The next challenges for the airline industry

15/5/2014 9.00 LUISS Business School – Viale Pola 12, Roma - Aula Magna Mario Arcelli

The Next Challenges For The Airline Industry: How To Face The Economic Crisis With A Focus On Passenger Rights’ Protection


8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee


9.30 a.m. – 9.45 a.m.   Opening of the Conference

Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean LUISS School of Business and Management


9.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. Panel I – Airline industry crisis, the role of regulators

Moderator: Mr. Gianni Dragoni, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore, Rome

Mr. Giacomo Aiello, Chief of Cabinet, Italian Ministry of Transport, Rome

Mr. Alessio Quaranta, General Director, Italian Civil Aviation Authority,  Rome

Mr. Andrea Pezzoli, Chief Economist, Antitrust Authority, Rome

Regulators will discuss openly about their respective role and the challenges in the era of air industry crisis


11.15 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.  Panel II – Prospected revision of regulation 261/2004

Moderator: Prof. Mia Wouters, University of Ghent and LVP Law, Brussels

Ms. Noura Rouissi, European Commission, DG MOVE, Passengers’ Rights Unit, Brussels

Mr. Nikolai Ehlers, Partner, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partners, Munich

Ms. Sorana Pop, Vice president Team Aviation Solution, Bucharest

Mr. Sergio Papagni, Head of Legal, Alitalia, Rome

Mr. Andrew Winterton, Head of Legal & Compliance, EasyJet Airlines, London

Mr. Marcos Alvarez, General Counsel, Vueling, Barcelona

Ms. Elizabeth Freidenberg, Partner, Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic, Buenos Aires

How to reach a fair balance between protection of passenger rights and industry realities


01.00 p.m. – 02.15 p.m.  Light lunch


02.15 p.m. – 03.30 p.m.  Panel III – Consequences of airline insolvency and remedies

Moderator: Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director, IIASL, University of Leiden, Leiden

Mr. David Kendrick, Head, Airline Licensing & Consumer Issues, UK Civil Aviation Authority, London

Ms. Mildred Trögeler, Manager Technical & Regulatory Affairs, Association  of European Airlines, Brussels

Mr. Mark Bisset, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP, London

Prof. Laura Pierallini, LUISS University and Studio Pierallini, Rome

Mr. Werner Eyskens, Partner, AllenOvery, Brussels

A focus on issues involving: aircraft repossession, recovery of credits and granting of temporary air carrier licenses


03.30 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. Operators’ roundtable

Moderator: Prof. Laura Pierallini, LUISS University and Studio Pierallini, Rome

Mr. Fathi Atti, Head of Government and Aeropolitical Affairs, Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates

Mr. Umberto Solimeno, President IBAR, Country Manager Italy Air   Canada, Rome

Mr. Carmine Bassetti, CEO, Valerio Catullo Airport, Verona

Mr. Roberto Scaramella, CEO, Meridiana Fly, Olbia

Mr. Franco Pecci, President and CEO, Blue Panorama, Rome

Mr. Michael Kraus, President and CEO, Air Dolomiti, Verona

Mr. Fulvio Cavalleri, Vice President, Assaeroporti, Rome

Mr. Federico Bonaudi, Manager – Facilitation, Regional Airports & Parliament Affairs, ACI Europe, Brussels

The Conference closes by roundtable discussions on the conference’s topics among representatives of the operators


05.00 p.m. Closing address

Prof. Vito Riggio, President, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome

The event is free, fill out the registration form

The full-day conference releases 8 credits.
L’intera giornata rilascerà 8 crediti formativi.

Ms. Rosita Romano,