Landings Latin America



According to a study made by the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), South America is one of the regions with the biggest growth expected for the next 20 years in the air transport sector. Brazil represents, today, the 9th touristic economy in the world and it is one of the markets that grows the most globally, with an average industry growth of 12.6%, almost twice the global average, propelling all the Latin American market. However, the continent is not fully connected, with the seat offers centered in only a few companies and little regular flights outside the capitals. How to evaluate the scenery of continent air integration, diagnosing the region airport system and develop connectivity strategies?



  • 9:00 - 10:00
    HIGHLIGHTS: Opening – Welcoming and economic perspectives: air transport and tourism economy in Latin America.
    Speaker: Eduardo Sanovicz, President of ABEAR - Brazilian Airlines Association
    Speaker: Marx Beltrão, Tourism Minister
    Speaker: Peter Cerda, Regional VP - The Americas at IATA
    Speaker: Vinicius Lummertz, President at Embratur

  • 10:00 - 11:00
    PANEL 1: Tourism industry in Brazil - In Brazil, 40% of the population travel up to 3 times a year: how to stimulate the growth on the number of trips Brazilians make?
    - Air transport is the most used to travel across the country (with 57% of the preference). How the tourism industry can help to increase this preference?

    Speaker: Edmar Augusto Bull, President of ABAV - Brazilian Travel Agencies Association
    Speaker: Eduardo Sanovicz, President of ABEAR - Brazilian Airlines Association
    Speaker: Magda Nassar, President of Braztoa
    Speaker: Michael Nagy, Director at RCVB - Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Moderator: Artur Luiz Andrade, Editor-in-Chief at Panrotas

  • 11:30 - 12:00
    SPOTLIGHT: The Brazilian airports had almost US$ 2.5 million investment in infrastructure between 2012 and 2014, and now can serve almost 300 million people a year. What are the impacts of this change for the Brazilian market? What are the challenges for the sustained and sustainable growth of the air industry aligned with tourism industry?
    Speaker: Dario Rais Lopes, Special Advisor of the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation at SAC – Civil Aviation Secretariat
  • 12:00 - 13:00
    PANEL 2: Airlines in Latin America and its impact on the region touristic potential - Low cost Airlines in Latin America: perspectives and Market evolution
    - Challenges to create low cost Airlines in Latin America, and how other regions went through these challenges

    Speaker: Eduardo Bernardes, Vice President of Sales and MKT at GOL Airlines
    Speaker: Thomas Assumpção, President of Urban Systems


  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Speaker: Ian Gillespie, Division Director Avianca Holdings at Avianca Brasil
  • 15:30 - 16:30
    PANEL 2: Regional aviation overview: what works and what is necessary to implement in Latin America- The role of regional aviation for tourism development
    - World success cases and the impact of the regional aviation development on tourism

    Speaker: Christopher Barks, Director of Western Hemisphere Office at FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
    Speaker: Felipe Carreras, Secretary at Tourism, Sports and Leisure Secretariat
    Speaker: Marcelo Bento Ribeiro, Director of Alliances - Azul Viagens
    Speaker: Rogério Teixeira Coimbra, Secretary of Political Regulations of Civil Aviation Secretariat

    Moderator: Jeanine Pires, Director at Pires & Associados

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    PANEL 3: New routes in Latin America: placement on the global market
    - What are the challenges the airlines meet to stablish new routes on the region?
    - How to keep a new stablished route?

    Speaker: João Pita, Head of Airline Business at GRU Airport
    Speaker: Kenneth Currie, CCO - InterVISTAS Consulting