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As part of its “ICCA Global Conversations” series, ICCA is organising an open online session with its airline members to discuss the most important issues for reopening the global meetings industry, titled: “ICCA Global Conversations: Future of Aviation and Air Travel – Safety and Customer Confidence”.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry due to travel restrictions and the lack of demand among travellers.

For the past few weeks, airlines have gone through different phases of impact due to COVID-19: from planes flying empty, to not flying at all, and now during the next few weeks flights are slowly returning.

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What will the future look like for airlines? How will this affect travellers and how will this impact the meetings industry, which has been intertwined with the aviation industry for many years? ICCA will be leading a discussion, addressing these matters in its first-ever- global webinar on the aviation industry.

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath said: “The aviation industry plays an initial crucial role in the reopening of the global meetings industry. As ICCA we are in the unique position that we have all the leading global airlines included in our membership, allowing us to create a platform to discuss joint challenges and solutions, which is vital in the current times of stepping on uncharted territories, to encourage the process of reopening for international face-to-face meetings.”