JITI Airport Seminar
`Maximizing the Potential of Multiple Airports in a Region`
Date Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 15:00`18:00
Venue The St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Participants 127

Airports are essential infrastructure, however, not all airports are fulfilling their potential, which may cause an adverse effect on regions. Some airports have lost their position as hub airports, decreasing flights and passengers, while others have increased them. It may not be an exaggeration that only strong airports can survive.

With a background like that, in this seminar, four distinguished speakers presented us with the information on the present situation and future prospects of multiple airports in a region. These keynote speeches focused on examples from New York in the US, and Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, touching upon the overarching challenges for US airports.

During the panel discussion and Q&A session, there was lively discussion among the panelists and from the audience on a variety of topics such as the important factors in ensuring a healthy, multiple-airport market in the metropolitan areas.

Opening Remarks Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute, USA
Keynote Remarks Masahiko Kurono, Chairman, Institution for Transport Policy Studies (Former President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation)
Satoshi Iwamura, Chairman of the Board, Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd
Ralph F. Tragale, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Aviation Department, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Greg Principato, President, Airports Council International - North America
Panel Discussion & Q&A Session Keynote Speakers
Glenn P. Wicks@(Moderator), Managing Director, The Wicks Group, PLLC

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