CAPA-ACTE Adelaide Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Adelaide, Australia
1 Sep 2017
08.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 Chairman’s Welcome: CAPA and ACTE Outlook
Anjuna, Director Aviation, Craig Smith
09.10 Big Picture Keynote: Driving Demand in the Visitor Economy
South Australian Tourism Commission
, Chief Executive, Rodney Harrex
09.30 Aviation Keynotes
  • The China Southern Airlines Keynote
    China Southern Airlines,
    Regional GM Australia/NZ, Louis Lu
  • Adelaide Airport’s viewpoint on the aviation and travel outlook. Why SA is different?
    Adelaide Airport,
    Managing Director, Mark Young
10.15 Aviation Executive Panel: How the Adelaide market has boomed, but can the capacity increases be maintained?
  • How are the new entrants performing?
  • Beyond the new Gulf and Asia services, what are ADL’s missing links? Are China and the rest of Asia served adequately?
  • Does ADL suffer from competition with Eastern States for attention/capacity/sales focus?
  • The importance of tourism/leisure interest to demand for corporate travel.

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

  • We Connect China, Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy
  • Adelaide Airport, Head of Aviation Business Development, Jonathan Cheong
  • Malaysia Airlines, Corporate Sales Manager Australia & New Zealand, Mark Mulville
11.00 Coffee & Networking
11.40 State of the SA economy, the outlook for SMEs and implications for travel
Business travel is strongly influenced by the state of the economy, and this presentation sets the scene by describing the current business and investment climate, the jobs market and the long-term prospects for SA.

South Australian Tourism Commission, Strategy & Insights Manager, Adam Stanford

12.00 Benchmarking my program against the market

Accommodation: What's really happening locally with rates, occupancy rates, new properties and seasonality

TravelClick, Regional Vice President, Simon Williams

12.25 Executive Panel: The Accommodation Outlook in South Australia
  • The South Australian hotel landscape, the capacity outlook
  • What are the external pressures (non-Corporate demand)
  • How do hotels demonstrate value through a Corporate Agreement
  • What are the challenges to the hotel industry when negotiating corporate contracts

Moderator: 4D Consulting, General Manager, Felicity Burke


  • TravelClick, Regional Vice President, Simon Williams
  • Stamford Hotels and Resorts, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Jakki Govan
  • Phil Hoffmann Travel, Managing Director, Phil Hoffmann
  • University of Adelaide, Associate Director Procurement Services, Mike Tylor
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Safety & Security Round-tables: Managing the risks of a SME workforce

Australia’s SMEs and universities are going further afield to win new business and travelling to emerging markets that often come with additional risks. As companies look to expand their operations in a rapidly-growing market issues such as cultural diversity and complex business environment pose unique challenges for organisations and their mobile workforces. In this session International SOS looks at health, security and safety considerations when preparing workers.

International SOS, Manager - Risk Services, Simon Francis

14.40 Executive Panel: Payments & Expense best practice, what's coming online?

The convergence of finance and technology is reshaping the world of payments, and this session will cover the latest trends. From digital wallets to credit card charges, the process of buying and settling travel is changing - and everyone in the supply chain needs to prepare for the new requirements. The payments landscape is changing due to:

  • The rise and rise of virtual cards
  • Wider availability of enhanced data
  • Integration of expense and booking tools
  • New sources of inventory in the ‘sharing economy’

This session will put it all together to help corporate travel professionals navigate the changes.

Moderator: The Lido Group, Chief Operating Officer, Peter Beveridge


  • MasterCard, Director Product Sales, Gregor Lochtie
  • Conferma, Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, Darren Blair
  • UATP, Regional Commercial Manager, Oceania, Craig Bowen
  • Serko, Senior VP, Paul Turner
15.20 Corporate Travel Innovation: Technology continues to change the face of business travel: What are the buying habits of frequent travellers?

Some of the big influencers are:

  • What are the implications of the move to mobile, the rise of one-click itineraries and increased access to big data?
  • Updates on the technology being used by corporates to monitor and track travellers to facilitate compliance with global tax, immigration and social security obligations.
  • What technologies are authorities around the world using to try and pick up on travellers who are not complying, and what are the risks?

Moderator: Simpply, Partner, Harry Banga


  • Amadeus, Head of Corporate Direct IT, Ingrid Picard
  • Serko, Chief Sales Officer, John Challis
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Managing Director, Australia/New Zealand, Michael Ryan
  • Furry Pink Armadillo, Co-Founder, Simon Henry
16.00 Networking Drinks
17.00 Conference Close