ICAO Air Transport Symposium

Strategies and Tools for Sustainable Air Transport



  1. Photographs of the Symposium
  4. List of Participants


Day 1: Wednesday, 18 April 2012

  1. Welcome address:
    Mr. Roberto Kobeh González
    President of the ICAO Council
  3. Setting the scene: 
    Prof. Tae Hoon Oum
    President, Air Transport Research Society, and UPS Foundation Chair, Sauder School of Business,
    University of British Colombia

Introductory Panel - Towards a Global Vision of Sustainable Air Transport?
Moderator: Prof. Kenneth Button, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University

  1. Mr. Raymond Benjamin
    Secretary General, ICAO
  3. Mr. Tony Tyler
    Director General & CEO, IATA
  5. Ms. Angela Gittens
    Director General, ACI
  7. Mr. Eugene Hoeven
    Director ICAO Affairs, CANSO
  9. Mr. Chris Lyle
    Representative of UNWTO to ICAO, World Tourism Organization
  11. Mr. Marwane Jaabari
    Specialist Statistician Economist, ACAC 
  13. Mr. Mounouni Dieguimde
    AFCAC, Coordinator of the Africa Group & Representative of Burkina Faso to ICAO
  15. Mr. Arun Mishra
    Asia Pacific States, Representative of India to ICAO and Coordinator, Montreal Group
  17. Mr. Michael Rossell
    United Kingdom Department for Transport and Focal Point for Economic Matters,
  19. Mr. Marco Ospina Yépez
    Secretary, LACAC

Session 2 - Industry Trends: Mergers, Alliances and Consolidation
Moderator: Prof. Svienn Gudmundsson, Professor Strategic Management, Toulouse Business School and Vice President Publications, ATRS

  1. Prof. Jan Brueckner
    Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine
  3. Mr. Don Wykoff
    President, IFALPA
  5. Ms. Sharon Pinkerton
    Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Body, A4A
  7. Mr. Ian Wadsworth
    Chief Commercial Officer, Houston Airports Systems

Session 3 - Financing Air Transport : Challenges and Prospects
Moderator: Prof. Martin Dresner, Professor in Logistics and Transportation,
University of Maryland, and Vice-President, ATRS

  1. Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger
    Lead Air Transport Specialist, World Bank
  3. Mr. Bo Redeborn
    Principal Director of ATM, EUROCONTROL
  5. Dr. Féthi Chebil
    Vice-President, Airports, SNC-Lavalin inc.
  7. Mr. Richard MacFarlane 
    Chief, Integrated Infrastructure Management Section, ICAO
Day 2: Thursday, 19 April 2012
Session 4 - How to Forecast in a Cyclical Industry?
Moderator: Dr. Paul Hooper, Director Policy & Regulation, Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
  1. Mr. Philipe Poutissou
    Vice President, Marketing, Commercial Aricraft, Bombardier Aerospace
  3. Director of Market Strategy for Commercial Aviation, Embraer
  5. Vice-President Strategic Marketing & Airline Studies, ATR - Avions de Transport Regional
  7. Head of Market Research and Forecasts, Airbus
  9. Mr. Richard Evans
    Head of Market Analysis, Civil Large Engines, Rolls Royce


Session 5 - Panel Discussion: Liberalization and Open Skies - Lessons Learned
Moderator: Dr. Kostas Iatrou, Managing Director, Air Transport News
  1. Secretary General, African Airlines Association

Session 6 - Economic Benefits of Air Transport
Moderator: Prof. Bijan Vasigh, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  1. Associate Professor in Industrial and Spatial Economics with emphasis on Tourism, University of the Aegean
    Greece & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Air Transport Studies
  3. Executive Director, Air Transport Action group (ATAG)
  5. Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
  7. Director, Department of Aviation Policy & Technology, Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
  9. Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)

Session 7 - Breaking the Mold: Business Models of New Airlines
Moderator: Dr. Keith Mason, Director, Business Travel Research Centre, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University

  1. Director, Market Research and Forecasting, Boeing
  3. Chief Economist, Ascend
  5. Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University
  7. Secretary General, European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA)

Day 3, Friday, 20 April 2012



Session 8 - Economic Sustainability: A Challenging Decade Ahead
Moderator: Dr. Chunyan Yu, Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Director of Research and Coordinator of Programs, Air Transport Research Society

  1.  Executive Director, Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association
  3. Mr. Olivier Jankovec
     Director General, Airports Council International, Europe
    Mr. Jankovec's presentation can be found at the following link: http://prezi.com/olvthe1gkkp5/final-version-of-the-economic-sustainability-prezi-the-icao-air-transport-symposium-20-april-2012/
  5.  Head of Office, Representative of the European Union to ICAO
  7.  Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Panel Discussion - The Last Word: Strategies and Tools for Sustainability

Affairs CommitteeModerator: Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President International & Public Affairs, Etihad Airways and Chair of the IATA Industry


Wrap-up Remarks 

Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy


Closing Remarks


Mr. Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General, ICAO


Outcome of the Symposium


Oral Report to the ICAO Air Transport Committee on the results of the Symposium and update on arrangements for the Sixth Worldwide Air Transport Conference (ATConf/6)