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Event Overview

“Excellent opportunity to connect with key industry players”

David Andrews, Jet-Alpha Asset Management


It's back! In its new Miami location, the Annual North America Airfinance Conference & Awards Dinner provides the best networking and learning platform for the North American airfinance community.

Join senior decisions makers from across the US, as well as from South America, Canada and the Caribbean, to discuss the latest developments in the biggest aviation market in the world.


Key features:

  • Exciting new venue for delegates to maximize their time away from the office, do business and network all in one premises
  • Cocktail reception and ice breaker – stay tuned for further details!
  • Airline/Lessor CFO/CEO on stage interviews and debates
  • Innovative networking opportunities and new session formats
  • Mobile app Airfinancelive and our pocket-sized conference guide with delegate list - access details of conference delegates via your downloadable for pre-, during and post-networking opportunities


Confirmed Speakers for 2016 include:  

  • Gerry Laderman, Acting Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines 
  • Tom Weir, Vice President and Treasurer, American Airlines Group 
  • Ted Christie, Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Airlines 
  • Jude Bricker, Vice President and Treasurer, Allegiant Air 
  • Andy Nelson, Managing Director and Assistant Treasurer, Delta 
  • Ted North, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines 
  • Steve Udvar-Hazy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Air Lease Corporation 
  • Ron Wainshal, Chief Executive Officer, Aircastle 
  • David Andrews, Managing Director, Hudson Structured Capital Management 
  • Karl Brünjes, Principal. Managing Director, Deal Origination, RPK Capital
  • Bertrand Grabowski, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, DVB Bank SE


Airfinance Journal Deals of the Year Awards Dinner (Separately bookable):

Comments from previous attendees:

“Great line-up of speakers and topics” Walter Valarezo, AWAS
“Second only to Airfinance Dublin as the best event in the aviation industry” Donald Gray, Blakes
“Once again, a credible, informative and very well attended Airfinance conference in North America!“ Polis Polycarpou, DVB Bank SE
“The speakers on the panels provided keen insight into the workings of the aviation finance industry” Joe Mouridy, New York Life Investors
“Very good networking event” Kieran O’Brien, KPMG
“Always a place in my calendar for this event” Jim Lawler, Delaware Trust
“Always insightful views from industry experts” Bruce Burnett, Aviatas