The 68th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, was held in Beijing, from 10 to 12 June 2012, kindly hosted by Air China.

IATA had held its first AGM in China in Shanghai in 2002 and it was a great pleasure that we were able to bring this event back to China after 10 years. In a decade, the country has seen impressive developments in air transport and it has become an important driver of growth in aviation.

Our 2012 discussions focused on some of the economic and other challenges facing our industry, squeezed between high oil prices and still fragile profitability, but since we were in China, a country of huge economic scale, we also spent some time discussing how to make the most of business opportunities there.


Opening Press Conference

State of IATA
State of the Air Transport Industry
Remarks of Tony Tyler at curtain raiser press conference

Press Releases

Qantas' Joyce is the new IATA Chairman

South African Airways to Host 69th IATA AGM
IATA Announces Milestones in Three Initiatives: DDS, Distribution and Industry Awards
IATA Urges ICAO Solution on Economic Measures for Climate Change
Maximize Aviation’s Economic Benefits - IATA Proposes New Partnership Agenda with Governments
Big Downside Risks on Weak Profitability-European Losses Deepen
Wang Changshun Elected 68th IATA AGM President
Aviation Industry Leaders Gather in Beijing

Other media resources

2012 Annual Review (pdf)

High resolution photos

Flickr album