Summit Programme: The Aviation Finance Conference

3rd October 2018
Financial Centres Conference | The Aviation Finance Conference | Master Class Workshop 1
Time Slot Event



Plenary Session (Shared with Financial Centres Conference. FCSDublin, 2018)



Coffee & Welcome in Concourse/Exhibition area of The Hibernia Conference Centre  


The Aviation Finance Analysts & Strategists Forum 2018

Topics on the agenda:

  • Setting the Agenda for 2019. What type of year is coming into prospect?
  • To 2025 and beyond - will there be fundamental shifts in the composition of the aviation capital market?
  • What will aircraft leasing's share be in 2025?
  • What really will be the impact of interest rates in the short to medium term?
  • The Supply/Demand balance of capital and aircraft - predictions for 2025 and before

Helane Becker, Managing Director, Industrials/Consumer - Airlines, Cowen.
Betsy Snyder, Director Corporate & Government Rating S&P Global Ratings
Chairperson: Joe Gill, Contributing Editor, Aviation Finance.  

Helane Becker
Managing Director, Industrials/Consumer - Airlines


Betsy R. Snyder
Director Corporate & Government Rating

S&P Global Ratings

Joe Gill
Contributing Editor

Aviation Finance


Major Lessor Business Models Focus: Case Study:

CDB Aviation's CEO & President Peter Chang - On Stage Interview with Aviation Finance's John Stanley 

Peter Chang
President and CEO

CDB Aviation


Major Lessor Case Study:

Aengus Kelly, CEO AerCap: On Stage Interview with Aviation Finance's Contributing Editor, Joe Gill  

Aengus Kelly
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director



Lessor Business Models Focus

Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital, On Stage Interview with Aviation Finance's Contributing Editor, Joe Gill 

Peter Barrett

SMBC Aviation Capital


Commercial Aircraft Trading Forum

  • Focus on Trading Matters, risk, deals, and value

Participants (Confirmed to date:)

John Leenane, Head of Trading, CDB Aviation.
Bart Ligthart, Head of Trading, AerCap
Alan Buckley, SVP Aircraft Trading, GECAS

Bart Ligthart
Head of Trading and Portfolio Management


John Leenane
Head of Trading

CDB Aviation

Alan Buckley
SVP Aircraft Trading



Luncheon: Sitdown luncheon served in Castle Hall at The Hibernia Conference Centre  


Deploying Capital in aircraft and aviation

Interview: the view from Brazil
John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation - On Stage Interview with Aviation Finance's Joe Gill.

Panel discussion:

Topics on the agenda:

  • The supply/demand balance and the opportunities and role of asset managers
  • Investment Opportunities, and Risks, in aircraft and aviation
  • Overview of the Aviation Investor Hub and the prospects for 2019-2020
  • Overview of aircraft owning structures
  • The performance of aircraft as an asset class
  • Listed aircraft leasing equity overview and analysis
  • After tax returns: a) domiciling assets; b) investing in assets.
  • Legal structures
  • Private Equity Overview
  • Debt Securities Overview - ABS and other asset classes

Ruth Kelly, CEO, Goshawk.
Bob Morin, Managing Director, AFIC, Marsh
Petrina Smyth, Associate Partner, Business Tax Advisory, EY
Peter Moylan, Head of Trading, Standard Chartered Aviation
Pieter Burger, Partner, Deloitte

John Slattery
President & Chief Executive Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and EVP


Ruth Kelly
Chief Executive Officer


Petrina Smyth
Associate Partner, Business Tax Advisory


Robert Morin
Managing Director, AFIC


Pieter Burger
Partner, Financial Services Taxation


Peter Moylan
Managing Director - Aviation Finance

Standard Chartered Bank


Supply Side Forum

Topics on the agenda: Technicals, technology, finance, and the impact on residual values in 2025 and beyond

  • The Aircraft Markets of 2040; OEM investments
  • Engines
  • New models, backlogs and production discipline
  • Residual value forecasts and the medium term trading environment
  • Procurement Risk - what asset managers need to know
Mal Cowley, Business Development Director, IBA Group
David Kerr, Deputy CEO, Eirtech Aviation Services Limited
Simon Finn, Senior Vice President, DVB Bank SE

Mal Cowley
Business Development Director

IBA Group

David Kerr
Deputy CEO

Eirtech Aviation Services

Simon Finn
Senior Vice President

DVB Bank


Coffee & Refreshments in Concourse/Exhibition area of The Hibernia Conference Centre  


Airline Fleet Financing Strategies



CFO Forum: Ryanair's Capital Markets Strategy, On Stage Interview with Aviation Finance's Joe Gill.

  • How airlines will fund fleets in the next decade;
  • How the future is differing from the past

Neil Sorahan, Chief Financial Officer, Ryanair.

Neil Sorahan
Chief Financial Officer



Airline Fleet Financing Strategies


Own v Lease

Topics on the agenda:

  • Debt v Equity
  • New accounting standards and impact on debt measures
  • Narrowbody v widebody financing
  • Are we in an aircraft buyers or sellers market?
Simon MacAllister, Partner, EY.
Mark O'Kelly, CFO, ASL.
Kieran O'Keefe, Managing Director, Aviation Financial Consultancy, DVB Bank.

Simon MacAllister


Mark O'Kelly
Group CFO

ASL Aviation Group

Kieran O'Keefe
Managing Director, Aviation Financial Consultancy

DVB Bank



Financial Centres Conference| The Aviation Finance Conference | Master Class Workshop 1

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