The largest ever meeting of senior management from Chinese and European airlines and airports will take place in June this year, created by the Institute for Aviation Research (IAR), hosted by CAAC News, with support from MIDAS Aviation.

The Summit represents a one-off opportunity for anyone interested in the development of aviation services to meet and discuss the key issues surrounding the growth of aviation between China and Europe.

The largest aviation media group in China and the only official aviation publication of the CAAC which is distributed to all airlines, airports and aviation suppliers in China at senior management level.

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a UK based independent & non-profit think tank dedicated to the aviation research with a particular focus on China.

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a leading European based aviation consultancy specialising in data analysis, interpretation and subsequent business development strategies for clients around the globe. More details on MIDAS can be found at

European Media Partner
Exclusive Visual Partner

Avinor manages and operates 45 airports in Norway which handle 30 million domestic passengers and 20 million international passengers annually.

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Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.

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OAG is the leading global provider of digital flight information.

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Shannon Airport, located on the far west of Europe, has a unique geographical advantage as a transatlantic gateway.

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Air service development between China and Europe provides enormous opportunities for all stakeholders. Air services between China and Europe will double in the next decade as new city pairs gain non-stop operations and frequencies are added on existing city pairs.

The objective of the summit is to provide an opportunity for airline and airport decision-makers at the highest level to meet, to learn more about the scale and depth of the opportunities, and to explore how working in partnership will unlock the market potential.

“Winning through Co-operation” will be an intense and stimulating one-day summit. There will be four main sessions surrounding the following three areas led by skilled moderators to ensure everyone learns something new and goes away with fresh insights into this market.

A Leaders Forum

Senior executives from major Chinese and European airlines and airports will openly discuss key issues such as barriers to development, the need for partnerships and new ways of working.

The regulatory perspective

Experts will provide answers to major questions such as what impact BREXIT will have, what investment opportunities exist today and tomorrow, and how is China’s aviation policy evolving and what does that mean for European air services.

Success through innovation

The session consists of business model innovation such as low-cost long haul, and emerging hubs connecting China and Europe, as well as a deep dive into key consumer themes for aviation development, such as consumer behavior, travel distribution and social media engagement strategies.

Monday 26 June 2017 Beijing
Conference registration & Refreshments
08:30 - 08:40
Chairman’s opening remarks/Welcome address
08.40 - 09:00
Keynote opening address
09:00 – 10:20
Session One: Connecting China and Europe
10:20 - 10:50
10:50 – 12:30
Session Two: Joint ventures in the China-Europe market
12:30– 13:50
13:50 – 14:30
Keynote address
14:30 – 16:00
Session Three: Addressing policy & investment issues
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 18:30
Session Four: Success through innovation
Chairman’s closing remarks
Gala Dinner
End of conference
Tuesday 27 June 2017 Beijing
Round table session with HNA Group Airlines
Visit the new airport development arranged by Capital Airport Holding
Wednesday 28 June 2017 Hangzhou
Visit Alibaba’s HQ in Hangzhou to gain the insights about China travel market
Please register your interest for the event to be sent more
details about these visits.

An exclusive event targeted at key industry decision makers, availability is extremely limited with a self-imposed capacity limit to ensure the highest level of quality content and discussion. Conference is by invitation only. Places are limited to the first 150 registered delegates and early registration is strongly recommended.

The summit is by invitation only as numbers are limited.  Please submit your details below to register your interest and we will be in touch to let you know if we can offer you a place.

Delegates from overseas are reminded that they must have obtained the necessary visa to travel from the Chinese Authorities. If any assistance is required on this matter then please contact Ms FU Qi at

Delegate Rates

Through the generous support of CAAC News and our sponsors the registration fee is £595 (plus booking fee) per delegate and includes full participation at the Summit and access to the Gala Dinner on the Monday evening.

All travel and accommodation should be booked by the delegates themselves. Special room rates for Sunday 25th June and Monday 26th June have been negotiated with the Hilton Hotel and reservations can be made by clicking the button below to secure the special rate.
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Please note that the special room rate will be available until June 15th 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The delegate is advised to reserve a room as soon as possible.
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The Summit will bring together key decision makers of airlines and airports in both China and Europe. Over 100 senior executives from Chinese airlines and airports will be in attendance.