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Aviation Finance Masterclass Programme

This feature under the Masterclass Programme will discuss all aspects of financing of aviation industry. From where to invest and how to fund an aircraft, legal framework and incentives for buying and operating aircraft, the futuristic trends in aviation investments will come under the purview of this session on January27.

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Airport Project Finance Masterclass Programme

All you need to know about the financing of airport development projects will be addressed in this session. Understanding new airport business models, solutions for better investment achievements, non-aviation revenues at the airport, energy providing infrastructures

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Technics for Financing and Funding your Project Masterclass Programme

This session will have presentation by a top speaker, tips on how to pitch a project, checklist for business plan and, incentives as well as discussion with aviation experts.

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Day 1 Masterclasses

Financing and Funding Techniques Masterclass

Monday 27th January 2020 

STAGE: PICTHATON

09:00AM - 09:15AM Registration: Financing and Funding Techniques  Masterclass
09:15AM - 10:00AM Ignition Speech
Aya Sader, International TEDx Speaker.
Olga Fleming, Founding Partner - Oruga Investment
10:00AM - 11:00AM Aviation Business Acceleration Incentives , Investment Ignition.
Elodie Robin-Guillerm, Aerospace and defence accelerator at Gothams.
Jon Gruen, Managing Director at Gothams, Aerospace & Defense Innovation Accelerator
11:00AM - 11:30AM Network Coffee Offered By GCAA
11:30 AM - 12:30PM Imagine. Design. Build: Creating a Aviation Start-up
Mia Jafari,Incubator Manager at Intelak
Gustavo Carriconde, Founder of Startup Space
Tarun Krishna, Co- Founder Trift
12:30PM – 13:00PM Understanding Investors / Startup Success
Eric Kohn, Chairman & Managing Partner of Barons Capital Partners SA
13:00PM - 14:00PM Business Lunch Offered by GCAA
14:00PM – 15:00PM Break Out Session
To be disclosed
15:10PM – 16:00PM Break Out Session
To be disclosed
 

Aviation Finance Masterclass

Monday 27th January 2020

STAGE: 1

08:00AM - 09:00AM

Registration

09:00AM - 09:15AM

Sponsor Opening Speech

09:15AM - 10:00AM

Aircraft Investment, where to profit

Kevin Coen, Head of Markets and Risk, Santos Dumont
Peter Huijbers, Director PH Aviation Asia

10:00AM - 11:00AM

The numbers behind the aircraft. Fleet Management, trading and Aircraft  Risks

Eddy Pieniazek, Head of Analytics and Advisory at Ishka.
Marian Pistik, Head of Asset Management International Airfinance Corporation

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Network Coffee Offered by GCAA

11:30 AM - 12:30AM

Where’s the profitability in Aircraft Sector for Investors.

Ryan Scott, Senior Vice President, Boom Supersonic.
Frank Noppel, CEO Flugauto

12:30PM – 13:00PM

Entrepreneur Chat - How to start profitable airlines-

Rob Watts Director of Advisory, ACC Aviation

13:00PM - 14:00PM

Business Lunch offered by Boeing 

14:00PM - 14:50PM

Sustainability is the future of Aviation . Where to Invest?

Jason Sutcliffe, Marketing Executive, Middle East & Africa Rolls Royce. 
Aleksey Matyushev, CEO, Nautilus

15:00PM – 15:50PM

Sourcing for new and cost effective aircraft, trends in aircraft negotiations.

Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Asset & Export Finance – LCM.
To be announced.

15:50PM – 16:00PM

Network Coffee Offered by

16:00PM - 16:50PM

Legal framework and Incentives for buying and operating aircraft.

Paul Jebely, Managing Partner of Pillsbury’s

17:00PM

Closing Speech 

 


Airport Project Finance Masterclass

Monday 27th January 202

STAGE:2

08:00AM - 09:00AM

Registration

09:00AM - 09:15AM

Sponsor Opening Speech: Alex Moya General Manager, Indra UAE

09:15AM - 10:00AM

Understanding new business models for airports
Jacques Khoriaty, Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director , EGIS
Kashif Khalid, Regional Director-Africa & Middle East, IATA-Airports

10:00AM - 11:00AM

PPP Business Models Explained
Curtis GRAD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Modalis Infrastructure Partners Inc.
Alex Leigh, Airport Investment Specialist, IFC, World Bank

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Network Coffee Offered by …

11:30 AM - 12:30AM

Step by step – Getting Finance and funding for airport developments
Waleed Youssef, Ph.D. Airport Strategy and Privatization
Arturo Garcia-Alonso, Managing Director AvPORTS

12:30PM – 13:00PM

Country Outlook – Brazil Airports Privatization, the success model and future  opportunities.
Interviewed by Dr.Fethi Chebil, Airport PPP Expert.
Marcelo Sampaio, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Federative Republic of Brazil

13:00PM - 14:00PM

Business Lunch 

14:00PM - 14:50PM

Investment Risk Exposed. Solutions for better investment achievements
Gerold Tumulka, CEO Swissport Middle East Slot 2 Speaker : To be disclosed
Mo. Ashmawy, Aviation Projects Control Manager AECOM

15:00PM – 15:50PM

Airport Future Solutions
Alex Sauriol, CTO and Co-founder - Searidge Technologies
Houda Ben Said, Quality Control Manager, Airside Safety Operations.

15:50PM – 16:00PM

Network Coffee 

16:00PM - 16:50PM

Investing in passenger experience and air connectivity 
Swati Tandon, Partner at McKinsey & Company
Gavin Eccles, Partner GE Aviation

17:00PM

Closing Speech by Master Class Sponsor  INDRA

 

Day 2 Main Summit 1

Tuesday 28th January 2020

STAGE: MAIN STAGE 

08:00AM - 09:00AM

 

Registration

 

9:00AM - 10:00AM

 

Opening Ceremony

 

10:00AM – 10:02AM

 

National Anthem

10:02AM – 10:05AM

 

Presenter Announcement

 

10:05AM – 10:10AM GIAS 2020 Opening Video
10:10AM – 10:15AM GIAS Ignition
10:15 AM – 10:30AM Opening Speech 

10:30AM - 11:30AM

 

World Leaders Session 1

World leaders : Vision and strategies for growth, sustainability and better aviation.

Moderator: Waleed Youssef, Ph.D. Airport Strategy and Privatization

  • H.E Marcelo Sampaio, Vice Minister of Infrastructure of Federative Republic of Brazil
  • H.E. Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika , Minister of State, Aviation, Federal Republic of Nigeria
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Coffee Break / Official GIAS 2020 Tour

Key Note: H.E. Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects of 
Republic of Malta

12.10 AM - 13:00AM

 

World Leaders Session 2

World leaders : Vision and strategies for growth, sustainability and better aviation.

Moderator: Waleed Youssef, Ph.D. Airport Strategy and Privatization

  • H.E. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of Senegal
  • H.E. Alessandro CARDI, Deputy Director General of Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile
  • (ENAC) of Italian Republic
  • H.E. Rogério Alves, Deputy Mayor Ponte de Sor City, Portugal Aviation Cluster.

13:00PM - 14:00PM

 

Business Lunch Offered by JETEX

 

14:00PM - 14:30PM

 

Success factors for Airport Investments
Global leading operators, and Airport investors meet Airlines, and experts to discuss future trends in  investment revenues models and expectations.

 

Moderator: Waleed Youssef, Ph.D. Airport Strategy and Privatization

 

  • Alex Leigh, Airport Investment Specialist, IFC, World Bank
  • Jacques Khoriaty, Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director , EGIS
  • Alex Moya General Manager, Indra UAE
  • Ramesh Cidambi COO, Dubai Duty Free.

 

14:30PM – 15:30 PM

 

How to boost investments in aviation ?
Leading aviation stakeholders, investors, entrepreneurs and financial institutions to discuss and promote  this sector from an alternative financial sector to one of the principals.

Moderator: Gavin Eccles, Partner GE Aviation

  • Adel Mardini, CEO JETEX
  • Todd Siena, CEO Block Aero Technologies
  • Roei Ganzarski CEO magniX
  • Laura Muller, Managing Director Airfinance Journal.

15:30PM – 16:00 PM

 

Network Coffee 

 

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

 

Leading the investment in aviation. Where will be the next challenges?

UAE is recognized as leader in aviation investment, with more the a trillion dollars planned to invest where are the challenges and what are the lessons learn globally?

Moderator: Jacques Khoriaty, Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director , EGIS

Andrew Perrier, Chief Business Development Officer, Almusbah Group
Dr. Obaid Saif Al Zaabi, CEO Securities and Commodities Authority
Simona Franková, Founder NG Aviation
Hugo Espirito Santo, Partner Mckinsey
Safe Zone

17:00 PM – 17h30 PM

 

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

INTELAK Incubation Programme

STAGE: PICTHATON 

09:00AM - 11:30AM

INTELAK Incubation

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Network Coffee

11:30 AM - 13:00AM

INTELAK Incubation 

13:00PM - 14:00PM

Business Lunch

14:00PM – 15:00PM

INTELAK Incubation 

15:30PM – 16:00PM

Announcement of GIAS / INTELAK Main Stage Finalists


Day 3 Main Summit

Wednesday 29th January 2020

STAGE: MAIN STAGE 

08:00AM - 09:00AM

Registration

09:00AM – 09:50AM

Woman Entrepreneurship in aviation: global leaders and their vision.
Setting a discussion for empowerment of Woman in aviation their vision and achievements.

Moderator: Swati Tanton, Partner Mckindsey

  • Sonja Strand, Vice President Honeywell
  • Fundi Sithebe, Chief Executive Officer, Airports Company South Africa
  • Nadia Ibrahim AlMaazmi, President of the GIAS Committee.
  • Tamara Bullock, CEO, Altitude.

10:00AM – 11:00AM

How will Urban Mobility dramatically shape aviation investment ? A necessary outlook to avoid being left behind.
Where are we investing, the challenges and where are the opportunities?
Moderator: Hugo Espirito Santo, Partner Mckinsey

 

  • Frank Noppel, CEO Flugauto
  • Sébastien Couturier, Head of Innovation & Corporate Venture Groupe ADP
  • Christian Bauer, CCO,Volocopter GmbH
  • Ben Marcus, Co-Founder & Chairman of AirMap

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Network Coffee 

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

 

Unleashing investment for building capability within next generation of
aviation professionals

Leading investors and operators in aviation training and human resources, discuss the demand and attract ability of the sector for nations, corporations and private investors

Moderator: Elodie Robin-Guillerm, Aerospace and defence accelerator at Gothams.

  • Cmdr. R. Alberto Bernabeo, Associate Professor-ABU Dhabi University
  • Capt. Yahya Albloushi, General Manager, Fujairah Aviation Academy
  • Capt. Mohammad Alsuwaidi, Chairman Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute Solomon
  • Dr. Kevin Dunseath, Regional Director (MENA) and Director, Dubai Centre, at City, University of London

12:30PM – 13:00 PM

Customer success as a government objective.
Ismael Mohammed Al Blooshi, Assistant Director General GCAA.

13:00PM - 14:00PM

Business Lunch 

14:00PM - 14:50 PM

Why Investing in Environmental Sustainability is profitable?
Aviation is responsible for about 2.5% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The sector is looking to technologies and engineering solutions to help make aircraft more environmentally friendly. Where can investors profit ?

Moderator: Hugo Espirito Santo, Mckinsey

  • Cedric Barbier, Executive Director Aviation, Egis
  • Kevin Noertker, Co-founder and CEO, Ampaire
  • Miguel Braga, Head of Aeronautics Defence and Automotive, CEIIA Etihad

14:00PM – 14:50 PM

 

Startups that will revolutionise the aviation industry :
Moderator: Mia , Incubator Manager, INTELAK

#GIAS20 Startup Competition Finalist 1 to be Announced
#GIAS20 Startup Competition Finalist 2 to be Announced
#GIAS20 Startup Competition Finalist 3 to be Announced
#GIAS20 Startup Competition Finalist 4 to be Announced
#GIAS20 Startup Competition Finalist 5 to be Announced

15:00PM - 16:00PM

 

Closing Ceremony
Closing Speech by H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of United
Arab Emirates, General Civil Aviation Authority.

 


GOTHAM’s / Startups Acceleration Program Presentation

STAGE: PICTHATON 

 

09:00AM - 09:15AM

Registration

09:15AM - 11:00AM

GOTHAM’s / Startups Acceleration Program Presentation

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Network Coffee

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Partner Presentation

National Program for SME’s

12:00AM – 12:30PM

Country Presentation

Portugal Aviation Cluster

12:30PM – 13:30PM

Country Presentation

Malta

13:00PM - 14:00PM

Country Presentation

Nigeria

14:30PM – 15:00PM

Country Presentation

To be disclosed.

15:00PM – 15:30PM

Country Presentation

To be disclosed.

15:30PM – 16:00PM

Partner Presentation

To be disclosed

16:00PM – 16:30PM

Partner Presentation

To be disclosed