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As the largest ever meeting of senior management from Chinese and European airlines and airports, the second IAR China-Europe Aviation Summit was successfully held in Beijing on the 24th May, 2018.   More than 250 delegates from the air transport industry and policymakers in China and Europe attended the summit to explore cooperation and partnerships of mutual benefit. 

Over 20 speeches and four panel discussions were scheduled in one day, covering topics about competitive dynamics and opportunities in the China-Europe aviation market, air service development between China and Europe, ancillary revenue, loyalty programme and travel eco-system, as well as on-time performance and efficiency.

Greatly supported by two co-organizers – China Southern Airlines and HNA group, excursions of the Summit were held on 25th May, European delegates had two roundtable meetings with China Southern and airlines in HNA group to discuss cooperation opportunities. 
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The largest aviation media group in China and the only official aviation publication of the CAAC which is distributed to all airlines, airports and aviation suppliers in China at senior management level.

More details on CAAC News can be found at www.caacnews.com.cn
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24 May 2018     Thursday
  • Keynote address: Development and prospects for the China-Europe aviation market

  • Keynote address: Brexit and its implications for China-UK/Europe aviation relationships

  • Keynote address: Beijing’s new airport: Build up the new drive of national development
    and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei world-class airport cluster
  • Air China’s views on the China-Europe aviation market--MA Chongxian, SVP, Air China
  • Hainan Airlines strategy in the China-Europe market : primary to second hubs--Sun Jianfeng, CEO, Hainan Airlines   Presentation Material Download
  • Opportunities for secondary hubs in the China-Europe market through competition and Service differentiatio--Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport   Presentation Material Download
  • New era, new engine new hub--HUANG Wei, Chairman of Board of Supervisors, Chongqing Airport   Presentation Material Download
  • Connectivity analysis of Top 100 global airports--Prof LEI Zheng, President, Institute for Aviation Research (UK) / Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne 
  • Is there a future for a medium-sized network carrier in the China-Europe market?--Mikko Turtiainen, Vice President, Finnair   Presentation Material Download
  • Hong Kong Express: driving ancillary growth through leading e-Commerce strategy-- LI Dianchun, President, Hong Kong Express  Presentation Material Download
  • Aviation data ecosystem: creating value through cooperation-- Jesus Rubio, Director of Data and Digital Content , IATA  Presentation Material Download
  • How can airlines and airports improve engagement and customer loyalty through online travel platform-- Jerry Hu, Vice President, Alibaba Group    Presentation Material Download
  • The evolving airport experience: intuitive, personalized, connected--Dr Carlos Kaduoka, Director Consulting, Air Travel Solutions, SITA
  • Spring Airlines: gaining synergies between aviation and tourism-- ZHENG Liangang, CTO, Spring Airlines   Presentation Material Download
  • The trends in ancillary revenues that are significantly impacting the airline industry -- Dr Frankie O'Connell, Director of Learning, Institute for Aviation Research (UK) / Reader, University of Surrey   
  • Hong Kong Airlines' strategy for improving both on-time performance and profitability--WANG Liya, President, Hong Kong Airlines  Presentation Material Download
  • Policy priority and strategic plan for improving Chinese aviaiton industry's on-time Performance--Department of Transport, CAAC 
  •   On-time performance analysis and economic implications-- Dr FU Xiaowen, VP Research, Institute for Aviation Research (UK) / Associate Professor, University of Sydney  Presentation Material Download
  • Artificial intelligence for disruption management : experiences from Lufthansa--Natascha Mägdefessel, Lead Data Scientist, zeroG GmbH, Lufthansa Group
  • Data analysis and commerical use for On-Time Performance: an interntional perspective--John Grant, Senior Consultant, Institute for Aviation Research (UK)
Presentation, Panel Discussion & Interactive Session
  • Prospects for point to point long-haul routes in the China-Europe market
  • Emerging hubs connecting China and Europe
  • Business model innovation for airlines and airports
  • Innovative distribution channels: targeting right customers in the digital era

Moderator: Dr Xiaowen FU, Institute for Aviation Research (UK) 

Speech and discussion guests:

Stephen WANG, Chairman, Spring Airlines
- Spring Airlines: gaining competitive edges through innovation

Petri Vuori, Vice President, Finavia
- Finavia’s experience of innovation

HUANG Wei, Chairman of Board of Supervisors, Chongqing Airport
- Enhancing low cost alliances through airport hubs

Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport
- Making self connection work for airlines and passengers

Wells Zheng, Vice President, Fliggy, Alibaba Group
- Airline distribution in the age of digital era

Wilco Sweijen, Director Aviation Marketing, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Innovation in route development
25 May 2018     Friday
24 MAY 2019 China-Europe Aviation Summit  25 MAY Routable Discussion with China Southern  25 MAY Routable Discussion with HNA Group