China Air transportation Policy and Regional Economic Development Conference

September 18th, 2017


Within the context of globalization, the air transport industry plays an increasingly significant role in economic transformation and development. According to the latest annual report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 2016 3.78 billion passengers and 52.7 million tons of freight were transported across the world by air, accounting for one third of global transportation. The aviation industry also provided 63 million jobs, and contributed $2.7 trillion USD to the global economy.

As the air transport industry continues to prosper, China is attracting tremendous attention from all over the world. Since the second half of 2016, the Chinese government has carried out a series of favorable policies at the industry. Presently, the urban and airport clusters driven by air traffic are taking initial shape.The high-end manufacturing, the high-end service and low cost aviation industries are facing new development opportunities as well. Aligned with urban development, aviation industry will also serve to be a positive driving force for future economic transformation.

However, the Chinese aviation industry is also confronted with many challenges such as the rapidly growing high-speed train network, competition from global airline companies, and the issue of coordination between the airport economy and regional economies. In this context, the decision makers and practitioners need to consider how the aviation policies, innovation strategies and operational practices shall be connected more effectively to support the aviation supply chain.

Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China invites the most respected global scholars and industrial leaders to come to Ningbo on September 18th to participate in the dialogue regarding the “China air transport policy and regional economic development”. Consecutively, the Institute will continue the research and practices in fields of aviation policy making, aviation management, airport development, economic planning of airports and others to contribute our part to attaining the goal of a well-aligned development between Yangtze River Delta, the China, and global aviation industries.


TIME:Monday,  Sep 18th, 2017, 8:30-16:30.

Venue:Studio.4 Ningbo Marriott Hotel | 188 He Yi Road Hai Shu District, Ningbo, Zhejiang


08:30-09:00 Opening Speech The current Situation and Challenges Facing China Air Transport Market—Shaoxuan Liu  

09:00-09:30 Emerging Global Mega Carriers in China and Forward Looking International Air Policy for China—Tae Hoon OUM

09:30-10:00 The Role of Government in A Liberalized Environment—Dresner

10:00-10:20 Tea Break

10:20-10:50 The Competition and Cooperation between Airlines and High Speed Railway—AnMing ZHANG

10:50-11:20 Impacts of Japan’s Air Policy Changes on Air Carrier Performance in the Post-JAL Bankruptcy Period—Hiroshi Ohashi

11:20-12:00 Roundtable: Prospect of China Air Transport Market Development

12:00-13:30 Buffet Lunch

13:30-14:00 The Strategic Alignment between Airport Economy and Regional Economy Development—YunChun CAO

14:00-14:30 The Airport Governance Models and Improvement of China's Airport Governance and Management In The Future—XiaoWen FU

14:30-14:50 Tea Break

14:50-15:20 The Impact of China Low Cost Carriers Operation on Aviation Transportation—Jia YAN

15:20-15:50 The Past and The Expected Future Performance of Chinese Airlines—Wang Kun

15:50-16:20 Roundtable: The Air Transport Policy and Regional Economic Development

16:20-16:30 Wrap up

Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Shaoxuan Liu is the Director of Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of California, Irvine and is currently the Director of Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China. He is also Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.Prior to joining NSCIIC, he was a faculty member at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he also served several academic and executive positions including Doctoral Supervisor, the Academic Director of the SJTU-MIT Leaders for Global Operations Executive Education Program and the Deputy Director of the Liberal Arts Development Division. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management, and he was teaching and doing research at the Paul Merage School of Business of the University of California. He serves as a reviewer for premier academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Decision Analysis. He also serves as a reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Over the years, he has provided consulting and training services to a large number of enterprises such as Dell, Apple, Amazon, SAIC, Cisco, Honeywell, Esquel and Nike.


Tae Oum , UPS Chair Professor emeritus of Transport and Logistics, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia,guest professor in Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China. He has been an editor of Journal of Transport Economics and Policy for 13 years , and is to assume the Editor-in-Chief of Transport Policy in July, 2016.  He served as President of Air Transport Research Society for 17 years and now Chairman since 2014.  He is also the founding Chair of the ATRS Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force since 2002.  He won the top awards from a dozen organizations including WCTR Society, AEA-TPUG, and US and Canadian Transport Research Forum. A major part of his 36 books and 250+papers and reports are on economics, analyses of regulation and competition, and globalization strategy formulation in air transport and other network industries.  He delivered over 350 keynote addresses, invited speeches and seminars around the world, and involved in research/advisory/expert witness work for major international organizations and regulatory agencies.


Martin Dresner is Professor of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Dresner's research focuses on two broad areas, air transport policy and logistics management. He has published papers in leading transportation and logistics journals, as well as journals in related fields, and has co-authored a book on supply chain management. Professionally, he is Series Editor for Research in Transportation Economics, and is active in several organizations, including the Air Transport Research Society and the Transportation Research Forum.Previously he has testified at the Subcommittee on Aviation, and has worked on consulting projects for a number of organizations, including the Maryland Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.Professor Dresner received his Ph.D in University of British Columbia and MBA in York University.


Dr. Anming Zhang is a Special Term Professor of Management Science at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance(SAIF), and YVR Authority Professor, Sauder School of Business and Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC). He has been the Vice President (Academic & Program) for the World Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) since 2006.Professor Zhang’s research interests include transport economics and policy, logistics and operations management, industrial organization, managerial economics, cost benefit analysis, shipping and international logistics, and air transport. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers in the areas of transportation, logistics, industrial organization and trade policy. He has co-authored two recent books: Globalization and Strategic Alliances: The Case of the Airline Industry, 2000, Pergamon Press, Oxford; Air Cargo in Mainland China and Hong Kong, 2004, Ashgate, London (Chinese editions published both in Hong Kong and Mainland China). He is also the recipient of the “Yokohama Special Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher” awarded at the 7th World Conference on Transportation

Research (WCTR) in Sydney, Australia, in 1995, and is the recipient of the “WCTR-Society Prize”, awarded to the overall best paper of the 8th WCTR in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1998.


Professor Yunchun CAO, received his PhD in Regional Economy from Nankai University. Currently he is Professor in Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), deputy dean of School of Economics and Management in CAUC, Youth Academic Pacemaker in Civil Aviation Administration of China, founder of Institute of Airport Economics, (IAE). He is the first one in China who comprehensively and systematically regards the airport economy as a regional characteristics of the economic development model, known as the "The pioneer of China's airport economy”. He is the invited expert of Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone, specially invited expert in CAAC news, member of expert committee in Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association of China (AOPA-China), member of International Freight Forwarders Association, member of expert panel in International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association and so on.


Dr Xiaowen Fu is currently an associate professor in Aviation and Maritime, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney. Xiaowen has provided advisory and economic modelling services to organizations such as the Boeing Commercial Aircrafts, New Zealand Commerce Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Competition Tribunal, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Hong Kong Central Policy Unit and Japan Rail (East). He is also a co-author for the key background report to the 2009 OECD Transport Ministerial Conference.Prior to this, he was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his PhD degree from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in Canada in 2006. His main research area is transport economics which covers issues such as competition policy and government regulation, efficiency benchmarking, transport demand modelling and industrial organisation. Dr. Xiaowen Fu won Dean’s Citation for Teaching from University of Sydney Business School,the University of Sydney in 2014.

日本教授.jpgDr. Hiroshi Ohashi is the Professor of Economics in the University of Tokyo. He is the Program director in the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). He is also the principle Research officer Competition Policy Research Center (CPRC) at the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).He has received the PhD from Northwest University in 2000. He was awarded Young Economist Essay Prize, sponsored by the Journal of Industrial Economics, "The Role of Network Externalities in the U.S. VCR market, 1978-86" at the EARIE Conference in Dublin, September 2001, the First Miyazawa Kenichi Memorial Prize (Fair Trade Association) and the Jiro Enjoji Memorial Prize. His research fields are in the industrial Organization, Competition Policy, International Trade, Applied Econometrics, Education and Employment.



Dr. Jia Yan is an associate professor of Economics at Washington State University and the director of the China Regional Economics Application Laboratory (China REAL) of Nankai University. He received his MA in Nankai University and received his PhD from University of California, Irvine.  Yan's research covers various topics in Applied Microeconomics,Transportation Economics and Empirical Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics. He has published his papers in such journal as Econometrica, American Economic Journal economic Policy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs and Transportation Research. He has received Best paper by a senior author (joint with Clifford Winston) in Kuhmo Nectar Conference.


Mr. Kun Wang is a Ph.D Candidate in Transportation and Logistics, Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia. His research interests include airport pricing and governance, aviation regulation, airline competition and management, airline and high-speed rail intermodal competition and cooperation. Some of his research have been published on academic journals including Transportation Research Part A, Journal of Transport Geography, Journal of Air Transport Management. Kun recently won the “Best Graduate Student Paper” award at the US Transportation Research Forum (TRF) 58th Annual Meeting in Chicago. He was also awarded the “Killam Doctoral Scholarship”, the most prestigious doctoral scholarship in University of British Columbia, and also the “Outstanding Overseas Chinese Ph.D student” by Chinese government. 

Maps and Traffic Routes:

From Ningbo Lishe International Airport

1.Taking a taxi directly to the hotel ( Estimated fee: CNY 40 ).

2.Taking the shuttle bus to Lishe International Airport Station, and taking the metro from Lishe Airport Station to Waitan Bridge Station by Line2,Exit B,and walking to the Hotel (about 15 minutes).


From Ningbo Railway Station

1.Taking a taxi directly to the hotel (Estimated fee: CNY 12 )

2.Taking the bus Number.30 from Ningbo Railway Station to Zhongshan Park Station ,and walking 300 meters to the Hotel.

3.Taking the metro from Ningbo Railway Station to Waitan Bridge Station by line2, Exit B, and walking to the hotel ( about 15 minutes).