THE AVIATION FINANCE INNOVATION FESTIVAL

Jul 5 - Jul 6, 2017
Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Introducing The Aviation Finance Innovation Festival
July 5th-6th, 2017, Clontarf Castle, Dublin

With special thanks to our Founding Partners

                                              


The aviation climate is changing in plain view and many airlines are responding by deferring deliveries and ‘right sizing’ their fleets.  Those slow to respond will be more prone to stumbling when the next hurdle appears  - a fuel spike, an exogenous shock, maybe even credit downgrades in major markets….

As we reach midpoint 2017, join us in Dublin for two days of independent, expert analysis and opinion on the latest indicators of the airline, finance and value cycles and their impact on the industry

 


 

MEET AIRLINE ATTENDEES FROM:

                    



“More interactive than the average conference and therefore more expert opinion - great!”  MD, Cabot Aviation

“The best aviation conference I’ve attended in at least a decade.” President & Chief Executive Officer, WASAYA GROUP


Of concern to lessors and investors in aircraft is the pressure on lease rates.  Competition to place aircraft is high, putting pressure on rentals. Competition to acquire and invest in aircraft is also heightened, thanks to continued liquidity and lessor growth strategies, and the lowering of lease rates is one dynamic that helps to win sale and leaseback deals. 

The reliance on a low interest rate environment is also significant and the spectre of portfolio impairments is never far away, while secondary markets continue to underperform. 
Choosing the right assets, under the right terms and at the right price, is consequently all the more important today.

How the airline, finance and value cycles interact is a critical cog in our industry and Ishka's timely gathering brings these crucial issues to the fore in collaborative and innovative session formats


"I have been attending the ISTAT, Airfinance and MRO conferences around the world for more than 5 years and I must say that it was one the best conferences I have attended.” Director, Aeronautics Fund

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INDUSTRY LEADERS
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Tom Preselo

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  Financiers Lessors Asset

Ishka opening video

Plenary

An industry review of key market signals



Plenary

Ishka game show- Drawing inspiration from "Have I got news for you"

Light-hearted round up of the year’s key issues, stories and concerns, embedded in videos, data and audience response and audience interaction 

A round up of some of the key stories of the year

• Capacity growth higher than passenger growth in key markets like Asia, coupled with airline profits and yields under continuing pressure - shape of things to come?
• Consolidation 
• The “Wall of Money”: New Lessors, new Finance (China/Japan/Korea/Middle East etc) adding to the mix of options available to airlines and lessors
• New technology coming online
• The year the market turned?
• The perceived lack of appeal for widebodies amongst lessors and financiers
• The year of political unrest 


Audience Response and panel analysis 

Things to watch out for in 2017 and predictions from the audience and panellists 

• Aircraft capacity and supply: Will there be capacity discipline by airlines, financiers and OEMs?
• What will happen to younger aircraft coming off lease?
• Where are we in the airline profitability cycle?
• Where will the financing environment head in 2017?
• De risking or expansion amongst the lessors?
• Will it continue to be a sellers’ market in 2017?
• The rise of capital markets?

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

Scenario planning with the economist

A unique format modelling future hypothetical situations and shocks, evaluating correlation and causation to key industry metrics and shocks 

Plenary

Deal or no deal: Financing and pricing leases for new and existing technology

This pricing session sees industry experts go through a series of financing and leasing proposals for a hypothetical airline for an order 777 300ER and CSeries. The panel explores the key drivers behind signing deals and what needs to be done to conclude them.

Plenary

Lunch

Plenary

Anticipating the cost and availability of bank financing in 2017 and beyond


• Anticipating liquidity levels, pricing, tenors and terms 

Plenary

When will the 'wall of money” end?


• Are the IIRs and ROI justifying the wall of money?
• A lo...

Plenary

Anticipating the impact of new technology coming on line in a low fuel price env...


• A look at orders, delivery schedules and timeframes
• Wha...

Plenary

Debt funds and the rise of non-bank investors

• Unpacking the new players in the space, from insurance companies, to debt...

Plenary

Managing risk and exposures: Debating the perceived risks of Widebodies


• What will happen to the first wave of returned A380s?
• I...

Plenary

The impact of the proliferation of the Total Care on leasing and financing aircr...

• How much of an issue is the dominance of OEMs in the engine market and en...

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

The "industry duel"

The battle begins! Two teams will take to the stage debate the most critical issues facing the industry.  Speakers will speak for and against the motion, allowing for a frank and open debate, and we will be asking you, the audience to vote.  

"This house believes there is excess capacity in the market"

Plenary

Deals of the year followed by BBQ

Plenary

  Business Angels Frontier Zone Brain Box Technical Zone

Keynote panel: An honest evaluation of aircraft values: Is the current depreciation methodology sound?

• What is driving lessor impairments? Bad assumptions about the economic life of an aircraft and aircraft values? Is the market getting it right?
• What is the useful economic life of an aircraft?  What will this mean for equity investors?
• Do we need a reappraisal of lease encumbered values and lease rates?

Plenary

Analysing the LCLH model: A sustainable business model?

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

Industry all play

This interactive session sees delegates split into small, pre-defined groups where they will work together to identify gaps and problems in the aviation finance market. Through a group discussion structured by questions, guests will collaborate on solutions that will help to take the industry forward: what innovation can help to transform the market?

Plenary

Lunch

Plenary

Business Angels

Plenary

Middle East

Plenary

Brain Box

Plenary

Accounting for IFRS16

  • A breakdown of the key provisions and ti...

    Plenary

Anticipating BEPS: Closing the tax loop for aviation investors?

Asia

Plenary

Understanding customs implications for aircraft leasing companies

 

Plenary


The aviation climate is changing. Join us in Dublin as we discuss the latest indicators of strategic change, what to expect in terms of the investment risk environment and pro-active measures to ensure a strong financial footing for financiers, lessors, investors and airlines

With special thanks to our Founding Partners
                              



Five great reasons to attend Ishka's Aviation Finance Innovation Festival

  1. Learn something new
Delivering high-quality content, meticulously researched with in-house experts and industry leaders
Our interactive agenda provides more value and insight than other conference programmes.  We'll ensure you come away with a wealth of new information and a fresh perspective on opportunities and challenges facing your business
“More interactive than the average conference and therefore more expert opinion - great!”
Managing Director, Cabot Aviation



   2. Fresh and inspired networking
We believe the bedrock of a successful event is world-class insights in a fantastic networking environment. The Aviation Finance Innovation Festival provides a centralised business lounge, concierge service and structured networking opportunities to ensure you meet the right people

“Superb event with exceptional networking opportunities" Managing Director, Aeroportance



   3. New and innovative agenda
We have designed brand new session types and structures to deliver more relevant and interactive content
“A refreshing conference with an innovative mix of traditional presentations and interactive sessions in small groups.“ Managing Director - Head of Transportation Group, Crédit Agricole


   4. Maximise value and personalise your agenda
One size does not fit all. Our specialised streamed sessons and content zones allow you to shape your own agenda, tailored to your individual needs
"Very creative, original aviation finance conference"
Deutsche Bank


  5. Be inspired
Hear from an amazing group of over 30 industry experts and be inspired by fresh ideas and creative thinking
“The best aviation conference I’ve attended in at least a decade.”

President & Chief Executive Officer, WASAYA GROUP Inc





 

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.......

Laurent  Biousse
It was my first Ishka Conference. I have been attending the ISTAT, Airfinance and MRO conferences around the world for more than 5 years and I must say that it was one the best conferences I have attended.
Laurent Biousse
Aeronautics Fund
A thoroughly engaging day with insightful perspectives being shared by industry leaders
Thomas Schmid
General Counsel, Intrepid Aviation Group
Thomas Schmid
More interactive than the average conference and therefore more expert opinion - great!
Tony Whitty
Managing Director, Cabot Aviation
Tony Whitty
Patrick den Elzen
Great opportunity to interact with professionals from the investment community and develop new and valuable contacts within an industry that will become increasingly more important to us.
Patrick den Elzen
CEO, Arena Aviation Capital
Arnaud  Fiscel
Superb event with exceptional networking opportunities
Arnaud Fiscel
Managing Director, Aeroportance
Very creative, original aviation finance conference
Michael Helaby
Deutsche Bank
Michael  Helaby
Very good conference. Investor session was really informative.
Kieran Ryan
Stellwagen Capital
Kieran   Ryan
Ali Lmadani
Ali Lmadani
Partner
ABL Aviation
Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan
Acting MD
Accipiter Holdings
Carol  Lynch
Carol Lynch
BDO Ireland
Gerry Power
Gerry Power
Chief Commercial Officer
Aergo
Olaf Sachau
Olaf Sachau
CEO
Intrepid Aviation Group
Pieter  Burger
Pieter Burger
Partner
Deloitte Ireland
Christine Rovelli
Christine Rovelli
VP Group Treasurer
Finnair
Sylvain GLOUX
Sylvain GLOUX
Senior Fleet Planning Analyst
Flybe
Brian Rynott
Brian Rynott
Chief Investment Officer
Intrepid Aviation Group
Robert  James
Robert James
CEO
AerFin Limited
Jose  Abramovici
Jose Abramovici
Global Head Asset Finance
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Gareth  Delany
Gareth Delany
Ping An Aircraft Leasing
Konrad Blocher
Konrad Blocher
Head of Strategy
Goshawk
Johnny  Lau
Johnny Lau
CEO
Astro Aircraft Leasing
Betrand  Dehouck
Betrand Dehouck
Head of Aviation Finance, EMEA
BNP Paribas
Hani  Kuzbari
Hani Kuzbari
Managing Director
Novus Aviation Capital
Howard  Millar
Howard Millar
CEO
Stellwagen Finance
Christian  McCormick
Christian McCormick
Managing Director Finance
China Aircraft Leasing Corporation
Jon  Sharpe
Jon Sharpe
Founder, President and CEO
Engine Lease Finance Corporation
Richard Moody
Richard Moody
Global Head, Transportation and Head of Transport, Infrastructure, and Energy, EMEA
Deutsche Bank
Peter Huijbers
Peter Huijbers
CEO
China International Aviation Leasing Service Co., Ltd.
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Head of Aircraft Evaluation and Asset Strategy
Cit
Nils  Hallerstrom
Nils Hallerstrom
President
PK AirFinance
Chandra  Gopinathan
Chandra Gopinathan
CAIA, Consultant
Rogge Global Partners
Alok Wadhawan
Alok Wadhawan
Co-Head Aviation Finance
Investec
Fraser Chestney
Fraser Chestney
Managing Partner
Doric Partners LLP
Pascal  Picano
Pascal Picano
SVP & Head of Global Marketing
Apollo Aviation Group
Gerry Butler
Gerry Butler
Managing Director
Merx Aircraft Finance
Donal Boylan
Donal Boylan
Aircraft & Equipment Leasing CEO
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Edward  O'Byrne
Edward O'Byrne
Chief Investment Officer
Aercap
Bert van Leeuwen
Bert van Leeuwen
MD Global Head Aviation Research
DVB Bank
OLGA RAZZHIVINA
OLGA RAZZHIVINA
APPRAISER
ORIEL
Shane  Matthews
Shane Matthews
Head of Strategic & Market Analysis,
SMBC Aviation Capital
Patrick  Hanningan
Patrick Hanningan
Chief Commercial Officer
CDB Aviation
Richard Walker
Richard Walker
Airbus
Dan  Coulcher
Dan Coulcher
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Peter  Watson
Peter Watson
Chief Commercial Officer
Goshawk
Joerg Schirrmacher
Joerg Schirrmacher
Head of Transport Finance
Helaba
Michel  Dembinski
Michel Dembinski
Managing Director, Head of Aviation - Structured Finance Office
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU)
Eithne Manning
Eithne Manning
Head of Funding, Corporate Tax and Investor Relations
SMBC Aviation Capital
Simon Goodson
Simon Goodson
SVP - Lessors Customer Team
Rolls-Royce plc
John Strickland
John Strickland
Director
JLS Consulting
Jane O'Callaghan
Jane O'Callaghan
Chief Commercial Officer
Alafco
Hal  Calamvokis
Hal Calamvokis
Standard Chartered
Brian Leonard
Brian Leonard
PwC
Lune Wang
Lune Wang
Project Director
Comsys Leasing
Arnaud Fiscel
Arnaud Fiscel
Senior Advisor
UK Export Finance - Export Credits Guarantee Department
Irena  Badelska
Irena Badelska
Head of Business Development & Investor Relations
Amadeo
Kieran O'Keefe
Kieran O'Keefe
MD
DVB Bank
Paul  Jebely
Paul Jebely
Managing Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Phil  Seymour
Phil Seymour
CEO
IBA Group

The Aviation Finance Innovation Festival
July 5th-6th, 2017, Clontarf Castle, Dublin


With special thanks to our Founding Partners

             

          



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