Conference Programme


By bringing the international aviation financing community to Africa to meet with leading African aviation executives we can facilitate positive changes to the African aviation industry.

2018 Panels included:

Panel Discussion:  Airline Fleet Planning & Route Network Development

Panel Discussion: Airline Fleet Planning & Route Network Development – (l-r) Jérôme Charieras, Senior Sales Director, Airbus, France; John Breslin, Marketing, EMEA, Avolon, Ireland; Andrew Mudachi, Head of Engineering Services, Kenya Airways; Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered, Ireland and Sylvain Bosc, Chief Commercial Officer, Fastjet, South Africa.

Panel Discussion:  Airline Financing in Africa

Panel Discussion: Airline Financing in Africa – (l-r) Mark Tierney, Co-Founder & CEO, Crabtree Capital, Ireland; Vicente Alava Pons, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, DVB Bank, UK; Nicolas Abraham, Customer & Structured Finance Director, ATR, France; (Moderator) James Geldenhuys, Head, Aircraft Finance, Nedbank CIB, South Africa; David Minty, Head, Aviation Finance, Investec Bank, South Africa and Terry MacDonald, Director, Sales Finance, Bombardier, Canada.


Panel Discussion:  Aircraft & Engine Programmes Update

Panel Discussion: Aircraft & Engine Programmes Update – (l-r) (Moderator) Ciaran McGlynn, Sales Executive, Engine Lease Finance, Ireland; Mathieu Gouache, LEAP Product Marketing Director, CFM / Safran Aircraft Engines; Joao Miguel Santos, Managing Director, Boeing International, South Africa; Raul Villaron, VP, Middle East & Africa, Commercial Aviation, Embraer; Jean-Paul Boutibou, VP, Middle East & Africa, Bombardier, UAE; Greg Alberts, SVP, Global Leasing & Asset Management, Mitsubishi Aircraft, USA and Dominique Dumas, VP, Sales, Africa, ME & Indian Ocean, ATR, France.

Panel Discussion:  Aircraft Leasing & Trading in Africa

Panel Discussion: Aircraft Leasing & Trading in Africa – (l-r) Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Hugh Flynn, CEO, ASL Aviation, Ireland; Fred Browne, CEO, Aergo Capital, Ireland; Ciaran McGlynn, Sales Executive, Engine Lease Finance, Ireland; Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner, UK and Bradley Gregory, Managing director, Skyline Aero, UK.

Panel Discussion - Achieving Co-operation within Africa

Panel Discussion: Achieving Co-operation within Africa – (l-r) Nogie Meggison, Chairman, Airline Operators of Nigeria; Kirsten King, Finance Director, Comair, South Africa; Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Nonny Mashika, Director, Aviation, Department of Public Enterprises, South Africa and Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola.

Panel Discussion - Airlines

Open Discussion: African Aviation – The Way Forward – (l-r) David Minty, Head of Aviation Finance, Investec Bank, South Africa; Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO, Fastjet, South Africa; Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Gasant Orrie, Cape Managing Partner, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, South Africa; Andrew Mudachi, Head of Engineering Services, Kenya Airways; Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola and James Geldenhuys, Head, Aircraft Finance, Nedbank CIB, South Africa.

 

Itinerary for 2019:

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

12.00 o’clock to 16.30 hrs African Airlines Meeting

18.00 hrs – Welcoming Cocktail Reception followed by Welcoming Dinner

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

08.00 hrs – 09.00 hrs – Welcoming Refreshments

09.00 hrs – Conference Opening Ceremony followed by Conference Programme.

13.00 – 14.00 hrs – Lunch

17.30 hrs – Conference Day One Closes

17.30 hrs – Cocktail Reception followed by African Aviation Gala Dinner

Friday, 25th May, 20198

08.00 hrs – 09.00 hrs – Welcoming Refreshments

09.00 hrs – Conference Opening Session

13.00 – 14.00 hrs – Lunch

17.30 hrs – Conference Closes

17.30 hrs – Cocktail Reception followed by Air Finance Africa Dinner


 

 

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