CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit 2013 - Photo Highlights

Press Release

CAPA's Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, held in Sydney on 7-9 August 2013, attracted over 500 delegates across three days featuring high level panel discussions and Keynote Addresses on the future of aviation and travel in this region. Some 120 speakers and panellists participated in sessions covering the domestic and international outlook for Australian aviation market; the Trans-Tasman and Trans-Pacific markets; Tourism Partnership; Loyalty; Fleet and Corporate Travel prospects, to name a few.

Here are some of the highlights.

Day 1

Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese opens the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit

Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan delivers the opening Keynote Address

Etihad Airways' James Hogan with CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

Virgin Australia COO, Sean Donohue, delivers a Keynote Address on 'Virgin Australia’s remarkable transition'

Tourism Australia's Andrew McEvoy moderates the 'Big Growth Markets' outlook panel, featuring Kerrie Mather (Sydney Airport), Darren Wright (Scoot) and Alan Khee-Jin Tan (National University of Singapore)...

...as well as Abacus International's Robert Bailey, AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani and Jetstar CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka.

David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council, delivers a Keynote Address on 'The roles of tourism, liberalisation and competition in driving Aviation'

Day 1 Conference Chair, Richard Davis of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers (left of screen) with the 'Learning from World's Best Practice' panelists, Andrew Watterson (Hawaiian Airlines), Julieanne Alroe (Brisbane Airport) and Siew Hoon Yeoh (Web in Travel), moderated by Australasian Casino Association CEO John Lee

Tony South, Chairman, Tourism Accommodation Australia (right of screen) with the 'Attracting International Air Services' panel Barry Parsons (South African Airways), Bob East (Mantra Hotels Group), Ken Morrison (Tourism & Transport Forum), Shelley Roberts (Sydney Airport) and Bruce Johnson (New Zealand Ministry of Transport)

Scoot GM Australia Darren Wright with the winner of two Scoot Biz return air fares to Singapore, drawn at the close of Day 1

Day 2

John Gebo, SVP Financial Planning and Analysis of United Airlines and Ivan Chu, COO of Cathay Pacific answer questions after Keynotes to open Day 2

The 'Duopoly on the Tasman' panel, featuring Bruce Johnson (New Zealand Ministry of Transport), Dennis Chant (Queensland Airports), John Whittaker (Air New Zealand and Steven Fitzgerald (Morrison & Co)

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, joins CAPA Chairman, Peter Harbison for a wide-ranging Q&A

'Loyalty: For Love AND Money' panel featuring Vanessa Ligovich (Pinpoint), Atanas Christov (Affinia Volo), Evert de Boer (AIMIA) and Rob Solomon (Outrigger Enterprises Group)

eBay Enterprise's Darren Fifield takes the stage during the 'Innovation Roadshow', showcasing the latest industry technologies

Aviation fleets and financing in focus with Michael Page (ANZ), Torbjorn Karlsson (Bombardier) and Anup Mysoor (Citi), moderated by CAPA Chief Analyst, Brendan Sobie

Matt Miller (United Airlines), Aubrey Swift (Fiji Airways) and Peter Ingram (Hawaiian Airlines) on the outlook for the trans-Pacific market, moderated by CAPA Senior Analyst, Roeland van den Bergh

Ian Heywood (Travelport), Jay Youlten (SITA) and Duncan Bureau (Malaysia Airlines) give their views on the latest Travel Distribution & Airline Marketing Innovations, moderated by Stephen Pearse of Athena Aviation

Day 3 Stream A - Corporate Travel Innovation

Siew Hoon Yeow, Founder, Web in Travel opens the
Corporate Travel Innovation Summit

ACTE's Andrew Kelly sets the scene for the first panel

Rob Gurney (Jetset), Steve Limbrick (Qantas), Julie Reid
(Cathay Pacific), Peter Brady (Carlson Wagonlit) and
Alexandra Fitzpatrick (Travelport) review the corporate travel outlook

Georgie Farmer (Microsoft),  Darren Oliver, (Xstrata), Zarina Carty (Santos) and  Douglas Marcotte (Macquarie Group) describe the Air Procurement Headaches, moderated by Rio Tinto's Kurt Knackstedt

Oliver Tams leads the FIFO Market Outlook panel featuring Kurt Knackstedt (Rio Tinto), David Orszaczky (Qantas), Merren McArthur (Virgin Australia Regional Airline), Glenn Wilcox (Corporate Travel Management) and Jeff Eager (Adagold)

Martin Warner of Travel Innovation Partners leads a fast-moving line-up of the best corporate travel innovations on the market, featuring Serko, Intelligent Travel, Amadeus IT Pacific (TBC), Sabre Pacific, Concur, The Lido Group, eNett, GlobalCollect, Airplus International and Tramada

What's Keeping Travel Executives Awake at Night? - moderated by Virginia Fitzpatrick of TMS Travel Management Solutions and featuring Brian Jefferys (Boral), Shelley Beasley (Webjet), Murray Warner (Concur), Rob Dell (FCm Travel Solutions), Craig Southee (HRG Australia), Simon Crunden (Travel Procure), Nick Avery (Minter Ellison), Greg McCarthy (Platinum Travel Corporation), Martin Warner (Travel Innovation Partners) and Adrian Currie (Booking.com)

Panel sponsor British Airways dresses participants in First Class PJs for the occasion! A prize draw at the conclusion of the panel provides a lucky winner with two return Club Class tickets to Singapore flying British Airways

Day 3 Stream B - Airport Innovation

Airport Innovation stream Chairman, Bob Cain (right of screen) with Barry Abrams (BARA), Cameron McDonald (Deutsche Bank), Steven Fitzgerald (Morrison & Co) and Matthew Schroder (ACCC) to address Airport Investment in Australia Pacific

Rob Sharp (Tiger Airways Australia), Merren McArthur (Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) and Bill Burke (Mildura Airport) discuss the domestic and regional outlook for Australia, moderated by Richard Davis of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Robert Porter (Mackay Airport), Paul Hughes (Newcastle Airport) and David Koczkar (Jetstar) discuss the domestic outlook

The International Outlook for Airports panel featuring Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad (Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd), Nathan Agnew (Melbourne Airport), Barry Parsons (South African Airways) and Bob Cain (Tourism Futures International), moderated by Craig Davidson of Tourism Australia

Jeffrey Goh (Star Alliance), Michael Halpern (NCR Corporation) and Mark Hilton (SITA) discuss the Airport-Airline Technology Interface

Sky NEWS Political Editor, David Speers, moderates the nationally televised Great Debate on the Sydney Second Airport

The 'Great Debate', featuring Paul Hughes (Newcastle Airport), Stephen Byron (Canberra Airport), David Elia (HostPlus), Max Moore-Wilton AC (Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd), Paul Howes (The Australian Workers' Union), David Borger (Sydney Business Chamber) and John Lehmann (The Daily Telegraph)

Max Moore-Wilton AC, Paul Howes and David Borger during the 'Great Debate'

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