Mario has close to 30 year's of professional experience in the aviation industry. He began his career with People's Express Airlines in 1985, before joining Canadian Airlines in 1987. He joined OAG in 1999 where he held several senior positions. In 2007 he was appointed to Vice President – Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Mario now heads up UBM Aviation across the Asia Pacific region. Mario has been an active member of PATA since 2009 and he is involved in various working groups.
Mr Cooper was appointed the President & COO of the The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC in February 2001 after a distinguished career with Marriott International, where he served three years as president of Marriott Lodging Canada. In 2010, Mr Cooper took up his new role as President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Marriott International based in Hong Kong. He educated in England and earned a master's degree from the University of Toronto.
Almost 20 years in the Tourism Industry, Hiran has been actively involved in trying to re-position Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry and in particular driving Jetwing Hotels to reach extremely high standards in customer care, service delivery, product differentiation, people development, environment and community development. He has been Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry representative to Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) since 1996.
Mrs Henderson has been a travel consultant for 32 years and attended her very first PATA Annual Conference in 1975. She has been PATA Hawaii Chapter Chair since 2004. In 1992 Mrs. Henderson set up a partial scholarship grant in memory of her late husband Jerome A Keller, and offer to individuals from PATA-member organisation to attend the Executive Development Institute for Tourism programme at the University of Hawaii. She becomes PATA Life Member in 2010.
Mr Ishikure graduated from Keio University, Tokyo in 1969 with a BA in Economics. Since then, he has been with Japan Airlines (JAL) stationed variously in Tokyo, New York, Geneva, Osaka, London and Zurich. Mr Ishikure has been Executive Officer at JAL since June 2002 and represents JAL on various committees and boards of organisations such as the Japan Business Federation, Board of Airline Representatives Japan, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, International Air Transport Association and the Airline Tariff Publishing Company. He received PATA Life Membership Award in 2009
Mr Supernaw has extensive experience in global marketing and business development from well-established brands in the travel industry. The companies he has worked with include Trans World Airlines, Getaway Tour brand; General Mills Inc., Olson-Travelworld Ltd., and Tauck World Discovery where he led their expansion into the international tour market. He is a founding member and past 2-term Chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association. Mr Supernaw is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association and their Board of Directors.