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12th World Cargo Symposium

​​​​The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event of its kind and the only one to bring together key stakeholders from the entire air cargo supply chain. Learn more about Air Cargo.
March 13 - March 15, 2018 Dallas, TX - United States Hilton Anatole Open to all
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Join over 1,000 air cargo leaders and more than 40 exhibitors in Dallas, TX, for this action-packed World Cargo Symposium

Conference Highlights

IATA’s 12th annual World Cargo Symposium will continue to move the industry from talk to action with this edition.

WCS 2018 will feature plenary sessions, specialized tracks, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to Technology & Innovation, Security & Customs, Cargo Operations, and Sustainability.


WCS 2018 roadmap (pdf). Check all the plenary sessions, industry meetings, executive meetings and specialized tracks that will take place.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

  • Opening plenary 
    09:00 - 16:30
Thursday, 15 March 2018

Morning Tracks

Afternoon Tracks 


"Great job! I was impressed with this event!"
- Airport

"Delegate range was vast and diverse - plenty of networking opportunities. Very informative tracks and various topics."
- Media
"Outstanding conference!"
- IATA Member Airline
"Amazing event! My first time, but I will attend again! Well done!
- Solution Provider 

WCS 2017: Opening Remarks

Looking forward to 2017, the opportunities for air cargo are significant. But the industry needs to continue to adapt to this fast-paced world. The way forward is defined by digital processes, which will drive efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. We must use the momentum of renewed demand growth to drive important innovations. The world is transforming around us and we need to stay one step ahead by “Transforming Today to Shape Tomorrow.”

- Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA

Why should you attend?

  • Unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 99% satisfaction rate
  • Engage with over 1000 senior experts and decision makers across the entire supply chain 
  • Debate and influence the future of Air Cargo
  • Hear world class speakers talk about the latest trends and issues impacting Air Cargo
Join the conversation using the hashtag #IATAWCS 

Who will you meet?

  • Airlines
  • Solution providers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Airports
  • Ground handlers
  • Regulators
  • Media  

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.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Track Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors 


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