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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. Learn more about Air Cargo.
March 14 - March 16, 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Open to all

About Program Registration Sponsors/Exhibitors Destination/Venue Previous WCS
Join over 1,000 air cargo leaders and more than 40 exhibitors in 
Abu Dhabi for this action-packed World Cargo Symposium! 

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

WCS 2017: Sneak Peek

Check the Cargo Tracker Newsletter to have a glance of the informative workshops and specialized tracks of the this year's WCS.

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
Join the conversation using the hashtag #IATAWCS 

Who will you meet?

  • Airlines
  • Solution providers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Airports
  • Ground handlers
  • Regulators
  • Media  


Download the WCS 2017 Roadmap (pdf) and check all the plenary sessions, industry meetings, executive meetings and specialized tracks taking place in 2017.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The WCS mobile app is now live! In just 3 steps you can access it easily from your mobile phone. Steps to download the WCS App (pdf):

  1. Download the IATA Conferences App - The app will be automatically added to your home screen
  2. Open the app and select the World Cargo Symposium
  3. Done! You now have access to the most recent information of WCS 2017!


Don't miss this opportunity, register now!


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

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