Published On: Thu, Nov 13th, 2014

ALTA Airline Leaders Forum will explore Opportunities for Optimization of Resources

LogoALTAWILLEMSTAD - The 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum, hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), will begin today at the Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas. The two-day agenda consists of panels led by aviation industry leaders to explore opportunities seeking to optimize the resources and infrastructure currently in place in the region.

The ALTA Airline Leaders Forum meets annually to review Latin American and Caribbean aviation priorities and opportunities. Sessions commence November 13th with a report on the state of the industry in Latin America and the Caribbean by Andrés Conesa, CEO of AeroMéxico and President of ALTA, followed by the IATA Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler´s comments on the global state of aviation. Panels will follow, exploring the future of aviation, guidelines for partnerships among stakeholders, investment opportunities and scenarios in the region as well as a round table of CEOs exchanging thoughts and perspectives regarding the industry.

Andres Conesa, President of ALTA, commented, "I am excited that, as is now usual every year, all ALTA members gather in this Forum to show the different trends, strategies and challenges within the aviation industry, particularly significant now because of the celebration of the first 100 years of commercial aviation.  Through this Forum we seek to remain ahead of the changes in the field, improve the processes and make them more efficient for the benefit of our clients, making it possible therefore to position the Latin American and Caribbean air transport industry as one of the most important in the world."

ALTA's Executive Director, Eduardo Iglesias, added, "I am thrilled to kick off the 11th ALTA Forum. This effort involves careful planning of the panels and discussions so that delegates and aviation stakeholders in general derive the most value from this experience. We will explore opportunities to ensure resources are optimized, ultimately facilitating the air transport experience of passengers and the most efficient transfer of cargo."

The Forum agenda includes the 34th ALTA AGM (Annual General Meeting), which convenes with the participation of all ALTA airline members and the ALTA Executive Committee. The evening also features the presentation of the Federico Bloch and Rolim Amaro awards during the Awards Dinner, honoring outstanding leadership in the advancement and integration of the commercial aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean and customer service excellence from the airlines´ perspective, respectively.

International and local media will provide coverage of the conference sessions and activities.

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