World Financial Symposium

21 - 22 September 2022

After two years of interruption due to COVID, the IATA World Financial Symposium (WFS) brought some 600 delegates to Doha, Qatar from 19 to 22 September 2022.

The WFS 2023 will continue offering plenary sessions and specialized streams on the airlines financial sustainability. 

The program will follow soon!


Reshape Airline Resilience 

The discussions focused on airline resilience following the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the crisis, airlines demonstrated their ability to adapt to volatile times. This edition drove into topics that are strategic to airlines financial sustainability, and our sustainability as an industry.

> View WFS Synopsis (pdf) 
> View WFS Program (pdf)
> View WFS Photos
> View WFS Recorded Sessions
> View Opening Plenary Presentations
> View Retailing Track Presentations
> View Shaping Finance Track Presentations (pdf)
> View Closing Plenary Presentations (pdf)

WFS 2021 

This special virtual edition of WFS took place on 19 - 20 October 2021. WFS21 tackled various financial and connected topics that drill down on how we can overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities to build the airline finance for the future.

> Watch all WFS21 sessions on video


Day 1 - 19 October


  • Opening Plenary Sessions
  • Specialized Tracks: Enhanced Distribution & Payment | Taxes, Fees and Charges

Day 2 - 20 October


  • Specialized Tracks: Future of Sustainability & Finance | Financial Risk Management
  • Specialized Tracks: Cost Management & Optimization | Airline Financing, ESG & Reporting
  • Closing Address  

WFS 2019 

WFS 2019 highlights

WFS 2019 highlights 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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