Brisbane announced as 2016 Host City for the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit


(Sydney, 05 August 2015) CAPA is pleased to announce that Brisbane will be the host city for the 4th Annual CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in August 2016. The event, the largest of its kind in this region attracting airline and travel industry CEOs from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific, will be hosted by Brisbane Marketing and supported by a wide range of stakeholders including Brisbane Airport Corporation, Tourism and Events Queensland and industry.

The CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit is the leading annual gathering of aviation and travel industry executives and is a key forum for high-level debate and discussion of the strategic issues facing the region’s airline, airport and corporate travel industries.

In a significant expansion of the agenda for the 2016 event, the Summit will also provide new platforms for discussion on key Aerospace, MRO, Safety, Airline IT and Skills/Training issues facing commercial aviation in the region.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane Marketing, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Tourism and Events Queensland and industry believed the summit would be strategically important to Brisbane

“Hosting the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit gives us the opportunity to showcase Brisbane as a serious player in aviation, tourism and travel,” he said. 

“The event dovetails with a key recommendation of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, which is to secure more direct international airline services and attract more visitors via current connections.”

“We are delighted to announce that Brisbane will be our host city for the 4th annual CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in 2016. Our international guests and local delegates will be exposed to the tremendous business, travel and tourism opportunities that exist in Brisbane and our hosts will have the opportunity to showcase the unprecedented investment in facilities and services that is occurring in the city and surrounding region”, said CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison.

Brisbane Marketing CEO John Aitken, joined with CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison at the 2015 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney where Brisbane was announced as next year’s host.


As the subtropical capital of Queensland, Brisbane is home to 2.1 million people and the heart of a tourism playground with proximity to world-famous beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. Brisbane is Australia’s closest eastern seaboard capital city to Asia. Brisbane Airport is consistently recognised as one of the world’s best with an extensive network of flights linking to 28 international destinations and 43 domestic destinations.


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.

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