Aviation Challenges: COVID-10 & Climate Change

Vijay Poonoosamy

Director International & Public Affairs of QI Group, Executive Board Member of World Tourism Network, Non-Executive Member of the Board of aircraft asset management Veling Group, member of the Advisory Board of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, of The Red Sea Development Company and of the World Economic Forum’s Strategy Officers Community and Gender Parity Steering Committee.

Vijay was the Managing Director of Air Mauritius, the Executive Chairman of Airports of Mauritius and the Vice President International Affairs of Etihad Airways. He chaired ICAO’s 4th Worldwide Air Transport Conference, the African Civil Aviation Commission’s Air Transport Committee and IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee and Legal Advisory Council.

Panelists:

Professor Geoffrey Lipman

President of The SUNx Malta Program, former IATA Executive Director and UNWTO Assistant Secretary-General, the First WTTC President and a highly respected and sought-after global authority of travel and tourism.

Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi

IATA Regional Director, Advocacy & Strategic Relations, Africa, a lawyer and global aviation expert who was recently recognized as one of the 200 globally Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in affiliation with the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent.

Dr Susanne Becken

Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University in Australia, the Principal Science Investment Advisor (Visitor) in the Department of Conservation, New Zealand, a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel, a Fellow of the International Academy of the Study of Tourism and the 2019 UNWTO Ulysses Award winner.

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