Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit hosted by Qatar Airways in Doha this week.
Taking place from 1-3 June, 2014, the event will take place under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
“Qatar will be at the epicenter of the airline industry this week as aviation leaders from around the world gather in Doha to discuss the critical issues of the moment, including safety, security and the environment, among others,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
“We are delighted to be hosting the AGM here in Doha as it will allow us to showcase our new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, the great strides that have been taken in developing our infrastructure and our renowned Qatari hospitality.”
IATA, which is the global association of the world’s airlines, draws together the CEOs and senior management of its 240 member airlines which carry 84% of global traffic.
They will be joined by leaders from across the spectrum of industry stakeholders including governments, partners in the value chain and other international organizations.
The AGM will include a number of key discussions, including a CEO forum composed of His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways, David Barger, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways, Ivan Chu, Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Pacific Airways, Andres Conesa Labastida, Chief Executive Officer, Aeromexico, and Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, International Airlines Group, with CNN International Business Correspondent, Richard Quest as moderator.