The annual general meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), so-called ‘the United Nations Conference on the Aviation Industry’, will be held in June next year in Seoul.IATA recently held its 74th Annual General Meeting in Sydney, Australia for four days and this time chose Korean Air to host next year’s IATA AGM.It will be the first time that all the CEOs of more than 280 airlines from 120 countries around the world will gather in Seoul at the same time. Officials from Korean Air including Keehong Woo, Vice President of Korean Air, attended this year’s annual general meeting.Next year will mark the first time for the IATA AGM to be held in Korea. The year 2019 will be particularly special as it will mark the 50th anniversary of Korean Air and the 30th anniversary of the airline’s IATA membership.“The aviation industry is looking forward to meeting in Seoul for the 75th IATA AGM. South Korea has a great story to promote. Strategic planning and foresight have positioned the country as a global hub for transport and logistics,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “I am confident that Korean Air will be a great host as Seoul is transformed into the capital of the global aviation industry during the AGM. We are also delighted to be in Seoul in the same year Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary.”The IATA AGM will focus on the development of the international aviation industry and its problems, discussions on the economics and safety of the aviation industry, and the enhancement of friendship between member airlines.The Korean aviation industry is expected to become even more prominent as major concerned parties in the world’s aviation industry come to Korea. In addition, the IATA AGM will serve as a chance to exhibit the beauty and tourism infrastructure of Korea to the world. A boom in tourism, which will create additional economic effects and job positions is also expected.