Preparatory Seminar

A preparatory seminar took place on Monday, 19 June and the morning of Tuesday, 20 June 2000. The intent of the seminar was to focus on some key issues to be addressed by the Conference, enabling delegates, in an informal setting, to obtain information and clarification regarding these issues, highlighting challenges in advance and paving the way for the Conference to arrive at its conclusions more efficiently.

Below is the Programme for the Preparatory Seminar that was followed including the topics and the list of the speakers and panelists.

Brief introductions to the speakers and abstracts of their presentations are linked from here as acrobat pdf files in English, French and Spanish. The Moderator's summary of the Seminar is also available in English, French and Spanish.

19 June 2000
Topic Title
09:30   Introductory remarks Moderator, Mr. John Gunther, Consultant to ICAO
Financial situation – How can airports and air navigation service providers be self-sufficient?

Dr. Ghanem Mohammad Al-Hajri, Director General, Sharjah Airport Authority, United Arab Emirates

Mr. Bernd P. Schuh, Member of the Board of Management, Finance, German Air Navigation Services (DFS)

Attracting financing – What are prospective financiers looking for?

Mr. Ellis J. Juan, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, Santander Investment Securities Inc.

Mr. Adolfo Rufatt, Principal Infrastructure Economist, Regional Operational Department for Mexico and Central America, Inter-American Development Bank

Coffee break
Charges vs taxes – Which is which and why? Mr. Richard Janis, Tax Industry Leader, Transportation Practice, KPMG LLP (Former Tax Counsel, Air Transport Association of America)
Commercialization and privatization – Will they deliver?

Mr. Peter Harbison, Managing Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, Australia

Mr. Dirk Ackerman, Managing Director, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Mr. Tulsi R. Kesharwani, Consultant to ICAO

Cooperation and globalization – What do they offer?

Mr. Yves Lambert, Director General, EUROCONTROL

Mr. Ousmane Issoufou Oubandawaki, Director General, Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA)

Mr. Frank O'Neill, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Services Limited, Canada

Coffee break
Non-aeronautical revenues – Win-win for airport providers and users alike?

Mr. Adnan bin Shamsuddin, Executive Director of Operations, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad

Mr. Niels Boserup, President and CEO, Copenhagen Airports Limited, Denmark

17:00   Closure of day's discussion Moderator, John Gunther, Consultant to ICAO

20 June 2000
Economic regulation – What is the role of government in a changing world?

Mr. Brian McDonnell, Chief Executive, Irish Aviation Authority

Dr. Kenneth Rattray, Solicitor General, Jamaica

Coffee break

Major challenges – What do airports and air navigation services providers face at the dawn of the 21st century?


(Panel discussion)

Mr. Jonathan Howe, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI)

Mr. Derek J. McLauchlan, Secretary General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)

Mr. Pierre Jeanniot, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Philip Butterworth-Hayes, Editor, Jane's Information Group

Mr. Wong Woon Liong, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority, Singapore

Mr. Andy K. Mensah, Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Mr. Jose Manuel Sanchez, Director, Panamerican Civil Aviation Institute (former Director, Planning, Directorate of Civil Aviation, Chile)

12:10   Summary and closing of Seminar Moderator, Mr. John Gunther, Consultant to ICAO


If you would like further information concerning the seminar,
please contact:

Mr. Yuanzheng Wang
Manager of the Seminar
Fax: 1-514-954-6744

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