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31st IATA Ground Handling Conference

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

April 22 - April 25, 2018
Doha, Qatar
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Open to all

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IGHC 2018

IGHC 2018 is taking place in Doha, Qatar.
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Why should you attend?

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

  • Over 700 delegates are expected - 771 participants from 87 countries attended in 2017
  • Meet airlines decision makers - 91 individual airlines attended in 2017
  • Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments
  • 96% satisfaction overall rate for the event in 2017
  • 95% of participants recommended the IGHC Conference to their peers​ in 2017
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IGHC 2017 Highlights

IGHC 2018 Welcome Remarks

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

Who will you meet?

Bringing together over 700 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
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"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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