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1st World Financial Symposium

The 1st World Financial Symposium (WFS) focuses on industry action to support sustained airline financial health.

Abu Dhabi

When: September 14 - September 18, 2014
Where: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Venue: Jumeirah Etihad Towers
Audience: Open to all

Hosted by Etihad Airways, a leading carrier in the Gulf region, WFS brings 750 financial executives and specialists together to share insights, discuss industry challenges and best practices for aviation financial management.

Live Streaming

If you couldn't join delegates on-site but still want to attend, view it live!

This site will be active while the event takes place - starting Wednesday 17 September 08.45 AM GST (UTC/GMT +4hours)

The information is priceless!

Access to capital, regulatory changes, environmental requirements, high fuel prices and a flat global GDP projection are all happening at a time of record aircraft deliveries. What are the root causes of low profitability in the airline industry and what industry action in the form of IATA standards, tools and policies will support sustained airline financial health? Find out at WFS!

WFS at a glance

Join us for the invaluable meetings and sessions, including:

  • Working Groups from September 13th – 16th (by invitation only)
  • Industry general meetings focusing on revenue accounting and settlement systems (formerly known as Integrated Settlement or “IS Week”) from September 14th – 16th - (open to all)
  • CFO Summit on September 17th - Invitation to this session will be open to Senior Financial Executives from airlines, business partners and key suppliers
  • Plenary sessions and specialized tracks engaging in debate for mobilizing the industry to support sustained airline financial health , from September 17th -18th - (open to all) .

Industry Meetings at WFS

Industry Meetings (formerly known as IS-Week: including the 48th Revenue Accounting Meeting, 3rd SIS General Meeting, 9th ICH User Group Meeting, 9th AIA Services General Meeting and the 3rd Mobilization Workshop) will be held from 14-16 September 2014.

For the Industry Meeting Agenda, please select one of the following: 

The Future of Revenue Accounting

The Future of Revenue Accounting (FoRA) Task Force has been looking into how the process of revenue accounting could be simplified for the industry as a whole if existing industry infrastructure could be leveraged by extending the scope of running many processes associated with revenue accounting centrally.  This has the potential to reduce industry costs and effort by reducing or eliminating the volume of rejections and simplifying the process for future industry changes. View the description of a possible new Centralised Ticket Data Processing Solution.

Tracks highlights

The symposium will compromise an Opening and Closing Plenaries and 4 specialized tracks as follows:

Track 1: Transformation in Revenue Accounting - 17 September (afternoon)

Track 2: Building a World Class Treasury - 17 September (afternoon)

Track 3: The Payment Riddle: Combining Security, Convenience & Cost- 18 September (morning)

Track 4: Risk Management in a Changing World - 18 September (morning)

To learn more about the tracks, please view the Program Directory (pdf)

Registration information

Register now!

Delegate Type Regular Fee
IATA Member Airlines USD1200
IATA Strategic Partners USD1300
Other Delegates USD1400


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