LCC CEOs to lead discussions at CAPA North Asia LCC Summit, Tokyo, Jun-7/8-2016


Leaders of North Asia’s low cost carriers (LCCs) will gather in Narita on Jun-7/8 for CAPA’s North Asia LCC Summit.

Hosted by Narita Airport, the Summit marks 12 years of CAPA’s flagship series of LCC events in Asia and marks CAPA’s second return to Japan.

Featuring over 40 speakers, including senior executives from all of North Asia's LCCs, and with simultaneous translation in English, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin, the Summit will explore the commercial drivers for LCC growth in this region, as the market opens.

North Asia has yet to experience the rapid expansion of LCCs  that has occurred in Southeast Asia - but that is changing quickly.

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Specific topics for discussion include:

  • Regulation and cross-border JVs
  • Individual outlook on the Japan, Greater China and Korea LCC markets including international vs domestic expansion; consolidation, competition, subsidiaries, access opportunities
  • Opportunities for long haul and foreign lccs flying to/from North Asia
  • Airport privatisation in Japan
  • Improving the airport passenger experience across North Asia
  • Technology, personalisation and Big Data
  • Travel distribution challenges and ancillary optimisation opportunities
  • The LCC potential for cargo operations

There will be a combination of presentations, panel discussion and on-stage interviews with LCC CEOs, including the heads of Spring Airlines China and Jeju Air.

The Summit will attract over 250 attendees including airlines, airports, tourism authorities, and regulators from North Asia and beyond. The event features over 40 speakers.

In addition, there will be a strong focus on LCC development in the host country, Japan, beginning with presentations from the official event airline partner ANA on their LCC brand strategy, followed by individual presentations from Peach AviationVanilla Air and Jetstar Japan.

Narita Airport will also be hosting a Welcome reception and Gala dinner, as well as conducting a site tour of their new LCC Terminal 3 as part of the conference activities.

Confirmed speakers include:

Agora Hospitalities, CEO, Aya Aso

Airbiz, General Manager New Zealand and Pacific, Iain Munro

Air Busan, Executive VP, Choi Pan-ho

Amadeus IT Group, Airline Account Director for Japan, Cyril Tetaz

ANA, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Asia-Pacific, Koji Shibata

Booking.com, Director Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific, David Peller

CHUBB, Vice President – Head of Travel Insurance Asia Pacific, Jon Ford

Circos Brand Karma, CEO & Co-Founder, Morris Sim

DeNA Travel, CIO, Jun Nakamura

Eastar Jet, CEO, Kim Jung Shik  

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Asia, Adjunct Assistant Professor, June Lee

HK Express, CEO, Andrew Cowen

IACT (International Air Cargo Terminal), President, Osamu Tsukahara

Jeju Air, CEO, Ken Choi

Jin Air, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Emily Cho

Jetstar Japan, Chairman, Masaru Kataoka

Kansai Airports, Co-CEO, Emannuel Menanteau

McKinsey, Partner, Steve Saxon

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, speaker TBA

Narita Airport, President & CEO, Makoto Natsume

Narita Airport, Executive Vice President, Futoshi Osada

Peach Aviation, Representative Director & CEO, Shinichi Inoue

Peach Aviation, Executive Advisor, Patrick Murphy

Sandeep Bahl, Experienced Airline Executive

Sabre, Senior Manager, Global Product Marketing, Angelo Contreras

SITA, President Asia Pacific, Ilya Gutlin

Spring Airlines, President, Stephen Wang

Spring Airlines, Social Media Director, Jonathan Hutt

Strategy&, Partner, Edward Clayton

T2Impact, Managing Director, Timothy O’Neill-Dunne

Tigerair Taiwan, CEO, Kwan Yue

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor, Shinya Hanaoka

Travelport, VP Asia Pacific, Air Commerce, Damian Hickey

Travelport, Director, Online Business Group APAC, Ming Foong

Vanilla Air, President, Katsuya Goto

Venture Republic, Co-Founder and CEO, Kei Shibata

VietJet, MD, Luu Duc Khanh

Web in Travel, Founder, Yeoh Siew Hoon

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