Partnering for a better Planet.
The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the most important annual event of the industry. It brings together industry's leaders from airlines, airports, ground service providers to manufacturers.
In 2023, over 800 delegates gathered in Abu Dhabi 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
- Over 800 delegates are expected
- Meet airlines decision makers
- Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments
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
“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
“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 be AQC (Aviation Quality Council)
“It was my first ever IGHC attendance. The event was very well managed and the topics for the plenary sessions and presentations were curated to the demand of the industry. Being a Member of the Charter of Professional Auditors (CoPA), it was a good opportunity for me to meet fellow auditors and IATA Team. Further the Showcase of the New Era Technology was a great way to make one aware of the upcoming future changes.”
Raj Vijayvargiya (ISAGO Auditor), Air India SATS
The IGHC 2024 Program will be announced soon.
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Destination & Venue
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 Rekjavík’s premier concert hall and conference centre. Opened in 2011, its design was a collaboration between Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson, and the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects. Today, it is a cultural and centre of Reykjavík and one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
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The 2023 IGHC saw over 800 attendees come together in Abu Dhabi, UAE around the theme: "Embracing tehcnology. The time is now." The conference hosted penary 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:
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.