CAPA Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Perth, Australia
4 Jul 2018

5 July 2019

08:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Chairman's Welcome
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
09:10 Big Picture Keynote: CAPA Aviation Outlook
CAPA - Centre for Aviation
, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
09:40 The transformation of Perth as the ‘Western Gateway to Australia’ and connectivity via Perth Airport as a world-class hub
  • What is the business case for connectivity to/from PER
  • Working with and delivering value for key airline partners
  • Accommodating future growth through infrastructure upgrades and the new international terminal
  • What improvements are underway to enhance the travel experience for the corporate traveller?

Perth Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown

10:00 Executive Panel: How to increase Perth’s visibility and stimulate inbound and short-stay transit markets
  • Perth the mono-destination: Can industry collaboration improve messaging and funding available to stimulate inbound markets?
  • Building a successful hub and transit offering: what are the key elements? What’s the early evidence of PER-LON showing?
  • What does WA need to do to entice travellers to stay?
  • Can Perth compete with new premium routes being offered for business travel to the US east coast via Singapore?

Moderator: Tourism WA, Chairman, Nathan Harding

  • Australian Hotels Association, Chief Executive Officer - WA, Bradley Woods
  • Perth Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown
  • Tourism WA, Executive Director - Strategy, Brand & Marketing Services, Louise Scott
  • Western Australia Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), Chief Executive Officer, Robert Taylor
10:45 Coffee break & networking
11:20 Re-imagining Gondwana: Can Perth reclaim its status as the place where India meets Australia
CAPA India, Team Leader – Consulting & Research, Amit Thakran [Download Presentation]
11:35 Aviation Executive Panel: The development of aviation access in WA: Looking North, looking East, looking West and the implications for corporate travel markets
  • Perth is experiencing an upswing in growth from key markets such as China, but what about elsewhere in Asia - or even west or east? What are the growth prospects for those markets?
  • What is the unique value proposition that Perth offers in order to compete with the east coast ports?
  • Creating aviation access to WA’s regional centres - a critical enabler in capturing bleisure travellers when incremental growth in the leisure tourism market is limited

Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

  • Areka Consulting, Partner, Mike Mannix
  • Karratha Airport, Manager Airport, Amol Virkar
  • Tourism WA, Director Aviation Development and Policy, Claire Werkmeister
12:20 Introduction to Lunch
United Airlines, Corporate Sales Manager, Tim Wallis
12:25 Lunch break & networking
Hosted by United Airlines
13:25 Perth Market Outlook
  • What’s the current demand and operating environment?
  • Are market conditions favourable?
  •  Is Garuda planning to grow or maintain capacity into PER?
  • How is Garuda planning to grow its share of the Perth business traveller market?
Garuda Indonesia, General Manager Western Australia, Mochamad Firman [Download Presentation]
13:45 How to optimise your travel programme, while keeping your travellers engaged and safe
  • How to balance the often conflicting interests of business travel needs, safety and welfare, and personal traveller demands
  • Managed travel, unmanaged travel, something in between?
  • As more and more digital natives enter the workforce and seek the freedom to make their own travel choices, what are the wider implications on the organisation’s travel programme?
  • How do you deliver cost efficiencies and ensure travellers comply with policy guidelines?
Moderator: FCM Travel Solutions, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Julie McLean
  • CBH Group, Spend Smart Integration Manager, Ralph Goodman
  • Curtin University, Manager Travel Operations, James Evers
  • Fortescue Metals Group, Senior Category Specialist, Gina Gill
  • International SOS, Manager, People Risk, Beth King
14:30 Coffee break & networking
15:00 Interactive workshop panel: What are the procurement challenges for corporate travel buyers today?
  • Profiling travel - how does it measure up against other procurement categories?
  • Defining the objectives of the travel programme
  • Developing a sourcing strategy plan: defining supplier selection criteria, conducting supplier analysis and negotiating contracts
  • What are the procurement challenges that are unique to the PER market and how to address them?

Facilitator: Areka Consulting, Partner, Mike Mannix

  • Automotive Holdings Group, Procurement Manager - Corporate Services, Des Sit
  • Wesfarmers, Group Procurement Manager, Stephen Turner
15:45 The outlook for accommodation in PER: oversupply, new entrants and softening demand
  • How can buyers create a high performing hotel programme in current market conditions?
  • Understanding the latest with pricing strategies, non-LRA and dynamic pricing - who is using what and why?
  • New players from the sharing economy and minimising risk
  • Role of bleisure in influencing booking patterns: The importance of tourism/leisure interest to demand for corporate travel.

Moderator: Amadeus IT Pacific, Manager, Hotel Distribution - Pacific, Benjamin Weinmann

  • The Westin Perth, General Manager, Peter Brampton
  • 4th Dimension Business Consulting, Manager, Accommodation Sourcing, Dean Easton
  • Fraser Suites Perth, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lulu Fox
  • Corporate Travel Management, Acting General Manager, Birgit Patenall
16:30 Conference Close
16:35 Networking Drinks
Hosted by Perth Airport
17:35 Conference End