The Essential Question: Where is Liberalisation Heading?
Relaxing the shackles on international operations has produced numerous innovations that are changing the world. But not everyone wants the world to change. There is a belief that in fact the regulatory clock will be wound back as “archaic” concepts of ownership and control are reinvigorated. Can the new wave be stopped, has the egg been scrambled?
- Is protectionism making a revival?
- What is the role of regulators in the process?
- The carriers of change: who has the vested interests in a changed system?
- Can the old norms – ownership and control, nationalism etc – ever be changed?
- Are metal-neutral JVs creating juggernauts, making new entry too hard?
- Do airports have a voice in the process?
Moderator: (former) U.S. Department of State, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, John Byerly
- European Commission, Director Aviation & International Transport Affairs, Margus Rahuoja
- International Airlines Group, CEO, Willie Walsh
- Etihad Airways, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Kevin Knight
- Aer Lingus, CEO, Christophe Mueller
- Ethiopian Airlines, CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam
- Lufthansa, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy, Sadiq Gilani
- ALPA, Senior Attorney, Russell Bailey