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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

8:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Chairman’s opening remarks
9:10AM Briefing: Winds of economic change
  • Analysis of global economic growth
  • Forecast of fuel prices and passenger demand
  • Economic consequences of US-China trade war
9:30AM AFJ Headlines in Asia
9:50AM Opening interview with airline in Asia Pacific
10:10AM KPMG Presentation
10:25AM Networking break
10:55AM Lessors' panel: Spotlight on China - Land of silk and money
  • When will China become the world’s largest aviation market?
  • What are the favourable market conditions that facilitate the rise of Chinese aircraft leasing companies?
  • What is the role of Belt and Road Initiative in promoting the growth of the Chinese aviation industry?
  • What are the implications of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport to the Chinese aviation market?
11:35AM Lessors' panel: Spotlight on Japan - Way to go – JOLCO and JOL
  • What will drive further growth in the Japanese aircraft leasing market?
  • Why should airlines and lessors finance with JOLCO or JOL structure?
  • In what ways will tax reforms impact the effectiveness of JOLCO and JOL as the most popular investment products in Japan?
  • Are JOLCO and JOL markets going to saturate?
12:15PM Networking lunch
1:35PM Fasten your seatbelt: Tax regimes and aviation leasing in
  • What are the factors that affect Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia’s attractiveness as aerospace and leasing hubs in Asia Pacific?
  • How may the government in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia create supportive market environment to attract international lessors to set up operations?
  • How will the competition between the three hubs develop in the coming years?
2:05PM InvestHK Presentation
2:35PM Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities ahead for airlines
  • How are oil price volatility, currency risks and interest rate hikes affecting airlines’ business operations?
  • How should airlines plan their fleet?
  • Will we see more or less cross-airline cooperation in terms of alliance? Why or why not?
3:15PM Networking break
3:45PM Panel discussion: Insights from commercial aviation financiers
  • What are some new and alternative funding sources available in the aviation capital markets?
  • What will be the greatest risk faced by commercial aviation financiers in 2020?
  • Will we see plenty of liquidity available in the market in 2020? Why or why not?
4:25PM Panel discussion: Aircraft remarketing and residual value
  • What are the key considerations for retention vs sale & lease?
  • How should Chinese airlines handle old aircraft transactions?
  • What is the current and future landscape of aircraft remarketing in China and Asia?
5:15PM Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference
6:30PM Cocktail reception for Inaugural Orbis and Airfinance Journal Charity Dinner
7:30PM Orbis and Airfinance Journal Charity Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, October 31, 2019

9:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:30AM Chairman’s opening remarks
9:40AM In conversation: Updates on aviation leasing in Ireland and Hong Kong
10:10AM In conversation with Airbus and Boeing
10:40AM Networking break
11:10AM In conversation: Regional jet and turboprop updates
  • Role of regional jets in facilitating urban air mobility
  • Demand for regional jets in Asia Pacific and best suited models
11:40AM Engine OEM discussion
  • Updates on new engine technologies
  • Implications of more intense aftermarket competition
  • Ways to support a growing fleet
12:20PM Networking lunch
1:40PM Airline Analyst presentation
  • Latest airline financial data and analysis
1:55PM Panel discussion: Securitisation on the rise
  • How has the structure of aircraft securitisation evolved in the last few years?
  • What are the important considerations in structuring aircraft securitisation?
  • What are the reasons for the rapid growth of aircraft securitisation?
  • What is the market sentiment for aircraft securitisations in 2020?
2:35PM Panel discussion: More opportunities, more lessors?
  • Will there be more new lessors or merged lessors?
  • How will the business model evolve in the coming years in view of economic downturn?
3:15PM Networking break
3:45PM Airline presentations (open to public)
4:30PM Lessons learnt: 40 years in aviation finance (open to public)
4:50PM Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference