CAPA-ACTE launches line-up and topics for biggest Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit


Some 800 delegates - including 100 global industry leaders representing the decision-makers at airlines, airports and the corporate travel industry - are preparing to meet in Amsterdam on 26-28 October for the CAPA-ACTE Global Summit.

Approximately 200 travel procurement/travel managers from leading global corporations, 25+ C-level executives and 40+ airlines will be among the attendees. Key industry leaders attending the Global Summit include:

  • The CAPA-ACTE Global Summit is set to take place in Amsterdam from 26-28 October, with around 800 delegates attending.
  • The event will feature key industry leaders from airlines, airports, and the corporate travel industry, including CEOs and C-level executives.
  • The summit will cover various topics such as aviation liberalization, global alliances, digital disruption, and the future of aviation in 2025.
  • One of the main sessions will focus on the aviation industry in 2025, with leaders discussing their expectations and the challenges ahead.
  • The panel discussion will cover issues like disintermediation, Middle East carriers, legacy hubs, open skies, and content availability.
  • Key panel members include Tony Fernandes (AirAsia Group CEO), H.E. Akbar Al Baker (Qatar Airways Group CEO), and David Scowsill (WTTC President & CEO).

AACO, Secretary General, Abdul Wahab Teffaha
Accenture, Global Transactional, Data & Metrics Manager, Daniel Meyer
Aeroflot, Chairman & CEO, Vitaly Saveliev
Aeroflot, Deputy General Director for Strategy & Alliances, Giorgio Callegari
Air Black Box, Group Product Manager, Timothy Neil-Dunne
AirAsia, Group CEO, Tony Fernandes
airBaltic, Chairman & CEO, Martin Gauss
AirPlus International, CCO & Executive Board Member, Michiel Verhaagen
American Express Global Business Travel, Regional Director EMEA - Global Business Consulting, Philip Haxne
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Manager Traffic Analysis & Forecasting, Berend Onnes
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, President & CEO, Jos Nijhuis
AN Groupe, Founding Partner, Ricardo Perez Nuckel
Anthem Inc., Director, Travel and Events, Cindy Heston
Aviation Strategy & Concepts, MD, Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus
BCD Travel, Vice President Commercial Payment Solutions - Global, Mario Kriebel
Belgian Business Travel Association (BATM), Board of Directors, Corrado Simontacchi
Brussels Airlines, CEO, Bernard Gustin
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Product Manager, Safety & Security, Chad Schneider
CarTrawler, CTO, Bobby Healy
CityJet, Executive Chairman, Patrick Byrne
Concur Technologies, Senior Vice President, Supplier Services, Charlie Sultan
Corporate Travel Association CORTAS, Chairman, Herman Mensink
Delta Air Lines, Managing Director, Legal and Regulatory, Julie Oettinger
easyJet, Director, Head of Business, Anthony Drury
Edgar, Dunn & Company, Director, Pascal Burg
European Aviation Club, Chairman, Rigas Doganis
European Commission, Deputy DG of DG Move, Matthew Baldwin
EY Global Limited, Global Travel, Meetings & Events Leader, Business Enablement, Karen Hutchings
F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Head of Travel Services, Christoph Zimmerli
HRS - Global Hotel Solutions, Executive Director, Corporate Travel Forum & Industry Relations, Carole Poillerat
Iberia, Chairman & CEO, Luis Gallego
Icelandair, CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason
IHG, VP Sales Europe , Nick Grandvoinet
Ikea, Global Sourcing Lead, Mikael Saari
Illinois Tool Works Inc., Director, Global Travel & Expense Management Services, Cathy Sharpe
International Baccalaureate Organization, Global Travel Manager, Emma De Lange
International SOS, Director, Travel and Events, Jens Nasstrom
JG Aviation Consultants, Director, John Grant
John R. Byerly, Consultant, John Byerly
Key Corporate Solutions, Founder and CEO, Jean-Michel Kadaner
KLM, President & CEO, Pieter Elbers
KLM, VP Network Planning, Pieter Groeneveld
London City Airport, CEO, Declan Collier
Lufthansa, VP EU Affairs, Prof Dr Regula Dettling-Ott
Mastercard, Executive Vice President, Commercial Products, Sachin Mehra
McKinsey & Company, Associate Partner, Dominic Maxwell
Microsoft Global Procurement Group, Global Travel & Venue Group Lead, Eric Bailey
Nienke Bloem, Customer Experience Guru
Nina and Pinta, Partner, Jo Lloyd
Nok Air, CEO, Patee Sarasin
Opteva, Co-Founder & Director, Johanne Young
Opteva, Co-Founder & Director, Rachel Watson
Pittsburgh International Airport, CEO, Christina Cassotis
Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways, Manager, Global Corporate Sales, Ian Blackie
Qlik, Procurement Analyst, Kelly Nichols
Ryanair, CCO, David O'Brien
Sabre AirVision, VP Marketing & Solution Management, Pramod Jain
SAP Mobile Services, Senior Director, Value Solutions, Johnny Thorsen
Skyscanner, CCO, Frank Skivington
SkyTeam, CEO, Perry Cantarutti
Sopra Steria, Travel Manager, Petra Harte
Strategy&, Partner, Stefan Stroh
Takeda-Switzerland & ACTE European Council member, Global Travel Manager, Dominic Short
The Blue Ocean Company, Managing Director, Lilian Eilers
The Blue Ocean Company, Senior Associate, Jacqui Craig
Travelport, Global Head Product & Marketing, Air Commerce, Ian Heywood
Travelport, Senior VP & Managing Director, Air Commerce Group, Derek Sharp
UATP, Product Development Manager, Rachel Morowitz
Uniglobe Travel International, Vice President, Global Operations, Amanda Close
Unilever Industries, Global Travel Technology Manager, Suman Victor
Unilever, Global Travel Services Manager - Workplace Services, Enterprise & Technology Solutions, Kristian Collard
University of Surrey, Director for Centre for Aviation Research, Prof Zheng Lei
US FAA, Former Deputy Administrator & Chief NextGen Officer, Mike Whitaker
Vancouver International Airport, President & CEO, Craig Richmond
Web in Travel, Founder/Managing Director, Yeoh Siew Hoon
Wizz Air, Founder & CEO, József Váradi
WOW Air, Founder & CEO, Skuli Mogensen
WTTC, President & CEO, David Scowsill
Ziggo/Liberty Global, Facility Management, Real Estate & Travel, Meetings and Events, Jan Achterveld

General Sessions and Aviation discussions to be explored include:

  • Aviation Big Picture: Learning from the past to foresee the future. 2025 in view (For more detail, see below)
  • Airline CEO keynotes (from the likes of KLM - President & CEO, Qatar Airways - Group Chief Executive, AirAsia - Group CEO and Aeroflat - Chairman & CEO)
  • The outlook for aviation liberalisation and the future of multilaterialism
  • Global Alliances, Partnerships & Promiscuity
  • A view from 2025: Route networks of the future, new entrants, long haul low cost airlines
  • Are They Listening? Straight Talk on the Gaps Between Current Airline Options and what Corporations & Travellers Really Want
  • CAPA Airline & Airport Network Planning Masterclass
  • Book, Buy, & Pay: Changing the Core of How Business Gets Done
  • China's role in International aviation - and tourism - in 2025
  • Digital disruption and consumer behaviour in aviation and travel: Driving change towards 2025
  • Meeting The 'Brexit' Challenge!

Updated agenda now available

The Summit has a very limited number of exhibition booths available for purchase within the InterACTE and CAPAconnect networking space, This space will be hosted during Summit coffee and lunch breaks. Other sponsorship opportunities are available but are strictly limited.

Accommodation at the Summit venue, the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam is at full capacity, however accommodation is available at surrounding venues.

More information, including the Summit agenda and registration details can be found at: https://www.capaevents.com/global16

Item 1: Aviation Big Picture: Learning from the past to foresee the future. 2025 in view.
0940-1030, 27-Oct-2016

This is to be the first formal panel session on the agenda at CAPA's joint Summit with ACTE. Three leaders at the cutting edge of developments will engage in a lively discussion of their expectations of the industry in 2025.

The international aviation world will indeed look very different in a decade.

The major US airlines are re-emerging from their shells as prosperity (and slow growth in their mature domestic market), prompts them to go forth internationally; China is inevitably and remorselessly stamping its shape on global markets; the Gulf carriers continue to expand and attract the ire of those who prefer the status quo; and low cost airlines proliferate and metamorphose.

And all this while - sadly - airlines look like remaining confined to the 1940s archaic ownership and control rules. Within this confinement, they continue to struggle to find new ways of expanding their geography. Some airlines and their governments want greater liberalisation, others want less and the consensus appears to be that we have passed the zenith of global open skies.

Get to the heart of today's complex international aviation issues with the expertise and vision that only these industry leaders can provide. These leaders will make sense of key issues that are affecting the aviation and travel industry - and particularly corporate travel managers.

Their fast-paced discussion brings you the latest on the issues that are critical in determining the way the next decade will shape up, such as Disintermediation, Middle East carriers, Legacy Hubs, Open Skies, Bilaterals, Point to point, content availability, and more.

Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation
, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

Panel Members:

  • AirAsia, Group Chief Executive, Tony Fernandes
  • Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive, H.E. Akbar Al Baker
  • WTTC, President & CEO, David Scowsill

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