IATA will host its 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit from June 19 to June 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. The 2022 AGM marks the second time that the global gathering will be held in Qatar; the first time it was hosted there was in 2014.
Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The decision to change the venue reflects continuing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel to China.
Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, said: “It is deeply disappointing that we are a not able to meet in Shanghai as planned. In the meantime, we are pleased to be returning to the dynamic aviation hub of Doha and the warm hospitality for which Qatar Airways, our host airline, has become famous.”
Walsh continued: “This year’s AGM will be an important opportunity for aviation’s leaders to reflect on the shifting political, economic, and technological realities facing air travel as the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace.”
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