Abinader opening ICAO global symposium in Punta Cana

President Luis Abinader will lead the opening ceremony of the 2024 edition of the Global Symposium to Support the Implementation of the Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to be held in Punta Cana, from April 30 to May 2.

Delegations from 193 ICAO member countries have been invited. The meeting is organized by the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and will be attended by Tourism Minister David Collado and 20 other senior government officials.

ICAO in the country

In that sense, the general director of the IDAC, Héctor Porcella, affirmed that the celebration of the ICAO event in the country is a high recognition to the RD and in a special way to the positioning of tourism and civil aviation. He said that it will be the first time that the global symposium will be held in a nation of the American continent, after having been held in Turkey and Korea.

Abinader Encabeza Simposio Punta CanaHe indicated that the third edition of the ICAO symposium seeks to consolidate a global strategy to strengthen the safety and sustainable development of the industry and ensure that all citizens enjoy the growing benefits of international civil aviation.

At the opening ceremony scheduled for 9:00 am this Tuesday, April 30, at the Barceló Hotel Convention Center, President Abinader, ICAO President Salvatore Sciacchitano, Minister of Tourism David Collado and IDAC Director General Héctor Porcella, as local host of the meeting, will take part.

According to the IDAC, the topics of the symposium will range from the development of modern airport infrastructures adequate to the pace of growth of civil aviation, to the response and preparation for crisis situations, advanced air mobility and the role of air transport in the growth of tourism.

Aeronautical Development

It will also address proposals for aeronautical development, exploring the importance of emerging technologies in driving effective training projects, as well as competency-based training, in an effort to prepare skilled and adaptable human capital for the demands of the future.

Discussions will also focus on the “Finvest Hub” initiative, proposed by ICAO, which emphasizes the need for increased collaboration between the aviation sector and financial institutions, to meet the goal of decarbonizing aviation by 2050.

The symposium aims to showcase the latest digital tools developed by ICAO and highlight the entity’s key initiatives and collaborative efforts to strengthen aviation resilience, drive innovation, promote sustainable development, offering new operational solutions for the benefit of participating countries.

In addition to participating in discussions with aviation experts, Member States will have the opportunity to explore the latest aviation products and services from sponsors and exhibitors.

The symposium is open to all aviation-related entities, including ministries, directorates general of civil aviation, international and regional organizations, aviation service providers, financial and development institutions, academic institutions, industry partners and other interested parties.

ICAO and IDAC have extended invitations to the main authorities of the Dominican State and a notable representation of the country’s business leadership.

Source: Arecoa.com

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