4th Airneth Annual Conference: Air transport in PR China and in India


Air transport in PR China and in India: market developments and policy implications
After three highly successful Annual Conferences on optimal use of scarce airport capacity (2007), EU-US Open Skies (2008), and innovation in the air transport industry in times of recession (2009) this year we will address the economic and aviation developments in upcoming markets.

Annual Conference on air transport in upcoming markets
The central theme at the fourth Airneth Annual Conference will be an analysis of the air transport industy in upcoming markets. The participants gain insight into the economic and aviation developments in upcoming markets (most notably People's Republic of China and India) as well as the opportunities and threats resulting from these developments for The Netherlands and Europe. 

Central questions
- What is the current political-economic situation and future outlook in the upcoming markets such as India and PR China?
 - How has the crisis affected the future economic outlooks?
 - How can aviation industries in the upcoming markets be described?
- What are the expectations about the future role of aviation in the upcoming markets India and PR China?
 - What are the opportunities and threats for the stakeholders in the European aviation industry? 
- What are the implications for a revised Dutch mainport strategy?
Programme and speakers

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Dirk Jan van den Berg, former Netherlands' ambassador to China, currently President Executive Board TU Delft
  • Matthijs Bouman, journalist and economist
  • David Scott, Lecturer at Brunel University
  • Bas Pulles, Commissioner for Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
  • Andrew Gordon, Director Market Analysis Airbus
  • Anming Zhang, Professor at University of British Columbia
  • Xie Xingquan, ICAO and Chief Legal Department of China Civil Aviation Academy
  • Rajesh K. Singh, President RKS Associates
  • Kapil Kaul, CEO Center for Asia Pacific Aviation India
  • Hans W. de Roos, Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Guillaume Burghouwt, Program Manager Airneth
  • Saroj K. Datta, Executive Director, Jet Airways (India) Ltd

The different sessions will be chaired by:

  • Pablo Mendes de Leon, Professor at the International Institute of Air and Space law in Leiden
  • Jaap de Wit, Director Airneth
  • Jan Veldhuis, Program Manager Airneth 

During the coffeebreaks and lunch PhD students will present their research with a poster. You are invited to see what kind of PhD research is being conducted in the field of air transport and meet the PhD students.

Why attend this conference? 

  •  Find yourself in the midst of a network of aviation professionals from policy, research and aviation industry;
  • Benefit from the ample opportunities for informal discussions and meetings;
  • Learn about the opportunities and threats from upcoming markets and how to deal with them;
  • Listen to presentations of keynote speakers from policy, research and industry.

Target audience
Policy-makers in the field of aviation, researchers/academics, Airneth fellows, industry representatives and other professionals in the aviation sector, students in the field of aviation.
Organizations already registered for this event

Ab Ovo Nederland B.V., Airbus, Air Cargo Netherlands, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Blekxtoon Management, Brisbane Airport, Capgemini, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), Driessen Aerospace Group, Dutch Aviation Group, Dutch Ministry of Defense, Dutch Ministry of Transport, Ecorys, Haarlems Dagblad, Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Leiden University, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, NACO, Netherlands Aerospace Group, ResultsR, RKS Associates, Schiphol Group, SEO Economic Research, SkyTeam Alliance, Tax and Customs Administration, TNT Headoffice B.V., TU Delft, Twente University, University of Amsterdam, University of Antwerp, University of British Columbia, University of Westminster, Vidamore.
Registration for this event is now possible. Please send an email to info(at)airneth.com stating your name, profession, organization you currently work/study and email address. Participation is free of charge. The official language at the conference is English.

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