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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

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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 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!
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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​ 


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


Don't miss this opportunity, register now!


WCS Tracks

Interested in the conference program? These are the tracks you can attend at the WCS 2017.

  1. Dangerous Goods
  2. Digital Transformation - Disrupting the Air Cargo Industry through Digital Transformation
  3. Cargo Operations and Handling - Excellence in Air Cargo Handling
  4. Cargo Security - Security, Culture and Screening Innovation
  5. Pharmaceuticals - Addressing the Pharma and Radiopharma Supply Chain Complexity
  6. Smart ULD - Compliance, safety and efficiency…made smarter
  7. E-Commerce Logistics - How Air Cargo Delivers on Customer Demand
  8. Cargo Border Management - Overcoming Borders
  9. Cargo Facility Of The Future  - Automated, data driven and adaptable facilities
  10. Fighting Back to Profitability - Improving and Sustaining Financial Health
  11. Perishables - Harvesting the Future in Perishable Logistics
  12. Live Animals - Flying High - Safeguarding Animal Safety and Welfare
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