September 08, 2017

Air and space lawyers to discuss global aviation and aerospace issues at ABA meeting in Montreal

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2017 — Peter S. Greenberg, also known as the, “The Travel Detective,” will be a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference on Friday, Sept. 15, at 11:45 a.m. at the Hotel Omni Mont Royal in Montreal, Quebec. 

This conference will also include keynote presentations by Angela Gittens, director general, Airport Council International World, at 8:10 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 14., followed at noon by Dr. Fang Liu, secretary general, International Civil Aviation Organization.

On Friday, Sept. 15 at 8:15 a.m., Brian F. Havel, the incoming director of McGill University’s Institute of Air & Space Law, will be the keynote speaker.

2017 Annual Meeting and Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law 
Co-hosted by McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space law

Sept. 14-15

Hotel Omni Mont Royal
1050 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec H3A-2R6

Aviation and aerospace industry experts will discuss hot button issues including consumer rights, labor law issues, international aviation traffic and ownership and control rights, space law developments, liability issues, and global competition law matters.

Program highlights:

“Antitrust – Concentration or Competition” – This panel will discuss the fundamental competitive changes in the airline industry since the creation of the four largest United States carriers because of mergers. They will also assess the state of airline competition today and what to expect in the future.                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday, 8:45–10:15 a.m.

“Aviation Infrastructure – Will the Trump Administration’s Initial Climb Make It Over the Wall?” – The safe travel of passengers and cargo and the modernization of the U.S. gaining national airspace system and airport infrastructure should be among the highest priorities for the government and aviation industry. This panel will discuss the status of NextGen, the air traffic modernization program and next steps as to how to enhance aviation security without disrupting passengers.                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, 1:30–2:45 p.m.

“Environmental Law Panel” – Are carbon offsets and global market- based measures a viable path forward? How will Brexit and the decision by President Donald Trump to exit the Paris agreement impact the commitments in the landmark 2016 ICAO agreement to mitigate aviation emissions? These and other pressing environmental concerns will be discussed at this panel.                                                                                Friday, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

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