We have partnered with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to host leaders from ASEAN universities and businesses as part of the ASEAN@50 Fellowship Programme. The purpose of the programme is to build mutual knowledge and understanding between New Zealand and ASEAN countries as well as strengthening New Zealand’s ties with the region.

We are pleased to host one Senthil Danapalan, ASEAN@50 Fellow and Head of Business Development, Maxis Berhad for a seminar in Wellington

When: Monday 3 December, 12.30 – 1.30pm

Where: MZ06, Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

Topic: Tourism Growth Model: the Aviation Multiplier Effect

RSVP required for catering purposes: Pavee.Ruksaksakul@vuw.ac.nz

The presentation will explore:

  • The aviation economic multiplier impact
  • Growth of Emirates (state) vs AirAsia (private) in terms of passenger traffic/tourism contribution, and
  • Which model New Zealand should use to capitalise tourism potential.

About the speaker

Senthil is an experienced business executive with significant experience across Asia-Pacific within the technology, telecommunications and the airlines industries. Prior to Maxis, he was the Southeast Asia Director of Business Development for Uber and the Regional Planning and Regulatory Affairs at AirAsia. In 2011, he worked together with New Zealand and AirAsia stakeholders to drive a launch of direct AirAsia flights between Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch, and in 2015, he established the foundation for a launch of flights to Auckland.

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