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Third Aviation International Law Conference, Rome

  • Laura Pierallini
Thursday 16 June 2016

LUISS University and Studio Pierallini are organising a conference on The dynamism of the aviation industry: The need of innovative policies and rules on 16 June 2016. The conference is co-organised with the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University and the European Aviation Club. The participation is free, but if you wish to attend you have to register yourself (mandatory) - see link in the right column.

LUISS Guido Carli University
Viale Pola 12, Rome
Aula Magna Mario Arcelli


Thursday 16 June 2016

9.00 – 9.30         Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 – 9.45         Opening of the Conference
Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, Rome.

9.45 – 10.45      Panel I – what is the role of aviation in Italy in comparison to the other European countries
Moderator: Prof. Laura Pierallini, LUISS Guido Carli University and Studio Pierallini, Rome.
Mr. Carlos Bermejo Acosta, Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels.
Mr. Alessio Quaranta, General Director, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome.
Mr. Alessandro Noce, Director, Foodstuffs & Transport Directorate, Italian Antitrust Authority, Rome.

10.45 – 12.00    Panel II - free or fair competition in a global aviation market?
Moderator: Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director, IIASL, University of Leiden.
Prof. Regula Dettling-Ott, Vice President EU-Affairs, Lufthansa Group, Brussels.
Ms. Julie Oettinger, Managing Director, Legal and Regulatory, Delta Air Lines.
Mr. Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Beirut.
Mr. Fathi Atti, Head of Government and Aeropolitical Affairs, Qatar Airways, Doha.
Mr. Adrian Gane, Head of Industry Affairs, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Guillaume Hecketweiler, General Counsel, Air France – KLM, Paris.

Does the global aviation market require a competition regime and if so how to achieve it? This topic query will be addressed by airlines’ representatives and experts in an open debate.

12.00 – 13.30    Panel III - the versatile relationship between airlines, airports and handlers: how to proceed from here in the value chain?
Moderator: Mr. John Balfour, Consultant, Clyde & Co LLP, London.
Ms. Noura Roussi, European Commission, DG MOVE, Brussels.
Mr. Giovanni Bisignani, Board Member, Alitalia, Rome.
Mr. Giuseppe Mazzeo, President, Assaereo, Rome.
Mr. Giulio De Metrio, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy CEO, SEA Airport, Milan.
Mr. Ivan Bassato, Director Airport Management, AdR - Aeroporti di Roma, Rome.
Dr. Peter Urwantschky, Partner, Urwantschky Dangel Borst, Neu-Ulm.
Mr. Sergi Giménez, Partner, Fornesa Abogados, Barcelona.

The panellists will discuss airport charges, state aid and the application of European rules in light of the increasing complexity of the relationship among the top players of the air transport industry.

13.30 – 14.45     Light lunch

14.45 – 16.00    Panel IV - rules, interests and practices in relation to consumers’ protection: an update
Moderator: Prof. Anna Konert, Director, Institute of Air and Space Law, Lazarski University, Warsaw.
Ms. Monique De Smet, Regional Director, IATA, Brussels.  
Ms. Cinzia Mariani, Head of Passengers Rights and Airports Service Quality, ENAC, Rome.
Prof. Vincent Correia, University of Poitiers, Paris
Mr. Morten L. Jakobsen, Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel, Copenhagen.
Mr. Ulrich Steppler, Partner, Arnecke Sibeth Frankfurt.
Ms. Elizabeth Freidenberg, Name Partner, Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic Abogados, Buenos Aires.

Experts will focus on the recent trends and on the status of the revision of EU Regulation 261/2004.

16.00 – 17.00    Panel V - drones: how to make the evolving technology consistent with the regulatory framework?
Moderator: Prof. Mia Wouters, LVP Law and University of Ghent, Brussels.
Mr. David Kendrick, Head of Airline Licensing & Consumer Issues, UK Civil Aviation Authority, London.
Mr. Alan Meneghetti, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, London.
Ms. Catherine Erkelens, Partner, Bird & Bird, Brussels.
Ms. Serap Zuvin, Name Partner, Serap Zuvin Law Offices, Istanbul.
Dr. Piotr Kasprzyk, Advisor for air navigation standards, Polish Air Navigation Agency, Warsaw.

The panellists will update about the evolution of regulation on drones and the open issues raised by the new technologies.

17.00 – 17.30     closing remarks

18.00                  IAWA reception

Key Note:    Ms. Giovanna Laschena, Deputy Director, Economic and Airport’s Oversight, ENAC, Rome.

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