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AT@CHINA

2019 CHINA AVIATION

AND TOURISM FORUM

24TH-25THOctober 2019
Four Seasons Hotel, Beijing, China

Hosted by Travel Link / G&W Consulting
Supported by ICSCC

WHAT IS AT@CHINA FORUM?

It is a first for China, having the opportunity to bring key international personnel from airlines, airports and tourism boards together; with the key goal of discussing the China phenomenon, and, ground this in what can be a SMART way to manage the future travel experiences.

In attracting the different sectors of aviation and travel, the AT @China Forum aims to communicate the key benefits in looking to work with the outbound Chinese market, as well as understand how we need to be SMARTER in the way we manage the approach. The link to Smarter Travel – understanding, and planning for sustained success…

Andrew Hogg

Regional General Manager, North Asia Tourism Australia

Andrew Hogg

Regional General Manager, North Asia Tourism Australia

Andrew Hogg joined Tourism Australia in June 2015 as Regional General Manager Greater China, promoted to North Asia Regional General Manager in November 2015. Andrew based in Shanghai, work closely with colleagues over the North Asia Region from China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
As the Regional General Manager for North Asia, Andrew Hogg is responsible for driving Tourism Australia’s strategies to grow demand from Australia’s fastest growing tourism market for international visitors.
Mr Hogg’s career has included a number of senior roles in a career spanning more than 26 years with Australia’s national carrier, Qantas Airways, across finance, sales, marketing and operations. Most recently he was General Manager China for the airline, taking up this role in in 2011.
D2 09:15-10:00
Key Note:
The China Tourist – Who are they? What do they want?
Bradley Brouwer

Head of Global Trade and Air Access: at South African Tourism

Bradley Brouwer

Head of Global Trade and Air Access: at South African Tourism

Mr. Bradley Brouwer, Head of Global Trade and Air Access: at South African Tourism, is responsible for Global Trade support and Aviation support developing Global tourism opportunities for South Africa. Key activities in the role include strategic analysis and marketing planning to build the South African brand and to further develop relations with the Global travel trade, airlines, media and other stakeholders in these markets.
Mr. Brouwer spearheaded the opening of the 1st South African Tourism office in China and is also a seasoned executive in the tourism and hospitality industry with over 35 years of professional experience. He has worked as a senior executive in more than 6 countries with a strong emphasis on Asia and South Africa. He has participated and chaired in more than two dozen business boards and technical committees in tourism associations and the private sector influencing the landscape of the South African Tourism industry and strategic relations with international partners.
D2 11:00-12:15
Roundtable Discussion (Destinations personnel to discuss)
Filipe Silva

Board Member at VisitPortugal

Filipe Silva

Board Member at VisitPortugal

Mr. Filipe Silva
Past experience:
- Director at VisitPortugal (Benelux office)
- Director at VisitPortugal (UK office)
- Market Research and Development at VisitPortugal
- Project analysis at Portugal Trade and Investment Office
- Senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick
D2 11:00-12:15
Roundtable Discussion (Destinations Roundtable)
Matthew Findlay

Director at Ailevon Pacific

Matthew Findlay

Director at Ailevon Pacific

Matthew has considerable experience in the aviation industry having worked in a variety of roles and countries during his time in the sector. Matt was retained by NTAirports from April 2017 to June 2019 and was focused on the development and growth of airline and passenger services for NT Airports and aero pricing. A recent notable achievement has been successfully launching the first ever intercontinental B737-800 air service linking China with Australia, with the start of Donghai Airlines services between Shenzhen and Darwin – the Northern Territory’s first ever link with China. Prior to this he led the team responsible for aviation revenues, growth and commercial activities as well as community engagement and marketing at Australia’s, Newcastle Airport. Before that, he has worked for Christchurch Airport and Auckland Airport
D2 11:00-12:15
Roundtable Discussion (Airport personnel to discuss)
Ming Foong

Managing Director, Asia Travelport

Ming Foong

Managing Director, Asia Travelport

Responsible for commercial growth and strategy across the Asia region (excluding Japan and India). Ming joined Travelport in 2012 as Global Account Director after extensive experience in the digital and e-commerce industries, including various product and category management, as well as commercial management roles within eBay, MSN and Bing.
D1 16:20-17:05
Keynote: SMARTER Travel - Adapting to the Realities of the Future Passenger
Li Xiaoping

Senior Vice President of Ctrip

Li Xiaoping

Senior Vice President of Ctrip

Mr. Li Xiaoping joined Ctrip in Jan 2009. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Ctrip. He oversees all aspect of business including flight/railway/coach ticketing,insurance and government relationship. Previously, Mr. Li Xiaoping served as vice president of commerce department in Shanghai Airline. Prior to that, Mr. Li worked in China Pacific Insurance Company. Mr. Li Xiaoping holds MBA degree from Shanghai Fudan University. At present, focus on training new managers, transportation, destination marketing, government public affairs, Nantong Branch, etc.
D1 10:35-11:05
Presentation 1: The China Market - Managing the BOOM
Richard Cutting-Miller

Executive Vice-President

Richard Cutting-Miller

Executive Vice-President

Richard Cutting-Miller is a senior Travel & Tourism industry executive with more than 25 years of international experience, focused on Travel & Tourism strategy, policy and planning, economic and travel trends research, policy analysis, lobbying and advocacy. He has worked in more than 65 countries and 350 destinations around the world.
His most recent work has included producing the Tourism Master Plan for the City of Los Angeles, Tucson Arizona, Vancouver, BC, developing a destination development plan for Tulsa, OK, producing a destination growth strategy for Cincinnati OH, and developing the Strategic Business Plan for the Aruba Tourism Authority.
Previously, during his 16-year tenure with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Richard played a principal role in shaping and directing the organization, policy agenda, research program, communications and membership services for the organization.
D2 09:15-10:00
Note: The China Tourist – Who are they? What do they want?
Máté Ritter

Airline development manager,Budapest Airport

Máté Ritter

Airline development manager,Budapest Airport

Máté Ritter’s key activities in this role include proactive account management of the existing airline partners with in-depth market analysis using qualitative and quantitative data tools, building a strong pipeline and nurture potential client relationships, strategic analysis in developing markets, create and manage account strategy plans with the marketing team and stakeholder coordination in various commercial projects aiming to develop air connectivity at Budapest.
Over the last four years he was deeply involved in the project of the Shanghai-Budapest route launch. The brand new nonstop air service, commenced in June 2019, is the second direct connection between China and Hungary beside a direct operation by Air China from Beijing.
D1 14:30-15:45
Roundtable Discussion (Airport personnel to discuss)
Sandeep Bahl

Chief Airline Advisor – Q&A Business Consulting Program Director – US-India Aviation Cooperation Program

Sandeep Bahl

Chief Airline Advisor – Q&A Business Consulting Program Director – US-India Aviation Cooperation Program

Sandeep has over 25 years of business aviation experience, much of which has been in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a Director for US-India Aviation Program (ACP) since past two years and Chief Airline Advisor for Q&A Consulting China. Earlier Sandeep has held key leadership roles executing Market Access and Entry, Developing Multi Sales Channels for Revenue Generation, Building Marketing, Finance and Operations related infrastructure for a number of major Airlines and related industries.
Sandeep is a visiting professor of aviation economics and marketing at Civil Aviation University of China for its Aviation MBA program and at Fudan University for MTA program. Sandeep previously acted as Co-Chair of subcommittee on Aviation Economic Regulation – under US-China Aviation Cooperation Program to drive sustainable economic and service performance for Chinese Aviation Sector.
D1 11:05-12:20
D1 12:20-12:30
Roundtable Discussion (Airline personnel to discuss)
Key Learning’s
Frederico Fernandes

Project manager of a United Arab Emirates Federal Initiative investment in aviation platform

Frederico Fernandes

Project manager of a United Arab Emirates Federal Initiative investment in aviation platform

Frederico Fernandes is the project manager of the world leading investment in aviation platform, a United Arab Emirates Federal Initiative, promoted by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority. Frederico executes the strategies that supports the UAE’s ambitious plans to lead, innovate and disrupts the aviation sector in the future, while ensuring an investment ecosystem for all countries by scouting the world best projects, in need of financing, and connecting them with investors. Frederico is currently a member of the board of the Arab Aviation Summit, and is the co-founder of NewsAvia the world leader in aviation news in the Portuguese speaking countries. Frederico is the founder of the LusoAvia movement, a platform that establishes new bridges of dialog and business opportunities, in the aviation sector between the Portuguese Speaking Countries.
D2 14:00-15:00
Roundtable Discussion: China In & China Out… Investment Opportunities for Travel & Tourism
Frédéric REVOL

VP Sales and Marketing of XL Airways

Frédéric REVOL

VP Sales and Marketing of XL Airways

Travel Management and Airlines across several countries. After four years at Singapore Airlines, Frédéric joined Qatar Airways in 2004 and held Management positions in European stations before joining the leading airline’s Headquarters in Doha, Qatar for six years, moving from Revenue Management to Alliances and Airline Partnerships. He recently relocated back to France to join XL Airways as VP Sales and Marketing covering Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Fleet and Network Planning. XL Airways operates one weekly flight between Paris-CDG and Jinan-Yaoqiang (Shangdong province).
D1 11:05-12:20
Roundtable Discussion (Airline personnel to discuss)
Diogo Lacerda Machado

Board Member and Chairman of the Strategy Committee at TAP Air Portugal

Diogo Lacerda Machado

Board Member and Chairman of the Strategy Committee at TAP Air Portugal

now worked as: Board Member and Chairman of the Strategy Committee at TAP Air Portugal (Airlines); Board Member at Geocapital Holdings – Macau (Holding Company); Board Member and CEO at Geocapital Participations – Macau (Sub-holding Company); Board Member at Mystic Invest Holdings – Portugal (Cruises & Leisure). Previously acted as: Special Adviser to the Prime-Minister of Portugal (State Affairs); Secretary of State of Justice in the Government of Portugal (State Affairs); Member of the National Judiciary Council of Portugal, by Parliament.
D2 14:00-15:00
Roundtable Discussion: China In & China Out… Investment Opportunities for Travel & Tourism
Waleed Youssef

PhD

Waleed Youssef

PhD

Following years advising on airport acquisitions, Waleed joined in 2005 the International Finance Corporation (the World Bank Group) in the area of airport privatization, then Abu Dhabi Airports Company as its first Strategy and Corporatization Director in 2007 to lead the corporatization and certification of its three airports before joining, in 2008, TAV Airports Holding as its first foreign director and Chief Strategy Officer. He now lives in Lisbon while advising international clients on aviation strategy and airport privatization. Waleed’s experience includes the acquisition/buy efforts of JFK Terminal 4, Brisbane, Bangalore, Madinah, Muscat, JFK and Newark Airports, Managua, Lima and Taif, and the structuring/sale efforts of the Jeddah Hajj Terminal, Amman, Abuja, Abu Dhabi, and Antananarivo. He holds Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, with emphasis on airport planning and design, economics and finance.
D2 14:00-15:00
Roundtable Discussion: China In & China Out… Investment Opportunities for Travel & Tourism
Nathalie Jongma

Acting Head - Aviation Business Management

Nathalie Jongma

Acting Head - Aviation Business Management

With 12 years’ experience in the UAE Aviation Industry across Sales, Marketing and Business Development functions for General Aviation and Commercial Aviation; Nathalie joined Dubai Airports 7 years ago and leads the Aviation Business Management team in the delivery of Aeronautical Revenue, Key Account Management and Air Service Development for both Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).
D1 14:30-15:45
Roundtable Discussion (Airport personnel to discuss)
Patrine Tay

Marketing Business Development Director of VINCI Airports, representing Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport

Patrine Tay

Marketing Business Development Director of VINCI Airports, representing Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport

As Marketing Business Development Director, Patrine Tay seeks to bring VINCI Airports’ expertise to airport privatization projects in Asia-Pacific, working hand in hand with grantors and stakeholders to maximize the value that an airport brings to the economy and its surrounding community. Prior to this role, Patrine served as the Marketing & Sales Director of Cambodia Airports, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, in 2012-2016. She was responsible for developing the aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses of all three international gateways into Cambodia. With her team of dedicated professionals, she grew passenger traffic at 13% CAGR to >7-million annually, improved the destination awareness of the country in untapped markets, and oversaw the retail execution of an ambitious airport extension project to double the capacity of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports. She has also worked for SilkAir of Singapore Airlines, Thales and Images In Motion.
D1 14:30-15:45
Roundtable Discussion (Airport personnel to discuss)
Petri Vuori

VP Sales and Route Development

Petri Vuori

VP Sales and Route Development

Petri Vuori is Vice President Sales and Route Development at Finavia Plc, which operates 21 airports in Finland. He joined Finavia from Finnair where he was responsible for Network Planning and prior to that Global Sales and distribution. Before joining the aviation industry Petri has worked in sales and finance management roles at global cable, packaging and paper industry companies. Petri holds a Master of Science degree in Finance.
D1 14:30-15:45
Roundtable Discussion (Airport personnel to discuss)
Mr Li Jinsong

Vice general manager and the Chief Financial Officer of the Travelsky, senior engineer

Mr Li Jinsong

Vice general manager and the Chief Financial Officer of the Travelsky, senior engineer

He graduated from Tsinghua University and holds a bachelor degree of engineering, master degree of business administration and a doctor of philosophy degree in law from Tsinghua University. He is currently a certified public accountant, lawyer and an arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission. Mr Li served as the assistant to general manager of China Huaqing Industrial Corporation from September 2000 to March 2002. He served as a certified public accountant of Xinhua Accounting Firm from March 2002 to February 2004,and served as associate professor and a member of the Academic Committee of Beijing National Accounting Institute from February 2004 to March 2007 (during this period, he was also a research scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science). In March 2007, he held the position of general counsel of China Travelsky Holding Company.From August 2007 to December 2008, he also served as the general manager of Department of Corporate Audit Monitoring and Law Affairsof China Travelsky Holding Company. From December 2008 to March 2014, Mr Li has been the general counsel of the Company. Mr Li served as the chief accountant of China Academy of Machinery Science and Technology from March 2014 to September 2016. Since October 2016, Mr Li has been serving as the vice general manager of the Travelsky and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
D1 16:20-17:05
Key Note: SMARTER Travel – Adapting to the Realities of the Future Passenger
David Wu

Director, Greater China, Buiness Finland Oy – Visit Finland

David Wu

Director, Greater China, Buiness Finland Oy – Visit Finland

David Wu joined Visit Finland in 2013 and is now heading Visit Finland Greater China team. After working in the industry for many years, he has a solid understanding of Chinese outbound travel market. David graduated from University of Utah with a master degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
D2 11:00-12:15
Roundtable Discussion (Destinations personnel to discuss)
AGENDA
  • Day 1

    Thursday, October 24
  • Day 2

    Friday, October 25
  • Time
    Activity
    Topic
  • 09:00-09:30
    Welcome & Introduction
    Introduction to the Forum
    ● Aims & Objectives
    ● Developing Best Practice & Benchmarks
  • 09:30-10:15
    Key Note:
    The Aviation Sector: Now & the Future
    Focus on determining the key drivers, and, drawing out some of the challenges facing airlines; particularly what is in their drive for enhanced operations, and, links with airport
  • 10:15-10:35
    Coffee Break
  • 10:35-11:05
    Presentation 1:
    The China Market – Managing the BOOM
    ● Understanding the China Travel Perspective
    ● What does the future hold
    ● Highlight the key trends
    ● Focus on showing the outbound potential
  • 11:05-12:20
    Roundtable Discussion (Airline personnel to discuss)
    Opportunity for a selection of International airlines to discuss their approach with China; focus on a carrier that has experience, a carrier that is just starting, and, an airline that is yet to develop their China strategy
    ● What have we learnt
    ● What should we do differently
    ● How to sustain the development
  • 12:20-12:30
    Key Learning's
    The moderator from the roundtable session to draw out some analysis from the airline discussions; support the White Paper development on how International Airlines can break in to China…
  • 12:30-14:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00-14:30
    Presentation 2:The Airport Perspective -Being China Ready…
    Understanding the Chinese passenger and adapting the airport experience
    ● Preparing the airport for the China market
    ● How to work in partnerships; airports together to build route development projects
    ● Working SMARTER with airlines to build sustainable routes
    ● How to we build business cases for pushing Chinese and International airlines to fly
  • 14:30-15:45
    Roundtable Discussion
    (Airport personnel to discuss)
    Opportunity for a selection of airports (mix of International and Chinese) to discuss their approach with their China development;
    ● How do we attract routes to and from China
    ● How can the arriving and departing airports work better together
    ● How to we build business cases for pushing Chinese and International airlines to fly
  • 15:45-16:00
    Key Learning’s
    Drawing out some analysis from the roundtable; to support the White Paper development on how Airports (International and Chinese) can benefit from working the Chinese outbound passenger flow more effectively…
  • 16:00-16:20
    Coffee Break
  • 16:20-17:05
    Key Note:
    SMARTER Travel – Adapting to the Realities of the Future Passenger
    Focus on discussing how airlines and airports are working towards a SMARTER travel experience; drawing out cases and insights on the changes needed to have enhanced experiences and build the links between what both providers can do that makes travel for easy for all
  • 17:05-17:20
    Day One Review
    Wrap-up of the day; key learning’s, insights and opportunity to highlight how airlines and airports can see potentials of managing the Chinese travel potential
  • 18:30-20:30
    Gala Dinner

Registration

  • Forum Package includes 2-Day pass to the conference and all social activities within 2 days, offering an opportunity to listen to speeches given by industry leaders from different sectors from aviation and travel, as well as to network with 200+ delegates during Coffee Break, Lunch and Gala Dinner, etc.
    Total Price for Forum Package: €800 / $900
    *Complete a payment before 30th June 2019, you can enjoy a discount of 12 percent.
    *3 and above participants from one company, can enjoy a discount of 12 percent.
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LOCATION
Address:
No.48, Liang Ma Qiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
How to arrive?
By subway: Take Line 10, get off at Liangmaqiao Station. The venue is only 4-minutes-walk (400m) from Exit B of the station.
By taxi: Taxi from Beijing Capital International Airport takes 50 minutes (21KM), costing RMB 60.