Aviation Energy Forum (AEF)

Vienna, Austria
28 - 30 May
Hilton Vienna Park

The IATA Aviation Energy Forum (AEF) is a merger of the Fuel Forum and the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Symposium. 

AEF is the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community, and a unique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel and SAF suppliers, and other IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry's priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity, and better understand what the airline commitment to deliver on the net zero 2050 pledge will mean.

As the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community, AEF is by invitation only to IATA Members and IATA Strategic Partners. 

The next edition of the AEF will take place on 28 - 30 May 2024 at the Hilton Vienna Park in Vienna, Austria.

Why should you join?


  • Premium brand exposure
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to showcase your products and services to a focused and targeted audience who needs your solutions
  • Get the best overview of the market and changing environment to successfully align your development strategies
  • Decisions will be made during the event that will have a real impact on the direction of the industry
  • New business opportunities

Who attends?


  • IATA Member Airline Representatives, including their fuel purchasing managers and sustainability experts
  • IATA Strategic Partners
  • New and traditional Fuel Suppliers
  • Fuel Service Providers
  • Fuel Executives

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"IATA AEF is one of the most functional conferences out there.  Everyone walks away with action items to move the industry forward“

Dan Eekhoff, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

"We, at SAGHE, were delighted to participate in the IATA AEF forum in Abu Dhabi. It was our inaugural experience, and everything proceeded seamlessly. The event provided excellent networking opportunities, featured brilliant attendees, and showcased exceptional organizational skills. Our sincere thanks to everyone who played a part in making this event a success."

Evgenii Kaledin, Shannon Air Ground Handling Europe

“Best event to meet business partners from the industry. Excellent content to be found in sessions” 

Maggie Kaczorowska-Piesak, ORLEN

“AEF Abu Dhabi was one of the most well attended & fruitful events that I have attended. The sheer number of delegates made is interesting from a point of networking.”

Priyantha Brito, Aviation Services Management (ASM)

“IATA AEF is an exceptional gathering of professionals from the aviation and energy sectors making it a fertile ground for insightful discussions, innovative ideas, and collaborative efforts. Looking forward to seeing what the next forum has in store!”

Kavya Yadav, Marketing Manager, Aviation Services Management (ASM)

“Once again, the IATA Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi has surpassed my expectations. Because of the interesting commercial & technical topics as well as the numerous networking opportunities, this remains the premier event to discuss and learn about the latest developments in the industry.  I look forward to attending the next one in Vienna.”

Dave Hedges, KLM

“The IATA Energy Forum is surely the industry-leading event to network and keep updated with market developments.”

Mary Psiaki, EKO  ABBE. Member of HELLENIQ ENERGY Group


View the official AEF Vienna 2024 Program (pdf).



Vienna, the capital city of Austria, epitomizes a harmonious blend of rich history, cultural heritage, and modern innovation. Renowned for its imperial palaces, captivating architecture, and world-class music and arts scene, Vienna is a city that seamlessly intertwines tradition with contemporary living. As a hub of economic and cultural significance, it offers a picturesque backdrop for the IATA Aviation Energy Forum. Participants can immerse themselves in the city's vibrant atmosphere while exploring its historic landmarks, enjoying its renowned coffee culture, and experiencing the unique Viennese charm.

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The Venue


The Hotel Hilton Vienna Park stands as a premier venue for the IATA Aviation Energy Forum, offering an ideal setting for conferences and events. Situated in the heart of Vienna, this sophisticated hotel boasts state-of-the-art conference facilities and spacious meeting rooms designed to accommodate large-scale gatherings.

Its strategic location provides easy access to Vienna's cultural landmarks and business districts, ensuring convenience for attendees. With its modern amenities and dedicated event spaces, the Hotel Hilton Vienna Park serves as an excellent hub for the exchange of industry insights and networking opportunities during the AEF.

Visa Requirements


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Aviation Energy Forum 2024 - Kuala Lumpur

The IATA AEF 2024 autumn edition is scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 12-14. This significant event will bring together industry leaders and experts for insightful conversations on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the progress of energy solutions, and the changing dynamics of technical and commercial fuel aspects against the backdrop of Kuala Lumpur's rich cultural tapestry.

More information about this event will be communicated in the upcoming months.

See you in Kuala Lumpur!

AEF 2023 Abu Dhabi

The autumn edition of the IATA AEF 2023 was held on November 7-9 at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, UAE. With approximately 700 delegates in attendance, this influential event united industry leaders and experts to tackle pivotal discussions on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), advancing energy solutions, and the evolving landscape of technical and commercial fuel aspects. 

> See AEF Abu Dhabi photos

> View AEF Abu Dhabi Sponsors (pdf)

AEF 2023 Seattle

The Spring edition of the IATA AEF 2023 took place in Seattle, the chief city of the state of Washington and one of the largest and most affluent urban centers in the United States. Over 800 delegates gathered to discuss key topics such as SAF & new energy options, technical and commercial fuel, and supply chain digitalization.

> See AEF 2023 Seattle photos

> View AEF Seattle Sponsors (pdf)

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

IATA believes that diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation, and experience boosts the success of the aviation industry. We actively encourage aviation professionals with diverse profiles to contribute to our events as speakers, panelists, facilitators, or in any other way.

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