Partnering for a Better Planet
The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling conference in the world. It brings together industry leaders from airlines, airports, ground service providers, and manufacturers, to discuss and implement industry standards, policies, and procedures.
In 2024, the IGHC will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland around the theme: "Partnering for a better planet."
Why should you attend?
- Unique business, networking, and branding opportunities.
- Expected attendance of over 800 delegates, including key airline decision-makers.
- Exclusive access to industry intelligence and the latest industry developments.
- One-to-one meetings in the BizZone.
Who will you meet?
- 30% airlines, 60% ground service providers and airports, 10% manufacturers and solution providers
- 60% commercial and 34% operational/safety positions represented
- 50% executive management, 49% middle management
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“IGHC is a fantastic opportunity to learn about where the industry is going. Would recommend it to everyone in the Ground Handling and Airport ecosystem.”
Jukka Glader, VP Ground Operations, Finnair
“The event was very insightful, fantastic networking opportunities, knowledgeable speakers, great participants, and some very interesting exhibitions. Undoubtedly, one of the most important industry congregations, it was worth it.”
Michael Adjinbaruk, Consumer Protection Officer, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
“IGHC is one of the most important meeting places for us as Ground Handler. It gives us the opportunity to meet with colleagues, partners, and customers and at the same time attend interesting sessions.”
Kjell Ivar Maudal, Chief Commercial Officer, Widerøe Ground Handling AS
“I like to point out that the IGHC event was everything I dreamed of as a ground handling agent as well as cargo expert.”
Fuad Nassir Kemal, Director of Cargo and Logistics Operations, ICAS plc.
“As a ground handling professional, I have attended the IATA Ground Handling Conference for the first time in 2023 and I can proudly say without hesitation that it is one of the most valuable experience and event in my calendar. The conference provided a unique opportunity to network with industry peers, share best practices and learn about latest developments in ground handling technology and innovation. I would highly recommend the IGHC to anyone looking to stay up to date with the latest trends and developments in ground handling industry.”
Nicolette Bamboche, Head of Airport Services, Air Seychelles
“The IGHC is not just another conference. It’s a place where all the expertise and knowledge is shared with only one purpose: to enhance the aviation industry to an extreme level of proficiency and consistency.”
Roberto Gomes, Excellence and Operational Security, beAQC (Aviation Quality Council)
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The IGHC 2024 Program will be announced soon.
We would like to hear your input on the topics you'd like to see addressed during IGHC 2024!
Your valuable suggestions will help us create an engaging and enriching experience tailored to your interests. Share your ideas with the Ground Operations Team, please use 'Ideas IGHC 2024' as the subject line.
Please note that the early bird rates for the IATA Ground Handling Conference expired on 2 February. Regular registration rates now apply.
|2024 REGULAR RATE IN USD (EXCLUDING ICELANDIC TAXES)
IATA Member Airline
Non-IATA Member Airline
IATA Strategic Partner
Airport/ Government / Customs
*The GHP Membership includes 2 complimentary passes to the IGHC. This reduced fee is applicable to obtain additional GHP passes.
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Reykjavík is one of the cleanest and greenest capital cities in the world. The city is nestled between stunning landscapes, including glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields, geysers, hot springs, and fjords. The city's small-scale urban center is packed with restaurants, shopping, culture, a vibrant nightlife, and is easy to navigate.
Harpa Reykjavík Conference Centre
Harpa is one of Reykjavík’s most striking landmarks and a center of cultural and social life in the very heart of the city. Harpa is a tourist destination and an award-winning work of art that has been visited by millions of people since opening in 2011. This award-winning venue holds regular concerts from some of Iceland’s finest musicians and festivals. To learn more about this center, visit the venue's official website.
The IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA Travel Centre-Passport, Visa & Health Requirements.
Wish to visit Iceland before or after the IGHC?
- Should you wish to enjoy some time after the IGHC to visit Iceland, you can contact Reykjavik Excursions (Kynnisferðir), a fully licensed tour operator and travel agent.
- Reykjavik Excursions is pleased to offer a 10% discount for their tours in May 2024 for the IGHC conference delegates and their spouses.
- Bookings can be made through the website.
- When booking, please use the code IGHC2024 to activate your discount.
The 2023 version is the latest Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA). Learn about the latest updates and how to use the IATA SGHA as a commercial agreement and services description document. This course covers the SGHA section by section, giving you the foundations to write the Annex B and Service Level Agreement (SLA) accurately and effectively.
A class is offered at the end of the IGHC conference, at the same venue. It is a special version of the full course, excluding the Effective Negotiations Behavior modules. Class will start on the 9th of May at 14:00 and will be completed on the 11th of May at 17:00.
Additional registration is required. Further details and registration.
Use the discount code IGHCSGHA30 for a discounted price of 30% off the standard price.
The 2023 IGHC saw over 800 attendees come together in Abu Dhabi, UAE at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center around the theme "Embracing technology. The time is now." The conference hosted plenary sessions and workshops on a variety of topics such as automation, digital cargo, innovations in de-icing operations, ground operations data analytics, and recalibrating strategies and behaviors of people.
Check out what happened at the IGHC 2023:
The 2022 IGHC edition was focused on improving implementation procedures and operations, forging sustainable new agreements and leveraging and empowering the workforce to deliver sustainable sound solutions.
Over 650 delegates gathered in Paris, France at the Palais Brongniart, to discuss technology and efficiency (initiatives and the implementation of case studies), people in ground operations, and new agreements (contracts and data).
Check out what happened at the IGHC 2022: