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Event open: 18-19 November 2020 at 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM HKT

Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific Virtual Event 

With more than 20 years’ experience of staging aviation conferences in Asia, Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific Conference is must-attend for aviation finance professionals to complete the year and start their strategic planning for 2021 and beyond.

The Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific 2020 will be delivered as a virtual digital event bringing together aviation finance industry to connect and share insights in this new virtual format.

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Agenda

08:00 Registration open

09:00 Chairman’s opening remarks  

09:10 Panel Discussion: The headwinds and tailwinds in Japan’s aviation industry 

09:25 Infrastructure support to facilitate Japan’s inbound and outbound travel 

With the Japan Government planning to boost the inbound and outbound travel figures to 60 million in 2030, many challenges remains. How will airport facilitate the increase in air traffic? What is the Government’s plan to diversify the destinations of the tourists from abroad, which currently tend to concentrate in the three big metropolitan areas: Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka? 

09:40 Understanding the desire for institutional investors to gain greater access to the aircraft asset class. 

Ongoing high demand for capital in the aircraft finance market is increasingly attracting the interest of institutional investors seeking asset-backed investments with attractive returns. 

With Japanese investors that have built up expertise in aircraft are looking for new products, how can we better understand the desire for institutional investors to gain greater access to the aircraft asset class?s Will the asset-backed securities (ABS) market be an area of interest? 

10:20 Networking Break 

10:55 Panel Discussion: Exploring opportunities: Arilines in Japan

Inbound tourism could be a powerful economic engine, with the Japanese government setting an aspirational target to increase inbound tourism to 40 million in 2020 and seeks to nearly triple the annual number of visitor nights in non-metropolitan areas to harness tourism as a catalyst for the revitalization of these less-populous regions. What are the opportunities for Airlines in Japan and what are Airlines plan to tap into this market?

11:35 American Airline Panel: What it means for American Airline to be in Japan  

11:50 Lessor Panel: Diversification and Innovation in financing  

12:30 Network Lunch sponsored by Boeing 

13:45 JOL & JOLCO: Japanese aircraft lessors’ view of the world 

There has been many new alliances being formed by JOL/JOLCO arrangers and asset managers in recent years. Moving into a new year, what are JOL & JOLCO’s view to the global leasing industry? Will the proposed tax reform that would go into effect in April 2020 bring changes to companies involved in Japanese-sourced aircraft lease transactions? 

14:25 Presentation by Development Bank of Japan 

14:35 Japanese mega-banks: Venturing and expanding aboard 

15:15 Networking Break

15:50 Japanese regional banks: What’s the next move? 

16:30 A new revolution – GATS (Global Aircraft Trading System)  

17:10 Close of day one followed by cocktail reception sponsored by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank 

09:00 Registration open

09:30 Chairman’s opening remarks

09:40 Engine panel: Cutting-edge engines to achieve excellent environmental performance and economic efficiency

10:20 Presentation by CALC

10:35 OEM panel: the next-generation aircraft

Environmental friendly is becoming a focused topic in the aviation industry, with Japan long sought to nurture the aviation industry, what are companies doing to reduce carbon emissions? How can Japan’s development and innovation in aviation assist? 

11:15 AWAR Panel 

11:35 In conversation: Steps to be taken today to be ready for the opportunities and challenges of the next 20 years

12:05 General aviation panel: The growth and potential of the general aviation market in Japan

12:35 Close of day two

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TIME ZONE IN JST

 

14:05      Panel Discussion: The headwinds and tailwinds in Japan’s aviation industry

  • Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal (Moderator)
  • Masaki Higurashi, Director, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry

 

14:25     Government’s measures beyond support under the COVID-19 crisis

  • Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal (Moderator)
  • Tomokazu Kitamura, Director, Planning Division, Aviation Network Department, Civil Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

 

14:45      Institutional Investor Update by FPG Amentum

  1. Overview of the investment market and how it impacts aircraft finance
  2. Environmental considerations for aviation 
  3. Capital Markets developments
  • Jan Melgaard, Executive Chairman, FPG Amentum

  • Michael Lee, SVP – Investor Markets, FPG Amentum
  • Antonio Omiciuolo, AVP – Structured Finance & Risk, FPG Amentum

 

15:35      Lessor Panel: Turbulence in the Japan lessor market, yet the best timing for new entrance?

Moderator:

  • Simon Collins, Partner, White & Case

Panelists:

  • John Mowry, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy
  • Paul Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer, AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland
  • Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director, Novus Aviation Capital

 

16:25      JOL & JOLCO: What impact did COVID-19 have on the Japanese investors market? 

When will investor demand pick up?

Moderator:

  • Paul Ng, Partner, Milbank

Panelists:

  • Takahiro Matsumoto, Managing Executive Officer, FPG
  • Stuart Hatcher, Chief Revenue Officer, IBA Group
  • Shin Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Transportation Business Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing

 

17:15      American Airline Panel

  • Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal (Moderator)
  • Thomas T. Weir, Vice President and Treasurer, American Airline

 

17:35      Closing of Day 

TIME ZONE IN JST

 

14:05      Panel Discussion: How is COVID-19 changing the aviation industry in Japan

Moderator:

  • Simon Collins, Partner, White & Case

Panelists:

  • James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Aviation
  • Peter Huijbers, Director, PH Aviation Asia Ltd.

     

  • Mahoko Hara, Senior Managing Executive Officer / Aviation Capital Group – Executive Chair, Tokyo Century Corporation

 

14:55      Potential for broad-based M&A activities in 2021?

Moderator:

  • Katsu Sengoku, Partner, Nishimura & Asahi

Panelists:

  • Saburo Koyama, CEO, iStrings Aviation Capital
  • Debra Erni, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Gary Fitzgerald, CEO,Stratos

 

15:45      Interview with Boeing

  • Boeing’s perspective on: 
  • The impacts of COVID-19 and their perspectives on the mid-term outlook for the commercial aviation industry
  • Multilayered approach to support and restored confidence in safe and healthy commercial air travel
  • Dominic Lalk, Asia Editor, Airfinance Journal (Moderatro)
  • Randy Heisey, Managing Director, Commercial Marketing – Asia Pacific, Boeing

 

16:10      Engine Panel: Impact of COVID-19 beyond 2020

Moderator:

  • Andy Mansell, Partner, Split Rock Aviation

Panelists:

  • David Tokoph, President and CEO, MBA Aviation
  • Paul Finklestein, Vice President Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
  • Antony Szafranek, Vice President, Rolls-Royce

 

16:55      Closing of Day  

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