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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.

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Upcoming events

    • July 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, Access Information Sent Upon Registration
    • 453
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    Cost

    Members: No charge for current IAC members to participate in this program.

    Nonmembers: $25 (Not a member? Click here to join)

    Note: We are using the Zoom webinar platform to deliver this program. Attendees can access via the Zoom app or a browser. Access information will be sent upon registration.


    About the Speaker

    Throughout his aviation career, Ed Sims has demonstrated that an emphasis on peoples’ development and transparent communication are the stepping stones to success. As President and CEO, responsible for both the strategic direction of the company and the day-to-day operations, Ed leads WestJet’s employees with this emphasis and the professional values of accountability, resilience, authenticity, aspiration and humility.

    His confidence in the strength of these guiding principles rests in his track record.

    Ed joined WestJet in 2017 as Executive Vice-President, Commercial and became President and CEO in 2018. He led WestJet from its first quarterly loss in 52-consecutive quarters, and his first as CEO, to a position of sustained and significant profitability.

    Under his leadership, WestJet made significant strides in its evolution from a point-to-point, low-cost carrier to a global network airline, with the arrival of the first 787 Dreamliners and the introduction of business cabin and premium service. WestJet has continued to be recognized as Canada’s Favourite Airline (TripAdvisor 2017/2018/2019) and as a national standout in safety and operational efficiency being named one of North America’s top-10 most on-time airlines for 2019 (Cirium).

    In 2019, Ed led the organization through the largest private equity deal in aviation history with the purchase of WestJet by Onex.

    Ed started in the United Kingdom travel industry and has enjoyed a varied career spanning more than 30 years in tourism and aviation across the European, Australasian and North American markets. Prior to WestJet, Ed held senior commercial and operational leadership positions within the Tui, Thomas Cook and Virgin Groups and served for ten years at Air New Zealand where he led the international wide-body business. His role prior to Westjet was marked by six years of service as CEO of Airways, New Zealand’s air navigation service provider.

    • August 19, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, Access Information Sent Upon Registration
    • 476
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    Join us for an update on the airline regulatory environment and hot issues impacting airlines that serve the United States.

    Panelists

    Anita Mosner, Partner, Holland and Knight, LLP

    Evelyn Sahr, Chair, Aviation, Eckert Seamans

    Patricia Vercelli, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Airlines for America

    Moderator:  

    Roy Goldberg, Partner, Stinson LLP; Immediate Past President, IAC


    Cost

    Members: No charge for current IAC members to participate in this program.

    Nonmembers: $25 (Not a member? Click here to join)

    Note: We are using the Zoom webinar platform to deliver this program. Attendees can access via the Zoom app or a browser. Access information will be sent upon registration.


    About the Speakers

    Anita Mosner practices in the areas of aviation law, public policy and regulation, competition and international law. She is the co-chair of Holland & Knight's Transportation and Infrastructure Industry Sector Group and is also the deputy chair of the firm's Aviation Team. With a background in consulting as well as law, Anita has a deep understanding of the aviation business that has sharpened her ability to tackle complex business disputes and operational problems. Anita regularly represents airlines, UAS (drone) operators, airports, and other aviation-related businesses.

    Anita handles all phases of the airline start up process, and has led the launch of both U.S. and foreign air carriers.  She also has represented several major international airports, assisting them with marketing, route development, environmental and development issues.

    Anita played a leading role in the development of several major airline alliances and joint ventures, assisting with the negotiation and documentation of such arrangements. She also has assisted several airlines in their efforts to obtain antitrust immunity for their alliance activities, and regularly provides antitrust compliance training and advice. Anita has provided regulatory advice and has assisted in the negotiation of several airline investment transactions, and has secured approval for several cross-border investments in U.S. air carriers. She also served on a committee of experts which advised the Department of Defense (DOD) on the possible effect of changes to rules governing non-U.S. investment in U.S. airlines upon the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program.

    Anita has extensive experience in aeropolitical matters, including international aviation negotiations and disputes. Skilled in government affairs and communications, She also helps her clients seek Congressional support for industry initiatives.

    Anita devotes considerable time to regulatory counseling and compliance. She has defended major enforcement actions before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Transportation Security Administration, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies. She also has handled matters involving the National Transportation Safety Board, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and Department of Justice. She has strong experience in international air safety and air safety oversight, and also is a member of the firm’s Drone Practice Team.

    Anita handles both administrative and appellate litigation, and regularly offers pre-litigation counseling to her airport and airline clients.

    Evelyn Sahr, chair of Eckert Seaman’s Aviation Group, focuses her practice on regulatory, commercial and legislative regulatory matters impacting U.S. and foreign airlines. She serves on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Air & Space Law and was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA for her national work in transportation law (Aviation: Regulatory). In addition, Evelyn is a frequent speaker at domestic and international industry conferences and delivers training seminars on numerous U.S. legal compliance matters.

    Evelyn regularly represents foreign and domestic airlines before a number of federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She also advises clients on foreign ownership requirements, licenses and operating authority, open skies, passenger rights , civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, slots and airport issues, and international safety assessments and standards. She also consults on tax, antitrust, environment, insolvency, intellectual property, labor/employment, equipment transactions, and other commercial matters relating to airlines.

    Before entering private practice, Evelyn was a trial and appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division.

    Patricia Vercelli brings more than 20 years of experience in the airline financial services industry. to A4A. She is responsible for A4A’s legal and corporate governance, overseeing the General Counsel’s office and providing corporate secretary functions. Patricia joined A4A from Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP), the airline-owned travel payment system. UATP was formerly a division of A4A for 15 years. She managed the legal affairs of UATP, guiding them through multifaceted regulatory hurdles in the international arena relative to streamlining the payment processing of transactions between UATP airline members and corporate customers. Prior to joining UATP, Patricia worked for Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP and Sallie Mae, Inc. 

Past events

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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