IATA Annual General Meeting 04th to 06th of June in Cancun

IATA AGM 2017 – See you in Cancun



Update for Media personnel

I would like to remind you that press registration is now open for the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 4 to 6 June 2017 . Thanks to those who have already registered. I look forward to welcoming you to Cancun in early June. For those who have not yet registered, I urge you to do so soon, as space at the media hotel is filling up.

This year’s AGM occurs as the airline industry is on track to deliver another strong financial performance, including covering its cost of capital for a record third consecutive year. But it also takes place against the backdrop of a growing movement in some parts of the world toward restricted borders and trade protectionism. This threatens to deny the benefits of globalization that aviation enables. Meanwhile, the recent measures to restrict the carriage of large electronics on certain routes re-emphasizes that air transport continues to be a target for terrorists. These subjects, and others, are on the agenda at the 73rd AGM.

Program highlights will include

  • The IATA Director General’s Report on the Industry
  • Updated Airline Economic Outlook
  • Keynote address on Human Trafficking
  • The CEO panel
  • A full program of media briefings and the opportunity to interview IATA subject matter experts

A preliminary media program with the event highlights and special briefings is now available. Please note that a media briefing specifically on Latin American aviation issues will take place on Sunday, 3 June at 16:00 ahead of the opening reception.

Accreditation and media facilities

The IATA AGM is an invitation-only event. Sessions are open to pre-registered, accredited press, who will have access to specialized briefings, full media room facilities, including a reserved working area, wireless Internet and printers.

Registration, accommodation and visas

Please register now for this event. After your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an email with instructions on media hotel arrangements in Cancun, as well as information regarding visas. We also have a limited budget to help with travel arrangements. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

We will be following-up regarding your participation after you register. In the meantime, if you have any questions about registration or if you require assistance with logistics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the IATA Corporate Communications team whose contact details are noted below.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Anthony Concil
Vice President, Corporate Communications

Europe Chris Goater, Geneva – +41 22 770 2615 – email
Kalliopi Lazari, Geneva – +41 22 770 2962 – email

Middle East and Africa

Katherine Kaczynska, Geneva – +41 22 770 2059 – email
Anaelle Miriam Ashong, Geneva – +41 22 770 2967 – email

North and Latin America

Perry Flint, Washington DC – +1 202 628 9292 – email
Mona Aubin, Montreal – +1 514 874 0202 ext 3413 – email
Jason Sinclair, Miami – +1 786 536 1688 – email

Asia Pacific

Albert Tjoeng, Singapore – +65 64992286 – email
Marcin Cichy, Geneva – +41 22 770 2628 – email

Host Airline
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Narita Airport

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