World Cargo Symposium

Istanbul, Türkiye
25 - 27 April 2023

The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event. The 2022 edition brought 1400 delegates to London, England.

The WCS 2023 will continue offering plenary sessions, specialized streams, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to technology & innovation, security & customs, cargo operations and sustainability.

See the WCS 2022 HIghlights


"WCS is the best event I have attended so far (and not only in Air Cargo): excellent organization, large turnout, relevant topics discussed."
Nathanaël de Tarade, Wiremind
"The WCS is a mesmerizing event where you get easily embraced by the magic and willingness of industry passionate people to move things."
Franco Nanna, Cargolux
"Fantastic event offering great networking opportunities and inspiring talks from industry leaders. I will be back ! "
Filip Vande Cappelle, Animal Transportation Association
"The perfect event to turn trends into reality."
Dr. Harald Sieke, Aviation Logistics Fraunhofer IML

View the WCS 2023 Roadmap (pdf)

The WCS 2023 Program will follow soon!




Istanbul, a fascinating city built on two Continents, divided by the Bosphorus Strait. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern city combined with a traditional eastern city, it is a melting pot of many civilizations and different people.

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Hilton Bomonti Hotel


The WCS 2023 will take place at the Hilton Bomonti Hotel, a 34-floor hotel and conference center across from Bomontiada — a social hub of music, food, and art. It is located in one of the most central areas of Istanbul: Nişantaşı shopping and metro links to Taksim Square are less than two kilometers away, and Dolmabahçe Palace and the European shore are four kilometers away.

WCS 2022

The World Cargo Symposium took place in London, England from 27 to 29 September 2022.


Monday 26 September Tuesday 27 September Wednesday 28 September Thursday 29 September
NEW CASSLink Workshop (pdf) Opening plenary (pdf) Digitalization (pdf) E-Commerce Think Tank (pdf)
Certification Workshop (pdf)   Sustainability (pdf) Closing plenary (pdf)
Products Workshop (pdf)   Safety & Security (pdf) Cargo Claims and Loss Prevention Conference (pdf)
FACES (pdf)      

Roadmap (pdf)

View all the WCS 2022 pictures!

WCS 2021 

The World Cargo Symposium took place in Dublin,Ireland from 12 to 14 October 2021. 



monday 11 october Tuesday 12 october wednesday 13 october Thursday 14 october
Products Workshop (pdf) Opening plenary morning (pdf) Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf) Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf)
CEIV Workshop (pdf) Opening plenary afternoon (pdf) Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf) Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf)
FACES (pdf)   Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf) Closing plenary (pdf)
    Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf)  

WCS 2021 Roadmap 
View all the WCS 2021 pictures!

WCS 2021 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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