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All sessions take place in Ministres Auditorium 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
Reception Foyer (Menara/Medina Halls)
15:30 - 17:00  ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction
Karam 1
17:00 - 18:00 ISTAT Rising Executives Event
Sponsored by Avolon
Paul Geaney, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Avolon
Hall Koutoubia
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
Royale Ballroom

Monday, 19 September

7:00 ISTAT Past President's Run
7:30 - 19:00 Registration​
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
Reception Foyer (Menara/Medina Halls)
8:30 - 17:00 Airline Lounge
Fes 2
8:30 - 17:00 Jet Fuel Café & The Hub
Nozha Coffee Shop
8:30 - 17:00 MTG Space
Fes 1 and Asni
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, Executive Chairman of the Board, Air Lease Corporation
9:45 - 10:30 Secured vs. Unsecured Lending Trends: The Move to Attain Investment Grade
Moderator: Siddharth Sharma, Special Counsel, Milbank
Ali Ben Lmadani, Chief Executive Officer, ABL Aviation
Christophe Million Rousseau, SVP of Marketing & Capital Markets, Jackson Square
Munawar Noorani, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Aviation, Citi
Betsy Snyder, Director, S&P Global
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Refreshments sponsored by AVITAS; Clover Aviation Capital; Embraer; 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, AllianceBernstein
Zaini Baroom, Senior Strategic Marketing and Operations Manager, GE Aviation
Rom Chambard, Vice President Marketing, Rolls-Royce
Paul Finklestein, Director - Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
Sandrine Lacorre, Product Marketing General Manager, CFM
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
Sponsored by KPMG
Royale Ballroom and Saray Buffet Restaurant
13:45 - 14:30 Macro Economic Update
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
Guy See, Managing Director, Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales, FedEx 
15:15 - 15:25 ISTAT Appraisers Program Update
Bryson Monteleone, Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services, PwC Ireland
15:25 - 16:10 Appraisers Panel
Moderator: Aisling McCarthy, Managing Director, 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
Dick Forsberg, Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services (AFAS), PwC
Marie-Louise Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Orix Aviation
Jolene Verheije, Manager, Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, RMI
Ulrike Ziegler, President, IMPACT

16:55 Closing Remarks
Mamoun Kuzbari, Chief Commercial Officer, Novus Aviation Capital
17:00 - 18:00 Women@ISTAT
Sponsored by Avolon
Hall Koutoubia
18:00 - 20:00 Networking Reception
Sponsored by TrueNoord
Royale Ballroom

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
Fes 2
8:30 - 17:00 Jet Fuel Café & The Hub
Nozha Coffee Shop
8:30 - 17:00 MTG Space
Fes 1 and Asni
8:30 - 17:30 Registration​
Sponsored by CDB Aviation
Reception Foyer (Menara/Medina Halls)
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
Julian Balaam, Director, Skytech-AIC
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
Mehdi El Yaalaoui, Vice President Strategy & Innovation, Royal Air Moroc
Patrick Halluin, Vice President Fleet Transactions, Air France
Joerg Hennemann, Senior Vice President Commercial Fleet Management, Lufthansa
Tamer Yuzuak, Executive Vice President, Finance & Fleet Management​, Pegasus
10:45 - 11:45 Break 
Refreshments sponsored by AVITAS; Clover Aviation Capital; Embraer; iAero Thrust, LLC; Regio Lease, S.A.S.; SMBC Aviation Capital; Vallair Solutions
11:45 - 12:30 Trading Panel
Moderator: Donna Ager, Partner, European Head of Aviation, Maples Group
Sarah Conway, Senior Vice President & Head of Lessor Origination, Pricing & Structuring, 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, Head of Trading, Avolon
12:30 - 14:05 Lunch
Royale Ballroom and Saray Buffet Restaurant
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
Mounir Kuzbari, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Novus Aviation Capital
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
Cesar Augusto Souto Pereira, Vice President of Europe and Central Asia, Embraer 
Kathleen Steven, Director, Structured Finance, DHC 
16:10 - 16:20 Foundation Update
Richard Goodhead, ISTAT Foundation Trustee
16:20 - 17:20 Lessor CEO Panel
Moderator: Douglas Runte, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
Andy Cronin, Chief Executive Officer Designate, Avolon
James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation
John Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President, Air Lease Corporation
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Otto Verhoeff, Partner, Aviation President, Castlelake
17:20 Closing Remarks
Peter Blakeney, Managing Director, Arena Aviation Capital
Peter Hopkins, Director, Castlelake Aviation Ireland
18:40 Departures Begin to Dar Soukkar
Hotel Lobby
19:00 - 21:00 Networking Event
Dar Soukkar
Sponsored by Boeing