20th Anniversary Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific 2019

30-31 October 2019

Conrad Hong Kong Hotel

China - Hong Kong (SAR)

  • Sponsors >

  • KPMG
    Founding Sponsor
  • AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited
    Gold Sponsor
  • Bank of Communications Financial Leasing
  • BNP Paribas
  • CDB Aviation
  • CMB Financial Leasing
  • DAE Capital
  • ICBC Aviation Leasing
  • Jackson Square Aviation
  • Novus Aviation Capital
  • Air Lease Corporation
    Silver Sponsor
  • Amedeo
  • Avation PLC
  • CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited
  • CFM
  • TMF Group
  • Voyager
  • ACC Aviation Group
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Aircastle
  • Citi
  • DVB Bank
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • SPDB Financial Leasing
  • Willis Lease
  • Wilmington Trust
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association
    Supporting Organisation
  • Invest Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Association of Banks
  • Orbis
    Charity Partner

Event Overview

To celebrate Airfinance Journal's twenty-year presence in Asia Pacific in 2019, we are hosting the 20th Anniversary Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific conference during October 30th - 31st at Conrad Hong Kong. The two-day conference will gather more than 700 senior industry representatives from airlines, aircraft leasing companies, financiers, investors and manufacturers to discuss trending topics in the aviation finance industry, including but not limited to: 

  • Economic consequences of US-China trade war
  • Favourable market conditions that facilitate the rise of Chinese aircraft leasing companies
  • Impact of tax reforms on the effectiveness of JOLCO and JOL
  • Current and future landscape of aircraft remarketing in Asia
  • Market sentiment for aircraft securitisations in 2020

While solid growth is anticipated in Asia Pacific, airlines and leasing companies in the region are facing increasingly difficult operating conditions that may dent their revenue and profitability. How will the aviation finance industry in Asia Pacific evolve in the coming years?

Register now and join us at the 20th Anniversary Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific 2019 to expand your business network and identify business opportunities.

New!  FREE accommodations to airlines 
We are pleased to offer complimentary business hotel accommodations for airline representatives to stay during the event. Each airline can get 2 rooms of 2 nights stay on October 29th and 30th. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information and registration, please contact Charis Kwok at charis.kwok@airfinancejournal.com 

LIMITED Guestroom Offer from event venue - Conrad Hong Kong
All attendees could enjoy preferential guestroom rate at Conrad Hong Kong.
Act fast to secure your room! For room reservation enquiries, please contact Isabel Sham at isabel.sham@airfinancejournal.com


What our attendees said about AFJ Asia Pacific event:

"A great networking opportunity for all industry insiders" Hainan Airlines
"A Must for the Aviation Pros!" T'way Air
"Excellent Opportunity to get update on new financing approach" FEXCO
"A great meeting pot of colleagues, expertises and catch up opportunities" Bayerische Landesbank
"A great conference where you get a great deal of the aviation industry and new trends" IBA Group

Airfinance Week Hong Kong 2019
28 - 30 Oct | Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific School 2019
30 - 31 Oct | 20th Anniversary Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific 2019
30 Oct | Orbis Inaugural Hong Kong Benefit Dinner

Contact us

Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunity: Sonia Young, sonia.young@airfinancejournal.com
Registrations: Charis Kwok, charis.kwok@airfinancejournal.com
Logistics: Isabel Sham, isabel.sham@airfinancejournal.com

Airfinance Journal Event Participant T&Cs


08 00 AM Registration and refreshments
09 00 AM Chairman’s opening remarks
09 10 AM Main Lessor Panel: Market Outlook
09 55 AM Interview with SpiceJet
10 15 AM Interview: Lessons learned from the aviation leasing industry
10 35 AM Network Break
11 05 AM KPMG’s Aviation Outlook
11 25 AM ICBC Aviation Leasing: Are there opportunities in today’s market?
11 40 AM CMB Leasing: Preparing for market cycle swings
  • Xi Wei, Executive Director, Aviation Department, CMB Financial Leasing
11 55 AM Networking lunch
13 15 PM Lessors’ panel: Spotlight on Japan’s JOLCO and JOL markets
  • What will drive further growth in the Japanese aircraft leasing market?
  • Are JOLCO and JOL markets going to saturate?
  • George Ai, Executive Vice President, Novus Aviation Capital
  • Ali Ben Lmadani, Chief Executive Officer, ABL Aviation
  • Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Stratos
  • Shin Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Transportation Business Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing
  • Rion Sato, Executive Officer, Head of Aircraft Leasing Department, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Simon Collins, Partner, White & Case LLP
13 55 PM 1355 CALC: Aviation financing in Hong Kong
  • Mike Poon, Executive Director and Chief Executive Offer, CALC
14 10 PM Fasten your seatbelt: Tax regimes and aviation leasing in Asia – Hong Kong and Singapore
  • What are the factors that affect Hong Kong and Singapore’s attractiveness as aerospace and leasing hubs in Asia Pacific?
  • How will governments attract international lessors to set up operations?
  • How will the competition between the hubs develop in the coming years?
14 40 PM An Update on Hong Kong's Aircraft Leasing Platform
  • Benjamin Wong, Head, Transport and Industrial, Invest Hong Kong
  • Carine Truong, Director - Aviation, NWS Holdings Limited
  • William Ho, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Alexander Rusin, Chief Executive Officer, GTLK Asia
  • Andy Solem, Managing Director, Head of Region, China & North Asia, Nordic Aviation Capital
  • Summer Li, General Manager, Aviation, Haitong UT Leasing HK
15 10 PM Networking break
15 40 PM Interview: Challenges and opportunities
16 00 PM Panel discussion: Insights from commercial aviation financiers
  • What are some new and alternative funding sources available in the capital markets?

  •  What will be the greatest risk faced by commercial aviation financiers in 2020?

  •  Will we see ample liquidity available in the market in 2020?

  • Munawar Noorani, Managing Director & Global Co-Head of Aviation, Citi
  • Pierre Briens, Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Transportation Sector, Investment Banking Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas
  • Yu Kimura, Senior Vice President, Global Aviation Team, Development Bank of Japan
  • Paul Ng, Partner, Milbank LLP
16 40 PM AFIC and Insurance products – What is the outlook?
  • Bob Morin, Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader, AFIC
16 55 PM Interview with Paul Sheridan - Optimising a Leasing Platform for Today's Environment
18 30 PM Cocktail reception for Inaugural Orbis and Airfinance Journal Charity Dinner
19 30 PM Orbis and Airfinance Journal Charity Dinner
09 00 AM Registration and refreshments
09 20 AM Chairman’s opening remarks
09 30 AM 737MAX Exposure to Asia: Values, Opportunities and Challenges
10 10 AM In Conversation with OEMs
10 55 AM Networking break
11 25 AM Engine OEM Discussion
  • Updates on new engine technologies
  • Implications of more intense aftermarket competition
  • Ways to support a growing fleet
  • Mark Harrison, Vice President - Customers, Rolls-Royce
  • Shaojun Zhu, CFM Marketing Director, Greater China, GE Aviation
  • Craig Welsh, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Americas & Asia, Willis Lease Finance Corporation
  • Paul Finklestein, Vice President Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
12 05 PM Panel discussion: Aircraft remarketing and residual value
  • How to improve the tradability of older aircraft?
  • What is the current and future landscape of aircraft remarketing in China and Asia?
  • What does the future hold for older widebodies, specifically the A380 and B777?
  • John Vitale, President & Chief Executive Officer, AVITAS
  • Mark Fabian, COO - Asset Transaction Group, GA Telesis LLC
  • Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group
  • Vincent Lam, SVP Asia Pacific – Aircraft Remarketing, Air Partner
12 45 PM Presentation: Sustainability Improvement Loan and aviation finance
  • Hugo Kanters, Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance, Head of Transport Finance, ING Bank
13 00 PM Networking lunch
14 15 PM The Asian Widebody Fleet: Challenges or Opportunities?
  • Jonathan Skirrow, Managing Director and Head of Aviation Asset Management, DVB Bank SE
14 55 PM Assessment of financial reporting under IFRS 16

Operating leased assets are now on balance sheet and analysts face the “disappearance” of aircraft rent as an expense item under IFRS 16 (but not under ASC 842). What are the other dissimilarities between the two standards? Has comparability been enhanced or degraded? What workarounds are available to enhance comparability? What disclosures should airlines provide to assist users of their financial statements evaluate their financial health?

15 20 PM Panel discussion: Securitisation on the rise
  • How has the structure of aircraft securitisation evolved in the last few years?
  • What are the important considerations in structuring aircraft securitisation?
  • What are the reasons for the rapid growth of aircraft securitisation?
  • What is the market sentiment for aircraft securitisations in 2020?
  • Luke McCarrick, Head of Accounting for Trust and Corporate Services, TMF Group
  • Richard Finlayson, Managing Director, Head Of Asset Finance Asia, Deutsche Bank
  • Lewis Sutherland, Senior Vice President, Aviation Investment Management, DVB Bank SE
15 50 PM Networking break
16 20 PM Panel discussion: More opportunities, more lessors?
  • Will there be more new lessors or merged lessors?
  • How will the business model evolve in the coming years in view of economic downturn?
  • Tao Wang, Managing Director, Aviation Department, CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited
  • Bertrand Grabowski, Strategic Advisor, CPPIB Canadian Pension Fund
  • Mark Lapidus, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Amedeo
  • Rob Watts, Vice President, Advisory, ACC Aviation
  • Peter Huijbers, Director, PH Aviation Asia
17 00 PM Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference


Tao Wang

Managing Director, Aviation Department

CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited

Bertrand Grabowski

Strategic Advisor

CPPIB Canadian Pension Fund

George Ai

Executive Vice President

Novus Aviation Capital

Laura Mueller

Managing Director

Airfinance Journal

Christopher Brown



Benjamin Wong

Head, Transport and Industrial

Invest Hong Kong

Carine Truong

Director - Aviation

NWS Holdings Limited

Donal Boylan

Non-Executive Director

VietJet Air

Stuart Rubin

Vice President


Ali Ben Lmadani

Chief Executive Officer

ABL Aviation

John Vitale

President & Chief Executive Officer


Kieran O'Brien



Norman Liu

Senior Advisor

ICBC Leasing

Ashley Nicholas

Director, Corporate Finance

Avation Plc

James Bradley


K&L Gates

William Ho


Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Alexander Rusin

Chief Executive Officer


Andy Solem

Managing Director, Head of Region, China & North Asia

Nordic Aviation Capital

Summer Li

General Manager, Aviation

Haitong UT Leasing HK

Michael Duff

Managing Director

The Airline Analyst

Marian Pistik

Head of Asset Management

International Airfinance Corporation

Mark Fabian

COO - Asset Transaction Group

GA Telesis LLC

Jonathan Skirrow

Managing Director and Head of Aviation Asset Management


Paul Sheridan

Chief Executive Officer

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited

Peter Chang

Chief Executive Officer

CDB Aviation

Mike Yeomans

Head of Valuations

IBA Group

Mark Lapidus

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman


Luke McCarrick

Head of Accounting for Trust and Corporate Services

TMF Group

Mark Harrison

Vice President - Customers


Richard Finlayson

Managing Director, Head Of Asset Finance Asia

Deutsche Bank

Shaojun Zhu

CFM Marketing Director, Greater China

GE Aviation

Munawar Noorani

Managing Director & Global Co-Head of Aviation


Kiran Koteshwar

Chief Financial Officer


Pierre Briens

Managing Director, Head of Aviation, Transportation Sector, Investment Banking Asia Pacific

BNP Paribas

Mark Pearman-Wright

Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing


Rob Watts

Vice President, Advisory

ACC Aviation

Gary Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer


Lewis Sutherland

Senior Vice President, Aviation Investment Management


Bob Morin

Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader


Shin Watanabe

Managing Executive Officer, Head of Transportation Business Unit

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing

Mike Poon

Executive Director and Chief Executive Offer


John Timpany



Craig Welsh

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Americas & Asia

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Paul Finklestein

Vice President Marketing

Pratt & Whitney

Peter Huijbers


PH Aviation Asia

Rion Sato

Executive Officer, Head of Aircraft Leasing Department

JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd.

Yu Kimura

Senior Vice President, Global Aviation Team

Development Bank of Japan

Vincent Lam

SVP Asia Pacific – Aircraft Remarketing

Air Partner

David Swan

Chief Operating Officer

SMBC Aviation Capital

David Houlihan


DAE Capital

John Plueger

Chief Executive Officer & President

Air Lease Corporation

Patrick Hannigan

President & Chief Commercial Officer

CDB Aviation

Simon Collins


White & Case LLP

Hugo Kanters

Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance, Head of Transport Finance

ING Bank

Paul Ng


Milbank LLP

Xi Wei

Executive Director, Aviation Department

CMB Financial Leasing


Attracting thousands of participants annually from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, investment houses and government bodies, our events provide you with an unparalleled platform from which to promote your organisation’s brand, products and services.

Find out more about our sponsorship opportunities

Founding Sponsor



KPMG is globally recognised as the centre of excellence for the aircraft leasing industry. Almost every aviation finance industry player of any significance can be found on our client list. We have been identified as one of the 30 most influential companies operating in the global aviation sector. We have advised on aviation transactions in over 150 countries worldwide.

Gold Sponsor

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited (AMCK) brings the established leasing platforms of Accipiter and MCAP together to create a highly professional and expert global lessor.   Established in 2019 and headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Tokyo and Irvine, AMCK Aviation is jointly owned by CK Asset Holdings Limited, the Li Ka-Shing (Overseas) Foundation and Mitsubishi Corporation.  

AMCK Aviation’s investment approach focuses on younger and more liquid assets – 96% of the current fleet is narrowbody aircraft.  With 146 aircraft of total value US$6bn under management – and a further 30 committed aircraft, including an orderbook with Airbus – AMCK is poised for its next phase of growth.

Harnessing a seasoned global team with extensive experience, a focus on best in class service and innovative solutions, AMCK Aviation delivers long term stability for our customers and partners across the full aircraft and economic cycle

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd (“Bocomm Leasing”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Communications, the 11th largest bank in the world. It was established in 2007, and now its registered capital has reached RMB 8.5 billion. By the end of June 2019, with its total assets of more than RMB 249 billion, Bocomm Leasing is the largest financial leasing company headquartered in Shanghai and one of the aviation leasing leaders in China. Furthermore, Bocomm Leasing is the first Chinese leasing company which established professional leasing subsidiary in Chinese free trade zones. Its fleet consists of over 230 aircrafts in service and about 140 aircrafts in backlog. With over RMB 73 billion aircraft assets, it has more than 60 domestic and international well-known aviation customers.

Bocomm Leasing offers both finance and operating lease products. With competitive multi-currency (such as USD, JPY, EUR, AUD, RMB) financing tools, it is able to meet specific customers’ requirements via SPVs set up both on-shore and off-shore. Powered by professional and innovative management, Bocomm Leasing is endeavored to provide aviation customers with value-added and tailor-made leasing services.

- First lease transaction through SPV established in Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ);
- First finance lease transaction denominated in JPY by Chinese Leasing company through an offshore SPV;
- First spare engine lease transaction through SPV established in SFTZ;
- First operating lease transaction for Airbus Tianjin assembled A320 through SPV established in Tianjin Free Trade Zone;
- First Chinese leasing company to carry out EUR aircraft leasing;

- Ranked 11 in terms of fleet value among global aircraft lessors by FlightGlobal.


BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific (http://apac.bnpparibas/en/
About BNP Paribas (https://group.bnpparibas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 markets, with more than 200,000 employees. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets in Europe, International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. 

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. 

*excluding partnerships

CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 35-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A1), S&P Global (A), and Fitch (A+). China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world’s largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.
CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China’s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business – listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange 
(HKEX STOCK CODE: 1606). www.CDBAviation.aero


CMB Financial Leasing

CMB Financial Leasing

CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (abbreviated to the “CMBFL”), approved by the State Council, is one of the first batch of five financial leasing companies affiliated with banks in China. With the approval from China Banking Regulatory Commission, CMBFL was founded in March, 2008. CMBFL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank (abbreviated to the “CMB”) with the registered capital of RMB 6 billion. CMBFL opened on April 23, 2008. Since the establishment of CMBFL, it has been actively researching and developing all kinds of financial leasing products in accordance with the need of the physical economy. CMBFL launched financial solutions for clients from various fields of industry including aviation, shipping, energy, equipment manufacturing, energy saving and environmental protection, health industry, public utility and culture industry, financial leasing companies. The clients of CMBFL come from a variety of large, medium and small companies. CMBFL permanently persists in the core values of “Service, Innovation and Moderate” and the corporate objective of “High-Base, High-Standard and High-Level”. The balance of the leasing assets of CMBFL exceeded RMB100 billion in Sept. 2014 which made CMBFL among the ranks of “100 billion” financial leasing companies. On the new development stage, CMBFL has formally established the strategy of “internationalize, professionalize and differentiate” so as to build sustainable competitive edge to become the expert in financial solutions with excellent professional service abilities, and be committed to becoming the best financial leasing company in China. The balance of the leasing assets of CMBFL exceeded USD25 billion in Dec. 2018. 

DAE Capital

DAE Capital

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. is a globally recognized aerospace corporation and one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE’s leasing and engineering divisions serve over 125 airline customers around the world from its seven locations in Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, Jordan and the US.
DAE’s award-winning leasing division DAE Capital has an owned, managed and committed fleet of approximately 355 Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value of US$ 14 billion. DAE’s strong capital base, its full-service, best-in-class platform and its three decades of leasing experience allows it to provide customized and comprehensive solutions to airlines to address their fleet ambitions.


ICBC Aviation Leasing

ICBC Aviation Leasing

ICBC Aviation Leasing Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBC Leasing, was established in Hong Kong in March 2018 with a registered capital of USD 1.2 billion. ICBC Leasing, established in 2007 with a registered capital of CNY 18 billion, is wholly owned by ICBC Bank. ICBC Leasing is one of the leading players in China’s leasing industry with a local and overseas asset portfolio worth more than CNY 300 billion.
By the end of September 2019, ICBC Aviation Leasing has delivered a grand total of 482 commercial aircraft and the total number of commercial aircraft owned and managed has reached 730. ICBC Aviation Leasing provides innovative fleet leasing solutions for 83 domestic and global airline clients across 38 countries and regions. The fleet value in operation reaches around US$ 19 billion and ranks No. 6 worldwide and No. 1 in China.
ICBC Aviation Leasing has won many important awards from multiple Chinese and international authorities. Its growing business has spurred the company’s social responsibility and it has launched various CSR projects and encouraged employees to give back to society with love and responsibility.
Through the integration of domestic and international participants, ICBC Aviation Leasing aims for high standards of professionalism and efficiency. By leveraging the advantageous financial, legal and tax environment domestically and abroad, ICBC Aviation Leasing has developed into a globally competitive aircraft leasing company.

Jackson Square Aviation

Jackson Square Aviation

Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) is a full-service commercial aircraft lessor. We provide a variety of fleet and financial solutions to airlines such as sale and leaseback financing, PDP financing, new aircraft placements and leasing solutions from our existing fleet. Our experienced, international and professional staff in San Francisco, Dublin, Toulouse, Singapore, Beijing and Lima is committed to meeting airlines’ evolving needs worldwide. Leveraging our extended relationships with aircraft manufacturers, financiers and other aviation businesses, we offer fleet and capital flexibility vital to airlines’ fleet replacement and expansion.
Since the founding of JSA in 2010, our portfolio has steadily expanded with young and efficient Airbus and Boeing fleet. Today our owned, committed and managed fleet exceeds 225 aircraft with 49 leading airlines in 28 countries.
We are a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL) group of companies. MUL is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. With the support of MUL and our strong relationships with other global financiers, we are committed to providing competitive pricing and flexible financing alternatives to our customers.
MUL, incorporated in April 1971, has responded to increasingly diverse customer needs by expanding into a variety of business domains, as well as its core lease and financing business. MUL’s principal shareholders are Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

Novus Aviation Capital

Novus Aviation Capital

Novus is an independent, privately-held aircraft leasing platform, focused on investing, leasing and financing of commercial aircraft assets. Established over 25 years ago, the Novus team operates globally out of six offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company has an aircraft portfolio under management worth about USD 4 billion.
Company website: www.novus.aero

Silver Sponsor

Air Lease Corporation

Air Lease Corporation

Air Lease Corporation is a leading aircraft leasing company principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its valued airline customers worldwide.



Amedeo is a leading aircraft asset manager and principal investor in leasing transactions to our customer airlines globally. Amedeo is the asset manager for LSE-listed investment companies and Voyager Aviation Holdings (Voyager), originating and managing aircraft leasing transactions on behalf of these entities.

Avation PLC

Avation PLC

Avation PLC is a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company managing a fleet of aircraft which it leases to airlines across the world.

Our customers include Flybe, Virgin Australia, Thomas Cook, Air France, easyJet, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Air India, Vietjet Air, Fiji Airways, Mandarin Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Galistair, airBaltic and Danish Air Transport.

CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited

CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited

CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited (CCB Financial Leasing) was established on December 26, 2007, which was among the first batch of financial leasing companies approved by China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC). The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCB, which incorporated in Beijing with a 8 billion RMB registered capital. 

As an important platform for CCB’s comprehensive operation, CCB Financial Leasing complies with shareholder’s strategy, supports substantial economy and fulfills social responsibilities actively by focusing on clients and markets. Relying on the network and the market reputation of CCB, CCB Financial Leasing promotes professional, market-driven and international development while provides variety of financial leasing services with constant improvement of product creativity, market share, value creation, assets management and internal control. 

CCB Financial Leasing has established a sound corporate governance structure and internal management system by leveraging the management concept and corporate culture of CCB. By the end of 2017, its assets under management reached over 160 billion RMB, covering various industries. The clients are throughout in nearly 30 provinces, municipalities of China and more than 10 countries and regions of the world.CCB Financial Leasing leads the industry with acquiring ideal 
international credit rating from rating agencies, namely A from S&P and Fitch, A1 from Moody’s, which result in significant development potential for the company. 




CFM International (CFM) was formed in 1974 as a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial transport aircraft engines and the best example of a successful international joint venture. 
Since the first engine was delivered in 1982, CFM has received orders for more than 50,000 CFM56 and LEAP engines from 600+ operators worldwide, of which more than 34,700 engines have been delivered.   
In addition to the highly successful CFM56 product line, CFM introduced the advanced LEAP engine which has demonstrated an unrivaled utilization since it started revenue service in August 2016. The LEAP engine powers the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919. To date, the fleet has logged more than 4,000 000 flight-hours. Overall, CFM has garnered orders and commitments for more than 17,300+ LEAP and plans to build 2,000 engines per year by 2020.  
As of March 2019, more than 750 aircraft had been delivered to 100 customers. 
The engine is delivering a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency along with significant reductions in noise and emissions signatures.  All of this while maintaining CFM’s industry-leading reliability and overall cost of ownership. 
In 2008, with the launch of the LEAP engine, CFM announced that all services offerings for this new product would come from directly from CFM.  The organize could also provide support for CFM56 engines, as well.  This was done to support customer requests for seamless product sales and support.  
Since then, the primary focus of CFM Services has been to provide world-class aftermarket products and programs, working with customers to meet their unique, evolving needs from entry-into-service to mid-life through maturity and retirement.  



GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters, financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and delivering on our promises.  GECAS offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, asset sales and servicing, and airframe parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order more than 1,850 (~1,500 fixed wing/ ~350 rotary wing), plus provides loans collateralized on an additional ~320 aircraft. GECAS serves ~250 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 21 offices around the world. www.gecas.com

TMF Group

TMF Group

TMF Group is a Global Business Operator present in every country our clients’ aspirations demand. We are renowned for helping clients operate and invest seamlessly, in and beyond their home markets, by providing Global Business Services that allow them to focus on their core competencies. We have extensive experience in providing services to companies and special purpose vehicles (SPVs) used for owning and leasing aircraft. Our clients include aircraft lessors, banks, airlines, private equity and hedge funds. We have staff in every major global jurisdiction used for aviation services, which allows us to move swiftly and provide efficient, effective services anywhere in the world. We specialize in providing services to operating lease platforms including holding companies and aircraft owning companies (AOCs), aircraft financing structures, lease in, lease out (LILO) special purpose vehicles and aircraft and engine securitization vehicles. We manage hundreds of aircraft leases in SPVs around the world, nine out of the ten top global aircraft lessors are our client; we service half of the top 50 aircraft lessors globally.



We are an Ireland-based global aircraft leasing company with assets approximately $2.2 Billion.
Our strategy is to continue growing Voyager as a leading lessor of mostly new and young passenger aircraft.
We are managed by Amedeo (www.amedeo.aero), an industry-leading asset manager and aircraft investor. Our team, working together with Amedeo, will actively pursue growth in all three acquisition channels – new orders directly with the aircraft manufacturers, sale and leaseback transactions with airlines, and portfolio acquisitions from other lessors. Our aim is to generate stable and highly visible revenues, earnings and cash flows.
The current portfolio is on lease to 7 airlines in 6 countries. Our customers are mainly flag carriers and other strongly-positioned airlines which typically deploy our aircraft on key international routes. We have grown rapidly over the past four years and our focus has been on markets with the greatest growth in demand for air travel, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
While our heritage is based on primarily acquiring wide-body aircraft, over time we intend to broaden both our asset base and our global footprint. We designed our business model from a strong capital base provided by our shareholders, Amedeo Capital Limited and two large New York based private equity firms.

Bronze Sponsor

ACC Aviation Group

ACC Aviation Group

One of the world’s leading aviation service providers, ACC Aviation Group provides market-leading expertise across aircraft leasing, asset management, strategic consultancy, aftermarket aircraft interiors programmes and air charter.
Through our international office network spanning the UK, mainland Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, we serve a diverse, global client base who trust our experts to deliver a comprehensive range of bespoke aviation solutions.





Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of June 30, 2019, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 283 aircraft leased to 89 customers located in 48 countries.  Our aircraft are managed by an experienced team based in the United States, Ireland and Singapore and we are a public Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AYR”.  For more information on Aircastle, please visit www.aircastle.com.



Citi’s Aviation
Citi is a market leader in providing a full range of corporate and investment banking advisory services and products to important aircraft manufacturers, full service airlines, low cost carriers, aircraft lessors, airports and other aviation related customers around the world. Our Services to the sector include M&A & privatization advice, public & private equity, public & private debt, bank financing, export credit financing, project financing, securitization, leasing, risk management and transaction banking. Leveraging its presence in over 100 countries, Citi is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions to the aviation industry – locally, regionally and globally.

Company website: www.citi.com


DVB Bank

DVB Bank

DVB Bank SE is a financial services provider specialising in international transport finance. We arrange and provide structured financing solutions for our clients in the shipping and aviation industries. Our product range is complemented by advisory services and investment activities. Our services are allocated to six value-adding domains: Structured Asset Lending, Asset Management, Client Account, Risk Distribution & Loan Participations, Corporate Finance Solutions, and Private Equity Sourcing & Investments. Our products in financing and advisory are characterised by long-standing expertise in asset and market research, as well as comprehensive know-how.   Our Aviation Finance team and our clients benefit from our integrated platform, with a range of products and services covering the entire lifecycle of aircraft and engines. Consequently, our strategy is geared to offering our clients the most efficient services “where money and metal meet” – irrespective of industry and economic cycles. DVB provides asset financing on the basis of sound research and a deep understanding of aviation markets and specific types of aircraft. Our experts have gained their wings through many years of experience in the banking business as well as in the aviation industry – with airlines, manufacturers, asset managers and lessors.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company (NYSE: UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. Pratt & Whitney is creating the future of flight by developing game-changing technologies such as the GTF™ engine to power the next generation of efficient, sustainable air travel.

SPDB Financial Leasing

SPDB Financial Leasing

SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd (hereafter refer to the Company), founded by SPD Bank, COMAC and SIG with the approval of CBRC is a financial institution established in April 2012 in Shanghai which specialized in providing financial leasing services. The Company has a registered capital of RMB 5 billion, of which SPD Bank has a share of 61.02%, COMAC 20.34%, SSAOC 10.17% and SHLHI 8.47%    .
The Company, who ranks Aircraft Leasing business as its strategic core business, lists the country’s only financial leasing institution which has a shareholder background of both civil aircraft manufacturing and aviation services. Relying upon its shareholders’ strengths in aircraft R&D, aircraft designing, aircraft manufacturing and aviation services, the Company enjoys the power of providing full supply chain financial leasing services and customized leasing products for aircraft manufacturer and maintainer, aircraft component and spare parts supplier and airline operator.
The Company now managing 44 aircraft including A330-300, B787 and B737-800 which leased to Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines Shanghai Airlines, Chengdu Airlines and Shandong Airlines.

Willis Lease

Willis Lease

Willis Lease has earned an industry-wide reputation for service, innovation, technical support and in-depth knowledge of commercial aviation. Our core business is leasing commercial aircraft engines to airlines, OEMs and MROs – worldwide. Along with short- and long-term leasing, we have developed and implemented strategic engine pooling programs, which provide pool members with attractive benefits. We provide innovative leasing solutions to our customers. These leasing activities are integrated with engine and aircraft trading, engine lease pools supported by cutting-edge technology, as well as technical and asset management, and various end-of-life-solutions for aircraft, engines and aviation materials provided through our subsidiaries Willis Asset Management and Willis Aeronautical Services. With one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of engines in the aviation industry, we can meet a wide range of customer technical and operating requirements. Quick responses to AOG emergencies illustrate how our worldwide team of dedicated professionals responds 24/7. Our experience, knowledge and leadership in engine leasing gives our customers a competitive advantage with Power to Spare – Worldwide®.

Wilmington Trust

Wilmington Trust

For more than a century, Wilmington Trust has been a leader in trustee, agent, and corporate trust services, serving on some of the largest and highest profile transactions.  We have capabilities in many of the world’s most attractive jurisdictions.  Specifically in Ireland, we have acted as the leading Irish Owner Trustee service provider for nearly a decade and have vast experience specializing in the role of successor trustee.  This is a testament to our commitment developing customized solutions, pairing technology and disciplined, tenured staff.  Our experience means you will have a better one when working with Wilmington Trust.  Please contact Caroline Magee to learn more at +353 1 7920711 or carolinemagee@wilmingtontrust.com.

Supporting Organisation

Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association

Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association

The Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association (HKALA) was founded in June 2017 to promote the development of the aircraft leasing and finance industry.
HKALA's members include key international and domestic lessors, lessees, banks and other financial institutions, investors, law firms, accounting and tax advisory firms and other service providers involved in the aircraft leasing and finance industry.
The Association seeks to be a united force in the industry that strives to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international aviation and financial center.

Company website: http://www.hkala.com.hk

Invest Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Department responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

InvestHK has specialists in a range of priority sectors and an overseas network of staff and representatives based in 30 key business cities worldwide.

InvestHK team partners with clients on a long-term basis and is available to help at any stage of their business development in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy.


The Hong Kong Association of Banks

The Hong Kong Association of Banks

The Hong Kong Association of Banks (“HKAB”) was established in 1981 under the Hong Kong Association of Banks Ordinance. All fully licensed banks approved by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to operate in Hong Kong are legally required to be members of HKAB. 
Key Roles of HKAB:

  • Promote the interests of members and create an environment to support further development of the banking sector.
  • Act as a focal point for consultation and liaison among members, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, regulators and other stakeholders.
  • Promote the continual competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international financial centre, the premier offshore RMB centre and Asia’s private wealth management hub.
For more details, please visit http://www.hkab.org.hk

Charity Partner



Orbis is an international non-profit working to eliminate avoidable blindness. We are a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years and have worked in 92 countries. We operate the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital onboard an MD-10, a state-of-the-art teaching hospital that allows us to travel the world to share knowledge and develop skills with communities that need it most. Orbis provides education that is both high-quality and long-lasting so that these medical professionals can use their new skills to treat their patients even after the Flying Eye Hospital departs. Visit https://sgp.orbis.org/en to learn more.


Conrad Hong Kong Hotel

Conrad Hong Kong Hotel,

Conrad Hong Kong Hotel

Located in the center of Hong Kong's business district, the Conrad Hong Kong hotel infuses contemporary elegance and smart luxury. The hotel has been awarded many acclaims, including the Award of Excellence by Smart Travel Asia magazine in 2011, and TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice award. Situated above the Pacific Place shopping complex and near many business headquarters including the Bank of China and the Hong Kong Trade Center, the hotel is ideally located for guests looking to experience fast-paced life in this vibrant city. Guest rooms and suites feature luxurious amenities, such as marble bathrooms and high-speed internet, with sophisticated décor. Do business in a selection of 12 meeting rooms accommodating between 8 and 1000 guests, including the spectacular Grand Ballroom.

***Limited Guestroom Offer from Conrad Hong Kong***
Arrange booking via here to enjoy preferential guestroom rate at Conrad Hong Kong now! 
(From HKD3650+10% onwards per room night. Limited offer and on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Airlines: Complimentary Registration

Airfinance Journal Events are the best places for airline networking

To all airlines, we are pleased to offer you complimentary passes to join the Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific 2019 on 30-31 October 2019 in Hong Kong. Please click here to register for your complimentary pass*. If you have any questions, please contact registrationsasia@airfinancejournal.com


*Complimentary passes are for the use of airlines only & all passes must be approved by Airfinance Journal Events.

Orbis Inaugural Hong Kong Benefit Dinner

We are very much honored to collaborate with Orbis to host the Inaugural Hong Kong Benefit Dinner at our 20th Anniversary of Airfinance Journal Asia Pacific conference

The Charity Dinner has been organized to raise awareness of the issue of avoidable blindness and raise fund in this regard to benefit Orbis.

Here are the event details:
Orbis Inaugural Hong Kong Benefit Dinner
Date and time: 30th October 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Conrad Hong Kong

Click here to access the pledge form and sponsorship deck. If you are interested to take part at the Orbis/ Airfinance Journal Charity Dinner, please contact Elaine Woon from Orbis at elaine.woon@orbis.org.