EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: AIRLINES IN TRANSITION Bringing together the CEOs of full service Issues include: carriers and LCCs in one unique forum. ➔ The convergence of LCC and full service Airlines of all business models are striving for models in different regions new traffic sources and higher yields, forming ➔ The course of liberalisation, mergers and partnerships that are reshaping the industry. acquisitions and the role of global alliances CAPA and Airline Leader’s Airlines in Transition ➔ How IT is opening up new avenues for (AIT) Summit is a CEO forum that brings together operations and cooperation between full full service airlines, LCCs and hybrids to find new service and low-cost airlines partnership models as they evolve strategically and technologically. ➔ The effectiveness of dual brands and low- cost subsidiaries The dialogue will be entirely between approximately 30 CEOs of leading full service and ➔ Regional variations and the impact of the rise low-cost airlines, meeting in an informal and high of Asia on global aviation quality setting. We’re expecting an audience of And the AIT Summit will be much more 200 key industry executives. than just a conference. Over the months They will examine in rare detail the various high- leading up to the Summit, there will be an ongoing level (and other) issues that will shape where the web-based discussion on how the industry is world’s airlines are heading – that is: the next evolving, culminating in the two-day event in generation of airlines. Istanbul in April 2012. We shall provide numerous As low-cost airlines evolve and take on more of reports and open blogs to encourage debate, led the characteristics of the full service carriers and by world-renowned thought leaders, who will also each seeks to connect more effectively to the other, help facilitate discussion at the Summit. a whole array of legal, operational, strategic, CAPA and Airline Leader are well placed commercial and technological issues arise. as an industry Think Tank to provide the right The forum will explore how this new industry is kind of forum for responsible and valuable debate evolving, sharing experiences from every region of at this seminal moment in airline evolution – as well the world and from a variety of airlines. as contributing to it. Each half-day session begins with a Thought Leader While this is a commercial event, it will be presentation outlining the agenda and offering presented with a serious strategic rationale, with suggestions; these will be followed by panel format a view to bringing the major issues out into the discussions led by professionals. The only panelists open and of working towards the evolution of a profitable and lasting industry. will be CEOs. A UNIQUE EVENT PROMOTED BY CAPA – CENTRE FOR AVIATION AND AIRLINE LEADER, THE JOURNAL FOR CEOS AGENDA PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AT WWW.AIRLINESINTRANSITION.COM FOR SPEAKER CONFIRMATIONS AND AGENDA UPDATES DAY ONE - 19 APRIL 2012 TIME THEME 0840 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 0900 THOUGHT LEADER #1 – EVOLVING THE FULL SERVICE AIRLINE INDUSTRY PANEL SESSION #1: THE GLOBAL STATUS OF FOREIGN OWNERSHIP RULES, 0930 - 1050 BILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND M&As IN EACH REGION COFFEE PANEL SESSION #2: BRANDED GLOBAL ALLIANCES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE 1120 - 1250 INDUSTRY’S EVOLUTION; ANTI-TRUST IMMUNITY AND THE NON-ALLIANCE AIRLINES LUNCH AND CEO SESSION THOUGHT LEADER #2 – METAMORPHOSIS OF THE LOW-COST AIRLINE MODEL 1415 AND BRIDGING THE GAP 1445 - 1610 PANEL SESSION #3: EVOLUTION (“HYBRIDISATION”) OF THE LOW-COST AIRLINE MODEL COFFEE PANEL SESSION #4: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FULL SERVICE AIRLINES, LOW-COST 1640 -1800 CARRIERS AND HYBRID AIRLINES: THE POLICY AND AIRLINE STRATEGY ISSUES AND THE ROLES FOR IT, AIRPORTS 1915 - 2230 “ROUNDTABLE” DINNER (BY INVITATION ONLY) DAY TWO - 20 APRIL 2012 TIME THEME THOUGHT LEADER #3 – THE NEXT DECADE OF AIRLINE EVOLUTION AND SHORT HAUL- 0900 LONG HAUL LINKAGES 0930 - 1050 PANEL SESSION #5: LINKING DOMESTIC LCCS WITH FULL SERVICE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES COFFEE PANEL SESSION #6: EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF DUAL BRANDS AND LOW-COST 1120 - 1250 SUBSIDIARIES; CROSS-BORDER LOW-COST OPERATIONS LUNCH AND CEO SESSION 1415 THOUGHT LEADER #4 – WHAT HAS HISTORY TAUGHT US? PANEL SESSION #7: THE INDUSTRY ELDERS’ DIALOGUE – LEARNING THE LESSONS 1445 - 1600 OF HISTORY TO SEE THE FUTURE A CHARITY CONTRIBUTION CAPA and Airline Leader are working with (1) Auction 30-minute private slots with each the aviation-related charity ISTAT-Airlink to airline CEO at the Summit. This auction will raise funds for this great humanitarian cause. begin 48 hours beforehand, conducted by a leading accounting firm; 10% of any profit from the event will be donated to Airlink. (2) Conduct a silent auction of donated memorabilia and other items, to be held As part of the charitable donation we are also during the course of the Summit. planning to: ABOUT CAPA & AIRLINE LEADER CAPA – CENTRE FOR AVIATION Airline Leader, CAPA’s monthly strategy (previously Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) journal for airline CEOs, provides has been providing industry intelligence for independent coverage of airline management over 20 years.We are recognised globally issues. It doesn’t just report the news; as the leading traffic source for aviation news it analyses the implications of these items every working day. developments for the airline CEO. Through its thought-provoking reports, the journal aims to make a genuine difference in airline boardrooms.
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