2019 JITTI USA Civil Aviation Symposium “The Future of Civil Aviation in the Asia Pacific Region”

  • Aviation

Supported by 日本財団 THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

Date / Time Tue, Oct 08,2019 15:00~18:00
Venue Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Theme The Future of Civil Aviation in the Asia Pacific Region
Lecturer Keynote Speeches:
 Jotaro Horiuchi / Assistant Vice-Minister for Int’l Aviation, Minister’s Secretariat, MLIT, Japan
 David Short / Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation & Int’l Affairs, US DOT
 Akihiko Tamura / President & CEO, Narita Int’l Airport Corp.
Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
Moderator:
 Hirotaka Yamauchi / President for Research, JTTRI
Panelists
 Shuichi Fujimura / Exe. VP, Int’l Affairs & Alliances, All Nippon Airways
 Tadao Nishio / Managing Exe. Officer, Corp. Strategy & Planning, Japan Airlines
 Robert Wirick / Managing Director, Regulatory & Int’l Affiars, American Airlines
 Heather Wingate / Senior VP for Gov’t Affiars, Delta Air Lines
 Stephen Morrissey / VP, Regulatory & Policy United Airlines
 Akihiko Tamura / President & CEO, Narita Int’l Airport Corp.

Event Summary

Air passenger transport in the Asia Pacific region has been steadily growing and reached 1.6 billion passengers in 2018. While air passengers in the region have increased, Japan hopes to achieve even greater targets of 40 million foreign visitors in 2020 and 60 million in 2030, and is implementing policies in order to address these increasing aviation demands. One major policy is to enhance the functions of Tokyo metropolitan airports by such measures as reviewing the flight paths to and from Haneda (Tokyo International Airport) and developing a third runway in Narita Airport. Another is to strengthen gateway functions at regional airports through such actions as airport management privatization utilizing the Concessions Method.

However, at the same time, the competitive environment for international civil aviation in the Asia Pacific region has drastically changed owing to the enhancement of long-haul direct flights from the U.S. to Asian destinations other than Japan, the construction of mega airports in Asian countries, and the rise of long-haul Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), especially from Southeast Asian countries.

JITTI is pleased to invite experts in international civil aviation from aeronautical authorities and air carriers in Japan and the U.S, as well as an airport operator from Japan, to discuss the future vision and aviation strategies of international civil aviation in the Asia Pacific region

Program of the seminar is as the following

Opening Remarks
Masafumi Shukuri<br>Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Masafumi Shukuri
Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

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Honorable Guest Remarks
Shinsuke Sugiyama<br>Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Shinsuke Sugiyama
Ambassador of Japan to the United States

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Honorable Guest Remarks
Hugo Yon<br>Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Hugo Yon
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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Keynote Speeches
Jotaro Horiuchi<br>Assistant Vice-Minister for International Aviation, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

Jotaro Horiuchi
Assistant Vice-Minister for International Aviation, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

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Keynote Speeches
David Short<br>Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation

David Short
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation

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Keynote Speeches
Akihiko Tamura<br>President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation

Akihiko Tamura
President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation

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Panel Discussion

Moderator
Hirotaka Yamauchi<br>President for Research, JTTRI​​

Hirotaka Yamauchi
President for Research, JTTRI​​

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Panelists
Shuichi Fujimura<br>Executive Officer, Alliances & International Affairs, All Nippon Airways

Shuichi Fujimura
Executive Officer, Alliances & International Affairs, All Nippon Airways

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Panelists
Tadao Nishio<br>Managing Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Japan Airlines

Tadao Nishio
Managing Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Japan Airlines

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Panelists
Robert Wirick<br>Managing Director, Regulatory and International Affairs, American Airlines

Robert Wirick
Managing Director, Regulatory and International Affairs, American Airlines

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Panelists
Heather Wingate<br>Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines

Heather Wingate
Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines

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Panelists
Stephen Morrissey<br>Vice President, Regulatory and Policy, United Airlines

Stephen Morrissey
Vice President, Regulatory and Policy, United Airlines

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Panelists
Akihiko Tamura<br>President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation

Akihiko Tamura
President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation

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Outline of the seminar

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