CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Sydney, Australia
1-2 Aug 2017

Western Sydney Airport & Infrastructure - 2 August 2017

09.00 - 11.00  General Session
09.00 Welcome by Conference Chairperson
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Managing Director, Stephen Pearse
09.05 The Qantas Keynote
Qantas Airways, Group Executive Government, Industry and International Affairs, Andrew Parker
09.40 The Accor Keynote
AccorHotels Asia Pacific, Chairman and CEO, Michael Issenberg [Download Presentation]
10.00 The Fiji Airways Keynote
Fiji Airways, Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Cavaliere [Download Presentation]
10.25 Keynote Address: Designing the airports of the future
, Partner, Antoinette Erickson Nassopoulos 
10.35 Hawaiian Airlines Keynote: No Room at the Inn: Airport Access and the Public Interest
Hawaiian Airlines, President & CEO, Mark Dunkerley [Download Presentation]
11.00 Coffee & Networking
11.30 Breakout Session: Western Sydney Airport & Infrastructure
11.30 Executive Round Table 1: Getting to Western Sydney Airport - Surface access and catchment area
  • Delivering an airport access system - not just a long overdue NW-SW Sydney link. That is a different need, even if they can be partly complementary
  • The ins and outs of a fast rail link from Sydney CBD and/or KSA
  • Learning from comparable models in other cities with more than one airport, e.g. London/Thames Hub
  • Getting fuel to the airport
  • Making provision for future surface connections
  • Who will finance the infrastructure development?
  • The outlook for new entry, LCC long haul and domestic LCC development
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison


  • Australian International Pilots Association (AIPA), Safety and Technical Consultant, Captain Brian Greeves
  • Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA), Executive Director, Barry Abrams
  • Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney Director, David Borger
  • Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, Chairman and Founder, Christopher Brown AM
12.15  Executive Round Table 2: Scope and scale of Western Sydney Airport
Who’s going to fly there, what is its role - and who funds it? How will it complement SYD?
  • A western Sydney airport or a second Sydney airport?
  • International experiences: has the ‘distribution’ model been lost in places like London where airports are now competing?
  • Selecting the right regulatory settings - e.g. concerning international market access
  • What is the airline attitude to using the airport:
    • Existing KSA operators
    • Potential users, international and domestic
  • How much growth is likely to occur and who will fly there
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

  • Australian Airports Association (AAA), CEO, Caroline Wilkie
  • DFW International Airport, CEO, Sean Donohue
  • Foster+Partners, Partner, Antoinette Nassopoulos Erickson
  • K&L Gates, Partner, Jeremy Prentice
  • Jetgo Australia, Managing Director of Airlines, Paul Bredereck
  • Sydney Airport, COO, Hugh Wehby
13.00 Networking Lunch & Summit Close