World Sustainability Symposium (WSS)

Madrid, Spain
3 - 4 October


The IATA World Sustainability Symposium (WSS) is the only event specifically tailored for airline sustainability professionals providing them with the unique opportunity to upgrade their environment knowledge level and to connect with a range of other businesses that can support their sustainability targets.

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

Why should you go?

The WSS will address topics such as 

  • The current progress made towards the Net Zero goals two years on from the industry's net zero commitment
  • Immediate challenges, risks, and opportunities to implementing sustainability in the sector
  • How stakeholders in the value chain can work together to develop lasting solutions
  • The role of government policy and regulation
  • Priority actions and practical steps we need to be taking now, to achieve the industry's net zero 2050 target

Who will you meet?

The WSS will bring together a diverse group of delegates and representatives including:

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


Madrid is a modern, metropolitan city, as well as the capital and financial center of Spain. The city is full of great monuments and architecture, such as the royal palace or the Plaza Mayor, and many museums, such as the museum Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thysse.

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JW Marriot Auditorium

The WSS 2023 will be held at the JW Marriot Auditorium. Located between Madrid Barajas International Airport and the city center, it is the perfect place to hold any kind of event and conference with innovation and style.

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Registration Type

early bird RATE

Regular Rate
IATA Member Airline €660.00 €660.00
IATA Strategic Partner €1,250.00 €1,563.00
Regulator/Government/Airport €1,325.00 €1,655.00
General Public €1,427.00 €1,840.00

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IATA WSS Program

View the official WSS 2023 Program (pdf)


For sponsorship/exhibition opportunities please contact:

Ruba Abdul Aziz
Senior Manager, Industry Solutions
Event Sponsorship & Advertising
Tel: +41 22 770 2715


Host Airline

Media Partner

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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