ICAO and the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
co-hosted a Worldwide Conference on Air Transport: What
Route to Sustainability? This event provided a detached
and preparatory forum for State delegates and stakeholders
attending and/or interested in the issues proposed for
the 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly that started on
The special pre-Assembly Conference brought together
hundreds of international experts from the air transport
industry, government, specialized organizations, academia,
law, and finance.
Four fundamental themes of concern to the Assembly and
global aviation were addressed:
- The state of the aviation industry.
- Security and facilitation.
- Aviation and the environment.
- Strategies and the way forward.
Luncheon keynote speakers were Calin Rovinescu,
President and CEO, Air Canada and Gary R. Scott,
President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
The Conference was a ‘must attend’ for professionals
from civil aviation authorities and transport ministries
(including members of State delegations to the ICAO Assembly),
airlines, airports, air navigation service providers,
aviation security providers as well as personnel of organizations
directly involved in supporting the aviation business
such as manufacturers, law and consulting firms, and international
and regional organizations.