Securing jobs for a successful recovery in civil aviation

November 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other external shock encountered by the global aviation industry. Border restrictions and quarantine measures have devastated the aviation industry. Planes have been grounded. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. Aircraft manufacturing is idle.

A new deal is needed for the aviation industry that must focus on Relief, Recovery and ultimately Reform of the industry.

We invite you to join the ITF’s webinar on Securing Jobs for a Successful Recovery to hear from global aviation industry leaders. During this live session, panellists will discuss solutions for the unprecedented challenge facing the industry and society at large.


Stephen Cotton, General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Martin Eurnekian, Chair, Airport Council International (ACI)

Mohamed Khalifa Rahma, Director, Air Transport Bureau, and Secretary of the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Joseph Tiberi, Chair of the ITF Civil Aviation Section Committee, will close the session.

Live interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Time: November 13, 2020 11:00 AM in London

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Panellists’ biographies:

Stephen Cotton

Stephen Cotton is the General Secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) – a global union federation of almost 700 trade unions representing 20 million workers in 147 countries in the transport industry. He was re-elected to the position at the 44th ITF Congress held in Singapore in 2018. Mr. Cotton is also Chair of the Council of Global Unions (CGU) the partnership between the International Trade Union Confederation, global union federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.

Alexandre de Juniac

Alexandre de Juniac became the seventh person to lead the International Air Transport Association (IATA) when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 September 2016. De Juniac has almost three decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. This includes senior positions in the airline and aerospace industries and the French government.

Martín Eurnekian

Martín Eurnekian is Chief Executive Officer of Corporación América Airports (NYSE: CAAP), a holding company that acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. The company currently operates 52 airports in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy. Mr. Eurnekian is as well the chairman of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) and a member of the board of each of the airport operating companies controlled by the group. Martin is the Chairman of Airport Council International (ACI World) and has previously held the presidency of Airport Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC).

Mohamed Khalifa Rahma

Mohamed Khalifa Rahma is the Director of Air Transport Bureau in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Mr. Rahma took over his position on April, 2020. Prior to his appointment he was the regional Director of ICAO Middle East Regional office. Before he was the Undersecretary of International and Internal Affairs at the Ministry of Civil Aviation of Egypt and previously the advisor to the Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation. During his tenure, Mr. Rahma acted as a liaison person to facilitate communication between the local bodies and the international and regional organizations such as ICAO, IATA, AFCAC and ACAC.

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