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View the complete AGM 2018 Event Agenda (pdf) for an overview of the sessions. ​

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Day 1 - Monday 4 June - World Air Transport Summit

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Speakers’ Corner: Revolutionizing How Passengers Get From Home to Their Planes

​Surface transportation could unlock even greater efficiency in the air transportation industry. Flying is the easy part of air travel. More often, time buffers have to be built into the journey to the airport owing to heavy road congestion, traffic jams, etc., and a lack of alternative options. Passengers arrive stressed and travel-weary before they even board an aircraft. Read more

WATS - Revolutionizing how passengers get from home to their planes - Mr. Brogan BamBrogan, CEO Arrivo WATS - Revolutionizing how passengers get from home to their planes - Mr. Brogan BamBrogan, CEO Arrivo
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20 minute interview: The Future is Alternative Fuels

Ten years on from the first biofuel flight, are alternative fuels the future? Although the growth from 1 flight in 2008 to more than 100,000 flights in 2018 has been impressive, overall, the contribution of SAF to aviation fuel use is still tiny.  Read more


Moderator: Andrew Stevens
Speaker: Matti Lievonen

WATS - 20 minute interview - The Future is Alternative Fuels WATS - 20 minute interview - The Future is Alternative Fuels
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20 minute interview: The Benefits & Risks of Travel and Tourism

Travel and tourism generates enormous social and economic benefits and in some cases is the very heartbeat of an economy. But a long-term view must be taken to ensure the industry remains sustainable. Read more

Moderator: Rod Eddington
Speaker: Gloria Guevara

WATS - 20 minute interview - The Benefits/Risks of Travel and Tourism WATS - 20 minute interview - The Benefits/Risks of Travel and Tourism
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20 minute interview: Driving Gender Equality in Aviation

The aerospace sector has done good work in the area of improving gender parity including OEMs. But airlines have to make a much bigger effort. In a packed room of almost 1,000 people, just a handful of women self-identified as being at the C-Suite level. Industry has to accelerate training and find ways to bring more women into the airline workforce. Read more

WATS - 20 minute interview - Driving Gender Equality  in the Air Transport Sector WATS - 20 minute interview - Driving Gender Equality  in the Air Transport Sector
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20 minute interview: Airport Privatization

The debate was heated on the subject of airport privatization, with conflicting airline/airport narratives emerging. But, ultimately, common ground was found.  Read more

WATS - 20 minute interview - Airport Privatization WATS - 20 minute interview - Airport Privatization
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Speakers’ Corner: Why Is Aviation Not Making Better Use of Data?

Data is the new gold. Every day, some 2.5 quintillion bytes of information are produced. The global data economy is valued at $3 trillion and will doubtless soar given that 75.4 devices are predicted to be connected to the Internet of Things by 2025. Everything will be talking to everything. Read more

Speaker: Mario Hardy

WATS - Why is Aviation not making better use of Data? - Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association WATS - Why is Aviation not making better use of Data? - Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association
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Panel Discussion: Aviation Security: What Next?

Aviation is a globalized network business, so it needs a global approach to ensuring security. Unilateral actions are not very effective. Industry needs to be consulted, to be given the opportunity to present ideas and to have time to implement new measures. Read more

WATS - Aviation Security: What Next? WATS - Aviation Security: What Next?

Keynote Address: Fighting Human Trafficking – How Aviation Can Help

Exact statistics are hard to come by, but it is thought that about 25 million people are living in modern slavery—the equivalent of the population of Australia. Most are women and children. Read more

​View video addresses:
Mira Sorvino
Jean-Luc Lemahieu

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Panel Discussion: Airline CEO Insight Debate

Consistent profitability in the past few years suggests these are good times for the industry. But a wide-ranging panel discussion noted the various challenges looming on the horizon that could seriously erode margins, if not destroy them entirely. Read more

WATS - Airline CEO Insight Debate WATS - Airline CEO Insight Debate

Day 2 - Tuesday 5 June - Annual General Meeting

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Update: Industry Outlook Presentation

​IATA's Chief Economist, Brian Pearce, will talk about some of the macro-economic factors shaping aviation's operating environment, some of the policy responses to those factors and what this will mean for airlines over the coming 12 months. 

Industry Outlook by IATA's Chief Economist Brian Pearce Industry Outlook by IATA's Chief Economist Brian Pearce
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Update: Airlink

​Airlink will provide an update on the incredible work it is doing to link airlines with non-profit organizations in order to provide support to disaster relief operations around the world.

AGM Update: Airlink AGM Update: Airlink

Update: International Airline Training Fund (IATF)

​Captain David Savy, a member of the IATF Council, will provide an update on the IATF's work to sponsor training, most notably in the operational safety area, to airlines in regions of the world where it is most needed.

Speaker: David Savy

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