Wednesday 17 October 2018

Aviation leaders assemble in Mexico for Iata’s 73rd AGM

CANCUN, June 4, 2017

Leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Cancun, Mexico for International Air Transport Association's (Iata) 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit, taking place from June 4-6.

The AGM will feature keynote addresses on Monday by Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s Minister of Communications and Transport and Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“Cancun will be the capital of air transportation as aviation leaders gather for the 73rd Iata AGM and World Air Transport Summit. The airline industry’s most senior leaders will work together to address air transport’s most critical issues. Hot topics will include finding alternative means to keep flying secure without the inconvenience of the current laptop ban, combating human trafficking, implementing the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, and modernizing air cargo processes,” said Alexandre de Juniac, Iata’s director general and CEO.

The Iata AGM and World Air Transport Summit bring together CEOs and senior management from IATA’s 275 member airlines that carry 83 per cent of global air traffic. Stakeholders from across the value chain will participate in the event, including leaders from governments, international organizations, manufacturers and other industry partners.

A highlight of the World Air Transport Summit is the CEO Insight panel focusing on the theme of airline turn-around stories. The panel features Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines; Peter Bellew, CEO, Malaysia Airlines; Enrique Beltranena, CEO, Volaris and Rickard Gustafson, CEO, SAS Group. The panel will be moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest.

Other sessions will focus on the future of globalisation, disruptive innovation and quick-fire Q&A’s with leaders on trade facilitation, aviation security and the environment. - TradeArabia News Service

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