6th Aviation Law Americas Conference Wraps up Amidst Glowing Reviews
The 6th Aviation Law Americas Conference closed this past Friday amidst glowing reviews from its more than 150 delegates and participants in general, who represented top law firms from around the hemisphere, aviation education institutions, and over 20 different airlines. The conference was organized and hosted in Miami, Florida on Sept 12-14 by the Latin America and the Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) with the support of Strategic Partner International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The event addressed the most salient topics in the legal arena of aviation today by gathering a top-notch lineup of Speakers and Moderators from across the spectrum of organizations related to aviation and the law. The range of the key aviation-legal debates included: Corporate governance in regulated monopolies, carbon emissions - European ETS and the trade war, the impact of the OECD in financing of new aircraft, achieving equilibrium of passenger rights, the harsh reality of airlines in distress and the best way to minimize loss of value, and mergers and the existing barriers to consolidation.
Anita Mosner from Holland & Knight said, "ALTA´s Aviation Law Conference is a must-attend event for me. The panels are chosen for their timeliness and importance to the industry, and the attendees are leaders in their respective countries. This year´s conference was great, offering good networking opportunities and some frank exchanges about the challenges facing the sector." AviancaTaca´s Eduardo Iglesias commented, "This event has been an excellent opportunity to share with aviation colleagues on topics related to the industry, facilitated by an excellent group of presenters."
"I would like to express my great satisfaction at participating in the ALTA Aviation Law Americas. ALTA´s experience and representation in the aviation industry allows it to obtain qualified specialists in the field and to promote discussions of relevant and complex topics today. Congratulations to Alex de Gunten, Gonzalo Yelpo and the ALTA team who with dedication and a caring attitude, make events like these possible." were the words of Luiz Claudio Aguiar, from TAM Airlines. Copa Airlines´ Yvette Franco, added, "This conference organized by ALTA is a unique opportunity to stay informed and to analyze, at the highest level, the most important legal, environmental and financial topics in our industry. There is no doubt this is the most relevant legal forum in the aviation industry of the Americas."