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Event Overview

Airfinance Events’ 3rd Annual Japan Airfinance Conference will return to Tokyo on the 9th & 10th April 2013. Following the success of the 2nd annual event with over 190 participants in 2013, we are expecting many more attendees in April 2014, from Japanese and International airlines, leasing companies, banks, export credit agencies, private equity firms, manufacturers, law firms and other professionals involved in the domestic aircraft financing sector.
Key discussion include:
-   Impact of LCCs on overall market share, what LCC models do and can work in Japan?
-   Assessing the potential of Asian airlines to issue EETCs
-   Future innovations in JOL and JOLCO transactions
-   Assessing the most effective model for Japanese lessors
-   Have loan margins been depressed due to the influx of new lenders and liquidity?
Key speakers include:
Kenji Kawahara, Deputy General Manager, Aircraft Business, Team, Financial Service & Aircraft Finance Department, IBJ Leasing
Mitsuru Koguchi
, Head of Asset Finance, Structured Finance Department,
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
N - Tokuda
, General Manager, Corporate Planning,
Solaseed Air
Norihito Nishimaki
, Senior Vice President, Aviation Capital Department,
Sakamoto Koichi
, Managing Director,
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance
Seiji Yokoyama
, Vice President, Sales and Marketing,
MC Aviation Partners
Takeshi Naritomi
, General Manager, Investment Business Department, SMFL
Yoichi Hirotani, Director,
Yuji Ikehama
, General Manager - Aviation Strategic Investments Group, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation

NEW FOR 2014:
Japan Aviation Masterclass, 8th April 2014, Tokyo

Prior to the main conference, Airfinance Events  is pleased to present the inaugural 2014 Japan Aviation Finance, Leasing and Taxation Masterclass on 8th April 2014, also in the Peninsula Tokyo hotel. The one-day Masterclass is specifically designed for those who are new to aviation or those with experience in the offshore aviation markets and now looking to improve their knowledge or establish a foothold in the Japanese aviation market. Key topics include the introduction of Japan's aviation market, Basel III and commercial lending, ECA financing structures, alternative sources of liquidity, taxation structures in Japan, and much more. 

See what previous delegates have to say about the Japan Airfinance Conference:

“Very informative to catch up on the Japanese market.” Portigon AG
“Very good insights into the Japanese market.” Embraer
“Agenda was well organized and established.” ITC-Aerospace
“An excellent opportunity to meet with the Japanese bankers.” HSBC
“Informative and lively event.” Turkish Airlines







For speaking opportunities, please contact Fan Yeung at or HK +852 2842 6905;
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Graham Sherwood at 
or UK +44 (0) 20 7779 8857;
For registrations or marketing opportunities, please contact Ashley Li at or (852) 2842 6912.