Dear Colleagues,

The 68th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, was held in Beijing, from 10 to 12 June 2012, kindly hosted by Air China.

IATA had held its first AGM in China in Shanghai in 2002 and it was a great pleasure that we were able to bring this event back to China after 10 years. In a decade, the country has seen impressive developments in air transport and it has become an important driver of growth in aviation.

Our 2012 discussions focused on some of the economic and other challenges facing our industry, squeezed between high oil prices and still fragile profitability, but since we were in China, a country of huge economic scale, we also spent some time discussing how to make the most of business opportunities there.

See the AGM newsroom to find out the proceedings of the event.

Tony Tyler
Director General & CEO