CAPA Asia Aviation Summit 2016

Singapore, Singapore
15-16 Nov 2016
Wednesday 16 November 2016
08:00    CAPA Member Breakfast to be held in Sales Gallery (invitation only)
09:00 Chairman's Welcome
09:05 Panel Discussion: Asia's two leading LCCs Cross Swords

Moderator: Peter Harbison,
Executive Chairman, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Panel Members:
  • AirAsia X Berhad, CEO, Benyamin Ismail 
  • Spring Airlines, Vice President, Jonathan Hutt

Panel Discussion: What are the next big leaps in airline and travel distribution?
  • Asia's airlines are expanding intercontinental networks at an unprecedented pace. How important is GDS for these new markets? 
  • How can GDS facilitate cooperation between a full-service airline and its low-cost off-shoot? 
  • Can big data projects increase or improve GDS booking? 
  • Can GDS play a role in self-connections? 
  • In Asia especially, a generation of travellers is skipping desktop computer bookings for mobile bookings. What are the differences and advantages? Which agencies and airlines are at the forefront? 
  • What do airlines want from OTAs and metas? Can this relationship be less hostile than airlines and GDS? 
  • What more can it and other NDC initiatives bring? What is Google Flights' footprint in Asia? 
  • Can consumers be loyal to OTAs and metas?
Moderator: MW Travel Consultancy, Principal, Martin Warner
Panel Members:
  • Booking.com, Director, Strategic Partnerships, APAC, David Peller 
  • Japan Airlines, VP Marketing & Research Strategy Asia, Akira Mitsumasu 
  • Skyscanner, Commercial Director, Asia, Paul Whiteway
  • Travelport, Global Head of Product & Marketing, Air Commerce, Ian Heywood
  • Tripadvisor, Commercial Director, Flights, David Yong
10.45 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

Airline Strategy Boardroom:

Do the best opportunities already exist at the edges of your business? Can the airlines' core offering truly be 'disrupted'? And, are ancillaries the surest path for airlines to grow economic returns? 

Moderator: L.E.K., Global Lead on Aviation, Dan McKone [Download presentation]

Panel Members:

  • Expedia, VP Transport Partner Services APAC, James Marshall
  • Jetstar Group, Head of Sales, Paul Rombeek
  • Spring Airlines, Vice President, Jonathan Hutt 
  • VietJet, Board Member, Chu Viet Cuong
12:10 Market wrap & Analyst Review: Turbulence ahead - when will the good times end?
  • Are we heading into the next downturn - and if so, how long will it last?
  • International capacity has grown strongly, but at the same time, fuel prices are very low. It’s a strange environment - where to next?
  • Consolidation
  • Shifting from airline business to group holding business
Moderator: CAPA, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
Panel Members:
  • BOC Aviation, Head of Strategy and Research, Peter Negline 
  • CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chief Analyst, Brendan Sobie
  • DVB Bank, Senior Vice President, Aviation Research, Albert Muntane Casanova 
13:00 Lunch and Conference Close