We kick off at 9am with an introduction and opening remarks from our Chair.

How can the aviation sector, in particular airlines, take the lead in reducing emissions and ensure that the future of flying is sustainable. Is Destination 2050 achievable?

Claudia Huegel
Senior Director Corporate Responsibility, Head of ESG Rating & Reporting Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa

How are governments around the world approaching ESG in aviation and what support can they offer to ensure sustainable, emission-free aviation in the future?

Jonathon Counsell
Group Head of Sustainability, IAG
Barry Moss
Co-Chair , PACE ESG
Chandra Gopinathan
Senior Investment Manager, Railpen
John Pearson
Associate, Vedder Price

Conversation between investors, lenders and lessors and how they are tackling ESG issues in a united, coherent way.

Joerg Schirrmacher
Head of Transport Finance, Helaba
Claudia Huegel
Senior Director Corporate Responsibility, Head of ESG Rating & Reporting Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa
Orla Benson
SVP Communications, SMBC Aviation Capital, Aircraft Leasing Ireland
Philip Greene
Associate Director, Aviation Finance, HSBC
Richard Skipper
Partner, DLA Piper


Policies driving decarbonisation in aviation in Europe - the EU vision for decarbonizing aviation in  the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and the role of green finance in driving this transition

Ewa Oney
Team Leader, (DG MOVE Directorate E), European Commission
  • Raising your ESG credentials  - good governance leads to better financial performance
  • Transparency and reporting
  • Diversifying your investor base and attracting new sources through ESG credentials
  • Poseidon Principles – learning from the shipping industry
  • European Commission is considering proposals around granting lighter capital treatment to sustainable debt
  • Green purpose loans vs sustainability linked loans
  • Sustainable infrastructure and airports
Florian Baufreton
VP – Aviation Finance, BNP Paribas
Wilhelm Steinmark
European Head of Aviation Lending, Direct Structured Credit & Capital Markets, Castlelake
Colin McGinlay
Director, Private Capital – Corporate Private Placements, MetLife Investment Management
Laurent Floquet
Managing Director, Head of Paris Desk, Aircraft Finance, Societe Generale
Ozlem Ayata
Director, MUFG
Patrick Moore
Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

SAF supply expansion will require a huge amount of investment, and is a huge investment opportunity but what are the pros and cons of the different feedstocks and manufacturing methods? What does the future cost curve look like? Who is putting in money now?

Jan Toschka
President of Global Aviation , Shell
  • SAFs – are they a stop gap to hydrogen and electric and not the sustainable answer?
  • Can aviation meet net-zero ambitions through the use of SAFs?
  • How to bring down costs to build demand - e.g. Carbon credits
  • Carrot or stick – what’s the most effective way to scale up production? What role will other fuels play?
  • How much is the SAF dial moving?
  • Is the 2% blending mandate at the EU level achievable by 2025? 5% by 2030?
  • Are we going to see uneven SAF availability conditioned by airport infrastructure in the early years: higher use in major airports but lower use in smaller airports?
Andy Smith
Head of Sustainability Strategy , Loganair
Keeley Bignal
Deputy Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport
Philippe Lacamp
Jenny Kavanagh
Chief Strategy Officer, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)
Richard Moody
Independent consultant, .
  • Are you meeting investor/airline/lessor standards?
  • Are these aligned or does a different customer require different standards?
  • How does this affect pricing and forecasts?
  • Are you embracing new tech?
  • Is start-up OEMs with low or zero-emission products available for entry into service in the coming years?
  • Technological change favours challenges to the incumbents, so it may be a good idea to start considering them?

Daniel Galhardo Gomes
Strategic Marketing Director, Embraer
David Waddington
Marketing Director, Environment and Sustainability, Airbus
Sean Newsum
Director, Environmental Strategy , Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Ben Hughes
VP Business Development, Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance
Suraya Tegally
Legal Director, DLA Piper

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