Sydney to host CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in 2017


SYDNEY, 4 October, 2016 – CAPA - Centre for Aviation is pleased to announce that Sydney is set to play host to the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in 2017, the region’s largest strategic aviation and travel industry event attracting up to 1,000 of the world’s leading industry executives to Sydney.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the two-day Summit will provide a forum for strategic discussions on aviation issues across Australia and the Pacific region and showcase Sydney to the world.

“Delegates will be able to experience first-hand why Sydney is the premier destination for convention and exhibition business, with iconic attractions, luxury accommodation and world-class food and wine”, Mr Ayres said.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said hosting events such as the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit has the benefit of showcasing our beautiful State while driving overnight visitation.

“Staging business events in NSW is a great way to encourage more visitors to experience everything that’s on offer – from our magnificent Harbour City and its vast array of attractions to the renowned hospitality, events and spectacular scenery of Regional NSW”, Ms Chipchase said.

CAPA’s Managing Director Stephen Pearse said, “We are delighted to be working with the NSW Government through Destination NSW to stage the 2017 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, providing global aviation and travel leaders with a professional platform for high-level discussion on the future of our industry”.

The NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is supporting the 2017 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit which will be held on 1 & 2 August at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel.

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Destination NSW

Alyse Ure

Ministerial and Corporate Communications Advisor




CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Derek Sadubin
Chief Operating Officer
CAPA - Centre for Aviation

About Destination NSW:

Destination NSW is the lead government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; and to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling expenditure within the State’s visitor economy by 2020.

About CAPA - Centre for Aviation:

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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