The Aviation Finance Festival

Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2018
The InterContinental Hotel, Ireland
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Delighted to announce entrepreneur and philanthropist Declan Ryan, co-founder of Ryanair, Tiger Airways, VivaAerobus and Viva Group joins our line-up of industry rockstars at the Aviation Finance Festival!


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Where people and ideas connect

Join the rock stars of the aviation finance community for two days of chilled networking, amazing content, and expert analysis on the emerging trends and critical issues facing the aviation finance market. 

Drill down on your hottest challenges and priorities through our comprehensive streams and dedicated content zones to keep ahead of this changing market in H2 2018 and beyond.

 

“A very refreshing approach and format. Candid and quality discussions about the latest industry topics” Edward O'Byrne, Chief Investment Officer, AerCap

 

June is the perfect time to gather your critical business intelligence and our stellar line-up of expert speakers will provide you with inspiration, strategic ideas and tactical actions to address the challenges you face and effectively compete in tomorrow’s market.

 

“Ishka has successfully moved away from the traditional conference format, creating an environment which allows for genuine debate on key issues”  Richard Owen Walker, Head of Leasing and Investor Marketing, Airbus

 

So get into the summer mood, join the debate, and don’t miss this unique gathering of 200+ senior aviation finance professionals! 

      

 

Complimentary passes available for non-banking institutional investors and airline representatives
To register for your complimentary delegate pass, please email [email protected]


Companies attending include

       
  A&L Goodbody   Flybe
  ABL Aviation   FPG Amentum
  Accipiter   Ga Telesis llc
  Acumen Aviation   GE Capital
  Aercap   GIC
  AerData   Goldman Sachs
  AerFin Limited   Goshawk
  Aergen Aviation Finance   Greensill Capital
  Aergo Capital   GTLK Europe DAC
  Aeroconseil - Akka Techologies Group   Horizon Executive Search
  AirBridgeCargo   IBA Group
  Airbus   Infinity Aviation
  Aircastle   Infinity Transportation
  Allianz Risk Transfer   Intrepid Aviation Group
  Allmerus Energy Ltd.   InvestHK
  alterna capital partners   KGAL Capital
  Alton Aviation Consultancy   Lease Corporation International
  Amedeo   LetterOne
  Arena Aviation Capital   M&G Investments
  ATOZ   Maples and Calder
  Aviation Capital Group   Marathon Asset Management
  Aviation Economics   Marsh & McLennan, Inc.
  Avolon   Marsh Aviation
  AXIS Capital   Marsh USA Inc.
  Bank of China   Mason Hayes & Curran
  BDO Ireland   Merx Aircraft Finance
  BNP Paribas   Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  Boeing   Minsheng Financial Leasing
  Bombardier   Mizuho
  CALS Financing Leasing   Natixis
  Castlelake   ORIEL
  Cello Aviation   Oz Management
  China Aircraft Leasing Corporation   PK AirFinance
  China International Aviation Leasing Service Co.. Power Aviation
  Citi   Rogge Global Partners
  Clifford Chance   Rolls-Royce
  Coller Capital   Scope Ratings GmbH
  Comsys Leasing   SilverNote Capital Limited
  Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank   Six West
  Cross Ocean Partners   SKY Leasing
  Deloitte Ireland   SMBC Aviation Capital
  Deutsche Bank   Sompo International
  Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)   Standard Chartered
  DAE Capital   Timbis Air Services
  DVB Bank   Titan Airways
  easyJet   TrueNoord
  EMP Aviation Ireland Ltd.   Wasaya Group Inc.
  Engine Lease Finance Corporation   White & Case
  Fidelis Insurance   World Star Aviation
  Fintech Aviation Service    
       

The Aviation Finance Festival brings together senior representatives from the airline, financing, legal and investor communities from across the globe for the dual purpose of learning from top industry thought-leaders and making valuable new connections.

 

Meet senior representatives from the following companies already confirmed to attend:

ABL Aviation
Accipiter Holdings
Acumen Aviation
AerCap
AerFin
Aergen Aviation Finance 
Aergo Capital
AirBridgeCargo
Airbus
Aircastle
AKKA
Allianz Risk Transfer
AllMerus Energy Limited
Alterna Capital Partners
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Amedeo
Apollo Aviation Management 
Arena Aviation Capital
ATOZ
Avenue Capital
Aviation Capital Group
Aviation Economics
Avolon
AXIS Capital
Bank of China (UK)
BDO
BNP Paribas
Boeing Capital 
Bombardier
CALS Financing Leasing 
Castlelake
Cello Aviation
China Aircraft Leasing Corporation
Citi
Clifford Chance
Coller Capital
Comsys Leasing
Crédit Agricole 
Cross Ocean Partners
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) 
DAE Capital
DVB Bank SE 
EasyJet
ELFC
EMP Aviation Ireland 
Fidelis Insurance
Fintech Aviation Service
FlyBe
FPG Amentum 
GA Telesis
GE Capital
GIC Pte 
Goldman Sachs
Goshawk 
Greensill Capital
GTLK Europe DAC
Horizon Executive Search 
IBA Group
Intrepid Aviation 
Invest Hong Kong
KGAL Capital
LCI Aviation 
LetterOne
M&G Investments
Maples and Calder (Ireland) 
Marathon Asset Management
Marsh
Mason Hayes & Curran 
Merx
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 
Minsheng Financial Leasing
Mizuho Securities 
Natixis
OCH ZIFF Capital
Oriel 
PK AirFinance
Power Aviation
Rogge Global Partners
Rolls-Royce
Scope Ratings GmbH
SilverNote Capital Limited
Six West
SKY Leasing 
SMBC Aviation Capital
SOMPO International
Standard Chartered Bank
Timbis Air Services
Titan Aircraft Leasing
TrueNoord 
WASAYA GROUP 
White & Case LLP  
World Star Aviation

 

 

 

Tackle The Industry’s Biggest Challenges

Ishka’s Aviation Finance Festival is a one-of-a-kind event inspiring aviation finance professionals to share ideas to help shape the future of the industry. Join us in Dublin for insightful panels, thought-provoking content and intimate networking.

 

Get Actionable Insights From Industry Leaders

Learn from the industry’s top though leaders in a series of innovative sessions and keynote panels taking place over two days. Ishka’s line-up of expert speakers offer practical, real-world insights to help you navigate the market. 

 

Tailored Content Streams

Our tailored content streams and interactive zones allow you to curate your own programme by selecting  the topics most relevant to you. Choose between dedicated debt, asset and lessor streams to get the latest actionable intelligence in line with your own individual needs

 

Interactive Sessions

Spend time listening and collaborating with some of the top thought leaders in a series of interactive sessions such as...

Network and Unwind

From our pre-conference drinks reception to our closing BBQ, you’ll have endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and share new ideas without the pressure of endless meetings.

      


June is the perfect time to consolidate, strategize and plan for the second half of the year – and fingers crossed, the Dublin weather will be better too! 

 


 

For more information, please contact:
Tom Preselo; [email protected]
+44 (0)20 3176 3696


For sponsorship opportunities, please email:
Lewis Price; [email protected]

 

 

Our Festival experience is unique, but don’t take our word for it……

Richard Walker
“Ishka has successfully moved away from the traditional conference format, creating an environment which allows for genuine debate on key issues. The level of participation, both in terms of the attendees and their engagement clearly shows that Ishka have hit the mark.”
Richard Walker
Airbus
Edward  O'Byrne
“A very refreshing approach and format. Candid and quality discussions about the latest industry topics.”
Edward O'Byrne
Chief Investment Officer , Aercap
Declan Ryan
Declan Ryan
Founder
Viva Air
Austin Wiley
Austin Wiley
President
Sky Leasing
Joerg Andriof
Joerg Andriof
SVP & COO
Titan Airways
Robert van de Weg
Robert van de Weg
Group Vice President Sales & Marketing
AirBridgeCargo
Chen Fei
Chen Fei
VP Aviation Leasing Division
Minsheng Financial Leasing
Simon Finn
Simon Finn
SVP
DVB Bank SE
Angela Fleming
Angela Fleming
Partner
BDO
Oliver von Tronchin
Oliver von Tronchin
Head of Freighter Marketing
Airbus
Eddo Weijer
Eddo Weijer
VP, Head of Engine Transactions
Ga Telesis llc
Richard Hough
Richard Hough
EVP Technical
Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC)
Brendan O'Neill
Brendan O'Neill
DAE Capital
Vinodh Srinivasan
Vinodh Srinivasan
Managing Director
Mizuho Securities
Patrick den Elzen
Patrick den Elzen
Managing Director
Arena Aviation Capital
Kieran O'Keefe
Kieran O'Keefe
Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation Financial Consultancy
DVB Bank SE
Richard Moody
Richard Moody
Managing Director - Credit Solutions Group
Deutsche Bank
Auvinash Narayen
Auvinash Narayen
Head of Acquisitions and Leasing
AerFin Limited
Praveen Vetrivel
Praveen Vetrivel
Vice President
Lease Corporation International
Lune Wang
Lune Wang
Deputy General Manager
Comsys Leasing
Stan Barnes
Stan Barnes
Chief Financial Officer
Aergo Capital
Gerry Butler
Gerry Butler
Managing Director
Merx Aviation Finance
Will McCallum
Will McCallum
Managing Director
Standard Chartered
Richard Carter
Richard Carter
Senior Vice President
AXIS Capital
Leslie Kurshan
Leslie Kurshan
Head of Product Development
Marsh UK
Nils Hallerstrom
Nils Hallerstrom
President
PK AirFinance
Peter Watson
Peter Watson
Chief Commercial Officer
Goshawk
Carina Ryan
Carina Ryan
Head of Trading
Goshawk
Marc Iarchy
Marc Iarchy
Director
World Star Aviation
Michel Dembinski
Michel Dembinski
n/a
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Robert "Bob" Morin
Robert "Bob" Morin
Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.
Bob Bengtson
Bob Bengtson
Vice President, Credit Products Group
Goldman Sachs
Lynn Guiney
Lynn Guiney
Head of EMEA
Avolon
Chandra Gopinathan
Chandra Gopinathan
Senior Investment Consultant
Rogge Global Partners
Kostya Zolotusky
Kostya Zolotusky
Managing Director
Boeing
Bart Ligthart
Bart Ligthart
Head of Trading
Aercap
James Mellor
James Mellor
Executive Director, Aviation Sector
Natixis
Colin Bole
Colin Bole
SVP Commercial
Bombardier Aerospace
Romain Lyadov
Romain Lyadov
CEO
GTLK
Scott Debano
Scott Debano
Director
Citigroup
Gerry Power
Gerry Power
Chief Commercial Officer
Power Aviation
Bruno Mouchet
Bruno Mouchet
Executive Director, Head of Portfolio Management & Support
Credit Agricole
Mark Lapidus
Mark Lapidus
CEO
Amedeo
Ali Ben Lmadani
Ali Ben Lmadani
CEO
ABL Aviation
Arnaud Fiscel
Arnaud Fiscel
Head of Transportation
Bank of China
Oliver Stuart-Menteth
Oliver Stuart-Menteth
Managing Director
Fintech Aviation Service
Phil  Seymour
Phil Seymour
CEO
IBA Group
John Mowry
John Mowry
Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
Vice President
Rolls-Royce
Pieter Burger
Pieter Burger
Tax Partner
Deloitte Ireland
Andy Mansell
Andy Mansell
Chief Commercial Officer & EVP
Aviation Capital Group
Amit Tyagi
Amit Tyagi
Chief Technical Officer
Acumen Aviation
Olga Razzhivina
Olga Razzhivina
Director
ORIEL
Otto Verhoeff
Otto Verhoeff
CCO
Castlelake
Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan
CEO
AMCK Aviation
Eddy Pieniazek
Eddy Pieniazek
Head of Advisory
Ishka
Christian McCormick
Christian McCormick
Managing Director Finance
China Aircraft Leasing Corporation
Paul O'Callaghan
Paul O'Callaghan
EVP Portfolio Management
Aircastle
Matthew O
Matthew O
Co-Head ABS Credit Research
M&G Investments
Konrad Blocher
Konrad Blocher
Head of Strategy
Goshawk
Tim Coombs
Tim Coombs
Managing Director
Aviation Economics
Radha Tilton
Radha Tilton
MD
Goldman Sachs
Peter Huijbers
Peter Huijbers
CEO
CALS Aviation Group
Alan Buckley
Alan Buckley
SVP Aircraft Trading
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
Shane Matthews
Shane Matthews
Head of Strategic & Market Analysis,
SMBC Aviation Capital
Michel Dembinski
Michel Dembinski
Managing Director, Head of Aviation
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Michel Dembinski
Michel Dembinski
Managing Director, Head of Aviation
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Austin Wiley
Austin Wiley
President
Sky Leasing
Chen Fei
Chen Fei
VP Aviation Leasing Division
Minsheng Financial Leasing
  Debt Stream Lessor Stream Asset Stream Airline Therapy Feedback

The Ishka opening video

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Scenario planning: preparing for a higher interest rate environment

  • How will lessor’s liabilities be affected?
  • Testing the correlation between lease rate factors and interest rates
  • Will this drive a wave of refinancing?
  • How will airlines adjust their financing and fleet funding strategies?
  • Will current generation aircraft remain competitive, even at higher fuel prices, simply because of the delta rent being too high?

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The Ishka game show

Themed around “fake news”. Our panelists will be challenged to guess the correct headline and discuss the implications for the industry.

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Smoothie break

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Ishka’s design fiction

Delegates split into small groups and are tasked with forecasting the future of the industry. Our team of illustrators will bring these themes to life, highlighting some of the key drivers of change within the industry.

1

Audience response survey

An anonymous, real-time survey on key industry trends. 

1

Lunch

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Debt Stream Lessor Stream Asset Stream

With Chinese banks funding around a third of aircraft deliveries, could this inc...

Examining the offshore aspirations of Chinese banks

1

How can lessors innovate to gain a competitive advantage?

How can lessors mature and gain a competitive advantage?Tweaking lease structure...

1

Asset validation: have assets been valued effectively or do we need a rethink?

Valuing lease encumbered assetsHow do you calculate a premium?How do you value t...

1

Basel IV across different jurisdictions

1

Anticipating the next wave of consolidation in the aviation market

What consequences will consolidation have on the aviation finance market?Will we...

1

With rates on freighters creeping up, how buoyant will the cargo market be in 20...

Spotlight on cargo figures Lease rates and valuesAssessing the economics of conv...

1

How esoteric can the ABS market be?

How should investors evaluate new assets being securitised?A look at LTVs, amort...

1

What impact will the influx of capital have on lease rates and ROC? Is risk bein...

What are the red flags, special situations and consequences?Who is selling and b...

1

Assessing the impact of recent engine technical issues on airlines and investors...

1

Smoothie Break

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Festival

1

Join us for the Ishka Awards BBQ

Celebrating the 10 best aviation finance deals from last year

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  Brain Box Technical Zone Modelling Sessions Business Angels
Brain Box Technical Zone Modelling Sessions Business Angels

Brain Box

What innovative initiatives can help drive transparency?  New leasing hubs:...

1

Breaking down ABS waterfalls and cashflows: The mechanics of principal and inter...

Negotiating key terms between debt and equity holders What is the best format?Ho...

2

Busting the myth: How would a Chinese lessor actually cope through a significant...

This session will model a number of key shocks such as interest rates and regula...

3

Business Angels

4

Technical Zone Modelling Sessions

Anticipating US tax reforms

Impact on lessors and airlines  Maintaining debt discipline  Profitabi...

2

The rise of the LCLH model: A statistical analysis

3

Update on CFC rules and the impact of BEPS on multilateral tax treaties

2

Modelling airlines through a downturn

Interest rates  Cost of leasing/ bank financing Labour costsWhich airlines ...

3

Awards BBQ & Drinks reception

Sponsored by 

 

Join us for the lshka Awards BBQ- celebrating the 10 best aviation finance deals from last year.

1

  27th June 2018

Where does AFIC go from here?

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“Deal or no deal”

This pricing session sees industry experts go through a series of financing and leasing proposals for a hypothetical airline. 

The panel explores the key drivers behind signing deals and what needs to be done to conclude them.

1

Break

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Keynote Panel: what does increase trading in the secondary market tell us about the future of the market?

  • What is driving increased levels of trading in the secondary market? De risking or arbitrage?
  • Who are the buyers and sellers and are people buying at the height of the cycle?
  • Are these trading levels the new norm? 

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The Ishka Duel

Two teams will take to the stage and debate for and against the motion, allowing...

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The InterContinental Hotel

4 Simmonscourt Road

Dublin, Ireland

ACCOMMODATION
We have secured a limited number of rooms at a preferential rate for delegates who wish to stay at the InterContinental Dublin. Please note, rooms at this rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis so please book early for best selection and price. Please contact us for information on how to book: [email protected] 

The InterContinental Dublin is 15 minutes walk from the beach. Sumptuous decor, marble bathrooms, and beautiful landscaped gardens are offered at this luxurious, 5-star hotel. Located in Ballsbridge, one of Dublin's most affluent areas, the property boasts huge rooms, and a fantastic spa with an 20 yards swimming pool.

Herbert Park is just 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Dublin’s centre can be reached in 10 minutes by car. 


 

 


 

 

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