|Day 2: Wednesday 8 June 2016
||Pre-Conference Breakfast Briefing
Location: Conference Ballroom (Royal Hall), Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel
Open to all attendees
||Welcome by Conference Chairman
||Spotlight on selected North Asian LCCs: Q & As with CAPA's Peter Harbison
- Jeju Air, CEO, Ken Choi
- Spring Airlines, President, Stephen Wang
||Panel discussion: Opportunities for foreign LCCs flying into/from North Asia
Moderator: McKinsey & Company, Partner, Steve Saxon
- Long-haul opportunities to SE Asia, Nth America and Australia?
- Slots, traffic rights and other constraints
- AirAsia, Group Head of Risk, Attila Emam
- Cebu Pacific, Former Chief Executive Advisor, Garry Kingshott
- Experienced Airline Executive, Sandeep Bahl
- Spring Airlines, Social Media Director, Jonathan Hutt
- VietJet, Board Member, Chu Viet Cuong
||Panel discussion: The LCC potential for destinations, tourism and retail
Moderator: McKinsey & Company, Senior Partner, Masahiro Komatsubara
- What are the key airline-airport partnerships? What can we learn from them?
- How has LCC growth changed the way people travel?
- How do you market North Asian destinations to LCC travellers?
- Partnerships or collaborations with TV shows etc.
- Role of duty free and tax refunds
- Tourism inbound potential: Japan’s story
- Visa liberalisation
- AGORA Hospitalities, President & CEO, Aya Aso
- Japan Tourism Agency, Director of General Affairs Division, Ichiro Takahashi
- Narita International Airport Corporation, Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Divisional Director, Corporate Planning Division, Tatsuya Hamada
- Peach Aviation, Executive Advisor, Patrick Murphy
||Panel discussion: The Korean LCC market
Moderator: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Asia, Adjunct Assistant Professor, June Lee
- Korean LCCs have largely focused on domestic flights to/from Jeju. Now that Jeju Airport is slot constrained, what is the growth outlook?
- Is it better to be an independent LCC or have a parent airline owner (part/full)?
- Are Koreans different? Will they not accept a Southeast Asia, Japanese-style LCC?
- Strategies in accessing China when bilateral is heavily limited and there are restrictions on charter market
- Air Busan, Executive Vice President, Choi Pan-ho
- Eastar Jet, President & CEO, Kim Jung Shik
- Jin Air, Senior Vice President / Director of Marketing & PR, Emily Cho
- T'way Air, Vice President of Business & Management Division, Kim Hyung-Yi
|| Panel discussion: The Hong Kong & Taiwanese LCC Market
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Senior Analyst - North Asia, Will Horton
- Hong Kong and Taiwan have different aviation regulatory environments to mainland China. What opportunities and challenges does this present in accessing China?
- The Middle East of Asia? Hong Kong and Taiwan sit in the middle, accessible to much of Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. What is this opportunity? Are intra-regional connections worthwhile to pursue?
- Japan is the favourite market for Hong Kong and Taiwan. How much risk is there in relying on Japan?
- There has been pent-up demand in Hong Kong and Taiwan for flights to major cities, previously prohibitively expensive. How to develop entirely new markets, destinations that may not have full-service airline flights?
- Heidrick & Struggles, Partner, Con Korfiatis
- HK Express, CEO, Andrew Cowen
- Tigerair Taiwan, CEO, Kwan Yue
- Vanilla Air, Representative Director, President, Katsuya Goto
||Airline Cloud 9 Track: The OTA explosion and travel distribution challenges in North Asia
Moderator: Web in Travel, Editor & Founder, Yeoh Siew Hoon
- Is each country's booking system working with efficiency/coordination?
- What changes occur from consumers booking action journey with meta-search?
- What are the critical differences in different countries?
- How can LCCs optimise ancillaries in this environment?
- Booking.com, Director Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific, David Peller
- DeNA Travel, CIO, Jun Nakamura
- Travelport, Director Online Business Group APAC, Ming Foong
- Venture Republic, Co-Founder & CEO, Kei Shibata
||Panel discussion: The LCC potential for cargo operations
Moderator: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor, Shinya Hanaoka
- Why do LCCs not like getting involved with cargo operations?
- Are there opportunities for adding revenues from cargo? Any new collaborations between airlines and forwarders?
- Critical differences between short haul and long haul?
- Air Logistics Group, MD, Middle East and Asia & Pacific, Vikram Singh
- IACT (International Air Cargo Terminal), President, Osamu Tsukahara
- Nakamura Air Express, President, Hiroshi Kawasaki