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IATA AGM 2022 Keynote Speakers

IATA AGM 2022 Keynote Speakers

IATA’s 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) is taking place on 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways.

This major event for aviation gathers the top leadership from airlines, the aviation value chain and governments as the aviation industry faces complex and dynamic operating, business and geopolitical environments.

The recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 continues to take shape, albeit at different speeds in different parts of the world. The war in Ukraine is impacting fuel prices, altering operations, and challenging the globalization which aviation’s efforts have underpinned. A broader sustainability agenda is emerging as aviation moves forward with its commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Technology is creating new opportunities to improve customer centricity. And, as all stakeholders including governments, adapt to ever-changing industry realities, finding a smart regulatory approach remains a top priority.

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Director, Economy Division, UN Environment Programme

Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways


Nick Allan, Global CEO, Control Risks

Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, University of Oxford

Rikke Christensen, VP Networks, Alliances & Commercial Planning, Virgin Atlantic

Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group

Pieter Elbers, CEO, KLM

Angela Foster – Rice, SVP Strategic Business Development, Everland LLC
Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue Airways and Chairman of the Board of Governors

Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility & Transport, European Commission

Jane Hoskisson, Director, Talent, Learning Engagement & Diversity, IATA

Jayne Hrdlicka, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Australia Group

Ursula Hurley, Chief Financial Officer, JetBlue

Mallika Ishwaran, Chief Economist, Shell

Katja Kleffmann, Head of Fuel Management Supply, Lufthansa Group

Adrian Neuhauser, CEO, Avianca

Richard Quest, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN Business editor-at-large

Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times

Pierre-Hugues Schmit, Chief Commercial & Operational Officer, VINCI Airports

Bryan Sherbacow, Chairperson & CEO, Alder Fuels

Anna Stewart, Reporter, CNN