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.
Download the WCS 2017 Roadmap (pdf) and check all the plenary sessions, industry meetings, executive meetings and specialized tracks taking place in 2017.
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Interested in the conference program? These are the tracks you can attend at the WCS 2017.
Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and get insights into the latest industry trends and developments. Our registration and hotel booking system is now open!
FACES is part of the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) and you need to register for WCS to attend FACES. FACES Participants get a discount to attend WCS. In order to receive the FACES discount please send an email to
email@example.com with a copy of your passport showing your date of birth. If eligible, you will receive a discount code to be used during
Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi: Rates in USD are approximately $218 for single room and $238 for double room. Rates include in-room internet and breakfast at Restaurant 18º.
Aloft Abu Dhabi: Rates in USD are approximately $123 for single room and $136 for double room. Rates include wireless internet and breakfast at Dine Restaurant.
All rates are subject to 10% Service charge, 6% tourism fees, 4% municipality fee and AED 15 per room per night as tourism dirham fee (taxes are subject to change without notice).
Please note that hotel rates in USD are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.
Rooms are available 11-17 March, 2017. Should you require additional nights, please complete a reservation with the available nights. Once completed, email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request the nights required. Be sure to include your Registration Confirmation number in the email.
Note that WorldTEK is the only official hotel provider associated with this event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
The World Cargo Symposium continues to be the best opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to the cargo community. Find out what kind of privileges we can offer to our sponsors and exhibitors!
Check the Interactive Map and discover all the exhibitors of the WCS 2017.
Mike HuntingtonDirector Sponsorships & ExhibitionsTel.: +1-450-715-1313Mobile: +1-514-240-2844
Strategic Partnership Program and benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates.
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The 2017's event venue is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), situated 20 minutes from down town Abu Dhabi and 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. It provides meeting and event organisers interconnected, flat-roofed indoor floor space of 73,000sqm. Conveniently accessible and stylishly decorated with a mixture of Arabian and modern fixtures, this is the most modern facility of its type in the Arabian Gulf. ADNEC forms the hub of the vibrant Capital Gate development which includes a host of architecturally-advanced hotels and office buildings.
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Captivating culture, breath-taking luxury, exhilarating adventure and the warmth of Arabian hospitality await you in Abu Dhabi.
Feel awed by one of the world’s top landmarks – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - take on the planet’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, zoom to the pace of a speedboat tour of the UAE capital’s coastline, tune out to the sound of the wind while sand boarding in the Western Region, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a stroll through Al Ain's cooling oases.
Experience ultra-modern breaks in the city centre, family adventures on Yas Island or luxurious havens on Saadiyat Island. Dine at an 18 degrees incline in the world’s furthest leaning tower, enjoy 360 degree city views from revolving restaurants or taste the masterful cuisine of Michelin-starred chefs!
Abu Dhabi is an eventful capital with an action-packed calendar, including international art, music, sport, gourmet, heritage and cultural festivals, high profile business conferences and vibrant trade fairs.
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