The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world.
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IGHC 2018 is taking place in Doha, Qatar.
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Looking forward to 2018, 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.
- Head of Ground Operations, IATA
Bringing together over 700 delegates to represent the whole industry, here's who you will meet:
"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."
The IATA's 31st annual IGHC is featuring sessions, specialized tracks, workshops, hands-on and Q&A sessions and a IGHC Innovator competition, tackling aspects related to IATA's Ground Operations priorities.
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The 2018 version of the Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA) has arrived! Learn about the latest updates, how to use the IATA SGHA as a commercial agreement and services description document and new Service Level Agreement (SLA) template. This condensed course covers the key elements of the new 2018 SGHA, giving management level insights of terms and structure. Learn how to make use of the latest tools to enhance cooperation and secure business interest through a combination of Annex B and AHM803 SLA template. It is a special version of the full course, excluding the Effective Negotiations Behavior modules.
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The IGHC conference continues to be the best opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to the ground handling community. Find out what kind of privileges we can offer to our sponsors and exhibitors!
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A dynamic modern country built on the foundations of its deep cultural roots, Qatar is a feast for the senses, offering a remarkable range of sights and experiences. The country brings together old world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication, the chance to enjoy a rich cultural tapestry, new experiences and adventures.
Doha is a relatively young and evolving city, but it still has a wealth of culture attracting visitors looking for a 5-star destination. While in Doha, you cannot miss four key landmarks: The Pearl-Qatar, for the finest quality shops and restaurants; Katara Cultural Village, a centre dedicated to celebrating arts and heritage; Souq Waqif Market, for traditional jewellery, spices and handicrafts; and the Museum of Islamic Art, for its stunning architecture and beautiful seaside park.
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If you are not sure about your visa requirements to enter Qatar, the IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!
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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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