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ACI World Annual General Assembly provides milestone for industry recovery

Theme is Runway to Recovery: Reconnecting aviation for a sustainable future

Montreal, 4 February 2021 – Global leaders from the aviation industry, governments and international organizations will come together in Argentina in November to explore the industry’s pathway to a sustained recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration is now open for the ACI Latin America and Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition to be held 21-24 November 2021. It will be hosted by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with have the theme Runway to Recovery: Reconnecting aviation for a sustainable future.

The event will provide one of the most significant opportunities for global leaders and aviation professionals to network, exchange insights and promote partnerships across the world to lay the foundation for recovery and work together towards a sustainable future for the industry.

“As the aviation industry plots a global recovery from the impact and effects of COVID-19, this year’s event will provide an important forum for leaders to come together to explore the opportunity to grasp new technologies, challenge established models, and pursue the sustainable future of aviation,” ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said. “As we plot our recovery, we are looking forward to providing this golden opportunity to reconnect the global leadership of our industry. We are working with our host and event partners to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all participants is prioritized.”

President Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, CEO Corporación América Airports, and ACI World Chair, Martin Eurnekian said this year’s event marks an important milestone with key discussions on industry recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While ACI’s annual conference is always one of the most significant events on the aviation calendar, this year’s event will be a crucial opportunity to reconnect industry leaders as we continue to navigate towards a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Martin Eurnekian said. “It has never been more important for the industry to come together to discuss solutions. Our aviation ecosystem is stronger together and I look forward to hosting this important forum for global leaders in the pursuit of a sustainable, successful recovery.”

President and CEO of Corporación Quiport and ACI-LAC President Andrew O´Brian said: “We are honored that the first global airport event since the beginning of the pandemic will be held in our region, which will provide us with the unique opportunity to work together to build the foundations for the runway to recovery. We encourage you to join us in Buenos Aires where we will have the unique chance to meet, discuss and set the direction for the future of our industry.”

ACI Latin America and Caribbean Director General Rafael Echevarne said: “We are in the midst of the most critical moment in the history of aviation. The ACI Latin America and Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly event aims to address key issues that will define the future of the aviation industry. For this reason, we invite you all to join us on November 21 – 25 at Buenos Aires, Argentina.”

The event was originally planned for 7 to 11 November 2020 but was postponed in response to the prolonged impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global community.

Notes for editors

  1. More information about the ACI Latin America and Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition.
  2. Stay up to date with ACI World’s COVID-19 communications through its dedicated news hub.
  3. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2021, ACI serves 701 members, operating 1933 airports in 183 countries.

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