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32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference

The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world.​


May 26 - May 29, 2019
Madrid, Spain
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center
Open to all

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IGHC 2019


Why should you attend?

Unique business,​ networking and branding opportunities with 95% satisfaction rate.

  • Over 700 delegates are expected
  • Meet airlines decision makers
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments
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The event is a unique gathering of stakeholders in ground operations not be missed.

IGHC 2018 Welcome Remarks

Looking forward to 2019, strong passenger and cargo growth are forecast to continue. That will shift the industry’s focus to identifying new efficiencies in other areas, such as ground operations. But efficiencies can only be realized when we come together as an industry. This is one of the main purposes of the IGHC, to exchange ideas, discuss critical industry issues, and showcase the latest innovative products and services.

Joseph Suidan, Head of Ground Operations, IATA

Who will you meet?

Bringing together over 500 delegates to represent the whole industry,  here's who you will meet:

  • 30% airlines, 60% ground service providers and airports, 10% manufacturers and solution providers
  • 60% commercial and 34% operational/safety positions represented
  • 50% executive management, 49% middle management


"The conference was an amazing and informative event that brought together the very best of the groundhandling and airline industry. Extremely powerful forum for networking and business opportunities and a great learning tool."

- ​Ground Service Provider

"IGHC in Bangkok was an ideal platform to meet, discuss and exchange ideas.

- Airport 

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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