The air cargo industry needs to continue reinventing itself, adapting to customer expectations, embracing new technologies, and challenging the status quo to be more sustainable and attractive. Innovation holds the key to air cargo development, suitability, and success.

The fourth edition of the IATA Cargo Innovation Awards aims to encourage new ideas to enrich customer experience and contribute to air logistics' digitalization, sustainability, and safety & security. The submissions will be evaluated based on the concept, its innovativeness, contribution to industry priorities, and the likelihood of achieving success. Participants may win a chance to present their solution to the 2023 World Cargo Symposium (WCS) audience.

Do you have an idea to transform the air cargo industry? The submission period for the 2023 Awards will begin in January 2023.

Key Dates

3 January 2023

Competition launch

27 February 2023

End of the submission period

17 March 2023

Announcement of the finalists

April 2023 

Final voting at the IATA World Cargo Symposium