Agenda

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Date/TimeEvent
12:45—1:00 pm ET

Welcome Remarks




Welcomes
Natalie Fleet, CMP, Senior Vice President, Meetings, AAAE

Yovette Drake, President, Unison Consulting, Inc.

12/15/2021 12:45:00 PM12/15/2021 1:00:00 PM
1:00—1:50 pm ET

Session 1: State of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Airport Traffic Recovery

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. economy and airport industry have once again proven their resilience. This session will provide an update on the progress of U.S. economic recovery and airport traffic recovery, structural changes in air travel demand, and implications for airline service development at airports.


Moderator
Tracy Beach, Project Manager/Senior Aviation Financial Planner, WSP USA Inc.

Speakers
Joseph Pickering, Vice President, Air Service, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Sharon Sarmiento, Principal, Unison Consulting, Inc.

12/15/2021 1:00:00 PM12/15/2021 1:50:00 PM
1:50—2:00 pm ET

Break



12/15/2021 1:50:00 PM12/15/2021 2:00:00 PM
2:00—2:50 pm ET

Session 2: U.S. Capital Market Airport Sector Update Part 1

This session will provide: (1) an update on the U.S. capital markets for the airport sector, and (2) a case presentation on underwriting in times of COVID-19.


Moderator
Don Arthur, Principal, Unison Consulting, Inc.

Speakers
Neal Attermann, Director, Citigroup

Matt Jiang, Vice President, BofA Securities, Inc.

12/15/2021 2:00:00 PM12/15/2021 2:50:00 PM
2:50—3:00 pm ET

Break



12/15/2021 2:50:00 PM12/15/2021 3:00:00 PM
3:00—4:15 pm ET

Session 3: U.S. Capital Market Airport Sector Update Part 2 (Rating Agency Roundtable)

This Q&A session gathers representatives of all four rating agencies to review rating actions in the past year, share their outlooks for the U.S. economy and airport industry, and discuss factors that will guide their airport credit rating decisions going forward.


Moderator
D.J. Mehigan, Managing Director, Public Finance, Raymond James and Associates

Speakers
Kurt Forsgren, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings

Moses Kopmar, Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

Jeff Lack, Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

Harvey Zachem, Managing Director, Public Finance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

12/15/2021 3:00:00 PM12/15/2021 4:15:00 PM
4:15—4:25 pm ET

Break



12/15/2021 4:15:00 PM12/15/2021 4:25:00 PM
4:25—5:25 pm ET

Session 4: AIP, PFC, and All Things FAA

The COVID-19 traffic declines have depressed airport revenues from all sources, and federal funding has never been more important than it is today. In this session, an FAA representative will provide an update on the AIP, PFC, and CARES Act programs. Airport representatives will talk about how they’ve used CARES Act grant funds.


Moderator
Don Arthur, Principal, Unison Consulting, Inc.

Speakers
Henrietta Brown, C.M., Deputy Director, Finance and Administration, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Barry Molar, Director, Financial Assistance Maximization Practice, Unison Consulting, Inc.

12/15/2021 4:25:00 PM12/15/2021 5:25:00 PM

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