CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit
11-12 Sep 2017
Sunday 10 September
|18.00||Welcome Reception at Hilton Cartagena Hotel
Hosted by: SACSA, ProColombia, Gema Tours
Monday 11 September
|08:30||Coffee Tasting, Colombian Style
A pre-conference lesson about Colombia’s world renowned coffee industry by a local grower. Samples will be given
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
|09:05||Welcome to Cartagena
Sociedad Aeroportuaria de la Costa (SACSA), Legal Representative, Ramon Pereira
|09:15||The Status of the Latin American Airline Market & its prognosis for future health.
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
Investing in Latin America: Stimulating untapped demand in the Latin American marketplace
Latin America's low cost airline expansion has lagged other regions. Central America, driven by Mexico has a high (domestic) LCC component, but South America, even with a 50% LCC share in the large Brazilian domestic market, lacks any significant penetration.
Overall, international LCC activity is very limited. This is changing as some of the branded LCCs expand into new territory, but it is only with greater liberalisation that opportunities for the branded LCCs will be able to make a substantial difference.
Indigo Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, William Franke
|11:15||Strategy for promoting international tourism to Colombia and the role of alliances with airlines
Colombia developed a new strategy for promoting international tourism and increased the country's international connectivity.
|11:45||The role of connectivity in both long haul, and intra-LATAM business: The future of Latin American hubs and alliances
Copa led the way with building an intra-regional connectivity business built on its Panama City hub, long haul airlines, many from Europe and the USA have been long time operators to Latin America and continue to evolve their business model, including the role of alliance and codeshare partners to maximise the opportunity from connectivity. Now we have the concept of LCCs building connectivity, both for domestic, intra-region and with long haul.
We explore the current trends and future opportunities as airlines seek the opportunities to de-risk investments, and to cope with often turbulent impacts of geopolitical, local and global economic trends.
What role do codeshares, joint ventures and hub & spoke connections play now and in the future. What does crystal ball gazing suggest the future holds?
Moderator: MW Travel Consultancy, Partner, Vicky Fernandez de Larrea
|12:30||Keynote: What does the Digital Revolution mean for Airlines?
Amadeus IT Group, Executive Vice President, Head of Americas, Airline Business, Elena Avila [Download Presentation]
|12:45||Airline Keynote & Q&A
Avianca, CEO & Executive President, Hernán Rincón discusses the strategy, focus and future of Avianca.
Following a keynote, CAPA’s Executive Chairman Peter Harbison will probe with Hernán what that strategy entails, how it differentiates and why we should believe it will be successful. We ask what led to the strategy and if it was based on aviation elsewhere in the world, or founded in beliefs from another industry.
|14:15||Designing the Airports of the future
Foster + Partners, Partner, Juan Vieira
We hear about the advances made in the design and development of new airports and the latest innovations. With Mexico City's new international airport project breaking new ground in many areas, designed to deliver the worlds most sustainable airport our session looks at the largest aviation infrastructure project in Latin America.
|14:30||Low Cost Airlines and Latin America - Pure LCC, ULCC, hybrids, low cost long haul?
The market for LCCs in Latin America was slow to take off, save for Mexico and Brazil, now it seems to be booming!
|15:15||Handling the Growth: Airport and ANSP Infrastructure outlook in Latin America
|16:30||The Future Latin American Traveller: How Mobile, OTAs and Metasearch is transforming airline marketing, and the changing "customer proposition" in Latin America
|17:15||End of Day|
|17:15||Happy Hour with Travelport|
|18:45||Buses depart for Dinner at Casa 1537|