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Agenda Overview

Day one: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

8:00AM Registration
9:00AM Chairman’s opening remarks
Joe OMara, Partner, KPMG
9:10AM View from the top
  • How confident are you about the performance of the aviation industry over the next 12 months?
  • What are the underlying risks and how to cope with them? 
  • How can lessors’ business models adapt to the changing market situation?
  • How to finance new orders in the coming 3-4 years?
Moderator: Killian Croke, Partner, KPMG
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd
David Swan, Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
John Higgins, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Avolon
Philip Bolger, Special Advisor To The Chairman, Nordic Aviation Capital
9:50AM Fireside chat with Peter Chang
Moderator: Olivier Bonnassies, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Peter Chang, President And Ceo, CDB Aviation
10:10AM In conversation with Ruth Kelly
Moderator: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Ruth Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk Management (Ireland) Limited
10:30AM Networking break
10:50AM Presentation from InvestHK
Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General, Invest HK
11:05AM Transfer Pricing: “The Road Ahead” – OECD developments and the importance of governance structures for lessors
Neil Casey, Director, KPMG
11:30AM Presentation: Liability management strategy of Chinese lessors
Sun Lei, Vice President, Bocomm Leasing
11:50AM Growth prospects for Chinese lessors
  • Preferred asset types for Chinese lessors
  • Improving asset management and remarketing capability
  • Comparison of various financing options
Fang Shuhua, Managing Director, Aviation Finance Department, CMB Financial Leasing Co
12:05PM Presentation: An update on the development of DFTP “aviation cluster”
  • What are the achievements so far and what to expect next?
  • Case studies of innovative deal structures
  • What are the latest preferential policies?
  • How is aviation leasing in DFTP adapting to the “One Belt One Road” initiative?
Yang Liu, Deputy Chairman Of Administration Commission, DFTP
12:25PM In conversation with Airbus & Boeing
  • How big is the market for the Boeing New Mid-market Airplane?
  • Is Airbus seeing enough demand of A330neo?
  • What is the effect of rising oil price on the demand of new generation aircraft?
  • What are the possible effects of OEM integration?
Moderator: Olivier Bonnassies, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Kemp Harker, Managing Director, Marketing, Boeing
Mark Pearman-Wright, Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing, Airbus
12:55PM Lunch
2:05PM In conversation with Robert Martin
Michael Allen, Asia Finance - Editor, Airfinance Journal
Robert Martin, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation Limited
2:25PM Panel: How will investors respond to the squeezed yields?
  • What drives the latest round of lessor consolidation? Why now?
  • Is aviation still an attractive investment for institutional investors and PEs?
  • With lease rate factors falling, how will investors respond to the squeezed yields?
Moderator: Marie O'Brien, Partner, Aviation and Transport Finance, A&L Goodbody
Joe McConnell, Partner, Castlelake
Mark Lapidus, Chief Executive Officer, Amedeo
Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation Hong Kong
3:05PM Panel: Are mid-life and old aircraft desirable as an asset class?
  • Which aircraft are benefiting the most from the engine delays? How long will the good time last?
  • Are mid-life and old aircraft desirable as an asset class?
  • Which mid-life models are in demand in the trading market?
  • How will the aircraft retirements be managed?
Moderator: Andy Mansell, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group
Stuart Hatcher, Chief Operating Officer, IBA Group Limited
Russ Hubbard, Director - Aircraft Remarketing, Air Partner
Bob James, Chief Executive Officer, AerFin
John Vitale, President & Ceo, Avitas
Dermot Manifold, Evp Commercial Operations, GECAS
3:45PM Networking break
4:15PM The Trent 1000 Challenge
Moderator: Andy Mansell, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group
Simon Goodson, Senior Vice President, Lessors Customer Team, Rolls-Royce Capital
4:30PM Engine panel
  • How should lessors and airlines respond to the technical issues of new generation engines?
  • How are engine OEMs tackling to the technical issues?
  • Which older engine types are more residual value resilient to new technologies?
  • Engine solutions for NMA
Moderator: Andy Mansell, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group
Paul Finklestein, Vice President Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
Craig W. Welsh, SVP & COO Americas and Asia, Willis Lease Finance Corporation
David Li, Marketing Director, CFM International
Joseph W. O’Brien, Executive Vice President - Sales, Engine Lease Finance Corporation
5:10PM Crystal ball: Blockchain revolution
  • The current state of blockchain application in the aviation sector
  • What are the potential benefits of adopting blockchain technology in aircraft maintenance and leasing?
  • How can the use of cryptocurrencies help mitigate FX risks?
  • What are the possible challenges of adopting fintech in aircraft leasing?
Moderator: Michael Allen, Asia Finance - Editor, Airfinance Journal
Kieran O’Brien, Director, KPMG
Peter Huijbers, Director, PH Aviation Asia
Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (HK) LLP
Dewey Yee, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Aergo Capital Limited
5:50PM Close of day one followed by cocktail reception

APAC 2018 - Day two: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Airline Briefing Day

8:50AM Registration
9:30AM Chairman’s opening remarks
Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
9:40AM Airline Presentation: Finnair
Christine Rovelli, Vice President - Group Treasurer, Finnair
10:00AM Airline Presentation: Germania
Johannes Klinsmann, Managing Director, Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH
10:20AM Airline Presentation: SriLankan Airlines
Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lankan Airlines
10:40AM Networking break
11:10AM Interview: The growth potential for insurance-backed financing in Asia
Moderator: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, Marsh USA, Inc.
11:30AM Panel discussion: New Innovative Sources of Aircraft Financing
Moderator: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital
Ryan McKenna, Vice President, Air Lease Corporation
Vinodh Srinivasan, Managing Director And Co-Head Of The Structured Credit Group, Mizuho Securities USA
Bob Roy, Managing Director, Aircraft Financing Solutions Group, Aviation Capital Group LLC
12:15PM Lunch
1:40PM In conversation: How will Ireland and Hong Kong co-exist in the future?

This year we saw the launch of a new representative body, Aircraft Leasing Ireland. Does Ireland feel nervous about the growth of Hong Kong as a leasing hub? What does Hong Kong offer Ireland and vice versa?

Moderator: Dick Forsberg, Head of Strategy, Avolon
Clarence Leung, Treasurer, Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association
William Ho, Secretary, Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association
David Swan, Chair, Aircraft Leasing Ireland
Declan Kelly, Vice-Chair, Aircraft Leasing Ireland
Barry Mok, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, CALC
2:40PM Panel: International financiers react to the rising of domestic banks
  • With more airlines financing in local currencies, how will international financiers cope with the challenges?
  • Opportunities for domestic banks to cooperate with international financiers
  • With interest rates going up, are we expecting a shift from commercial loans to more debt capital market financing?
Moderator: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
KJ Yang, Head Of Project Finance Department I / Transportation Team 2 (Aviation Finance), Korea Development Bank
Benny Miao, Evp, Head Of Corporate Finance, Cathay United Bank
Marilyn Gan, Managing Director Regional Head Aviation Finance Asia Pacific, DVB Bank
Yu Kimura, Senior Vice President, Head of EMEA, Asia Pacific and Investment, Development Bank of Japan
Pierre Briens, Head of Aviation, Transportation Sector, Investment Banking Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Singapore
3:20PM China: How to sustain the growth of Chinese lessors?
  • What are the remarketing strategies for the incoming lease returns?
  • How can the Chinese lessors withstand the fierce competitions among lessors?
  • How to cope with the soaring USD/CNY rate and how to mitigate FX risks?
Moderator: Paul Ng, Head Of Transportation - Asia, Milbank
Lune Wang, Director And Deputy General Manager, Comsys (Tianjin) Leasing Company
Jerry Duan, Chief Operating Officer, Xiamen Aircraft Leasing
4:00PM Japan: How do Japanese investors see aircraft investment in the next 5 years?
  • What drives the increasing capital coming from Japanese regional banks and investors?
  • Are we seeing more Japanese pension funds investing getting into aviation?
  • Will the appetite of JOL/JOLCO investors continue to be strong in the coming year? How long will the upcycle last?
  • Who is next to tap into the Japanese financing sources?
Moderator: Michael Allen, Asia Finance - Editor, Airfinance Journal
Shin Watanabe, Executive Officer and General Manager, Global Aviation and Maritime Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Takamasa Marito, Joint General Manager And Global Head Of Marketing, Tokyo Century Corporation
Morio Nishida, Director Structured Finance, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited
4:40PM Chairman’s closing remark