Wings of Change Americas (WOCA)

Santiago, Chile
10 - 11 April

The IATA Wings of Change Americas (WOCA) is a flagship industry event in the region where aviation leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts come together to discuss air transport’s top issues and opportunities, and jointly agree on future actions to better utilize air transport as an engine of economic and social development across the Americas region.

The WOCA is offering plenary sessions, 1:1 interviews, and insightful keynotes, tackling aspects related to technology & innovation, operations, sustainability, distribution, and other important discussions on the industry's priorities.

The next edition of WOCA will take place on 10-11 April 2024, in Santiago, Chile.

Who attends?

  • Airlines/Airline Associations
  • Airports
  • Ground Handlers
  • Governments
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Law Firms
  • Solution Providers
  • Industry-specific Publications and Media

Why get involved?

Unique business, networking, and branding opportunities extended to more than 300 leaders and decision-makers representing the industry. Exclusive access to industry intelligence and the latest industry developments and trends.

  • Premium brand exposure
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to showcase your products and services to a focused and targeted audience who needs your solutions
  • Get the best overview of the market and changing environment to successfully align your business development strategies
  • Learn from the first source the trends and current industry priorities and unleash business opportunities.

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“Wings of Change is one of the moments in the calendar that you really look forward to. An amazing opportunity to engage with senior leaders in the airline and tourism industry, and to learn the latest trends that are shaping the future.”
Santiago Elijovich, Vice President, Despegar

“A good opportunity to do networking in the airline industry and be on top of what is going on in the world.”
Alfredo Babun, Regional Manager Andean Countries, Air Canada

“It’s a great opportunity to involve the entire industry on priority issues (this time, sustainability) and a very good time to network. 100% recommended and necessary for the air transport industry.”
Tomas Leon, LATAM Airlines

“Event that all industry members must participate in. WOC is key to correct understanding of the industry.”
Edson Bezerra, Sales Director, Collins Aerospace

“An excellent opportunity to update on topics, with world leaders in the industry and at the same time have the opportunity to talk with them.”
Gerardo Alarcón, Junta de Aeronáutica Civil

“From the Chilean Sustainable Energy Agency and the Vuelo Limpio program, we are very pleased to have participated in this conference. It gave us a broader perspective of the sector's views and needs in terms of energy efficiency and transition.”
Fernanda Cabañas, Chilean Sustainable Energy Agency

View the official Wings of Change Americas 2024 Program (pdf).

The forthcoming occurrence of WOCA, proved to be the foremost aero-political event spanning the continents of Americas. Under the thematic umbrella, “Advancing Aviation for a Competitive and Sustainable Future”, the event program is designed to engage, educate, and inspire attendees. Prepare for an enriching experience as our plenary and three parallel breakout sessions host esteemed industry leaders, who will impart their expertise, insights, and innovative ideas to foster meaningful discussions and rendering. 

Our lineup of speakers:


Learn more about our speakers, and secure your spot now! 


Roberto Alvo

CEO, LATAM Airlines Group

Arturo Barreira

President of Airbus Latin America and Caribbean Region

José Ricardo Botelho

Executive Director & CEO, ALTA

Melany Cornejo

Distribution Director, Avianca

Viviana Martín

Global Director of Institutional Relations, avianca

Juan Carlos Muñoz Abogabir

Minister of Transport & Communications, Chile

Estuardo Ortiz

CEO, Jetsmart Airlines

Verónica Pardo Lagos

Under-Secretary of Tourism, Chile

Diego Pardow Lorenzo

Minister of Energy, Chile

Holger Paulmann

Executive President, SKY Airline

Frederico Pedreira

CEO, avianca

Gustavo Santos

Regional Director, The Americas, UN WTO

Paloma Sanz de Andino

Manager NDC Onboarding and Operations, Iberia



Registration Type Regular Rate
IATA Member Airline  $525.00
IATA Strategic Partner  $650.00
Regulator/Government $675.00
Airport  $675.00
General Public  $790.00



Santiago de Chile, nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, stands as a vibrant metropolis that harmonizes a rich cultural heritage with modern dynamism. As the capital city of Chile, it exudes an intriguing blend of historical significance and contemporary innovation. Renowned for its stunning architecture, thriving arts scene, and diverse culinary landscape, Santiago offers an inspiring setting for the 2024 edition of the IATA Wings of Change Americas.


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Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center


Due to its sophistication and exceptional service, Sheraton Santiago is frequently chosen by political figures, arts, and entertainment. It has the biggest Marriott Convention Center in Santiago and the only urban resort in the city. Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center is just 15 minutes from the international airport, near Cerro San Cristobal.


Visa Requirements

The IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA Travel Centre-Passport, Visa & Health Requirements. 




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Showcase your products and services to industry leaders, governments, international organizations, and subject matter experts. For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the Wings of Change Americas please complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch.


Wings of Change Americas 2023

The 13th edition of Wings of Change Americas took place at the Hyatt Regency in Mexico City, on 27-28 June.

Wings of Change Americas 2022

The 2022 edition of Wings of Change Americas took place in Santiago, Chile on 6-7 April. 

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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