Ishka Aviation Finance Festival 2023

May 23, 2023

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Ishka Aviation Finance Festival

Tuesday 23 May, Conrad Dublin

Connecting decision makers and thought leaders from across aviation finance

 Our 6th annual Ishka Aviation Finance Festival (IAFF) was the event of the summer with 55+ superstar speakers confirmed. Connect with tomorrow’s brightest and freshest ideas at Ishka’s summer extravaganza in Dublin. Our epic mid-year gathering delivers an action-packed day of expert analysis and insight on the key issues facing the aviation finance market as we head to H2 and beyond.

IAFF tests the mettle of senior influencers from the manufacturing, airline, financing, legal, leasing and investor communities, as we challenge them to candidly debate the key issues shaping the future of the market. This one-of-a-kind event, far from your typical corporate conference, combines fantastic networking with inspiring content, encouraging attendees to collaborate and engage via our innovative session formats in a relaxed environment.

PLUS: Join us the day after (24 May) at our highly-anticipated, industry-requested Ishka Trading Summit: Engines, Freighter & Part-Out! To secure discounted accommodation and maximise your time onsite click here. For any group bookings and sponsorship queries, please contact Rich to discuss your bespoke package.

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Why attend

Ishka Aviation Finance Festival is so much more than a conventional corporate conference. Our unique festival format combines first-class content and a forward-thinking agenda, with innovative, offbeat, interactive session formats.

We deliver quality dialogue, not sales pitches. Our festival attendees help shape discussions through meaningful audience interaction.

New in 2023! Grant Thornton hosts a special training workshop for a deep dive into key industry topics, plus we unveil a new Ishka Gameshow format and brand new festival-style sessions.

Intimate, relaxed, efficient networking. The Aviation Finance Festival puts the highest concentration of key decision-makers across the aviation finance ecosystem in one room to facilitate new business relationships.



400 Capital • ACC Aviation • Acumen • Aer Lingus • Aercap • AerFin • Aergo • Aero Capital Solutions • AFG • Afrinat • AIP Capital • Air Lease Corporation • Air Nostrum Global Services • Airborne Capital • AJW Group • Altair Advisory • Altavair • APOC Aviation • Arena Aviation Capital • ASL Airlines • Atlantic Airways • ATOZ Aviation Finance • Aurora Insights • AV Airfinance • Avia Solutions Group • AviLease • Avionix • Avolon • AVP • AXA XL • AXIS Capital • Azores Airlines • Bank of China • BBAM • BDO • Bluebird Nordic • BNP Paribas • Boeing • Bolger Aviation • CALC • Canada Jetlines Ltd / Irelandia • Cargolux • Castlelake • CCB Leasing • CDB Aviation • CFM Materials • China Aircraft Leasing Corporation • Clifford Chance • Clover Aircraft Leasing • Clover Aviation Capital • Contrail • CORNERSTONE GROUP FAMILY OFFICE • Crabtree Capital • Cranfield Aerospace Solutions • Credit Agricole CIB • DAE Capital • Deloitte • Deucalion • Deutsche Bank • Dynam Aviation • easyJet • Egaria • Electra Airways • ELFC • Ellinair Airlines • Embraer Commercial Aviation • Emerald Airlines • Emirates • Ernst & Young LLP • Ethiopian Airlines • ExpressJet Airlines • Falko • Flightradar24 • Fly Play • FlyFast Air • • FPG Amentum • GA Telesis • Genesis • Grant Thornton • Gulf Med Aviation Services • Hogan Lovells • HSBC Ireland • Icelandic • impact • Interpath Advisory • Investec • Irelandia • ITS • Jackson Square Aviation • JP Lease Products & Services • KPMG Ireland • Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon • Magellan • Magnetic Leasing • Maples Group • McLarens Aviation • MTU Maintenance Lease Services • MUFG • NAC • Next level Aviation • Nippon Life • NORD/LB • Nordic Aviation Capital • Norweigan • OPTIC by SellUe • ORIEL • ORIX Aviation • PACE • Phoenix American Financial Services • Pillsbury • PK AirFinance • PlaneConsult • Power Aviation Services • PRAGUSA.ONE • Reverence Capital Partners • Riyadh Air • Rolls-Royce • Rosa Airlines • RPK Capital • SAFRAN Aircraft Engines • Santos Dumont • SAS • Scale • SDC Business Consulting • Seabury Securities • SellUe Ltd • SES • Sky Leasing • SkyNRG • Skytra • SkyWorks Leasing • Smartlynx Airlines • SMBC Aero Engine Lease • SMBC Aviation Capital • Smith Gambrell Russell • Specialist Aviation Ireland Ltd • Supernova Airlines • Sustainable Flight Solutions • SVP Global • Taconic Capital • TAP Air Portugal • Tecex • The Currency • Thomson Reuters • TippAero • Titan Aviation Leasing • TrueNoord • Vistra • VMO Air • Voyager Aviation • Walkers • Watson Farley & Williams • Willis Lease Finance Corporation • Wings Capital Partners • WNG Capital

Grant Thornton Academy

The half day series of masterclasses is for new entrants to the aviation leasing and finance sector and runs alongside the annual Ishka Aviation Finance Festival.

This masterclass offers attendees the chance to further their understanding of Pricing, Lease Management, Technical Management and Airline restructuring as delivered by experts in their field from Grant Thornton. Our highly interactive sessions include:

  • Pricing 101
  • Intricacies of Maintenance Reserves
  • Technical Management 101
  • Formal and Informal Restructuring of Airlines
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New for 2023

  • Grant Thornton hosts a special training workshop for a deep dive into key industry topics
  • Lessor CEOs Roundtable – hear directly from the decision makers behind some of the biggest aircraft lessors globally
  • Networking Business Lounge – connect with key clients on site at the dedicated meeting facilities at the conference
  • Gameshow – An Ishka classic reimagined in a new format to combine poignant market intelligence with candid expert insight
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Airlines and Institutional Investors

Complimentary attendance at all Ishka 2023 events for airlines and institutional investors

  • Identify and target opportunities which meet your investment and strategic objectives
  • Meet and network with senior decision makers from aviation's leading companies

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  • Instant access to all on demand content on the Ishka+ events platform to keep up-to-date with latest aviation trends
  • Access to the Ishka+ online networking directory 24/7
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"As usual Ishka work hard on content and it shows."

– Edward Hansom, Sirius Aviation Capital

"Another well organised and thoughtful conference of content and debate from Ishka."

– David Kerr, Eirtech Aviation Services

"As always, Ishka has managed to provide excellent content in a refreshing way. Keep it up!"

– Yves Germeaux ATOZ Aviation Finance

"The calibre of the speakers is exceptional. Overall, a very informative and insightful event."

– Eileen Guerin, MTU Maintenance Lease Services

"Very enjoyable event, ideal numbers for effective networking and engaging with speakers, panels and content."

– David Beary, SES

"High quality event, thoughtful and informative discussions. Definitely one to bookmark in the calendar for next year."

– Derek Paterson, Aero Capital Solutions

"Great organisation, and a chance to learn from and network with seriously knowledgeable folk. Useful and enjoyable."

– Patrick Edmond, Altair Advisory

"Relaxed atmosphere, plenty of networking breaks throughout the event with excellent panel discussions and speakers. It was my first time attending and I am looking forward to next year!"

– Trevor Buckley, Acumen Aviation

DEI and Sustainability

Ishka is committed to deliver an international portfolio of events which is environmentally sustainable, economically and socially responsible and to play our part to pave the way for diversity, equity and inclusion within aviation finance. As such, we are eager to facilitate and promote diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience at our events both as speakers and delegates.

Join us the following day

Ishka Trading Summit: Engines, Freighter & Part-Out

Wednesday 24 May, Conrad Dublin

The Ishka Trading Summit is a forum dedicated to dealmaking around midlife and end-of-life assets. Connecting engine lessors, aircraft asset managers, MRO shops, operators and more, it is a must attend for those looking to maximise returns in this highly complex portion of the value chain. Given the relatively high returns possible in this sector, it is also an opportunity for our investor community to gain an expert insight into the highly technical, but lucrative side of the industry.

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