The 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from Wednesday, 1 June to Friday, 3 June 2016.

This year’s AGM takes place against a backdrop of generally rising industry financial health but also a growing regulatory burden. Security, safety, and environment issues, however, remain top of the industry agenda.

The long-term trend shows safety is steadily improving, but recent tragedies reinforce the importance of working together to fully understand and reduce the risk of future occurrence.

The industry also faces a vital year at ICAO with the decision in September on whether to implement a global market-based measure for aviation.

These issues will be addressed by the industry’s top leaders at the IATA AGM, which is open to accredited media.

Program highlights will include:

• The IATA Director General’s Report on the Industry
• Updated Economic Outlook
• CEO Insight Panel
• Panel Discussions on Cyber Security and the Environment
• Media Briefings on key industry topics

The IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders.

The 71st AGM in Miami in June 2015 attracted close to 800 attendees including CEOs from 85 airlines, as well as high level executives from OEMs, airports, governments, ANSPs, IT providers and other stakeholders.

In 2016, the 72nd AGM will be hosted by Aer Lingus and will take place in one of Europe’s most welcoming cities, Dublin, Ireland.

Air transportation plays a vital role in the social and economic life of Ireland and the Irish have a proud history of contribution to the development of aviation.

The IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand the views of the industry’s top chief executives and leaders.