The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world.
Unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 95% satisfaction rate.
Want to see what happened in our 2018 edition?
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
Bringing together over 750 delegates to represent the whole industry, here's who you will meet:
Have a look to the IGHC 2019
New at the IGHC! -
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR AIRLINES power meetings (pdf)
Have a look to the IGHC 2019 Exhibition Floor Plan
Have a look to the IGHC 2019 Airline Brochure (pdf)
Have a look to the IGHC 2019
Providers Brochure (pdf)
For more details and to register, go to www.iata.org/training-ighc
Immediately following the 2019 IGHC event, IATA will be offering several key ground handling courses at the special rate for the IGHC delegates. The courses have been condensed to follow the IGHC on Wednesday afternoon until Friday to fit to the delegates schedule.
Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and get insights into the latest industry trends and developments!
Iberia is pleased to offer delegates registered to the IGHC a discount on their flight when flying to Madrid with Iberia over the events dates. Simply visit
WWW.IBERIA.COM and enter the code IGHC19 in the "Promotional Code" section.
Unlimited number of passes per airline at this rate
For a subject matter expert responsible for
procurement and/or management of ground handling services
This pass allows you to attend all IGHC.
Additional passes available at 20% off
Sandro FranciniDirector, Business Development, McVEIGH Global Meetings and Events Tel: +1 561 325 8200Mobile: +1 561 289.4796
Strategic Partnership Program and benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates.
Check the complimentary Shuttle Schedule (pdf) from the airport to the official hotel and from the official hotel to the airport.
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center's Kalma restaurant serves à la carte Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a buffet restaurant, an elegant lounge bar and a piano bar on site.
A Fitness Center with sauna and a fully equipped gym is available for clients 24 hours per day 7 days per week. An outdoor and indoor swimming pool are featured and they are available.
The perfect business venue with 56 meeting rooms and 9,355 sq ft of total meeting space.
Check the Outlets Opening Hours
The 31st IATA Ground Handling Conference took place in Doha, Qatar, from 22 to 25 April 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. See all the presentations, videos, newsletters and other info from the IGHC 2018 in Doha.
View all the IGHC 2018 pictures!
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.
Find out all about the IGHC Innovator Competition
IGHC Photo CompetitionWe want to see photos of Ground Handlers / Ground Handling teams at work. From now until the 24th May share a photo with us that best represents you / your team to win $200 in Amazon Vouchers.
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