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Monday 3 June - 80th AGM

Keynote Address

By H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates

> Speech main points (pdf)

Annual Report of the Air Transport Industry

By Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General

> Report on the Industry speech

Report of the Board of Governors

By Yvonne Manzi Makolo, Chair, IATA Board of Governors & CEO of RwandAir

> Read board chair report (pdf)

Monday 3 June - World Air Transport Summit

World Air Transport Summit Opening

Host: Anita Mendiratta, Executive Advisor, Author and Diplomat

Panel - The Big Picture

The session began with a look at the key industry figures for 2024, and noted that, though airlines have done remarkably well in their recovery from the pandemic period, on average profit margins are still wafer thin. More...

Sponsored by Dubai Airports

How are geopolitical and economic developments affecting the industry outlook?

Moderator: Richard Quest, Anchor & Correspondent, CNN

Panel - What is the potential for artificial intelligence and aviation?

This insightful panel highlighted the numerous opportunities generated by artificial intelligence (AI)—a much-hyped term but, perhaps, rightly so. More...

Sponsored by Avolon

> Watch: Setting the scene on aviation and AI (mp4)

Moderator: Anna Stewart, CNN Correspondent

Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Announcement of the winners of IATA's Diversity & Inclusion Awards

> Press release

Panel - CEO Forum

A wide-ranging discussion took in the present and future prospects for air transport, from pandemic to safety and profitability. More...

Sponsored by Sanad

Moderator: Richard Quest, Anchor & Correspondent, CNN

Tuesday 4 June - World Air Transport Summit

Panel - How do we ramp-up SAF production fast enough?

IATA estimates sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will be responsible for approximately 65% of the net zero by 2050 effort. More...

Sponsored by Seabury Airline Strategy Group

> Watch: Setting the scene on SAF production (mp4)

  • Andrew Parker, Chief Sustainability Officer, Qantas
  • Matti Lehmus, President and CEO, Nesté
  • Louise Tricoire, SVP Aviation and Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies
  • Toshiyuki Onuma, Senior Deputy DG, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Maryam Al Balooshi, Director of the Environment Department, General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE

Moderator: Anna Stewart, CNN Correspondent

Panel - What’s the future for carbon removals?

Airlines need a variety of solutions to mitigate risks in new sustainability technologies. More...

Sponsored by Seabury Airline Strategy Group

> Watch: Setting the scene on carbon removal (mp4)

  • Anna Stukas, VP Strategic Partnerships, 1PointFive
  • Lee Beck, Senior Director Europe and Middle East, Clean Air Task Force
  • Lars Kroeplin, Senior Director Corporate Responsibility Strategy, Lufthansa Group

Moderator: Anna Stewart, CNN Correspondent

Panel - How to sustainably grow the benefits of aviation, travel and tourism together?

Governments need to take a strategic view to grow the benefits of travel and tourism, according to a panel on the subject at the World Air Transport Summit. More...

Sponsored by Air Lease Corporation

Moderator: Anna Stewart, CNN Correspondent

Panel - View from the C-Suite: Women in air cargo

Three female air cargo executives discussed the various trends in a sector that has new-found prominence following the pandemic. More...

Sponsored by Securiport

Moderator: Richard Quest, Anchor & Correspondent, CNN

Media Briefings Sunday 2 June

Briefing: Africa & Middle East

Kamil Al-Awadhi, Regional VP, Africa & The Middle East, IATA

> Presentation: Africa & Middle East region (pdf)

Briefing: The Americas

Peter Cerda, Regional VP, The Americas, IATA

> Presentation: The Americas region briefing (pdf)

Briefing: Net Zero Update and Non-CO2 Emissions

Dr. Marie Owens Thomsen, Senior VP Sustainability and Chief Economist, IATA with Hemant Mistry, Director, Net ZeroTransition, IATA & Dr. Alejandro Block, Manager New Energy and Technologies, IATA

> Presentation: Net Zero and Non CO2 Emissions update (pdf)
> Sustainability fact sheets

Media Briefings Monday 3 June

Briefing: Annual General Meeting

Briefing: Industry Outlook

Dr. Marie Owens Thomsen, Senior VP Sustainability & Chief Economist, IATA

Presentation: Industry outlook (pdf)
Press release: Airline Profitability Outlook Improves for 2024

Briefing: Safety and Operations

Nick Careen, Senior VP, Operations, Safety and Security, IATA

> Presentation: Safety and Operations briefing (pdf)

Media Briefings Tuesday 4 June

Briefing: Asia Pacific and North Asia

Dr Xie Xingquan, Regional VP, North Asia, Asia-Pacific (ad interim), IATA

> Presentation: Asia Pacific & North Asia regions briefing (pdf)

Briefing: Europe

Rafael Schvartzman, Regional VP, Europe, IATA

> Presentation: Europe region briefing (pdf)

Closing Press Briefing

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