World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC)

Marrakech, Morocco
1 - 3 October

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Embracing Innovation and Technology for Safe and Efficient Operations

The IATA World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) tackles all aspects of safety, including flight operations, cabin operations, maintenance, and crisis management (emergency response planning and aircraft recovery). It is an opportunity to meet, network and develop partnerships with aviation professionals and decision-makers, gathered over 3 days under one roof.

The first IATA WSOC took place in Vietnam in September 2023 with over 600 representatives from 58 countries who convened for this inaugural edition. 

The conference will feature over 45 hours of expert sessions over 4 tracks (Safety, Cabin, Flight Ops, and Crisis Management), will provide 15+ hours of exclusive networking opportunities, and will showcase the latest innovative solutions from sponsors and exhibitors.


Mr. Abdelhamid ADDOU, Royal Air Maroc’s Chairman of The Board & CEO: 

“Royal Air Maroc is committed to working with all stakeholders to maintain and improve aviation safety by adopting the highest industry standards in terms of efficient oversight processes, emergency response preparedness, human factors and technology relationship management, effective safety risk management and accident prevention programs. The signing of the Safety Leadership Charter Declaration is an example of our support for promoting a positive safety culture at all levels of our organization and across all operational areas. I would like to invite you to support these efforts and to plan for a brighter future for our industry. So, join us in Marrakech, so that we can share our experiences and lessons learned to continually improve operations efficiency, agility and business resilience, and to keep the skies and airports safer for the aviation community.” 


Exclusive Offer from Royal Air Maroc

As the Host Airline of WSOC 2024, Royal Air Maroc is delighted to provide an exclusive offer available to registered delegates only. 

Registered delegates can enjoy 15% off the standard ticket price for RAM flights to Morocco. 

The terms of this offer are outlined as follows:

  • Routes: This discount applies to all Royal Air Maroc-operated routes to RAK & CMN.
  • Sales Period: The offer is valid for bookings made until 3 October, 2024.
  • Travel Period: Enjoy discounted travel from 24 September to 3 October 2024, with a last return flight on 10 October 2024.
  • The discount code will be communicated to you upon successful completion of your registration

Take advantage of this exclusive offer to experience the hospitality and convenience of Royal Air Maroc as you journey to WSOC 2024.

Who attends?

  • Airlines
  • Regulators
  • Training Providers
  • Emergency Equipment Suppliers
  • Accident Investigators
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Human Factors Specialists
  • Aircraft Recovery Specialists

Join us at WSOC 2024!


WSOC 2023 Highlights


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“Attending the World Safety IATA Conference was an eye-opening experience. The insights shared by experts in the field were invaluable. This event truly prioritizes safety in aviation, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.” 

Nina Tulakepa,
Fiji Airways

“IATA does a great job bringing together the most talented and passionate aviation safety professionals. It is so valuable to collaborate and share lessons learned with each other.”

Elise May,
Southwest Airlines

"The Conference is beyond every expectation from the welcome session to keynote speakers and panelists. Superb planning and organization by IATA and wonderful hosting by Vietnam Airlines.”

Roy Philip Magsayo,
Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions

“The IATA WSOC 2023, in Hanoi, has been one of the unique events of this kind. It was an extraordinary opportunity for networking, knowledge-sharing and learning; besides that, it was helpful to a great extent towards policy formulation. I think the airlines, airports, OEMS and other interest groups coming together and deliberating on common issues and challenges in the aviation industry is the need of the hour, and IATA has successfully executed it.”

Dr. KJ Devasia,
angalore International Airport Ltd, India

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View the official WSOC 2024 Program (pdf).

Registration Type 2024 Regular rate
General Public $1,470.00
IATA Member Airlines $750.00
IATA Strategic Partners $1,250.00

Take advantage of our group rates for Non-IATA Member Airlines. For the purchase of 5 passes, you will receive 1 additional pass at no extra cost, providing you with 6 for the price of 5.

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Marrakech is a vibrant and enchanting city in Morocco, where ancient traditions and modern influences coexist. It is famous for its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses a maze of souks, monuments, and gardens. Marrakech also offers a diverse gastronomy, a relaxing atmosphere, and a gateway to the stunning landscapes of the region.

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Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès Marrakech


Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès Marrakech offers an authentic welcome to visitors to the captivating Red City of Marrakech. This luxury hotel is located just a few minutes away from the bustling Medina in the central L'Hivernage district. The 5-star luxury hotel features 503 contemporary hotel rooms and suites, providing a place to relax after exploring the city. 

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Contact us to learn more about our Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities, and secure your place at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) in Marrakech! We are open to customizing an offer based on your business needs. 

Arthur Naulin

Sales Manager
IATA Event Sponsorship and Exhibition

Tel. +33 789 05 77 96

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World Safety & Operations Conference 2023


The IATA World Safety & Operations Conference 2023 took place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 19 to 21 September 2023, bringing under one roof the previous Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC), the IATA Safety Conference, the Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Forum, and the Aircraft Recovery Forum (ARF).

World Safety & Operations Conference 2023 Track Soundbites


Safety Conference 2022: Emerging Stronger - Safely Transforming to a More Resilient Tomorrow


The IATA Safety Conference 2022 took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 25 to 27 October 2022. It hosted discussions and debates on the industry’s safety and security. 

COSC 2022


The Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC) 2022 took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 14 to 16 June at the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel. 

ERP Forum 2022


The latest edition of the annual Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Forum was held at the IATA Executive Office in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 & 27 October 2022. Find out what was discussed during the ERP Forum 2022:

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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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