IATA Cargo Events

Manchester, United Kingdom
6 - 8 October

This event is still planned but this could change depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

The IATA Cargo Events provide a unique platform for air cargo supply chain professionals to address the latest industry challenges and opportunities regarding security, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Conference Highlights


The IATA Cargo Events combine five conferences in key areas of the cargo business: the AirPharma Conference, the Cargo Claims & Loss Prevention Conference, the Cargo Security & Facilitation Forum, the Lithium Battery Workshop and the Air Cargo Operations Conference. During the event, participants have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through learning about the latest air cargo industry news and to widen their business network.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Why you should attend


  • In depth insight into current cargo operations and handling developments
  • Expert lead discussions on implementing solutions for fast, efficient air cargo operations
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest developments
  • Unique business, networking and branding opportunities
  • Interactive approach, opening the floor for challenges and new ideas to solve problems

Who should attend

  • Airlines
  • Groundhandlers
  • Freight Forwarders interested in Cargo Operations & Handling

Who you will meet

  • Airlines
  • Associations
  • Ground Handlers
  • International Organizations
  • Pharma Manufacturers
  • Postal Operators
  • Regulators
  • Test Laboratories
  • Airports
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Law Firms
  • Loss Adjusters / Insurers
  • Lithium Battery Manufacturers
  • Service Providers
  • Shippers
  • Training Providers


"Very interesting opportunity to discuss the issues surrounding Lithium batteries and to equip yourself with the latest thinking. Great networking opportunity”

"Great panel discussion with realistic contents!"
Ground Handler

"An informative interactive event irrespective of your level of understanding or technical knowledge."

“It was my first time to attend this event and without any background, the discussions and speakers gave me the opportunity to gather knowledge in a short timeframe. I am certainly considering to attend the 2nd time.”

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Registration will open as soon as possible

Find out what precautions to take regarding Coronavirus & communicable diseases (pdf).

Should you have any questions, please email: cargoevents@iata.org

​The Cargo Events continue to be the best opportunity to showcase your products​ and solutions to the cargo community. Find out what kind of privileges we can offer to our sponsors and exhibitors!

Sponsorship/Exhibition Contact


Please contact the Events Team

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

​​Destination: Manchester

Manchester is a fun and engaging city where the warmth of the welcome is apparent throughout the hotels, restuarants, shops and interesting attractions. A compact city, it is easy to navigate by foot or using the tram and bus services.

Visitors of all types will have plenty to do while they’re here.

There is art and culture around every corner, with theatres, concert halls and galleries showcasing a range of performing and visual arts every month. With a range of festivals, music events, parades and sporting events there is an extra reason to visit whatever time of year is being considered.

Visit the Quays waterfront and enjoy a cruise round the canals before visiting the thought-provoking Imperial War Museum, The Lowry art gallery and theatre and Media City for the BBC Tour. The Whitworth is an award-winning art gallery and is situated close to Manchester Museum so both are easy to combine in an afternoon trip.

Visa Requirements

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

​IATA Cargo Events 2019


Air Cargo Operations Conference


Cargo Claims & Loss Prevention Conference

Cargo Security & Facilitation Forum

Lithium Battery Workshop

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