CAPA Americas Aviation Summit: Congresswoman Dina Titus & AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes join speaker list

Press Release

CAPA is pleased to announce Congresswoman Dina Titus, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will give a keynote address on Day 1 of the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas on 27-28 April 2015, introducing a high level panel on US aviation infrastructure.

Tony Fernandes, Founder and CEO of the AirAsia Group, the LCC which transformed Asian aviation - and whose sister company, long haul LCC AirAsia X, has just announced a new service to the US - is also joining the Day 1 line-up to explain the Asia Pacific growth opportunities.

They join a premium speaker list including Sir Tim Clark, President and CEO of Emirates Airline, Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group, Bill Franke, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Indigo Partners, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines, David Scowsill, President, World Travel and Tourism Council, Tim Canoll, ALPA President and many others.

  • Congresswoman Dina Titus and Tony Fernandes will be keynote speakers at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas.
  • The summit will feature a panel discussion on the role of Gulf carriers in the US airline industry.
  • The event will address various topics including the changing shape of world aviation, the Atlantic market, and the growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
  • The summit will also discuss the potential for ultra-low-cost carriers and hybrids in the US market.
  • The issue of airline deregulation and the need for infrastructure privatization and regulation rationalization will be explored.
  • Other topics include the outlook for aviation in Mexico, the role of pilot unions, and achieving customer-centric airlines of the future.

Addressing the Gulf carrier role in the US.....

On Day 2, the CAPA Summit will feature a timely panel on "The Gulf carriers: good for the US airline industry as well as for consumers? Or a threat to sustainability?"

This panel will feature:

  • Emirates, President, Tim Clark
  • IAG, CEO, Willie Walsh
  • The Moak Group, President, Lee Moak
  • Delta Air Lines, EVP and Chief Legal Office, Ben Hirst
  • American Airlines, SVP Government Affairs, Will Ris
  • US Travel Association, President & CEO, Roger Dow
  • WTTC, President, David Scowsill

The Americas Aviation Summit, hosted by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Association in partnership with McCarran Las Vegas International Airport, will be held at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Other key themes to be addressed in the Summit include:

  • The changing shape of world aviation
  • The Atlantic market: Global model or misfit?
  • Seizing the Asia Pacific growth opportunities: and getting from here to there
  • 'Short-termism': Are analysts stifling productive innovation in the airline industry in favour of short term investor profits?
  • Can Ultra-LCCS and "hybrids" establish a foothold in the US airline market over the long-term?
  • Airline Deregulation? US Airport and Airways infrastructure need privatisation; regulation needs rationalisation
  • What's wrong with Canada's Aviation policy settings?
  • The outlook for domestic and international aviation in Mexico
  • The outlook for LCCs in Latin America
  • The Strategy behind Airline Network Planning
  • Leadership Panel: Why don't women run airlines?
  • Achieving the Customer-centric airlines of the future
  • How can corporate travellers get what they really want?
  • Pilot unions and their future role in the airline industry

For further information and on how to register to attend please visit: CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

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