WASHINGTON and MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP and the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) will host Airline Distribution 2013, the interactive global forum dedicated to distribution issues facing today's airline industry. Airline Distribution 2013 will take place 16-18 April at the InterContinental Miami.
"Airline Distribution is an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn from industry experts and their experiences with today's complex distribution issues," said Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO, UATP. "We look forward to hosting this forum with ALTA. With more than three decades of experience in the industry, ALTA will provide an immeasurable amount of knowledge and information to the attendees."
Airline Distribution is UATP's annual conference that focuses on significant distribution issues affecting airlines worldwide. It is a neutral forum that allows attendees to contribute ideas among industry leaders who are working to solve the complicated distribution questions facing airlines today.
"Airline Distribution brings together some of our industry's greatest minds to solve the complex issues airlines all over the world are experiencing today," said Alex de Gunten, Executive Director, ALTA. "We are proud to be a part of this event that is so important to our industry and helping shape the direction of its future."
UATP has been hosting Airline Distribution for over ten (10) years. The event draws industry experts from around the globe, offering unparalleled education and networking opportunities, focusing on the many facets of airline distribution. Airline Distribution 2013 will feature industry updates on such items as "direct connect" and the Latin American market, along with airline executive keynotes and roundtables focusing on the keys to driving growth and profitability.
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ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 percent of the region's commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the industry. Visit ALTA at www.alta.aero.
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