CANSO Global Leadership Summit 2022

CANSO‘s 2022 Global Leadership Summit 2022 was sponsored by Indra.

A virtual event, we‘ll spent time talking to and hearing from some of the biggest names in our industry, including Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General of ICAO, and Willie Walsh, Director General of IATA.

Juan Carlos discussed the upcoming ICAO Assembly, taking place in September, and the challenges facing aviation that will be discussed there, while Willie had an in-depth conversation with CANSO Director General, Simon Hocquard, about airlines‘ evolving priorities and challenges as the world begins to emerge from COVID-19.

Attendees also heard an update from the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Technical Committee.

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Our Agenda

All times are CEST

13:00 – 13:10: Introduction and welcome – Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO

13:10-13:50: What do our customers need? – Simon Hocquard interviews Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA about airlines’ evolving priorities and challenges.

13:50 – 14:10: Paving the way for the ICAO Assembly – Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General, ICAO

14:10 – 14:15: CANSO representing Members at ICAO Assembly – Michelle Bishop, Director of Programmes, CANSO

14:15 – 14:25: The Complete Air Traffic System Global Council’s Roadmap – An update on the Technical Committee’s progress towards creating a roadmap for the Global Council’s vision for 2045 with Eduardo Garcia, CANSO and Rob Weaver, Eve Air Mobility

14:25 – 14:30: Reflections and close – Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO

Meet our Speakers

Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA

Willie became Director General of IATA in April 2021.

He started his aviation career as a cadet pilot for Aer Lingus before becoming its CEO in 2001. He became CEO of British Airways in 2005 and led the company through the global financial crisis before merging it with Iberia to form International Airlines Group, which he led from 2011 to 2020.

Read Willie’s full biography

Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General, ICAO

Juan Carlos Salazar started his three-year term in August 2021.

His career in international civil aviation spans over 27 years in various advisory and leadership roles, most recently as Director General of Aeronautica Civil de Colombia – Aerocivil. For the 12 years before joining Aerocivil, he was a Senior Advisor to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.

Read Juan Carlos’s full biography

Event Details

7 April 2022 @ 13:00 to 14:30 CEST



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