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Agenda

JUNE 14, 2016

8:00 – 8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast Sponsored by

8:30 – 8:35
Welcome Remarks from Insight Information

8:35 – 8:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

8:45 – 9:45
Manufacturer Forecasts
Insight from aircraft manufacturers on aircraft product updates and international market forecasts for airline deliveries and Canadian and international market requirements.

Wendy Sowers
Director, Market Forecast
The Boeing Company

Andrew Armitstead
Airline Marketing Director, North America
Airbus Americas

9:45 – 10:45
The Future of Leasing Companies: IPOs, Acquisitions and Exits

Jason MacIntyre
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Paul Meijers
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
GECAS

John Yanney
Vice President, Capital Markets & Marketing
Jackson Square Aviation

Tetsuya (Ted) Nozaki
Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
MC Aviation Partners Americas Inc.

10:45 – 11:00
Networking Refreshment Break Sponsored by

11:00 – 12:00
The Regional Market: Meeting the demands of the Legacy Carriers and LCC

Auriol Marasco
Associate
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Ross Mitchell
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Bombardier

Eric Christensen
Regional Vice President, Marketing, North America
Embraer

Gordon Preston
Vice President, Marketing
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc.

Neville Taylor
Head of Marketing, Americas
Nordic Aviation Capital A/S

12:00 – 12:30
View from Bay Street
A look at the current and projected performance of the Canadian aviation industry in the markets.

Cameron Doerksen, CFA
Analyst, Industrials & Transportation
National Bank Financial

12:30 – 1:45
Networking Luncheon Sponsored by

1:45 – 2:30
Luncheon Address

Calin Rovinescu
President and Chief Executive Officer
Air Canada

2:30 – 2:45
Hope Air Announcement

Doug Keller-Hobson
Executive Director
Hope Air

2:45 – 3:45
Beyond the Airframe: Financing Engines and Spare Parts

Brenda Nichols
Senior Vice President Legal
ELF Group

Jeanette Pinard
SVP and General Counsel
GECAS Asset Management Group
GECAS

Arash Jahangir
Senior Director
Regional Aircraft Transactions
GA Telesis, LLC

3:45 – 4:00
Networking Refreshment Break Sponsored by

4:00 – 4:45
Northern Challenges and Climate Change

Bert van der Stege
Vice President, Commercial
First Air

Benjamin Ryan
Director
Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Peter McCart
Senior VP, Scheduled Services
Canadian North

4:45 – 5:00
The Financing Connection between China and Canada

Gareth Delany
Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer
Ping An Aircraft Leasing

5:00 – 5:15
Aircraft Financing in China: Cape Town is Here!

Yan Zhenfeng
Partner
JunHe LLP

5:15
Conference Concludes for the Day followed by Networking Reception Sponsored by

JUNE 15, 2016

8:00 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by

8:30 – 9:15
The WestJet Story

Harry Taylor
Executive VP and CFO
WestJet

9:15 – 10:00
Air Canada: Blazing a Trail in Financing

Pierre Houle
Treasurer
Air Canada

10:00 – 10:15
Networking Refreshment Break Sponsored by

10:15 – 11:15
The Future of Capital Markets Deals

  • Are capital markets the answer?
  • Are EETCs available to other Canadian airlines?

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

Dana A. Barta
Executive Director, Global Capital Markets
Morgan Stanley

Tim Andison
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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

Kevin MacLeod
Shareholder
Head of the New York Capital Markets Group
Vedder Price

Helen Kotsovos
Director, Financing
Air Canada

Candice Li
VP Financing and Fleet Management
WestJet

Matt Simonetti
Vice President
Citigroup

11:15 – 12:00
Current Issues in Operating Leasing

Jason MacIntyre
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Alexander A. Green
Executive Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Secretary
Aircastle Advisor LLC

Alexander (Sasha) Rozenblyum
Senior Legal Counsel
Nordic Aviation Capital A/S

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

12:00
Networking Luncheon Sponsored by

1:15 – 1:45
Luncheon Address: AWG Project Update

Jeffrey Wool
Secretary General
Aviation Working Group (AWG)

1:45 – 2:15
Canada’s Regional Airlines: Diversifying in a Niche Market

Robert Deluce
President and Chief Executive Officer
Porter Airlines

Eric Edmondson
President
Air Georgian

2:15 – 2:30
Networking Refreshment Break

2:30 – 3:30
Export Credit Financing: Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Auriol Marasco
Senior Associate
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

David R. Fiore
Deputy Vice President, Transportation Division
Export-Import Bank of the United States

Michael Stockton
Head of Export & Agency Finance
TD Securities

Cara McNulty
Senior Counsel
Export Development Canada

Nathaniel Graddy
Account Manager
Boeing Capital Corporation

Kathleen Steven
Director, Structured Finance
Bombardier Aerospace

3:30 – 4:30
Cape Town in Practice

  • IR updates
  • How do CTC Opinions differ from PPSA/FAA Opinions
  • Review of the AWG Legal Panel Proforma Draft Opinion

John Pritchard
Partner
Holland & Knight

Dean Gerber
Chair of Global Transporation Finance
Vedder Price

Nathan Cheifetz
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto)

Rob Cowan
Managing Director
Aviareto Ltd

4:30
Conference Concludes

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