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 | The Peak of Canadian Airlines

Companies must alter their business models, pricing, revenue, and cost structures to suit their customers’ changing needs in different economic conditions. As a result, a deep knowledge of the trends and the economic life cycle can help predict external opportunities. It can also predict risk factors of investing in the industry.  This session will address how the industry can respond to the shifting macro-economic environment. 

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | The Road Ahead for Bombardier

With a global leadership position in the business, commercial and specialized aircraft markets, Bombardier s mission is to solve for the world’s ever-growing need for mobility through innovation.  This session will delve into the insights of how Bomardier is addressing the operational, technological and cultural challenges ahead for the industry.

Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

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

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | 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. 

Jared Ailstock, Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Matthew Simonetti, Director, Citi
Dana Barta, Executive Director, Asset Finance Group, Morgan Stanley


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

12:30 PM - 1:00 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.
Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President, AVITAS

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM | 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.
Tim Morgan, President and CEO, Enerjet 
Robert Kokonis, President and Managing Director, AirTrav


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

A look at the forecasts, challenges and growth models for the Canadian regional airlines.
Jim Scott, CEO, Flair Airlines
Eric Edmondson, President and CEO, Air Georgian

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

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | The “Scope” of Regional Manufacturers

Examine how regional manufacturers are utilizing innovative products, designs, and technical advancements to combat the “scope clause”.

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.
Wendy Sowers, Director of Product Forecasting, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Simon Pickup, Marketing Operations Director, Airbus Americas

4:35 PM - 5:30 PM | The Impacts of Climate Change

A look at how the changing climate has affected Canadian travel
Chris Avery, President and CEO, First Air
Auriol Marasco, Partner, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

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

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. 
Robert Morin, Transaction and Business Development Leader, Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium

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

An overview of the quirks and quarks of pre-delivery payment financing.
Barbara Pansadoro, Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan 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.
Sruti Prakash, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Jackson Square Aviation

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

10:40 AM - 11:40 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?
Brian Evison, SVP North America, DAE Capital
Philippe Poutissou, Head of Strategy & Development, Elix Aviation Capital
John Yanney, VP, Marketing, Jackson Square Aviation
Jason MacIntyre, Partner, Aviation & Aerospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

11:40 AM - 12:30 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.
Michael Stockton, Director, Head of Export and Agency Finance, TD Securities
Helen Kotsovos, Director, Financing, Air Canada

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM | Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Luncheon Address

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Plane of Rotation: A Helicopter Joint Venture

A look at the ups and downs of competitors joining forces.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | CapeTown: Updates and Implementation

Rob Cowan, Managing Director, Aviareto             
Patrick Brennan, Partner, Bennett Jones 
John Pritchard, Partner, Holland & Knight
Jasmine Jin, Associate, Aviation & Aerospace Group

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | Innovation in the Skies

A look at emerging trends in the aviation industry
David Proulx, Vice President, Product Management, UIS, FLIR Systems
Christopher Wong, Associate, Aviation & Aeospace Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM | Conference Concludes