CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Sydney, Australia
1-2 Aug 2017

CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit Agenda 
Day 1, 7 December 2022

09.00 - 11.00

General Session

09.00 Welcome by Conference Chairperson - Aviation risks and opportunities for Australia/New Zealand
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
09.15 Strategic Partner’s Welcome Address
Parliament of NSW, Minister for Tourism, The Hon. Adam Marshall, MP
General Session Address:
The first of a series of keynotes on Aviation risks and opportunities
09.25 Jetstar Keynote
Jetstar, Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka
09.50 Host Airport Keynote: Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport
, Managing Director & CEO, Kerrie Mather [Download Presentation]
10.15 The Traveller Perspective Keynote 
American Express Global Business Travel
, Vice President of Global Service Delivery, APAC, Sean Douglas [Download Presentation]
10.25 Air New Zealand Keynote
Air New Zealand
, CEO, Christopher Luxon
10.55 CAPA Membership Presentation
CAPA - Centre for Aviation,
Managing Director, Stephen Pearse
11.00 - 11.45 Coffee & Exhibition
11.45 Breakout Session: Aviation Outlook

Session Chairperson and Provocateur at large:
CAPA - Centre for Aviation,
Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
11.50 Keynote: The Regulatory Framework: Australia’s place in the world
  • Reflections on air services liberalisation and ownership & control 
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Acting Executive Director, Aviation and Airports, Stephen Borthwick [Download Presentation]

Followed by Q&A with CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
12.15 Executive Panel: The infrastructure challenge - Making the most of investment 
  • 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 HarbisonPanellists:
  • 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
12.55 Welcome to lunch, hosted by PT GMF AeroAsia
13.00 Lunch - Hosted by PT GMF AeroAsia
14.05 Executive Panel: Outlook for the Australia-Southeast Asia market
  • 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


  • 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
14.45 Keynote Q&A: Opportunities and challenges for Australian carriers in the Asia/international market
  • 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 
15.20 Executive Panel: Setting the global benchmark for airline business models, partnerships and alliances
  • 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
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee & Exhibition
General Session
16.30 Sri Lankan Airlines Keynote
SriLankan Airlines
, CEO, Suren Ratwatte [Download Presentation]
 16.50 Malaysia Airlines Keynote: 2020-2029 The Golden Decade for Airline Profits
Malaysia Airlines
, Group CEO, Peter Bellew [Download Presentation]
17.10 Close of Day 1
19.00 Pre-Gala Dinner Drinks
19.30 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Gala Dinner