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11th World Cargo Symposium

​​The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event of its kind and the only one to bring together key stakeholders from the entire air cargo supply chain.
March 14 - March 16, 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Open to all

About Previous WCS
 Join over 1,000 air cargo leaders and more than 40 exhibitors in 
Abu Dhabi for this action-packed World Cargo Symposium! 
Registrations will open towards the end of 2016. 

Conference Highlights

IATA’s 11th annual World Cargo Symposium will continue to move the industry from talk to action with this edition.
WCS 2017 will featu​re plenary sessions, specialized tracks, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to Technology & Innovation, Security & Customs, Cargo Operations, and Sustainability.


" Great job! I was impressed with this event!""
"Delegate range was vast and diverse - plenty of networking opportunities. Very informative tracks and various topics."
"Outstanding conference!"
IATA Member Airline
"Amazing event! My first time, but I will attend again! Well done!
Solution Provider 

Why should you attend?

  • Unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 99% satisfaction rate
  • Engage with over 1000 senior experts and decision makers across the entire supply chain 
  • Debate and influence the future of Air Cargo
  • Hear world class speakers talk about the latest trends and issues impacting Air Cargo​
​​​​​​J​oin the conversation using the hashtag #IATAWCS! 

Who will you meet?

  • ​​Airlines
  • Solution providers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Airports
  • Ground handlers
  • Regulators
  • Media​
Join IATA's Strategic Partnership Program and benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates. Get on Board​​!

Thank you to our Sponsors​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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