Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Aviation, Airline & Aerospace(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
Aviation Leaders Assemble in Doha for IATA's 78th AGM
 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced that leaders of the global aviation industry are gathering in Doha, Qatar, for the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS), with Qatar Airways as the host airline.

The event (19-21 June) attracts the industry’s most senior leaders from among IATA’s 290 member airlines, as well as leading government officials, strategic partners, equipment suppliers, and media. 

“In a few days, Doha will become the aviation capital of the world. The last time we met in Doha, in 2014, we were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first airline flight. This year’s AGM is another momentous occasion: Airlines are simultaneously recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, setting the path to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, working to improve gender diversity, and adapting to a geopolitical environment that is undergoing its greatest shock in over three decades,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “It is an absolute privilege to be hosting our industry partners in Qatar Airways’ home city, particularly during our milestone 25th year of operations. Coming together face-to-face provides us with the opportunity to discuss lessons learnt from our recent years during the pandemic, global issues affecting us all in the here and now, and to plan the best way forward for the industry.”

World Air Transport Summit

The WATS opens immediately following the AGM. A highlight will be the third edition of the Diversity and Inclusion Awards sponsored by Qatar Airways. These awards recognize organizations and individuals who are making a difference in helping to drive the industry’s 25by2025 initiative to make the aviation industry more gender balanced. 

The WATS will also feature the popular CEO Insights Panel moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest and featuring Adrian Neuhauser, CEO, Avianca, Pieter Elbers, CEO, KLM, Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways and Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO, Virgin Australia. 
In addition to the updated industry economic outlook, key topics to be addressed include: the War in Ukraine and its implications for the globalized world; the challenges to achieving sustainability, including net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and reducing the use of single use plastics, allocating scarce airport capacity, and ensuring safe carriage of lithium batteries. New for 2022 is a CFO Insights Panel 
See the  AGM program 

This will be the fourth time that the AGM is hosted in the Middle East. In normal times, aviation in the region supports some 3.4 million jobs and $213 billion in economic activity. “Since we were last in Doha, the region has only increased its importance to global connectivity. According to the most recent figures, the region’s airlines account for 6.5% of global international passenger traffic and 13.4% of freight movements. Much of this growth has occurred in the Gulf region, as is typified by our host airline,” said Walsh.


Posted by : DubaiPRNetwork.com Editorial Team
Viewed 12320 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Friday, June 17, 2022  1:55:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Etihad Airways Returns to London Heathrow Terminal 4
Next Story : All-New Kia Sportage Arrives in the UAE at Al Majid Motors
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Danube Home Signs Franchise Partnership with Hyvec Group to Enter Mauritius Market [5715-Views]
Experience a New Full-Board Summer Staycation at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts [4920-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Associates with Nitol Niloy Group to Expand Operations into Bangla... [4875-Views]
Rock & Fly Jewelleries from Akillis [4670-Views]
Samsung Launches the Neo QLED 8K TV across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain [4047-Views]
Dubai Customs Holds Awareness & Entertainment Activities during DSS 2022 [4030-Views]
Look Your Sustainable Best This Summer with Springfield's Spring/Summer Collection [3579-Views]
Ahood Alenezi Is Announced as the Face of Djula [3448-Views]
Arab Bank Group Profits Grow by 38% to $252 Million for the First Half of 2022 [3235-Views]
Learn, Laugh and Play at Modesh World This Summer [3202-Views]
Chalo BurJuman Mall, Chalo Maldives [2743-Views]
How Sony is Transforming the Art and Technology of Listening [2722-Views]
Introducing fisio: Your Partnerin Recovery [2644-Views]
Fromage Friday at Le Gourmet in Galeries Lafayette [2554-Views]
Nucleus Research Positions Infor as a Leader in its 2022 Enterprise ERP and SMB ERP Techno... [2452-Views]
Jaguar Land Rover Prepares for Advanced Electrified and Connected Future with New Testing ... [2427-Views]
GCC Hospitality Industry to Witness Steady Growth after Sharp Post Pandemic Recovery, says... [2419-Views]
Al-Futtaim Automotive Reveals Strong H1 Results, Reflecting Continuing Rebound for Automot... [2403-Views]
Dubai Customs Discusses Furthering Trade Cooperation with South Korea [2312-Views]
June Air Cargo: Stable and Resilient [2288-Views]
Panasonic's New High-Performance Blender is Perfect for Making Your Summer Refreshingly He... [2251-Views]
LG Announces Second-Quarter 2022 Financial Results' [2230-Views]
Amlak Finance Announces H1 2022 Financial Results [2230-Views]
Etihad Airways Scales Up its Cargo Operations with Airbus New Generation A350F Freighter [2152-Views]
Emirates Steel Arkan Announces Q2 2022 Results [2144-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin DubaiPRNetwork.com on Instagram
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories