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Strategies for Immediate Survival and Eventual Prosperity

- What are appropriate airline, airport, ANS and manufacturer strategies in responding to the identified challenges?
- Should we pursue sectoral or geographic approaches to environmental protection?
- The work of the UNFCC and GIACC
- What does the future hold?
- Does liberalization of air transport services enhance or jeopardize industry economic health?
- What are the rights of the passenger against excessive taxation?
- Can we design a security system and culture that is both effective and efficient?

Chair: Peter Harbison - Chairman, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA)

Panellists:
Jim Marriott
- ICAO
Yaw Nyampong - McGill University
Kenneth Quinn - Flight Safety Foundation
Alejandro Piera - United Arab Emirates Delegation on the ICAO Council
Dr. Charles Schlumberger - The World Bank
Narjess Teyssier - ICAO

Peter Harbison

Peter Harbison is Executive Chairman of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). He established the Centre in 1990; today it produces the leading range of executive analysis, newsletters and information reports, covering the global aviation industry.

He is also Chairman of CAPA AeroPark, an affiliate of CAPA and of CAPA India, the company’s consulting arm for the sub-continent. CAPA AeroPark, which opens in 1Q2011, is to be a major, comprehensive global aviation training and education campus, based in Bangalore, India.

Peter is an aviation consultant and commentator on industry issues. His career in aviation comprises more than 40 years, in government and in industry, including two years with the Australian mission to the International Civil Aviation Organisation and 10 years at a senior level in the International Air Transport Association, IATA.

Over the past 20 years, he has conducted more than 200 consultancy projects either as project manager or senior advisor, from the Middle East, India, China and most parts of Asia to the South Pacific. He has authored and/or edited numerous reports on the aviation industry, including, most recently a comprehensive 300-page report on the global low cost airline industry. A new CAPA report on Aviation Training is currently in production.

Peter he was until recently President of the Australian Aviation Council, was formerly Chairman of IATA’s World Aviation Regulation Monitoring Group, President of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and a former IATA Travel Agency Commissioner. He is a board member of the Foundation on Antivirals (FAV).
He holds LLB (Melbourne), LLB (London), LLM (McGill).

Jim Marriott

Jim Marriott is Chief, Aviation Security Branch, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based in Montreal. In this capacity, he leads ICAO’s aviation security and facilitation policy and standards development, the Universal Security Audit Programme, international capacity building and the Machine Readable Travel Documents programme.

During 25 years with Transport Canada, Jim occupied a variety of positions with increasing responsibility and complexity in the transportation security field. He played a major role in developing Canada’s aviation, marine and surface transportation security programs since the immediate aftermath of the 1985 Air India bombing until his recent departure from Transport Canada.

At the senior executive level, Jim has extensive experience in international relations, policy and regulations development, oversight, critical incident management and organization development.

Jim’s knowledge and experience cover a broad range of transportation security issues. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of aviation security. Jim has been Canada’s member on the ICAO Aviation Security Panel since 1989 and has participated widely in international transportation security initiatives.

Jim graduated with a Master of Arts from the Carleton University School of Public Administration (Ottawa, Canada) in 1985. In his spare time, he is a professional ski instructor and avid cyclist.

Yaw Nyampong

Mr. Yaw Otu Mankata Nyampong holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Air and Space Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2005), a Qualifying Certificate in Professional Law from the Ghana School of Law (2000), and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon (1998). He is a member in good standing of the Ghana Bar Association.

Following his call to the bar in Ghana in October 2000, Mr. Nyampong practiced law with the Ghanaian law firm G. A. Sarpong and Co. for three years, first as a pupil (student-at-law) and later as an associate. As part of his schedule of responsibilities, Mr. Nyampong worked as external counsel for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, as a result of which he became very interested in aviation law. It was in pursuit of this new found interest in air law that Mr. Nyampong sought and gained admission to the Master of Laws (LL.M) program at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University in September 2003. He graduated from this program in 2005 and his LL.M thesis on the environmental regulation of aircraft engine emissions from international civil aviation was named to the coveted Dean’s Honour List that year.

In 2006, Mr. Nyampong was admitted to the doctoral program at the Institute of Air and Space Law where he is currently conducting research and writing his doctoral thesis on aviation war risk insurance under the supervision of Professor Paul Stephen Dempsey. During the time that he has been with the Institute of Air and Space Law, Mr. Nyampong has, on several occasions worked, as a research and teaching assistant under the supervision of Professors Paul Dempsey and Ram Jakhu. In April 2007, Mr. Nyampong was appointed as the editor of the Annals of Air and Space Law, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually by the Institute and Center for Research of Air and Space Law.

Kenneth Quinn

Mr. Quinn is co-leader of Pillsbury's top-ranked aviation practice. For the fourth year in a row, the Chambers USA 2010 Guide again singled out Mr. Quinn for praise and ranked Pillsbury's aviation practice as "National, Tier 1." He represents airlines, aerospace companies, airports, security companies, on-line travel companies, global distribution systems, banks, private equity and hedge funds, and aircraft lenders/lessors in a variety of regulatory, litigation, acquisition, antitrust, enforcement, legislative, product liability, and criminal matters.

Mr. Quinn is General Counsel of the Flight Safety Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of The Air & Space Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Editor of Annals of the Air and Space Law of McGill University. He is a Director of the International Aviation Law Institute of DePaul University and Director of the International Aviation Club. He formerly served as FAA Chief Counsel and counselor to the Secretary of Transportation during the first Bush administration.

He received his B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor with honors from DePaul University College of Law where he served as Editor, DePaul Law Review. Mr. Quinn serves on the Parish Pastoral Council at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., and serves as Chairman of its Stewardship and Development Committee. Mr. Quinn lives with his wife and five children in McLean, Virginia.

Alejandro Piera

Alejandro Piera serves as Permanent Advisor to the UAE Delegation on the Council of ICAO where he advises on policy and regulatory issues, including aviation and climate change. Prior to joining the UAE Delegation, Alejandro served as Senior Legal Counsel of IATA. In addition to representing IATA at ICAO’s Legal Committee and, Alejandro was also part of the legal team that that participated in ICAO’s Diplomatic Conference on the Modernization of the Rome Convention. Previously, Alejandro was in private practice for a number of years. He has written a number of articles and often speaks at international conferences. He is a graduate of McGill’s Institute of Air & Space Law and the National University of Asuncion.

Charles E. Schlumberger

Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger, a Swiss national, is the Principal Air Transport Specialist of the World Bank in Washington DC. In this function he is responsible for the Bank’s policy and development priorities in the field of air transportation. He supervises or participates directly in several air transport projects globally, which range from air transport infrastructure financing, air carrier restructuring and/or privatization, air transport safety and security projects, and air transport policy advice to governments. Prior to his appointment to the World Bank in 1998, Dr. Schlumberger has held the position of Vice-President at Union Bank of Switzerland, responsible for international credit restructuring. Prior to his activities in financial institutions, he was the CEO of a Logistics and Transport Group in France, and worked as a lawyer on aviation related matters in Switzerland. Dr. Schlumberger graduated in 1986 with a Law Degree from Basel Law School, focusing on Aviation Law and Bankruptcy Procedures. He further holds an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, and received a degree of Doctor of Civil Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is also an active FAA and EASA licensed pilot and certified flight instructor, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Narjess Teyssier

Narjess Teyssier is Chief Economic Analysis and Policy for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, located in Montréal.

In this role she is responsible for the ICAO Statistics Programme, the forecasting activities and the economic studies of ICAO, enabling the monitoring of the Strategic Objectives of the Organization. Her current portfolio also covers the development of policies on major regulatory issues linked to liberalization of international air transport and to the economics of airports and air navigation services.

Prior to this appointment, Mrs Teyssier has held a variety of marketing, sales and market research positions in the air transport industry, notably in a regional air carrier and in Airbus where she worked for over seven years.

She holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a French school, Ecole Nationale de l´Aviation Civile (Toulouse), as well as a Research Masters degree in transport Economics from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech and a Masters degree in air transport management from the business school ESC (Toulouse).