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Safety and Flight Ops Conference 2019

The Safety and Flight Operations Conference (SFO) is IATA’s premium annual conference dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of airline operations globally. It brings together the leaders and decision-makers of the aviation and aerospace industry to explore and influence the future development of aviation.​​​


April 2 - April 4, 2019 Barcelona, Spain

Crowne Plaza Barcelona- Fira Center

Open to all

About Agenda Sponsors/Exhibitors Registration Destination/Venue Ops 2018

Through a variety of panels, keynote speakers, case studies and an afternoon of speed-networking sessions, we will address questions such as:

  • How do we, as an industry, keep up with the pace of technology-driven change?
  • What changes do we need to consider today?
  •  Who are the new players of tomorrow?
  • As advancements are realized exponentially, how soon is “the future”?

Who you will meet

  • Aviation and aerospace industry leaders and decision-makers
  • Aviation suppliers
  • Airlines
  • ATS providers
  • Regulators
  • Aircraft manufacturers

Why you should attend:

  • Boost your personal vision with in-depth knowledge and insight 
    The experts and innovators invited to present at SFO 2019 are among the world’s leading lights in their field. They are at the cutting edge of academic and field research, technology development and application, and market and society evolutions. Through plenary sessions, breakout workshops and our successful SFO Bistro, now in its second year, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date facts in the industry.
  • Forge links and create synergies with industry colleagues
    This IATA conference attracts aviation and aerospace industry leaders and decision-makers from top aviation suppliers and airlines around the world. With events designed to facilitate exchanging and networking, the opportunities to make new contacts and reestablish connections with existing acquaintances will be many.
  • Be inspired by Barcelona’s visionaries
    The Christopher Columbus monument at the bottom of Las Ramblas, the Eixample district of Ildefons Cerdà, the Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudí, and the Torre Glòries of Jean Nouvel, underscore the importance of thinking big and imagining a different future.


    • Keep up the creativity and bringing innovation into the forefront! I love the positive drive IATA events bring to the community.” 
      - Supplier
    • “The gala reception was a great event. The location was very original, the food was excellent.”
      - Strategic Partner
    • “Great conference - well organized and very worthwhile to attend. Received great value from the content, knowledge of speakers and networking opportunities.”
      - Supplier
    • “I always liked the way the IATA Ops Conference wrapped up the proceedings by identifying the key points arising for managerial take-up. So many safety conferences don't do this because its quite challenging.”
      - Exhibitor 
    • “This was my first IATA conference and I found it of great value. Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors and organizers.”
      - Airline (IATA Member)
    • “Really enjoyed the SFO Bistro. A great way to connect with a broad range of delegates that are experts in their own right.
      - Airline (IATA Member)


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