World Cargo Symposium

London , United Kingdom
27 - 29 September

Maintaining momentum, building resilience.

The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event. WCS 2022 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 2022 Promotional 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

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)

registration type regular rate 2022 (tax incl.)
IATA Member Airlines $700.00
Non-IATA Member Airlines $2,150.00
Strategic Partners $1,800.00
Airports $1,850.00
Associations $1,250.00
Freight Forwarders / Regulators / Shippers $1,099.00
Others $2,150.00

Sponsorship/Exhibition Contact​

Zhonghua Hu
Business Development Manager

IATA Sponsorship & Exhibition - Events
Mob +33 6 44 27 69 93



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London is an extraordinary world city offering 2,000 years of history, but still desiring to evolve; with many regenerated business districts and venues being developed across the City, breathing new life into areas as yet undiscovered by many visitors.
London, as one of the world's global cities, exerts a strong influence on its arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, health care, media, tourism,and communications.

As a center for global business, London is also one of the most connected cities in the world with more international airline connections than any other city in Europe – serviced by 6 international airports circling the city and offering an unparalleled choice of airlines and routes.
London Heathrow connects to over 400 direct destinations, with around 1,300 daily takeoffs and landings between its 2 runways.  

As one of the world’s most visited cities, there is always something new, something to inspire and experience.
London has the knowledge, media reach, creativity, and expertise to guarantee the IATA World Cargo Symposium would be a resounding success.

Venue: ExCel London


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ExCeL London (an abbreviation for Exhibition Centre London) was established in the Royal Docks area of Newham, East London.
Since opening his doors more than 20 years ago, it has firmly established itself as one of the UK's leading international exhibition and conference centres.

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.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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