Aviation Data Symposium & AI Lab

San Francisco, USA
10 - 12 June
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Driving innovation, efficiency and sustainability – Together!

Aviation and the wider travel and hospitality industry are faced with a great opportunity as the availability of data is rapidly increasing. These industries have to become more efficient to be able to deal with the expected doubling of demand in the next 15-20 years as a very pressing requirement.


IATA represents and leads the industry through this journey and its Aviation Data Symposium (ADS) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab is the unique global forum to learn about new Big Data, AI, Data Science & Technology trends impacting our indsutry in the following key areas of involvement:

  • Passenger
  • Operations
  • Air Freight
  • Safety
  • Digital Transformation
  • Technology

Don’t miss out on the 4th IATA ADS & AI Lab in San Francisco.
ADS 2020 is preparing to welcome over 700+ aviation industry and data professionals from across the entire value chain and various functional domains.

Discover the 2020 agenda outline here!


ADS Program

Check out the all new ADS 2019 Highlights video!


Who should attend and why?

The ADS Plenary, Track & AI Lab cover a wide variety data topics across business and functional areas envisaged for aviation executives, leaders, commercial and technical professionals across:

  • Airlines
  • Travel agents, OTAs, TMCs
  • Search and aggregation and distribution providers
  • Travel and hospitality providers
  • Financial services and payment providers
  • Aircraft manufacturers and MRO providers
  • Air cargo service providers
  • Airports, ground handlers and ANSPs


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Aviation Data Symposium & AI Lab Agenda 2020

The theme of ADS & AI Lab 2020 is Driving innovation, efficiency and sustainability – Together. The agenda will focus on data capabilities and technologies in all areas in aviation and the wider travel industry.

Discover the 2020 agenda outline here!



​2020 Speakers

You can expect to hear CEOs of leading travel providers giving a bird's-eye view on how data is shaping the future of travel, but also external senior executives from technology giants such as Amazon, Google and IBM.

You will also hear subject matter experts and technical experts share their experiences leveraging Big Data, AI and Data Science.

Watch this space for the 2020 speakers!

See the final 2019 agenda and speakers here (pdf).

ADS + AI LABS RATES (10 - 12 June)

Registration type Early bird
(Register by 28/02/20)
Regular rate
Airlines $900 $950
Travel Agents ​$900 $1000
Airports $1700 $1750
IATA Strategic Partners $1700 $1750
Aircraft Manufacturers / Media / Other ​$1900 ​$1950

ADS ONLY RATES (10 - 11 June)

(REGISTER BY 28/02/20)
Airlines $750 $800
Travel Agents ​$800 $850
Airports $1550 $1600
IATA Strategic Partners $1550 $1600
Aircraft Manufacturers / Media / Other ​$1750 ​$1800

Group Rates

Would you like to come to ADS with some coworkers? Want to bring your whole team to the event? We are offering a group rate for 3 or more delegates - 15% off each. Follow the regular registration process and choose 'Add Person' on the Summary page.

Browse the full list of organizations that participated in the 2019 edition.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Contact                                                                                         
Mickey Martin
Business Development Director
E-mail: martinm@iata.org
Tel: +1 631-841-6866

ADS offers exceptional opportunities to showcase your products and services, while associating your brand with the latest industry insights, leadership and best practices, shaping the future of air travel.

ADS Sponsorship

Venue: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The 4th Aviation Data Symposium is taking place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Hyatt SF

Experience comfort at San Francisco’s premier waterfront hotel. With its expansive Bay views and renowned world’s largest hotel lobby, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel puts you near the city’s most celebrated hot spots and steps away from the iconic Embarcadero and Union Square.

Hyatt SF


Destination: San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is well-known for its hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, summer fog, and great ethnic and cultural diversity. These are only a few of the aspects that make San Francisco one of the most visited cities in the world.

Probably the most recognizable landmark in San Francisco and one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge, is one of the major road routes into and out of the city.

San Francisco

Within the center of the city, the famous cable cars run up and down the hills of San Francisco between Market Street and Fisherman's Wharf and offer quite a ride. The Bay Area is also home to some of the world's finest wine country, including Napa Valley and Sonoma, plus waterfront towns, dramatic beaches, and the tech-savvy southern end of the bay known as the Silicon Valley, where lunchtime ideas at Google, Facebook, and Apple, turn into the next brilliant innovation.

San Francisco

Visa Requirements

If you are not sure about your visa requirements to enter the USA, the IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!



ADS 2019

Aviation Data Symposium 2019, Athens, 25-27 June


ADS & AI Lab 2019 Photos & Videos

Browse the full list of organizations that participated in the 2019 edition.

ADS 2018

Aviation Data Symposium 2018, Berlin 19-20 June



​​Tuesday, 19 June

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The AI Lab attracted over 120 delegates.

The lab showcased how AI can transform the air transport industry as a new and pertinent tool for doing business. Participants left the lab with an understanding of artificial intelligence and knowing where and how to start AI developments within their companies.

ADS & AI Lab 2018 Photos & Videos

ADS 2017

Aviation Data Symposium 2017, Miami 15-16 November


ADS 2017 Photos & Videos

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.


Our 2020 Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor

Track Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Our 2019 Sponsors

Host Airline & Principal Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Dragons' Den Contest Partner

Track Supporting Organizations

Media Sponsors

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