Wings of Change Focus Africa

Johannesburg, RSA
2 - 3 July
Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch

Towards a More Resilient and Sustainable African Aviation

The IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa (WOCFA) stands as a premier industry event in the region, gathering aviation leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts to engage in discussions on the key challenges and opportunities in air transport. Together, they collaboratively formulate future strategies to enhance the utilization of air transport as a catalyst for economic and social development throughout the African region.

Africa is recognized as possessing the highest growth potential within the aviation industry among all regions. While our unwavering commitment to promoting safe, secure, and sustainable air transport across Africa remains steadfast, there is an urgent necessity to expedite the progress of aviation across the continent.

The 2024 edition of WOCFA  took place on July 2-3 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Who attends?


Over 400 leaders, decision-makers, and influencers representing airlines, airports, government, agencies, air navigation service providers, international and regional associations, aviation suppliers, aircraft manufacturers, and other stakeholders.

Why get involved?


Engage in exclusive business, networking, and branding opportunities tailored for over 400 industry leaders and decision-makers. Gain privileged access to industry intelligence, staying abreast of the latest developments and trends.

  • Excellent Networking Opportunities: Connect with key industry figures.
  • In-Depth Market Overview: Attain a comprehensive understanding of the market and its evolving dynamics to effectively align your businessdevelopment strategies.
  • Learn from Primary Sources: Get firsthand insights into trends and current industry priorities, unlocking valuable business opportunities.
  • Premium Brand Exposure: Elevate your brand's visibility.
  • Showcase your Products and Services: Present your offerings to a targeted audience seeking your solutions.

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View the official WOCFA 2024 Program (pdf).

The Wings of Change Focus Africa (WOCFA) was under the main theme "Towards a More Resilient and Sustainable African Aviation," which was a pivotal event for the aviation industry in the region. The program was composed with insightful keynote speeches from distinguished industry leaders, interactive sessions and panel discussions focusing on the trajectory of regional aviation growth and trends that impact both regional and global aviation markets.

Attendees delved into vital issues such as the enhancement of Africa's Aviation Infrastructure and Economic Regulations, the implementation of the Collaborative Aviation Safety Improvement Program (CASIP), and strategies for the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Moreover, the Aviation Security panel explored a range of comprehensive security measures designed to propel African aviation forward. These discussions aimed to underscore Africa's expanding capabilities in air transport, emphasizing safety, sustainability, and economic development.

The WOCFA stood as a testament to the continent's commitment to advancing its aviation sector, setting a benchmark for innovation and resilience in the field.

We would like to hear your input on the topics you'd like to see addressed during WOCFA2025! Your valuable suggestions will help us create an engaging and enriching experience tailored to your interests. Share your ideas with the WOCFA Team, please use 'Ideas WOCFA 2025' as the subject line.

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Focus Africa Conference 2023

The IATA Focus Africa Conference 2023 took place at the Skylight Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 20-21 June.

Recorded Sessions:

Day 1

Main Hall

Day 2

Main Hall 

Breakout Hall


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.

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