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ISTAT Workshop 

Tuesday, 7 May
9:30 - 14:30
Salon 1 & 2 | Mezzanine Level
Sponsored by PwC

Kick off ISTAT Asia by joining us for the ISTAT Asia workshop on Tuesday 7 May, and dive into a variety of aviation topics including:

08:30 - 09:30 | Workshop Registration
09:30 - 09:45 | Workshop Introduction 
09:45 - 10:45 | Lessor Financing: Lessor Business Models, Financing the Lessor and Lessor Performance with Paul Sheridan of PwC
10:45 - 11:15 | Break
11:15 - 12:15 | Legal: Essential Action for Lessors and Lenders on Default by WFW: Restructuring and Repossession and How the Global Aircraft Resource Index Will Help with the team from Watson, Farley & Williams
12:15 - 13:00 | Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 | Commercial Q&A with Jeff Lewis: Setting Up Lessor Structures, Managing, Leasing Engines/Spare Parts
14:00 - 14:45 | Tax: Taxing Times in Lease Negotiations and Tax Drivers in Platform Jurisdiction with Joe Conboy and Karl McDonagh of PwC
14:45 - 15:00 | Closing

This supplementary education is ideal for those looking to gain a better understanding of relevant industry topics – whether that's you or a colleague, consider exploring this opportunity and passing this information along. This is a great opportunity for attendees to engage with experts during the session and network with like-minded peers looking to expand their knowledge within the industry.

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. 

PwC Workshop


Tuesday, 7 May
13:00 - 17:00
Sponsored by HAECO

ISTAT Asia attendees are invited to attend a guided tour of the HAECO facilities. The tour will begin with a visit to HAECO’s well-equipped hangars, where you will get a close-up view of various aircraft undergoing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. You will also explore HAECO’s advanced avionics, structures and component workshops, where they will gain insights into the processes involved in avionics/mechanical removals, installations, modifications, and repairs. Additionally, you will learn about HAECO’s tooling/equipment and advanced testing capabilities.

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 Rising Executives Event

Tuesday, 7 May
17:00 - 18:00
Salon 1 & 2 | Mezzanine Level
Sponsored by Avolon

Calling all ISTAT members and industry professionals with less than ten years of experience in commercial aviation. Connect with fellow young professionals  at the ISTAT Rising Executives Event, while enjoying delectable bites and drinks. Taking place the first evening of ISTAT Asia, this is the perfect way to begin your experience in Hong Kong.

ISTAT Asia Rising Executives Event

Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, 7 May
18:00 - 20:00
Grand Ballroom | Lobby Level
Sponsored by Clover Aviation Capital Ltd.

Ignite your ISTAT Asia experience by attending the Welcome Reception. Join ISTAT Asia attendees for refreshments, networking and good times.

ISTAT Asia Welcome Reception


Wednesday, 8 May
17:30 - 18:45
Chief Executive Suite 1 & 2 | Level 5
Sponsored by Avolon

Get ready to hear firsthand from trailblazing women who are revolutionizing the aviation industry! Discover how diversity among leaders is not just beneficial but absolutely essential for soaring to new heights. Gain exclusive insights into the key areas of focus for 2024 and beyond with speakers Tanya Orr, Head of Fleet Strategy for Air New Zealand and Priya Mehra, Chief of Governance and Strategic Acquisitions at Akasa Air. Anna Bury, Head of Transaction Legal, Asia Pacific for Avolon will moderate. From cutting-edge technologies to groundbreaking strategies, our panelists will unveil the secrets to staying ahead in the fast-paced world of aviation.


 The Hub & Jet Fuel Café

Wednesday, 8 May and Thursday, 9 May
9:00 - 17:00 
Grand Ballroom Foyer | Lobby Level
Jet Fuel Café Sponsored by Boeing

Take advantage of The ISTAT Hub and Jet Fuel Café to wind-down, host meetings and refuel with some delicious, caffeinated refreshments. It's the ideal spot for you to connect with colleagues and catch-up on work in between important business meetings.

Jet Fuel Café & Hub

Networking Dinner

Wednesday, 8 May
19:00 - 21:00
The Arches at the Murray
22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong SAR 
Sponsored by GA Telesis

Connect with colleagues and meet new faces at the ISTAT Asia Networking Dinner on Tuesday night. Enjoy beer, wine and a variety of global and local cuisines while connecting with old acquaintances and new friends. 

Networking Dinner at ISTAT Asia

Closing Happy Hour 

Thursday, 11 May
17:35 - 19:00
The Grill (Outdoors) | Level 11
Sponsored by KPMG

Wrap up a successful week of productive activities and raise a glass to another year of ISTAT Asia at the Closing Happy Hour.

Closing Happy Hour