World Cargo Symposium

Dublin , Ireland
12 - 14 October
Convention Centre Dublin
IATA’s World Cargo Symposium is moving to Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is picturesque, historic, and filled with stories at every turn. We had hoped to bring you to Istanbul, but circumstances changed. 

We look forward to giving you the proverbial Irish welcome soon. In the meantime, please check out the WCS 2021 agenda to see what else awaits you.

If you are already registered, your registration will remain active for this move to Dublin. If you are a sponsor, Mickey Martin will reach out to you shortly.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event. WCS 2021 will continue to move the industry from talk to action. 

The Symposium will feature plenary sessions, specialized streams, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to Technology & Innovation, Security & Customs, Cargo Operations and Sustainability.

Join air cargo leaders and exhibitors, to connect again. 

Why should you attend?

  • Unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 99% satisfaction rate
  • Engage with senior experts and decision makers across the entire supply chain
  • Debate and influence the future of Air Cargo
  • Hear world class speakers talk about the latest trends and issues impacting Air Cargo
Join the conversation using the hashtag #IATAWCS


WCS 2019 Closing Video

Who will you meet?

  • Airlines
  • Solution providers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Airports
  • Ground handlers
  • Regulators
  • Media


"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

Tuesday 12 october wednesday 13 october Thursday 14 october
Opening plenary (pdf) Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf) Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf)
  Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf) Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf)
  Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf) Closing plenary
  Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf)  



> IN-PERSON attendance registration

> VIRTUAL attendance registration

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

To provide flexibility, the 2021 WCS will be a hybrid edition. For those who can travel, we will be delighted to welcome them in Dublin, Ireland. For those who cannot join us in-person, we will offer an online option, including streaming of the key sessions, a virtual exhibition hall and a state-of-the-art virtual appointment tool to facilitate networking. In-person and remote attendees will have many opportunities to connect and share during the conference.

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Should you have any questions, please email:

Registration Type In-person virtual aCCESS vIRTUAL ACCESS ONLY 
IATA Member Airline $990 $300

Freight Forwader, Regulator or Shipper

$1099 $490
IATA Strategic partner $1800 $490
Airports $1850 $490
Other Categories  $2150 $490


The World Cargo Symposium continues 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


Business Development Director
Tel: +1 631 841 6866 -

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

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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