Looking back… 2019 was a packed year of insights from a record CAPA event programme

12 December, 2019

Behind the scenes it may have been a year of transition for CAPA - Centre for Aviation as it was integrated into the Aviation Week Network alongside fellow respected brands such as Aviation Week, Air Transport World and Routes and its consultancy ASM, following its purchase by Informa.

But, on the outside it was business as usual as a calendar of global events highlighted the key talking points of the year - and their were plenty of both events and talking points as CAPA entered new markets, geographically and in terms of content.

Starting with the hugely successful inaugural CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit in Doha at the beginning of February and ending earlier this month with the CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit in Malta, it has been a busy year of events for the CAPA team.

There has been so much to talk about. From delivering a declaration for industry change and highlighting how technology is changing the industry to ensuring subjects such as market accessibility, the environment, sustainability and diversity remain at the top of the agenda, the CAPA team have shown a commitment to not just delivering engaging content, but generating discussions that would lead to industry change.

There has also been the exciting launch of the Corporate Travel Community (CTC), which has already become firmly established as Asia's fastest growing travel manager grouping. It held held its inaugural China Gathering in Oct-2019 at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on The Bund and inaugural Asia Gathering in Nov-2019 at the prestigious Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island. Both events delivered a 70% buyer-to-supplier ratio.

You can catch up on the key discussion points from each of the CAPA events, watch exclusive industry executive interviews and view presentations and photographs, below:

CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit - Doha, Qatar

CAPA India Aviation & Airport Summit - Delhi, India

CAPA Global LCC Summit - Singapore, Singapore

CAPA Queensland Summit - Brisbane, Australia

CAPA Americas Aviation Summit - Denver, USA

CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CAPA Airline Leader Summit: Making Money 2019 - Dublin, Republic of Ireland

CAPA Melbourne Summit - Melbourne, Australia

CAPA Airline CEOs in Seoul & Gala Dinner - Seoul, South Korea

CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit - Cebu, Philippines

CAPA Perth Summit - Perth, Australia

CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit - Sydney, Australia

CAPA Canada Aviation Summit - Winnipeg, Canada

CAPA Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit - Curacao, Curacao

CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit - Hamburg, Germany

CAPA New Zealand Summit - Auckland, New Zealand

CAPA Asia Aviation Summit - Singapore, Singapore

CTC-CAPA Corporate Travel Gathering - Australia - Sydney, Australia

CAPA-Aviation Week Network Airline Operations Leaders' Summit & Awards Gala Dinner - Seville, Spain

CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit - Malta, Malta

But, what's in store for 2020? Next week we will detail CAPA's event calendar for the 12 months ahead. Be ready to save those dates as developments in the industry suggest that 2020 could be another notable year in the evolution of the airline and travel sectors as the flight shaming movement gains momentum, human diversity becomes vital, technology advances and sustainability tops boardroom agendas. You don't want to miss out!