33rd IATA Ground Handling Conference

Mexico City, Mexico
17 - 20 May
​Hilton Mexico City Reforma

The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world.​

IGHC 2020


Why should you attend?


Unique business,​ networking and branding opportunities with 95% satisfaction rate.

  • Over 750 delegates are expected
  • Meet airlines decision makers
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments

Want to see what happened in our2019 edition?

Join the conversation on Twitter with #IATA_IGHC.
Congratulations to the IGHC 2019 Photo Contest Winner!
Krasimir Runchev from Fraport Bulgaria

Who will you meet?


Bringing together over 750 delegates to represent the whole industry, here's who you will meet:

  • 30% airlines, 60% ground service providers and airports, 10% manufacturers and solution providers
  • 60% commercial and 34% operational/safety positions represented
  • 50% executive management, 49% middle management


"The IGHC is an excellent opportunity to meet with customers and partners as well as participate in helpful workshops that address the future of our business."
David Walker, Jardine Aviation Services Group
"A very well run conference bringing airlines, handling companies and suppliers to one single event."
Stuart Key, Menzies Aviation
"It's a great industry event that cannot be missed."
Dave Li, Jardine Aviation Services Group

The IGHC 2020 Roadmap (pdf) is now available.  

Registered Airlines

Registrations are now open!

category EARLY-BIRD RATE (BY JANUARY 31) regular rate
IATA Member Airline $625 $625
IATA Strategic Partner $1800 $2065
General Public $2000 $2250

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and get insights into the latest industry trends and developments.

Sponsorship/Exhibition Contact​

Sandro Francini
Director, Business Development, McVEIGH Global Meetings and Events
Tel: +1 561 325 8200
Mobile: +1 561 289.4796


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


Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico’s largest city and the most populous metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere, is also known as Distrito Federal, or the federal district. It is the country’s economic and cultural hub, as well as home to the offices of the federal government. Mexico City's leading position with regard to other urban centres of the developing world can be attributed to its origins in a rich and diverse environement, its long history as a desnsely populated area, and the central role that its rulers have defined for it throughout the ages



Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Hilton Mexico City Reforma is located beside the downtown, historic area of Mexico City – alongside the city's finest architecture and theatres, embassies and art galleries. Twenty minutes from Mexico City Airport, this central Mexico City hotel is a short drive from the bustling financial and business areas of Mexico.


Recipient of a TripAdvisor award for 'Best Hotel for Business Travelers', this hotel in downtown Mexico City boasts an impressive conference and event space that can accommodate groups for 15 up to more than 4,000 with ease.


Visa Requirements


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

32th IATA Ground Handling Conference

The 32th IATA Ground Handling Conference took place in Madrid, Spain from 26 to 29 May 2019, at the Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center.


View all the IGHC 2019 pictures!

Attending Companies & Speed Networking Airlines

The Ground Ops Executive Summit 2019

The IATA IGHC 2019 Sessions Summary

Presentations 2019





Closing Video



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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