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Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Emerging Stronger – Safely Transforming to a More Resilient Tomorrow” will be the theme of the 2022 Safety Conference. The event will take place on 25-27 October in Dubai, UAE, with Emirates as the host airline.

“The past two years of COVID-19 have tested aviation as never before. Yet despite these pressures, aviation operated to the highest levels of safety. Now, we need to ensure that we safely manage the challenges of rebuilding our connected world in line with rapidly returning demand, as well as prepare for future growth. The IATA Safety Conference is the forum to discuss and debate the path forward toward an even safer tomorrow,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Operations, Safety and Security.

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline, will deliver an Opening Keynote Address. “Safety is core to our industry and in an ever-more complex operating environment, leadership is vital to ensure that every link in the aviation chain is strong and future resilient. Events like this conference provide a valuable platform for the aviation stakeholders to convene, communicate and cooperate on policies and initiatives relating to Safety. We look forward to welcoming the speakers and delegates to Dubai for the IATA Safety Conference,” said Sir Tim.

Other presenters include:

  • Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator, US Federal Aviation Administration
  • The Right Honourable Lord Justice Charles Haddon-Cave, Royal Courts of Justice, UK
  • Mark Burtonwood, Senior Vice President, Group Safety, Emirates Airline
  • Jim Chung, Chief Medical Officer, Air Canada
  • Stephen Creamer, Director Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
  • Eduard Ciofu, Head, Air Operations, European Aviation Safety Agency
  • Stephan Labrucherie, Head of Training Worldwide, Airbus
  • Hideaki Miyachi, , Deputy Vice President, Flight Safety Management, Japan Airlines
  • Lacey Pittman, Vice President, Global Aerospace Safety Initiative, The Boeing Company
  • Bryan Quigley, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, United Airlines
  • Piotr Samson, Chairman of the Management Board, European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Session topics include:

  • Leadership: Key to Building a Safety Culture
  • The Future of Safety Oversight and the Role of the Regulator
  • Certification and Oversight in an Automated Environment
  • Employee Mental Health
  • IOSA Risk-based Approach
  • Insight into Aviation’s Skills Gap
  • Integration of Future Aircraft Technologies
  • IATA Safety Leadership Charter
  • Safety Critical Workers -Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
  • The Future of Aviation Training

View the complete Program and Speakers

For more information, please contact:

Corporate Communications
Tel: +41 22 770 2967
Email: corpcomms@iata.org

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