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Legal Symposium 2016

Unrivalled for insight, relevance & value in aviation law

Exchange ideas and experiences, explore solutions and network with the airline industry’s foremost legal experts. With a reputation for insight, relevance and value among airline counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike, the IATA Legal Symposium is the world's principal aviation law conference. Join us in Barcelona for an unrivalled examination of the contemporary and emerging legal challenges facing the sector.​​


When: February 17 - February 19, 2016
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: The Hotel Arts, Barcelona
Audience: Airlines, Lawyers, Regulators and Policymakers


Conference highlights

The agenda for this year's Symposium will cover a broad range of global legal topics.  Join us for lively panels and dedicated sessions, including:

  • IATA Chief Economist’s Report on legal and regulatory burdens
  • Airline acquisitions and alliances in an expanding regulatory web of global complexities
  • Environmental law special – Looking towards a global MBM in September?
  • Regional regulatory focus – Threats and challenges in Latin America
  • Distribution and innovation in the age of social media and big data
  • Trends in airport charges and the applicable review framework in Europe
  • Smart or fast – Can regulatory philosophy keep pace with technology?
  • Recent developments in aircraft finance and insurance
  • Are governments expanding collusive theories in modern competition law?
  • Are you scandal proof? Corporate social responsibility in the airline universe
  • Grand debate

Proven to add value
The Legal Symposium 2015, held in Seoul, Korea, was widely lauded for its excellent program and engaging atmosphere. For example:
  • 97% of our attendees agreed that the Legal Symposium was a valuable networking opportunity
  • 92% said that the conference content met or exceeded their expectations
  • 93% commended the overall value of attending the event



Attendee Type ​Early Bird Regular
IATA Member Airline $1,300.00
Non-IATA Member Airline ​$1,675.00 $1,975.00
Sister Trade Association $​1,300.00 $1,550.00
Airport Legal Counsel $1,675.00
IATA Strategic Partner
​$1,400.00 $1,550.00
Other Delegates ​$1,675.00 $1,975.00
All rates are subject to 23% VAT

If you are an airline who has not attended in the past two years or have a group of 4 or more attendees, please email for a potential discount.

Early bird rate will expire 31 October, 2015



Additional information

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