CAPA launches 2022 event calendar with Airline Leader Summit - Airlines in Transition in Manchester

Press Release

CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world's most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, has announced that it will resume its cornerstone CAPA Airline Leader Summit - Airlines in Transition with the event bookmarked for 7/8-Apr-2022 in Manchester, England.

Hosted by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) at the exclusive Carden Park Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, the Summit will be one of the first events in CAPA's regional event series for the year as they return to in-person events. The event is also due to be streamed to CAPA's ever-expanding virtual audience of 8,700+ subscribers via CAPA Live.

A number of headline speakers have already been confirmed to attend the Summit including: Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers, SAS President & CEO Anko van der Werff, Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam and easyJet COO Peter Bellew.

  • CAPA Airline Leader Summit - Airlines in Transition will resume in April 2022 in Manchester, England.
  • The event will be hosted by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) at the Carden Park Hotel Golf Resort & Spa.
  • The Summit will feature prominent speakers such as Emirates President Sir Tim Clark and KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers.
  • The focus of the Summit will be on recovery tactics for airline management leaders and addressing sustainability, safety, digitization, and technological innovation.
  • The event will include CEO Q&As and panel discussions on topics like international recovery, emission-conscious travelers, and the future of aircraft.
  • Registrations for the Summit are now open, with Ultra Early Bird Rates available.

CAPA, Managing Director, Derek Sadubin said:

"Our 'Airlines in Transition' Summits have, since their inception in 2012, been some of the most remarkable and memorable events in CAPA's history. The highest calibre speaker line-ups and salubrious settings have established these Summits as the 'must-attend' event for leading airline thinkers and strategists. And 2022's Summit will be no exception."

"We thank Manchester Airports Group for its support in hosting the Summit, providing a fresh venue and backdrop to a vitally important event as airlines continue to rapidly transition to a new environment," he added.

MAG Chief Development Officer Ken O'Toole said:

"MAG is pleased to host one of the first in-person CAPA events since the pandemic, and we look forward to welcoming all of the delegates in Manchester this year. Our whole industry has felt the impact of the pandemic, but we are looking forward to working with all our partners to drive a strong recovery in 2022."

"I look forward to hearing first-hand how others have weathered the storm of the last two years and sharing knowledge and advice on how we can all work together to ensure the sector thrives once we emerge from the pandemic."

He continued, "Manchester is the ideal location for the summit, with our extensive short and long-haul network, with more than 50 existing airline operators, offering delegates easy access to attend. Furthermore, they will get to experience our new Terminal Two extension, which features the latest innovations in travel."

Returning for the first time since 2019, the Summit will challenge the recovery tactics of airline management leaders, after surviving two years of tumultuous unpredictability.

With the general consensus being that we'll need to learn to 'live with the virus', attention now turns to the rising pressures surrounding sustainability, safety, digitisation and technological innovation. Airline leaders must now attempt to, not just encourage, but instil, greater consumer and investor confidence to begin to rebuild, all the while still managing the enduring effects of the pandemic.

As accustomed to all CAPA Summits, the event will include insightful CEO Q&As and riveting panel discussions on the latest topics impacting airlines such as dealing with choppy international recovery, staying relevant to emission-conscious travellers and corporates, the future of narrowbody and electric aircraft and building an airline for success in the '20s.

Registrations for the CAPA Airline Leader Summit - Airlines in Transition are now open with Ultra Early Bird Rates available from USD695-795. For more information or to register visit, ait22.capaevents.com


About CAPA - Centre for Aviation

CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), part of Aviation Week Network, is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments. Established in 1990, CAPA's platforms help the aviation sector and supplier businesses stay informed, remain connected to industry leaders and fuel inspiration to drive change. CAPA's global C-level and corporate travel in-person and virtual Summits and Masterclasses attract executive level speakers, attendees and leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion, along with providing CAPA members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight. For more information and details on membership and events, please visit centreforaviation.com.

About Aviation Week Network

Aviation Week Network, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defence industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world, is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC. Aviation Week Network's portfolio of air transport solutions includes the leading brands of Air Transport World (ATW), Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM), Aviation Daily, CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Routes and Aviation Week's intelligence and fleet data services. The air transport portfolio delivers face-to-face connections, essential news, analysis, business intelligence and data across multiple platforms while producing innovative and impactful marketing programs. For more information visit aviationweek.com.

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Aviation, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

About Manchester Airports Group (MAG)

MAG is the UK's largest group of airports owning and operating London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports. Pre-pandemic the group flew more than 60 million passengers to more than 285 destinations.

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