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IAC WASHINGTON Events

Information on all IAC events will be posted below as it becomes available. All luncheons are scheduled to begin at Noon.

To RSVP, click on the link below to complete the online registration form.

Upcoming events

    • October 06, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    • 1
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    Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Open Skies

    For the first time in 30 years, the architects of the first, historic Open Skies aviation agreement will share the stage in person to celebrate, reflect, and look to the future of global aviation.

    Hosted and organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the International Aviation Club of Washington DC, a distinguished panel will share recollections and some behind-the-scenes stories of the 1992 U.S.-Netherlands Open Skies Agreement, which fundamentally transformed international civil aviation, including air cargo transportation , and regional economic impact. A second group of panelists will join the discussion to provide insight on the current state of international aviation, the future of aviation liberalization, and how the industry will meet key challenges such as sustainability.

    The panel discussions will be followed by a reception, starting at approximately 5:00pm.

    “The U.S. and the Netherlands together boldly signed a historic agreement 30 years ago that changed commercial aviation forever,” said Naveen Rao, president of the International Aviation Club. “This anniversary provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the last three decades of liberalization and understand the future challenges facing international aviation, including environmental sustainability.”

    “Three decades ago, the Netherlands and the United States forged a unique partnership, never seen before in commercial transportation,” said Dutch Ambassador André Haspels of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. “It is important that our two countries lead the way for the aviation industry including new challenges on sustainability, and help allies and partners improve global air transport.”

    This event is open to IAC members only. There is no charge to attend. Space is limited and advance registrations are required; a waitlist will be created. Not a member? Click here to join.

    Moderator

    Karen Walker, Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief

    Panelists

    Paul Mifsud, General Counsel USA, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (1992)

    Elliott Seiden, Vice President for Law and Governmental Affairs, Northwest Airlines (1992)

    Jan Willem Weck, Director General Civil Aviation at The Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (1992)

    Jeffrey Shane, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Transportation (1992)

    Henri van Faassen, Director of Civil Aviation at The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

    Richard (Rick) Yoneoka, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs at the US Department of State

    Barbara van Koppen, Senior Vice President Corporate Center & General Counsel at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

    Peter Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at Delta Air Lines

    • November 02, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The City Club of Washington, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
    • 126
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    Yvonne Manzi Makolo
    Chief Executive Officer, RwandAir Ltd
    Chair-Elect, IATA Board of Governors

    Yvonne Manzi Makolo started her career in aviation in 2017 as RwandAir’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Charge of Corporate Affairs. Her responsibilities included the strategic development and policy formulation of the airline to meet shareholder and regulatory requirements. Today, RwandAir Ltd is one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa with a fleet of 12 aircraft serving 28 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

    As Chief Executive Officer, Yvonne has led the airline to greater heights by focusing on setting strategic priorities to reinforce the airlines’ position in the market through network expansion, operational safety and advanced customer experience. Under her leadership, she also focused on inclusion and diversity by managing effective changes to the culture and policies of the airline as well increasing women representation in underrepresented roles.

    Yvonne brought 11 years of commercial expertise to her current role after working with the telecommunication company MTN Rwanda as the Chief Marketing Officer and briefly as the Acting Chief Executive Officer.

    Yvonne will become Chair of the IATA Board Governors in June 2023. She is the first woman to hold the position. She also serves as the 1st Vice Chairperson of the AFRAA Executive Committee.

    Note: The IAC will be following all federal and local COVID-19 guidelines and mandates in effect at the time of the event.

    Registration will open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

    Space is limited. Advance registrations are strongly encouraged.

    Please let us know if you have special dietary needs no less than three business days prior to the event. Requests received within three days are not guaranteed to be accommodated.

    Guest names for name tags, recommendations to the Club for government invitees, and other questions should be sent to info@iacwashington.org.

    Yvonne is currently serving as the Chair-Elect of the IATA Board Governors and the 1st Vice Chairperson of the AFRAA Executive Committee.

Past events

September 14, 2022 L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner Honoring Fred Smith
August 30, 2022 Summer Networking Event
May 19, 2022 In-Person Luncheon Featuring Carsten Spohr, CEO, Lufthansa Group
April 28, 2022 L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner Honoring Oscar Munoz
March 10, 2022 In-Person Luncheon Featuring Huntley Lawrence, COO/Director, Aviation, Port Authority NY & NJ
February 10, 2022 In-Person Luncheon Featuring Bjørn Tore Larsen, Founder & CEO, Norse Atlantic Airways
December 14, 2021 Fireside Chat: Audrey Powers, Vice President, New Shepard Mission & Flight Operations, Blue Origin
November 18, 2021 Fireside Chat: Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
October 27, 2021 Fireside Chat: Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group
August 19, 2021 Listen & Learn: Regulations in the Air
July 22, 2021 Fireside Chat: Edward Sims, President and Chief Executive Officer, WestJet Airlines
June 08, 2021 Listen & Learn: Pieter Elbers, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM
May 12, 2021 Listen & Learn: Aviation’s Sustainability Surge
April 20, 2021 Fireside Chat: Steve Dickson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
March 11, 2021 Listen & Learn: Nicholas Calio, Airlines for America
February 11, 2021 Listen & Learn: The Mission of the Century-Aviation’s Role in Global COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery
January 12, 2021 Listen & Learn: Mark Baker, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
December 09, 2020 IAC & IAWA Fireside Chat with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States
November 12, 2020 Listen & Learn: Views from Capitol Hill: Congressional Aviation Policy in the Next Congress
October 06, 2020 Listen & Learn with Jeff Shane, former General Counsel, International Air Transport Association
September 17, 2020 Listen & Learn with Captain Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association
August 13, 2020 Virtual Fireside Q&A with Joanna Geraghty, President & COO of JetBlue
July 22, 2020 Listen & Learn Webinar: How are Airlines and Airports Restoring Confidence and Providing a Safe Environment for Travelers During the Pandemic?
June 16, 2020 Listen & Learn Webinar: Current, Short-Term, and Longer-Term Financial Prospects for the Airline Industry in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 12, 2020 Listen & Learn Featuring David Short, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation & International Affairs
April 29, 2020 POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Dr. Ellen Stofan, Director, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
March 19, 2020 POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Pieter Elbers, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM
February 12, 2020 Luncheon Featuring Barry Eccleston, Past CEO & President, Airbus Americas, Inc.
January 21, 2020 SOLD OUT! Luncheon on Global Safety Management: Challenges & Opportunities
December 04, 2019 IAC Holiday Reception
November 07, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Zhihang Chi, Vice President, North America, Air China
October 16, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue
September 17, 2019 2019 L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner Honoring Marion Blakey
July 23, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
June 27, 2019 SOLD OUT! Luncheon Featuring Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America
May 07, 2019 May 7th Luncheon Featuring Ambassador Thomas L. Carter, Permanent Representative of the United States of America, International Civil Aviation Organization
April 24, 2019 April 24 Luncheon Featuring Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
February 13, 2019 February 13th Luncheon Featuring Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, IATA
January 23, 2019 January 23rd Luncheon Featuring Enrique Beltranena, Chief Executive Officer, Volaris
September 12, 2018 SOLD OUT: 2018 L. WELCH POGUE AWARD DINNER
September 06, 2018 September IAC Lunch Speaker: Mr. Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian.
July 19, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT
July 19, 2018 July 19th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
June 20, 2018 IMPORTANT NOTICE ON JUNE 20 LUNCHEON
May 24, 2018 May 24th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Dan Elwell, Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator
May 09, 2018 Welcome Reception for Hugo Yon and Joel Szabat
April 04, 2018 April 4th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Andrew Watterson, EVP & CRO, Southwest Airlines
March 02, 2018 March 2nd Luncheon Featuring Mr. Derek Kan, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
December 04, 2017 2017 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
September 07, 2017 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
July 10, 2017 July 10th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Henrik Hololei, EU Director-General for Transport and Mobility
June 07, 2017 June 7th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Carsten Spohr, CEO, Lufthansa Group
May 23, 2017 May 23rd Luncheon Featuring Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants
April 28, 2017 April 28th Luncheon Featuring David Melcher, AIA
March 22, 2017 International Aviation Club March 22nd Luncheon
February 08, 2017 International Aviation Club February 8th Luncheon Panel Discussion
January 11, 2017 International Aviation Club January 11th Luncheon Greg Guice
November 09, 2016 International Aviation Club November 9th Luncheon Willie Walsh
October 06, 2016 International Aviation Club October 6 Luncheon
July 13, 2016 International Aviation Club July 13 Luncheon
June 22, 2016 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
June 13, 2016 International Aviation Club June 13 Luncheon
May 18, 2016 International Aviation Club May 18 Luncheon
April 27, 2016 International Aviation Club April 27 Luncheon
March 30, 2016 International Aviation Club March 30 Luncheon
February 24, 2016 International Aviation Club February Luncheon
December 10, 2015 2015 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 04, 2015 International Aviation Club November Luncheon
October 09, 2015 International Aviation Club October Luncheon
September 02, 2015 International Aviation Club September Luncheon
June 25, 2015 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
May 20, 2015 International Aviation Club May Luncheon
March 26, 2015 International Aviation Club March Luncheon
January 28, 2015 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 10, 2014 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 20, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
October 09, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
September 29, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
July 31, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 26, 2014 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
May 02, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 10, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
March 10, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 19, 2013 2013 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
December 11, 2013 IAC SPECIAL EVENT - State of the Aviation Industry Speech by Chairman Bill Shuster
November 15, 2013 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
September 10, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
August 01, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 26, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
May 16, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 23, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 03, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
February 13, 2013 February 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
January 31, 2013 January 2013 Member & Guest Reception
January 17, 2013 January 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 03, 2012 2012 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 08, 2012 November 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
October 18, 2012 October 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
September 13, 2012 September 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
July 19, 2012 IAC July Summer Reception
July 17, 2012 July 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 07, 2012 June 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 25, 2012 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
March 29, 2012 March 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
February 23, 2012 February 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon


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