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At a time when the aviation industry is searching for up-to-the-minute market intelligence, news, trend analysis and thought leadership, CAPA - Centre for Aviation delivers a virtual “Summit” on the second Wednesday of each month, jam-packed with information, data and live interviews. CAPA experts, global airline CEOs and other cutting-edge industry leaders present live from a next-gen virtual event platform.

All times listed below are in your local timezone.

The next CAPA Live event is in 15 days on 10-Feb-2021, and features the below speakers and sessions. Find out more!

  • 10-Feb-2021
    • Focus on Global Outlook - Host Welcome

        11:55 - 12:00
      • Welcome to CAPA Live - Focus on Asia Pacific

          13:55 - 14:00
        • CAPA News & Analysis - Asia Pacific

            14:00 - 14:10

            Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry.

            In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to. 

            Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?

          • Executive Interview

              14:10 - 14:40
            • Australia Pacific - Competition is gearing up in the Australian domestic market, can everyone survive?

                14:45 - 15:15

                Like most markets around the world, Australia’s domestic market has been volatile through most of 2020, as borders have closed and opened. It appears to be heading back towards some degree of normalcy, although recent experience shows COVID-19 cannot be counted out so easily. It will take the arrival of a vaccine to give more certainty that the airlines have fully moved beyond the problems of 2020.

                2021 should be good for consumers. Virgin has emerged from administration in a stronger position and a renewed commitment to defending its market share. Qantas and Jetstar will likely be equally as aggressive, and newcomer Rex will be fighting for its place in the sun.

                For the first part of 2021 the domestic market will be the only battlefield for the Australian carriers. The question remains, will there be enough competition to sustain all local carriers, especially with Rex’s plans to launch major routes including Sydney-Melbourne.
                 

              • ForwardKeys – Australasia Insights & Global Outlook

                  15:20 - 15:30

                  Understanding travel demand is at the heart of what ForwardKeys does. Their ability to analyse global flight reservations plus other data allows them to monitor and qualify traveller flows, understand global demand, and forecast trends. In this session, hear from ForwardKeys, VP Insights, Olivier Ponti as he shares some of their key data sets for each region around the world.

                • Corporate Travel Community Welcome & Outlook

                    15:30 - 15:45

                    The global and regional outlook for corporate travel is extremely challenging. Hear the latest trends and analysis from our expert presenter.

                  • Listening to corporate travel buyers: Benson’s Bow Tie Briefing

                      15:45 - 15:55

                      Bow-Tie Briefing shares the views of Benson Tang, a corporate travel thought leader and executive director of the CTC – Corporate Travel Community. Benson’s remarkable career in travel started more than 25 years ago and his extensive knowledge of the corporate travel sector has made him a sought-after speaker and lecturer.

                      In this session, we welcome travel managers who will provide their thoughts on the industry and share knowledge on managing corporate programmes in the current environment.

                    • CTC Masterclass - Reopening of international markets

                        16:00 - 16:30
                      • CTC Roundtable

                          16:30 - 17:00
                        • Airline CEO Interview

                            16:45 - 17:15
                          • Asia Aviation: Inspiring clear action for aviation growth

                              17:15 - 17:45

                              The Asia-Pacific region was initially hit hard by the pandemic, probably more so than the other regions. But some of the key Asia-Pacific markets have also recovered more quickly than those in other parts of the world. While borders generally remain closed, or are subject to quarantine restrictions that have a similar effect on travel, there have been some so-called green lanes established for essential travel, but in general the hoped-for travel bubbles have been slow to develop.

                              Recent weeks have seen increased waves of the virus resurfacing in countries who had believed to have COVID-19 under control. This return however is not unexpected and has emphasised the need for practical, data-driven steps to opening up in a safe means. In this session we explore these methods and provide clear examples of required action.

                              • How are markets performing in Asia-Pacific?
                              • What practical, data-driven steps should each country take to opening up?
                              • Are governments investing enough in technology, processes, infrastructure? 
                              • What impact are continued waves in countries such as Japan and South Korea have on the region?
                              • What impact is this having on hubs like Singapore?
                              • Are bilateral corridors effective in opening up markets?
                            • Network Planning in 2021: International Air Route Development

                                17:50 - 18:20
                              • Focus on Europe, Middle East & Africa - Host Welcome

                                  18:40 - 18:45
                                • CAPA News & Analysis - Europe, Middle East & Africa

                                    18:45 - 18:55

                                    Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry.

                                    In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to.

                                    Then you’ll be introduced to the people behind CAPA’s in-depth analysis articles – our very own CAPA Analysts as they provide their unique perspectives on their chosen region discussing trends and forecasting recovery.

                                    Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?  

                                  • Airline CEO Interview - Emirates

                                      18:55 - 19:25


                                    • EMEA Airport Leaders Panel

                                        19:30 - 20:00

                                        The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the entire aviation ecosystem and while the airlines are receiving the most attention in the media, one cannot forget the impact on the airports and their supporting businesses.

                                        Each month, CAPA Live’s airport discussion will move between regions as we delve into the issues facing airports around the world.

                                        • What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on airports?
                                        • What have airports learned so far that would better prepare them for another pandemic?
                                        • Much is spoken and written about ‘the new normal’ for airports. What is it?
                                        • Pre-departure and arrival health screening may become a ‘permanent’ feature according to some industry observers. How can airports best make arrangements to handle that requirement in the long run? Can airports reasonably be expected to become vaccination centres as well?
                                        • It is said that there will be more competition between airports now. That the most ‘efficient’ will win. Does that mean ‘the cheapest’?
                                        • Which type of airport has the better prospects now? The one geared up to hub operations, or to point-to-point ones?
                                        • What is the future for airport lounges?
                                        • How can airports creatively fill space left vacant by retired retail and F&B concessions?
                                      • Airline CEO Interview - Flyadeal

                                          20:05 - 20:35
                                        • How will NDC continue the transformation of travel retail during 2021

                                            20:40 - 21:25
                                          • Airline CEO Interview - easyJet

                                              21:35 - 22:05
                                            • Critical Thinkers - Leading an airline in 2021

                                                22:10 - 22:40

                                                It cannot be denied that leading any part of an airline in 2021 is going to look very different than ever before. The impact of COVID-19 has required all airlines to reassess their processes, innovate and adapt to a new world order.

                                                In November, CAPA’s Chairman Emeritus stated: “It is important to have some sort of reality check now that we’re nine months on from the onset of this COVID-19 disaster. Fundamentally, we’re looking at a new platform from which the industry will build over the next decade.

                                                • What will the new situation be like? Most people realise now, unless they're really deluding themselves, that it is going to be a structurally very different industry”.
                                                • As we look to 2021, we ask key airline executives to explore how they will run their business differently and what they expect from the year ahead.
                                                • How has COVID-19 impacted processes within airline management?
                                                • How has the additional focus of staff and passenger safety changed the way airlines are run?
                                                • What will recovery look like? 
                                              • EMEA Air Finance Outlook 2021

                                                  22:45 - 23:15

                                                  The pressure on airline finance and treasury departments has never been greater, as the impact of Covid-19 rips through cash flows and investment plans. In this special segment, we bring together the CFOs of leading Asia Pacific carriers to discuss the trials and tribulations of financing an airline through these turbulent times.

                                                • Loyalty in the midst of a crisis

                                                    23:20 - 23:40

                                                    The Coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in the airline industry. Loyalty programmes are helping airlines navigate the storm in various ways, with a strong focus on generating liquidity. Recent disclosures by some of the world’s largest airlines project that their programmes are more valuable than the core airline.

                                                    This projection and the ongoing crisis could be a catalyst for seismic change for loyalty programmes.

                                                    • How are loyalty programmes adjusting to the non-flying reality?
                                                    • How are programmes utilised by airlines for the three categories of revenue raising?
                                                    • What is the value of programmes compared to airline values?
                                                    • Can loyalty programmes survive without the airline?
                                                • 11-Feb-2021
                                                  • CAPA News & Analysis - Global

                                                      00:00 - 12:05

                                                      Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry. 

                                                      In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to.  

                                                      Then you’ll be introduced to the people behind CAPA’s in-depth analysis articles – our very own CAPA Analysts as they provide their unique perspectives on their chosen region discussing trends and forecasting recovery.

                                                      Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?

                                                    • CAPA Chairman’s Update: Outlook 2021

                                                        00:10 - 00:35

                                                        As aviation and travel continues what can only be described as a period of darkness, the industry that emerges will look vastly different than it did before the COVID-19 outbreak. The implications are wide-ranging and highly disruptive. As a continuation of CAPA’s Masterclass Series, CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s Chairman Emeritus Peter Harbison delivers a global big picture overview of our industry and where it will be in 2021.

                                                      • Travel Tech Corner - your next destination

                                                          01:15 - 01:35
                                                        • Travel Tech Corner - start-up studio

                                                            01:35 - 01:45
                                                          • Focus on the Americas - Host Welcome

                                                              01:55 - 02:00
                                                            • CAPA News & Analysis - Americas

                                                                02:00 - 02:15

                                                                Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry. 

                                                                In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to.  

                                                                Then you’ll be introduced to the people behind CAPA’s in-depth analysis articles – our very own CAPA Analysts as they provide their unique perspectives on their chosen region discussing trends and forecasting recovery.

                                                                Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?

                                                              • Airline CEO Interview - Hawaiian Airlines

                                                                  02:20 - 02:50
                                                                • USDOT: Which aviation policies will (and should) Secretary Buttigieg pursue?

                                                                    02:55 - 03:35
                                                                  • Airline Risk Dashboard & Review - US focus

                                                                      03:35 - 03:55

                                                                      Airlines around the world are facing extraordinary challenges to generate revenue, raise cash and stay afloat this winter. Some won’t make it, others will have their wings clipped and all the survivors will be deeply in debt. So, who will make it to the other side? Which airline business models will fare better – and what changes will suppliers, airports and travellers need to know about the evolving airline sector?

                                                                      We hand it over to some of the leading analysts in the business. 

                                                                    • Airline CEO Interview

                                                                        04:00 - 04:30