43rd Annual National Aircraft Finance Association (“NAFA”) Conference
The 43rd Annual National Aircraft Finance Association (“NAFA”) Conference is being held at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from April 8 through April 11, 2014. There will also be an Aircraft Education Seminar on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. I have attached the programs for both the NAFA Conference and the Education Seminar for all who may be interested.
Aerlex Law Group attorneys Stephen Hofer and Richard Pearson will be speaking at the NAFA Conference this year. Stephen Hofer will be presenting on international financing trends, increased use of manufacturer finance, rise of Eastern bank financing and various emerging market trends. Richard Pearson will focus on “Lending and Leasing Under Shariah,” a previously mythical concept now firmly established in mainstream corporate lending. With an increasing number of banks offering Shariah-compliant financing structures as part of their asset finance products, Pearson will examine the basic principles that underlie an Islamic financing and explain how those principles are applied to both loan and lease financing structures.
NAFA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft. NAFA works with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of its members’ needs and works towards improving the industry’s service to the public.
The NAFA conference program is available here.