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All activities take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront unless otherwise specified.

Saturday, 4 March 

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ISTAT Foundation Sailing Trip
Kona Kai Resort and Marina 
Sponsored by Nordic Aviation Capital  
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour
Sapphire Terrace


Sunday, 5 March 

7:00 a.m.  ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Sponsored by AVITAS, Inc. and Vedder Price 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Appraisers 101
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ISTAT Foundation Sailing Trip
Kona Kai Resort and Marina 
Sponsored by Macquarie
1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ISTAT Appraiser Continuing Education
By Invitation Only  
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by SkyWorks Leasing, LLC 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ISTAT NewGen Event
Featuring Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman & past ISTAT Award winner, Air Lease Corporation 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital


Monday, 6 March

7:00 a.m. ISTAT Group Run  
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by SkyWorks Leasing, LLC
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by KPMG Ireland and MC Aviation Partners Inc.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Hub Open
 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jet Fuel Café Open
Sponsored by GE Capital Aviation Services 
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Speakers:
  • Marc S. Allinson, President of ISTAT & Executive Director, Charlotte Parker Associates 
  • Kostya Zolotusky, ISTAT Americas Chair & Managing Director, Capital Markets, Boeing Capital Corporation
    9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
    Speaker:
    • Adam Pilarski, Ph. D., Senior Vice President, Consulting, AVITAS, Inc. 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Large Aircraft Panel
    Speakers:
    • John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer - Customers, Airbus 
    • Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Spouse Brunch
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Break
    Sponsored by APOC Aviation, ATR, Certified Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Novus Aviation Capital 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Campfire Connections 
    Topic:  ISTAT University
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Future of Air Cargo
    Moderator:
    • Stephen J. Fortune, Principal, Fortune Aviation Services LLC

    Speakers:

    • Rich Corrado, President, Airborne Global Solutions 
    • Michael Steen, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. 
      12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
      2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Regional Aircraft OEM Panel 
      Moderator:
      • Rod J. Sheridan, Vice Chairman, Nordic Aviation Capital 

      Speakers:

      • Gregory Alberts, Senior Vice President Global Leasing & Asset Management, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation 
      • Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
      • John Moore, Head of Global Sales, ATR
      • Cesar Pereira, Head of Embraer Consulting, Embraer
      2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thrust 
      Moderator:
      • Giles Thomas, Managing Director, Charlotte Parker Associates

      Speakers:

      • Bill H. Brown, Commercial Engines Marketing Director, GE Aviation 
      • Rick Deurloo, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney
      • Simon Goodson, Senior Vice President, Lessor Customers, Rolls-Royce plc 
      • Gael Meheust, President & Chief Executive Officer, CFM International 
        3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
        Sponsored by APOC Aviation, ATR, Certified Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Novus Aviation Capital 
        3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Campfire Connections
        Topic: OEMs 
        4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Lessor Panel
        Moderator:
        • Gerry Butler, Managing Director, Merx Aviation Finance 

        Speakers:

        • Evan Carruthers, Managing Partner, Castlelake
        • James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation Hong Kong & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation Group
        • Bob Peart, Portfolio Manager, Magnetar Capital LLC
        • Paul Sheridan, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Accipiter
        5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA
        6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception
        Sponsored by Boeing
        10:00 p.m.  Club ISTAT
        Moonshine Flats, 344 Seventh Ave, Gaslamp District
        Sponsored by Aergen Management Services & Avioserv San Diego, Inc. and Aviation Specialists Group, Inc.

        Tuesday, 7 March

        7:00 a.m. ISTAT Group Run  
        7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Airlink/ISTAT Foundation Breakfast
        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
        8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
        Sponsored by AWAS and Citi  
        8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Hub Open
        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jet Fuel Café Open
        Sponsored by GE Capital Aviation Services  
        9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
        Speaker:
        • Mary Prettyman, Vice President Sales, West Asia & Oceania,Pratt & Whitney 
        9:05 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Appraiser Panel
        Moderator:
        • Bryson Monteleone, Marketing DirectorTailwind Capital Partners, Inc.

        Speakers:

        • Gueric Dechavanne, Vice President, Collateral Verifications, LLC
        • Douglas B. Kelly, Senior Vice President - Asset Valuation, AVITAS, Inc.
        • Stuart Rubin, Principal, ICF
        • Lindsey Webster, Director - Asset Valuations, morten beyer & agnew
        10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Part-out Economics vs. Economic Lives
        Moderator:
        • Gregory May, Senior Vice President - Fleet & Supply Chain Management, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

        Speakers:

        • Carl M. Glover, Vice President Sales & Marketing - Aviation Services Group, AAR Corporation
        • Thomas Hansen, Vice President Asset Management, Boeing Capital Corporation
        • Robert Korn, President, Apollo Aviation Group
        • Abdol Moabery, President & Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis
          11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Break
          Sponsored by APOC Aviation, ATR, Certified Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Novus Aviation Capital 
          11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Campfire Connections
          Topic:  Technology
          11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Airline Panel
          Moderator:
          • John Feren, Executive Vice President, Global StrategyAviation Capital Group

          Speakers:

          • John Kirby, Vice President Capacity Planning, Alaska Airlines
          • Andrew Levy, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines
          • Riyaz PeerMohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer, Indigo Airlines
          • Daniel J. Pietrzak, Managing Director of Fleet Transactions, Delta Air Lines, Inc. 
          12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
          Sponsored by CFM International
          2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Finance Panel 
          Moderator:
          • Pamela S. Hendry, Advisor, CIT

          Speakers:

          • John Beekman, Research Analyst, Fidelity Investments 
          • Justine Fisher, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.
          • Patrick Kaufer, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank 
          • Timothy Myers, President, Boeing Capital Corporation
          • Eelco van de Stadt, Managing Director, DVB Transport (US) LLC
          2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ISTAT Award Keynote
          Speaker:
          • Klaus Heinemann, Chairman, Finnair Board of Directors 
          3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
          Sponsored by APOC Aviation, ATR, Certified Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Novus Aviation Capital 
          3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Campfire Connections
          Topic: ISTAT Foundation Internship Program
          3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ISTAT Presidential Transition and New Board Member Announcement
          Speakers:
          • Marc S. Allinson, President of ISTAT & Executive Director, Charlotte Parker Associates 
          • Douglas W. Runte, Incoming President of ISTAT & Managing Director & Head of Aviation Research, Deutsche Bank
          4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lessor CEO Panel
          Moderator:
          • Jeff Knittel, President Transportation Finance, CIT Transportation and International Finance 

          Speakers:

          • Peter Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital  
          • Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, AerCap Holdings N.V.
          • Khanh Tran, Chief Executive Officer, Aviation Capital Group
          • Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman & past ISTAT Award winner, Air Lease Corporation
            5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friends of the Foundation Reception
            Invite Only 
            6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Networking Dinner
            9:00 p.m. After Party
            Sponsored by Aircastle