THE AVIATION FINANCE INNOVATION FESTIVAL

Jul 5 - Jul 6, 2017
Clontarf Castle, Dublin


As we reach midpoint 2017, join us in Dublin as we discuss the latest indicators of strategic change in aviation finance, what to expect in terms of the investment risk environment and pro-active measures to ensure a strong financial footing for financiers, lessors, investors and airlines

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The Aviation Finance Innovation Festival
Where people and ideas connect

July 5th-6th, 2017, Clontarf Castle, Dublin

The next generation of conferences has arrived.  We're ready to make your Ishka Festival experience exceptional!
Be inspired by fresh ideas as we gather in Dublin to discuss innovation and new opportunties in aviation finance. Start rethinking the status quo and leave with a wealth of new information, ready to tackle your business challenges in new and creative ways.

  • Rich, dynamic content
  • Fresh and inspired networking
  • Bespoke experiences - create your own agenda

Day One Overview:
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  • Airline Breakfast: Therapy feedback
  • Big Data. Fintech. Blockchains. Special keynote presentation
  • Scenario Planning with our expert economists
  • Ishka Game Show - drawing inspiration from 'Have I Got News For You"
  • Deal or No Deal: financing and pricing leases for new and existing technology
  • Industry Duel. Let the battle begin! Two teams take to the stage to debate the most critical issues facing the industry
  • Specialist Sessions. Financiers. Lessors. Assets. Focused, detailed content
  • Ishka Deals of the Year Awards


Day Two Overview: Innovation and Networking Day

  • Opening Debate
  • Industry All-Play
  • Meet The Airlines
  • Select your own agenda from four different zones
    1. Business Angels
    2. Technical Zone
    3. Brainbox
    4. Frontier Zone

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For all event enquiries email:

Tom Preselo

[email protected]


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  Financiers Lessors Asset

Airlines breakfast "Therapy feedback"

Invite only and capped, it is a chance for honest appraisal and feedback from different airlines on how to improving working relations and practices.

Plenary

Keynote presentation: Disruptions and evolutions to the aviation industry

Utilising AI, Big Data, cloud storage, connectivity and social media to drive efficiency in the aviation industry 
 
• Transforming front end and back end functions through big data and analytics: Improving ground operations, safety, customer experience
• Planning for and anticipating threats and pitfalls: Cybersecurity 
• Utilising Blockchain technology to improve airline ticketing and aircraft maintenance records 

Plenary

Scenario planning with the economists

A unique format modelling future hypothetical situations and shocks, evaluating correlation and causation to key industry metrics and shocks 

• What will happen to low cost airline profitability and financing requirements if oil prices increase dramatically? 
• To what extent is GDP correlated to traffic growth and airline profits?  How would key metrics be affected by global slowdown to GDP? What about geographical variations?  What else is affecting traffic growth?
• Assessing the impact of currency fluctuations and a strengthening US dollar 
• What will a high interest environment (increase 35bps) mean for aviation finance, lessors, financiers and airlines?

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

Ishka game show- Drawing inspiration from "Have I got news for you"

Light-hearted round up of the year’s key issues, stories and concerns, ...

Plenary

Deal or no deal: Financing and pricing leases for new and existing technology

This pricing session sees industry experts go through a series of financing and leasing proposals for a hypothetical airline for an order 777 300ER and CSeries. The panel explores the key drivers behind signing deals and what needs to be done to conclude them.

Plenary

The "industry duel"

The battle begins! Two teams will take to the stage debate the most critical issues facing the industry.  Speakers will speak for and against the motion, allowing for a frank and open debate, and we will be asking you, the audience to vote.  

"This house believes there is excess capacity in the market"

Plenary

Lunch

Plenary

Anticipating the cost and availability of bank financing in 2017 and beyond


• Anticipating liquidity levels, pricing, tenors and terms 

Plenary

Are lessors equipped to ride out a downturn? What will happen to the first wave...


• Can lessors bear the brunt of residual risk and asset devaluation?<...

Plenary

Anticipating the impact of new technology coming on line in a low fuel price env...


• A look at orders, delivery schedules and timeframes
• Wha...

Plenary

Developing new pockets of liquidity: Flourishing the European and Asian debt cap...


• What are the desired features to build an optimal investor portfoli...

Plenary

Preparing for a liquidity event

Given the growing trend of lessor consolidation, what will further concentration...

Plenary

Managing risk and exposures: Debating the perceived risks of Widebodies


• What will happen to the first wave of returned A380s?
• I...

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

Debt funds and the rise of non-bank investors

• Unpacking the new players in the space, from insurance companies, to debt...

Plenary

Breaking down the aspirations of lessors: What is the best size and structure of...


• What is driving consolidation in the market?
• How...

Plenary

The impact of the proliferation of the Total Care on leasing and financing aircr...

• How much of an issue is the dominance of OEMs in the engine market and en...

Plenary

What is driving lessors to the IPO market?

• How have stocks traded through the various cycles?
• Why are le...

Plenary

When will the 'wall of money” end?


• Are the IIRs and ROI justifying the wall of money?
• A lo...

Plenary

The growth of the long-haul low cost model: A sustainable business model?

• What does the future hold for the LHLC model?
• How big is this...

Plenary

Deals of the year and concert

Plenary

  Frontier Zone Business Angels Data Zone Brain Box Technical Zone

Keynote panel: An honest evaluation of aircraft values: Is the current depreciation methodology sound?

• What is driving lessor impairments? Bad assumptions about the economic life of an aircraft and aircraft values? Is the market getting it right?
• What is the useful economic life of an aircraft?  What will this mean for equity investors?
• Do we need a reappraisal of lease encumbered values and lease rates?

Plenary

Industry all play

This interactive session sees delegates split into small, pre-defined groups where they will work together to identify gaps and problems in the aviation finance market. Through a group discussion structured by questions, guests will collaborate on solutions that will help to take the industry forward: what innovation can help to transform the market?

Plenary

Networking break

Plenary

Meet the Airlines

10 key airlines hosted around the roundtables, think of speed dating meets aviation finance.  Hear about their concerns, aspirations and plans in regards to fleet planning, routes, financing requirements amongst other things.

Plenary

Lunch

Plenary

Frontier Zone

Middle East
• The impact of lower oil prices and capa...

Plenary

Jose  Abramovici
Jose Abramovici
Global Head Asset Finance
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan
Acting MD
Accipiter Holdings
Konrad Blocher
Konrad Blocher
Head of Strategy
Goshawk
Johnny  Lau
Johnny Lau
CEO
Astro Aircraft Leasing
Gerry Power
Gerry Power
Chief Commercial Officer
Aergo
Olaf Sachau
Olaf Sachau
CEO
Intrepid Aviation Group
Howard  Millar
Howard Millar
CEO
Stellwagen Finance
Christian  McCormick
Christian McCormick
Managing Director Finance
China Aircraft Leasing Corporation
Jon  Sharpe
Jon Sharpe
Founder, President and CEO
Engine Lease Finance Corporation
Richard Moody
Richard Moody
Global Head, Transportation and Head of Transport, Infrastructure, and Energy, EMEA
Deutsche Bank
Peter Huijbers
Peter Huijbers
CEO
China International Aviation Leasing Service Co., Ltd.
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Head of Aircraft Evaluation and Asset Strategy
Cit
Nils  Hallerstrom
Nils Hallerstrom
President
PK AirFinance
Chandra  Gopinathan
Chandra Gopinathan
CAIA, Consultant
Rogge Global Partners
Alok Wadhawan
Alok Wadhawan
Co-Head Aviation Finance
Investec
Christine Rovelli
Christine Rovelli
VP Group Treasurer
Finnair
Fraser Chestney
Fraser Chestney
Managing Partner
Doric Partners LLP
Sylvain GLOUX
Sylvain GLOUX
Senior Fleet Planning Analyst
Flybe
Pascal  Picano
Pascal Picano
Global Head Marketing
Apollo Aviation Group
Gerry Butler
Gerry Butler
Managing Director
Merx Aircraft Finance
Ali Lmadani
Ali Lmadani
Partner
ABL Aviation
Donal Boylan
Donal Boylan
.
Edward  O'Byrne
Edward O'Byrne
Chief Investment Officer
Aercap
Bert van Leeuwen
Bert van Leeuwen
MD Global Head Aviation Research
DVB Bank
Brian Rynott
Brian Rynott
Chief Investment Officer
Intrepid Aviation Group
OLGA RAZZHIVINA
OLGA RAZZHIVINA
APPRAISER
ORIEL
Shane  Matthews
Shane Matthews
Head of Strategic & Market Analysis,
Smbc Aviation Capital
Patrick  Hanningan
Patrick Hanningan
Chief Commercial Officer
CDB Aviation
Richard Walker
Richard Walker
Airbus
Dan  Coulcher
Dan Coulcher
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Connect to tomorrow's brightest and freshest ideas at Ishka's Aviation Finance Innovation Festival

As we reach midpoint 2017, join us in Dublin as we discuss the latest indicators of strategic change in aviation finance, what to expect in terms of the investment risk environment and pro-active measures to ensure a strong financial footing for financiers, lessors, investors and airlines



Join us for:

1. Rich captivating content
Vigorously researched and developed by former and active industry professionals
2. Fresh and inspired networking
A centralised business lounge, networking concierge and structured networking to help you to meet the right people
3. Bespoke experiences
Multi streams allow you to shape your own agenda, tailored to your individual needs
4. Fun and dynamic environment
Our alternative networking spaces ensure we place having fun at the heart of our events
5. Innovation
We have designed brand new session types and structures to deliver more relevant and interactive content


DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!
HERE'S WHAT ATTENDEES FROM OUR APRIL 2017 LONDON EVENT HAD TO SAY.....

 

Michael  Rodyniuk
The best aviation conference I’ve attended in at least a decade. Well done.
Michael Rodyniuk
President & Chief Executive Officer, Wasaya Group Inc.
Great opportunity to interact with professionals from the investment community and develop new and valuable contacts within an industry that will become increasingly more important to us.
Patrick den Elzen
CEO, Arena Aviation Capital
Patrick den Elzen
A thoroughly engaging day with insightful perspectives being shared by industry leaders
Thomas Schmid
General Counsel, Intrepid Aviation Group
Thomas Schmid
Laurent  Biousse
It was my first Ishka Conference. I have been attending the ISTAT, Airfinance and MRO conferences around the world for more than 5 years and I must say that it was one the best conferences I have attended.
Laurent Biousse
Aeronautics Fund
Arnaud  Fiscel
Superb event with exceptional networking opportunities
Arnaud Fiscel
Managing Director, Aeroportance
More interactive than the average conference and therefore more expert opinion - great!
Tony Whitty
Managing Director, Cabot Aviation
Tony Whitty
Very creative, original aviation finance conference
Michael Helaby
Deutsche Bank
Michael  Helaby
Very good conference. Investor session was really informative.
Kieran Ryan
Stellwagen Capital
Kieran   Ryan

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