Sustainability, multi-destination tourism, necessary investments in the region’s infrastructure, the importance of implementing global regulatory best practices while reducing aviation-related fees and taxes are some of the topics on the agenda for the fourth annual Caribbean Aviation Day, to be held on September 14 in the Cayman Islands.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), together with the Cayman Islands government and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), is holding the event under the theme “Recover, Reconnect, Revive” to bring together industry experts, senior aviation executives and government officials to discuss opportunities for the airline industry, key challenges across the Caribbean region and how to rebuild a more competitive air transport sector in a post-COVID world.
Authorities already confirmed to attend Caribbean Aviation Day include Wayne Panton, Premier and Cabinet Minister and Minister of Sustainability and Climate Resilience of the Cayman Islands Government, Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and Transport of the Cayman Islands, Christopher “Chris” Saunders, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Minister of Border Control and Labour of the Cayman Islands, Chester Cooper, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation of the Bahamas, Lisa R. Cummins, Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation of the Bahamas, and the Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation of the Bahamas. Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport of Barbados, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica, Henry Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Economic Development of Antigua and Barbuda, Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Nicholas Reyes, Director of the FAA’s Office of Western Hemisphere International Affairs, John-Paul Clarke, Deputy Chair, Cayman Airways Board of Directors, Michael Bell, Senior Client Partner, Aviation & Aerospace, Korn Ferry, Rafael Echevarne, Director General of Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACILAC), as well as Peter Cerda, IATA Regional Vice President for the Americas, and Annaleen Lord, Area Manager for the Caribbean, IATA.
For more information and registration: https://www.iata.org/en/about/worldwide/americas/regional-events/Caribbean-aviation-day