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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:00AM Chair's opening remarks
Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Marian Pistik, Chief Executive Officer, Aerotask
9:10AM Middle East and North Africa market overview

• The oversupply of widebody aircraft and a lack of the secondary market

• Geopolitical uncertainty: What are the ramifications for the aviation industry?

• Increased activity of Middle Eastern lessors.

Lynn Guiney, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Avolon
9:40AM On-stage interview: Moulay Omar Alaoui, International Airfinance Corporation
Jack Dutton, Editor, Airfinance Journal
10:10AM Air Arabia differentiates itself from its competitors
  • What is the airline's niche and how does it enable Air Arabia to compete with the Big 3?
  • What financing structures has Air Arabia tapped in the past year?
  • How oil prices impact Air Arabia's profitability over the coming year?
Adel Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia
10:40AM Efficiency matters: Jazeera under new leadership

• What changes will we see to the current business model?

• What is the fleet planning strategy?

• Investing for growth

Rohit Ramachandran, Chief Executive Officer, Jazeera Airways Group
11:10AM Emirates’ future financing strategy displays resilience
  • Demand for finance in a changing macro environment – are there any challenges to accessing traditional and new sources of capital?
  • What opportunities for growth does Emirates foresee and is there an impact on Emirates’ fleet planning?
  • The continued success of the Emirates A380 and B777 fleet - an investment opportunity.
Nirmal Govinda Das, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Emirates Airlines
11:40AM Morning refreshments and networking
12:10PM On-stage interview: Firoz Tarapore, DAE Capital
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Jack Dutton, Editor, Airfinance Journal
12:40PM On-stage Interview: Peter Barrett, SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Is the new wave of entrants/money coming to an end?
  • Are lessors achieving a premium yet on Max and Neo aircraft?
  • Will there be a funding shift away from bank financing due to an increase in regulation?
Moderator: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal
Peter Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
1:10PM Lunch
2:30PM The leasing market continues to consolidate

• Where do we see the biggest opportunities for Middle Eastern lessors as we approach a new year?

• How is Middle Eastern airline performance likely to impact local lessors’ profitability?

• Are we seeing more structured leases in the Middle East with a wider variety of lenders?

Moderator: Pieter Burger, Partner, Deloitte
Kieran Corr, Head, Aviation Finance and Country CEO – Ireland, Standard Chartered
Edward O'Byrne, Chief Investment Officer, AerCap Ireland Ltd
Todd Freeman, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, GE Capital Aviation Services
Moulay Omar Alaoui, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Airfinance Corporation
Saeed Quadri, Senior Vice President - Finance, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company
Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital
3:20PM Pegasus pushes forward with a unique business model

• How has Pegasus’ business model adapted to compete in an increasingly competitive LCC landscape?

• What opportunities are there for LCCs in the region?

• Fleet planning and financial strategy update

Serhan Ulga, Chief Financial Officer, Pegasus Airlines
3:50PM Afternoon refreshments and networking
4:20PM Forecasting trends in the North African aviation market

• What can we expect in the North African regulatory space?

• What macro-economic issues are impacting the North African market?

• Can we expect the “North African revival” to become a reality?

Kamel Miled, Head of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport, Republic of Tunisia
4:50PM LEAP, one year after
Christophe Poulain, Vice President Commercial Strategy, CFM International
5:10PM Chair's closing remarks
Marian Pistik, Chief Executive Officer, Aerotask
5:20PM Open Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

8:30AM Networking Breakfast
9:40AM Chair's opening remarks
9:50AM The state of Middle Eastern airline performance

• What are the fleet requirements of Middle Eastern Carriers?

• Will the Middle East continue to prop up the widebody market?

• How is the macro environment impacting the cost of lending the region?

Phil Seymour, Chief Executive Officer, IBA Group Limited
10:20AM New structures in the Middle East?

• How active are Middle Eastern banks in aviation? What are the new funds in the region?

• How aggressive is the pricing of debt for Middle Eastern airlines at the moment?

• Should widebody exposure in the Middle East worry investors?

• What new structures have we seen in the Islamic financing market?

Moderator: Ali Lmadani, Managing Partner, ABL Aviation
Kashif Raza, Head of Capital Markets & Syndications, ADIB - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Ahsen Rajput, Deputy Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Boeing Capital Corporation
Anas Bennani, Managing Director, Palma Holding Limited
Simon Mclean, Executive Director, Aviation Finance, Structured Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
11:00AM On-stage interview: Kiran Koteshwar, Spicejet
Kiran Koteshwar, Chief Financial Officer, Spice Jet
11:40AM Should manufacturers be concerned by the region's airline performance?

• Are Middle Eastern airlines preserving the viability of widebody aircraft?

• Where is the demand in the Middle East and for which aircraft?

• Are current book to bill ratios a concern?

• With low load factors impacting Middle Eastern carriers, what makes manufacturers think the A330s and 777s coming into the market will be a success?

Moderator: Phil Seymour, Chief Executive Officer, IBA Group Limited
Milco Rappuoli, Sales Director Middle East, ATR
Michael Barnett, Managing Director, Marketing, Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Central Asia, The Boeing Company
Francois Collet, Vice President Structured Finance Banks and Capital Markets, Airbus
Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa., Bombardier
12:20PM Lunch