Sunborn Yacht Hotel - Gibraltar, Gibraltar 1-2 December 2022
We welcome you to join us for the return of our in-person CAPA ‘World Aviation Summit’, hosted by HM Government of Gibraltar on 1-2 December 2022!
Bringing together two events under one roof, this two-day event will include the CAPA World Aviation Summit and the CAPA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.
Part of CAPA’s global summit series, the CAPA World Aviation Summit is highly regarded as a global industry benchmark event, offering thought leadership, valuable networking opportunities, and in-depth insight on the issues and trends that shape the local and global airline industry.
After more than two years since the last summit and awards, this event is expected to attract hundreds of senior aviation and transport executives, airports, political leaders, industry experts and suppliers to Gibraltar.
The two-day summit will tap into the post COVID-19 aviation industry across the world to address the developments, challenges and strategic issues that have arisen throughout the year, and welcome leaders from across the globe to share an outlook for the industry in 2023 and beyond.
The new shape of the aviation industry – CAPA’s 2022 megatrends
After an encouraging first two decades of the 21st Century that had provided a fertile environment to support the growth of air travel, nobody was prepared for the rollercoaster ride that the initial years of the 2020s have offered. It was the proverbial calm before the storm. But this was not like any storm encountered previously.
As the coronavirus crisis evolved from a small news story into a global pandemic, air travel came to a near standstill. The calm climb of the previous decades came to an immediate stop and an industry collapsed into freefall. This was a vertical drop. And it didn’t stop, wiping years of growth in a matter of days.
It suddenly became all about survival. Costs were quickly jettisoned as businesses restructured in preparation for recovery. That path has become complicated by a mutating virus and cautious governments, but an increasingly vaccinated population and strong pent-up demand is already delivering growth in most geographic markets.
As sentiment to travel rises, the industry is growing again. Global domestic air capacity is already nearing pre-pandemic levels and peaking above 2019 levels in some markets. International air travel is following behind as travel restrictions have been slowly lifted, but where restrictions remain continue to blunt performance.
But just as some confidence was starting to return, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the rising cost of fuel has impacted a recovery path that will also be influenced by technological developments and sustainability considerations.
Willie Walsh, director general of International Air Transport Association (IATA), highlighted at the airline body’s 2022 AGM, that the air transport industry is constantly facing headwinds. It is clear that the latest decade has concentrated these into a smaller window of time than would have been wanted.
The CAPA World Aviation Summit returns in 2022 in the beautiful British Territory of Gibraltar. The event, held on 1-2 December, and hosted by the Government of Gibraltar, will bring together thought leaders from aviation and the wider travel industry, including airline executives, key suppliers, technology partners and regulators.
The focus for this year’s summit is the biggest trends which faced the aviation industry in 2022 and how they will influence strategies into 2023 and beyond. Global airline leaders will share their insights and perspectives on the changes in the aviation sector over the last year, how the industry has adapted and set development targets for the future.
Topics under discussions will include overcoming the pressures rising costs, the push for environmental sustainability, operational issues in a post-pandemic world, the varied paths of international recovery, government ownership, ongoing digital transformation, the role of partnerships and alliances and much more.
Why Attend a CAPA Summit?
High Profile Speakers CAPA’s global events attract the highest calibre of thought-leaders in the industry. This includes strong C-Level executive representation from all types of business models – from full service, LCCs and hybrid airlines.
Global Thought Leadership CAPA Summits leverage our strengths in global aviation research and analysis, enabling us to curate agendas that deliver cutting edge content and discussion.
Networking Potential CAPA’s events allow you the opportunity to interact and engage with hundreds of C-Level Executives, suppliers and buyers offering unique and unparalleled networking opportunities. Watch to find out more.
Special Delegate Offers We can work with you and your company to tailor special rates for delegate passes, whether it be multiple tickets to this event or bundled offers for any of the other events we convene during the calendar year. Find out more about our upcoming events.
Delegate Testimonials Don’t just take our word for it – here are some of the things past attendees had to say about the quality of the event and what they go out of it.
'Congratulations on a terrific conference. So many interesting attendees and participants.’ Seabury Consulting, VP ‘The presentations were so impressive.’ Japan Airlines, Director Corporate Strategy Department, Corporate Planning Division ‘Cutting-edge gathering with prominent folks, and provided good networking opportunities.’ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Partner ‘It was my first time at a CAPA event and I thought there were thought provoking topics.’ Southwest Airlines, Senior Manager, Business Development ‘I had many really useful meetings at the event. I arrived back to my job refreshed and invigorated!’ ForwardKeys, Divisional Director - Airports
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