Agenda Overview


Over fifty inspiring thought leaders now shaping the future of global finance will address themes of product development, current profit strategies for FS companies, risk management, technology, and the new jurisdictional platforms of the future on October 15th: The Aviation Finance Conference 2019, and, on October 16th, The Financial Centres Summit 2019. The Summit, which incorporates both events will present opportunities for delegates to mix at the Summit Reception on the evening of October 15th in Dublin Castle.

The Financial Centres Summit, FCSDublin,
and the Aviation Finance Conference, AFCDublin,
October 15th & 16th, Dublin Castle, Ireland


The Aviation Finance Conference, (AFC2019): Tuesday 15th October 2019

AFC2019 will present highlights of the publication's overview on the aviation finance and leasing cycle, and consistent with this, Aircraft Trading is the major theme of this year's conference agenda. This is because it is currently a major source of profit for lessors, with aircraft lease rates under pressure, and therefore at this stage in the cycle, an area of heightened interest. Hand in hand with this, we will be asking who are the customers that will make the trading environment attractive? This will feature the insights of investment bankers and investors in aircraft as an asset class.

AFC 2019 will feature panels, and keynote addresses and interviews with aviation financing leaders from all quarters of the globe, with analysts and traders from firms that represent over half of the global commercial aircraft trading market. AFC 2019 will build on the insights of AFC 2018, which featured, as speakers, the CEOs of 40% of the world's leased aircraft fleet. AFC 2019 will provide an important input into the agenda for state of the art aircraft financing in 2020.

The Financial Centres Summit 2019 (FCSDublin2019): Tues 15th & Wed 16th October


FCSDublin, 2019 - Tuesday 15th October

17.30 to 19.30 Dublin Castle. Summit 2019 Reception

FCSDublin, 2019 - Wednesday 16th October

08.00-08.50 Breakfast at Dublin Castle, Hibernia Conference Centre

9.00-12.45 Conference Sessions, Tuesday Morning October 16th

9.00 Keynote address: Jay Clayton, Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission, USA;

Interview, followed by PANEL discussion: Moderator - Dan Gallagher, Partner, Leader Securities Department, WilmerHale, Former SEC Commissioner, USA, and former Director of the Irish Stock Exchange.

9.50 Keynote: Governance and Financial Centres: Mary O'Dea Chief Executive of the Institute of Banking. Mary joined the Institute in April 2018 from the Central Bank of Ireland where she was Director of Securities and Markets Supervision. She was previously Ireland’s representative at the World Bank and prior to that held the role of Alternate Executive Director representing Ireland with the International Monetary Fund. Mary previously held several director roles with the Central Bank of Ireland, including Director of Financial Operations, Consumer Director and Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator.

10.10-10.30 PANEL SESSION: Asset Management, and Exchange Traded Funds.

10.30-11.00 COFFEE

KEYNOTE: Risk, Monetary Developments, and the implications for financial centres policy around the world

11.00 - 12.00 KEYNOTE & PANEL SESSION: Securities Clearing and Depositary Issues in Europe after Brexit

Ireland's new clearing and settlement framework after Brexit; The future framework for European CMU & the UK's position after 2021.

Chair: Brian Healy, Atlantic Vantage Advisory, and chair of the Euroclear Bank task force Committee to establish Ireland's new Post Trade Clearing & Settlement infrastructure after Brexit, with a 2021 deadline.

12.00-12.45 PANEL

12.45-14.00 LUNCH:

14.00-17.15 Conference Sessions, Tuesday Afternoon October 16th

14.00-14.35 KEYNOTE & INTERVIEW

Ken Clarke, MP, QC, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Moderator, William Slattery

14.35-14.50 PANEL: followed by a Vote of Thanks: Charles Lysaght, Law lecturer; Former Law Reform Commission adviser; Biographer; Former President of the Cambridge Union in the year following the Presidency of Ken Clarke.

14.50-15.30 PANEL: The USA, the U.K., Ireland, and Europe's Financial Centres after Brexit; Developing trading links and solutions-based business networks across Financial Centres.

15.30-16.00: COFFEE

16.00-16.30: Address by the Chief Justice of Ireland, the Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke

At FCSDublin 2018, The Chief Justice highlighted the options for using Ireland as a Common Law Jurisdiction for international legal finance along with other jurisdictions after Brexit. These included new developments, in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement for Irish courts; Options for using Irish courts in the Resolution/Administration area; The Cape Town Convention, and Arbitration and dispute resolution & Irish courts.

16.30-17.15: PANEL SESSION EMEA, Asian & World Financial Centres - Developing trading links and solutions-based business networks across Financial Centres; Ireland, UK, EMEA, AustralAsia, and the Americas.

17.15-17.45: Summit concludes with a farewell reception

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