(05 Oct 2021) China Eastern Airlines will host the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai, China on 19-21 June 2022.
It will be the third time that China has hosted the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders. The AGM was previously held in Beijing in 2012 and in Shanghai in 2002.
“China Eastern Airlines is excited to host the IATA AGM and to welcome our industry colleagues to our home city of Shanghai,” said Liu Shaoyong, Chairman, China Eastern. “In the 20 years since the AGM was last held in Shanghai, the city has completely changed. We look forward to showcasing our vibrant city and warm Chinese hospitality.”
The decision to host the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit was made by the 77th AGM and World Air Transport Summit currently taking place in Boston, USA.
Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, said, “We look forward to gathering the aviation industry in Shanghai for the 78th IATA AGM. China is a dynamic aviation market, with its domestic travel among the fastest to recover from the damage brought by COVID19. We are delighted to be able to bring the AGM to China again.”