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Schedule

All activities take place at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai unless otherwise specified.

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Tuesday, 7 May - Workshop Schedule*

8:30 - 9:30 Workshop: Registration Open
9:30 - 10:30 How to Structure an Operating Lease
  Speakers:
  • Bill Gibson, Partner, Vedder Price
  • Ji Kim, Shareholder, Vedder Price
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 - 12:00 Credit and Airline Risk Analysis
  Speaker:
  • Kieran O'Keefe, Managing Director, DVB Bank SE
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 13:45 Technical Asset Management: Return Conditions, Monitoring and what happens when things go wrong?!
  Speaker:
  • Andy Carlisle, Chief Technical Officer, Goshawk
13:45 - 14:00 Afternoon Break

*Separate registration is available for workshop participation.

Tuesday, 7 May

9:15 - 13:30

ISTAT Walking Tour
Shanghai French Concession
Buses depart from the Grand Hyatt Shanghai

14:00 - 17:40 COMAC Tour
15:00 -17:00

ISTAT Appraising - An Introduction (formerly Appraising 101)
Pisces Aries
Contact Samantha Kirby to register for this session

15:00 -17:30 Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
16:30 - 17:30 ISTAT NewGen Event
Cloud 9, 87th Floor
Sponsored by KPMG
17:30 - 19:30 Opening Reception
Grand Ballroom II
Sponsored by Embraer

Wednesday, 8 May

8:00 - 17:30 Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
8:30 - 17:00 
  • Jet Fuel Café: Specialty Coffee Bar
    Crystal Ballroom II
    Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital
  • ISTAT Bistro: Fast Casual Food and Beverages
    Crystal Ballroom II
    Sponsored by DERICHEBOURG aeronautics  
  • The Deal Zone: Reserved Meeting Tables
    Crystal Ballroom I
    Sponsored by GA Telesis, LLC
  • Airline Lounge: Meeting Area Reserved for Airlines
    Conference Room II
    Sponsored by Spire Flight Solutions A World Fuel Services Company 
9:15 - 9:30 Opening Remarks
  Speakers:
  • Gerry Butler,  ISTAT President and Chief Marketing Officer, Merx Aviation Finance
  • Michael Weiss, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital DVB
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome Remarks
  Speaker:
  • Yuerang Zhao, President, COMAC
9:45 - 10:45 Finance Panel
 

Moderator:

  • Will Gramolt, Chief Financial Officer, CDB Aviation

Speakers:

  • Antony Boland, Head of Aircraft Finance, Transportation and Logistics, Asset Finance, Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Cristina Chang, Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Finance, Asia Pacific, Citigroup Global Markets Asia, Limited
  • Laurent Delvart, Managing Director, Head of Asian Aviation Group, Credit Agricole
  • Kevin J. Whiting, Deputy General Manager, Transportation Department, SMBC
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break
The Hub
Sponsored by Airbus SAS, Baker McKenzie, Bombardier, Certified Aviation Services, CFM, Contrail Aviation Support, LLC, Goshawk, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., PGA Aviation LLC, PwC, REGIO LEASE, Titan Aviation Leasing, Vallair, Willis Lease Finance Corporation, Wilmington Trust
11:15 - 12:15 Airline Panel
  Moderator:
  • Bertrand Grabowski, Independent Advisor 

Speakers:

  • Jamie Carter, Head of Aircraft Procurement and Trading, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Ltd.
  • Duong Thi Mai Hoa, Vice Chairwoman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Bamboo Airways
  • Chen Ke, Chief Financial Officer, Spring Airlines
 12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
Grand Ballroom I and Grand Cafe
Sponsored by Accipiter
13:30 - 14:30 Airbus and Boeing Debate
  Moderator:
  • Bert Van Leeuwen, Managing Director, Aviation Research, DVB Bank SE

Speakers:

  • Mark Pearman-Wright, Head of Leasing and Investor Marketing, Airbus
  • Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
14:30 - 15:30 China Aviation Panel
  Moderator:
  • Justin Sun, Registered Foreign Lawyer and Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Speakers:

  • Yuan Gong, Managing Director, CAVIC Aviation Leasing (Ireland) Co., DAC
  • Jasper Tan, Head of Aviation Finance, Asia Pacific, NORDLB
  • Yokie Wang, Planning Specialist, Senior Manager of Fleet Planning and Aircraft Purchase Division, China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Xiaoguang Zhang, General Manager of Marketing and Sales, COMAC
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Break
The Hub
Sponsored by Airbus SAS, Baker McKenzie, Bombardier, Certified Aviation Services, CFM, Contrail Aviation Support, LLC, Goshawk, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., PGA Aviation LLC, PwC, REGIO LEASE, Titan Aviation Leasing, Vallair, Willis Lease Finance Corporation, Wilmington Trust
16:00 - 16:15  ISTAT Appraisers Program Update
  Speaker:
  • Bryson Monteleone, Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services, PwC Ireland
16:15 - 17:15 Appraisers Panel
  Moderator:
  • Bryson Monteleone, Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services, PwC Ireland

Speakers:

  • George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations, Ascend by Cirium
  • Angus Mackay, Principal, ICF
  • Phil Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBA Group Limited
  • John Vitale, President and Chief Executive Officer, AVITAS, Inc.
17:15 Closing Remarks
  Speaker:
  • Michael Weiss, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital
17:30 - 18:15 ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA
Piano Bar
Sponsored by KPMG
18:30 - 21:00 Networking Reception
Grand Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Buses will depart Grand Hyatt Shanghai at 18:15
21:00 After Party
Flair Bar, 58th Floor, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

Thursday, 9 May

9:00 - 17:00 Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
8:30 - 17:00
  • Jet Fuel Café: Specialty Coffee Bar
  • Crystal Ballroom II
    Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital
  • ISTAT Bistro: Fast Casual Food and Beverages
    Crystal Ballroom II
    Sponsored by DERICHEBOURG aeronautics 
  • The Deal Zone: Reserved Meeting Tables
    Crystal Ballroom I
    Sponsored by GA Telesis, LLC
  • Airline Lounge: Meeting Area Reserved for Airlines
    Conference Room II
    Sponsored by Spire Flight Solutions A World Fuel Services Company
9:30 - 9:35 Welcome Remarks
  Speaker:
  • Ye Tian (Joe), Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
9:35 - 10:05 Keynote Address
  Speaker:
  • Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President, Consulting, AVITAS, Inc.
10:05 - 10:50 Pitch the Lessor
  Moderator:
  • Marilyn Gan, Managing Director, DVB Bank SE

Speakers:

  • Ryan Ahn, Director, Aviation Finance, Asia Pacific, Natixis 
  • Jeff Chatfield, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avation Plc
  • Richard Finlayson, Managing Director, Head of Asset Finance and Leasing, Asia Pacific and Japan, Deutsche Bank
  • Wui Jin Woon, Head of Asia, Goshawk
  • Charlie Tsai, Deputy Head of Treasury Department, Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co,.Ltd.
10:50 - 11:20 Morning Break
The Hub
Sponsored by Airbus SAS, Baker McKenzie, Bombardier, Certified Aviation Services, CFM, Contrail Aviation Support, LLC, Goshawk, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., PGA Aviation LLC, PwC, REGIO LEASE, Titan Aviation Leasing, Vallair, Willis Lease Finance Corporation, Wilmington Trust
11:20 - 12:15 Trading Panel
  Moderator:
  • David Swan, Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital

Speakers:

  • Xu Jing, Managing Director, Financial Department, ICBC Aviation Leasing
  • John Leenane, Head of Trading, CDB Aviation
  • Carina Ryan, Head of Trading, Goshawk
  • Beng Kiat Seah, Managing Director, Structured Finance and Portfolio Trading, CALC Group
  • Andrew Taylor, Head of Aircraft Sales, BOC Aviation Limited
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
Grand Ballroom I and Grand Cafe
Sponsored by Boeing
13:30 - 14:15 Power Panel
  Moderator:
  • John Vitale, President and Chief Executive Officer, AVITAS, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Bill Brown, General Mangager of Marketing, GE Aviation
  • Romain Chambard, Vice President of Marketing, Rolls-Royce Plc
  • Paul Finklestein, Director of Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
14:15 - 15:00 Environmental Panel
  Moderator:
  • Michael Weiss, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital

Speakers:

  • Yue Huang, Manager, Aviation Environment, IATA
  • Min Li, Head of China, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • Sean Newsum, Environmental Strategy Group, Boeing
  • Mary Prettyman, Head of Customer Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
  • Maria Race, Director of Sustainability and Air Emission Strategy and Programs, United Airlines
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Break
The Hub
Sponsored by Airbus SAS, Baker McKenzie, Bombardier, Certified Aviation Services, CFM, Contrail Aviation Support, LLC, Goshawk, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., PGA Aviation LLC, PwC, REGIO LEASE, Titan Aviation Leasing, Vallair, Willis Lease Finance Corporation, Wilmington Trust
15:30 - 16:15 Mid-Life Panel
  Moderator:
  • Peter Blakeney, Vice President, Aircraft Trading, Carlyle Aviation Management

Speakers:

  • Jonas Butautis, Chairman of the Board , Magnetic MRO
  • Jerry Duan, Chief Operating Officer, Xiamen Aircraft Leasing Ltd.
  • Jeff Lewis, Senior Vice President, Fortress Investment Group, LLC
  • Lewis Sutherland, Senior Vice President and Investment Advisor to the Deucalion Aviation Funds, DVB Bank SE
16:15 - 17:15 Lessor CEO Panel
  Moderator:
  • Peter Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital 

Speakers:

  • Peter Chang, Chief Executive Officer, CDB Aviation Lease Finance
  • Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation Limited
  • Domnhal Slattery, Chief Executive Officer, Avolon
17:15 Closing Remarks
  Speaker:
  • Ye Tian (Joe), Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
17:35 Closing Happy Hour
The Patio
Sponsored by Avolon
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