Airfinance Journal North America 2020 (PENDING)

04-05 May 2020

Convene 237 Park Avenue

New York, United States

  • Sponsors >

  • CDB Aviation
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Seabury Capital
  • BNP Paribas
    Silver Sponsor
  • Willis Lease
  • KPMG

Event Overview

Event postponed - stay tuned for updates


Steep in the home and history of aviation capital markets, New York City. Airfinance Journal North America is the premier meeting of aviation finance professionals in the region. Featuring some of the world’s largest airlines, lessors, banks and investment firms, don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to build your connections and make business happen.


Attendance includes access to:

  • High-end networking: industry VIP Networking opportunities and informal meetings
  • Investment aviation opportunities emanating the global aviation industry
  • Deal-making: access to the most senior industry leaders
  • Industry insights: explore the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing the aircraft finance world
  • 1-2-1 meetings service: tell us who you'd like to meet and our dedicated concierge team will do the rest


Get in touch

Sponsorship: Elliot Taylor | | +44 (0) 20 7779 8388

Speaking: Jonathon Leader | | +44 (0) 20 7779 8481

Attending: Victoria Warrington-Green | | +44 (0) 20 7779 8349


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Donald G. Gray

Chair, Aviation & Aerospace Group

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


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

Bronze Sponsor

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 


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blakes has Canada’s largest aviation law practice, with a focus on aircraft financing and aviation commercial law. We represent most of the world’s largest aviation manufacturers, aircraft and engine leasing companies, advisors, government export credit agencies, aviation financiers, international banks and hedge funds. We also represent aerospace manufacturers and satellite system operators in respect of commercial product liability, regulatory and financial matters. Blakes Aviation Group is ranked #1 in Transportation: Aviation by both Chambers Canada and Legal 500 Canada 2018. Blakes serves as international external counsel for the Aviation Working Group (AWG), the industry association for the world’s leading aircraft and engine manufacturers, lessors and financiers. Our lawyers are members of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Air Transport Association of Canada, Canadian Aviation Regulatory Council, Canadian Business Aircraft Association, Helicopter Association International, International Aviation Women’s Association, Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, Women in Aerospace and Women in Aviation.

Seabury Capital

Seabury Capital

Seabury Consulting, now part of Accenture, offers a unique range of expertise specific to the aviation industry that complements Accenture’s global capabilities, solutions and services to help propel airlines into the future. Earlier this year, Accenture completed its acquisition of the corporate advisory and aviation consulting businesses of Seabury Group, strengthening Accenture’s ability to help the world’s leading airlines achieve transformational change.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


Silver Sponsor

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific (
About BNP Paribas (

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. 

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®.



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.


Convene 237 Park Avenue

Lexington Avenue, between 45th & 46th Street,
New York,

Convene at 237 Park Avenue has been called the "venue of the future." Unlike other event spaces in New York City, this location is purpose-built for professional events. This loft-style space in Midtown is two blocks away from Grand Central and offers ample space for networking and learning.

Convene at 237 Park Avenue is located on Lexington Avenue between 45th & 46th Street near the following subway stations: 4,5,6,7,and S. If you are coming by subway into the Grand Central – 42 St Station, use the Northeast exit.

Why Sponsor

In addition to exhibition and delegate packages we also offer a range of comprehensive sponsorship and advertising options.

Sponsor an Airfinance Journal event and benefit from:

Direct access to your target market 
Put your brand in front of aviation finance leaders from airlines, investors, lessors, banks, manufacturers and more.

Increased exposure to our database
Your logo and messaging will be featured on our marketing emails, print material, social media, and digital advertising pre, during and after the conference.

Generate hundreds of highly targeted business leads
Position your brand in front of the entire aviation industry. You will also receive your very own pre-conference marketing pack to ensure you gain maximum exposure and generate interest.  

Benefit from exclusive services only available to our sponsors
Participate at the conference that puts you in the driver's seat with your own wish list of attendees and your dedicated marketing contact leading up to the conference. 

Sponsorship Contact: Elliot Taylor | | +44 (0) 20 7779 8388