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Tuesday 30th January

18.15 – Early registration for Helicopter Investor & Superyacht Investor

18.30 – Cocktail reception hosted by Vedder Price

20.00 – Dealmakers Dinner hosted by AIC Title Service, Boeing Business Jets, Mente Group, TAG AViation & UniCredit Leasing

23.00 – Flightcap hosted by The Registry of Aruba

Wednesday 31st January

08.00 – Registration and Breakfast hosted by Pratt & Whitney

08.55 – Opening remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor

09.00 – The last five years and the next five years
Michael Platt, LCI Helicopters

09.20- Keynote: The future for CHC
How CHC has reshaped to the new market
Opportunities for growth
Fleet and finance plans

Karl Fessenden, CHC

09.30 – The Offshore helicopter market
Are customers happy with the services they are getting?
Has the customer-operator relationship fundamentally changed?
How will rig trading affect operators?
Should operators work with financiers?

Tony Cramp, Shell Aircraft

09.50 – Why investors need to care about maintenance
Independent vs OEM shops
How to pick a partner

Jukka Holkeri, Patria International Support Partnerships

10.00 – Morning coffee hosted by Milestone Aviation Group

10.40 – The price is right – valuing helicopters
Have we reached the bottom?
What lessons have we learnt from this downturn?
Can the industry count on oil and gas?

Moderator: William Sturm, Avpro Inc.

Richard Berkemeier, ASA
David Crick, DavAir Group
Ben Chapman, Flight Ascend Consultancy
Alastair Fallon, IBA Group
Jason Kmieck, HeliValue$
Kim Seward, Morten Beyer & Agnew

11.40 – OEM panel: Managing the cycle
How quickly can OEMs adapt?
From selling helicopters to selling availability

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor

Luc Bentolila, Airbus
Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter

12.20 – MRO Trends, Best Practice & Opportunities to Add Value
Parts & Maintenance
Power-by-the-hour
Preventative maintenance

Moderator: Allan Blake, A&S Blake

Stéphanie Bonnefoy-Fourie, Airbus
Nicolas Chabee, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Joe Hawke, Uniflight Global
Jukka Holkeri, Patria International Support Partnerships
Ray Weiser, Jet Support Services Inc.

13:00 – The VIP market is on the rise
What are the VVIP Helicopter companies offering their clients?
Is a VIP helicopter an airtaxi?
Is the VIP experience good enough?
Are VVIP helicopter services comparable to Business jets?

Charlotte Pederson, Luxaviation Helicopters

 13.20 – Lunch hosted by ITC-AeroLeasing

 14.50 – Tapping the Japanese market
Japanese operating leasing for beginners
Who invests in Japanese operating leases?
How much risk will investors consider?

Mirika Nakayama, ITC Aero-Leasing

15:10 – Differences and similarities between helicopters and commercial aircraft
Operators versus airlines
Differences between helicopter and airline leasing
How will the helicopter market look in 10 years?

David Fowkes, Seabury Consulting

 15.30 – Money, money, money

Lessons from the downturn – how bad have the last few years been?
Lending to lessors versus operators

Moderator: Rex Rosales, Watson Farley & Williams

David Fiore, Export Import Bank of the US
Alain Gauthier, Export Development Canada
Tom Low, AirFinance
Florence Roussel-Pollet, Société Générale Equipment Finance

16.10 – Afternoon tea hosted by Milestone Aviation Group

 16.50 – The markets of the future
Where will we see the next growth market?
Wind – the other offshore market

Sharon Desfor, HeliValue$
Alexander von Plato

17.10 – China: the next big market

How fast is the market growing?
How big will the Chinese fleet grow?
Will China become a major helicopter builder?
Will Chinese financial institutions move into helicopters?

Jeffrey Lowe, Asian Sky Group

17.30 – And another thing… Clark’s Closing remarks

Clark McGinn

18.00 – Cocktail reception hosted by Patria

20.00 – Historic pub tour hosted by Malta Ship Registry

Thursday 1st February

08.30 – Breakfast hosted by Leonardo

09.20- Opening remarks day two

Andre Cohen, Coherent Financial

09.30 – A different way of looking at helicopter investments

How different groups disagree on the risk and reward
Evaluating and pricing risk for helicopters
Managing volatility
Do lessors need to exit to get return?
Lessons from the last cycle

Bill Wolf, Lobo Leasing

 09.50 – Safety as a value proposition
Investment in safety can generate significant returns for helicopter operators
The high cost of accidents is avoided and operational performance improved
Savings can be even greater if safety enhancements are achieved through collaboration with other companies

Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffShore

10.10 Helicopter leasing 2.0

How will the market look in 2020?
Will lessors start ordering again?
Is it possible to raise new debt or equity?
Does whatever does not kill you really make you stronger?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor

Stephen Cook, Macquarie
Mark Kelly, Lobo Leasing
Crispin Maunder, LCI Helicopters
Olivier Piot, Nova Capital Group
Pat Sheedy, Milestone Aviation Group

10.50 – Morning coffee hosted by Protective Packaging Corporation

 

11.20 – Civil Helicopters as a Leasing Asset

Dan Rosenthal, Milestone Aviation Group

11.40 – Market Update: The view from Leonardo

Roberto Garavaglia, Leonardo

12.00 – It’s a wrap!
State of the helicopter storage market
Which models are being wrapped?
Storage options – where are aircraft being stored?

Steve Hanna, Protective Packaging Corporation

12.20 –  Managing insurance and liabilities
Liability and concentration risks
Will rates ever harden?
Is it all about price

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price

Zohar Zik, HFW
Robin Milan, Willis Towers Watson
Ken Monahan, GBJ Insurance Broker
Phil Bolt, Bolt Advisory

 13.20 – Lunch hosted by HeliValue$

 14.30 – The looming rotary pilot shortage
Is the industry facing a brain drain?
How many people have left the industry?
Will this be the biggest limiting factor for the industry?

Moderator: Tim Fauchon, British Helicopter Association

William Finden, Oaklands Global
Geoff Packer, HeliSpeed
Simon Witts, Aviation Skills Partnership

15.10 – Energy update – Is the forecast for wind?
Steve Robertson, Westwood Global Energy Group

 15.30 – Opportunities in the pre-owned market
Who is buying today?
Which types are moving – and which are not?

Moderator: Ben Chapman, Flight Ascend Consultancy

Emmanuel Dupuy, Avpro
Aubrey Point, Avinco
Gerald Robert, Freestream
Michael Roberts, JetVend
Marc Schechter, Waypoint Leasing
Will Sturm, Avpro

16.20 –  Helicopters on yachts: When two markets come together
How big is the market?
Operational issues for both sides
What should buyers worry about?

Don Lockie, Redfort Group
Frederic Lemos, Airbus
Nigel Watson, Luviair

16.40- Closing Remarks

 16.50 – Afternoon tea hosted by Protective Packaging Corporation