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CAPA Americas Aviation 2017 Agenda

17:30 Pre registration
18:00 Welcome Reception at JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando, Valencia Terrace
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08:00 Registration & Light Breakfast
09:00 Chairman's Welcome
09:05 Welcome to Orlando
Greater Orlando Airport Authority, Executive Director, Phillip Brown
09:10 CAPA Keynote Address: The State of the International Airline Market
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
09:30 Airline Leader Panel: New Leadership, New Challenges
  • Brexit, Trump and the New World Order
  • US vs Middle East carriers – the battle returns
  • Protectionism and Open Skies – is there both in the US?
  • US airlines thrive while Latin American carriers struggle. Will the reverse be true in two years as costs rise for the Big Three?
  • NAFTA, Mexico and new possibilities – and risks
  • Chinese carrier expansion and Pacific alliances
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

Panel Members:
  • American Airlines, Vice President Alliances & Partnerships, Joe Mohan
  • Norwegian, SVP Sales, Lars Sande
  • Spirit Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Fornaro
  • Spring Airlines, President, Stephen Wang
11:00 US-China Market: Are there too many impediments to airline growth?
  • Capacity limits at the biggest Chinese airports are prompting a chess game of bilateral negotiations. Are there any winners?
  • Will Beijing and Shanghai airports open up any more than New York or Chicago? How can we move beyond current slot restrictions?
  • How will trans-Pacific travel change if no significant capacity is added between major markets? Are airlines bypassing major hubs as they did decades ago with Tokyo and London Heathrow?
  • Where do we need fewer regulations – or more?
Moderator: John R Byerly, Consultant, John Byerly

Panel Members
  • Air China, VP & General Manager North America, Dr Zhihang Chi
  • All Nippon Airways, VP Strategic Planning, Tadashi Matsushita
  • FedEx Express, Lead Counsel, Legal, Trade & International Affairs, Bailey Leopard
  • Spring Airlines, Vice President, Jonathan Hutt
11:45 What will Trump do next? 
It’s been a tumultuous and aggressive start for the new President, with travel bans and international diplomacy that touches aviation and travel. What does the world think? How is the new administration perceived internationally? What will he do next?

Moderator: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Partner, Kenneth Quinn

Panel Members:

  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives, Executive Director, Greeley Koch
  • Air France-KLM, Senior Vice President North America, Marnix Fruitema
  • Atmosphere Research Group, Founder & Industry Analyst, Henry Harteveldt
  • ForwardKeys, Divisional Director Airports, Ged Brown
  • Seabury Airline Planning Group, Vice President, Bob Hill
  • US Travel Association, President & CEO, Roger Dow
12:30 Welcome to lunch hosted by Travelport
12:35 LUNCH
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13:30 The Brazil Effect: How are airlines and travel changing?
Where is Brazil on the recovery track? How have Brazil’s domestic woes affected Latin America? What is the progress Latin American LCCs? Has Argentina turned the corner economically to challenge Brazil? How could new airport concessions in Brazil change the crowded airport spaces in the country? What are traffic and economic trends in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Central America?
Moderator: Orlando International Airport, Senior Director Marketing & Air Service Development, Vicki Jaramillo

Panel Members
  • ALTA, Executive Director, Eduardo Iglesias
  • Embraer Consulting, Head, Cesar Pereira
  • GOL, Chief Planning Officer, Celso Ferrer
  • IATA, Regional VP The Americas, Peter Cerdá
    14:15 The Future of the Mexico Market: US-Mexico open skies alters the region                
    After Mexicana’s demise and the rise of LCCs in Mexico, the market has grown rapidly. Now facing an anti-trust immune Aeromexico-Delta, will this force other alliances? Is there promise in a new Mexico City airport or is it too far away? What trends are emerging in North-South travel?

    Moderator: HEICO, Vice President Business Development and Former Executive Director ALTA, Alex de Gunten

    Panel Members:

    • ALTA, Executive Director, Eduardo Iglesias
    • American Airlines, VP Alliances & Partnerships, Joe Mohan
    • ASUR,
       Customer & Route Development Director, Alejandro Vales
    • Holland & Knight, Partner, Anita Mosner
    • Southwest Airlines, Managing Director, Business Development, David Harvey
    15:00 COFFEE BREAK
    15:30 Travel Disruptors: What new approaches & innovations are needed?                
    Travel is at the heart of internet disruption. Companies are introducing new ways to book tickets, assess fares, streamline the travel experience and further disrupt the market. Where are we seeing innovation? Where is disruption coming from, and where is it needed? 

    Moderator: Atmosphere Research Group, Founder & Industry Analyst, Henry Harteveldt

    Panel Members
    • SAP, SVP & General Manager, Travel & Transportation, Paul Pessutti
    • Skyscanner, General Manager, Americas, Shane Corstorphine
    • Travelport Digital, Regional Director, Neil Laidler
    • UATP, Managing Director Asia, Henry Tsuei
    16:15 Airline Data: How is selling & analysis changing how passengers choose? 
    The industry is offering new options for airlines, buyers and travellers, changing the way tickets are sold and people travel. What data should we be using and paying attention to? Do airlines get what they want from third-party data?  

    Moderator: ForwardKeys, Divisional Director Airports, Ged Brown

    Panel Members:

    • CAPA Analytics, Director, Naveen Jain
    • Radixx International, Chief Executive Officer, Ron Peri
    • Routehappy, Director Business Development, Seth Anagnostis
    • Skyscanner, Director Business Development, Hugh Aitken
    17:00 End of Day 1
    18:00 -18:15    Buses depart JW Marriott lobby to Universal Studios

    then until 21:30 at Universal Orlando Resort™
    Networking & Dinner Reception at Universal CityWalk™, with VIP access to a section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. The theme park will close at 20:00, but not for CAPA Delegates! VIP access includes extended time (20:00-21:30) only for CAPA delegates in select areas of the park.
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    21:30    Reception ends and buses return JW Marriott. Last bus departs 22:00
    Registration & Light Breakfast
    Chairman's Welcome
    09:10 Atlantic Market Changes & Long Haul LCCs: Where will the market be in five years?
    How is the introduction of new LCC service across the Atlantic changing how air service is evolving?  How will Norwegian’s battle with US authorities and airlines play out? Will the Trump Administration play spoiler to foreign competition? Has the US changed how it approaches foreign airlines? How are booking trends changing in the North Atlantic? 

    Moderator: CNN, Aviation Editor, Jon Ostrower

    Panel Members
    • Air France-KLM, Senior Vice President North America, Marnix Fruitema
    • Lufthansa Group, Vice President Sales, The Americas, Tamur Goudarzi-Pour
    • Norwegian, SVP Sales, Lars Sande
    • Pittsburgh International Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Christina Cassotis
    • Star Alliance, Former Chief Executive Officer, Mark Schwab 
       10:00 Secret trends we are not talking about
      Live data-driven discussion of hot airline trends nobody is talking about.
      • Beijing's new Daxing mega-airport will shake up the world, but some airlines will lose significantly. Who? 
      • How does cross-border LCC aggressiveness in Europe force change in US & Asia? Are there differences Latin America can learn from? 
      • Is the supply of new aircraft outstripping world passenger growth? Where will future capacity and demand lines lead?
      Seabury Airline Planning Group, Vice President, Bob Hill in conversation with
      CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
      CAPA - Centre for Aviation, CEO - Americas, Michael Miller

      10:30  Airlink Presentation
      10:35 COFFEE BREAK
      11:00 The impact of new basic economy vs. economy extra in corporate travel in North America 
      • How are these fare types are being used by Corporates, travel managers?
      • Are Corporates and their TMC's seeing any dramatic changes in Avg. Ticket Price on key city pairs as a result?
      • Are travellers spending more on ancillaries (bags, seats & meals) as a consequence and can companies measure their spend?
      • How should the sale of ancillary revenues be billed?
      • What is the Corporate view of Basic Economy offers vs. Premium Economy and bundled fares within fare families?
      • Are travellers changing behaviour with new fare and class structures, and the reduced FF miles associated with them?
      • How is the use of Basic Economy blurring the lines between legacy and LCC airlines?
      Moderator: MW Travel Consultancy, Principal, Martin Warner

      Panel Members
      • Association of Corporate Travel Executives, Executive Director, Greeley Koch
      • JetBlue Airways, Vice President Sales and Revenue Management, David Clark
      • Sykes, Director Global Finance, Travel Services, Al Mazzola
      • Teplis Travel Service, Senior Vice President Business Development, Phil Crofton
      • Travelport, Acting Vice President Americas, Air Commerce, Craig Banks

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        13:30 End of Day 2