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

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Day 1 - Sunday 2 June

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

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

Hyun-Mee Kim, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea Hyun-Mee Kim, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea
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EU Commissioner of Transport - Address

Moderator: Violeta Bulc
Speaker: Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport
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Annual Report of the Air Transport Industry

​Speech by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General & CEO

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Annual Report of the Air Transport Industry Annual Report of the Air Transport Industry
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Annual Report of IATA

Speech by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General & CEO

Annual Report of IATA Annual Report of IATA
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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.

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Industry Outlook Update Media Briefing: Economic Outlook
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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.
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Moderator: David Rowan
Speaker: David Rowan

WATS - The Vision of the Future: The Challenges and Opportunities WATS - The Vision of the Future: The Challenges and Opportunities
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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?


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WATS - The Young Aviation Executives Vision of the Future WATS - The Young Aviation Executives Vision of the Future
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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

WATS - Panel Discussion: Airline CEO Insight Debate WATS - Panel Discussion: Airline CEO Insight Debate

Day 2 - Monday 3 June

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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

WATS - Airlines of the Future: Digital Transformation Journey WATS - Airlines of the Future: Digital Transformation Journey
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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...

WATS - Capacity of the Future: Connectivity WATS - Capacity of the Future: Connectivity
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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...

WATS - Capacity of the Future: Airport Slots & Infrastructure WATS - Capacity of the Future: Airport Slots & Infrastructure
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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

WATS - Capacity of the Future:  Air Traffic Management WATS - Capacity of the Future:  Air Traffic Management
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Sustainability for the Future

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

Moderator: Richard Quest
Speaker: Alan Joyce

WATS - Sustainability for the Future WATS - Sustainability for the Future
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The Passenger Journey of the Future: Travel Facilitation

Optimizing the customer experience using digital identity​

Kindly sponsored by UATP

WATS - The Passenger Journey of the Future: Travel facilitation - Optimizing the customer experience using digital identity WATS - The Passenger Journey of the Future: Travel facilitation - Optimizing the customer experience using digital identity
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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

WATS - Passengers with Disabilities WATS - Passengers with Disabilities
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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

WATS - The Aviation Workforce of the Future WATS - The Aviation Workforce of the Future
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IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

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


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Kindly sponsored by Qatar Airways

WATS - IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards WATS - IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards
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