Age of Change: Moving Air Cargo Forward
The World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is the largest and most prestigious annual event. The 2023 edition brought 1250 delegates to Istanbul, Türkiye.
The WCS 2024 will continue offering plenary sessions, specialized streams, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to technology & innovation, security & customs, cargo operations and sustainability.
See the WCS 2023 Highlights
See the WCS 2022 Highlights
Sean Dolan, NorthLink Aviation
"Participating at the FACES event was, like every year, a fantastic opportunity to think about the long-term future of the air cargo industry while networking with the new generation. I love it!"
Lucas Fernandez, CHAMP Cargosystems
View the WCS 2023 Roadmap (pdf)
|Monday 24 APRIL||Tuesday 25 APRIL||Wednesday 26 April||Thursday 27 April|
|CBTA Center Conference (pdf)||Opening plenary (pdf)||Digitalization (pdf)||E-Commerce Think Tank (pdf)|
|Certification Workshop (pdf)||Sustainability (pdf)||Focus on Türkiye (pdf)|
|Products Workshop (pdf)||Safety & Security (pdf)||Closing plenary (pdf)|
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Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
The WCS 2023 will take place at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, a 34-floor hotel and conference center across from Bomontiada — a social hub of music, food, and art. It is located in one of the most central areas of Istanbul: Nişantaşı shopping and metro links to Taksim Square are less than two kilometers away, and Dolmabahçe Palace and the European shore are four kilometers away.
The World Cargo Symposium took place in London, England from 27 to 29 September 2022.
|Monday 26 September||Tuesday 27 September||Wednesday 28 September||Thursday 29 September|
|NEW CASSLink Workshop (pdf)||Opening plenary (pdf)||Digitalization (pdf)||E-Commerce Think Tank (pdf)|
|Certification Workshop (pdf)||Sustainability (pdf)||Closing plenary (pdf)|
|Products Workshop (pdf)||Safety & Security (pdf)||Cargo Claims and Loss Prevention Conference (pdf)|
View all the WCS 2022 pictures!
The World Cargo Symposium took place in Dublin,Ireland from 12 to 14 October 2021.
|monday 11 october||Tuesday 12 october||wednesday 13 october||Thursday 14 october|
|Products Workshop (pdf)||Opening plenary morning (pdf)||Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf)||Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf)|
|CEIV Workshop (pdf)||Opening plenary afternoon (pdf)||Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf)||Stream 1: Digitalization (pdf)|
|FACES (pdf)||Stream 3: Safety & Security (pdf)||Closing plenary (pdf)|
|Stream 2: Sustainability (pdf)|
WCS 2021 Roadmap
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Thank you to our Sponsors
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.