Programme

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  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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    07:45  -  08:30
    Registration and welcome coffee
    Sponsored by Airlines for America
    08:30  -  09:00
    Welcome from ATAG
    09:00  -  09:20
    Setting the scene: achievements, developments and challenges
    09:20  -  10:45
    Session 1: Driving sustainable growth in aviation
    Hear how interaction between the aviation, travel, trade and tourism sectors can support the global push towards sustainability in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as discussing the associated challenges. With a special focus on aviation's contribution to sustainable tourism in 2017 during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this panel will explore aviation's role in driving sustainable development throughout the world.
    10:45  -  11:15
    Networking break
    Sponsored by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
    11:15  -  13:00
    Session 2: Taking alternative energy to new heights
    Now that many of the technical hurdles facing aviation in its move towards sustainable alternative fuels have been overcome, commercialisation and scaling up of supply is the next step. Learn about current demand trends and expectations, hear from those supplying / preparing to produce or supply sustainable aviation fuel. What challenges must be overcome and what will the future look like?
    12:35  -  12:45
    Presentation: Inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals
    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch
    14:00  -  15:30
    Workshop A: Community issues (noise, local air quality, community engagement)
    Noise concerns around airports, their impact and solutions. The various sources of local emissions and good practices aimed at controlling these. Community engagement: how can airports and ANSPs involve community stakeholders as partners in addressing environmental issues?
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    14:00  -  15:30
    Workshop B: Aviation's role in tackling illegal trafficking
    How aviation stakeholders can assist enforcement authorities in combating the illegal wildlife trade and human trafficking.
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    14:00  -  17:30
    Workshop C: Government and industry partnerships for sustainable development (for government reps)
    This workshop, jointly run by ICAO, several United Nations agencies and ATAG, is aimed at encouraging dialogue and action between aviation industry and government representatives, to ensure decision-makers understand the importance of air transport as a priority for sustainable development and investment. Sustainable aviation development is a driver for economic development, trade and tourism. For countries in special situations, such as least-developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states, aviation represents an essential lifeline to connect to the world. A poorly funded aviation industry that does not comply with ICAO standards and which does not meet international requirements adopted by ICAO, has been proven to raise risks and barriers for the socio-economic development of a State. A focus on the prioritisation and financing of the development of air transport systems in these States has the potential to unlock the benefits that sustainable aviation generates. The Aviation Partnerships for Sustainable Development project, being led by ICAO, will support States in achieving related commitments undertaken through the 2030 Agenda, the Istanbul Programme of Action, the Vienna Programme of Action, and the Samoa Pathway.
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    15:30  -  16:00
    Networking break
    16:00  -  17:30
    Workshop D: Aircraft lifecycle and end-of-life
    A large proportion of the global fleet will reach end-of-life in the next 20 years. To prepare for this transition, it is essential to manage the aircraft decommissioning process in a sustainable and safe manner, maximising the re-use of components and recycling valuable materials. In this session, hear how these processes are managed and how manufacturers are increasingly making aircraft “designed for recycling”.
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    16:00  -  17:30
    Workshop E: Innovative solutions to address climate change
    Innovative case study presentations from across the industry that deliver environmental benefits.
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    Evening reception
    Sponsored by IATA, hosted at Genève Aéroport
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  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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    07:45  -  08:30
    Welcome coffee
    08:30  -  08:50
    Opening session day 2
    08:50  -  10:30
    Session 3: Meeting the 2050 goal to reduce net aviation CO2 emissions through technology
    With the industry’s medium-term goal of carbon-neutral growth well on course through the adoption of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), focus is shifting towards the industry’s long-term emissions reduction goal of halving net CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels. Hear how the industry is working together and alongside partners in government and academia to develop disruptive new technology aimed at drastically reducing aviation’s environmental impact.
    10:30  -  11:00
    Networking break
    Sponsored by Airports Council International
    11:00  -  11:10
    Presentation: The need for global standards
    11:10  -  12:25
    Session 4: The big picture and future challenges
    Aviation is facing a number of long-term challenges that could threaten its future if left unaddressed. Hear the views of global industry leaders on what those challenges are and how we can approach the issues of capacity, workforce retention, ATM modernisation and the increasing slide towards protectionism.
    12:25  -  13:00
    Reflections
    With the Directors General of ACI, CANSO, IATA, IBAC and ICCAIA
    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch and end of Summit
    14:00  -  16:30
    Optional seminar: Countdown to CORSIA - is your airline ready?
    While the main political agreement on introducing the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) was reached at ICAO in 2016, there is a strong need for capacity building in the years leading up to the scheme coming into effect after 2020. This seminar will provide an overview of the latest developments on CORSIA and the role of operators and administering authorities in the running of the scheme. Hear from experts involved in the ICAO process on the next steps and what to expect in the coming years. There will also be the opportunity to engage with representatives from the carbon markets and learn how industry can interact with them under CORSIA.
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