Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

ALTA airline leaders forum attracts top aviation stakeholders

LogoALTAMIAMI - The 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) will begin on November 12th at the Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, hailing top aviation executives and CEOs from the Americas, the Caribbean and the world. ALTA coordinates efforts on behalf of its members to improve safety, increase cost-efficiencies and help advance improved environmental practices in the aviation industry.

Bahamian authorities, including the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas and the Honorable Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas, will attend the 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Nassau to officially inaugurate the event. Also in attendance will be the CEOs, top executives and several board members of Aerolíneas Argentinas, AeroMéxico, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Bahamasair, Boliviana de Aviación - BOA, Caribbean Airlines, Copa Airlines, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Iberia, InselAir, LATAM, Liat, Sky Airline and Surinam Airways, among others.

"The Islands Of The Bahamas are looking forward to welcoming back ALTA's top aviation executives. We are confident that the two days of meetings will be productive with the interaction between suppliers and the airline executives. We will also encourage participants to take some time to experience a taste of Bahamas culture", said Tyrone Sawyer, Senior Director of Airlift Development, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

In past years the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum has witnessed the signing of joint declarations and agreements, setting the stage for the multilateral approach to industry-wide challenges and propelling initiatives that target safety-improving and cost-saving measures for the betterment of the industry.

Eduardo Iglesias, ALTA´s Executive Director, stated, "As is the case every year, the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum offers outstanding value to all who attend it. Foremost, it gathers the top stakeholders of the industry under one roof allowing all delegates to truly extract expertise and industry intelligence from the final decision makers. It presents an agenda that will explore opportunities to improve efficiency, optimize resources and facilitate the flow of people and goods in the region. Only with this combination do we believe we can be at the forefront of our business allowing us to safeguard it for sustainability into the future."

The aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean is slated by several forecasts to continue on its current path of steady growth for the next two decades. The projections can only be realized if the region´s infrastructure and regulators keep pace with the expansion of the industry.

Many of the organizations that attend the conference also participate as Exhibitors and Sponsors. Prime Sponsors in 2014 are Bombardier, CFM, Embraer, Mercator, PowerJet, Rolls Royce and SuperJet International.

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