Following the conclusion of the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that next year’s edition of the AGM and World Air Transport Summit will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Set to be held from 22 – 23 June 2020, this will be the third instance that the Netherlands has played host of the annual event. In addition to hosting the 2020 edition of the AGM, KLM is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM, said: “It is absolutely wonderful that Amsterdam was chosen for the IATA gathering in 2020 and that we as KLM can host IATA in 2020. This year in October 2019 KLM celebrates our 100th anniversary. A very special moment for all KLM colleagues. We are ready and fit for the next century and—as one of the founders of IATA—very proud to welcome everyone in Amsterdam next year.”
The announcement to host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit was made at the close of the 75th AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Seoul.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, said: “The aviation industry looks forward to meeting in Amsterdam for the 76th IATA AGM. The Netherlands has a rich aviation history with its vibrant economy driven by connectivity.
“It is particularly significant that we will be hosted by KLM. While we work together to achieve sustainability, build the infrastructure needed to support growth and evolve smarter regulations, KLM’s century of success reminds us of the constant innovations that have underpinned the development of global aviation.”