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CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit: CAPA launches topics and line-ups for biggest ever event

Key speakers and agenda topics for the CAPA Australia Pacific Summit 2016 have been unveiled, featuring an extensive initial line-up of local and foreign airline and airport CEOs, industry regulators, technology experts and industry leaders. The Summit will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-5 August and is proudly hosted by Brisbane Marketing and Foundation Partner, Brisbane Airport Corporation.

The biggest aviation and travel strategy Summit of the year, it comprises five events in one:

  • Airport Innovation Summit, 3 August
  • Training & Safety Summit, 3 August
  • Corporate Travel innovation Summit, 4 August
  • Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 4-5 August
  • CAPA Gala Dinner, 4 August

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Hot Topics for Discussion

  • Keynote Address: Houston Airport System – Innovation and the Delivery of a World Leading Passenger Experience
  • Special Presentation: The Millennial Travel - implications for airports and retail
  • How are smart airports solving problems with technology and innovation?
  • Keynote: How effective has privatisation been in driving airport investment?
  • Aviation Policy Panel: Airport capacity and productivity debate: Have we got the settings right?
  • Keynote Address: Evolving airport stakeholder relationships – from Bi-lateral to Multi-Lateral & Symbiotic
  • How can Australia’s airports become better connected to inter-modal transport links
  • The secondary international gateways in Australia and New Zealand flex their muscles
  • Wrap: Is the current market environment ‘as good as it gets’?

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  • Airline Keynote Address: Lion Air
  • Global aviation people forecast: Where will the pressure points be
  • Executive Panel: Being proactive about training: How can we do it better? And why we will need to
  • CASA: The regulator’s role on meeting the training goals: How we can help?
  • Keynote: What risks and issues may need to be managed in a world of rapid growth?
  • The role of evidence-based training and the new regime for industry training
  • Executive Panel: Pilots - What are the training issues and how can we handle them?
  • Keynote: GMF AeroAsia
  • Executive Panel: MRO - Finding the engineers of the future and ensuring they can do the job
  • Keynote Address: Technology and Training: How Technology can contribute to the training solutions
  • Executive Panel: Airports and ATM - Creating a safe operating environment in an era of unprecedented growth

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  • Overview of the evolution of the Payments Industry in Travel – acceptance, cost & risk.  Are the latest opportunities & benefits fully understood?
  • Regulatory perspectives on the Payment Card Industry and the new payment services directive
  • Cards in Travel – The 360 perspective from issuers to users
  • What is the outlook for card acceptance in the travel industry?
  • Where Payments, Expense Management and Loyalty Intersect – Personalisation from Data
  • How are Financial Technology companies adding value in the travel industry?
  • PLUS! The Australasian Corporate Travel Outlook: Where to for fares and rates?

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Day 1

  • The CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Outlook
  • The Jetstar Keynote & Interview: Unlocking Jetstar’s full potential
  • Aviation Leadership Forum: Talent, Disruption, Innovation
  • Keynote Address: Garuda reaches further
  • The Australia/Pacific International Aviation Outlook
  • Executive Presentations: China-Australia/NZ - an emerging powerhouse airline market
  • Airline Cloud 9: Digital Airline Leadership
  • Flights of Fancy: The future of airline Distribution and Marketing
  • Search: The Next Stage - creation of a ‘Virtual’ Airline?
  • Australia AND New Zealand: A global tourism destination?

Day 2

  • CAPA Members’ Special Breakfast Briefing: De-risking new international air services: Future-proofing the new capacity
  • The Qantas Keynote
  • “We want a decent share of the pie”: Unprecedented airline profits create expectations in shareholders and staff [not all are good news for management]
  • The Virgin Australia keynote/interview
  • What do passengers want? The strategy behind the passenger experience
  • Airline CEO Keynote Addresses

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Initial Speaker list

Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 4/5 August 2016

Airport Innovation Summit, 3 August 2016

Aviation Training & Safety Summit, 3 August 2016

  • Aerospace Gateway Schools, Project Manager, Jennifer Harrison
  • Air Niugini, Executive Manager Flight Operations, Samiu Taufa
  • Airservices Australia, General Manager - Learning Academy, Linda Spurr
  • Airservices Australia, Network Performance Manager, Michael Wright
  • Alliance Airlines, Chief Pilot & GM Flight Operations, Rick Heaton
  • Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA), CEO (Secretary General), George Faktaufon
  • Australian & International Pilots Association (AIPA), Economic and Financial Analyst, Matthew Cumberworth
  • Australian Airports Association (AAA), Policy Manager, Simon Bourke  
  • Australian Industry Standards (AIS), CEO, Robert Adams
  • Aviation Australia, CEO, Bill Horrocks      
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation, Head of People and Culture, Gwilym Davies
  • GE, Operations Manager, Gerrit Gibbs
  • Human Factors Training Solutions (HFTS), Director, Keith Calvert
  • JetGo, Managing Director - Airlines, Paul Bredereck
  • Lion Air, Safety Director, Capt Jose Fernandez
  • Qantas, Head of Training and Checking, Matthew Gray
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes), President (Australian Division), John Vincent
  • Sunshine Coast Airport, General Manager, Peter Pallot
  • TAE, CEO, Andrew Sanderson
  • University of Southern QLD, Professor of Aviation and Logistics, Prof. Patrick Murray
  • Virgin Australia, General Manager - Safety Systems, Stuart Aggs
  • Virgin Australia, Head of Training and Checking, Stuart Haynes    
  • Women in Aviation International (WAI), National President, Tammy Augostin

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