Paul Pessutti, SVP and GM, Travel and Transportation, SAP, outlines the the potential for airline disruption in the distribution and marketing areas as new entities employ big data to enrich the customer experience.
Marnix Fruitema, SVP North America, Air France-KLM, discusses changes in travel patterns from Europe to the US after the election of President Donald Trump, the long term positive effects of liberalisation on air travel and Air France-KLM’s conclusions about new low cost competition in the trans-Atlantic.
Peter Cerda, Regional VP Americas, IATA, evaluates the pace of economic recovery in Latin America, discusses North America’s role in global traffic stimulation, talks about Cuban market dynamics and offers an update on the evolution of IATA’s New Distribution Capability.
Stephen Wang, President, Spring Airlines, discusses Spring’s approach to managing low cost and customer demand, the importance of Shanghai in the airline’s network and the company’s consideration of long haul routes.
Ron Peri, CEO Radixx International provides an outlook for the future of airline ancillary sales and merchandizing, utilising the power of big data and how Radixx is growing its business in Latin America.
Lars Sande, SVP Sales, Norwegian, talks about bookings and targeted spool-up periods for new US routes, Norwegian’s prospects in Argentina and the company’s approach to building partnerships with other airlines.
Joe Mohan, VP alliances and partnerships, American Airlines, offers insight into oneworld partner IAG’s plans to launch its low cost, trans-Atlantic venture LEVEL, discusses American’s pursuit of China Southern and weighs in on the evolution of joint venture among alliance partners.
ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch talks about varying global perceptions of attempted changes in travel policies of the Trump Administration, behaviours of the modern business traveller and using data to improve the corporate travel experience.
Where is Brazil on the recovery track? How have Brazil’s domestic woes affected Latin America? What is the progress Latin American LCCs? Has Argentina turned the corner economically to challenge Brazil? How could new airport concessions in Brazil change the crowded airport spaces in the country? What are traffic and economic trends in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Central America?
Orlando International Airport, Senior Director Marketing & Air Service Development, Vicki Jaramillo
Neil Lader, Regional Director, Travelport Digital offers views about how airlines and travel agents continue to embrace mobile technology, the potential role of robotic voice in traveler engagement and ways in which support from Travelport helps the business drive a number of solutions faster to market.
David Harvey, Managing Director of Business Development at Southwest Airlines, discusses the economic outlook for the US, the airline’s deployment plans for the Boeing 737 MAX and evolving pricing segmentation in the US market.
ANA strategic planning for the Americas Tadashi Matsushita discusses the airline’s deployment of Boeing 787s to secondary US cities, offers an an outlook on potential future joint ventures and provides an update on ANA’s low cost arm, Peach.
Travel is at the heart of internet disruption. Companies are introducing new ways to book tickets, assess fares, streamline the travel experience and further disrupt the market. Where are we seeing innovation? Where is disruption coming from, and where is it needed? Moderator: Atmosphere Research Group, Founder & Industry Analyst, Henry Harteveldt
SAP, SVP & General Manager, Travel & Transportation, Paul Pessutti
Skyscanner, General Manager, Americas, Shane Corstorphine
Travelport Digital, Regional Director, Neil Laidler
After Mexicana’s demise and the rise of LCCs in Mexico, the market has grown rapidly. Now facing an anti-trust immune Aeromexico-Delta, will this force other alliances? Is there promise in a new Mexico City airport or is it too far away? What trends are emerging in North-South travel?
Moderator: HEICO, Vice President Business Development and Former Executive Director ALTA, Alex de Gunten
ALTA, Executive Director, Eduardo Iglesias
American Airlines, VP Alliances & Partnerships, Joe Mohan
Customer & Route Development Director, Alejandro Vales
Holland & Knight, Partner, Anita Mosner
Southwest Airlines, Managing Director, Business Development, David Harvey
How is the introduction of new LCC service across the Atlantic changing how air service is evolving? How will Norwegian’s battle with US authorities and airlines play out? Will the Trump Administration play spoiler to foreign competition? Has the US changed how it approaches foreign airlines? How are booking trends changing in the North Atlantic?
Moderator: CNN, Aviation Editor, Jon Ostrower
Air France-KLM, Senior Vice President North America, Marnix Fruitema
Lufthansa Group, Vice President Sales, The Americas, Tamur Goudarzi-Pour
Norwegian, SVP Sales, Lars Sande
Pittsburgh International Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Christina Cassotis
Star Alliance, Former Chief Executive Officer, Mark Schwab
Skyscanner General Manager, the Americas, Shane Corstorphine talks about airline improvement in mobile optimisation, the role voice technology could play in mobile booking and challenges airlines face in adopting new technologies.