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Aviation’s response to climate change tops annual Iata meeting agenda

Global airline bosses are to meet for the first time in person for two years of as Iata stages its annual meeting next month.

The airline trade body has confirmed speakers for its World Air Transport Summit which is being held in conjunction with agm in Boston on October 3-5.

Aviation’s response to climate change will top the agenda together with safely reconnecting the world during Covid-19, diversity and inclusion in aviation and collaborating with value chain partners.

Speakers on sustainability include the bosses of both Airbus and Boeing and the chief executive of KLM.

A CEO insight debate will include the heads of Aer Lingus, Emirates, Lufthansa, United Airlines and IndiGo.

Iata director general Willie Walsh said: “I’m very excited that the World Air Transport Summit will again take place as a live event for the first time since June 2019.

“Virtual forums are no substitute to the value created when people meet face to face.

“As we plan for the industry recovery from Covid-19 and address critical climate change issues, the in-person discussions and debates among the industry’s top leaders and stakeholders will be particularly significant.”

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