Day 1 – Tuesday, 5 November
07:00 – 09:00 Registration of participants, at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport
09:00 Opening ceremony
Presided over by ICAO
09:00 – 09:15 Opening address by Mr. Daniel Azema, Directeur de Cabinet, Office of the Secretary General, ICAO
09:15 – 09:35 Opening address and keynote speech by Mr. Xia Xinghua, Vice Administrator, CAAC
09:40 Session 1: Current state of the air transport market and regulatory environment -The big picture
Moderator: Mr. Han Jun, Director General, CAAC Department of International Affairs
09:45 - 10:00 Overview of global regulatory and industry developments, by Mr. Wang Yuanzheng, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
10:00 - 10:15 The LCC development and its impact on the market, by Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
10:15 - 10:30 China's policy on the development of LCC's, by Mr. Pan Yixin, Director General, CAAC Finance Department
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00 – 11:45 Panel discussion:
- What are the prerequisites for a healthy and sustainable development of the air transport industry?
- How to balance the interests of different players/stakeholders in the market?
CAAC Air Transport Department
CAAC Regional Administration for North China
Mr. Dato' Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Director General of Civil Aviation, Malaysia
Mr. Ho Yuen Sang, Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Airways
Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and answers
13:30 Session 2: The LCC's successes and lessons
Moderator: Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
13:35-13:50 The AirAsia X Story, by Mr. Azran Osmani-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X
13:50 - 14:05 LCCs in China, by Mrs. Zhang Xiuzhi, President, Spring Airlines, China
14:05 - 14:45 Panel discussion:
- What works for an LCC (be independent or an arm of a major airline) and why?
- What can go wrong with the different models?
- What are the impacts on tourism and economic development?
Mr. Azran Osmani-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X
Mrs. Zhang Xiuzhi, President, Spring Airlines, China
Mr. Robert Land, Senior Vice President, JetBlue
Mr. John Hanlon, Secretary General, Europe Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA)
Ms. Regula Dettling-Ott, Vice President, EU Affairs Lufthansa Group
Mr. Andrew Herdman, Director General, Asia Pacific Airlines Association (APAA)
China Air Transport Association
14:45 - 15:00 Questions and answers
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30 Session 3: Impediments to LCC development and solutions
Moderator: Mr. Wang Kunzhi, Deputy Director General, CAAC Airport Department
15:35 - 16:05 Overview of global regulatory and industry developments, by Mr. Wang Yuanzheng, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
16:05 - 16:20 The LCC development and its impact on the market, by Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
16:20 – 17:15 Panel discussion:
- What are the needs of LCCs for airport facilities and services?
- How to address issues relating to air space congestion?
- How to balance the demands between air operators and service providers?
CAAC Administration for Northwest China
Mr. Roberto Ceccutti, First Secretary, Delegation of European Union to China and Mongolia
Mr. Dato' Abdul Hamid Mohn Ali, COO of Malaysia Airport Berhad
Beijing Nanyuan Airport (China United Airlines)
Shanghai Juneyao Airlines
CAAC ATC Office for Industry Regulations
Professor Mia Wouters, Chair, Aviation Law Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
17:15 - 17:30 Questions and answers
18:30 – 20:00 Official reception/dinner, hosted by CAAC
Day 2 – Wednesday, 6 November
09:00 Session 4: The role of government and China’s policy on LCC
Moderator: Mr. John Byerly, Aviation consultant, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of State
09:05 - 09:25 The conditions required for the diversified development of air transport sector in China, by Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC)
09:25 – 10:20 Panel discussion:
- What is the role of government in fostering a favourable opening environment for Chinese airlines and LCCs?
- What are the effects of China's current regulatory practices on LCCs and what changes are contemplated?
- What are the implications of changes to the existing policy?
CAAC Finance Department
CAAC Planning Department
Ms. Margret Tan, Director of Air Transport, CAA of Singapore
Mr. Raman Nayaranan, Regional Head, ASEAN Affairs and Government Relations Air Asia
Huaxia Airlines, China
Professor Alan Tan, National University of Singapore
Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC)
10:20 - 10:40 Questions and answers
10:40 – 11:10 Coffee/tea break
11:10 Closing session:
Presided over by CAMIC
11:15 – 11:30 Closing remarks by Mr. Daniel Azema, Directeur de Cabinet, Office of the Secretary General, ICAO
11:30 – 11:50 Concluding remarks by Mr. Zhou Laizhen, Vice Administrator, CAAC
*This program is subject to adjustment by the Event organizers