Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka, Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner, Garuda Indonesia CEO Arif Wibowo, Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani, Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin, Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp and Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO Karl Schuster areamong the airline industry leaders who will be gathering in Brisbane for the fourth annual CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit on 3-5 August.
The Summit, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, will be hosted by Brisbane Marketing in conjunction with Foundation Partners, Brisbane Airport Corporation and K&L Gates.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he was delighted that aviation’s key figures would make their way to Brisbane for high-level discussions involving the region’s airline, airport and corporate travel industries.
“This is a great opportunity for delegates to network with key decision-makers in Brisbane and discover our New World City’s aviation, travel and tourism credentials,” he said.
“Brisbane now attracts more than one million international visitors annually and delegates will be able to find out why Brisbane is becoming an increasingly important tourism destination.”
Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, said, “BAC is incredibly proud to be co-hosting this important Summit which provides a unique opportunity to showcase our city and state’s world class facilities, services and attractions to key decision makers in the aviation industry.
“The way local government and business is working together to leverage Brisbane and Queensland on the world stage is one of the key reasons events such as this Aviation Summit are attracted to Brisbane. This collaborative approach is critically important in attracting new airlines and services in the future.”
The CAPA Summit will feature the following events:
- Aviation Training & Safety Summit (3 August)
- Airport Innovation Summit (3 August)
- Corporate Travel Innovation Summit (4 August)
- Australia Pacific Aviation Summit: A 2-day high level Aviation Summit (4/5 August)
- CAPA Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by CNN anchor, Richard Quest
The Summit will gather a host of C-level airline representatives, airport and other aviation stakeholders as well as the region’s corporate travel buyers and suppliers, intermediaries and advisors.
Over 150 speakers, from all areas of industry will debate the hot topics facing aviation in the region in the years ahead over the three days, including:
- The CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Outlook
- Aviation Leadership: Talent, Disruption, Innovation
- Digital Airline Leadership: The evolving role of airline distribution
- Australia and New Zealand: A global tourism destination?
- De-risking new international air services: Future-proofing the new capacity
- The South Pacific commercial aviation outlook: Attracting a fair share of the growth
- What do passengers want? The strategy behind the passenger experience
More information, including the full Summit agenda, speaker list and registration details for the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit can be found at: www.capaevents.com/apas16