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Ops Conference 2014

Safety and Flight Operations – Today’s Issues and Tomorrow’s Challenges

Ops Conference is IATA’s main vehicle to interact with its member airlines, regulatory agencies, and the aviation industry generally on all issues related to safety, operations and infrastructure. In 2014, the conference will have a strong operational safety and regional capacity emphasis and the program will be constructed to maximize interaction between speakers, panelists and delegates.

Kuala Lumpur
When: March 31 - April 2, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Venue: The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Audience: Open to all

Keynote Speakers

The Conference will feature senior government, airline and industry representatives, led by IATA's Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. 

Also featured are Andrew Herdman, Director General of the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA), Jeff Poole, Director General of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) and Nancy Graham, Director of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Navigation Bureau. 


The program blends workshops, interactive sessions and streamed discussions with traditional plenary sessions, in order to create the most effective learning and discussion environment. For more information consult event roadmap (pdf).

View conference agenda here (pdf).


  • Runway safety
  • Emerging operational risks
  • Safety Management System implementation 


  • Moving towards paperless operations in maintenance and in aircraft transfers
  • Improving pilot  training provisions – Evidence-Based Training (EBT)
  • Promoting integrated ground operations
  • Harmonizing the regulatory environment


  • Regional Issues – “Asia Sky”
  • Commercial engagement with ANSPs
  • China capacity and efficiency – ATC, routes, airports 

Whom you will meet

In addition, Ops Conference 2014 will provide you with the opportunity to connect with senior operational representatives from airlines, airports, governments, and manufacturers and suppliers, and to help shape the airline operational agenda.

Workshops - 31 March, 2014

Your Ops Conference registration entitles you to attend the following workshops, with more detailed and focused information:

Registration Fees

 IATA Member Airlines and Strategic Partners:  US$ 910
 Non-Member Airlines:  US$1,300
 Others:  US$1,300


Important:  Hotel discounted rate expires 17th March

Please make sure to book your hotel reservation no later than Monday, 17th March. After this date all rooms will be released back to the hotel for sale to the general public. After this date, hotel reservations or discounted rate cannot be guaranteed. Please note that the city of Kuala Lumpur is likely to sell out completely over these dates, due to the Grand Prix of Formula One taking place in the city.

Gala Dinner information

Event: IATA OPS Gala Dinner - Sponsored by Boeing

Event Date: 1st April 2014

Location: Taman Mahsuri, Royale Chulan Hotel

Address: Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Time: 18:30 - 22:30

Download the Event App / Ops Conference Mobile App

We have implemented a Mobile App to allow participants to access the latest information and receive event notifications on their mobile devices. The app will give you access to the most up to date program agenda, speaker bios and photos, exhibition floor plan, delegates list, plus much more.

The Ops Conference Mobile App is compatible with all mobile devices, phones and tablets. The content can also be viewed from any computer browser.

In order to download or view the app, please click here.



Additional information

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