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All sessions take place in the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech unless otherwise specified. Additional details will be added as they are confirmed.

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Sunday, 18 September

9:00 - 14:00 Walking Tour of Marrakech
Sponsored by Spire Flight Solutions – A World Fuel Services Company
14:00 - 20:00 Registration​
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
15:30 - 17:00  ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction
17:00 - 18:00 ISTAT Rising Executives Event
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception

Monday, 19 September

7:00 ISTAT Past President's Run
7:30 - 19:00 Registration​
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
8:30 - 17:00 Airline Lounge
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Sarah Aoun, Head of Capital Markets Financing, Airbus Americas
Dean Gerber, ISTAT President, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Valkyrie BTO Aviation
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote Address
Steven Udvar-Hazy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Air Lease Corporation
9:45 - 10:30 Secured vs. Unsecured Lending Trends: The Move to Attain Investment Grade
Moderator: Nick Swinburne, Partner, Milbank
Christophe Million Rousseau, SVP of Marketing & Capital Markets, Jackson Square
Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Aviation, Citi
Mark Streeter, Managing Director, JP Morgan
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Refreshments sponsored by AVITAS; Clover Aviation Capital; Embraer; Gilchrist Aviation Law; iAero Thrust, LLC; Regio Lease, S.A.S.; SMBC Aviation Capital; Vallair Solutions
11:00 - 11:45 Airbus vs Boeing
Moderator: Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation and Transportation, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Darren Hulst, VP of Marketing, Boeing
Paul Meijers, SVP Sales and Marketing, Airbus
11:45 - 12:30 Propulsion Panel
Moderator: Douglas Harned, Managing Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Company
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
Sponsored by KPMG
13:45 - 14:30 Macro Economic Update
Moderator: Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium
14:30 - 15:15 Freighter Panel
Moderator: Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Stratos
Mike Berger, Chief Commercial Officer, ATSG
Geoff Kehr, SVP Global Air Fleet Management, DHL
Wolfgang Schmid, Vice President Sales & Marketing, EFW
15:15 - 15:25 ISTAT Appraisers Program Update
15:25 - 16:10 Appraisers Panel
Moderator: Aisling McCarthy, Strategic Advisor, Avionix Management Ltd.
Oliver Stuart-Menteth, Managing Director, Fintech Aviation Services SARL
Olga Razzhivina, Director, Oriel
David Rushe, SVP Mature Aircraft and Engine Leasing, Aergo
Mike Yeomans, Director - Valuations, IBA
16:10 - 16:55

If Money Makes the World Go Round, How Can Capital Providers Drive ESG?
Moderator: Lynn Guiney, Chief Executive Officer, Soleir
Marylin Bastin, Head of Aviation Sustainability, EUROCONTROL
Dick Forsberg, Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services (AFAS), PwC
Marie-Louise Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Orix Aviation
Marc Tembleque, VP Airline Analysis, Avolon
Ulrike Ziegler, President, IMPACT

16:55 Closing Remarks
17:00 - 18:00 Women@ISTAT
18:00 - 20:00 Networking Reception
Sponsored by TrueNoord

Tuesday, 20 September

7:00 ISTAT Past President's Run
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast: Sharing Our Collective D&I Perspectives and Defining Experiences
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Sponsored by Ascend by Cirium
Hall Koutoubia
8:30 - 17:00 Airline Lounge
8:30 - 17:30 Registration​
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote Address
Adel A Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirArabia
9:45 - 10:45 Airline Panel
Moderator: Steven Graham, Head of Europe & Africa, Avolon
Simone De Wit-Huijs, Director of Fleet Planning, Etihad
Tamer Yuzuak, Head of Fleet, Pegasus
10:45 - 11:15 Break 
Refreshments sponsored by AVITAS; Clover Aviation Capital; Embraer; Gilchrist Aviation Law; iAero Thrust, LLC; Regio Lease, S.A.S.; SMBC Aviation Capital; Vallair Solutions
11:15 - 11:35 Fireside Chat
Moderator: David Swan, Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
11:35 - 12:20 Trading Panel
Moderator: Donna Ager, Partner, European Head of Aviation, Maples Group
Sarah Conway, Senior Vice President, Aviation Investment Management, Deucalion Aviation
Michael Littleton, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital
Neil McCrossan, Head of Aircraft Trading, Castlelake
Finnian O’Neill, Managing Director Debt and Pricing, ABL Aviation
Paraic Quinn, Senior Vice President Aircraft Trading, Avolon
12:20 - 14:05 Lunch
14:05 - 14:50 The Growth of Private Equity as a Source of Financing: An Alternative to Asset Backed Securitisations
Moderator: David Berkery, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Benoist de Vimal, Director, Head of Aviation Americas, MUFG Bank
Stewart Tanner, Senior Managing Director, Head of Originations & Co-Founder, Volofin
Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
14:50 - 15:35 A Conversation about an Evolving Industry: Lessons from Distress and Anticipating Change
Moderator: Emily Wicker, Asset Finance Partner, Clifford Chance
Christopher Beers, Chief Legal Officer, AirCastle
Dan da Silva, Vice President of Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing & Co-chair, AWG
Jeffrey Wool, Secretary General, AWG
15:35 - 16:10 Regional Aircraft Panel
Moderator: Rod Sheridan, Chairman, Sheridan Aviation
Mark Dunnachie, Head of Commercial Europe & North America, ATR
Miguel Falcon Martin, Managing Director, Air Nostrum
Michal Nowak, Marketing Director, Commercial Aviation - EMEA & Central Asia, Embraer 
Kathleen Steven, Director, Structured Finance, DHC 
16:10 - 16:20 Foundation Update
Richard Goodhead
16:20 - 17:20 Lessor CEO Panel
Moderator: Douglas Runte, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation
John Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President, Air Lease Corporation
Dohmnal Slattery, Chief Executive Officer, Avolon
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Otto Verhoeff, Partner, Aviation President, Castlelake
17:20 Closing Remarks
18:00 Departures Begin to Dar Soukkar
19:00 - 21:00 Networking Event
Dar Soukkar
Sponsored by Boeing