El Foro de ALTA está diseñado para estimular un diálogo internacional de alto nivel que se traduzca en acciones tangibles para lograr una aviación más segura, eficiente y sostenible.
La conferencia ofrece el escenario para que los directores ejecutivos de aerolíneas, aeropuertos y proveedores, representantes gubernamentales, medios de comunicación y oradores de alto nivel se reúnan y discutan cómo abordar los desafíos actuales de la industria y cómo prepararse para el futuro del transporte aéreo.
El ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders se llevará a cabo el 22 al 24 de octubre del 2023 en Cancún, México.
ALTA’s Forum is designed to stimulate a top-level international dialogue that translates into tangible actions to achieve a safer, more efficient and sustainable aviation.
The conference offers the scenario for airline, airport and suppliers CEOs, government representatives, media and high-level speakers to meet and discuss how to address current industry challenges and how to prepare for the future of air transport.
The ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders will take place on October 22-24, 2022 in Cancun, Mexico.
“El ALTA Airline Leaders Forum fue una reunión impactante, una de las primeras desde el cierre global, con beneficios creados a partir de sesiones relevantes y el intercambio de información, y también reconectando con socios de la industria en persona.”
“ALTA continúa creciendo y representando a la región con información y conocimiento compartido. Es el organismo de aviación más importante de todas las Américas.”
“Excelente foro, gran nivel de asistencia, temas de discusión relevantes y mucho tiempo para relacionarse con los principales responsables de la toma de decisiones.”
“Una conferencia bien adaptada con un amplio contenido que brinda a los asistentes una buena visión general del estado de la aviación en América Latina combinada con la oportunidad de reunirse y establecer contactos con el liderazgo senior apropiado en la región que puede hacer las cosas.”
“Excelente organización y temas de discusión bien elegidos, cubriendo asuntos cruciales para el desarrollo de la industria aérea.”
Minister of Tourism Ecuador
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Cancún está situado en el Mar Caribe, que ofrece aguas cristalinas de color turquesa y playas de arena blanca que hacen que las imágenes de la isla sean tan maravillosamente atractivas. Su longitud de 14 millas incluye un área total de aproximadamente 764 millas cuadradas, y justo en la costa se encuentra una gran parte del Sistema de Barrera de Coral Mesoamericano, que es el segundo arrecife de coral más largo del planeta.
Esto convierte a Cancún en una excelente base para excursiones de buceo, con numerosos puntos de buceo, incluido el museo submarino MUSA, que alberga más de 470 estatuas submarinas.
Cancun is situated on the Caribbean Sea, which offers clear, turquoise water and the white, sandy beaches that make images of the island so wonderfully enticing. Its 14-mile length includes a total area of about 764 square miles, and just offshore is a vast portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which is the second-longest coral reef on the planet.
This makes Cancun an excellent base for diving excursions, with numerous scuba hotspots including the MUSA underwater museum, which is home to more than 470 underwater statues.
With more than 20 years of experience in different industries such as aviation, technology, retail, logistics, proptech, and financial services, and more than 10 years in executive positions where he has led commercial and operational strategies, Diogo Elias joins Avianca Cargo in 2023 and serves as Senior Vice President.
Prior to joining Avianca Cargo, Diogo worked at LATAM Airlines as Director of Sales and Marketing in São Paulo, and as Managing Director at LATAM Cargo in the same city.
In addition to this experience, Diogo has worked in different companies such as Loft, Natura, Itaú, and Microsoft, among others; and holds an MBA with emphasis in Strategy and General Management from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Business, with emphasis in Operational Management and Statistical Modeling from the University of São Paulo.
Fernanda Burle, founding partner of MJ Alves Burle e Viana Advogados (MJAB), is a reference in the government relations field. She built a solid career as a corporate and international trade lawyer in the city of Recife, Brazil. Fernanda developed her skills and consolidated her practice in advocacy with work and educational experiences in Geneva, Santiago de Chile, Washington D.C., Lisbon and Brasilia. She is currently a Counselor of CESA’s Advisory Board (Brazilian Law Firm Think Tank), a member of the Council for Sustainable Economic and Social Development (Conselhão) of the Brazilian Presidency, and one of the founders of Sustainable Humanitarian Empowerment (SHE). In the past years, Fernanda has been recognized by international rankings such as The Legal 500, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
Post-graduated in Business Law and MBA in Government Relations, Fernanda has a Master of Laws in International Relations from Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI) – Université de Genève, specialization in Lobbying and Government Relations from School of Public Affairs – American University, and in Government Relations from Insper, College of Europe and George Washington University. In addition, she holds a certificate in Public Policy Analysis from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Mr. Pereira is Director of ANAC (Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency), also occupying the position of Acting President-Director. For two years, was the Head of Department of Airport Economic Regulation of ANAC, which is responsible for conducting the federal airport concession bidding processes, and for overseeing these concession agreements. Before, also at ANAC, he occupied other senior positions, as the Head of Department of Institutional Planning and Director-President’s Advisor. Mr. Pereira also worked for the Central Bank of Brazil and the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management. He is a career civil servant as a Governmental Executive, of Ministry of Management and Public Services Innovation, and Professor of Economics at Brazilian Institute of Development, Teaching and Research (IDP). Mr. Pereira is PhD in Economics at Brasília University.
Minister of Tourism Ecuador
He is an entrepreneur, passionate about Ecuador, who stands out for several reasons: with 35 years of age he is the youngest Minister of Tourism in Latin America: it has the support of the country’s tourism sector. On May 24th 2021, he was sworn into office due to his extensive academic training in tourism, as well as an important participation in the industry from the private sector.
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«Vision-driven enthusiastic and serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of TravelX, the first blockchain-based distribution technology that is transforming the way we know Travel. Within the travel business, he founded ASATEJ and Almundo, one of the largest online travel companies in Latam reaching almost $ 500 million in GMV. He recently sold the company to CVC Corporation for $ 75 USD Millions. He also founded two hospitality companies and has been the CCO of Argentina’s main airline. Founder and non-executive general partner of Newtopia, an early stage $50M Latam VC.»
Mercedes Martinez Ballesty is Director – Latin America, for Delta Air Lines. Based in Santiago, Chile, she joined Delta in April 2022 and is responsible for implementing Delta’s Joint Venture partnership with LATAM Airlines, as well as facilitating the work of Delta’s broader divisional teams and functions within the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Before joining Delta, Martinez Ballesty held several roles within the airline industry, including as Vice President – Alliances at Aerolineas Argentinas. Prior to that, she worked six years at LAN Airlines and then the post-merger LATAM Airlines, where she held various positions in the Alliances, Sales, and Scheduling-Network departments. During the pandemic, Martinez Ballesty joined the team at the e-commerce and online auction company Mercado Libre, leading the Customer Experience Operational Excellence team across the Latin America region. Martinez Ballesty holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Graduated Engineer, with Post-Graduation in Business Administration, Marketing, Branding and Foreign Trade. Saab Air Traffic Services Director and former member of the CANSO ATFM/A-CDM Working Group.
Started professional activity as Air Traffic Controller in 1983 at Rio de Janeiro´s Approach Control Center. Still in the technical area, Flight Operational Dispatcher and Flight Operations Engineer at VARIG.
Joined the industry in 1993, working for the most renowned multinational companies in the sector with more than 35 years of experience in different operational and commercial areas of international air transport.
Carlos Garcia Martin is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Transportation & Services practice, focusing primarily on large-scale cost takeout and operations engagements. With more than 10 years in consulting, he has advised clients across multiple sectors of the aviation community across the U.S., South America, and Asia in commercial aviation, manufacturing and the MRO market. His experience includes leading value creation diagnostics and delivering sustainable operational improvement initiatives for passenger and cargo airlines, designing strategy and processes for airline maintenance organizations, and evaluating fleet and MRO market forecast. In addition, he has also advised top-tier Private Equity firms on aviation focused strategic investments.
Carlos holds an MBA from IESE Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management, where he graduated with honors, and a MSc (Summa Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
“After starting his airline industry career in Engineering, Pablo also held multiple managerial positions in Technical Operations before moving to Projects related to operations, fleet and systems. He then transitioned into more administrative roles like MRO Director before moving to the cargo industry. He currently leads DHL Aero Expreso, a cargo airline based out of Panama. This business unit operates under DHL Express within the Aviation division, serving stations in Latin America and the Caribbean connecting the region thru the Miami hub.
Pablo holds a Masters in Applied Economics & Business Administration in addition to his main educational degree of Masters in Aerospace Engineering.”
Seth Cassel is the Co-Founder and Co-President of EveryMundo, the global leader in Fare Marketing technology for airlines. In November 2021, EveryMundo was acquired by PROS (NYSE:PRO), the global leader in Offer Optimization technology for airlines; Seth is now Chief Revenue Officer of the PROS Travel Division.
Seth holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Mathematics from Harvard University. Before PROS and EveryMundo, Seth built two companies: a start-up consultancy and a music management company. Previously, he worked at Sony Music and Citigroup. Seth regularly speaks at industry conferences, including airline technology events by Terrapinn, Airline Information, and IATA. He is an Endeavor Entrepreneur.
Seth is a board member of Lotus House women and children’s homeless shelter and a founding member of the Miami chapter of FWD.us. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife Amanda and two children.
Diana has a Tourism Business Administration bachelor’s degree from the Panamericana de Hoteleria University and has a Tecnologico de Monterrey’s Diploma in Planning, Administration, Evaluation, and Project Control. She has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
On September 2018, Diana became the first woman to hold the position of General Director for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean at LATAM Airlines Group. From February 2022, Olivares was appointed as President of the Nacional Chamber of Air Transports (CANAERO) becoming the first woman to occupy this position in more than 50 years of history of the institution.
In addition, she has been recognized as one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes and Expansion magazines and General Manager of the year by Mujer Ejecutiva magazine. Diana has given conferences on women’s empowerment and gender equity on various platforms and institutions, such as the CEO Women Summit, for the Chamber of the Pacific, the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Global Business Travel Association, among others.
Mr. Roberto Alvo is LATAM’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), a position he holds since March 31, 2020, prior to which he worked as LATAM’s Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”), since May 2017, and was responsible of the Group’s passenger and cargo revenue management, with all the commercial units reporting to him.
Previously, he was Vice president of International and Alliances at LATAM Airlines since 2015, and Vice president of Strategic Planning and Development since 2008. Mr Alvo joined LAN Airlines in November 2001, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of LAN Argentina, as Manager of Development and Financial Planning at LAN Airlines, and as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of LAN Airlines.
Before 2001, Mr. Alvo held various positions at Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A., a leading Chilean nonmetallic mining company. He is a civil engineer, and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Rafael Echevarne is the Director General of Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACILAC). Previously he was CEO of Montego Bay Airport, Jamaica, and held positions in international organizations and airport companies in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, specialising in airport economic regulation, privatisation and infrastructure and business development.
Rafael holds a PhD in Air Transport Economics from Cranfield University, UK.
Pilar Elvira Wolfsteller, Americas Air Transport Editor for FlightGlobal, is an FAA-certified flight instructor (CFI), and she holds several other FAA and EASA pilot certificates and ratings. She joined FlightGlobal in 2019, and is currently based in Las Vegas, USA. She covers airlines across the hemisphere, but her interests also include future-oriented sustainable aviation technology, advanced air mobility projects and pilot training topics. Pilar began her international journalism career at the global news agencies Bloomberg and Reuters, and has reported from more than 50 countries. She has also worked for Acubed, Airbus’ Silicon Valley innovation center, as well as several high-tech companies. Pilar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Mr. Neuhauser joined Avianca in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and most recently served as President, with direct reports including the Chief Operating Officer, the Legal Vice Presidency and General Counsel, the VP of Purchasing and the Architecture Department.
During Mr. Neuhauser’ s tenure, he has also overseen the Company’s corporate restructuring process. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector with a focus on investment banking as well as extensive experience working with transportation companies, including airlines, railroad, and trucking companies.
Prior to joining Avianca, Mr. Neuhauser was Managing Director at Credit Suisse covering airlines throughout the Americas. Previously, he held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America as well as Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for M&A and capital markets transactions in Chile and the Andean Region. Mr. Neuhauser holds an Economics Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica.