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Informal <span style='font-weight:400;'>interactive discussions</span> on only the hottest topics <span style='font-weight:400;'>Leading airlines</span> from around the world Fantastic <span style='font-weight:400;'>networking opportunities</span> and gala dinner <span style='font-weight:400;'>Expert analysis</span> on current and future values, financing and trends
Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe
27th June 2016
Waldorf Hilton, London


After the success of the 2015 edition of the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe, which featured a networking gala dinner atop of the Shard, we are delighted to announce the return of the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe on the 27th June.

What could be impacting your aviation investments?

From the continued growth of the Capital Markets and an increase in Asset-backed Security and securitised transactions, there are a multitude of factors impacting the European and MENA markets, as well as the global market.  Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe will delve into the sources of aircraft finance, providing insight into where we are today and how the market could develop in 2017.

  • With interest rates set to increase, what are the implications for you and your competitors? What new sources of capital are available to leverage?

  • Find out why investors see operating lessors as increasingly attractive platforms. What is the implication of this on a transaction level – Flightglobal conferences have gained their reputation as a forum where participants openly debate challenges and provide networking opportunities with the deal makers, and not a sounding board for the corporate view

  • Gather expert opinion, based on analysis of data not available elsewhere, on how the airline and aircraft leasing market will evolve in 2017 and beyond

The Flightglobal team brings the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe together providing leading airlines, lessors and banks the forum to debate the issues impacting investment decisions.

Again we will be incorporating a panel discussion format only, doing away with endless power points in order to facilitate real discussions between panellists and delegates alike. This is a unique chance to meet at a gathering with all the key players rounded off by a gala dinner hosted by Flightglobal, which brings everyone together to round off the day.

Register now to reserve your place in London on 27th June 2016 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel.

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The conference brochure for the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe is now available to download, with full session details, key expert speakers, networking opportunities and much more. Download it here. Taking place on the evening of Monday 27th June, Flightglobal will once again host an exclusive Gala Dinner for all delegates. This year's venue will be the HMS Belfast. This fabulous networking opportunity allows you to dine and rub shoulders with the leading players in Aviation Finance and is free to attend for all delegates. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A number of airlines have already registered to attend the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe including, Lufthansa, Etihad, easyJet and Flybe. You can now see who else will be there on 27th June by downloading the current delegate list. Download it here. The Waldorf Hilton, London will once again play host to the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe. Book now to secure the cheapest rates available. The fees include free refreshments, lunch and a complimentary gala dinner. Bespoke sponsorship and exhibition packages are available for the Flightglobal Finance Forum series. If you are interested in discussing how you can become involved, e-mail rebecca.covey@rbi.co.uk Flightglobal look forward to meeting you on 27th June at the Ascend Europe Finance Forum. Join us to address the challenges in Europe and MENA.

Key Reasons to Attend

Receive critical insight into the main trends in debt financing and sources of funding, oil prices and aircraft values
Exchange ideas, network with peers and develop new partnerships

Gather expert opinion on the outlook for the aircraft leasing market, regional jets and low-cost carriers
Access leading aviation finance experts

Get to grips with different issues at the end of the first lease and address key questions on the secondary markets
Amazing networking opportunities including complimentary gala dinner

Airline Attendees Include:
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Agenda Overview
Coffee & registration
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Analysing growth plans and forecasts
  • Analysing fleets and finance, what's the medium term outlook?
  • Alternative financing options and preferences
  • Deliberating the current trends in fleet renewal and leasing
  • Analysing the evolution of different network models
  • A look at the strength of order books
Neil Glynn, Head of European Transport Equity Research , Credit Suisse
Rami Myerson, Aerospace and Defence Analyst, Investec
Gerald Khoo, Equity Research - Transport & Leisure, Liberum
Tom Doxey, Vice President, Fleet & Corporate Finance, Allegiant Travel Company
Analysing the aviation market from the airlines perspective
  • How has the expansion and increase of lessors and financiers impacted the airlines?
  • Quantitative easing: What has it meant for aircraft values?
  • Reviewing new aircraft leasing and new long term agreements
  • Analysing current trends in fleet renewal and leasing
Ricky Thirion, Group Treasurer, Etihad Airways
Markus Ohlert, Head of Leasing, Lufthansa
Erlendur Svavarsson, Senior Vice President, Loftleidir Icelandic
Mid-morning coffee & networking in the exhibition area
Where are we now? An analysis of the aircraft sales market
  • Assessing new trends in leasing
  • Leasing market conditions and future lease rate projects: Assessing predictions
  • The leasing industry and regional jets: Has appetite changed?
  • Tackling the funding, whats next?
  • Are we at the end of the cycle?
  • Is the market over-valued?
Moderator - Rob Morris, Head of Consultancy, Ascend
Paul Sheridan, SVP Risk and Capital Markets, Accipiter
Celine Fornaro, Managing Director - Aerospace, Defence & Satellite Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Shane Matthews, Head of Strategic and Market Analysis , SMBC Aviation Capital
Dick Forsberg, Head of Strategy, Avolon
Banking Panel : An analysis of the sources of aircraft finance in 2016 and beyond
  • Analysing Asset Based Financing and the evolvement of the profile of investors involved
  • An analysis of the continued growth of Capital markets during in 2016? What is the future?
  • Evaluating the use of EETCs as a means of financing aircraft and how they are evolving in the face of renewed interest in the ABC market
Moderator - Gordon Welsh, Head of Aviation, UK Export Finance
Joerg Schirrmacher, Head of Aviation, Helaba
Michel Dembinski, Head of Aviation, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
Taimur Baig, Executive Director - Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Alok Wadhawan, Co-head, Aviation Finance, Investec
Betsy Snyder, Director, Standard & Poor's
Lunch & networking in the exhibition area
Aircraft financing in Europe - A look into the future!
  • Analysing what the second half of the year will bring
  • Financing at a competitive rate
  • Where will the capital come from?
  • Can interest rates rise without drying up growth?
Shumpei Tsuda, Assistant Director, Development Bank of Japan
Michael Fox, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
Dr Stefan Bund, Chief Analytical Officer, Scope Ratings
Marjan Riggi, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Lease Accounting – The Next Generation
  • An overview of new lease accounting standards (incl. US-GAAP vs IFRS)
  • Key impacts for lessors and lessees
Niall Naughton , Financial Services Director, KPMG
Next generation of Engines
  • What is the next generation of engines and what are the benefits
  • What has been market acceptance and are the benefits real
Paul Finklestein, Vice President - Marketing, Pratt and Whitney
Afternoon tea & networking in the exhibition area
Ascend Flightglobal's Market Outlook
  • Demand and supply dynamic in the commercial aviation sector
  • With 40% of the global fleet on operating lease ownership, can growth continue and if so from where?
  • What is the impact on aircraft values and lease rates?
Rob Morris, Head of Consultancy, Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy
Closing remarks from the Chair
Drinks reception and Gala Dinner
End of conference
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Charles Armitage
European Aerospace & Defence Equity Analyst
Michel Dembinski
Head of Aviation
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
Tom Doxey
Vice President, Fleet & Corporate Finance
Allegiant Travel Company
Paul Finklestein
Vice President - Marketing
Pratt and Whitney
Celine Fornaro
Managing Director - Aerospace, Defence & Satellite Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dick Forsberg
Head of Strategy
Michael Fox
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs
Neil Glynn
Head of European Transport Equity Research
Credit Suisse
Gala Dinner

Flightglobal will once again be hosting a gala dinner and drinks reception open to all delegates on Monday 27th June.

This fabulous networking opportunity allows you to dine and rub shoulders with the leading players in Aviation Finance and is free to attend for all delegates.

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Venue and Accommodation

The Waldorf Hilton, London

Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD | Telephone: +44 (0)20 7836 2400

Special accommodation rates available for all delegates.

Details to be announced soon.