Agenda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Registration & Continental Breakfast

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8:30 AM - 8:35 AM | Welcome Remarks from Insight Information

Scott Thompson, Vice President & Global Events Director, ALM Insight Information


8:35 AM - 8:45 AM | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Donald G. Gray, Chair, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM | Rules to Fly By

Important economic and regulatory changes are impacting Canadian airlines, small air operators, pilots, unions, associations. The mission of Transport Canada is to support and work in close collaboration with all stakeholders to understand how these changes impact the industry.  This session will provide insight into recent and proposed regulations.  
Speaker:
Sara Wiebe, Director General, Air Policy, Transport Canada

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | From Term Sheet to Take Off

As a co-founder, former director and former chief operating officer at WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, Tim Morgan has deep expertise and experience in the Canadian aviation market and is well-respected by aviation professionals, industry partners, and regulators.  Now Tim Morgan is leading a Canada-based investor group to launch a Canadian ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) service in 2019.  Learn about the process and hurdles of becoming a ULCC in Canada.
Speaker:
Tim Morgan, President and CEO, Enerjet 
Moderator:
Robert Kokonis, President and Managing Director, AirTrav

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Networking Coffee Break

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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | The “Scope” of Regional Manufacturers

Examine how regional manufacturers are utilizing innovative products, designs, and technical advancements to combat the “scope clause”.
Speakers:
Tobias Caldas, Regional Vice President, Marketing, Embraer 
Roger Marszalek, Regional Marketing, Mitsubishi Aircraft Americas
Philippe Poutissou, VP Sales and Marketing, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada
 

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Networking Luncheon

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM | Luncheon Address Global Economics and Forecasting of the Airline Sector

Hear one of the industry’s most prominent & respected economists give his forecast on the industry’s future, what headwinds we ought to be cognisant of – in his trademark entertaining style.
Speaker:
Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President, AVITAS

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | The Canadian Skies

A look at the forecasts, challenges and growth models for the Canadian regional airlines.
Moderator:
Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
Speakers:
Jim Scott, CEO, Flair Airlines
Eric Edmondson, President and CEO, Air Georgian
Michael Rodyniuk, President & Chief Executive Officer, West Wind Aviation

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Networking Coffee Break


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | How to Woo the Treasurers

Explore successful finance strategies deployed by aviation industry leaders and key considerations for choosing the right option, from leasing to securitization. 
Speakers:
Jared Ailstock, Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Dana Barta, Executive Director, Asset Finance Group, Morgan Stanley
Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, Air Canada
Matthew Simonetti, Director, Citi
Heather Wilson, Director, Treasury, WestJet
Moderator:

Seth Fraser, Senior Director, Customer Finance, Boeing Capital Corporation


3:45 PM - 4:35 PM | Manufacturer Forecasts

Acquire insight from aircraft manufacturers on product updates, forecasts for airline deliveries, as well as Canadian and international market requirements.
Speakers:
Wendy Sowers, Director of Product Forecasting, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Simon Pickup, Marketing Operations Director, Airbus Americas

4:35 PM - 5:05 PM | Two Become One: The Story of the Merger of First Air and Canadian North

Speaker:
Chris Avery, President and CEO, Canadian North & First Air
 

5:05 PM - 6:30 PM | Networking Reception

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Friday, September 13, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Continental Breakfast


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Aviation Finance Outlook

Stay ahead of important developments in policy and regulations in international aviation financing. 
Speaker:
Gabriel Okolski, Vice President, Credit and Financial Analyst, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC)
 

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | Quick Fix: PDP Financing

An overview of the quirks and quarks of pre-delivery payment financing.
Speaker:
Barbara Pansadoro, Senior Associate, HFW LLP.

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM | It’s Time to Play: Get the Deal Done

In-house airline counsel go head-to-head with in-house lessor counsel in a game show parody to discuss their primary objectives and non-starters when negotiating the finance documents.
Speakers:
Sruti Prakash, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Jackson Square Aviation
Alexander Green, General Counsel, Merx Aviation Finance
Dennis Lopes, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Chorus Aviation
Anna Maria Masciotra, Assistant General Counsel, Aircraft Financing and Maintenance, Air Canada
Veronica Tang, Director, Legal and Assistant Corporate Secretary, WestJet Airlines.
Moderator:
Auriol Marasco, Partner, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM | Networking Break


10:40 AM - 11:20 AM | Lessors Unite

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?
Speakers: 
Brian Evison, SVP North America, DAE Capital.
John Yanney, VP, Marketing, Jackson Square Aviation
Ryan DeBrusk, Head of Marketing, Americas, Nordic Aviation Capital
Moderator:
Jason MacIntyre, Partner, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM | Capital Markets: Canadians Dive In

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.
Moderator:
Jim Pascale, Partner, Milbank 
Speakers:
Dana Barta, Executive Director, Asset Finance Group, Morgan Stanley
Helen Kotsovos, Director, Financing, Air Canada
Daniel Melaugh, Director, Debt Capital Market Solutions, Credit Suisse AG
Mike De Santis, Head of Canadian High Yield Origination, TD Securities 

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM | Networking Luncheon


1:10 PM - 1:30 PM | Engine Manufacturer’s View

This update will provide an insight into an engine manufacturer’s market viewpoint, with a focus on the Canadian and International market, plus product and service updates.   
Speakers:
Frederic Lefebvre, Vice-President, Regional Airlines, Sales and Marketing, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jeffrey Hathaway, Director - Marketing, Pratt & Whitney - Commercial Engines

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | CapeTown: Updates and Implementation

This session will present an overview of the current caselaw and the upcoming changes to the international registry and AWG projects relating to the Capetown Convention.  
Speakers:
Natalia Murphy, Product Manager, International Registry of International Interests in Aircraft Equipment, Aviareto           
Patrick Brennan, Partner, Bennett Jones 
John Pritchard, Partner, Holland & Knight
Moderator:
Jasmine Jin, Associate, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | Innovation in the Skies

A look at emerging trends in the aviation industry
Speakers: 
Geoff Beyer, Director Product Management, Flir Systems
Moderator:
Christopher Wong, Associate, Aviation & Aeospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM | Conference Concludes