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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 (SOLD OUT)

When: Sunday, 5 March
Location: Aviara Golf Club, San Diego, CA
Time: 6:00 Registration | 6:15 Departure from hotel
Pricing: $580 Tournament Registration | $100 Club Rental
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 Aviara Golf Club from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

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 Foundation Golf Clinic (SOLD OUT)

When: Sunday, 5 March
Location: Aviara Golf Club, San Diego, CA
Pricing: $205 per person

New this year, we will be offering a one-hour Golf Clinic for beginners. Come learn the basic fundamentals like grip, posture, and general swing techniques in a small group with an instructor.


  • All golf equipment for clinic 
  • Roundtrip transportation to Park Aviara Resort and Golf Club from Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 
  • Lunch (including beer or wine) 

Anticipated Schedule:

  • 10:40 : Registration Check In – Grand Hyatt Lobby, Kettner Entrance
  • 10:50: Transportation to Golf Course
  • 11:30: Clinic
  • 12:30/12:45: Lunch
  • 14:00: Return transportation to hotel

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction

When: Sunday, 5 March
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

As a core program of ISTAT, the Appraisers Program has been providing value and resources to members and the global aviation community for over 20 years. This complimentary session will feature an inside look into the ISTAT Appraisers Program, aircraft appraisal fundamentals and steps to becoming an appraiser.

ISTAT Rising Executives Event

When: Sunday, 5 March
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Sponsored by: Avolon

The ISTAT Rising Executives Program offers networking and educational opportunities to ISTAT members and professionals with less than ten years experience in the commercial aviation industry. Spend time getting to know colleagues who are new to and rising in the industry before making your way to the Welcome Reception. 

Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, 5 March
Location: Harbor Ballroom
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

ISTAT Americas offers numerous opportunities to connect – starting with the conference’s Welcome Reception. Join us for drinks and canapés as we settle into another event together in sunny San Diego.

The Hub and Jet Fuel Café

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:00

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.

ISTAT Bistro

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Sponsored by: Vedder Price

While you're hopping from meeting to meeting, or on your way to watch one of ISTAT's expert panels, grab a drink and a quick bite at the ISTAT Bistro. 

Stop by in the afternoon for a beer or a glass of wine before your evening events.

Learning Lunch

New Tech and Disruptors: Helping Separate Fact from Science Fiction
Presented by GE Aerospace

When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Disruptive technologies are in the spotlight for the future of flight, highlighted by several recent next-generation aircraft and propulsion announcements. What is the art of the possible? Where could the industry go next? Join GE Aerospace for an interactive group discussion about technologies like hybrid electric and open fan, and their role in aviation sustainability ambitions.

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Industry Headwinds
Presented by IBA

When: Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 12:15 - 13:45

Join Dr. Stuart Hatcher, Geoff van Klaveren and expert guest speakers Jim Morrison (Chief Risk Officer, Avolon), Douglas Harned (Managing Director, Sanford C. Bernstein) and Courtney Miller (Founder and Managing Director, Visual Approach) for a learning lunch that will explore and debate the headwinds currently faced by the aviation industry. Topics covered will include oil, supply chain and inflation.

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Achieve your ESG goals with the ISTAT Foundation and Airlink

When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 7:45 – Breakfast / 8:00 – 9:00 – Session

Is ESG important to your corporate strategy? Do you and your team have the desire to “give something back” in a way that aligns with your corporate mission, and is meaningful to your investors, customers and clients?

Join us for a breakfast session with key industry leaders as we discuss how you can incorporate support and involvement with ISTAT Foundation and Airlink into your company’s ESG, CSR, marketing, and recruitment strategies.

You will also hear from leadership of both organizations for an update on the impact both organizations are making — and what the year ahead will bring that you'll want to benefit from and be involved in.

Featured speakers: Thomas Baker, Chief Executive Officer and President, Aviation Capital Group; David Swan, Chief Operations and Sustainability Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital; Sigthor Einarsson, Incoming Chair, ISTAT Foundation and Chairman and Senior Partner, Icelease; Robyn Mandel, Vice Chair, Airlink and Founder, Law Office of Robyn Mandel; and Sandra Walter, Director of Development, Airlink. 

Please RSVP for this session here.


When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Sponsored by: Avolon

Together, let's toast to the impact that women make within ISTAT and across the aviation industry. This dedicated reception serves to recognize and celebrate our female colleagues, along with their past, present, and future achievements.

Featuring: Guest speakers Keren Rambow, VP Americas Sales at GE Aviation and Constance von Muehlen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Alaska Airlines

Networking Reception

When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Air & Space Museum
Sponsored by: Boeing

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. Shuttles will be provided to transport attendees to and from the reception starting at 17:45 until the conclusion of the event at 20:00. 


When: Monday, 6 March
Location: Moonshine Flats
Time: 21:30 - 24:00
Sponsored by: Airbus

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 President's Run

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 7:30

They say that getting up early can have surprising benefits for your mental and physical health. Find out for yourself by joining others for a refreshing run. Runners will be divided into pace groups of various running speeds for a traffic-free run that’s about 1 to 5+ miles long.

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

President's Gala Reception

When: Tuesday, 7 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, 7 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, which will include the presentation of this year's ISTAT Award Winner: Dómhnal Slattery!