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At ISTAT Americas, the opportunity to network is around every corner. ISTAT encourages attendees to participate in the events listed below. 

ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament

When: Sunday, 3 March
Location: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Golf Club, Austin, TX
Time: 6:00 Registration | 6:15 Departure from hotel
Pricing: $425 per individual | Optional Club Rental: $100​
Sponsored by AVITAS

Support the ISTAT Foundation in the annual ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament at ISTAT Americas. This tournament includes 18-holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, beverages and networking with your fellow ISTAT golfers. ISTAT will also provide transportation to the Lost Pines Golf Club with departure from JW Marriott Austin.

Participants in this golf tournament acknowledge that ISTAT assumes no liability for injuries or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation except to the extent resulting from ISTAT’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

ISTAT Americas Sporting Clays Event

When: Sunday, 3 March
Location: Copperhead Creek Shooting Club, Austin, TX
Time: 8:00 - 13:30 (registration opening at 7:30)
Pricing: $199 per individual

Join us at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club for a thrilling day of camaraderie and clay target shooting. All skill levels are welcome, with expert instructors on hand — no previous experience necessary. Experience the "golf with a shotgun" thrill amid the scenic Texas Hill Country.

The all-inclusive package provides loaner guns, ammo, and safety gear. Your ticket includes transportation to and from the hotel, along with breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Save the date for a worry-free day of fun and memorable moments amid the 2024 ISTAT Americas event!

Participants in this event acknowledge that ISTAT assumes no liability for injuries or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation except to the extent resulting from ISTAT’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

ISTAT Foundation Pickleball Tournament

When: Sunday, 3 March
Location: Austin Pickle Ranch, Austin, TX
Time: 12:00 - 15:00 (players to arrive at 11:30 for instructions)
Pricing: $150 per individual

Support the ISTAT Foundation by participating in the first-ever ISTAT Foundation Pickleball Tournament during ISTAT Americas. Join us for a day filled with lunch, beverages, networking opportunities and exciting rounds of pickleball! Set the tone for the upcoming three days at ISTAT Americas and get ready to enjoy another fantastic ISTAT event.

This event is first-come, first-served with only 80 spots reserved for ISTAT Americas registered attendees only. Tickets are limited, register today! To add this event to an existing registration, please login to the registration portal here using the confirmation code and registrant ID you received in your registration confirmation email. Once logged in, you can select "Add Option" and add the event to your registration. 

Participants in this tournament acknowledge that ISTAT assumes no liability for injuries or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation except to the extent resulting from ISTAT’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction

When: Sunday, 3 March
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

As an integral initiative within ISTAT, the Appraisers Program has been delivering value and resources to its members and the worldwide aviation community for more than two decades. This informative session will offer an in-depth exploration of the ISTAT Appraisers Program, covering aircraft appraisal basics and the process of becoming an appraiser.

ISTAT Rising Executives Event

When: Sunday, 3 March
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Sponsored by Avolon

The ISTAT Rising Executives Program provides networking and educational opportunities for ISTAT members and industry professionals with less than ten years of experience in commercial aviation. Take the opportunity to connect with colleagues who are newcomers and emerging talents in the industry before kicking off the Welcome Reception.

This year, join us for an engaging panel discussion exploring a variety of career paths in aviation from the professionals themselves. Moderated by Marie-Aude Gagnon Rousseau, Senior Director of Fleet Transactions, Air Canada, our expert panelists will share lessons learned from their time spent in different sectors of the industry, adversity they’ve faced, and how it shaped their careers.

Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, 3 March
Location: JW Marriott Austin
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Sponsored by Vedder Price

ISTAT Americas presents a multitude of opportunities to network, starting off with the Welcome Reception at the conference. Come together with us for beverages and hors d'oeuvres as we embark on another event together in Austin.

ISTAT Foundation and Airlink Update Session: Celebrating 30 years of the ISTAT Foundation

When: Monday, 4 March
Location: JW Marriott Austin
Time: 8:00 - 8:45

Join us for a session dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of the ISTAT Foundation and Airlink, as we commemorate the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. Whether you're already a dedicated supporter or someone interested in lending a hand to these worthy causes, this session is for you. We will also extend our gratitude to our dedicated volunteers and spotlight the invaluable contributions of companies that support both the Foundation and Airlink. Let's unite in celebration and collective action to make a meaningful difference!

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The Hub and Jet Fuel Café

When: Monday, 4 March and Tuesday, 5 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Jet Fuel Café Sponsored by Boeing

Consistently one of the busiest areas at ISTAT conferences, The Hub and Jet Fuel Café provide a space for you to network, hold informal meetings or work while enjoying complimentary coffee drinks (such as cappuccinos, espressos and lattes) all day.

Learning Lunch

ISTAT DEI Lunch, Featuring SMBC Aviation Capital
When: Monday, 4 March
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Join us for a roundtable lunch discussion, focusing on DEI initiatives in the aviation industry. ISTAT is pleased to have SMBC Aviation Capital, recipient of the 2023 ISTAT DEI Award, present and lead this interactive roundtable conversation. RSVP when you register for ISTAT Americas, and plan to share your experiences during this unique time with industry colleagues.




When: Monday, 4 March
Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Sponsored by Avolon

Hilary Dennehy, Head of Transaction Legal, Americas, Avolon
Estelle Janer, Senior Vice President, OEM, Avolon
Christy Reese, Vice President, Global Leasing Sales, Boeing

Join us for a reception to celebrate the advancement of women in aviation. Support the continued elevation of our female colleagues by raising a glass to the impact women make within ISTAT and across the industry.


Networking Reception

When: Monday, 4 March
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: JW Marriott Austin
Sponsored by Crestone Air Partners

Keep the conversation going! This Networking Reception offers another ideal opportunity for you to connect with key industry contacts. Drinks and canapés will be served.


When: Monday, 4 March
Location: Antone's, 305 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78701
Time: 21:30 - 24:00

The band is back and better than ever! If you haven’t been to a Club ISTAT before, make sure you add this to your agenda. Join the fun and enjoy live music alongside your colleagues!



ISTAT Past Presidents' Run

When: Monday, 4 March and Tuesday, 5 March
Time: 7:00

Join other ISTAT Americas attendees for a refreshing run before a day full of educational opportunities. Runners will be divided into pace groups of various running speeds for a traffic-free run that’s about 1 to 5+ miles long. New this year: The Presidents' Run is being hosted by not one but two past ISTAT presidents! Dean Gerber and Douglas Runte invite you to participate.

Both water and snacks will be provided at the start and finish.


Learning Lunch

The Sky's the Limit: An Open Discussion On 5 Key Areas Shaping the Financial Future of the Industry
Tuesday, 5 March
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Presented by Cirium

In this intriguing roundtable discussion, we’ll be covering 5 critical topics in aviation finance: Supply & Demand, Trading (including values & lease rates), Maintenance (costs, reserves etc.), Geopolitical risk and ESG. We’ll have some of the best minds in the industry (ahem, we mean you) joining us for this discussion. So bring your buffet lunch, pick a table based on the topic you're most fired up about, and let's discuss and enlighten our thinking about where we are going in the coming decade and beyond.

President's Gala Reception

When: Tuesday, 5 March
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation

Slip into your nicest business attire and head to the President’s Gala Reception. It’s your opportunity to grab a cocktail and mingle with your new business connections before heading into the conference’s highlight event: the President’s Gala Dinner and Award Presentation.

President's Gala Dinner and Award Presentation

When: Tuesday, 5 March
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 
Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation

Join us in celebration of the individuals who have made lasting contributions to our industry at the President’s Gala Dinner and Award Presentation. Congratulations to the 2024 ISTAT Award Winner, Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation, Robert Martin!