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“The only ‘must do’ event in the industry today” Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

28 JULY – FIRST SESSION AT 9:05 edT – SEE AGENDA BELOW

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Airfinance Journal North America Online will bring the aviation finance community together for 3 days of virtual networking and carefully curated content all designed to help you help your business in the midst of a global pandemic. One of aviation’s defining characteristics through the decades has been its resilience, and Airfinance Journal will continue to serve as a platform to make business happen. At a time when global travel is at a near standstill don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading lights across the airline, leasing, financing, manufacturing and appraisal communities whilst developing new leads and relationships with your peers from across the globe.

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Agenda

TIME ZONE: BST

14:05 Measuring the market response to North American post-Covid-19 airline fundraising
           • US airlines have engaged in various financing strategies in order to raise liquidity, how has the market responded and what does this tell us about the appetite to support aviation moving forward?
           • What to make of the remarkable market cap dive and recovery which has hit airlines across North America?
           • What lessons can the world’s airlines takeaway from US airlines successful fundraising initiatives?

           Philip Baggaley, CFA, Managing Director, Government & Corporate Ratings, S&P

           Helane Becker, Managing Director, Cowen Inc

           Rafael Kuhn, Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities

           Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director, Head of Aviation and Transportation, KBRA 

           Matthew Simonetti, Director, Global Structured Finance , Citi

           Moderated by: Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal

15:00 Lessor led solutions for airline customers

          • Will Norwegian Air Shuttle’s debt-for-equity swap with their lessor creditors be replicated by other airlines?
          • How much more capacity do lessors have to support their airline customers?
          • What happens if certain lessors eventually turn off the rental relief tap for lessees?

           Andy Mansell, Co-Founder Black Rock Aviation

           Moderated by: John Luth, Chairman, Accenture Aviation & Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Capital Group Ltd

15:45 Closing remarks by Airfinance Journal

15:50 Close of live agenda day 1

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14:05 Managing the glut, where will all the planes go and what will they be worth?
           • What impact will oversupply have on asset values across the board?
           • Who will be the likely takers of additional aircraft?
           • Which aircraft type will be most vulnerable?

            Simon Finn, Director – Aviation Research, MUFG

            Doug Kelly, Senior Vice President, Asset Valuation, AVITAS

            Olga Razzhivina, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, Oriel

            Michael Warner, Managing Director, Head of Aircraft Programs & Valuations, Boeing Capital Corporation

            Mike Yeomans, Head of Valuations, IBA Group Ltd

            Moderated by: Olivier Bonnassies, Managing Editor, Airfinance Journal

 15:00 CDB Aviation fire-side chat

            Senior Representative, CDB Aviation

            Interviewed by: Oliver Clark, Editor, Airfinance Journal

15:45 Closing remarks by Airfinance Journal

            Laura Mueller, Managing Director, Airfinance Journal

15:50 Close of live agenda day 

TIME ZONE: BST

14:05  The aviation finance environment today – a Boeing analysis

            Darren Hulst, Vice President, Marketing, Boeing Commercial Aircraft

14:35 Short break

15:00 Should lessors be concerned about ratings agencies’ view of ABS pools?
         • A number of lessor ABS pools have been downgraded or placed on negative outlook since the pandemic, how significant is this and what can lessors do to reassure investors?
         
• Which aircraft types are particularly vulnerable in the current environment?

         • What long term impact do we expect the COVID-19 outbreak to have on the aircraft ABS market?

           Betsy Snyder, Director, Corporate Ratings, S&P

           Moderated by: Drew Fine, Partner, Milbank LLP

Speakers

Helane Becker

Helane Becker

Managing Director

Cowen Inc.

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Rafael Kuhn

Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank Securities

John Luth

John Luth

Chairman, Accenture Aviation & President, Chairman & CEO

Seabury Capital Group Ltd

Betsy Snyder

Betsy Snyder

Director, Corporate Ratings

Standard & Poor's

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Matthew Simonetti

Director, Global Structured Finance

Citi

Marjan Riggi

Marjan Riggi

Senior Managing Director, Head of Aviation & Transportation

KBRA

Doug Kelly

Doug Kelly

Head of Valuations

AVITAS

Mike Yeomans

Mike Yeomans

Head of Valuations

IBA Group Ltd

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Milbank

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