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26th AVSEC World Conference


With over 450 security experts representing the full spectrum of the aviation industry, this is the premier security event to attend and to expand your networks.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The program (pdf) is available. 

Our speakers represent the cutting edge of aviation security, enabling participants to stay ahead of the curve of today's global challenges, and those of tomorrow.


November 14 - November 16, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Open to all

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AVSEC World unites professionals in the security sphere to discuss current issues and actions to be taken to manage risks in the aviation industry today. 

Share your ideas on aviation security and AVSEC World, and help shape future events. We continuously work to improve the AVSEC World Conference and we value your opinion.

Hear more about AVSEC world from Nick Careen, IATA's SVP, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security
Personal Invitation from Matthew Vaughan, IATA's Director of Aviation Security

Conference Highlights 

We offer interactive workshops, panels, expert presentations and excellent networking opportunities. Come and join more than 450 security professionals who represent the entire industry! Throughout the course of the conference, we exchange ideas and operational experiences, learn practical new skills, and help construct the framework of the future of aviation security.

Why attend?

  • Overall satisfaction rate higher than 93% in the past years
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest developments in aviation security
  • Unique ​business, networking and branding opportunities
  • More than 92% of the AVSEC World attendees of last years would recommend others to attend the conference


Who will you meet?

  • Airline Airport Management
  • Security Personnel
  • Government Agencies
  • International, Regional & National Organizations
  • Police & Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Customs & Immigration Authorities
  • Aviation & Security Consultants
  • Manufacturers & Suppliers of Aviation Security-Related Products and Services 

Welcome remarks of AVSEC 2016

"Collaboration is key - not only for the development of integrated solutions but also for global application and consistency. AVSEC World itself ia a demonstration of the value we place on collaboration."

- Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI

"Security is a topic of critical importance. Speed is of essence. For a business, speed is linked to success and ultimately survival. Security is the same. Speed matters. Threats emerge quickly. And they evolve fast."

- Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of IATA

"Cooperation is what we do best in global aviation. These annual events help to highlight how dynamic aviation's threat context has become, and the important need for security and regulatory stakeholders to come together and share latest updates and best practices to keep themselves as current as possible on our shared challenges."

- Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO


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AVSEC World 2017 Closing Video 


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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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