Jetrader - Spring 2017 - 23
ISTAT Finishes the Year Strong
with Two Global Events
Rounding out 2016 offerings, ISTAT organized two year-end events to cap off a successful year. The second annual ISTAT Latin America
Forum returned to Panama City, Panama in November. A month later, six ISTAT Holiday Receptions were held in cities around the world,
spreading from New York to Hong Kong.
Read on for some highlights from each event. Visit ISTAT's Facebook page for more photos.
ISTAT Latin America Forum 2016
After a successful debut event in 2015, the ISTAT Latin America Forum
returned to Panama City, Panama and boasted increased attendance,
including a continued presence from key regional airlines.
Highlights included Richard Lark, chief financial officer, GOL
Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., and John Rodgerson, chief
Panama City, Panama once again hosted the ISTAT Latin
financial officer, Azul Airlines, as keynote speakers, offering an
inside look into the trends affecting the Latin American region,
as well as a bank panel, secondary market traders panel and the
airline panel featuring Azul Airlines, Avianca, Latam Airlines Group,
Copa Airlines and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
Moderated by Daniel Silberman, marketing, BBAM US LP, the airline panel included
panelists such as Priscilla Branco, aircraft international contracts vice president,
Azul Airlines; Diana Calixto, vice president finance and fleet, Avianca;
Andre Goncalves Da Cruz, managing director aviation, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
S.A; Jose Maluf, senior vice president fleet and engines, Latam Airlines Group;
and Victor Rios, vice president fleet, Copa Airlines.
Mark L. Ebanks, director, commercial air, CIT Aerospace, leads the
lessor panel. Speakers comprised Jorge Castillo, vice president
marketing, Aviation Capital Group; Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice
president marketing, Latin America, Aircastle; Pascal Picano,
senior vice president and head of global marketing, Apollo Aviation
Management; and Walter Valarezo, managing director Americas
The Secondary Market Traders Panel, moderated by Andy La Stella,
principal, AirCapital Aviation Services, LLC and featuring speakers
Jay Hancock, managing director fleet, American Airlines;
Dan Pietrzak, managing director of Aircraft Transactions, Delta
Air Lines, Inc.; Jep Thornton, partner, Aerolease Aviation, LLC;
and André Gonçalves Da Cruz, managing director aviation,
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
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