Friday, June 4, 2010

IATA Annual General Meeting

The International Air Transport Association's 66th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit will take place June 6-8, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.  From the press release:

The official program starts at 0900 CET on 7 June with the State of the Industry address by Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “We are meeting as the industry continues its recovery from the global financial meltdown and turbulent decade of cycles and shocks that resulted in accumulated losses of nearly $50 billion. A strong traffic growth trend prior to the setback of the Icelandic volcano is improving the industry’s bottom line prospects. It is finally time for some cautious optimism,” said Bisignani.

Among the highlights of the AGM will be the release of a new industry outlook as part of the Director General’s State of the Industry address. The discussions of top industry leaders will also focus on:

  • The industry’s strategy on climate change in the aftermath of the Copenhagen talks and in preparation for COP-16 in Mexico
  • Structuring the industry for profitability with consolidation and commercial freedoms
  • Finding an effective and harmonized approach to security
  • Finding a better way for governments and industry to work together with a common vision
See Press Release, IATA, Aviation Leaders Gather in Berlin, No. 22 (June 3, 2010) (available here).

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