Wings of change

Schedule – 03/30


    Aviation generates more than 4.9 million jobs and contributes with US$ 153 million to GDP in Latin America. There is a huge potential for the Latin American market growth, continued increase of routes, which provides that nine of the largest cities in Latin America should be part of the 100 mega-cities in the coming decades. Increasingly the role of aviation in economic and social development of the city where the airport is located is discussed in the world. An airport has direct influence on the city´s economy and the future of the country. How to overcome the challenges to achieve full development in the region?

  • STAGES: 2, 3 and 4

  • 9:00 - 10:00
    POINT UP: Opening - Welcome Address, Keynote Address and State of the industry Report Eduardo Sanovicz, President of ABEAR
    Dario Rais Lopes, Special Advisor of the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation at SAC
    Fang Liu, Secretary General na ICAO
    Martín Eurnekian, President at ACI
    Victoria B. Wassmer, Deputy Administrator at FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
    Carlos Ebner, Country Director of IATA

  • 10:00 - 11:00
    PANEL 1: Economic perspectives for the aviation in Latin American market
    Speaker: Gustavo Figueiredo, President of GRU Airport
    Speaker: Peter Cerda, Regional VP Americas at IATA
    Speaker: Rafael Alonso, President for Latin America and Caribbean at Airbus

    Moderator: Carlos Ozores, Principal at ICF
  • 11:30 - 12:00
    KEY CHALLENGES: Key factors for air integration and economic development in Latin America - Industry regulation in the region
    Speaker: James Wiltshire, Head of Policy Analysis at IATA

  • 12:00 - 13:00
    PANEL 2: The airport has direct influence on the city's economy and the future of the country: Development and economic growth brought by airport projects
    Speaker: Alexandre Monteiro, Financial Director at RIOgaleão Airport
    Speaker: Dario Rais Lopes, Special Advisor of the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation at SAC - Civil Aviation Secretariat
    Speaker: Frederico Pedreira, President at Avianca Brasil

    Moderator: Filipe Reis, Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security at IATA

HOST sponsor

    Think globally and attend regionally: the challenge of developing local demands connected to the global demands. The current stage of the Latin American market with the business model and the importance of the regional airport contribution to establish the connectivity and the mobility of the cities, the economic performance of its communities and the specific challenges.

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Concessions in Latin American airports- Impact of the competition between the conceded airports in Brazil and the implications for the airlines
    - What changed in the business environment with the concessions

    Speaker: Mike Benjamin, Chief Operating Officer at OAG
    Speaker: Rogério Teixeira Coimbra, Secretary of the Secretariat of Political Regulations of Civil Aviation at SAC - Civil Aviation Secretariat

    Moderator: Filipe Reis, Director of Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security at IATA

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: What are the challenges of the regional aviation and what is necessary to guarantee the development of a sustainable regional aviation market?- How to develop Latin American market, including the big Brazilian market?
    - What are the opportunities for the city and for the market generation of an air network integrated with the regional aviation?

    Speaker: Fabiana Todesco - SAC (Secretaria de Aviação Civil)
    Speaker: Oracio Marquez, Head, Member & External Relations, Latin America & Caribbean at IATA
    Speaker: To be confirmed

    Moderator: Artur Luiz Andrade, Chief Editor at Panrotas

HOST sponsor

    A well-developed MRO industry is essential to reduce costs, decrease downtime and increase efficiency of services. In Latin America, the sector still faces regulatory and customs challenges, in addition to working together the various stakeholders for continuous improvement in processes. What are the trends for the sector and the business opportunities in the region?


  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Latin American MRO Industry Market Overview & Trends- What is the current MRO market size and forecasted growth for MRO in Latin America?
    - What are the key trends driving growth?
    - What are the primary Supply Chain challenges inhibiting further growth?
    - How to leverage partnerships and joint ventures?
    - What are the main regulatory harmonization issues?

    Speaker: Franklin Hoyer, Regional Director at ICAO
    Speaker: Jonathan Berger, Vice President of ICF
    Speaker: Robert Ruiz - FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

    Moderator: Jonathan Berger, Vice President of ICF
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Keys to Successful Airline Maintenance Integration in Latin America- Lessons learned from airline integration
    - Best practices for successful mergers of maintenance divisions
    - How to maximize synergies after equity investments

    Speaker: Alex Krell, Trade Commissioner of Consulate General of Canada
    Speaker: Eliza Helena de Oliveira Otoni, Fiscal-Auditor at The Brazilian Federal Revenue Office
    Speaker: Julio Talon - GE Aviation
    Speaker: Mathias Freiboth - Lufthansa Technik

    Moderator: Alex de Gunten, Business Development Officer - HEICO

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    SPOTLIGHT: Future of Additive manufacturing (3D printing) to Latin American MRO Market- What is the current state of the technology and adoption?
    - How will additive manufacturing technology continue to evolve?
    - What are the barriers to growth and how best to overcome the challenges?
    - How will the MRO industry be impacted? When?
    - Who are the key players?

    Speaker: Luiz Mauad - Embraer
    Speaker: Peter Zimm, Principal at ICF

Knowledge Sponsor

    According to Air Transport Action Group – ATAG, the global air transportation industry generates more than 58 million jobs, transports 3 billion annual passengers and creates US$ 2,4 trillion in the global GDT. What is the economic context of Latin America in this market? What are the expectations of growth? What are the opportunities of access to this capital, financing and other available source for the sector in the region?

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Opportunities, risks and challenges in the Latin American market- Resumption of the Latin American growth
    - Macroeconomic view of Brazil

    Speaker: João Paulo Servera - Felsberg
    Speaker: Renato Salomone, Vice President at LatAm Equity Itaú BBA

    Moderator: James Wilthshire, Head of Policy Analysis at IATA

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Resources for the sector: access to the capital and financings - BNDES and Embraer: Brazilian market
    - Financing diversification

    Speaker: Márcio Nobre Migon, Head of the Exporting Department at BNDES
    Speaker: Wilson Nigri - IBMEC

    Moderator: Felipe Bonsenso Veneziano - Pinheiro Neto Advogados

    The aviation growth in Latin America requires that the supply chain is also prepared for the upcoming challenges investing in equipment and skilled staff to meet the demand of this market with quality and competitive prices. The ground handling companies play a key role in the sustainable development of the sector. How can they contribute to this growth?


  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Air transport services in Latin America: current situation of the sector- How to build an efficient, reliable and real-time platform between airports, airline companies and consumers with reduced time to check information?
    - Competitiveness investment versus Quality: how to balance this equation?
    - What are the highlights of air transportation services in Latin America?

    Speaker: Ricardo Bernardi - Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados
    Speaker: Ricardo Sérgio Maia Bezerra, Director at ANAC - The National Civil Aviation Agency
    Speaker: Yannick Beunardeau - Amadeus

    Moderator: Jorge Leal, President at ABRASET

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Benefits of standards and certification for industry- IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM)
    - IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)
    - Cases in Latin America

    Speaker: Randall Saénz, Airports Director at Gol Linhas Aéreas inteligentes
    Speaker: Ricardo Aparecido Miguel, President - Director of ABESATA - Brazilian Association of Air Transport Auxiliar Services Companies
    Speaker: Roberto A.P. Gomes, Senior Manager of Safety Quality and Standards at DNATA

    Moderator: Julio Pereira, Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations, Brasil at IATA
  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Key challenges for the sector in Latin America: what is on the radar?- Human resources: training, motivation and career plan to reduce turnover
    - Shared responsibility for harm reduction: Ground handlings, airports and airline companies working together for safety and efficiency of the services
    - Handling of pharmaceutical cargo matters

    Speaker: Fabio Campos, Executive Director for Central & South America at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Speaker: Li Weigang, Profesor and Coordinator at TransLAB - UNB
    Speaker: Ronald Schaefer, Assistant Director for Ground Operations and CEIV Consulting at IATA

    Moderator: Rogério Benevides, Technical Consultant at ABEAR - Brazilian Association of Airline Companies

Host Sponsor

    The world is increasingly going through digital transformations. As the increasing expectations of passengers and rapid changes in technology, how aviation will follow this development by incorporating innovation and technologies available for the benefit of the business and the passengers? How aviation in Latin America is benefiting from these innovations?

  • STAGE: 5 - BARRA

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    SPOTLIGHT: Passenger Processing: efficiency, agility and fluidity in the processes- Available technologies
    - Case Latin America
    - IATA Fast Travel

    Speaker: Alex Covarrubias, Vice President of Sita
    Speaker: Mark Rodrigues, Assistant Director, Airport Development, The Americas at IATA
    Speaker: Mario Carneiro Faustini, Director of Innovation and Efficiency at LATAM Airlines Brasil
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Technology in favor of the passenger, airport and airline companies- Trends and technological innovations that will change the way of travelling of the passenger, and how to design terminals to accommodate such innovations
    - Strategies to transform the passenger experience in business opportunities
    - How to develop innovative procedures and customized for frequent flyers

    Speaker: Alexandre Villeroy, IT Manager at RIOgaleão Airport
    Speaker: Augusto de Macedo Santos, Head of Sales and Business Development for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region at Rockwell Collins
    Speaker: Mubashir Tariq, Product Manger at Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG

    Moderator: Adalberto Febeliano, President at Modern Logistics

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Disruptive technologies that will change aviation in the coming years- Big data and the Internet of Things
    - Relationship with passengers through the beacons
    - The development of biometrics

    Speaker: Gabriel Gavasso - ThoughtWorks
    Speaker: Renato Rocha - Ericsson ECB
    Speaker: Ron Reed, Director, Airport Business Intelligence at SITA

    Moderator: Marcia Ogawa Matsubayashi - Deloitte