IATA Aviation Energy Forum (AEF)

Seattle, USA
16 - 18 May
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

The IATA Aviation Energy Forum (AEF) is a merger of the Fuel Forum and the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Symposium. This edition will be held in Seattle, USA, the 16 – 18 May 2023.

It will cover key topics such as Commercial and Technical Fuel, as well as SAF and other energy options that will contribute to deliver the 2050 net zero target.

AEF is the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community. It is aunique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel and SAF suppliers and other IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry's priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity, and better understand what the airline commitment to deliver on the net zero 2050 pledge will mean.

The IATA Aviation Energy Forum (AEF), the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community is by invitation only to IATA Members and IATA Strategic Partners.

Content outline

  • SAF & new energy options
  • Technical Fuel
  • Commercial Fuel
  • Fuel supply chain digitalization

Who attends?

  • IATA Member Airline Representatives, including their fuel purchasing managers and sustainability experts
  • IATA Strategic Partners
  • New and traditional Fuel Suppliers
  • Fuel Service Providers
  • Fuel Executives

Why get involved?

  • Premium brand exposure
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to showcase your products and services to a focused and targeted audience who needs your solutions
  • Get the best overview of the market and changing environment to successfully align your development strategies
  • Decisions will be made during the event that will have a real impact on the direction of the industry
  • New business opportunities

> View IATA Aviation Energy Forum 2022 Program (pdf)


"This event surpassed my expectations and will have a significant impact on the way businesses would need to evolve and embrace the future."
M K Shreekumar, Liquid Controls LLC.

"The best global forum for fostering thought leadership, industry advocacy and networking opportunities for conventional and sustainable aviation fuels."
Reuben Raina, United.

"Aviation Energy Forum by IATA is an event eagerly awaited by all Aviation Professionals as it allows the delegates who are domain experts in their own areas to share & collaborate for continuous improvement of aviation sector across the globe. Simply stated IATA is the SOUL of Aviation Sector acting as catalyst for its sustainable growth."
Vijay Ranjan, Foundation & Principal Consultant Viravia Ventures, Ex Executive Director (Aviation) BPCL.

"It is a great opportunity to reconnect with industry experts and a fantastic opportunity to expand my existing network. Besides the networking opportunities, there is a wide array of info sessions covering all the relevant, actual topics in the industry."
Dave Hedges, KLM.

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The IATA Aviation Energy Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle Eastside.
This venue is a high-tech conference center located nine miles from downtown Seattle. It connects you to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and major corporate headquarters.
The visitors will enjoy the Hyatt Regency Bellevue thanks also to its endless activities and cultural attractions nearby. 



For sponsorship/exhibition opportunities please contact:

Agnieszka Otrebska
Manager Events

The Next Edition of the IATA Aviation Energy Forum

The next edition will be held in Abu Dhabi from 7-9 November, 2023.



Abu Dhabi

Located in the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi features breath-taking landscapes, including islands, sea, desert, mangroves, fossil dunes, oases and wadis (valleys), as well as a rich history and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

It is a world-class tourist destination, easily accessible thanks to its International Airport (AUH), which is one of the fastest growing airport hubs in the world, currently serving over 96 destinations in 56 countries and with over 10 million travellers per year.

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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