Barbados welcomes IATA Aviation Day Caribbean
IATA, ALTA & The Caribbean Development Bank have joined forces to host an Aviation Day for the Caribbean in Barbados. The goal of the event is to bring together industry experts, senior airline and airport executives, and government authorities to discuss aviation’s largest opportunities and key challenges across the Caribbean region.
IATA’s global Aviation Days are well known for their engaging subject matter, outstanding speakers, lively debate and, of course, some of the best networking opportunities you’ll find anywhere in the industry.
On June 29th, 2018 this flagship IATA event will take place at the Hilton Barbados Resort in Bridgetown and draw upon leading experts to examine the key challenges of our industry and identify how to address them collaboratively.
When: June 29, 2018
Venue: Hilton Barbados Resort
Audience: Open to all
About International Air Transport Association (IATA)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of 278 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA’s member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Miles air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland. IATA was formed in April 1945 in Havana, Cuba. It is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association, which was formed in 1919 at The Hague, Netherlands. At its founding, IATA consisted of 57 airlines from 31 countries. Much of IATA’s early work was technical and it provided input to the newly created International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which was reflected in the annexes of the Chicago Convention, the international treaty that still governs the conduct of international air transport today.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.