SriLankan Airlines to host IATA HR confab

September 03, 2012 (LBO) – National carrier Sri Lankan airlines is set to host the second International Air Transport Association (IATA) Global Human Capital Summit in Colombo giving a boost to the island’s push towards becoming a global aviation hub.

“The IATA summit brings together the best in global aviation to share and discuss their learning in harnessing the full potential of their people resource,” the airline releasing a statement said.

The three day summit scheduled to begin on November 12 will also look at human capital challenges faced by the aviation industry.

The summit is expected to attract a large number of human capital heads and trainers from airlines, airports and aviation authorities from around the world.

The air travel summit will focus on issues such as attracting and retaining talent, developing the next generation of global aviation leaders, cost management, service, and use of advanced technology.

Sri Lankan airlines said the bid to host the summit was part of an overall strategy to help Sri Lanka position itself as a global aviation hub.

“The IATA Global Human Capital Summit comes to Sri Lanka at an opportune time as we finally come close to realizing the island’s full potential to be an air h