Presentations 2015

"Air Transport: Opportunities, Trends and Commercial Strategies"

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 29th

09.00 – 09.45 OPENING SESSION

- APG Network Presentation

- Participant Airlines and Travel Agents Presentation

- Thanks to the Partners

09.45 – 10.25 OFFICIAL SPEECH

Aziz Rabbah - Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics The Moroccan Government

10.25 – 10.30 Video Royal Air Maroc - Official Carrier

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 – 11.05 Video APST - Special Diamond Partner

MASTER SESSION - AIR TRANSPORT GROWTH WITHIN AN UNSTABLE GEOPOLITICAL WORLD

Geopolitical instability in 2014 had a strong impact on air transport and tourism, culminating with the fall of MH17 in Ukraine and, despite everything, the global air transport sector experienced yet another year of growth with a record number of passengers (+ 6.1% on international). Will this decorrelation continue in the coming years?

11.05 – 11.40 GEOPOLITICAL TRENDS

11.45 – 12.25 VISION OF TRADE TRENDS

An open discussion between Air Transport international experts and Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Marc Rochet – CEO Air Caraïbes, and OpenSkies, President & CEO Aerogestion

Peter Morris – Chief Economist – Ascend

Richard Burgess – President - APG Network

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

12.25 – 12.30 Video Amadeus - Gold Partner

12.30 – 13.00 APERITIF

13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH

14.30 – 14.35 Video Resiber - Gold Partner

THE GREAT DEBATE - INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT: A BIPOLAR WORLD?

The rapid growth of the Gulf airlines, their ownership by their respective governments, and their spectacular order of long-haul aircraft, has raised the question adequately reflect the need for “fairness” and of level playing fields as to whether “Open Skies” agreements. The question has led to some serious disagreements between the Gulf Airlines and their governments on the one hand, and some major airlines in Europe, North America, and their respective governments on the other hand. The question is also of particular interest to other regions of the world, and more particularly Africa, where aviation expansion is still prevented by excessive market restrictions.

14.35 – 15.35 “OPEN SKIES” OR “FAIR SKIES”? THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Moderator: Pierre Jeanniot - President - Jinmag / Ex-President - IATA

Panelists: Steven Verhagen – President – VNV-Dutch ALPA

Will Lofberg – VP International, Government & Environment Affairs - Emirates

15.35 – 15.45 QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

THE AFRICAN POINT OF VIEW - WHERE DOES AFRICA STAND IN REGARDS TO TRAFFIC RIGHTS AND OPEN SKIES POLICIES?

A top executive from an African Carrier to express his thoughts.

15.45 – 16.05 OPEN SKIES IN AFRICA: MYTH OR REALITY?

Esayas Woldemariam Hailu – Managing Director Ethiopian International Services – Ethiopian Airlines

16.05 – 16.10 Video UATP - Gold Partner

16.10 – 16.40 COFFEE BREAK

16.40 – 16.45 Video AERTEC – Gold Partner

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TRENDS ZAPPING

This session shall focus on innovations in both products and services in the Travel industry, with the customer as the centre of all these new trends.

16.45 – 17.15 NEXT BIG THINGS

Frédéric Vanhoutte - CEO – Eventiz

Massimo Morin – Head of Business Development, Travel - Google

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

AWARD SESSION 2015

17.15 – 17.30 5418 Worldwide Travel Agents from 85 countries have nominated the best Airlines to work with.

17.30 – 18.30 GET TOGETHER WITH PARTNERS & PRESS

19.00 – 20.00 COCKTAIL

20.00 – 23.00 GALA DINNER

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 30th

08.00 – 09.45 “GET TOGETHER”

DISTRIBUTION TRENDS EXPERTISE

NDC: A NEW TRIGGER FOR COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS?

Will commercial distribution’s new means and new product customization capabilities allow an increase in airline profitability?

10.00 – 12.00 Moderator: John Melchior - CEO - Travel Group Consulting

10.00 – 10.20 NDC – NEW DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITY

Yanik Hoyles - Director, NDC Program - IATA

10.20 – 10.40 GDS – UNEXPECTED NDC PLAYER

Gianni Pisanello - Strategic Marketing Director - Airline Distribution Marketing - Amadeus IT Group

10.40 – 11.00 NDC: A NEW CAPABILITY FOR TRAVEL AGENTS?

Dominic Citrone - Director GDS for EMEA - Carlson Wagonlit Travel

11.00 – 11.20 NDC FOR ALL by APG

Sandrine de Saint Sauveur - CEO - APG INC

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

CLOSING SESSION

12.00 - 12.10 Wrap-Up - Pierre Jeanniot - President - Jinmag / Ex-President - IATA

12.10 - 12.15 Closing Address – Sandrine de Saint Sauveur & Jean-Louis Baroux

13.00 – 13.30 APERITIF

13.30 – 15.00 LUNCH

15.00 – 17.30 GOLF TOURNAMENT

17.30 – 18.00 GOLF AWARD CEREMONY