Owners of aviation enterprises from around the world are looking to enhance their governance structures to create more efficient and cost effective organizations in response to an ever evolving business environment. The International Training Center for Government Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL Atlanta), in collaboration with the ASI Institute, a division of Aviation Strategies International (ASI), will launch the inaugural World Aviation Governance Forum (WAGF), from October 14-16, 2012 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, in the heart of Montreal, Canada.
In presenting the impetus behind this inaugural event, Executive Chairman of CIFAL, Mr. Jose Ignacio Gonzalez stated: “We view the WAGF 2012 to be the meeting ground for world enterprise governance leaders. The management and development issues that air transportation enterprises face are complex and it is paramount for all those involved to understand the strategic importance of the organizations they oversee as economic development levers or enablers.”
Dr. Pierre Coutu, ASI President further qualified: “In the past 20 years, the rapidly changing nature of the global air transportation system has brought about a progressive shift towards commercialization and a corresponding review of the ownership and governance models of many aviation organizations. Over two days, WAGF 2012 will provide a unique opportunity for senior leaders and officials directly involved in the strategic orientation and governance of aviation enterprises, to discuss and gain a better understanding of current and anticipated challenges, examine ownership models, exchange on best practices, and network among global counterparts.”
Specially invited attendees including high-level government officials from civil aviation authorities, ministers, mayors, board members, and directors of supervisory commissions will discuss salient, pertinent issues with panels of respected, renowned experts who will facilitate and moderate these interactive sessions.
Montreal, the world capital for civil aviation, is host to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialized agency, the Airports Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and renowned academic institutions that offer specialized studies in aviation management and law.