Revised, 12 September 2008

12:00-18:00
Registration, Saturday, 13 September
 
     
08:00-17:00
Registration, Sunday, 14 September
 
     
09:00
Opening Formalities  
 
  • Welcoming address by Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General, ICAO
  • Opening address by Mrs. Folasade Odutola, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
  • Introduction by the Symposium Moderator, Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President - International Affairs, Etihad Airways
 
     
SESSION 1: SETTING THE SCENE
 
     
09:20
What’s next for liberalization?  
 
  • What is the current status of liberalization of air transport?
  • What are the challenges?
  • How will these challenges affect markets over the next few years?
 
     
  Presentation by: H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suweidi, Director General, General Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates  
     
09:40
The infrastructure challenge  
     
 
  • Will the capacity of airports and air navigation services be sufficient to meet future needs of the stakeholders?
  • What are the challenges for growth?
  • Working for a sustainable environment: what needs to be done?
 
     
  Presentation by: Mr. Ashok Chawla, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, India  
     
10:00
Questions
 
 

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10:15
REFRESHMENTS
 
     
SESSION 2: ECONOMIC OVERSIGHT OF AIRPORTS AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES
 
     
10:45
The role of the regulators: a Panel discussion  
     
 
  • How much is too much regulation?
  • How to decide on what is the most efficient form of economic oversight?
  • What are best practices in economic oversight models to follow?
 
     
  Moderator: Mr. Keld Ludvigsen, Director of Finance, Civil Aviation Administration of Denmark  
  Panellists:  
 
  • Mr. Harry Bush, Group Director Economic Regulation Group, United Kingdom Civil Aviation Airport
  • Mrs. Margaret Arblaster, General Manager, Transport and Prices Oversight, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Mr. Martyn Booth, Director of Airports, Macquarie Airports
  • Mr. Alex de Günten, Executive Director, Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo (ALTA)
  • Mr. Robin Padgett, Vice President, Procurement Operations, Emirates
 
     
11:35
Questions
 
     
SESSION 3: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
 
     
11:45
An ICAO overview  
     
  Presentation by: Mr. John Begin, Deputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO  
     
12:00
The role of the airport operator  
     
 
  • What are the emerging issues for economic performance?
  • In what areas should performance be assessed? What are the key performance indicators?
  • What is the relationship between governance and good performance?
 
     
  Presentation by: Mr. James Cherry, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and Chairman of Airports Council International (ACI)  
     
12:20
Questions
 
 

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12:30
LUNCH
 
     
14:00
The role of the air navigation services provider  
     
 
  • What are the emerging issues for economic performance?
  • In what areas should performance be assessed? What are the key performance indicators?
  • What is the relationship between governance and good performance?
 
     
  Presentation by: Mr. Alexander ter Kuile, Secretary General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)  
     
14:20
Questions
 
     
SESSION 4: COOPERATION BEGINS WITH CONSULTATION
 
     
14:30
A Panel interaction between the regulator, the provider and the user  
     
 
  • Why are the users not always consulted?
  • What are the benefits of consultation to the users?
  • How to improve cooperation between providers and users?
  • What is the role of the regulator?
 
     
  Moderator: Mr. Dan Cogliati, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor Air Policy, Transport Canada  
  Panellists:  
 
  • Mr. Harry Bush, Group Director Economic Regulation Group, United Kingdom Civil Aviation Airport
  • Mr. Bashir Ahmed Abdul Majid, CEO/Manager Director, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Mr. Sung-Youn Hwang, Director of Aviation Policy, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM), Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Jeff Poole, Director, Industry Charges, Fuel and Taxation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Mr. Rich Gage, President & CEO, Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA)
 
 

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15:05
Questions
 
     
15:15
REFRESHMENTS
 
     
SESSION 5: THE STATUS OF ICAO’S POLICIES ON CHARGES AND TAXES
 
     
15:45
A policy Panel discussion  
     
 
  • What is the status of ICAO’s policies on charges and taxes?
  • Is air transport at a disadvantage compared to other modes of transportation?
  • How to define and protect the consumer’s interest?
  • How to raise the profile of the policies and promote their implementation?
 
     
  Moderator: Dr. Assad Kotaite, President Emeritus of the Council of ICAO  
  Panellists :  
 
  • Mr. Rodrigo Vila de Benavent, Head of the Infrastructure and Airports Unit, European Commission, Directorate General Energy and Transport
  • Ms. Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI)
  • Mr. Alexander ter Kuile, Secretary General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)
  • Mr. Mohamat Youssouf, Director General, Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA)
  • Mr. Tom Windmuller, Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
 
     
CLOSING SESSION
 
     
16:45
Concluding Remarks  
     
16:55
Close of Symposium