CAPA's Airline and Airport Strategy Summit. Australia's biggest ever, Sydney, 6-8 August

Over 500 attendees are expected at CAPA’s second annual Australia Pacific Aviation Summit at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 6-8 August 2014. Bringing together the decision-makers from the South Pacific region’s leading airlines, airports, travel and tourism sectors, the CAPA Summit will also feature many international guests.

The Summit will provide unique insights into the airline, airport and corporate travel outlook for the South Pacific region in 2014/15 and provide a platform for unrivalled networking and business development activity.

The 3-day Summit will feature dozens of high level speakers and panelists, with over 40 airlines attending.

  • Air Canada, Director of International Sales, Virgilio Russi
  • Air New Zealand, David Mackrell, Deputy CFO 
  • Air New Zealand, Richard Thomson, GM Networks
  • AirAsia, Stephen Dickson, Group Head, Ground & Inflight Operations
  • Airbiz, Greg Fordham, CEO
  • Aircalin, Didier Tappero, CEO
  • Areka Consulting, Mike Mannix, Partner
  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), Andrew Kelly, Regional Director – Australasia
  • Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Michael Pezzullo, Chief Executive Officer
  • Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Mike Mrdak, Secretary
  • Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Stephen Borthwick, General Manager Aviation Industry Policy
  • Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, Barry Abrams, Executive Director
  • Boston Consulting Group, Ross Love, Senior Partner & Managing Director Australia/New Zealand
  • BP Australia, Karina Harris, Regional Head of Indirect Procurement Asia Pacific
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd, Roel Hellemons, General Manager Strategy Planning & Development
  • CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman
  • Citilink, Arif Wibowo, CEO
  • CWT Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Mike Orchard, Senior Director
  • eBay Enterprise, Darren Fifield, Regional General Manager, Asia-Pacific
  • EDIfly, Richard Stokes, CEO
  • Egencia, Kyle Davis, Managing Director Asia Pacific
  • Etihad Airways, James Hogan, President & CEO
  • Facebook, Paul Macquarie, Head of Travel, Australia
  • FCm Travel Solutions Australia, James Kavanagh, General Manager
  • FCm Travel Solutions, Rob Dell, Head of Sales
  • Fiji Airways, Stefan Pichler, CEO
  • Flight Centre, Graham Turner, CEO
  • Foster+Partners, Antoinette Nassopoulos Erickson, Partner
  • Google, Ross Mcdonald, Industry Head, Travel & Tourism
  • Hastings, Matt Lorback, Associate Director
  • Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley, President & CEO
  • Heidrick & Struggles, Con Korfiatis, Partner
  • HRL Morrison & Co, Steven Fitzgerald, Executive Director
  • IATA, Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President Asia Pacific
  • Indonesia AirAsia, Ridzki Kramadibrata, chief operating officer
  • Jetstar, Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO
  • Melbourne Airport, Bryan Thompson GM Strategy Planning & Development
  • Nawal Taneja, Published Author
  • New Zealand Customs Service, Comptroller of Customs, Carolyn Tremain
  • Nexus Point Travel, James Highsted, General Manager
  • NokAir, Patee Sarasin, CEO
  • O business, Oliver Tams, Founder,
  • Our Airline, Geoff Bowmaker, CEO
  • Qantas, Gareth Evans, CFO
  • Qantas, Steve Limbrick, Executive Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Qantas Domestic
  • Qantas Regional Airlines Group, John Gissing, Executive Manager
  • Regional Express (Rex), Garry Filmer, COO
  • Rome2Rio, Rod Cuthbert, CEO
  • Royal Brunei Airlines, Karam Chand, Chief Commercial and Planning Officer
  • SITA, Jay Youlten, Regional Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
  • Sky News Australia, David Speers, Political Editor
  • SNP Security, Tom Roche, Managing Director
  • Solomon Airlines CEO, Captain Ron Sumsum
  • South African Airways, Barry Parsons, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Star Alliance – Speaker TBC
  • Sydney Airport, Kerrie Mather, CEO
  • Sydney Airport, Shelley Roberts, Executive Director Aviation Services
  • Tigerair Australia, CEO, Rob Sharp
  • Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), Bruce Baird, Chairman
  • Tourism Australia, Geoff Dixon, Chairman
  • Tourism Australia, John O’Sullivan, CEO*
  • Tourism Futures International, Bob Cain, Managing Director
  • Travel Innovation Partners, Martin Warner, Partner
  • Traveledge, Sue Hollis, Joint Managing Director
  • Travelport – Speakers TBC
  • Twitter, Karen Stocks, Managing Director Australia
  • United, Scott Wilson, Vice President Merchandising and eCommerce
  • University of NSW, Professor Warren Mundy
  • Virgin Australia, Gary Hammes, Chief Operating Officer
  • Webjet, Shelley Beasley, COO

Some 40+ airlines will be in attendance, featuring Keynote Addresses from Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Fiji Airways and United.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Foreign LCCs and the Australian tourism growth opportunity;
  • How Australia can optimise its share of international tourism by 2020;
  • Getting the policy settings right for international airline expansion;
  • South Pacific aviation strategies and the outlook for a diverse region;
  • How the changing US airline landscape will affect airlines in Asia. Consolidation and its impact;
  • The passenger is going mobile and social – implications for airlines, airports and travel;
  • The e-Airline: What’s driving the e-commerce, merchandising and retailing revolution?;
  • And LIVE on SkyNews: THE GREAT DEBATE: Sydney's second airport, hosted by David Speers, Political Editor, Sky News.

Registrations now open!

Registrations for the Australia Pacific Aviation Summit (6-8 August 2014, Sydney) are now open.
Ultra Early Bird rates are available until 30 June 2014!
Click here for full details

Who will attend the Australia Pacific Aviation Summit? 

CAPA expects some 500 attendees across the three-day Summit, from:

  • Airlines (executive, marketing/sales, IT/Distribution, network/planning departments);
  • Airports – hubs, international, domestic, regional;
  • Airline suppliers (IT, revenue and cost systems, GDS, consultants, legal, finance and leasing, catering, OEMs, payment solutions, insurance);
  • Airport suppliers (IT, baggage systems, consultants, legal, investors, catering, duty free, retail, ground handlers, airport equipment suppliers, outdoor advertising);
  • Government bureaus;
  • Tourism bodies and associations;
  • Related supplier segments: Hotel, Car Hire, Insurance. 

Dedicated days on Airport Innovation and Corporate Travel Innovation 

The Summit will also feature dedicated Streams (on 6 August) on:

Corporate Travel Innovation – the outlook for corporate travel markets, latest technologies for the sector and an over-riding focus on air procurement. 
Who will attend?: Approximately 80-100+ corporate buyers to be in attendance – and their suppliers (TMCs, consultants, IT, GDS, Back/Front office systems), OTAs, HBAs.

Airport Innovation – the latest on ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ infrastructure, the airport investment environment and domestic/international outlook for airports. 
Who will attend?: The major Australian/NZ first and second tier airports and their suppliers (IT and baggage systems suppliers, architects and airport planners, ground handlers, catering and duty free suppliers), government, tourism bodies, as well as airlines. 

With thanks to our Summit Partners and Sponsors


Sponsorship Information

For further information about sponsoring this event, please contact Derek Sadubin, COO, CAPA. 

Registrations now open!

Registrations for the Australia Pacific Aviation Summit (6-8 August 2014, Sydney) are now open.
Ultra Early Bird rates are available until 30 June 2014!
Click here for full details

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