Embracing technology. It’s overdue and the time is now
The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the most important annual event of the industry. It brings together industry's leaders from airlines, airports, ground service providers to manufacturers.
Last year 800 delegates gathered in Paris, France to discuss and implement industry standards, policies and procedures.
The IGHC 2023 edition will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The roadmap and the program will follow soon!
Unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 95% satisfaction rate.
- Over 650 delegates are expected
- Meet airlines decision makers
- Exclusive access to industry intelligence and latest industry developments
Who will you meet?
Bringing together over 650 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
“IGHC is one of the most important meeting places for us as Ground Handler. It gives us the opportunity to meet with colleagues, partners, and customers and at the same time attend interesting sessions.”
Kjell Ivar Maudal Chief Commercial Officer Widerøe Ground Handling AS
“The IGHC is not just another conference. It’s a place where all the expertise and knowledge is shared with only one purpose: to enhance the aviation industry to an extreme level of proficiency and consistency.”
Roberto Gomes be AQC (Aviation Quality Council)
“The IGHC provides a great opportunity to connect with the industry, hear from colleagues about industry trends, and network extensively.”
Brian Bartal, Unifi
Located in the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi features breath-taking landscapes, including islands, sea, desert, mangroves, fossil dunes, oases and wadis (valleys), as well as a rich history and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
It is a world-class tourism destination that offers something for everyone, from nature-oriented activities to thrill-seeking experiences and global culture and cuisine.
Abu Dhabi is easily accessibile thanks to his International Airport (AUH) which is one of the fastest growing airport hubs in the world, currently serving over 96 destinations in 56 countries and with over over 10 million travellers per year.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center
The IGHC 2023 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
The ADNEC is a state of the art, globally renowned, multi-award-winning venue offering organisers of exhibitions, conferences and events outstanding facilities spread over a total space of over 153,678 square meters.
It is located just 15 minutes away by the Abu Dhabi International Airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi.
Visa Requirements: The IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!
The online registration will open in a few weeks, we will keep you posted.
Please contact us for any question you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship & Exhibition - Events
Tel. +33 789 05 77 96
Senior Manager Business Development
IATA Sponsorship & Exhibition - Events
Tel. +33 6 80 72 78 91
People, Purpose & Passion - Building a Sustainable Future For Ground Ops
The 2022 IGHC edition was focused on improving implementation procedures and operations, forging sustainable new agreements and leveraging and empowering the workforce to deliver sustainable sound solutions.
Over 650 delegates gathered in Paris, France at the Palais Brongniart, to discuss:
- Technology and efficiency : – initiatives and implementation of case studies
- People in ground operations
- New agreements: Contracts and other data
Find out what was discussed at IGHC 2022
> IGHC 2021 Agenda (pdf)
The IGHC Innovator competition was established with the aim to ignite and promote new ideas in the ground operations world. It was introduced for the first time at the IGHC in 2017 as our way to embrace and support innovative thinking - helping our industry to be safe and prosper.
Networking in the Biz Zone
Network with peers and make new business connections in BizZone. The BizZone is a dedicated space where you can have one-on-one meetings through an appointment based system. In 2021 BizZone meetings were offered both on-site in Prague and in a virtual format through our brand new user-friendly event platform.
The event platform is a single source for the following:
- Access to program and event content including live-stream or on-demand presentations
- Making appointments that will occur during the event and will serve as your personal calendar
- Connecting you with other conference attendees (both in-person and virtual onl