SOURCE: Winston Baker

July 15, 2008 09:30 ET

Aviation Finance Summit in New York This Fall to Address M&A and Distressed Investment Opportunities

The Summit Will Also Discuss Private Investments in Airport Infrastructure and the Aviation Leasing Business

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Winston Baker, a revolutionary event producer of educational forums, announced today that it will be offering the "Aviation Finance Summit" on October 21 - 22, 2008 in New York City. The summit will present current investment opportunities within the aviation industry, bringing together the alternative investment community, executives from public and private aviation companies, and advisors specializing in M&A, distressed and turnaround deals.

In addition to addressing the latest in M&A and distressed transactions, the "Aviation Finance Summit" will offer comprehensive discussions on the state of the industry and the leasing business, the impact of the election and the latest regulatory updates, valuation and winning turnaround strategies, restructuring airlines in and out of bankruptcy, working with private equity, hedge funds, and other alternative financiers, and airport infrastructure needs.

"There has never been a more crucial time for the aviation industry and the financial community to convene and discuss the effects of rising fuel costs on airlines, airport infrastructure needs and the effects of the credit crunch on the aircraft leasing business," said Katherine Winston, managing partner of Winston Baker. "During this event, we hope to explore strategies for growth and exit options through these challenging times."

The speaking faculty for the "Aviation Finance Summit" boasts a top-notch list of executives, investors, analysts, and advisors, including Klaus Heinemann, CEO, AerCap; Jake Reppert, Analyst, Ascend Worldwide; Robert Martin, Managing Director & CEO, BOC Aviation; Paul Merrion, Senior Reporter, Crain's; Gregory Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; John McMahon, CEO, Genesis Lease Limited; Steve Rimmer, Executive Officer, Guggenheim Aviation Partners; Michael Mulitz, Partner, Kaye Scholer; Ziki Slav, Aviation Finance, Marathon Asset Management; Frank Polk, Shareholder, McAfee & Taft; George Godlin, VP and Senior Analyst, Moody's; Robert Agnew, CEO, Morten Beyer & Agnew; Lynn Tilton, CEO, Patriarch Partners; and Gregory May, President & CEO, Q Aviation.

Companies interested in participating at the Aviation Finance Summit should review details and register online at

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