World Sustainability Symposium (WSS)

Miami, USA
24 - 25 September
Loews Coral Gables Hotel

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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

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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


World Sustainability Symposium 2023 Testimonials


"Thank you, IATA for bringing such a great panel of industry stakeholders together and for facilitating much-needed discussions around the sustainable future of our beloved sector. The event was very insightful and will hopefully help us all work more closely together in the coming years"
Alicia Bulbeck, Branchspace Limited

"WSS connected all aviation stakeholders to achieve net zero, we now have a plan, all that is left is action"
Victoria Basterra, Grey Epoch

"A great first event attended by the right people committed to an ambitious target. Aither was happy to participate in this maiden voyage"
Gerardo Mesias, Aither

IATA WSS Program

View the official WSS 2024 program (pdf). 

Discover the diverse selection of side meetings available throughout the conference, each offering valuable insights. Refer to the following agenda (pdf) to learn more about them.

Registration Type Regular Rate EARLY BIRD RATE*
IATA Member Airline $750.00 $750.00
IATA Strategic Partner $1,740.00 $1,395.00
Regulator/Government/Airport $1,845.00 $1,475.00
General Public $2,045.00 $1,640.00

*Early-bird rates are valid only up until 31st of May, 2024

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Miami, USA


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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Loews Coral Gables Hotel

Located in the heart of The Plaza Coral Gables, Loews Coral Gables Hotel offers a new level of hospitality just four blocks from the Gables’ iconic Miracle Mile. Choose from 242 guestrooms with an elegant, modern design. Enjoy luxury amenities, a spa, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool featuring spectacular city views. Savor locally curated flavors in four restaurants and lounges. Experience the culinary, cultural, and entertainment offerings of Coral Gables with easy access to the best of the city. 

In line with the event's theme, Loews Hotels is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, actively participating in initiatives aligned with the preservation of natural resources through partnerships with ENERGY STAR and other green initiatives.

IATA WSS offers a preferential rate for room reservations at Leows Coral Gables Hotel. This information will be shared in the confirmation email after the registration.

Visa Requirements

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


Showcase your products and services to industry leaders, governments, international organizations, and subject matter experts. For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the World Sustainability Symposium, consult the Sponsorship and Exhibition prospectus (pdf); if interested please complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch.



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?


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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