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2nd World Financial Symposium

The 2nd World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on industry action to support sustained airline financial health.  

After the success achieved at last year’s launch of the WFS, don’t miss out on this global event that brings the most comprehensive approach to essential issues of sustained airline financial health.

When: September 14 - September 17, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
Audience: Open to all



Program highlight:

Focused, theme-based sessions will address key issues supporting the industry’s sustained financial health. In-depth strategic sessions will equip and empower attendees for taking on the finance issues of 2015:

Wednesday 16th Thursday 17th

Morning (09:00 - 13:00)

Opening Plenary

Plenary Session -  Part 1 : Economic outlook and a leadership panel focusing on airline profitability

Plenary Session - Part 2: IATA standards and services - how our game is changing to support your passenger distribution

 Afternoon (14:30 - 16:00)

  • Are we ready for NDC and all the other changes? – hear from suppliers and airlines
  • Regional Focus in Treasury: How to address FX volatility, Commodity Risk, Trapped Cash and Country Risk 

Afternoon (16:45 - 18:15)

  • From payment regulation to class action, how to moderate the cost of accepting card payment
  • Treasury’s growing area of focus:  Adding value in the strategic areas of  Funding, Aircraft Financing & Leasing, Hedging and Liquidity Planning

Morning (09:00 - 10:30)

  • Here is the news: hot topics fin the world of Risk Management  with a  Focus on: Cyber-Attack! – Beyond Firewalls 
  • The strategic dimension of airline payment

Morning (11:00 - 12:30)

  • Controlling the cost of accepting payments
  • Treasury Challenges & Opportunities  :  From changing regulations to new technology

Afternoon (14:00 - 16:00)

Closing Plenary focusing on Corporate Governance Policies and the impact of digitalization on the role of the CFOs


 If you couldn't join delegates on-site in 2014 you can watch some key sessions.

Industry meetings @ WFS

  • Simplified Interline Settlement (SIS) - 15 September 2015
  • Interline Billing Settlement Operations (IBS OPS) - 14 September 2015
  • AIA Services General Meeting  - 13 September 2015
  • Mobilization Task Force - 14 September 2015

Registration fees

Attendee Type Early Bird Rates excluding VAT (Until 30 June 2015) Regular Rates excluding VAT (As of 01 July 2015)
IATA Member Airline       USD 1,100 USD 1,299
IATA Strategic Partner USD 1,400 USD 1,599
Other Delegates USD 1,500 USD 1,699



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