GHI Webinar: The Americas and COVID-19

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This is the last chance to register for the GHI Webinar on the Americas market vs COVID-19.

Hurry, there’s only one week left to register your free place for GHI’s Webinar, which explores how the Americas aviation market is fighting back against the COVID-19 crisis.

The free-to-attend seminar will be held in partnership with TLD and take place on 25 June from 0830 (PDT); 1130 (EST) and 1730 (CEST). Register now

Fabbio Mifsud, Manager of Ground Handling Programmes at Greater Toronto Airports Authority, confirmed as a panel member this week and will offer an airport perspective on meeting the challenges of the pandemic.

He joins business leaders at Menzies Aviation, American Airlines, Avianca and TLD to discuss the immediate and long-term impact of the crisis on the Latin and North American markets and cover topics including social distancing and GSE innovation.

The session will explore the legacy of the coronavirus on a region already suffering long-standing attrition problems and how operators can look to recover essential employee talent once the pandemic rescinds.

The US and Brazil are currently reporting the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world.

The Webinar session will provide an essential forum for stakeholder collaboration during a time of unprecedented crisis and takes place on the original schedule dates of GHI’s 6th Americas Conference.

Register your free place and book in colleagues by clicking here: Webinar

The GHI Big Debate: Aviation in the Americas – Rallying against the Coronavirus pandemic

Format: A 100-minute Webinar bringing together business leaders from leading airlines, ground handlers, airports and industry suppliers to discuss a blueprint for overcoming the coronavirus pandemic. The session will include an online audience Q&A and be chaired by GHI Conference Chairman, Max Gosney.


· A divided future?: will Trump’s CARE bill package create a divided Americas market with the US operators claiming a key competitive advantage in the North while Latin American cousins flounder without state aid to the South? The session will offer an update on the region’s key markets like the US and Brazil and the fortunes of major ground handlers across the Americas.

· Ghosts of the apron: perennial problems attracting and retaining personnel have been made worse by the staff cutbacks caused by the pandemic. So, how will we upskill our operations again and maintain safety levels when volumes return?

· GSE maintenance and a chance for pooling: what should we be doing with pushback tugs and dollies standing idle? And will the crisis demand a more collaborative approach to GSE in the form of equipment pooling?

· Last in, first out?: will the late arrival of COVID-19 to many countries in Latin America mean the industry is better placed to restart operations compared to Europe and Asia?

· A cargo lifeline: while PAX flounders, Latin American exports are still in demand across the world. What are the opportunities for airlines and GSPs to diversify revenue streams through cargo?

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