Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention and ICAO

On 7 December 1944, fifty-two Government representatives met in Chicago to agree the Convention on International Civil Aviation to ensure all nations would benefit from the safe, affordable and peaceful development of international air services. The job of overseeing this extraordinarily complex task was given to the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

On the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Convention signature, Italy is pleased to join the initiatives put in place worldwide to celebrate this historical event. 

On 7 December 2019, the LUISS University in Rome hosted a conference envisioned and coordinated by Laura Pierallini, Name Partner of the Studio Pierallini, in collaboration with the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University, the Italian civil aviation authority (ENAC – Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile), the Italian air navigation service provider (ENAV – Ente Nazionale per l’Assistenza al Volo). A table of distinguished international guests commemorated the Convention and its relevance to global peace and prosperity since its adoption, 75 years ago.

PROGRAMME

WELCOME ADDRESS | Raffaele Marchetti, Deputy Rector for Internationalization, Luiss | Nicola Zaccheo, President, ENAC Italian Civil Aviation Authority

OPENING REMARKS | Alessio Quaranta, General Director, ENAC Italian Civil Aviation Authority | Pablo Mendes de Leon, Professor, International Institute of Air and Space Law at University of Leiden | Laura Pierallini, LUISS University and Name Partner at Studio Pierallini

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “BEHIND AND BEYOND THE CHICAGO CONVENTION” | Niall Buissing, Director, International Institute of Air and Space Law at University of Leiden

ROUND TABLE | THE PIVOTAL IMPORTANCE OF THE CHICAGO CONVENTION IN THE ERA OF INNOVATION AND AUTOMATION

Jiefang Huang, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau at ICAO, Montreal | Jeffrey Shane, General Counsel at IATA, Geneva | Ugo de Carolis, Chief Executive Officer, Aeroporti di Roma

CLOSING REMARKS | Marianna Simeone Delegato del Québec in Italia, Roma | Vincent Correia, Professor, Institut de droit de l’espace et des télécommunications (IDEST) | Valentina Lener, General Director, Assaeroporti | Laura Pierallini, LUISS University and Name Partner at Studio Pierallini