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.
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 500 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."
Have a look to the IGHC 2019 Program (pdf)
New at the IGHC! - GETTING TO KNOW YOUR AIRLINES power meetings (pdf)
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.
Additional passes available at 20% off
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!
Sandro FranciniDirector, Business Development, WorldTek Tel:+1 203 773.6405Mobile:+1 561 289.4796
Strategic Partnership Program and benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates.
Get on Board
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 Shuttle Schedule from Monday to Sunday
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!
Discover all IGHC 2018 Exhibitors.
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 held in Doha
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