World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC)

Marrakech, Morocco
1 - 3 October

Embracing Innovation and Technology for Safe and Efficient Operations

The IATA World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) brings under one roof the previous Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC), the IATA Safety Conference, the Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Forum, and the Aircraft Recovery Forum (ARF). This conference tackles all issues related to safety, operations, and infrastructure. The 2023 event took place in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Who attends?

  • Airlines
  • Regulators
  • Training Providers
  • Emergency Equipment Suppliers
  • Accident Investigators
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Human Factors Specialists
  • Aircraft Recovery Specialists

WSOC 2023 Highlights


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“Attending the World Safety IATA Conference was an eye-opening experience. The insights shared by experts in the field were invaluable. This event truly prioritizes safety in aviation, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.” 

Nina Tulakepa,
Fiji Airways

“IATA does a great job bringing together the most talented and passionate aviation safety professionals. It is so valuable to collaborate and share lessons learned with each other.”

Elise May,
Southwest Airlines

"The Conference is beyond every expectation from the welcome session to keynote speakers and panelists. Superb planning and organization by IATA and wonderful hosting by Vietnam Airlines.”

Roy Philip Magsayo,
Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions

“The IATA WSOC 2023, in Hanoi, has been one of the unique events of this kind. It was an extraordinary opportunity for networking, knowledge-sharing and learning; besides that, it was helpful to a great extent towards policy formulation. I think the airlines, airports, OEMS and other interest groups coming together and deliberating on common issues and challenges in the aviation industry is the need of the hour, and IATA has successfully executed it.”

Dr. KJ Devasia,
angalore International Airport Ltd, India

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Marrakech is a vibrant and enchanting city in Morocco, where ancient traditions and modern influences coexist. It is famous for its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses a maze of souks, monuments, and gardens. Marrakech also offers a diverse gastronomy, a relaxing atmosphere, and a gateway to the stunning landscapes of the region.

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World Safety & Operations Conference 2023


The IATA World Safety & Operations Conference 2023 took place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 19 to 21 September 2023, bringing under one roof the previous Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC), the IATA Safety Conference, the Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Forum, and the Aircraft Recovery Forum (ARF).

World Safety & Operations Conference 2023 Track Soundbites


Safety Conference 2022: Emerging Stronger - Safely Transforming to a More Resilient Tomorrow


The IATA Safety Conference 2022 took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 25 to 27 October 2022. It hosted discussions and debates on the industry’s safety and security. 

COSC 2022


The Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC) 2022 took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 14 to 16 June at the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel. 

ERP Forum 2022


The latest edition of the annual Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Forum was held at the IATA Executive Office in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 & 27 October 2022. Find out what was discussed during the ERP Forum 2022:

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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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