• Clark: Reshaping Philippine Aviation The Aerotropolis Concept 16 May 2014 | Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

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Goals of the Conference

The conference is a call for the full development of Clark International Airport as an aviation hub, a key driver for economic development in Central Luzon and will once again highlight Clark’s compelling case as an Aerotropolis and identify infrastructure and policy developments in Clark Freeport Zone to attract airport-related businesses - an effort in which a number of private sector stakeholders supported during the Clark Aviation press conference and signing of the Clark: Dual Airport Declaration last 17 July 2013.

A gathering of government officials and C-level executives from the relevant stakeholders, the Clark Aviation Conference 2014 will promote Clark International Airport as the viable option to complement and serve as the twin airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

Conference Overview

As the world’s economic center of gravity rapidly moves eastward, there is an increasing urgency to develop Clark International Airport into an aviation hub transforming Clark Freeport Zone into an Aerotropolis, an urban development placing airports in the center with new cities growing around them.

The Clark Aviation Conference 2014 with the theme CLARK: RESHAPING PHILIPPINE AVIATION - THE AEROTROPOLIS CONCEPT aims to highlight the Philippines’ first Aerotropolis and the importance of Clark International airport in the local economic development with its growing aviation-linked businesses connected by intermodal corridors - air, sea and land.

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Target Audience

The Clark Aviation Conference 2014 offers an unparalleled information gathering and network creation to its guests of domestic and international business leaders from the following groups and industries:

  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Airport and Airline
  • Aviation and Third-Party Service Providers
  • Aviation Training Schools
  • Civil Aviation Regulators
  • Financiers and Investors
  • Global Distribution Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Maintenance, Repair and Operations
  • Suppliers
  • Tourism Authorities
  • Travel and Hospitality
... and more

Qatar Airways lauds P-Noy, Clark executive for support

Qatar Airways will continue serving the Clark-Doha route from Clark International Airport (CRK) here because the number of its passengers has increased since October 2013, Abdallah Okasha, Qatar Airways country manager, said during the Clark Aviation Conference here on Friday.

The airline runs daily flights to and from CRK using an Airbus 330 that seats 305 passengers. “We are proud to highlight that Qatar Airways’ commitment to the Philippines will continue,” Okasha told participants at the conference. The airline also operates at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila.

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Qatar Airways lauds P-Noy, Clark executive for support

Five-star airline Qatar Airways has lauded President Aquino and Clark International International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano for their support to its endeavors at the airport here and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

In a statement during the Clark Aviation Conference, Qatar Airways country manager Abdallah Okasha said the government and CIAC management have been supportive of the airline’s operations in the Philippines.

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Guest Speakers Speakers Table


Greg Lindsay

Author and Aerotropolis Expert

World-Renowned Journalist

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for the Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management studying mobility and connectivity, and also an affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Next American City, Time, Wired, New York, Slate, Marie Claire Italia, Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller, and Departures. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune and an editor for Fortune and editor-at-large for Advertising Age. Mr. Lindsay speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at the London School of Economics, the Institute for the Future, Intel Labs, the Museum of Modern Art, the World Policy Institute, the Asia Society, and Columbia University. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was on display at the MoMA from February through August 2012. He is currently working with UCLA’s cityLAB to re-imagine the economy and urbanism of the Ecuadorean Amazon. He’s been cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology and urbanism by The New York Times, USA Today, Salon, Congressional Quarterly, CNN, the BBC and NPR, and has advised Intel, Audi, FedEx, Teague, Andre Balazs Properties, and clients of Woliff Olins and Fathom + Hatch. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. Mr. Lindsay is a two-time Jeopardy! Champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).


Hon. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao


First District of Pampanga

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Educational Background

BS Industrial Engineering
University of the Philippines, Diliman

Graduated: 1983

Work Experience (Government and/or Private)

Office of the Vice-Governor, Pampanga
Vice- Governor

01 July 2004 – 30 June 2013

Provincial Capitol, Pampanga
Board Member

01 July 2001 – 30 June 2004

Philippine Sports Commission
Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP)
Former President
Philippine Basketball League (PBL)
Former Commissioner
Philippine Basketball Association
Head Coach

Membership in Civic Organization

Bren Z. Guiao Scholarship Foundation

Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr.

Founder and Managing Partner

Palafox Associate

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FUAP, PIEP, APEC Architect, Harvard GSD, Intl Associate AIA
Member, APA, ULI, ICSC
Fellow, CTBUH
Principal Architect-Urban Planner
Founder and Managing Partner
Palafox Associates


Architect and Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. has 40 years of experience in architecture and 38 years in planning. He was educated in Christ the King Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines and Harvard University. A registered APEC Architect, he founded Palafox Associates, the world-renowned architectural design and planning firm in the Philippines in 1989.

He led and managed his firm Palafox Associates in the planning of more than 14 billion square meters of land and the design and architecture of more than eight million square meters of building floor area in 37 countries. The firm has also received more than 200 awards and recognitions in the past 24 years, most notably as the first Filipino architectural firm included in the Top 500 Architectural Firms in the World of the London-based World Architecture Magazine in 1999, the only Southeast Asian architectural firm included in the list. For 2012, Palafox Associates ranks 89th in the list of the world’s largest practices and Top 8 in Leisure projects.

Palafox Associates became the first and only architectural, urban planning, interior design, and environmental design firm certified by TUV of Germany for Quality and Environmental Management Systems. BCI Asia has awarded Palafox Associates BCI Asia’s Market Leader in Architecture in the Philippines for nine consecutive years, from 2005 to 2013.

Arch. Palafox has been a recipient of several local and international awards. He is the first architect-urban planner president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in 2011 and president of the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) for 2013 and 2014. He is a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). He has lectured in Harvard University, MIT, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and in 16 other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Arch. Palafox is an international associate/member of international organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), American Planning Association (APA) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is the Country Representative for the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

On July 1, 2013, CTBUH headquartered in Chicago has elected Architect Palafox as one of its two new Fellows worldwide this year. Architect Palafox was also cited by Forbes Asia Magazine as one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia, one of four in the Philippines.

Last June, he guest lectured on Smart Cities of the Future in Berlin, Germany. He also attended Conferences on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in London, Urban Land and Real Estate Trends in San Diego, California and ICSC best practices in Las Vegas.

Last July, he went back to Harvard for the seventh time for his continuing education. This time on Master Planning and Sustainability.


Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bases Conversion and Development Authority

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Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority, a state-owned enterprise developing former US military bases into urban districts, freeports and economic zones, is involved in the development of Bonifacio Global City, the prime central business district in the Philippines and of Subic and Clark Freeport Zones. He is a founding executive council member of the Urban Land Institute-Philippines and Asia Society’s Young Leader.

He has degrees in Law, English Studies and Urban Planning from University of the Philippines and Master in Public Administration (Finance) from Harvard Kennedy School.

He received the Philippine Legion of Medal for his work in the peace process.

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Location Detail



Holiday Inn, Grand Ballroom

Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga

Fri, May 16, 2014
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