Sat, 4 June 2016

Cancun, Mexico to Host IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit in 2017

Aeromexico will host the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico from 4-6 June 2017.

IATAs member airlines accepted Aeromexicos invitation to host the AGM in 2017 at the close of the 72nd AGM in Dublin, Ireland.

Aeromexico has been a member of IATA since 1958, and Andres Conesa, the airlines CEO, has served on the IATA Board of Governors since 2008, including as its Chairman for the 2015-2016 term.

Next years AGM will be the third time it has been held in Mexico, following the AGMs in Mexico City in 1994 and 1966.

"The industrys footprint in Mexico includes some 156,000 jobs and $4 billion in economic activity. Ambitious infrastructure developments supported by a strategic location at the center of the Americas will ensure a growing role for Mexican aviation on the global stage," said Conesa.

The 72nd AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Dublin attracted nearly 1,000 aviation leaders from IATA member airlines, industry stakeholders, strategic partners and members of the media.

"Cancun is an excellent choice for the 73rd IATA AGM," said Tony Tyler, IATAs Director General and CEO. "Mexicos Quintana Roo state is world-renowned for its beautiful Caribbean beaches, rich history and culture. And aviation plays a critical role in connecting it to global tourism markets. Cancuns economic development is a testament to the transformative power of air transport."

Check special rates and availability of hotels in Cancun from 3-7 June 2017.

See also: Alexandre de Juniac to Succeed Tony Tyler as IATAs Director General and CEO.

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