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CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Doha, Qatar

Wednesday 5 February 2019

08:00
Registration, Networking & Coffee 
09:00
Welcome
CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison 
09:10
Host Welcome & Keynote
Qatar Airways, Group CEO, H.E. Akbar Al Baker
09:25
Host Q&A
CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison 
Qatar Airways, Group CEO, H.E. Akbar Al Baker
09:45
Keynote: IATA
IATA, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Alexandre de Juniac
10:05
Global Regulatory Discussion with Qatar Airways and IAG
 
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison 
Panel:
  • IAG, Chief Executive Officer, Willie Walsh
  • IATA, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Alexandre de Juniac
  • Qatar Airways, Group CEO, H.E. Akbar Al Baker
10:30
Coffee Break and Networking
11:20
CAPA Global Regulatory Overview: Open skies and level playing fields 
CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison [DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION]
11:40
Where to next for the EU's policy makers?
The EU has played a vital leadership role in aviation in Europe and the North Atlantic and, increasingly, globally. In recent years the face of the airline industry has changed rapidly, with new entrants, new airline types and new aircraft all contributing to a very different environment compared with 20 years ago. The panel will review the extent and relevance of these developments and discuss where the industry - and its regulation - might be heading.
The evolution of European Union Comprehensive Air Transport Agreements and Europe's parallel/multilateral agreements;
  • The evolution of European Union Comprehensive Air Transport Agreements and Europe’s parallel/multilateral agreements;
  • EU-Middle East relations: open markets or limited flights?;
  • An update on the EU-Qatar agreement;
  • EU-China agreement - how much will it impact global connectivity and regionalisation?;
  • Ambitions, challenges and milestones;
  • Ownership and control limitations - encouraging investment into airlines and infrastructuce?;
  • Economic benefits (passenger and cargo) or liberalisation and deregulation.
  • The impact of BREXIT.
Moderator: Leiden University, Professor of Air and Space Law, Pablo Mendes de Leon
Panel:
  • AACO, Secretary General, Abdul Wahab Teffaha
  • European Commission, Director General Mobility and Transport, Henrik Hololei
  • European Parliament, Coordinator for Transport & Tourism, José Ramón Bauzá Díaz
  • IAG, Chief Executive Officer, Willie Walsh
12:25
How can airlines achieve their sustainability goals?
Just as airlines begin to savour the prospect of financial sustainability, the ease has been quickly interrupted by the threat of failing to meet sustainability goals. In the area of climate change, of course, national and EU emissions targets provide clear goal for airlines (and airports) to work towards. However, the rapid growth of the industry intensifies the need to act quickly and effectively. But, sustainability relates to more than simply our approack to climate change.
  • Why does industry need to earn its licence to grow?
  • What external pressures are we seeing to challenge aviation’s sustainability record?
  • Status of EU ETS/CORSIA and overlap of national emission schemes with CORSIA
  • Noise regulation as a challenge to growth.
  • How to drive the commercial deployment of sustainable aviation fuels as a pillar of industry’s climate action strategy.
  • Technological advances as a driver of environmental efficiency.
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison 
Panel:
  • ATAG, Executive Director, Michael Gill
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dean, College of Business, Maneesh Sharma 
  • European Commission, Head of Unit for Aviation Agreements, Carlos Bermejo Acosta
  • Studio Pierallini/LUISS University of Rome, Name Partner/Professor Aviation Law, Laura Pierallini
13:20
Lunch Break and Networking
14:30
Aviation Access across Africa and the Middle East
 
Moderators:
SEMIK, Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Mikosz [DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION]
Watson Farley & Williams, Partner, Alan Polivnick
 
Panel:
  • AACO, Secretary General, Abdul Wahab Teffaha
  • African Airlines Association, Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthé
  • European Commission, Director General Mobility and Transport, Henrik Hololei
  • RwandAir, Chief Executive Officer, Yvonne Manzi Makolo
15:40
Coffee Break and Networking
16:10
Asia Pacific Debate: Who has their regulation settings right?
Despite its significant State-to-State diversity, the Asia-Pacific Region has spawned ground-breaking cross border models and regulation. In this session, we hear from key markets across the Asia Pacific region on their aviation regulation policies to determine who has their regulation settings right.
Asia Pacific will remain the world's fastest growing air transport market in terms of passenger and freight traffic for the foreseeable future. In 2019, ICAO declared its goal was to reconcile the political positions of each ICAO member state in the region as much as possible on matters concerning the liberalisation of market access, air carrier ownership and control.
  • To what level has this succeeded? What does the future hold?
  • What impact has the application of the ASEAN open skies principles had on the region?
  • What impact has high regulatory costs and inefficient infrastructure had on the region?
Moderator: AAPA, Director General, Andrew Herdman
Panel:
  • Malaysian Aviation Commission, Director-Aviation Development, Germal Singh Khera
  • National University of Singapore, Professor of Aviation Law, Alan Tan
  • Watson Farley & Williams, Partner, Alan Polivnick
16:55
Consolidation and Change in the Aviation Sector: Will Economic Forces and Pressures Drive Changes in Aviation Policy?
The airline industry has undergone significant changes in the past years, with the exit of several “household names” from the market, and other carriers struggling for survival. These changes have dramatically affected consumers, and have altered the alliance ecosystem. This panel will consider:
  • The role of the regulator in responding to carrier failures;
  • Whether ownership and control rules are limiting or distorting the restructuring of the industry;
  • The impact of national insolvency and competition rules on the restructuring process;
  • Will see the emergence of truly multinational carriers?;
  • Changes in carrier cooperation in a shifting competitive landscape.
Moderator: Croon-Callaghan, Partner, Jim Callaghan
Panel:
  • ALTA, Legal Director - General Counsel, Gonzalo Yelpo
  • IAG, Chief Executive Officer, Willie Walsh
  • Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Deputy Director General, Haydar Yalçin
  • US Department of Transportation, Director, International Aviation, Brian Hedberg
17:40
Closing Remarks
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
17:45
End of Day 1
18:30
Pre-Dinner Drinks (Hosted by Qatar Airways)
Location: Al Majlis Foyer
19:00
Gala Dinner (Hosted by Qatar Airways)
Location: Al Majlis Hall