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CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Sydney, Australia
1-2 Aug 2017

Reflections on air services liberalisation and ownership & control.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Acting Executive Director, Aviation and Airports, Stephen Borthwick

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Acting Executive Director, Aviation and Airports, Stephen Borthwick

Q&A with CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

  • Can airports, airlines, shareholders and customers be viewed as ‘partners for growth’?
  • Airport and aviation efficiency: Talking the talk between investment, regulation and customer experience
  • Growing the pie: making sure airports and airlines are collaborating for the sustainable future growth of Australian aviation

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

Panellists:

  • Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ), Chairman, Graeme Samuel AC
  • Australian Airports Association (AAA), CEO, Caroline Wilkie
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Acting Executive Director, Aviation and Airports, Stephen Borthwick
  • How are business models evolving in the market?
  • How LCCs have changed the market?
  • Are we now approaching LCC saturation or likely to see more LCC expansion in this market?
  • How are LCCs continuing to adapt the ancillaries/unbundling model?

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

Panellists:

  • AirAsia X, CEO, Benyamin Ismail
  • Cebu Pacific, Chief Operations Adviser, Rick Howell
  • Inmarsat Aviation, VP Asia Pacific, Otto Gergye
  • Nok Air, VP Marketing & Sales, Pinyot Pibulsonggram
  • Travelport, Senior Commercial Director Asia Pacific, Air Commerce, Chris Ramm
  • Australia is home to some of the most innovative airlines on the world stage. Where are the expansion opportunities offshore?
  • Update on Asia’s geopolitical and aviation risks and opportunities. The latest on ASEAN open skies.
  • Have foreign airline expansion and regulatory issues made it difficult for local carriers?

Watson Farley & Williams, Partner, Alan Polivnick

  • Evolving from global alliance thinking to more tailored market specific partnerships
  • Operating new dual and multi-brand strategies: are they the way of the future as short and long haul LCCs change the equilibrium?
  • Establishing a low cost base now seems even more important as price sensitive public and corporate demand squeeze yields. How far can this go?
  • Is partnering with one of the Gulf airlines a panacea for Asia Pacific (and US!) airlines?
  • Will the Chinese airlines’ hubs and new hubs like Perth change the game?

Moderator: Mimone Consulting, Aviation Industry Consultant, Minna Monaghan

Panellists:

  • Agri-nomics, Director, Barry Parsons
  • CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
  • Clyde & Co, Special Counsel, James Cooper
  • Malaysia Airlines, Group CEO, Peter Bellew
  • Is it realistic to have nine or 10 Chinese airlines serving Australia/NZ?
  • What impact will China have on the global bilateral air policy system?
  • How much of the Asian market is there for the taking by Australia/NZ airlines vs Asian airlines? Have the Australian and New Zealand governments given too much away to foreign airlines?
  • Before Asian markets reach an outbound limit, Australia will likely reach a limit on how many visitors it can receive. What needs to be done?
  • What are the benefits – and drawbacks – of rapid inbound expansion

Moderator: Satu Raunola Consulting, Principal, Satu Raunola-Spencer

Panellists:

  • Hong Kong Airlines, Assistant Director Commercial, Michael Burke
  • Skyscanner, Director Business Development, Hugh Aitken
  • Tourism Australia, MD & CEO, John O’Sullivan
  • Tourism Futures International, Managing Director, Bob Cain
  • Chinese visitors in Australia/NZ highly concentrated around Jan/Feb. How to drive year-round sustainability?
  • China is big, but we shouldn’t ignore other Asian markets. What are the other less well-known and exciting inbound developments?

Tourism Australia, MD & CEO, John O’Sullivan

Sydney Airport, Managing Director & CEO, Kerrie Mather

AccorHotels Asia Pacific, Chairman and CEO, Michael Issenberg

Qantas Airways, Group Executive Government, Industry and International Affairs, Andrew Parker

In conversation with CAPA, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison.

Foster+Partners, Partner, Antoinette Erickson Nassopoulos

Fiji Airways, Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Cavaliere