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 Presentations:
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?
Panellists:
  • CAAC Air Transport Department
  • CAAC Regional Administration for North China
  • Mr. Dato' Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Director General of Civil Aviation, Malaysia
  • Air China
  • Mr. Ho Yuen Sang, Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Airways
  • Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
  • Boeing Company

11:45 - 12:00 Questions and answers

 
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30    Session 2: The LCC's successes and lessons
Moderator: Mr. Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
13:35 Presentations
13:35-13:50 The AirAsia X Storyby 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?
Panellists:
  • 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 Presentations:
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?
Panellists:
  • 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 Presentations:
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?
Panellists:
  • 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
 
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
 
*This program is subject to adjustment by the Event organizers