Ecuador, host for the 13th edition of the ALTA Aviation Law Americas

Quito, September 3rd, 2019 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announces that the premier legal, aero-political and financial aviation conference in the region, the ALTA Aviation Law Americas, will be held on September 4, 5 and 6 at the JW Marriott in Quito, Ecuador.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director & CEO, comments: “We are delighted to return to Quito for our ALTA Aviation Law Americas. Undoubtedly, a great meeting place for airlines’ representatives, law firms, government representatives and industry associations to discuss, from a regulatory perspective, how to achieve a better aviation that facilitates the social and economic development of our countries and people served. The discussions that will take place this week will be extremely positive and beneficial for the industry. I invite you to follow closely the conference through ALTA’s channels.”

The meeting will gather over 150 delegates, representatives from 18 companies in 13 countries. The conference begins on September 4 with the annual in-person meeting of the ALTA Legal and Aero-political Committee and the second annual ALTA-IATA Aero-political Forum.

On September 5, the conference officially inaugurates with the participation of the Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Rosi Prado de Holguín; Carlos Estévez, Deputy Director in Charge of the Civil Aviation Authority of Ecuador; Andrew O’Brian, President & CEO, Quiport and Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director & CEO.

The academic agenda includes among its themes: the aviation authorities’ and airlines’ perspective on the future of air transport, how the industry works as an ally for the States and why coordinated actions are important; logistic, tax and customs aspects in cargo transportation; the future of air transport; IT serving legal areas; ground-handling – monopolies vs. competition and, deregulation models; competition, joint venture agreements and consolidations; GDS/NDC conflicts; local legislation vs. international legislation and personal data protection: lack of harmonization, privacy policies, risk of data theft; among others.

Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Quiport, explained that for Quiport and for the city it is very important to host the main events of the air transport industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We face challenges that will mark the future development of the aeronautical sector in the region and the fact that Quito is the headquarters of these conversations demonstrates the growing importance that it has acquired in recent years thanks to the trust of the main organizations involved in air transport”.

“We are the Capital of the Center of the World, our privileged geographical location makes us a potential HUB. Our priority is to establish strategic alliances that encourage the international connectivity of the city and the country”, said Carla Cárdenas, General Manager of Quito Turismo.

Carlos Estévez, Deputy Director in Charge of the DGAC of Ecuador commented: “For us it is of vital importance to promote these spaces for debate, exchange of ideas and analysis of policies around the aeronautical sector and support the processes of modernization, through the update of regulatory frameworks oriented to the growth of industry and air transport “.

“I thank the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, Quiport, Quito Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Ecuador for their support to make this event possible, as well as each of the sponsors, the speakers and all the participants who enrich the discussions that will take place here,” added de Oliveira.

About ALTA
ALTA is a private non-profit association serving the airline industry whose objective is to develop a safer, more efficient, and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA coordinates collaborative efforts throughout the entire value chain maximizing the impact that aviation has on the economic and social growth of the region for the benefit of industry, nations, and populations served by air transport.


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