory
  • How can the industry transition from portfolios of current gen engines?  
  • How are engine values being impacted?  
  • Will airlines say no to classic engines when opting for the NEO or MAX? 
  • What solutions to the green time engine issue have proven successful?  
  • Do engine lessors anticipate an MRO bottleneck?
Dave Beary
Chief Risk and Investment Officer, SES
Ed Colleran
Chief Risk Officer, ELFC
Paolo Lironi
CEO, SGI Aviation
Moderator
Denise Mangan-Fahy
Senior Vice President, AerCap Engines
      • What are the current import/export issues related to  aircraft, engines and parts that MROs and lessors need to be aware of now?
      • Identifying relevant export controls and sanctions in the current environment 
      • How can you determine if parts are subject to controls?
      • What is best practice in terms of carrying out due diligence?
      • Understanding the risks and penalties
    Carol Lynch
    Partner, BDO
    • Will demand for freighter conversion continue post-Covid? Will new conversion facilities affect the market dynamic?  
    • What are the advantages of full conversion vs partial conversion?  
    • Understanding freighter price volatility compared to passenger aircraft 
    • When will long haul load factors make sense for passenger belly freight return? What impact will this have on widebody freighter conversion? 
    • How long will older freighters stay in service? What are the retirement forecasts? 
    • Are retirement ages getting increasingly younger? 
    Yves Germeaux
    Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance
    Romain Chambard
    VP Marketing, Rolls-Royce
    Eamonn Cronin
    Chief Commercial Officer, Acumen
    Moderator
    Eamonn Forbes
    Chief Commercial Officer, Titan Aviation Leasing
    • Is the insurance market now dictating what new deals are being done? To what extent are policy renewals affecting aviation finance?
    • How have passenger preferences changed? What transformations are needed for airlines to thrive? 
    • Are we entering an era of lessor dominance?
    • Discussing new growth markets and opportunities
    • Are there any warning signs for what could trigger the next downturn? What strategies can lessors and airlines adopt to remain resilient to this? 
    Patrick Byrne
    CEO, CityJet
    Gonçalo Pires
    CFO, TAP Air Portugal
    Chris Buckley
    Aviation Chief Marketing Officer, Castlelake
    Teresa Gonçalves
    CFO, Sata Azores Airlines
    Moderator
    Joe O'Mara
    Partner, KPMG
    • Base Values and Market Values – are these terms doing their job in today’s market with so many encumbered aircraft? Should investors and financiers be modifying their approach and data requirements?
    • How many appraiser opinions should investors realistically canvas?
    • Understanding the gulf in appraisals on current gen widebodies.
    • What is the actual economic life of aircraft now? Have ESG concerns eroded this lifespan? How do appraisers account for this?
    • Bubble or boom: How do appraisers view the growth in cargo aircraft conversions and orders?
    Olga Razzhivina
    Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Oriel
    Derek Wong
    Head of Aviation Debt Funds, Investec
    Máximo Gainza
    Head of Commercial Strategy, AerFin
    Moderator
    Eddy Pieniazek
    Head of Analytics & Advisory, Ishka

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    Paolo Lironi
    CEO, SGI Aviation
    Simon Clements
    Executive Vice President, Novus
    Martin Corcoran
    SVP Sales, Acumen
    Leah Davidson
    Associate Director – Aviation Advisory, Grant Thornton
    Eva Karagianni
    Analyst, Ishka
    • Who are the most active buyers in the secondary market? Are new investors entering the space?
    • Are rising interest rates impacting buyer appetite?
    • How is the NEO/CEO transition impacting the secondary market?
    • What connection is there to the volume of aircraft on the market and where do you see that going?

    Sarah Conway
    Senior Vice President, Deucalion Aviation Limited
    Mamoun Kuzbari
    Chief Commercial Officer, Novus Aviation Capital
    Paraic Quinn
    Head of Trading, Avolon
    Robert Downes
    Head of Trading, Aviation Capital Group
    Moderator
    Aisling McCarthy
    Managing Director, Avionix
    • How are aircraft and engines being financed? Who is providing the debt currently? 
    • Will aviation banks have less capital to deploy as result of Covid, ESG and Basel IV? How does the 'impact' initiative affect this?
    • Where do alternative lenders fit into this picture? 
    • Can a competitive dynamic between alternative lenders drive margins down?  
    • Will quantifiably green financing be cheaper? Will that meet return thresholds for banks? 
    • How has the cost of financing older assets been affected? 
    Leslie Kurshan
    Managing Director, Marsh
    Ulrike Ziegler
    President, impact
    Sneha Kedia
    Director, Deutsche Bank
    Christophe Bernardini
    SVP Marketing, PK AirFinance
    Moderator
    Yves Germeaux
    Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance

    Main Stage

    • How does aviation compare on a risk return basis to other sectors? What else is appealing to investors?
    • Will the ABS market rebound to record issuances levels of 2021? Will freighters feature more heavily in future ABS structures?  
    • When will equity be back? How do private equity players view the aviation asset class?
    • How risky are investors viewing enotes? What can the industry do to make itself more attractive to equity investors?
    Cian Dooley
    Executive Director, Airborne Capital
    Lourens Geldenhuys
    Chief Financial Officer, Stratos
    Paul Cassidy
    Vice-President, Capital Markets, SKY Leasing
    Moderator
    Dominic Pearson
    Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

    Airline Leasing Masterclass

    Understand the array of leasing options available and their advantages and challenges.

    • What deals are being done today? What are the trends? Are there new structures at work? The realities of step-up leases and ratchet rates.

     

    Please note: this is a seperately bookable event, running alongside our main agenda.

    Yves Germeaux
    Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance

    Main Stage

    • Global capacity long haul update for 2022 so far.
    • How is demand and load factors? Has this met expectations?
    • When is this forecast to recover to 2019 levels?
    Gee Lefevre
    Managing Director, Teneo

    Airline Leasing Masterclass

    • Hypothetical Case study
    • Four common negotiations between airlines and lessors when discussing new leases.

     

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    Michael Homer
    VP Marketing, ALAFCO
    Liam Gleeson
    Director, Aviation Advisory, Grant Thornton
    Moderator
    Kieran O'Keefe
    Chief Investment Officer, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co

    • What are the key growth markets for aviation going into the next cycle?
    • Where are investors deploying capital? How is jurisdictional risk now being approached?
    • How has aircraft leasing developed in India over the past 10 years? Who are the key players?
    • What are the key risks for lessors working in India? How can these be mitigated?

    Michael Dowling
    Chief Risk Officer, DAE
    Brian Rainey
    VP Risk, Elix Aviation
    Nitin Sarin
    Managing Partner, Sarin & Co.
    Hal Calamvokis
    Director - Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
    Moderator
    Will Pascall
    CCO, Aerlinks

    Seán Fleming
    Minister of State, Department of Finance

    Main Stage

    • How can an airline utilise a formal restructuring process to reduce their lease rates and how can lessors defend themselves?
    • What is the typical process and timeline of a restructuring process? How does Examinership/Ch11/UK RP differ?
    • What are the key lessons for aircraft lessors and financiers from restructurings to date?
    • What do we expect to see in the restructuring market in 2022 & 2023?
    David Gard
    Senior Managing Director, Teneo
    Damien Murran
    Senior Managing Director, Teneo

    Airline Leasing Masterclass

    • Examining aircraft values and residual values. What does this mean for LTVs and lease rates?
    • How can airlines and lessors use appraisals to negotiate win/win lease terms? What negative impacts can appraisal shopping have on your lease?
    • How do lessors use appraisals? What drives market dynamics and lease rates?
    • How volatile can appraisals be? Is there much volitility among appraisers?

    Please note: this is a seperately bookable event, running alongside our main agenda.

    Eddy Pieniazek
    Head of Analytics & Advisory, Ishka

    Main Stage

    • What is the current demand for midlife aircraft? How is this affecting lease rate factors? Is there a 'glut' of certain aircraft types?
    • Has Covid accelerated the negative impact on residual value of CEOs and NGs? Could SAFs prolong the life span of current midlife aircraft?
    • Is pricing more aggressive than six months ago as more aircraft return to the market? How easily are aircraft being remarketed? 
    • What is the threshold for aircraft owners to opt for repossession?
    Angus Clarke
    Chief Executive Officer, Blue Peak Aviation
    Paul O'Callaghan
    EVP - Portfolio Management, AirCastle
    Moderator
    Pieter Burger
    Partner - Tax, Deloitte Ireland

    Airline Leasing Masterclass

    • The million-dollar* return condition checklist
    • How to accurately anticipate the cost and time required
    • Agreeing on the right conditions for redelivery in the contract
    • Negotiating acceptable configurations for returning

    Please note: this is a seperately bookable event, running alongside our main agenda.

    Myles Mullaly
    VP, Technical, CDB Aviation
    Eamonn Cronin
    Chief Commercial Officer, Acumen

    Main Stage

    • Understanding the global 2022 cyber threat landscape
    • What is the potential business impact from cyber threats in aviation and aircraft leasing?
    • Stopping the threat: Identifying the fundamental capabilities of a cyber-resilient organization
    • Balancing between accepted risk and resilience investments
    Ophir Zilbiger
    Global Cybersecurity Leader, BDO

    Airline Leasing Masterclass

     

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    • How have start-ups been able to position themselves as the pandemic subsides?
    • What lessor deals are available for airline start-ups today? How flexible are lessors for new entrants?
    • Have airline restructurings been successful? Is there a risk of a second restructuring on the horizon?  
    Conor McCarthy
    CEO, Emerald Airlines
    Tim O'Connell
    Partner & Head of Aviation Advisory, Grant Thornton Ireland
    Derek Paterson
    VP - Sales, EMEA, Aero Capital Solutions
    Moderator
    Patrick Edmond
    Managing Director, Altair Advisory
    • Who are the most active buyers in the secondary market? Are new investors entering the space?
    • Are rising interest rates impacting buyer appetite?
    • How is the NEO/CEO transition impacting the secondary market?
    • What connection is there to the volume of aircraft on the market and where do you see that going?

    Sarah Conway
    Senior Vice President, Deucalion Aviation Limited
    Mamoun Kuzbari
    Chief Commercial Officer, Novus Aviation Capital
    Paraic Quinn
    Head of Trading, Avolon
    Robert Downes
    Head of Trading, Aviation Capital Group
    Moderator
    Aisling McCarthy
    Managing Director, Avionix

    • What are the key growth markets for aviation going into the next cycle?
    • Where are investors deploying capital? How is jurisdictional risk now being approached?
    • How has aircraft leasing developed in India over the past 10 years? Who are the key players?
    • What are the key risks for lessors working in India? How can these be mitigated?

    Michael Dowling
    Chief Risk Officer, DAE
    Brian Rainey
    VP Risk, Elix Aviation
    Nitin Sarin
    Managing Partner, Sarin & Co.
    Hal Calamvokis
    Director - Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
    Moderator
    Will Pascall
    CCO, Aerlinks