View the complete AGM 2019 Event Agenda (pdf) for an overview of the sessions. ​

Day 1 - Sunday , 2 June

Korea Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport - Address of Welcome

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English version (pdf) 
Korean version (pdf)​

Moderator: Kim Hyun-Mee
Speaker: Kim Hyun-Mee

EU Commissioner of Transport - Address

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Moderator: Violeta Bulc
Speaker: Violeta Bulc

Annual Report of the Air Transport Industry

Speech by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General & CEO

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Annual Report of IATA

Speech by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General & CEO

IATA's Chief Economist Industry Outlook Presentation

No recession in 2019, but industry profits will slip compared to 2018 on rising costs, says IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce.


The Vision of the Future

Wired UK’s Editor-in-Chief David Rowan kicks-off the World Air Transport Summit with a look at five trends that will transform aviation.

Moderator: David Rowan
Speaker: David Rowan

The Young Aviation Executives Vision of the Future

What do young aviation professionals see as the keys to meeting the needs of the new generation of air travelers?


Panel Discussion: Airline CEO Insight Debate

The Airline CEO Insight panel takes on the implications of the 737 MAX grounding and the industry’s environmental challenges. Read more...

Kindly sponsored by American Express

Day 2 - Monday 3 June

Airlines of the Future: Digital Transformation Journey

Aviation has a long way to go on the road toward digital transformation. Data ownership may be an issue to completing the journey. Read more...

Kindly sponsored by Huawei

Moderator: Richard Quest
Speakers: Paolo GalloHarry Hohmeister

Capacity of the Future: Connectivity

African governments must urgently implement the African Union Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM) project to liberalize the continent’s skies. Read more...

Moderator: Anita Mendiratta
Speaker: Abderahmane Berthe

Capacity of the Future: Airport Slots & Infrastructure

Slot shortages are an operational constraint, but the bigger concern is lack of investment in infrastructure. Read more...

Capacity of the Future: Air Traffic Management

Structural change in managing Europe’s fragmented ATM will ease delays, but political will is missing. Read more...

Moderator: Andrew Stevens
Speaker: Eamonn Brennan

Sustainability for the Future

Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas, was optimistic about the industry’s future. Read more...

Moderator: Richard Quest
Speaker: Alan Joyce

The Passenger Journey of the Future: Travel Facilitation

Optimizing the customer experience using digital identity​

Kindly sponsored by UATP

Moderator: Andrew Stevens
Speakers: Paul GriffithsGloria Guevara

Passengers with Disabilities

People with disabilities represent a large and growing share of travelers but face a lack of consistency in rules for air travel around the world. Read more...

Moderator: Anita Mendiratta
Speaker: Eric Lipp

The Aviation Workforce of the Future

It is critically important to constantly learn something new to keep yourself relevant and employable. Read more...

Speaker: Paolo Gallo

IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Christine Ourmières-Widener, FlyBe, Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, YAAPA, Air New Zealand team represented by Christopher Luxon and Carrie Hurihanganui
Judging panel: Angela Gittens, ACI, Gloria Guevara Manzo, WTTC, Karen Walker, ATW


Kindly sponsored by Qatar Airways