CAPA-ACTE New Zealand Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Auckland, New Zealand
17-18 Oct 2017


08:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Chairman’s Welcome
  • SANZAAR, Chairman, Brent Impey
  • ACTE / Troovo, President / Chief Executive Officer, Kurt Knackstedt
09:20 CAPA’s New Zealand and Asia Pacific Aviation Outlook
CAPA -  Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
09:30 The Air New Zealand Keynote
Air New Zealand,
Chief Revenue Officer, Cam Wallace
10:00 Aviation Keynote
Malaysia Airlines,
Global Head of Sales, Yeoh Hock Thye
10:25 Coffee, Expo & Networking
11:00 The Aviation and Tourism infrastructure and access challenges: Making the most of investment
  • Are government policy settings on air access and infrastructure achieving the best outcomes?
  • Can airports, airlines, shareholders and customers be viewed as ‘partners for growth?’
  • Growing the pie: making sure airports and airlines are collaborating for the sustainable future growth of New Zealand aviation

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

  • Airlines for Australia and New Zealand, CEO, Alison Roberts
  • NZ Airports Association, Chief Executive, Kevin Ward
  • Air New Zealand, Group General Manager Airports, Roger Gray
  • NZ Ministry of Transport, Principal Adviser, Sonya Van De Geer
11:50 Executive Panel: Serving New Zealand by Air: The evolution of airline partnership/alliances versus ‘your own metal’
  • New Zealand has a long off-peak season, so it’s a challenge to fill flights year-round. So what’s driving the sustained growth in capacity and new routes? Is it sustainable?
  • What role do airport/tourism incentives play in network planning decisions?

Moderator: Aviation Week, Air Transport Editor - Asia Pacific, Adrian Schofield

  • Lufthansa Group, Senior Manager Corporate Strategy and M&A, Sebastian Strube
  • Auckland Airport, General Manager Aeronautical Commercial, Scott Tasker
  • Hong Kong Airlines, General Manager New Zealand, Daniel Yuen
  • Air Canada, Pricing and Sales Manager, Rick Pomery
  • Malaysia Airlines, Global Head of Sales, Yeoh Hock Thye
12:35 Joint Presentation: Facilitating the growth in China/Asia inbound - overcoming the challenges [Download Presentation]

Visitor numbers to New Zealand were up 12% in 2016 to 3.5 million – marking the first double digit gain in more than a decade. According to Air New Zealand CEO, Christopher Luxon, New Zealand “is really on a big growth trajectory for the next 30 years. What we are seeing is lots of opportunity to strengthen and add capacity”.

  • Is government policy and the rest of the travel and transportation industry value chain prepared for the influx of travellers?
Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Chief Executive, Chris Roberts
Tourism & Transport Forum, CEO, Margy Osmond
12:57 Welcome to lunch 
United, Director Australia & New Zealand, Julie Reid
13:00 Lunch
Hosted by United Airlines
14:00 Executive Panel: Airline business model evolution: Low Cost-long haul and Ultra long-haul implications for New Zealand

New Zealand is currently home to two of the world’s longest route, Auckland-Doha and Auckland-Dubai, opening up new one-stop possibilities to Europe/Africa and beyond. Low Cost-long haul operators are also eyeing new connectivity possibilities over their new generation Asia hubs.

  • How are the ultra-long haul routes and outbound markets performing?
  • Which Asian LCCs are poised to ‘go long-haul’ and target New Zealand?

Moderator: CAPA, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

  • Helloworld, Executive General Manager, Simon McKearney
  • VietJet, Member Board of Directors, Cuong Chu
  • Air New Zealand, Chief Operations Officer, Bruce Parton
  • First Travel Group, Managing Director, Andrew Bowman
14:40 Executive Panel: New Zealand’s Corporate Travel Outlook Meeting customers’ expectations in the NZ corporate market:
  • What are the challenges they have to face either as a customer or a supplier; is the NZ market so very much different?
  • Facing today’s business travel risks with a modern travel policy.
  • Some fascinating ‘war stories’ about unique travel programmes in New Zealand.

Moderator: ATMC, Chairman, Rob Dell

  • International SOS, Manager of Travel Risk, New Zealand, Andy Patten
  • Orbit, Managing Director, Paul Rennie
  • SANZAAR, Head of Operations, Brendan Morris
  • Westpac, CPO, Rob Halsall
15:15 Coffee
16:00 The China Eastern Keynote:
China Eastern Airlines, Company Secretary, James Wang [Download Presentation]
16:20 Executive Panel: Getting the strategic mix right as Aviation & Travel Distribution and Payments evolve Travel payments and distribution is undergoing rapid and irreversible change, with implications across the travel supply chain.
  • What are the new developments, how are they impacting industry, and what’s coming down the pipeline?
  • Update on NDC (New Distribution Capability) and New Gen ISS (new settlement systems and processes)

Moderator: ACTE / Troovo, President / Chief Executive Officer, Kurt Knackstedt

  • TAANZ, CEO, Andrew Olsen
  • The Lido Group in partnership with HRS, Chief Commercial Officer, Jon West
  • UATP, Regional Commercial Manager, Oceania, Craig Bowen
  • IATA, Area Manager South West Pacific, Ian Lorigan
17:00 Networking reception hosted by MasterCard