World Sustainability Symposium (WSS)

Miami, USA
24 - 25 September 2024


As governments are now aligned with the industry’s commitment to decarbonize aviation by 2050, IATA's World Sustainability Symposium (WSS) brings together industry and governments to debate and discuss the key enablers for aviation’s successful decarbonization.

The aim of WSS is to gather and support the global community of sustainability experts needed to realize aviation’s biggest challenge ever.

The first edition of WSS took place on 3-4 October 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

Why should you join?

The WSS facilitates critical discussions, in seven key areas:

  • The overall strategy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
  • The crucial role of government and policy support
  • Effective implementation of sustainability measures
  • Financing the energy transition
  • Measuring, tracking and reporting emissions
  • Addressing non-CO2 emissions
  • The significance of value chains

Who will you meet?

The WSS brings together a diverse group of delegates representing:

  • Airlines
  • OEMs
  • ANSPs
  • Airports
  • Solution providers
  • Policy-makers and regulators
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Researchers and thought-leaders
Destination & Venue


Miami is most famous for its amazing weather and beaches. Its tropical climate helps to make Miami one of America’s great winter resorts, and tourism is a major component of the city’s economy. The city is also a centre of international banking and finance, business services, manufacturing (including apparel, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, printing, and metal products) and international commerce.


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Visa Requirements

The IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!

IATA WSS Program

The official WSS 2024 program will be available in 2024.

World Sustainability Symposium 2023


The first edition of IATA World Sustainability Symposium 2023 took place in Madrid, Spain from 03 to 04 October 2023. 

Hear about WSS from IATA's SVP Sustainability & Chief Economist

IATA World Sustainability Symposium - Why is it so important?



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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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