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Monday 20 June

Welcome Address

By His Excellency Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaìti, Minister of Transport of Qatar

Report on the Air Transport Industry

By Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General


Board of Governors Report

By Robin Hayes, Chair, IATA Board of Governors & CEO JetBlue Airways

Report of the Board of Governors full text (pdf)


Keynote Address

By Liu Shaoyong, Chairman, China Eastern

Opening Press Briefing


Economic Outlook

By Marie Owens-Thomsen, IATA's Chief Economist

The expected industry net loss of $9.7 billion this year is “a phenomenal result even if it’s still in the red,” given the historic challenges faced since 2020. More...


Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Presented by Jane Hoskisson, IATA's Director Talent, Learning, Engagement and Diversity

Implications of the War in Ukraine

There was broad agreement that the direct economic impacts on aviation were limited, but more...

Moderator: Richard Quest, CNN

CEO Insights Panel

"Know your market" came up as the best piece of advice from the airlines executives. More...

Willie Walsh, IATA Director General
Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group
Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO Virgin Australia
Adrian Neuhauser, CEO, Avianca
Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA

Moderator: Richard Quest/CNN

Tuesday 21 June

Single Use Plastics (SUP)

Aviation to work with governments to solve the problem of the 6 million tonnes a year of waste generated by air travel. More...

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Director of the Economy Division, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Carbon Offsets

How do we address the reputational challenges of carbon offsets? Offsetting is an important gap filler for the industry on the journey to Net Zero by 2050. More...

Moderator: Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

How do we move beyond the tipping point on production? SAF could represent up to 65% of emission reductions by 2050 in the net zero commitment. More...

Moderator: Anna Stewart/CNN

Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines

Can we reconcile airline and airport views on slot allocation? Has the pandemic “opened Pandora’s box” on change in the slot system? More...

Moderator: Richard Quest, CNN

Lithium Batteries

What progress is being made to ensure safe carriage of Lithium Batteries? Regulation, better information sharing and prosecuting rogue shippers top priorities. More...

  • Andres Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo
  • Bill Schoonover, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, US Department of Transport

Moderator: Anne Stewart, CNN

CFO Insights Panel

How are CFOs managing a financial recovery amid economic uncertainty? “Cash is king” during a financial crisis, airines CFOs agreed. More... 

Moderator: Richard Quest, CNN

Closing Press Briefing