View the complete AGM 2021 Agenda (pdf) for an overview of the sessions. 

Day 1 - Monday, 4 Oct

Welcome Address

Speaker: Charlie Baker

Keynote Address

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Speaker: Salvatore Sciacchitano


Annual Report on the Air Transport Industry

Report of the Board of Governors

Speaker: Robin Hayes

Economic Recovery & Outlook

The global economic environment will be generally supportive of the airline industry’s recovery once borders begin to re-open. 

Speaker: John Heimlich

Keynote Address

Speaker: Pete Buttigieg

Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Kindly sponsored by Qatar Airways 

Speaker: Kristin Colvile

Keynote Address

In the keynote address to the WATS, Rachel Kyte invited airlines to “turn this crisis into an opportunity. Read more...

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Speaker: Rachel Kyte


How Can All Aviation Stakeholders Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change?

Aviation stakeholders agreed on the need to come together behind the industry’s aggressive carbon reduction target. Read more... 

Kindly sponsored by Air Lease Corporation

Speakers: Pieter ElbersGuillaume FauryStanley DealAnnie PetsonkDr. Jennifer Holmgren 
Moderator: Robyn Curnow


Airline CEO Insight Debate

Border closures, financial support measures, the timing of the recovery and the future of business travel were among the topics discussed. 

Kindly sponsored by American Express 

SpeakersScott KirbyLynne EmbletonSir Tim ClarkRono DuttaCarsten Spohr 
Moderator: Richard Quest  


Day 2 - Tuesday, 5 Oct

How Can Aviation Reliably Reconnect People and Economies While Managing the Risks of COVID-19?

Passengers are confident in the health measures in place, but are confused around COVID-19 travel restrictions. Read more...

Kindly sponsored by Shell 

Speakers: Harry TheoharisJoanna GeraghtyDavid RocklandDr. Isaac BogochLisa Cummins 
Moderator: Robyn Curnow


Partnerships to Promote a Sustainable Recovery

During the AGM, much has been said about the need for cooperation across the aviation value chain to support the industry’s recovery from the pandemic. Read more...

Kindly sponsored by OAG

Speakers: Willie WalshDeborah FlintAengus KellyPeter Ingram 
Moderator: Karen Walker


What's Next for Air Cargo After its Heroic Performance in the COVID-19 Crisis?

The panel agreed that air cargo was a lifeline for society and for aviation during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more...

Kindly sponsored by Aerospace Technologies Group

Speakers: Jessica TylerDon ColleranAkbar Al BakerBrandon Fried 
Moderator: Karen Walker