CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit
11-12 Sep 2017
Tuesday 12 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||The Big Picture: Hot markets, recovering markets, airline business models and distribution evolution
Putting the pieces together, our panel of experts will explore the 'hot topics' most relevant to the evolution of aviation and distribution throughout Latin America today. We will dig deeper into these challenges and discuss how opportunities can be full realised.
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
|09:40||Brazil On The Rise (again)?
|10:25||The China Market and its likely impact on Latin American aviation and travel
China's massive population is spreading its wings as its economy rapidly expands. Outbound tourism numbers are increasing at an unprecedented rate, with several hundred million Chinese tourists expected to be exploring further and further afield as air services grow and access restrictions are lifted.
In step with this growth, China's airlines are adding service into new markets on an almost daily basis. They are both following and leading the tourism boom, often adding capacity well ahead of demand. There are some 30 Chinese airlines with long haul aircraft in their usually young fleets, with the support of their government to explore new markets.
Most of the expansion to date has been within the Asia Pacific region. For Latin America, distance, lack of market familiarity and lower trade flows mean that the spread of Chinese travellers (beyond Mexico and Brazil) has so far been relatively limited. Over the next five years, as awareness grows and new aircraft types are introduced to fleets, the China market will offer major opportunities to airlines and to tourism bodies.
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
|11:25||Low Cost Carriers - Take 2, a Focus on Hybridisation
The success of LCCs & ULCCs is driving network airlines to re-think their business model, especially for domestic and regional markets. Iberia Express is probably the best hybrid example in Europe, and now airlines in Latin America are attempting the transition, including LATAM and SKY. In this session we explore the challenge (and the opportunity), and discuss the progress being made by airlines in the region to compete with the LCC/ULCC airlines.
Moderator: KPMG, Socio/Partner, Eliseo Llamazares
|11:50||Sales, Distribution and Payments: What are the priorities, objectives and challenges in Latin America?
|12:30||Keynote and Q&A
LATAM Airlines Group, SVP Clients & LATAM Airlines Brazil President, Claudia Sender Ramirez
|13:00||Lunch and Conference Close|