World Financial Symposium

Dubai, UAE
28 September - 1 October
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

We continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and regularly. Our number one priority is always the health of our speakers, delegates and staff.

We are following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO)—the global authority on public health issues—and the local Public Health Ministry. Currently we are going ahead with the event as planned. If the situation changes, we will announce this on our website and inform all registered participants.

In the interim, please refer to the IATA Travel Center, for daily updates on travel restrictions.

World Financial Symposium 2020 in Dubai


​​​​​​The World Financial Symposium (WFS) brings over 800 financial executives and specialists together to share insights, discuss industry challenges and best practic​es for Aviation financial management.

WFS has become the major, not to be missed aviation event tackling global airline financial issues. The 7th edition of the WFS will take place at JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, UAE.

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Have a look at the WFS 2019 presentations:

25 September 2019

26 September 2019

Discover some of the organizations that attended the 2019 edition!

Browse the registered organizations list!



Take a journey through some of the WFS 2019 highlights:

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Stay tuned! Registration will open later this year!

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Contact

Sandro Francini
Business Development Director
McVeigh Global Meetings and Events
Tel: +1 561 325-8200
Mobile: +1 561 289-4796

WFS offers exceptional opportunities to showcase your products and services, while associating your brand with the latest industry insights, leadership and best practices, shaping the industry's financial agenda and future.



The event venue is JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, the UAE. Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, 121000 United Arab Emirates.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai welcomes you to the heart of the city's bustling downtown district with modern luxury and award-winning service.

Soaring high above Sheikh Zayed Road, the 5-star hotel is one of the tallest in the world and boasts inspiring views of the water and the Dubai cityscape. Sample the flavors of the world at 10 different restaurants and lounges, which offer Japanese, Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. Should you wish to explore, Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera are all only minutes away.


Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a cosmopolite city and the business hub of the Middle East. Dubai has long asserted its role as the country's economic driver and technological hub.

Dubai is a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision wrapped into starkly evocative desert splendor. It is known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

Amongst other, Dubai is famous for sightseeing attactions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building), Palm Jumeirah (the world's largest man-made island), the luxury hotel Burj Al Arab as well as it's historical souk districts.

Visa Requirements

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

Wednesday 19th September

Thursday 20th September

Meet the Experts

WFS 2018 Photos & Videos

Have a look at our Daily Newsletters live from Madrid!




Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Principal Sponsor

Host Airline

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Media Sponsor



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 2019 Sponsors!

Principal Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Supporting Airlines

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Media Sponsors

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