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

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Wednesday, 20 September

13:00 - 17:45

Boeing Tour - SOLD OUT
Hosted by Boeing 

15:00 - 19:00

Registration Open
Leonesa Foyer
Sponsored by C Cubed Aerospace

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by 321 Precision Conversions

Thursday, 21 September

8:00 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 17:00

Registration Open
Leonesa Foyer
Sponsored by C Cubed Aerospace

9:00 - 17:00

MTG Space
Menzies Suite, 6th floor

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome Remarks
Mary Prettyman, ISTAT President, Head of Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
Jep Thornton, ISTAT Freighter Forum Committee Member, Partner, Aerolease Aviation
Leonesa Ballroom

9:10 - 9:50

Cargo Market Update
Moderator: Douglas Runte, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
Speaker: Tom Crabtree, Managing Director, Trade and Transport Group

9:50 - 10:30

Fireside Chat
Moderator: Wolfgang Schmid, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Airbus Conversions, EFW
Speaker: Gordon Olafson, President, Northernaire Consultants

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Break
Sponsored by Aerofield Services, Kansas Modification Center and Tronos Aviation Consulting, Inc.

 11:00 - 11:45

Airbus & Boeing Freighter Panel
Moderator: Charles Graham, Group Chairman, ASL Aviation Holdings
Brian Hermesmeyer, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Freighter Customer Leader, Boeing
Crawford Hamilton, Head of Freighter Marketing, Airbus

11:45 - 12:30

Narrow-body Investments
Moderator: Yves Germeaux, Head of Corporate Finance and Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance
Robert Convey, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers Inc
Richard Greener, Head of Cargo, AerCap Cargo
Pascal Picano, Member of the Board of Directors, Avia Solutions Group, PLC
Zachary T. Young, Director of Sales, Precision Aircraft Solutions

12:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Wide-body Investments
Moderator: Stephen Fortune, Principal, Fortune Aviation Services
Jordi Boto, Chief Executive Officer, Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH
Malcolm MacBeth, Senior Vice President, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express
Refael Matalon, Vice President & General Manager Marketing, IAI
Brian McCarthy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mammoth Freighters

14:30 - 15:15

Finance Panel
Moderator: Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs 
Joerg Andriof, Chief Investment Officer, Aircraft Finance Germany
Kartik Iyer, Senior Vice President, PIMCO
Kara Levine, Senior Appraiser, ICF

15:15 - 16:00

Lessors & Investors 
Moderator: Pete Seidlitz, President, Bristol Associates
Brian Boyle, Director, BlackRock
Mike Berger, Chief Strategy Officer, Air Transport Services Group
Stephen Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Altavair LLC
Paul Sawhny, Senior Vice President, Fleet/Asset Management, Atlas Air; Head of Technical, Titan Aviation Leasing

16:00 - 17:00

Operators Panel
Moderator: Betsy Seaton, President, Chief Executive Officer, Saltchuk Aviation
Audrone Keinyte, Chief Executive Officer, Bluebird Nordic
Joseph Mozzali, Chief Financial Officer, AmeriJet International
Scot Struminger, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Aviation, FedEx Express 

17:00 - 17:05

Closing Remarks

17:15 - 18:30

Happy Hour
Sponsored by Air Transport Services Group

19:00 - 21:00

Networking Dinner
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Sponsored by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI)