CAPA Americas Aviation Summit: Congresswoman Dina Titus & AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes join speaker list

CAPA is pleased to announce Congresswoman Dina Titus, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will give a keynote address on Day 1 of the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas on 27-28 April 2015, introducing a high level panel on US aviation infrastructure.

Tony Fernandes, Founder and CEO of the AirAsia Group, the LCC which transformed Asian aviation - and whose sister company, long haul LCC AirAsia X, has just announced a new service to the US - is also joining the Day 1 line-up to explain the Asia Pacific growth opportunities.

They join a premium speaker list including Sir Tim Clark, President and CEO of Emirates Airline, Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group, Bill Franke, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Indigo Partners, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines, David Scowsill, President, World Travel and Tourism Council, Tim Canoll, ALPA President and many others.

Addressing the Gulf carrier role in the US.....

On Day 2, the CAPA Summit will feature a timely panel on “The Gulf carriers: good for the US airline industry as well as for consumers? Or a threat to sustainability?”

This panel will feature:

  • Emirates, President, Tim Clark
  • IAG, CEO, Willie Walsh
  • The Moak Group, President, Lee Moak
  • Delta Air Lines, EVP and Chief Legal Office, Ben Hirst
  • American Airlines, SVP Government Affairs, Will Ris
  • US Travel Association, President & CEO, Roger Dow
  • WTTC, President, David Scowsill

The Americas Aviation Summit, hosted by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Association in partnership with McCarran Las Vegas International Airport, will be held at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Other key themes to be addressed in the Summit include:

  • The changing shape of world aviation
  • The Atlantic market: Global model or misfit?
  • Seizing the Asia Pacific growth opportunities: and getting from here to there
  • ‘Short-termism’: Are analysts stifling productive innovation in the airline industry in favour of short term investor profits?
  • Can Ultra-LCCS and “hybrids” establish a foothold in the US airline market over the long-term?
  • Airline Deregulation? US Airport and Airways infrastructure need privatisation; regulation needs rationalisation
  • What’s wrong with Canada’s Aviation policy settings?
  • The outlook for domestic and international aviation in Mexico
  • The outlook for LCCs in Latin America
  • The Strategy behind Airline Network Planning
  • Leadership Panel: Why don’t women run airlines?
  • Achieving the Customer-centric airlines of the future
  • How can corporate travellers get what they really want?
  • Pilot unions and their future role in the airline industry

For further information and on how to register to attend please visit: CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Airbus, VP Marketing – Patrick Baudis
  • Air Canada, VP Global Sales – Duncan Bureau
  • Air China, VP North America – Zhihang Chi
  • Air France-KLM, SVP North America – Marnix Fruitema
  • AirAsiaGroup CEO – Tony Fernandes
  • Airlines For America, SVP North America – Sharon Pinkerton
  • Airlines for America, SVP, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Sharon Pinkerton
  • Airlink, Ted Nozaki
  • Allegiant, SVP Planning – Jude Bricker
  • ALPA, President – Tim Canoll
  • Allied Pilots Association, Chairman Govt Affairs Committee – Bob Coffman
  • ALTA, Executive Director – Eduardo Iglesias
  • Amadeus, VP Airline Commercial – John Dabkowski
  • American Airlines, Senior VP Government Affairs – Will Ris
  • Americans For Free Skies, President – Lee Moak
  • American Express, SVP Global Client Group, Kevin Carey
  • All Nippon Airways, Senior Executive VP – Hiroyuki Ito
  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), Executive Director  Greeley Koch
  • Azul, EVP Commercial – Trey Urbahn
  • Canada Jetlines, CEO – Jim Scott NEW
  • Canadian Airports Council, President – Daniel-Robert Gooch
  • CarTrawler, CTO– Bobby Healy  
  • Conference Board of Canada – Vijay Gill
  • Cowen & Co, MD, Helane Becker
  • CrankyFlier Concierge – Brett Snyder
  • CRT, MD & Co-Head Research – Mike Derchin
  • Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, CEO – Sean Donohue
  • Delta, EVP and Chief Legal Officer – Ben Hirst
  • Deutsche Bank, MD and Senior Analyst – Michael Linenberg
  • Emirates, President – Tim Clark
  • Ethiopian Airlines, CEO – Tewolde GebreMariam
  • Fedex, MD Regulatory Affairs – Nancy Sparks
  • Hawaiian Airlines, EVP & CCO – Peter Ingram
  • Hawaiian Airlines, VP Revenue Management & Network Planning –Brent Overbeek
  • HEICO, Business Development Officer – Alex de Gunten
  • HNA Aviation, VP – Hou Wei
  • Holland & Knight, Partner – Anita Mosner
  • Howe Institute, CD – Ben Dachis
  • IAG, CEO - Willie Walsh
  • IATA, VP Latin America – Peter Cerda
  • ICF International, Managing Director Aviation Practice – Samuel Engel
  • Indigo Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Bill Franke
  • InselAir, CEO – Albert Kluyver
  • InterVistas, CEO – Deborah Meehan
  • John Byerly, Consultant, former deputy assistant Secretary for Transportation
  • Korean Air, VP North America – John E Jackson
  • Korn Ferry, Senior Client Partner – Frank Morogiello
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Director of Aviation –Rosemary Vassiliadis
  • LC&S, Economist – Dan Akins
  • L.E.K. Consulting, Managing Director – John Thomas
  • NATCA, President – Paul Rinaldi
  • Nawal Taneja, Airline Business Strategist & Published Author
  • Oracle, Global Travel GPO/Executive Travel Services – Rita Visser
  • Orlando Airport, CEO – Phil Brown
  • Pittsburgh International Airport/Allegheny County Airport Authority, CEO – Christina Cassotis
  • Runway Girl Network Editor and Publisher, Mary Kirby
  • Southwest Airlines, VP Network & Revenue Management – Andrew Watterson
  • SWAPA, President – Paul Jackson
  • Transat, Senior Director Govt & Industry Affairs – George Petsikas Travelport
  • Travelport, Senior VP & Managing Director, Air Commerce Group –Derek Sharp
  • Travelport, VP Americas, Air Commerce – Chris Engle
  • UATP, CEO & Chairman of Board – Ralph Kaiser
  • University of York, Professor – Fred Lazar
  • US FAA, Associate Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment, Rich Swayze (tbc)
  • US Travel Association, President & CEO – Roger Dow
  • WestJet, VP Environment Fuel & Govt Affairs – Mike McNaney
  • WTTC, President & CEO – David Scowsill