Wings of change

Schedule – 03/31


    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: Key factors for air integration and economic development in Latin America – Growth promotion of aeronautical industry
    Speaker: Carlos Ebner, Country Director, Brazil - IATA
    Speaker: Cesar Augusto Souto Pereira - Embraer
    Speaker: John Watret, Chancellor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Speaker: Juliano Noman, Director of ANAC - The National Civil Aviation Agency
    Speaker: Marcelo Sáfadi, Director of Parque Tecnológico São José dos Campos

    Moderator: Alex de Gunten, Business Development Officer at HEICO
  • 10:00 - 11:00
    PANEL 1: The aviation generates more than 4.9 million jobs and contributes with US$ 153 million to GDP in Latin America. How to leverage this market to contribute further in the economy of the region?
    Speaker: Daniel Fischer, Sales Director for Latin America at Bombardier
    Speaker: Elbson Quadros , Brazil's President for SITA
    Speaker: Frederico Pedreira, President of Avianca

    Moderator: Eduardo Iglesias, Executive Director at ALTA

  • 11:30 - 12:00
    KEY CHALLENGES: Key factors air for integration and economic development in Latin America – Taxation on the industry in the region
    Speakers: James Wiltshire, Head of Policy Analysis at IATA
  • 12:00 - 13:00
    PANEL 2: Nine of the largest Latin American cities should be part of the 100 mega-cities in the coming decades: successful city airports cases in Latin America.
    Speaker: Evanicio C Costa, Lead Engineer at Boeing
    Speaker: Mike Benjamin, Chief Operating Officer at OAG
    Speaker: Rafael Alonso, President for Latin America and Caribbean at Airbus

    Moderator: Kenneth Currie, CCO at InterVISTAS Consulting

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    In 2007, IATA established its strategy on four pillars to reduce the impact of air transport on the environment. Since then, the ATAG (Air Transport Action Group) brought together the major aeronautical equipment manufacturers for in 2008, sign the Aviation Industry Commitment to Action on Climate Change, a commitment that enhances the performance according to the four pillars proposed by IATA and to speed up actions to reduce that impact. What are the results and outlook for the sector in Latin America?

  • STAGE: 5 - BARRA

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Climate change and transport- Climate changing challenges and goals for global and Latin American aviation industry
    - Volunteer compromise and obligations, how to harmonize it with the industry growth
    - An evaluation of the results of the strategy of the four pillars
    - Modern fleet and operational procedures in operation in the Latin American air transportation

    Speaker: Daniel Longo - ANAC - Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil
    Speaker: Jane Hupe, Sustainability Director at ICAO - The International Civil Aviation Organization

    Moderator: Michel Adam, Manager, Environmental Policy, AENV at IATA
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Biofuels and New Technologies- Conversion technologies available on the market or being currently developed (overview)
    - Initiatives of airlines in Latin America and the world
    - Quality certification and available infrastructure, interaction between fossil and renewable

    Speaker: Aurea Nardelli, Brazil Director at RSB
    Speaker: Darrin Morgan, Director, Sustainable Fuels Strategy at Boeing
    Speaker: Pedro Scorza, Renewable Fuels/ Captain at GOL Airlines

    Moderator: Robert Boyd, Manager, Biofuel Deployment Project, AENV - IATA

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Sustainable biomass and resources optimization: challenges and opportunities for biokerosene- Sustainable biomass production, differential to reach goals
    - What makes a sustainable biomass viable for the aviation industry
    - What are the challenges to get to a competitive price with fossil fuel
    - Logistics, local market, optimization with social-economic inclusion

    Speaker: Donizete Tokarski, Director Superintendent at Ubrabio
    Speaker: Mike Lu, Executive Secretary at Consócio Macaúba-BR
    Speaker: Luuk van der Wielen, Profesor at University of Technology (TuDelft)*

    Moderator: Luuk van der Wielen, Profesor at University of Technology (TuDelft)

    *To be confirmed

    The airport industry and Latin American aviation is changing perspective of a public service to a private sector industry. Although this allows greater efficiency and reduced cost, complexity management, control and supervision also increase. As organizations involved in the process - government, professional associations and industry - are organizing to achieve operational excellence on a daily basis with consistent and reliable plans for the sector?

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Session 1: Public airport management versus private airport management: analysis of the main aspects of performance in Latin America- Comparative management private versus public airports
    - Prospects of airline companies

    Speaker: Clarissa Barros, Superintendent of Airport Economic Regulations at ANAC - National Civil Aviation Agency
    Speaker: Douglas Rebouças Almeida, Executive Director of ANEAA - National Association of Airport Administrators
    Speaker: Sergio Quito, Operations VP at GOL Linhas Aéreas

    Moderator: Ana Cândida Mello Carvalho, Partner and Laywer at Tozzini Freire Advogados

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Session 2: How to orchestrate in complex environment different actors in a systematic manner, ensuring the successful implementation of the daily operation and also implement complex projects ensuring the day-to-day business?- Management of stakeholders: progress, results and learning in the organization and coordination of activities at airports
    - Interoperability: cooperation between airport, airline and suppliers to increase service agility, efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the operation
    - Service Level Agreements

    Speaker: Cmte Miguel Dau, Operations Director at GRU Airport
    Speaker: Paulo Henrique Possas, Airports Director from SAC - Secretaria de Aviação Civil
    Speaker: Sergio Martins, Latin America Director of SAAB ATC

    Moderator: Douglas Rebouças Almeida, Executive Director - ANEAA


    The Air Traffic Control is critical for the development of aviation. The advancement in technology with the continued growth of long-term traffic causes the interdependence between the operation of aircraft, airports and those responsible for air navigation to work together collaboratively to support the growth of demand safely and efficiently. How organizations that regulate the sector, the infrastructure of airports and airspace in Latin America can improve their processes? What are the most recent innovations for the air traffic control segment?


  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Global regulation in Latin America and regional interoperability challenges- Rules and regulations
    - Interoperability and integration of key Latin American hubs to the global ATM system
    - Master plan of air traffic control for Latin America: how to work together?

    Speaker: Fernando Hermoza, RO/ATM at ICAO - The International Civil Aviation Organization
    Speaker: Michele Merkle - FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
    Speaker: Philippe Merlo, Director ATM at Eurocontrol

    Moderator: Carlos Cirilo, Director, Safety & Flight Operations, The Americas at IATA
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Learning points of the air traffic management control experience during FIFA World Cup and Olympics Games in Brazil- Plan construction for major events
    - Collaborative work with the organizations involved in the operation
    - Results and learnings

    Speaker: Air Brigadier Luiz Ricardo de Souza Nascimento, Chief of the Operations Subdepartment at DECEA - Airspace Control Department
    Speaker: Alan Advíncula Veras, Airport Operations at RIOgaleão Airport
    Speaker: Julio Pereira, Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations, Brasil at IATA

    Moderator: Thiago Meirelles, SAC - Civil Aviation Secretariat

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Air traffic control in the next decade: trends and innovation for the future- What will change in the ATC system in 2027?
    - The performance driven by collaborative work
    - Slot Coordination

    Speaker: Edson Fagundes Gomes, ATM/ATFM Business Manager at Atech
    Speaker: Michele Merkle, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
    Speaker: Sérgio Martins, Air Traffic Management Director at SAAB Group

    Moderator: Li Weigang, Professor and Coordinator at TransLAB - UNB


    In the last 15 years, the global aviation industry experienced significant changes from innumerous fusions, purchases and alliances, and the Latin America sector will also get passed by the same transformation. Besides that, the region passes by an economic crisis, especially in Brazil. The scenario obligates airline companies to make an effort to create independent business models and resilient in less advantageous periods. What are the challenges for the layers and regulators in this scenario?

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Acquisitions and alliances in Latin America- Evaluation and risk management
    - Opportunities in the Latin American market

    Speaker: Cristiane Secco, Laywer and Partner at Albuquerque e Melo Advogados
    Speaker: Márcio Peppe, Partner and Leader for the air sector at KPMG
    Speaker: Ricardo Rocha - SAC (Civil Aviation Secretariat)*

    Moderator: Mauricio Emboaba, Technical Consultant at ABEAR
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: Regulatory matters in the sector: what could change?- Consumer protection: boundaries between right and protectionism
    - Critical regulatory matters that impact the aviation industry
    - Smarter regulations

    Speaker: Chaitan Jain, Assistant Director, External Affairs para IATA
    Speaker: Luisa Medina - Di Ciero Advogados
    Speaker: Ricardo Catanant, Superintendent of Air Services Follow-up at ANAC - National Civil Aviation Agency

    Moderator: Carlos Ozores, Principal at ICF
  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Open Sky- Benefits for the air transport sector and for service users
    - Problems associated with the subsidy granted governments to Airlines, and its reflection in a business environment liable to open sky deals
    - Preventive measures for safekeeping the market and protecting competitiveness
    - Relevant participation in capital vs place of the main establishment and subjection to regulation control: requirement of the deals on air service for appointment of Airlines

    Speaker: Jaime Binder - DGAC
    Speaker: Rodrigo Padilha - ANAC
    Speaker: Reinaldo Fioravanti - BID

    Moderator: Ricardo Bernardi, Partner - Lawyer at Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados

HOST sponsor

    With the increasing demand for air travel in Latin America, adopt security measures to neutralize risks, threats and incidents also intensified by regulatory agencies. The expected increment on the number of passengers for the coming years also takes attention to improvements of safety for passengers and cargo security. How to enhance the security of Latin American airports following the global trends for the sector without unnecessarily magnifying the complexity of the regulatory system?


  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Panel 1: Standards and regulation processes in Latin America- Assessment and risk management
    - Security procedure integrations within the organization's culture

    Speaker: Carey Fagan, Executive Director of International Affairs at FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
    Speaker: Fabio Faizi Rahnemay Rabbani, Superintendant of Airports Infrastructure at ANAC - The National Civil Aviation Agency
    Speaker: Pablo Lampariello, RO/AVSEC at ICAO - The International Civil Aviation Organization

    Moderator: Ronaldo Jenkins, Director of Safety and Flight Operations at ABEAR
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Panel 2: The Challenges on labor qualification- Human factor in the security operation process in the sector
    - How to improve procedures on the daily practice of observing and reporting?
    - How to train and qualify staff to understand security methodology?

    Speaker: Carlos Schmid Gonçalves, GRU Airport
    Speaker: Kenneth Witcher, Dean, College of Aviation at Embry Riddle
    Speaker: Cmder. Dan Guzzo, Safety Director at GOL Linhas Aéreas*

    Moderator: Comte. Antonio José e Silva, President at Committee on Aviation, Space and Airport Law - OAB-RJ

    *To be confirmed
  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Panel 3: Passenger processing intelligence: innovative security methods- Innovations on passenger tracking technologies and screening
    - How to ensure smooth flow of passengers
    - Innovation on border control

    Speaker: Danilo Dias, CEO - Smiths Detection
    Speaker: Guilherme Afonso, SAC - Secretaria de Aviação Civil
    Speaker: Leidivino Natal da Silva, Country Director at Vision Box

    Moderator: Mark Rodrigues, Assistant Director, Airport Development, The Americas at IATA

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