29th Canadian Airline Investment Forum

June 4-5, 2018 | Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Agenda 2018-06-01T12:30:19+00:00

*Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)

8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:
NAC

8:25 AM
Welcome Remarks from Insight Information

8:30 AM
Chair’s Opening Remarks

Donald G. Gray
Head, Aircraft Finance
Aviation and Aerospace Group
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM
Manufacturer Forecasts
Acquire insight from aircraft manufacturers on product updates, forecasts for airline deliveries, as well as Canadian and international market requirements.

Wendy Sowers
Director of Product Forecasting
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Damian Allen
Marketing Manager
Airbus Americas

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM
Financing When You Are On Top
Explore successful finance strategies deployed by aviation industry leaders and key considerations for choosing the right option, from leasing to securitization.

Dana Barta
Executive Director – Asset Finance Group
Morgan Stanley

Matthew Simonetti
Director
Citi

Pierre Houle
Managing Director and Treasurer
Air Canada

Heather Wilson
Director of Treasury
WestJet Airlines

Moderator:
Beng Yip
Senior Vice President, Aviation Finance
Deputy Regional Head of the Americas
DVB Bank SE

10:40 AM
Networking Refreshment Break

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10:55 AM – 11:40 AM
Coming Together: Consolidation within the Lessor Market
Follow the progress of major acquisitions within the aircraft leasing industry. Will consolidations lead to the emergence of mega-lessors or potential structural change to the market?

Brian Evison
SVP North America
DAE Capital

John Yanney
Senior Vice President, Marketing – North America
Jackson Square Aviation

Philippe Poutissou
Head of Strategy & Development
Elix Aviation Capital

Moderator:
Arash Jahangir
Executive Director
O2 Aviation Services

11:40 AM  12:00 PM
A Canadian Rating
An overview of current and projected financial performance of the Canadian aviation industry.

Joe Rohlena
Senior Director, Corporate Ratings
Fitch Ratings

12:00 PM
Networking Luncheon

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1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
Luncheon Address: WestJet’s New World
Explore the exciting future of where WestJet is headed and how they are positioning themselves in the market to succeed in an ever changing industry. Welcome to WestJet’s New World.

Harry Taylor
Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
WestJet Airlines

1:40 PM – 2:25 PM
Low Cost Carriers in Canada: The New Kids on the Block
A number of ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCC) are taking off in Canada. What will these new entrants bring to the table? Hear firsthand from ULCC CEOs on how they envision strategy, pricing, and market structure.

Jim Scott
President & CEO
Flair Airlines

Tim Morgan
President & CEO
Enerjet

Moderator:
Christopher Wong
Associate
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

2:25 PM  3:10 PM
Interactive Session
Reenergize with roundtable discussions. Engage your peers on ideas and strategies to solve critical issues and benefit from the collective knowledge of the industry’s best experts.

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM
Spotlight: Capacity Management Solutions

Edvinas Demenius
VP Business Development
SmartLynx Airlines

3:30 PM
Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
SmartLynx Airlines

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Regional Airlines: Trends on the Horizon
Join leading Regional and Northern airline executives in candid conversation about emerging trends and the evolution of the regional airline service industry.

Eric Edmondson
President & CEO
Air Georgian

Michael Rodyniuk
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wasaya Group

Benjamin Ryan
Chief Commercial Officer
Air North

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Weathering the Storm Toward a Brighter Horizon
Navigate growing risks facing the airline industry and acquire strategies to mitigate them.

Douglas Walker
Managing Director, Global Head of Coverage
Seabury Consulting, Accenture

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Regional Jets: The Competitive Threat
Take away an expert analysis of Bombardier’s credit profile, the C Series program, and the competitive threat to the C Series posed by other competing aircraft models from other manufacturers.

Tim O’Brien
Vice President, Industrials, Global Corporates
DBRS

5:30 PM
Networking Reception

Sponsored by:
Boeing

8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:
Airbus Americas

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
AWG: Full Steam Ahead
Stay ahead of important developments in policy and regulations in international aviation financing. Hear about the status of Aviation Working Group’s current and upcoming projects, and plan accordingly.

Jeffrey Wool
Secretary General
Aviation Working Group (AWG)

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
The Regional Manufacturers: Designing for the Future
Examine how manufacturers are adapting to the changing needs of regional airlines, showcasing innovative products, designs, and technical advancements.

Ross Mitchell
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Jorge Nasser
Regional Director, Marketing
Embraer Commercial Aviation

Gordon Preston
Vice President, Marketing
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America

Moderator:
Lisha Li
Associate
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
The Give and Take of the Lessor-Airline Relationship
Airlines and lessors share a complex and dynamic relationship. Hear veteran perspectives from both sides to understand what it takes to forge successful and profitable partnerships.

Marwan Amr
Vice President, Counsel
Aviation Capital Group

Agnieszka Charysz
Chef du service des affaires juridiques adjoint
Assistant General Counsel
Transat

George Douvas
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
DAE Capital

Alexander Green
General Counsel
Merx Aviation Finance

Anna Maria Masciotra
Assistant General Counsel, Aircraft Financing & Maintenance
Air Canada

Sruti Prakash
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Jackson Square Aviation

Veronica Tang
Director, Legal & Assistant Corporate Secretary
WestJet Airlines

Moderator:
Nathan Leavitt
Partner
Holland & Knight

11:00 AM
Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
The Canadian EETC Saga Continues
Enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) is gaining momentum to finance large scale aircraft deals. Attain lessons learned from major Canadian EETC transactions to enable your success.

Dana Barta
Executive Director – Asset Finance Group
Morgan Stanley

Mike De Santis
Head of Canadian High Yield Origination
TD Securities

Helen Kotsovos
Senior Director, Financing
Air Canada

Jason MacIntyre
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Moderator:
Kevin MacLeod
Shareholder; Head of the New York Capital Markets Group
Vedder Price P.C.

12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Case Study: Cargojet
Follow Cargojet’s journey in successfully financing half a billion dollars in transactions for a large scale re-fleet. Acquire key implementation lessons and enable significant growth for your organization.

John Kim
Chief Financial Officer
Cargojet

12:30 PM
Networking Luncheon

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
AFIC Out of the Gate
Check in one year after the launch of Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC). Realize how financiers and investors can effectively deploy insurance market capital to manage exposures in aircraft leasing.

Bob Morin
Managing Director, Transaction and Business Development Leader
Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Export Credit Financing: Waiting in the Wings
Get important updates on what role export credit financing will play in 2018 and beyond, and recognize how your organization can benefit.

Cara McNulty
Senior Legal Counsel
Export Development Canada

David Parker
Managing Director – BCC Americas
Boeing Capital Corporation

Kathleen Steven
Director, Structured Finance
Bombardier

Moderator:
David Fiore
Vice President (Acting), Transportation Division
Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

3:00 PM
Networking Refreshment Break

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Powering Airlines: The Engine Leasing Market
Landscape
Commercial engine leasing continues to experience growth. Navigate uncertainties by making sense of new business models, shifts in demand, and new products.

Brenda Nichols
Senior Vice President Legal
ELF Group

Jeanette Pinard
SVP and General Counsel
GECAS Asset Management Group

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Droning on in Canada
As drones become a market reality, what should you expect to see in terms of new regulations in Canada? Will the future be user friendly?

Jason MacIntyre
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Auriol Marasco
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
The Electric VTOL Revolution
Why have Silicon Valley technology companies invested more than $1 billion in electric-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, a new class of ​vehicles for which no regulations currently exist? Gain insight into the tipping point and understand why more than 75 companies are bullish on electric VTOL aircraft for urban air mobility.

Kenneth I. Swartz
Special Advisor – eVTOL & Director of the Americas Region
The Vertical Flight Society

4:45 PM
Closing Comments & Conference Concludes