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Klaus Dengler, Managing Director Europoles Suisse GmbH), René Vuillemin, (Managing Director Europoles Suisse GmbH)

With over 1000 attendees and 60 nationalities, the IATA World Cargo Symposium is the largest global air cargo event. Now in its 13th year, the World Cargo Symposium will take place March 12-14, in Singapore.


Reflecting the need for cross-industry collaboration, the World Cargo Symposium (WCS), has evolved to become a major industry decision-making platform. This event also serves to raise the profile of air cargo with governments, helping to ensure that cargo has the regulatory environment and infrastructure needed to successfully drive growth.

It offers a stimulating mix of plenary sessions, specialized tracks, workshops and executive summits. With 13 specialized tracks, it covers the whole value chain of the air cargo industry, while analyzing the latest trends.

Built around the theme “Enabling Global Trade”, WCS 2019 will feature plenary sessions, specialized tracks, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to Technology & Innovation, Security & Customs, Cargo Operations, and Sustainability.

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  1. Join a renowned event: a unique business, networking and branding opportunities with 99% satisfaction rate
  2. Engage with over 1000 senior experts and decision makers across the entire supply chain 
  3. Learn from 70 world class speakers talk about the latest trends and issues impacting Air Cargo
  4. Craft your own program, focus on your areas of interest with 13 tracks and 4 workshops
  5. Enjoy 3 days in an iconic venue, the Marina Bay Sands


"You will not find more talented and motivated logistics professionals in one room anywhere other than this event." -Ryan Rusnak, CTO and Co-founder of Airspace Technologies      

“Great and only event that bring together industry meetings that shape the industry with business networking” -Henrik Ambak, SVP Cargo Operations, Emirates 

"The IATA WCS is since many years rightfully the most important event in the air cargo industry where the air cargo professionals can meet, network and discuss the future of our industry." -Lothar Moehle, Schenker AG

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Air cargo represents more than 35% of global trade by value. When it comes to combined passenger and cargo airlines, the cargo business generates 9% of airline revenues on average, representing more than double the revenues from the first-class segment.

And the demand for air cargo is still on the rise! Volumes grew by 9.3% in 2017 (compared to 2016) and the explosive growth of e-commerce (+20% per year since 2005) will bring new opportunities and challenges for the air cargo industry.

To support this critical business for all airlines, IATA is committed to: deliver enhanced value for the industry by driving a safe, secure, profitable and sustainable air cargo supply chain.

To do so, IATA develops global standards and tools, offers financial services and industry solutions, drives transformation projects, creates partnerships, and runs campaigns, advocacy and outreach activities.

 High-density seating makes more floor space available while providing up to 50% more seats. There’s more space for commercial traffic and far less congestion at gates.

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Lear more about IATA Cargo Strategy here.

Contact details

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

800 Place Victoria
PO Box 113
Montreal - H4Z 1M1
Quebec - Canada

Tel: +1 514 874 0202

Fax: +1 514 874 9632


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