Tan Wangeng

China Southern CEO confirmed as speaker for World Routes 2018

Mr Tan Wangeng, the President & CEO of China Southern Airlines, has now been confirmed to participate in a CEO Keynote Address at World Routes 2018 in Guangzhou. At the conference, he will be discussing the removal of China’s ‘one airline, one route policy’ among other things.

Tan Wangeng has been President of China Southern Airlines since 2009 and Vice Chairman since 2013. He has a background in engineering, and a masters and post-graduate degree in economics. For more than a decade, he has been active in promoting China Southern Airlines on a global scale.

China Southern Airlines is the official carrier for the event as well as the biggest airline in seat capacity in the Asian continent and the world’s sixth largest airline measured by passengers carried. The airline’s main hubs are Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport and as a member of SkyTeam operates more than 2,000 flights to 208 destinations daily.

A number of other speakers have also been confirmed for the upcoming World Routes 2018 conference including Alan McIntyre, Executive Manager Networks of Jetstar Group; Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica; Marc Cavalier, CCO of Fiji Airways; Jay L Lingeswara, Deputy Director of Vietjet Air; and Roy Graff, Managing Director for Dragon Trail Interactive.

Keynote topics will include how to maximise route opportunities in China, opening up global skies, and a deep dive into the long-haul low-cost business model.

“The calibre of the speakers and the variety of interesting and relevant topics is what makes World Routes the biggest conference and ultimate networking event for airlines, airports, tourism officials and suppliers. It will be a great opportunity for those who are visiting Guangzhou to learn more about emerging markets and how to navigate new challenges in the aviation arena.” Steven Small

As of 9 July 2018, World Routes has now opened up scheduling for the event too. Airports and tourist boards can now request face-to-face meetings with airlines by going to the website. Meetings are allocated on a first come, first served basis and can now be booked via the World Routes website.

To access the meetings request site, please click here.

About World Routes:

The 2018 World Route Development Forum is set to take place from 15-18 September 2018 and will gather over 3,000 top-ranking delegates from 300 airlines, 700 airports. Senior officials from over 100 airlines have already confirmed their attendance to this year’s event.

World Routes 2018 serves as the ultimate network planning event for airlines, airports, tourism officials and suppliers. The three-day gathering will grant an unprecedented opportunity for senior decision makers to meet face-to-face and to discuss the future of air services while being able to meet with airport and tourism authorities, develop and plan network strategy and explore new route opportunities.

Find out more about World Routes 2018 here.

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