World Cargo Symposium

Hong Kong (SAR), China
12 - 14 March 2024

About the World Cargo Symposium

The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event. The 2023 edition brought 1250 delegates to Istanbul, Türkiye.

The WCS 2024 will continue offering plenary sessions, specialized streams, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to technology & innovation, security & customs, cargo operations and sustainability.

See the WCS 2023 Highlights


See the WCS 2022 Highlights


"WCS is the place where you have the chance to meet all the Air Cargo Industry leaders at once; what I appreciate most about this event is the inspiring and stimulating atmosphere. It offers great opportunities to share points of view, create new initiatives, discuss challenges, and find innovative solutions."
Barbara Col, Alha Group
"A super networking opportunity leading to tangible actions to advance the efficiency and sustainability of our industry."
James Golding, Heathrow
"Excellent venue to connect with key decision makers throughout the air cargo industry."

Sean Dolan, NorthLink Aviation

"Participating at the FACES event was, like every year, a fantastic opportunity to think about the long-term future of the air cargo industry while networking with the new generation. I love it!"
Lucas Fernandez, CHAMP Cargosystems


The World Cargo Symposium 2024 program will be available soon.

Sponsorship/Exhibition Contact​

Ruba Abdul Aziz
Senior Manager Industry Solutions Event Sponsorship and Advertis
P: +41227702715



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Past editions

WCS 2023

The World Cargo Symposium took place in Istanbul, Türkiye from 25 to 27 April 2023.

2023 Stream Agendas:

FACES (pdf)

WCS 2022

The World Cargo Symposium took place in London, England from 27 to 29 September 2022.

WCS 2021

The World Cargo Symposium took place in Dublin, Ireland from 12 to 14 October 2021. 

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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