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All activities take place at the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden unless otherwise specified.

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Wednesday, 19 June

10:00 - 15:00 

EFW Conversion Facility Tour
Tour start times: 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00

15:00 - 19:00

Registration Open
Foyer Kurfurstensaal
Sponsored by C Cubed Aerospace

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception
Grand Staircase
Sponsored by Aeronatuical Engineers, Inc. (AEI)

Thursday, 20 June

8:30 - 17:00

Registration Open
Foyer Kurfurstensaal
Sponsored by C Cubed Aerospace

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome Remarks
Jep Thornton, Past ISTAT President, ISTAT Freighter Forum Committee Co-Chair, Managing Partner, Aerolease Aviation
Wolfgang Schmid, ISTAT Freighter Forum Committee Co-Chair, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, EFW

9:10 - 9:40

State of the Industry
Tom Crabtree, Managing Director, Transport Research Advisory

9:40 - 10:25

Airbus & Boeing Freighter Debate
Moderator: Max Kingsley-Jones, Senior Consultant, Cirium
Crawford Hamilton, Head of Freighter Marketing, Airbus
Melanie Rey, Regional Marketing Director, Boeing

10:25 - 10:40

Morning Break
Foyer Kurfurstensaal
Sponsored by 321 Precision Conversions, AVITAS, Inc. and Delta TechOps

 10:40 - 11:25

Narrow-body Freighter
Moderator: Yves Germeaux, Head of Corporate Finance and Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance
Robert Convey, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.
Marc Iarchy, Partner, World Star Aviation
Laura Ivaskaite, Head of Asset Management, Smartlynx Airlines
Max Jonsson, Vice President Marketing, PK AirFinance

11:25 - 12:10

Wide-body Freighter
Moderator: Bruce Dankberg, Director, Aircraft Configuration and Performance Analysis, Altavair L.P.
Jordi Boto, Chief Executive Officer, EFW
Brian McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Mammoth Freighters
Markus Otto, Senior Vice President, Aviation Europe, DHL Express
Nadeem Sultan, Senior Vice President - Freighters & Cargo Planning, Emirates Sky Cargo

12:10 - 13:15

Kastenmeiers Restaurant
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce

13:15 - 14:00

Appraisers Panel
Moderator: Camille Pousseur, Marketing Director, Stratos
Alexandros Vathylakis, Principal Valuations Analyst, Cirium Ascend Consultancy
Derek Wong, PhD, Aviation Finance, Investec Bank plc
Mike Yeomans, Director of Valuations & Consulting, IBA

14:00 - 14:45

The Future Freighter
Moderator: Jep Thornton, Managing Partner, Aerolease Aviation
Patrick Buckles, Chief Revenue Officer, Beta Technologies
Greg de La Moureyre, Head of Commercial Aviation, Pen Aviation
Stefanie Lotter, Vice President Global Air Fleet Planning, DHL Express

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon Break
Foyer Kurfurstensaal
Sponsored by 321 Precision Conversions, AVITAS, Inc. and Delta TechOps

15:10 - 15:55

Lessors Panel
Moderator: Eamonn Forbes, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Titan Aviation Leasing
Mike Berger, Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Services Group
John Lynch, Senior Vice President, Head of Freighters, BBAM Aviation
Paul Newrick, President and Managing Director, Altavair
Mark O'Neill, Senior Vice President – P2F, Supply Chain & Asset Solutions, Avolon

15:55 - 16:55

Operators Panel
Moderator: Joerg Andriof, Chief Investment Officer, Aircraft Finance Germany
Edvinas Demenius, Chief Executive Officer, Smartlynx Airlines
Eshel Heffetz, Chief Executive Officer, Challenge Airlines
Unndór Jónsson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Air Atlanta Icelandic
Ali Sedat Ozkazanc, Chief Executive Officer, MNG Airlines
Paul Rasquin, Director Fleet Planning, Cargolux Airlines International S.A.

16:55 - 17:00

Closing Remarks
Richard Owen Walker, Head of Marketing for Investors, Airbus

17:15 - 18:30

Happy Hour
Sponsored by Embraer

19:00 - 21:00

Networking Reception
Augustiner at Frauenkirche
Sponsored by Boeing