China Summit


Where China’s aviation industry meets the world


The summit will be a full-day executive level aviation summit that brings together key decision makers across major network airlines, airports and low-cost carriers in China.

 

 

KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE

 

SPONSORS

 

AGENDA

 

IAR China Summit, Wednesday 4 September 2019

08:15

Conference registration

08:45

Chair's opening remarks

COMMERCIAL SPACE TRAVEL

Greg Williams
08:55

Commercial Space Travel – Industry Game Changer or Entertaining Distraction?

  • How will the sub-orbital industry affect innovation in aviation?
  • Can players like Space X, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin prove the business model and transport passengers with the safety and regularity of a commercial airline?
  • What impact will commercial space travel have on customer expectation and mindset?
  • What can airlines and airports learn from the fast-growth commercial space industry?
John Grant
IAR China Summit
09:20

Chair’s Opening remarks

IAR China Summit
09:30

Welcome address Ms Ling Bao, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the UK

Zheng Lei
IAR China Summit
09:45

China aviation market outlook: major issues, trends and key drivers for

IAR China Summit
10:00

China Eastern’s dual hub strategy: Kevin Li,General Manager UK & Ireland, China Eastern Airlines

Wenzhong Yang
IAR China Summit
10:15

Guilin Air: a unique business model in the competitive low-cost travel market

10:30

Networking and refreshments in the exhibition hall

Panel discussion
IAR China Summit
10:30

Panel discussion: How do consumer trends, economic growth and government policy in China impact the Chinese aviation market and the future trends?

  • How does the aviation policy affect the strategy and development of major Chinese airlines and airports?
  • How do consumer trends and economic growth impact the Chinese aviation market?
  • How will China’s “One Belt and One Road Initiative” affect the aviation market in both the short and long term?
Rocky Wang, Vice President - Marketing, China West Airlines

STRATEGIES OF MAJOR CHINESE AIRLINES

Zhihang Chi
IAR China Summit
11:30

Interview: Air China

From a competitive perspective, what are the implications of Beijing’s new airport for Air China? How would Air China adapt their strategies to compete against China Southern and China Eastern in the Beijing market?
John Carney
IAR China Summit
11:45

Building a big data and analytics capability for airlines in China

    airlines want to expand their big data and analytics capability. Learn how to:
  • Outline the fundamental processes and steps required
  • Launch and implement a big data and analytics programme
  • Unlock the power of data in your airline
Panel discussion
IAR China Summit
12:00

Panel discussion: Chinese airlines’ international expansion and the way forward for greater collaboration between Chinese and international airlines/airports

  • At a speed the world has never seen before, Chinese airlines have opened over 70 new intercontinental routes since 2013. Will the recent economic slowdown put a brake on rapid Chinese airline expansion?
  • Chinese carriers now have dominant share in China-US, China-Europe and China-Australia markets. Is this trend likely to continue into the near future?
  • What is limiting international airlines access to China’s key markets? What obstacles are there to greater collaboration between Chinese and international airlines? What is the way forward for win-win partnership?
13:00

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

VIRTUAL INTERLINING AND EMERGING HUBS

IAR China Summit
14:20

Ancillary revenues - the game changing road map to profitability : Dr Frankie O’Connell, Director of Learning, Institute for Aviation Research (IAR)

IAR China Summit
14:35

Case study: Virtual Interlining Andrew Williamson, Commercial Product Manager, Gatwick Airport

Panel discussion
IAR China Summit
14:55

Panel discussion: Facilitated passenger self-connectivity: is it the way forward for airlines to improve load factor and gain profitability in the Chinese market?

  • How could full service airlines and low-cost carriers cooperate together using new technology platforms, giving agility and flexibility in connecting networks and increasing load factors?
  • How do we effectively move passengers & bags, whilst maintaining cost effective operations, IT solutions and general production costs?
  • How could win-win airline-airline partnerships be created and facilitated by airports?
  • What are the major obstacles for facilitated passenger self-connectivity?
  • Is airport facilitated passenger self-connection a particularly useful strategy for foreign airlines gaining traffic in a market where they are not able to find a traditional interlining partner?
15:30

Networking and refreshments in the exhibition hall

CHINESE DIGITAL TRAVEL MARKET

Quanwu Xiao
IAR China Summit
16:00

Data-driven solutions for OTA and airlines in China

Carlos Kaduoka
IAR China Summit
16:15

Air travel in a post-digital age

Panel discussion
IAR China Summit
16:30

Panel discussion: Developing an integrated digital platform to engage with travellers on their end-to-end journey

  • What are the current status of applications of big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain in the Chinese airline industry?
  • How could airlines and IT companies drive business growth through partnership?
  • How can airlines and airports turn big data into actionable insights that intelligently understands and delights the customer and enhances revenue?
  • How can each player work together to personalise and enhance the traveller journey?
  • How important are online consumer channels like Alibaba for airlines?

BATTLE OF THE AIRLINE APPS

Daniel Young
17:00

From pitch to public. How to create and deliver an innovation roadmap

  • easyJet mobile. A model of innovation & inspiration
  • Solving travel pain points. An inside look at the process
  • Our mobile future? Travelport & easyJet discuss what's next
Petcha Kucha
17:15

BATTLE OF THE AIRLINE APPS

Join the battle to find out which airline app is leading the way in offering a more seamless, frictionless and simple passenger experience.

Airline customers will be voting via social media throughout the year and we will reduce this down to 5 contenders who will deliver a 5 minute pitch on why there app deserves to be named the best.

Conference attendees will then have the final vote.

Join us to see who is leading the airline app revolution!
18:05

Welcome drinks reception

last published: 05/Sep/19 21:55