Opening of conference – Chairman Opening Remarks
Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Macro-Economic & Political Dynamics
The commercial aviation industry is affected and guided by macro-economic and political fluctuations but what factors have and will affect aviation in 2018?
Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Flight Ascend Consultancy
Fuel Prices and the Environment for Fuel Hedging
A big part of the reason why aviation is so susceptible to macro-economic and political fluctuation is the reliance and basic need for fuel. Following on from the opening presentation, this panel looks at the outlook for fuel prices and asks if hedging is a good idea right now.
Paul Horsnell, Head of Commodities Research, Standard Chartered / Mike Corley, Mercatus Energy Advisors
John L Plueger, CEO & President, Air Lease Corp.
Supported Finance Panel
When the global economy weakens few areas of finance have been as important as the ECAs. Will 2018 be another year of essential ECA assistance? It remains an essential fall-back option for some operators.
John Meakin, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, Managing Director – Export Finance, JP Morgan
Lessor Panel 1
Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright