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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Thursday, September 19, 2019

8:00AM Registration and morning refreshments
8:55AM Chairperson’s opening remarks
9:00AM Forward thinking: What will the future of Latin American aviation look like?

In this wide-ranging interview hear GECAS CCO Declan Kelly explore the future of this industry, highlighting key trends that any successful aviation finance professional needs to understand, as well as where the next big aviation disruption is likely to come from.

Declan Kelly, Chief Commercial Officer, GECAS
Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
9:30AM Latin American airlines double down on commitment to new-technology aircraft
  • What impact do we expect 2019 fleet renewals to have on the Latin American airline market?
  • What strategies do Latin American airlines have in place for phasing out older aircraft?
  • What role will the Embraer E2 and other new regional aircraft play in this marketplace?
Joelmir Baumgratz, Treasurer, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras
Richard Lark, Chief Financial Officer, GOL Airlines
Carlos Sierra, Partner, Abogados Sierra
José E Golffier, Chief Financial Officer, Viva Aerobus Mexico
Jose Ignacio Dougnac, Chief Financial Officer, Sky Airline
10:10AM Will rising costs of capital spell opportunity for lessors?

Recently, Latin American airlines have opted largely to buy new-technology aircraft, taking advantage of low financing rates and a benign macro-environment. Will this continue in the region or will rising capital costs offer lessors an opportunity to gain greater penetration?

Joey Zhao, Senior Vice President - Sales, BOCOMM Leasing
Priscilla Branco, SVP & Regional Manager Commercial - Latin America & The Caribbean, GECAS
Nathan Leavitt, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
John Burtz, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Airline Marketing - Americas, SMBC Aviation Capital
Walter Valarezo, Head of Americas - Sales, DAE Capital
10:50AM Morning refreshments & networking break
11:30AM Volaris continues to deliver positive results in 2019

Hear Volaris' Chief Financial Officer, Sonia Jerez Burdeus, deliver a presentation about Volaris' financial strategy moving forward, which structures make sense to help fund new aircraft deliveries and where he see's the state of the Mexican market for airlines.

Sonia Jerez Burdeus, Chief Financial Officer, Volaris
12:00PM Networking lunch
1:30PM LATAM restructuring bears fruit
  • Low CAPEX & fleet requirements have allowed LATAM to reduce debt; do we expect this strategy to continue into 2019?
  • Will LATAM’s decision to tap the unsecured bond market in 2019 with a $600m offering signal further utilisation of this market space?
  • Which financing options are attractive to support its planned 5-7% capacity growth?
Andres del Valle, Vice President Finance, LATAM Airlines
2:00PM How strong is the demand for regional aircraft in Latin America?
  • With Latin American airlines displaying a healthy appetite for new technology narrow-body aircraft, where can regional aircraft fit into airline fleet planning strategies?
  • How can regional aircraft help overcome challenges with regards to connectivity in the region?
  • How strong is the aftermarket for these aircraft in Latin America?
Vagner Ricardo, Marketing Manager, Latin America & Caribbean - Commercial Aviation, Embraer
2:30PM The evolution of the engine lease product
  • How has the engine lease product evolved since 2018 and what will the next 12 months look like?
  • How has the engine sector recovered from well publicised delivery delays?
  • How active has the engine aftermarket been in Latin America?
Joseph O'Brien, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Commercial Officer, Engine Lease Finance Corporation
3:00PM Afternoon refreshments & networking break
3:30PM Where can financiers most effectively deploy capital in Latin America?
  • Latin American airlines increasingly opt to own rather than lease aircraft; which financial structures are best suited to supporting large orders of new-technology aircraft?
  • Where does the balance lie between asset, credit and jurisdiction risk in the region?
  • Should we expect more airlines to tap the cross-border bond market?
Rafael Kuhn, Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities
Thomas Hollahan, Managing Director, Citi Bank
Benoist de Vimal, Director - Airfinance Group Americas, Natixis
Bernardo Rodriguez Ossa, Partner, Parra Rodríguez Abogados
4:10PM Disrupting super-city travel: Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air Mobility has the potential to transform how commuters navigate the world’s increasing number of supercities. We’ve all been sat in gridlock, surrounded by a cacophony of engines, car horns and road rage. It doesn’t have to be this way, and Airbus’s Urban Air Mobility programme is intent on creating a new reality for our cities’ commuters.

Eduardo Picazo, Mexico Business Development Director, Voom, an Airbus Company
Darcy Olmos-Mancilla, Head of Urban Air Mobility - LATAM, Airbus UAM
4:50PM Interjet fuels route expansion with A320neo

Hear from Interjet’s Chief Financial Officer, Raul Lopez, discuss Interjet’s fleet financing requirements for 2020, new routes being opened across Latin America and what makes the A320neo the perfect asset to secure the airline’s financial future.

Raul Lopez, Chief Financial Officer, Interjet
5:20PM Chairperson's closing remarks
5:25PM Open cocktail reception

Enjoy a drinks reception brought to you by Holland & Knight, Abogados Sierra, Parra Rodriguez Abogados and Machado Meyer.

Day 2: Friday, September 20, 2019

9:00AM Morning refreshments and networking
9:30AM Chairperson's opening remarks
9:35AM Fireside chat: The evolution of aircraft leasing in LATAM

Hear Patrick Hannigan of CDB Aviation discuss how the leasing sector in Latin America has evolved over recent years, and what direction he see’s the industry travelling in throughout 2020.

Doug Walker, Managing Director & Global Head of Origination & Coverage, Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisory
Patrick Hannigan, President & Chief Commercial Officer, CDB Aviation
10:05AM The impact of new engine technology developments
  • What’s happening in the jet engine segment?
  • Design for revenue, not just cost
  • The future of jet engine design
James Speich, Marketing Director, Pratt & Whitney
Evan Harding, Leap/CFM Marketing Director, CFM
10:45AM Can Brazil support more than 3 airlines? Reflections on Avianca Brazil
  • The Avianca Brasil descent into “judicial recovery” left a number of lessors in the cold – what lessons can the leasing community learn from this episode?
  • Steven Udvar-Hazy of ALC recently opined that “Brazil has demonstrated that the country cannot have more than three successful airlines” – is it possible to break this mould?
  • What role do we see the Cape Town convention playing in Latin America?
Fábio Falkenburger, Partner, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Raphael Linares, Senior Manager - Aircraft Progams, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras
Andy Mansell, Executive Global Director, Charlotte Parker Associates
Chris Beers, Chief Legal Officer, Aircastle
11:25AM Morning refreshments & networking break
11:55AM Viva Air proves the ULCC/LCC model continues to flourish in Latin America
  • How strong will the ULCC/LCC model prove to be in Latin America over the next five years?
  • What impact have we seen from the emergence of low-cost operations on legacy incumbents?
  • How well positioned are carriers to handle macro-economic deterioration?
Stephen Rapp, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Viva Air Group
12:25PM Aeromexico diversifies financing strategy
Ricardo Javier Sanchez Baker, Chief Financial Officer, Aeromexico
12:55PM Chairperson's closing remarks
Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
1:00PM Networking lunch and close of conference