A conference to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of ICAO and
the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s adherence to the Chicago Convention
6 May 2022
in collaboration with the
Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
Due to the ongoing epidemiological situation, the number of people attending in-person will be restricted.
The event is by invitation only.
Aviation has revolutionised the way that world travels and connects. It is due to aviation that billions of passengers and tonnes of valuable cargo can seamlessly travel to any corner of the globe. Civil aviation has been a great facilitator of world trade, tourism, and cross-border dialogue and cooperation, and contributed greatly to humanity’s progress and prosperity.
No international institution has contributed more to setting and enhancing standards for aviation safety and security than the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Since the entry into force of the 1944 Chicago Convention on 4 April 1947, and the first ICAO Assembly meeting convened in Montreal on 6 May 1947, ICAO continues to play an essential role as the heart of global aviation governance.
Through ICAO, States have been able to successfully accommodate technological changes, address threats to aviation, and embrace novel applications and emerging modes of aerial transportation. ICAO’s enduring success and achievements over the past 75 years deserves to be highlighted and celebrated.
The Permanent Mission of Republic of Korea (ROK) to ICAO, in collaboration with the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University, is delighted to organise this highly-anticipated conference which marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of ICAO, as well as the 70th anniversary of the ROK’s accession to ICAO.
Under the theme “Connecting the World: ICAO’s Legacy of 75 Years and the Future of Aviation”, ICAO representatives, subject-matter experts and academics will be discussing how ICAO has for over seven decades ensured the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation, and what challenges and opportunities await aviation in the future.
Registration and light refreshments
09:30 – 09:45
Ambassador Sangdo Kim,
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to ICAO
Prof. Ram S. Jakhu
Acting Director, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
09:45 - 10:00
Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar,
Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Session 1: Achievements and successes over the Past 75 Years
Prof. Paul S. Dempsey
Director Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
- ICAO's Legacy in Aviation Security and future AVSEC challenges
Prof. Ludwig Weber
Adjunct Professor, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
- ICAO’s Evolving SARPs Implementation Support Activities
Mr. Jorge Vargas
Director, Technical Cooperation Bureau, ICAO
- ICAO's Role in Ensuring Uniformity of Safety Standards
Ms. Jimena Blumenkron
Safety Officer, ICAO
- Personal Reflections on ICAO (proposed)
Mr. Michael Rossell
Senior Vice President, Airports Council International
13:00 – 13:10
Video presentation by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to ICAO
13:10 – 14:40
Session 2: The Future of Aviation
Prof. George Petsikas
Sessional Lecturer, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
- Recent developments and the future of aviation and climate change
Ms. Jane Hupe
Deputy Director, Environment, ICAO
- ICAO’s Role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Paradigm Era
Dr. Sung-hwan Shin
Director, Aerospace Policy Institute, Korea Research Institute for National Strategy
- Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Aviation
Dr. Woon-gyung Song
Korea Aerospace University
- Future of Aviation: Manufacturer Perspectives
Mr. Dan Carnelly
Vice President and Permanent Representative to ICAO, International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA)
Prof. George Petsikas
McGill Institute of Air and Space Law