IATA to bat for sustainable future at 2019 World Financial Symposium
August 26, 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled the theme for the 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) to be held in Miami, from September 25-26, 2019.
August 26, 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled the theme for the 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) to be held in Miami, from September 25-26, 2019. IATA will focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together with airlines and its partners.
"The airline industry is still earning money and we are expecting to deliver a return on invested capital for a record fifth year — but just barely. Rising fuel prices, slowing demand growth, trade wars and geopolitical tensions all are challenging the industry's fortunes. Airline financial organizations will play a vital role in helping to carry the business through this turbulence. WFS provides a forum for finance professionals across the aviation value chain, to discuss and debate the correct strategies to achieving a sustainable future," said Aleks Popovich, senior vice president, financial and distribution services, IATA.
Anko Van der Werff, CEO of Avianca will make an opening address on the vision for the future. In keeping with the theme, an invitation-only seminar will look at top challenges for sustainability with a focus on the environment. Others session will tackle topics in the broad spectrum of payment, and financial strategy and risk.
The Innovation Jam Session will return for a third year and the Meet the Experts session for the second consecutive time. The Global Fraud Prevention Event will be held just prior to WFS.