The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Singapore from 5-7 June 2011. The 67th IATA AGM will attract about 800 delegates, including 150-200 CEOs from airlines, manufacturers, airports and other industry partners.
“Singapore is a great aviation city having built its success on global connectivity. The government has always facilitated a healthy aviation sector – one that can drive the greatest economic benefits for the national economy. Today Singapore is home to one of the world’s top airlines and one of its best airports. It will be a great host for the 67th IATA AGM,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General & CEO.
This will be the second time that Singapore will host the IATA AGM. The last time the IATA AGM was held in Singapore was in 2004 when the industry took the decision to move to 100% e-ticketing globally. This year, the AGM will take place as the industry continues its recovery from the global financial crisis. The meeting’s agenda will comprise the major topics facing air transport today, including the drive for even better environmental performance, the impact of rising fuel prices on weak industry profitability and efficiency gains through technology. One highlight of the event will be a long-term look at aviation’s future with the presentation of the results of IATA’s Vision 2050 initiative.
The 67th IATA AGM was originally scheduled to be held in Cairo, Egypt. “We regret not being able to host this event in Egypt as originally planned. We look forward to hosting a future AGM in Egypt when its political transition is complete,” said Bisignani.