KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been confirmed as
the host of the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World
Air Transport Summit in 2020.
The event will take place in Amsterdam on 22-23 June
It will be the third time that Netherlands
will host the global gathering of aviation's top leaders
(following events held in the Hague in 1949 and Amsterdam in
KLM is a founding member of IATA and is celebrating its
100th anniversary this year.
“It is absolutely wonderful
that Amsterdam was chosen for the IATA gathering in 2020 and that
we as KLM can host IATA in 2020. This year in October 2019 KLM
celebrates our 100th anniversary. A very special moment for all
KLM colleagues. We are ready and fit for the next century and—as
one of the founders of IATA—very proud to welcome everyone in
Amsterdam next year,” said Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and
CEO, said, “The aviation industry looks forward to meeting in
Amsterdam for the 76th IATA AGM. The Netherlands has a rich
aviation history with its vibrant economy driven by connectivity.
It is particularly significant that we will be hosted by KLM.
While we work together to achieve sustainability, build the
infrastructure needed to support growth and evolve smarter
regulations, KLM’s century of success reminds us of the constant
innovations that have underpinned the development of global
This year’s IATA AGM and World Air Transport
Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea.