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29th IATA Ground Handling Conference

Enhancing, Developing and Innovating: Grounds for Success.

Hosted by Air Canada 
The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world. In 2016 the event was hosted by Air Canada (Platinum Sponsor). ​​​​
May 15 - May 18, 2016
Toronto, Canada
The Westin Harbour Castle
Open to all

About Program Registration Sponsors/Exhibitors Destination/Venue News from IGHC 2016

Welcome Letters from Canadian officials

Special discounts from Air Canada

Air Canada is offering discounted rates on airfare to the IATA IGHC Conference! View Available Discounts. If you are interested in booking a flight with Air Canada, you will find a booking link and promotional code in your confirmation after completing registration.
Please note: The fare reduction is available to travel between 07-27 May 2016 (21 day travel).​

Highlights from IGHC 2016







Why should you attend?

Unique business,​ networking and branding opportunities with 95% satisfaction rate
  • Attended by over 800 delegates - all regions are represented
  • Meet airlines decision makers - 95 individual airlines attended in 2015
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments
  • 96% satisfaction rate for plenary sessions and workshops
  • 96% of participants would recommend the IGHC Conference to their peers​

Upcoming IGHC Conferences

  • 2017: May 21 - 24
  • 2018: May 06 - 09 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

How to join the IGHC

Learn more about our Ground Handling Conference.

Should you wish to obtain further information regarding IGHC membership.

Should you wish to apply for IGHC 2016 membership.​

Who will you meet?

Bringing together over 800 delegates to represent the whole industry,  here's who you will meet:
  • 30% airlines, 60% ground service providers and airports, 10% manufacturers and solution providers
  • 60% commercial and 34% operational/safety positions represented
  • 50% executive management, 49% middle management


    "Impressive orga​nization, conference, exhibition and networking areas" (Supplier from Europe, 2015)

    "My highlights: great networking tool, the location, gala dinner, meeting area and many more..."  (Delegate from the Americas, 2015)​


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Thank you to our Sponsors


Host Airline and Platinum Sponsor


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Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Platinium Media




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