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All sessions take place in the JW Grand Ballroom at the JW Marriott Austin unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, 29 February

19:30 - 23:00 Poker Tournament
Room: Brazos
Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

Sunday, 1 March

8:30 ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament
Registration opens at 6:30. Busses will depart the JW Marriot Lobby at 6:45. Breakfast and warm up time is 7:15 - 8:15 at the driving range. Shotgun start at 8:30. Lunch will follow the tournament before busses return back to JW Marriott.
Location: Wolfdancer Golf Club
Sponsored by AVITAS and SPIRE Flight Solutions A World Fuel Services Company
8:00 - 13:30 ISTAT Clay Shooting Outing
Bus will depart from JW Marriott Lobby at 8:00 sharp. Coffee/tea/juice and very light snacks available in lobby at departure. Event starts at 9:15.
Location:Copperhead Creek Shooting Club
10:30 - 14:30 Austin BBQ and Brew Tour
Meet in JW Marriott Lobby
15:00 - 19:30 Registration Open
Lone Star South Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
15:30 - 17:00 ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction
Room 406
Contact Samantha Kirby to register for this session.
17:00 - 18:00 ISTAT NewGen Event
Veranda in OP Italian, 1st Floor of JW Marriott
Sponsored by CFM International SA
  • Nils Hallerstrom, ISTAT PDP Program Director, Board Member, Novus Aviation Capital and Rockton Aviation
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5

Monday, 2 March

7:30 - 19:00 Registration Open
Lone Star South Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
7:45 ISTAT Past President's Run
Meet in the JW Marriott Lobby
7:45 - 8:45 ISTAT Foundation and Airlink Annual Joint Update
Room: Brazos
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5
Sponsored by KPMG
8:30 - 17:00 The Hub: Central Gathering and Exhibit Space
Lone Star Ballroom
  • Jet Fuel Café: Specialty Coffee Bar
    Sponsored by GECAS
  • ISTAT Bistro: Grab and Go Food
    Sponsored by Vedder Price
  The Deal Zone: Reserved Meeting Pods
Griffin Hall 
Sponsored by CALC Group
  MTG Space: Reserved Tables
Griffin Hall
  Airline Lounge: Meeting Area Reserved for Airlines
Room 201
Sponsored by Aircastle Advisor LLC
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
  • Gerry Butler, ISTAT President and Chief Marketing Officer, Merx Aviation Finance
  • Peter Blakeney, ISTAT Americas Chair and Vice President, Aircraft Trading, Carlyle Aviation Management Limited
9:15 - 10:00 Global Economic Update - 2020 Vision
  • Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium
10:00 - 12:00 Spouse Brunch
Terrace by the Pool, 5th Floor of JW Marriott
10:00 - 10:45 Airbus versus Boeing: The Great Debate
Limiting the PowerPoints and infomercials, the session will open up for probing questions from the audience and an experienced moderator (or, rather, "instigator"). The seat belt sign is now illuminated - strap in and prepare for some turbulence ahead.
  • Moderator: Douglas Runte, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
  • Darren Hulst, Managing Director - Marketing, Boeing
  • Mark Pearman Wright, Head of Marketing, Aircraft Investors, Airbus
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break
Sponsored by Airbus, Certified Aviation Services, Clover Aviation Capital Company Limited, International Aircraft Associates, Inc. (IAA), Kellstrom Aerospace, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, and Novus Aviation Capital
11:15 - 12:00 Frontiers in Propulsion
Will current challenges accelerate or slow technological surge in propulsion technologies? Are there game changers on the horizon to address environmental challenges and facilitate new aircraft platforms? What are some of the current market misperceptions in engine technologies and business practices?
  • Moderator: John Feren, Partner, Split Rock Aviation
  • William H. Brown, Commercial Engines Marketing Manager, GE Aviation
  • Paul Finklestein, Director of Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
  • Richard Goodhead, Senior Vice President - Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce
  • Alan Kelly, Vice President of Services, CFM International
11:45 - 14:00 Lunch
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5 & Lone Star Ballroom F
12:00 - 14:00 The Environment and Aircraft Finance/Leasing - Managing Reality Roundtable Lunch
Room: Brazos
This session is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please email marketing@iba.aero.
Environment is a core issue for aviation to manage. Sound environmental impact management is key to maintaining investor confidence in aviation.  IBA has organized a comprehensive consideration of this challenge, regulatory framework, economic implications and management strategies.
14:00 - 14:45 Black Swans and Gray Rhinos - How to Identify and Prepare for Potential Events that Could Shape the Aviation Industry for Years to Come
The panel will consider Gray (Known Unknows) and Black (Unknown Unknowns) Swan risks that market participants should be contemplating while structuring and managing aircraft finance and investment risks.
  • Moderator: Justine Fisher, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, Teal Group Corporation
  • Peter Negline, Head of Strategy and Market Research, BOC Aviation Limited
  • Mark Streeter, Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities, Inc.
14:45 - 14:55 ISTAT Appraisers Program Update
  • Bryson Monteleone, ISTAT Appraisers Program Chair and Senior Advisor, PwC Ireland
14:55 - 15:45 Appraisers Panel
  • Moderator: Bert van Leeuwen, Managing Director, MUFG Bank
  • Daniel Hall, Senior Analyst, Ascend
  • Douglas Kelly, Senior Vice President - Asset Valuation, AVITAS, Inc.
  • Paul Leighton, Managing Director, The Aircraft Value Analysis Company
  • Olga Razzhivina, Director, Oriel
  • Lindsey Webster, Vice President - Asset Valuation, MBA Aviation
15:45 - 16:30 Finance Panel - The Capital Tidal Wave and Its Impact on the Airline and Investor Community
  • Moderator: Pam Hendry, Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines
  • John Beekman, Analyst, Fidelity Investments
  • Ted O'Byrne, Managing Director, Co Head of Aviation, Carlyle Aviation Partners
  • Timothy Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation
  • Douglas Runte, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
  • Eelco van de Stadt, Managing Director, MUFG
16:30 - 17:15 Lessor CCO Panel
  • Moderator: David Swan, Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Eamonn Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer, FPG Amentum Ltd
  • Declan Kelly, Chief Commercial Officer, GECAS
  • Paul O'Dwyer, Chief Commercial Officer, ORIX Aviation
  • Doug Winter, Chief Commercial Officer, Aircastle
17:15 Closing Remarks
  • Daniel Pietrzak, Director, Blackrock, Inc.
17:15 - 18:00 ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA
Veranda in OP Italian, 1st Floor of JW Marriott
Sponsored by CFM International SA
18:00 - 20:00 Networking Reception
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5
Sponsored by Boeing
21:30 Club ISTAT
Antone's Nightclub, 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 

Tuesday, 3 March

7:45 ISTAT Past President's Run
Meet in the JW Marriott Lobby
8:00 - 17:00 Registration Open
Lone Star South Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
8:00 - 9:30 Continental Breakfast
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5
Sponsored by Bocomm and Voyager Aviation Holdings
8:30 - 17:00 The Hub: Central Gathering and Exhibit Space
Lone Star Ballroom
  • Jet Fuel Café: Specialty Coffee Bar
    Sponsored by GECAS
  • ISTAT Bistro: Grab and Go Food
    Sponsored by Vedder Price
  The Deal Zone: Reserved Meeting Pods
Griffin Hall
Sponsored by CALC Group
  MTG Space: Reserved Tables
Griffin Hall
  Airline Lounge: Meeting Area Reserved for Airlines
Room 201
Sponsored by Aircastle Advisor LLC
9:30 - 9:35 Opening Remarks
  • Dean Gerber, ISTAT Americas Committee Member and General Counsel, Orix Aviation Group
9:35 - 10:05 Keynote Address
  • Adam Pilarski, Ph.D, Senior Vice President, Consulting, AVITAS, Inc.
10:05 - 10:45 Airline Panel
  • Moderator: Doug Winter, Chief Commercial Officer, Marketing, Aircastle
  • Jude Bricker, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Country Airlines
  • Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis, Air Canada
  • Gerry Laderman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break
Sponsored by Airbus, Certified Aviation Services, Clover Aviation Capital Company Limited, International Aircraft Associates, Inc. (IAA), Kellstrom Aerospace, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, and Novus Aviation Capital
11:15 - 12:00 Freighter Panel
  • Moderator: Dan Pietrzak, Director, BlackRock
  • Robert Convey, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers
  • Richard Greener, Senior Vice President and Manager, GECAS Cargo
  • Brian McCarthy, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Precision Aircraft Solutions, LLC
  • Stephen Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Altavair LLC
  • Wolfgang Schmid, Vice President Sales & Marketing, EFW
11:30 - 13:45 Lunch
JW Grand Ballroom 1-5 & Lone Star Ballroom F
11:30 - 13:45 Managing Aircraft Transitions Roundtable Lunch
Room: Brazos
Registration is required to attend. Space is limited for this event. Please contact Krista Brancati of MBA (kbrancati@mba.aero) to register your interest.
Aircraft transitions are complicated, expensive and have hard to manage lead times. We will examine technical, economic and regulatory variables that must be addressed in a successful aircraft transition.
13:30 - 14:15 Aircraft Finance Frontiers - Insurance Market
Insurance markets are rapidly expanding their participation in aircraft finance. Starting with credit arbitrage and capital relief, becoming important buyers of aircraft backed debt and now rapidly evolving self-reliance to evaluate, price and manage aircraft secured risks, the insurance industry’s scope and relevance in aircraft finance is now noteworthy.
  • Moderator: Kostya Zolotusky, Managing Partner, iFLI
  • Elizabeth Lapastora, Structured Products Analyst, Mutual of Omaha
  • Gary Lowe, Head and Managing Director, Global Credit Insurance Group, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Kade Spears, Global Line Head - Political and Credit Risks, SCOR
14:15 - 15:00 Aircraft Finance - Regulatory Evolution
This panel will explore industry initiatives and technologies for making aircraft trading easier and more technologically advanced (GATS), management of country risks associated with aircraft repossession (CTC Compliance Index) and consider challenges to the aircraft finance and leasing industry such as cross-border transfers of aircraft (XBT) and recent increased focus on ESG.
  • Moderator: Daniel Da Silva, Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation
  • Dana Barta, Executive Director - Global Head of Aviation, Morgan Stanley
  • Francois Collet, Head of Aircraft Investors, Airbus
  • Carol Forsyte, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Air Lease Corporation
  • Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, Aviation Working Group
15:00 - 15:45 The Aftermarket: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Moderator: Rich Gauvin, Chief Technical Officer - Aviation, Castlelake
  • Josh Abelson, President, Delta Material Services (DMS)
  • Jason Barany, Chief Executive Officer, Aero Capital Solutions
  • Karl Drusch, Chief Executive Officer, TrueAero
  • Bob James, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AerFin
  • Abdol Moabery, President and Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis
15:45 - 17:10 Lessor CEO Panel
  • Moderator: Dómhnal Slattery, Chief Executive Officer, Avolon
  • Peter Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Greg Conlon, President and Chief Executive Officer, GECAS
  • Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation Limited
  • John Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President, Air Lease Corporation
17:10 Closing Remarks
Kostya Zolotusky, ISTAT Americas Committee Member and Managing Partner, iFLI
18:00 - 19:00 President's Gala Dinner Reception
JW Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation
19:00 - 21:00 President's Gala Dinner and Award Presentation
JW Grand Ballroom 6-8
Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation
21:00  After Party and Dessert Reception
The Corner, Lobby Level

 

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