ALL IS SET FOR THE 78TH IATA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND WORLD AIR TRANSPORT SUMMIT

The 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is set to be held in Qatar’s capital Doha to elect office bearers and deliberate on the future of the aviation industry following two years of a devastating global-novel Covid 19 pandemic.

The IATA AGM will see the election of  Members to the Board of Governors. Key note speakers will include Mr.Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA , H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue Airways and Chair, IATA Board of Governors Al Rayyan.

Other topics to be discuss at this global event  will include the  implications for the globalized world in which aviation operates  and lessons learned from the pandemic ;Aviation Sustainability- especially on  what can be done about Single Use Plastics (SUP).

There will also be a debate about what aviation industry can do in support of global efforts to reduce SUP  and the  reputational challenges of carbon offsets in general .

The summit will also address safety issues  to examine among others the  progress  made to ensure safe carriage of Lithium Batteries.

MOSES SSERWANGA

Writer is a media and communications consultant And Advocate of the High Court of Uganda

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