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.

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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