AATA - 28th. Annual Conference/Congress

Mexico City 2002

 

INTRODUCTION:

            Held in the Hotel Marquis Reforma, in Mexico City on April 14-17, 2002, eighty delegates drawn from ten countries were in attendance. A wide array of topics was addressed and is reported in this extract from the procedings, which were conducted throughout in English and Spanish by means of simultaneous translations. Social events were held on the evenings of Sunday and Tuesday, April 14th and 16th.

 

OPENING SESSION;

Monday, April 15th.

Following introductory remarks from the outgoing President, Dr. Walter Woolf, the incoming President, Ms. Emma Stamper, and the association’s Mexico City director, Dr. Alberto Malda the delegates were welcomed to Mexico City and Mexico by the representative of the Secretaria de Turismo, Sra. Ana Compean Reyes Spindola, in an address that highlighted the various tourist zones in Mexico. $30 Million dollars have recently been invested in tourism in Mexico and a colorful and informative video was shown that described the natural and cultural treasures of the country from the Frontera Norte around Monterrey, to the Mundo Maya in the Yucatan.

The congress was then officially opened by Dr. Jose Luis Gallardo Nieto, Coordinator General de Ganaderia, whose address was designed to set the tone for the entire conference. Dr. Gallardo, in highlighting the increased volume of trade involving live animal transportation, wanted the delegates to note that Mexico was moving forward with all other leading countries in legislation that would bring dignity and comfort to live animals in transit. He was pleased that the AATA had decided to hold their 28th. Annual Congress in Mexico City and he brought greetings from the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture who could not be present today as he was attending another important meeting in Chile. The Secretary, however, was looking forward to learning of outcomes from this congress.

 

Session Content

 

SESSION NO. 1:  “GLOBAL TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS”

 

SESSION NO. 1A:  “MEXICO’S AGRICULTURAL QUARANTINE CONTROL”

 

SESSION NO. 2:  “DISEASE AS A GLOBAL TRADE BARRIER”

SESSION NO. 3:  "GLOBAL PORT PRACTICES; TODAYS ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS”

 

SESSION NO. 4:  “MEXICAN PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTING AND EXPORTING ANIMALS”

SESSION NO. 5:  “DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY”

SESSION NO. 6:  “EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS”

SESSION NO. 7:  “WORKING GROUPS TO DEVELOP EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS FOR EACH SPECIES”

SESSION NO. 8:  “TRAINING PLUS COMPETENCY EQUALS IMPROVED ANIMAL WELFARE”

SESSION NO. 9:  “PRESENTATION OF EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS”

 

2002 AATA CONGRESS SPONSORS

Aark Air International

Air Animal

Air Canada

Animal Port Houston

Dr. Alberto Malda Worldwide Animal Transportation

Crowe Livestock Underwriting

Darley Stud Management

Federal Express Corporation

Feld Entertainment

Horse Service International BV

Instone Air Services

International Racehorse Transport

Intradco Cargo Services

KLM Cargo

Langeweg Livestock Services

Mersant International, Ltd.

Musson International

Peden Bloodstock

Pet Air (Kansas City, MO)

Sea Air International Forwarders

Service Guido Latte

Triton International

 

CONGRESS AIRLINE

Continental Airlines

 

CONGRESS EXHIBITORS

Cargolux Airlines International

Instone Air Services

The Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association International (IPATA)

2014 Animal Transportation Association (ATA)
PO Box 3363, Warrenton, VA 20188
(P) + 1 202.827.0909
Contact us at
info@animaltransportationassociation.org

 

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