Orlando announced as 2017 Host City for the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

Press Release

ORLANDO, 1 September 2016 – CAPA - Centre for Aviation announced that Orlando will host the third annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit on 4-5 April 2017 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel.

The event, which attracts airline and travel industry CEOs from across the Americas region, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, is a high-level forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the region’s aviation industry.

The event is hosted by Orlando International Airport and co-hosted by Visit Orlando, Experience Kissimmee and Visit Florida.

Orlando International Airport and Central Florida’s willingness to welcome the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit is evidence of our commitment to connecting the world and bringing more international travel to our area”, said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “International traffic has been our strongest growth segment, accounting for more than 13 percent of our overall passenger totals. Events such as this can only help us continue with our international success.”                                               

“We are excited to announce that Orlando will be our host city for the third annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in 2017. In the past, the event has gathered the key aviation leaders of the globe. We hope to do so again in this world class city and region that has tremendous business, travel and tourism opportunities for our delegates”, said CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison. “We appreciate that the community has come together to be part of this event.”

Orlando is the ideal destination for the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit 2017, with 4-5 April dates that will allow for great weather and outdoor activities. The JW Marriott Grande Lakes has a dedicated golf course and outdoor activities that will be part of the event.

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Further information


Orlando International Airport

Carolyn Fennell, Senior Director Public Affairs
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
407- 825-2055  

CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Derek Sadubin
Chief Operating Officer
CAPA - Centre for Aviation

About Orlando International Airport:

Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves more than 40 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $3.1 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.

About CAPA - Centre for Aviation:

Established in 1990, CAPA - Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion. Providing our CAPA Members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight is our business. We offer an extensive range of information services developed by analysts covering the entire spectrum of commercial aviation. CAPA runs C-level aviation and corporate travel summits in key markets around the world, bringing together the key stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry.