Tuesday 7 June 1100 -1215

Sustainable profitability has long proved elusive in the aviation industry, as most operators struggle to cover the cost of capital and grow investment. In this tough environment, individual actors in the air transport value chain strive to optimize their own interests. This session asks whether it is time to replace traditional industry silos with new partnerships, creating opportunities to expand the Industry value proposition and rebalance risk and rewards.


James F. Albaugh - Exec. Vice Pres., The Boeing Company and Pres. & CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Appointed in 2009, Mr. Albaugh is responsible for Boeing’s commercial airplane programs and related services. He is also a member of Boeing’s Executive Council and is Boeing’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest.

Richard Deakin - CEO, National Air Traffic Services
Appointed CEO of the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in 2010, Mr. Deakin has over 20 years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry.

Paul Griffiths - CEO, Dubai Airports
As CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths is responsible for both Dubai International and the recently opened Dubai World Central. He was previously Managing Director of London Gatwick Airport.

Marthinus van Schalkwyk - Minister of Tourism, Republic of South Africa

Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa since May 2009, Minister van Schalkwyk previously held the portfolio of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

James Hogan - CEO, Etihad Airways

CEO of Etihad since 2006, Mr. Hogan’s travel industry career spans 30 years. Previous executive positions include CEO of Gulf Air, Chief Executive of the Tesna consortium and COO of bmi.

Harry Hohmeister - CEO, Swiss International Air Lines

Appointed CEO of Swiss in 2009, Mr. Hohmeister first joined the airline in 2005 as a Member of the Management Board and Head of Network. He began his career with Lufthansa as a management trainee in 1985.


Kevin Dobby - International Aviation Adviser
Mr. Dobby was Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of IATA from 2003 to 2007. In this position he was Secretary to IATA’s Board of Governors and other high level governance groups.