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

Tuesday, 9 May 

15:00 - 19:30 Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital

15:00 -17:00

16:30 - 17:30

Appraisers 101
The Drawing Room

ISTAT NewGen Event
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse Bar
Sponsored by KPMG

17:30 - 19:30 Opening Reception
Poolside
Sponsored by Boeing


Wednesday, 10 May

8:00 - 17:30 Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome Coffee
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering Co., Ltd.
9:00 - 17:00 The Deal Zone Open
The Poolhouse
Sponsored by Apollo Aviation Group
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
 Speaker:
  • The Honourable C Y Leung
    Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome Remarks
Speakers:
  • Douglas W. Runte
    President of ISTAT and Managing Director & Head of Aviation Research
    Deutsche Bank
  • David Swan 
    Chief Operating Officer 
    SMBC Aviation Capital
    9:30 - 10:00 Using Economics to Predict Aviation Developments in Uncertain Times

    Speaker:

    • Adam Pilarski, Ph.D.
      Senior Vice President
      AVITAS, Inc.
      10:00 - 11:00 Aircraft Financing In A Post Basel IV World
      Moderator:
      • Will Gramolt
        Chief Financial Officer
        CDB Aviation
      Speakers:
      • Cristina Chang
        Managing Director
        Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited
      • Laurent Delvart
        Managing Director, Head of Asian Aviation
        Credit Agricole CIB
      • Nick Fletcher
        Executive Vice President
        Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
      • Shin Watanabe
        General Manager, Global Aircraft Finance Department
        Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
      11:00 - 11:30 Morning Break
      Grand Ballroom Foyer
      Sponsored by Airbus, Apple Aviation Ltd., ATR, AWAS, Bombardier, CFM International, Embraer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Novus Aviation Capital
      11:30 - 12:15 Airline Panel
      Moderator:
      • Foster S. Arata
        Vice President & Senior Managing Director, Asia
        Boeing Capital, China, Asia Pacific & India

      Speakers:

      • Jun Hwan Kim
        General Manager, Finance Department
        Korean Air
      • Kiran Koteshwar
        Chief Financial Officer
        SpiceJet
      • Ted North
        Managing Director, Corporate Finance
        United Airlines
      • Narongchai Wongthanavimok
        Chief Financial Officer
        Thai Airways
          12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
          The Lounge - Mezzanine Level, Grissini, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
          Sponsored by Accipiter
          13:30 - 14:30 Regional Aircraft Panel
          Moderator:
          • Rod J. Sheridan
            Vice Chairman
            Nordic Aviation Capital 

          Speakers:

          • Greg Alberts
            Senior Vice President,
            Global Leasing & Asset Management
            Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation 
          • Colin Bole
            Senior Vice President, Commercial
            Bombardier
          • Jerome Gabory
            Head of Leasing Markets
            ATR
          • Adam Young
            Marketing Director, Asia Pacific
            Embraer Commercial Aviation
          14:30 - 15:30 Japanese Investor Panel
          Moderator:
          • Michael Weiss
            Head of Aircraft Trading
            SMBC Aviation Capital

          Speakers:

          • Mitsuru Koguchi
            General Manager, Structured Finance Department
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.
          • Takamasa Marito
            Joint General Manager
            Tokyo Century Corporation
          • Fintan Smyth
            Senior Executive Director
            FPG Asset & Investment Management Asia Pte. Ltd.
          • Kinichi Yuki
            Director, International Corporates, Corporate and Institutional Banking
            Standard Chartered Bank Tokyo 
            15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Break
            Grand Ballroom Foyer
            Sponsored by Airbus, Apple Aviation Ltd., ATR, AWAS, Bombardier, CFM International, Embraer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Novus Aviation Capital
            16:00 - 17:15 Lessor Panel
            Moderator:
            • William Glaister
              Partner
              Clifford Chance

            Speakers:

            • Mark Jiang
              Global Head of Aviation, Managing Director
              ICBC Leasing
            • Winnie Liu
              Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer
              CALC
            • James Meyler
              Chief Executive Officer
              ORIX Aviation Hong Kong &
              Deputy Chief Executive Officer
              ORIX Aviation Group
            • Simon Perkins
              Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
              Asia Aviation Capital
            • Paul Sheridan
              Acting Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Risk and Capital Markets
              Accipiter
            17:30 - 18:15 ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA
            Waterfall Bar
            Sponsored by KPMG
             
            18:30 - 21:30 Networking Reception &
            Live Horse Racing
            Happy Valley Race Course
            Sponsored by CDB Aviation Lease Finance

            Buses leave at 18:30 from hotel lobby. Attendees MUST take the buses to receive entry..


             21:30 Club ISTAT After Party
            Dusk Till Dawn - Wan Chai
            Sponsored by CALS

            Thursday, 11 May

            8:00 - 17:00 Registration Open
            Grand Ballroom Foyer
            Sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital
             8:30 - 9:00 Welcome Coffee
            Grand Ballroom Foyer
            Sponsored by Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering Co., Ltd.
            9:00 - 17:00 The Deal Zone Open
            The Poolhouse
            Sponsored by Apollo Aviation Group
            9:30 - 9:35 Welcome Remarks
            Speaker:
            • Marilyn Gan
              Senior Vice President, Aviation Finance
              DVB Bank SE
            9:35 - 10:00 Building a Faster Future

            Speaker: 

            • Blake Scholl
              Chief Executive Officer and Founder
              Boom Supersonic 
              10:00 - 11:00 Low Cost Airline Panel
              Moderator:
              • Peter Huijbers
                Chief Executive Officer
                CALS

              Speakers:

              • Andrew Cowen
                Chief Executive Officer
                Hong Kong Express
              • Rick Howell
                Chief Operations Advisor
                CEBU Pacific
              • Brian Jeffery
                Chief Financial Officer
                Nok Air  
              • Riyaz Peermohamed
                Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Finance Officer
                Indigo
                   
                11:00 - 11:30 Morning Break
                Grand Ballroom Foyer
                Sponsored by Airbus, Apple Aviation Ltd., ATR, AWAS, Bombardier, CFM International, Embraer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Novus Aviation Capital
                11:30 - 12:30 Airbus and Boeing Debate
                Moderator:
                • Bertrand Grabowski
                  S
                  enior Strategic Advisor
                  Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

                Speakers:

                • Randy Tinseth
                  Vice President of Marketing
                  Boeing Commercial Airplanes
                • Mark Pearman-Wright
                  Head Of Leasing & Investor Marketing
                  Airbus
                12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
                The Lounge - Mezzanine Level, Grissini, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
                Sponsored by GECAS
                13:45 - 14:15 The Land of Silk and Money Part 2
                Speaker:
                • Dick Forsberg
                  Head of Strategy
                  Avolon
                  14:15 - 15:15 Best Location for Lessors
                  Moderator:
                  • Wui Jin Woon
                    Head of Aviation, Asia Pacific
                    Natixis

                  Speakers:

                  • Lindy Heng
                    Head of Transport Engineering
                    Singapore Economic Development Board
                  • Johnny Lau
                    Special Advisor
                    Tianjin DFTZ
                  • Clarence Leung
                    Director
                    PwC Hong Kong 
                  • Zhewei Zhang
                    Director of China
                    IDA Ireland
                  15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Break
                  Grand Ballroom Foyer
                  Sponsored by Airbus, Apple Aviation Ltd., ATR, AWAS, Bombardier, CFM International, Embraer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Novus Aviation Capital
                  15:45 - 16:30 Mid-Life Panel
                  Moderator:
                  • Simon Finn
                    Senior Vice President
                    DVB Bank SE

                  Speakers:

                  • Gerry Butler
                    Managing Director
                    Merx Aviation Finance 
                  • Tadas Goberis
                    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
                    AviaAM Leasing
                  • Michael Howard
                    Chief Financial Officer 
                    Kahala Aviation Ltd.
                  • Otto Verhoeff
                    Managing Director
                    Castlelake (UK) LLP
                  16:30 - 17:30 Lessor CEO Panel
                  Moderator:
                  • Radha Tilton
                    Managing Director 
                    Goldman, Sachs & Co. 

                  Speakers:

                  • Peter Chang
                    President & Chief Executive Officer
                    CDB Aviation Lease Finance
                  • Barry Flannery
                    Chief Financial Officer
                    SMBC Aviation Capital
                  • Ruth Kelly
                    Chief Executive Officer
                    Goshawk
                  • Robert Martin
                    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
                    BOC Aviation
                     17:30 - 18:30 Closing Happy Hour
                    The Pool Bar
                    Sponsored by CALC