Airfinance Journal Africa 2019

06-08 October 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Overview

Airfinance Journal Africa 2019
Defining the aviation conversation in Africa

Airfinance Journal Africa 2019 returns to Johannesburg over October 6th-8th 2019. An intimate gathering of the most influential players in African aviation finance, the conference will grant you access to business critical contacts and feature expert analysis from the industry’s most senior voices.

Airfinance Journal Africa is the place to develop new commercial relationships, deepen existing ones and ultimately make deals happen.

Event Features

  • Hear from the industry’s most senior figures – featuring airline CFOs and treasury teams
  • A multitude of dedicated networking opportunities including drinks receptions and lunches
  • Networking breakfast featuring a VIP keynote speaker
  • Networking dinner hosted by Airfinance Journal
  • Executive meeting lounge for your all-important 1-2-1 meetings
  • Dedicated networking space available throughout the conference

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Agenda

19 00 PM Networking drinks reception
08 55 AM Chairperson's opening remarks
09 00 AM Is Africa the “continent of new opportunity”?
Three striking statistics: 303 million international passengers by 2035, 8% growth in the next 20 years, 5 million more passenger journeys per year. The fundamentals of African aviation appear to be stronger than ever, but what is the industry to make of the opportunities posed by the African continent?
09 30 AM Green Africa Airways cleared for take-off in Nigeria
Coming off the back of their behemoth 50+ 737 Max order and having built a stellar executive team, the airline hopes to be the next big player out of West Africa. The question is what sets them apart from other would-be African start-ups, and what is their strategy for overcoming the many hurdles that likely await them in a traditionally challenging marketplace.
10 00 AM Is Africa an answer to lessors’ search for yield?
  • With depressed lease rates on SLBs and increasing competition, is Africa a jurisdiction in which lessors can maintain a greater yield?
  • What can lessors do to build more innovative and bespoke deals with African airlines?
  • Should lessors consider opening operations locally on the continent?
10 40 AM Morning networking break & refreshments
11 10 AM Wet leasing continues to offer African airlines alternative revenue source
  • With traditional lessors typically less engaged across the continent than elsewhere in the world, what role can inter-airline trading and wet leasing play in this market place?
  • Which asset types have featured heavily in this market?
  • Do we expect the demand for wet leasing to grow in 2019/2020?
11 40 AM Finding a way forward in African airline ownership – can there be a third way?
Government control of many African airlines has been one of the sources cited for African airlines’ relatively poor performance; being associated with slow moving and overly bureaucratic operating models. Can a greater embrace of public-private partnerships allow African aviation to reach new heights?
12 20 PM Networking lunch
13 50 PM Keys to success for secondary market aircraft traders in Africa
  • What is the foreseeable impact of rising fuel costs on the African secondary market?
  • Is there an appetite among African airlines for new technology aircraft?
  • How strongly have the residual values of regional jets and turboprops held?
14 30 PM The impact of insurance backed financing in Africa
  • With now three insurance backed products on the market, how well positioned are African airlines to utilise these products?
  • To what extent have these products help open up the broader financing markets to African airlines?
  • Which asset types are these products well suited to and what is their demand in Africa?
15 10 PM Afternoon networking break & refreshments
15 30 PM How healthy is the market for regional jets and turboprops?
  • Is there a market for the E2 and A220 in Africa?
  • How popular can we expect the CRJ900 to be with African operators?
  • Will increased connectivity in the region allow carriers operating regional jets to increase capacity?
16 10 PM Ethiopian Airlines maintain status as "crown jewel" of Africa
16 40 PM Chairperson's closing remarks
16 45 PM Networking drinks reception
08 00 AM Networking breakfast and VIP keynote speaker
09 30 AM Transport provided to Tambo International Airport

Complimentary Airline & Investor Passes

 

 

  • Complimentary registration for you to attend!
  • Establish relationships with lessors, financiers and service providers to understand the best options for financing future deliveries
  • Signal to the industry what financing options you’re considering to enhance RFP proposals
  • Meet with manufacturers to deliver the fleet solutions you need to run an efficient and profitable airline
  • Understand your competition’s strategies with regards to fleet development
  • Hear expert analysis that can improve your operations and financial performance

 

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