Australia Pacific Aviation Summit: 7-9 August, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. The region's biggest ever

Press Release

Over 110 speakers and 300 delegates will take part in CAPA's Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, to be held in Sydney at The Four Seasons Hotel, on 7-9 August 2013. The event will be the biggest ever aviation strategy summit for the region. CEOs from airlines and airports across Australia and New Zealand, plus a selection of leaders from airlines serving the wider region will present on the industry's crucial issues.

Sessions on Days 1 & 2 (7/8 August) include the Growth Markets to watch; the New Duopoly on the Tasman; Long Haul LCCs; China's plans for the region; Qantas' game plan; the Virgin Australia transition; the roles of tourism and liberalisation in market growth; and the partnership approach to attracting international services.

On Day 3, 9 August, features two dedicated streams: on (1) Airport Innovation and (2) Corporate Travel Innovation. The Corporate Travel Stream will feature leaders of from Travel Intermediaries, Online Travel Agencies, GDSs, Travel Management Companies, Travel IT companies, Airlines, Corporate Travel Buyers and suppliers. The Airport Stream will feature leaders from airports and their suppliers, as well as analysts, airport investors and regulators.

The event will close on 9 August with "The Big Debate: Sydney's Second Airport" featuring Max Moore-Wilton (Sydney Airport), Paul Howes (Australian Workers' Union), David Borger (Sydney Business Chamber), Paul Whittaker (The Daily Telegraph), David Elia (HostPlus) and Paul Hughes (Newcastle Airport). This will be hosted by Sky News Australia political editor David Speers and televised live.

CAPA Knowledge professional education 

As part of the biggest week in Australia Pacific aviation, CAPA Knowledge is conducting a series of educational courses in Sydney on 5-6 August 2013.

  • 5 Aug (full day) - Fundamentals of the Aviation Industry for Professionals
  • 6 Aug (full day) - Social Media Strategy for Aviation Professionals
  • 6 Aug (half day) - CAPA Executive Briefing: Hotspots in the Asian Market for 2013

Australasia's biggest ever event for airlines, airports and the tourism and travel industry, with 110 speakers

Confirmed participants at the Australia Pacific Aviation Summit and Corporate Travel Innovation Summit include:

  • Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Mike Mrdak, Secretary
  • New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Bruce Johnson, GM Aviation and Maritime
  • Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Retter, Executive Director of the Office of Transport Security
  • Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Stephen Borthwick, GM Aviation Industry Policy
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia, Tony South, Chairman
  • Australasian Casinos Association, John Lee, CEO
  • Commonwealth Bank, Michael Blythe, Chief Economist
  • Bombardier, Torbjorn Karlsson, Vice President Sales Asia Pacific
  • Citi, Anup Mysoor, Investment Banking
  • ANZ, Michael Page, Executive Director, Structured Asset and Export Finance
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Richard Davis, Partner
  • CAPA, Brendan Sobie, Chief Analyst
  • Macquarie Securities, Russell Shaw, Transport Equity Analyst
  • Mantra Hotels Group, Bob East, CEO
  • Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Rob Solomon, Chief Marketing Officer; Hawaii
  • eBay Enterprise, Darren Fifield, Regional General Manager, Asia-Pacific
  • EDIfly, Richard Stokes, CEO
  • National University of Singapore, Alan Khee-Jin Tan, Professor of Aviation Law, Faculty of Law
  • Pinpoint, Kirsty Rankin, Joint CEO
  • AIMIA, Evert de Boer, GM Global Business Development Travel
  • Affinia Volo, Atanas Christov, CEO
  • Travelport, Ian Heywood, Head of Global Supplier Strategy
  • NCR Corporation, Michael Halpern, Managing Partner PS
  • SITA, Mark Hilton, Vice President, North Asia and Pacific
  • Web in Travel, Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder
  • ACCC, Joe Dimasi, Commissioner
  • Accenture, Paul Dalton, Sales Director
  • Airbiz, Greg Fordham, CEO
  • Deutsche Bank, Cameron McDonald, Head of Transport & Infrastructure Research
  • HostPlus, David Elia, CEO
  • Sky News, David Speers, Political Editor
  • Sydney Business Chamber, David Borger, Western Sydney Director
  • The Australian Workers’ Union, Paul Howes, National Secretary
  • The Daily Telegraph, Paul Whittaker, Editor

Special Corporate Travel Innovation Summit Day, 9 August

  • Adagold, Jeff Eager, General Manager Commercial
  • Airplus International, David Newington, Country Manager Australia
  • Booking.com, Adrian Currie, Managing Director APAC
  • Boral, Brian Jefferys, Group Procurement Manager – ICT,
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Peter Brady, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand
  • Corporate Travel Management, Glenn Wilcox, General Manager WA
  • eNett International, Matt Arthur, Regional Head - APAC
  • FCm Travel Solutions, Rob Dell, Global Sales Director
  • GlobalCollect,Speaker TBA
  • HRG Australia, Craig Southee, Head of Consulting ASPAC
  • Intelligent Travel, Tony Ridley, CEO
  • Macquarie Group, Douglas Marcotte, Global Lead - Travel & Entertainment
  • Microsoft, Georgie Farmer, Global Travel Sourcing Manager
  • O business, Oliver Tams, Founder
  • Platinum Travel Corporation, Greg McCarthy, Managing Director
  • Rio Tinto, Kurt Knackstedt, Category Lead, Global Sourcing, Travel and Expense Management
  • Sabre Pacific, Mark Mison, CIO
  • Santos, Zarina Carty, Procurement Manager
  • Serko, Carolyn Colbey, Sales Manager Energy, Resources & Emerging Markets
  • The Lido Group, Steve Mackenzie, Managing Director
  • TMS Travel Management Solutions, Virginia Fitzpatrick, Director
  • Tramada, Jo O’Brien, CEO
  • Travel Innovation Partners, Martin Warner, Partner
  • Travel Procure, Simon Crunden, Director
  • Travelport, Alexandra Fitzpatrick, GM Pacific
  • Webjet, Shelley Beasley, COO
  • Xstrata, Darren Oliver, Manager, Supply
  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), Andrew Kelly, Regional Director – Australasia
  • (*Not in a speaking capacity)

For more information, or to register, please visit the Australia Pacific Aviation Summit website or email CAPA at  events@centreforaviation.com