Cabin Ops Safety Conference

Lisbon, Portugal
14 - 16 June

Since 2014, this event has brought together hundreds of cabin safety experts from airlines, regulatory agencies, governments, manufacturers and suppliers to address the most important cabin safety challenges.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The 2022 edition will take place as an in-person event.

Who will attend

Our previous events have attracted delegates from airlines, emergency equipment suppliers, regulators, training providers, training equipment manufacturers, investigators, human factors specialists and all functions from cabin and safety operations.

Why you should attend

 ​It is the only event of its kind

This unique event brings together all aspects of Cabin Safety under one roof, allowing you fantastic networking opportunities with others in your field of expertise. 130 international organizations, including +100 airlines, regulatory agencies, investigation organizations, aircraft manufacturers, and suppliers attend this event each year.

Informative workshops

Our highly popular workshops will give you numerous opportunities to ask questions and seek answers from your peers and share best practice ideas and suggestions.

The Cabin Safety Exchange

This session generates discussions among delegates and shapes and steers the work of IATA Cabin Safety in the years to come. Tell us your issues and we’ll work together to resolve them. Participate, interact and engage in the dynamic speed-networking event that discusses and captures important global cabin safety issues.

Stay on top of new developments

This event allows the industry to benchmark best practices from leading airlines and to work together to continue to enhance global aviation cabin safety. Plenary sessions are designed to bring important topics relevant to the current issues and developments.


Cari Smith Allen

Manager Cabin Safety, Alaska Airlines & A4A Chair

Anabel Brough

Safety Manager Cabin, Emirates Airline & COSTF Chair

Carlos Dias

Cabin Safety Officer TAP Portugal & COSTF Vice Chair

Edwin Fernandez

Manager Inflight Service, Cabin Safety, Analysis & Technology, Delta Air Lines

John Franklin MBE

Head of Safety Promotion, EASA

Richard Gomez

Vice President Product Development and Management, Medaire

Jonathan Jasper

Senior Manager Cabin Safety, IATA

Andrew Judge

Head of Cabin Services, X-Fly

Emily Manduku

Flight Operations Inspector, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Kris Major

European Transport Workers Federation, UNITE the union

Linda Ristagno

Assistant Director External Affairs, IATA

Antti Suopajärvi

Chief Instructor, Finnair

Bring the Whole Crew and Save

Looking to optimize your organization's participation?

Take advantage of the 'Bring the Whole Crew' offer: register three delegates and get one free pass for the event.

Organizations that have registered three delegates will receive the complimentary pass code via email.

For any questions, please contact:

> Register now for COSC 2022

Registration Type  Regular Rate
IATA Member Airline $700.00
Non-IATA Member Airline $1,250.00
IATA Strategic Partner $1,250.00
Regulators $1,325.00
Government Authority / Governmental Agency $1,325.00
Airline Association* $1,325.00
Solution Provider $1,325.00
Other $1,325.00




Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel


With seven hills overlooking the River Tejo, Lisbon has a stunning location and an amazing light that immediately captivates visitors.

Lisbon reveals an eclectic range of architectural styles formed as the city expanded: Roman ruins, a Moorish castle and its neighborhood Alfama, the iconic Jerónimos Monastery, and Parque das Nações’ futuristic buildings make up some of the distinctive styles that run through the city.

The sunniest capital in Europe, Lisbon boasts one of the mildest climates and warmest winter seasons. Summer is Lisbon’s driest and hottest season, with mild nights caused by the short distance to the Atlantic. 

> Weather in Lisbon 


Located in Lisbon's upscale Amoreiras district, Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel is a newly built hotel with a rooftop infinity pool. Marquês de Pombal Metro Station is 700 meters away. Featuring contemporary decor, all rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some offer views of Lisbon. WiFi is available free of charge.

A buffet breakfast is served in the elegant breakfast room or your room each morning. After a meal in the gourmet restaurant, you can enjoy a drink in the Upscale bar. Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel also has meeting rooms for business travelers.

The 24-hour front desk can arrange childcare, laundry, and ironing services. In addition, guests can relax in the indoor and outdoor pools and enjoy a massage at the spa. Lisbon International Airport is 6.7 km away, and Amoreiras Shopping Center is about 300 meters away.

From the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel, you can reach the lively Bairro Alto district in 20 minutes by public transportation.

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


Join IATA's Strategic Partnership Program and benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates. 

Sponsorship/Exhibition Contact:

Zhonghua Hu
Sales Manager, Sponsorship & Exhibition- Event
Tel. +33 (0)6 44 27 69 93


Potential Sponsors and Exhibitors may include but are not limited to:

  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Cabin baggage manufacturers
  • Cabin crew training equipment providers
  • Cabin crew training providers
  • Cabin crew uniform providers
  • Cabin seat manufacturers
  • Electronic flight bag solutions
  • Emergency and survival equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Galley equipment manufacturers
  • Inflight medical equipment providers
  • Passenger comfort device designers and manufacturers
  • Safety reporting and safety management software solution providers


Topics of Discussion: 

Day 1:

  • Accessibility in Air Travel 
  • IATA Cabin Safety Activities 
  • IATA Cabin Operations Safety Technical Group Activities 
  • IATA External Affairs Activities 
  • ICAO Cabin Safety Activities 
  • Turkish Bazaar Discussions 

Day 2: Workshops

  • Identifying, Creating and Presenting Safety Performance Indicators 
  • Effective Change Management Processes within Cabin Operations 
  • The Challenges of Regulation, Policies and Procedures relating to Persons with Disabilities 


Day 3:

  • App-Based ECG - Lufthansa's Approach to Introduce mHealth for more Safety on Board 
  • Cabin Crew Mental Health 
  • Data Driven Safety Decisions 
  • Merging of Safety Cultures within Cabin Operations 
  • Post Germanwings 4U9525 
  • Regulating Cabin Crew - Are We Doing Enough? 
  • Service Leadership - Empowering Onboard Leaders 
  • SMS in Airbus Cabin Operations 
  • The Importance of CRM in Inflight Emergencies 
  • Turbulence Encounters
  • Closing Session 

View all the COSC 2019 pictures!



Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Host Airline & Principal Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Host Airline

Gold Sponsors


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