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CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit: 600 registered attendees, 40 airlines, 100 corporate buyers

CAPA - Centre for Aviation is preparing to welcome some 600 attendees across the three-day Australia Pacific Aviation Summit at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel on 6-8 August, making it the largest event CAPA has held to date.

The second annual Summit will be the biggest aviation strategy forum of its kind for this region. CEOs from airlines and airports across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, plus a selection of leaders from airlines serving the region, will present on the industry's crucial issues. Over 100 corporate buyers will attend the Corporate Travel day.

The Summit will also feature Keynote Presentations from Qantas, Jetstar, Etihad Airways, United Airlines, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

The Australia Pacific Aviation Summit by the numbers:

  • 600 registered attendees across the 3-day Summit:
    • 110 executive speakers and panelists
    • 130 airline delegates from 40 different airlines
    • 300 attendees for the Corporate Travel Innovation Summit, including 100 Corporate Buyers
    • 120 attendees for Airport Innovation Summit, with 30 airports represented
    • 45 media attendees

Sessions include 'Foreign LCCs and the Australian tourism growth opportunity', 'Getting the policy settings right for international airline expansion', 'The customer is going mobile and social – implications for airlines, airports and travel', 'The e-Airline: What’s driving the e-commerce, merchandising and retailing revolution?', 'South Pacific aviation strategies' and LIVE on SkyNews TV: 'THE GREAT DEBATE: Sydney's second airport’. 

There is a major industry gala dinner on the evening of 7 August that will feature a Keynote from Tourism Australia Chairman, Geoff Dixon.

 - - PLEASE NOTE: Our apologies but the Corporate Travel Innovation Summit (6 August) is now SOLD OUT - -

Registrations are still available for the:

  • Airport Innovation Summit on 6 August and
  • Aviation Summit on 7/8 August, but spaces are strictly limited. Please click here to register.

Confirmed Speakers

4D Consulting, Virginia Fitzpatrick, General Manager
Air Canada, Paul McLean, General Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Air New Zealand, Deputy CFO, David Mackrell
Air Rarotonga, Ewan Smith, Managing Director
AirAsia X, Stuart Myerscough, Head of Commercial Australia
AirAsia, Steven Dickson, Group Head, Ground & Inflight Operations
Airbiz Aviation, Greg Fordham, Managing Director 
AirPlus International, David Newington, Country Manager – Australia
Amadeus IT Pacific, Tony Carter, Managing Director
AMP Capital Investors, Mar Beltran, Investment Director, Airports
Arup, Jim Robinson, Aviation Business Strategic Advisor
Association of South Pacific Airlines, George Faktaufon, Secretary-General
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), Andrew Kelly, Regional Director
Australian and International Pilots Association, Nathan Safe, President
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Jeff Buckpitt, National Director Customs and Trade
Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mike Mrdak, Secretary
Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Stephen Borthwick, General Manager Aviation Industry Policy
Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, Barry Abrams, Executive Director
Boston Consulting Group, Ross Love, Senior Partner & Managing Director
BP Australia, Karina Harris, Regional Head of Indirect Procurement Asia Pacific
Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd, Roel Hellemons, General Manager Strategy Planning & Development
British Airways, Nicole Backo, Regional Commercial Manager, South West Pacific
CAPA Consulting, Ian Thomas, Managing Consultant
CAPA-Centre for Aviation, Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman,
CEO Forum Group, Stephen Pearse,
Director, International CEO Forum
Church Resources, CEO, Luke Kenny
Citilink, Arif Wibowo, CEO
Cobham Aviation Services, Ryan Both, GM Regional Services
Concur, Marten Jagers, Managing Director, Enterprise
Concur, Simone Court, ‎Head of Partner Strategy - Travel
Corporate Travel Management (CTM), Andre Moten, General Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Corporate Travel Management (CTM), Kim Wethmar, General Manager NSW
Deloitte Australia, Merril Skyring, ICS Consultant
Diadem, Geoff Trensky, Design Director
eBay Enterprise, Bryan Dobson, Head of Data Services, Asia-Pacific
Egencia, an Expedia Inc. Company, Kyle Davis, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Etihad Airways, James Hogan, CEO
Facebook, Paul Macquarie, Head of Travel, Australia
FCm Travel Solutions Australia, James Kavanagh, General Manager
FCm Travel Solutions Australia, Melissa Elf, Director of Sales
FCm Travel Solutions Australia, Robert Lawson, Regional Sales Leader WA/SA
Fiji Airways, Stefan Pichler, Managing Director & CEO
Flight Centre, Graham Turner, Managing Director
Google, Ross McDonald, Head of Travel & Tourism
Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC
Hastings, Matt Lorback, Investment Director
Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley, President & CEO
Heidrick & Struggles, Con Korfiatis, Partner
Hostplus, David Elia, CEO
HRL Morrison & Co, Steven Fitzgerald, Executive Director
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Richard Davis, Partner
Intelligent Travel, Tony Ridley, CEO
JAR insights & strategy, David Hughes, Principal
JETGO Australia, Paul Bredereck, Managing Director Airlines
Jetstar Airways, David Hall, Chief Executive Officer Jetstar Australia and New Zealand
Jetstar Airways, Jayne Hrdlicka, Group CEO
Locomote, Ross Fastuca, Global CIO & Co-Founder
Melbourne Airport, Bryan Thompson, Executive Operations
Monash University, Damon Rapke, Category Manager – Travel & Fleet, Strategic Procurement 
Morgan Stanley, Scott Kelly, Executive Director - Transport & Infrastructure Equity Research 
Nauru Air Corporation (Our Airline), Geoffrey Bowmaker, Chief Executive Officer
Nawal Taneja, Airline Business Strategist and Published Author
Network Aviation, Hugh Davin, CEO
New Zealand Customs Service, Paul Campbell, Group Manager Border Operations
Nexus Point Travel, James Highsted, General Manager
Nok Air, Patee Sarasin, CEO
NRMA, Tony Stuart, Group CEO
NSW Government, Deborah Clifford, Senior Manager, Category Manager in Travel, Transport & Energy
Perth Airport, Brad Geatches, CEO
Portland Group, Dorina Santos, Senior Category Manager
Priceline Group, Adrian Currie, SVP Corporate Development
QAL Services, Craig Shaw, Chief Operating Officer
Qantas Airways, Gareth Evans, CFO
Qantas Airways, Steve Limbrick Executive Manager- Customer and Commercial Relationships
Queensland Airports Limited, Paul Donovan, Executive General Manager, Business Development and Marketing
Rio Tinto, Joanne Taylor, Category Specialist Asia Pacific - Travel & Expense Management, Global Sourcing Services
Rome2rio, Rod Cuthbert, CEO
Royal Brunei Airlines, Karam Chand, Chief Commercial and Planning Officer
Scoot, Campbell Wilson, CEO
Sky News, David Speers, Political Editor
SimPPLY, Harry Banga, Director
SimPPLY, Richard Jacobs, Director
SITA, Jay Youlten, Regional Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
SNP Security, Tom Roche, Managing Director
South African Airways, Barry Parsons, Chief Strategy Officer
South Australian Government, Justin Sara, Director, Strategic Contracts
Sydney Airport, Kerrie Mather, CEO
Sydney Airport, Shelley Roberts, Executive Director Aviation Services
Sydney Business Chamber, David Borger, Western Sydney Director
The Hon Nick Greiner AC
think, Oliver Tams, Director Strategic Partnerships
Tigerair Australia, CEO, Rob Sharp
Tourism & Transport Forum, Bruce Baird, Chairman
Tourism & Transport Forum, Justin Wastnage, Director, Aviation Policy
Tourism Australia, Geoff Dixon, Chairman
Tourism Australia, John O’Sullivan, Managing Director 
Tourism Futures International, Bob Cain, Managing Director
Travel Innovation Partners, Martin Warner, Partner
Traveledge, Sue Hollis, Joint Managing Director
Travelport, Damian Hickey, Vice President Global Distribution & Sales
Travelport, Ian Heywood, Vice President, Global Airline Strategy
Unions NSW, Secretary, Mark Lennon
United, Scott Wilson, Vice President, eCommerce & Merchandising
United, Alison Espley, Director Australia and New Zealand
University of NSW School of Aviation, Warren Mundy, Adjunct Professor
Webjet, Shelley Beasley, COO
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) President Clr, Tony Hadchiti

Register today!

Registrations are still available for the Aviation Summit on 7/8 August, but spaces are strictly limited. Please click here to register.

 - - Corporate Travel Innovation Summit (6 August) now SOLD OUT! - -

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