OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, will address the International Air
Transport Association's (IATA) Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport
Summit at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
Minister Cannon will talk about the Government of Canada's commitment to
building a robust economy at home and enhancing global opportunities abroad.
There will be a brief question and answer session following the opening
addresses. Media representatives are invited to attend Minister Cannon's
opening address and media availability.
IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group
of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 250 airlines comprising 94% of the
international scheduled air traffic. The organization also represents, leads
and serves the airline industry in general. Over 600 industry leaders are
expected to attend the Annual General Meeting, including more than 150 airline
chief executives as well as top management from airports, civil aviation
authorities, and manufacturers.
Date: June 4, 2007
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Main Ballroom
655 Burrard Street
The media availability session will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Prince
of Wales Room.
Note: Media representatives must register to attend the IATA Annual
General Meeting. Please arrive early and register in the Oxford Room.
For further information:
For further information: Natalie Sarafian, Office of Lawrence Cannon,
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, (613) 991-0700; Rod
Nelson, Transport Canada, Communications, Vancouver, (604) 666-1675