Air Cargo News selected as IATA WCS principal media partner

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Air Cargo News is delighted to have been selected as the principal media partner of IATA’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS) for the first time.

The 15th edition of the key annual event in the air cargo industry takes place at the Excel Arena in London between September 27 and 29.

This year’s event comes as the industry enters a pivotal period: passenger and bellyhold operations continue to ramp up, while freighters are seen as an increasingly important cog in the supply chain machine to combat uncertainty and unpredictability across the globe.

Meanwhile, the demand outlook remains uncertain with the war in Ukraine, cost of living crisis and ongoing Covid outbreaks and restrictions threatening to bring a period of high growth for the industry to an end.

This year’s WCS will tackle these topics as well as other industry priorities; the ongoing need to digitalise, the continued enhancement of safety and security regimes and the increasingly important topic of sustainability.

IATA says that this year’s WCS will continue to move the industry from talk to action, while also focussing on the need to build resilience.

IATA global head of cargo Brendan Sullivan said: “Air cargo proved its resilience during the pandemic, and it is emerging stronger.

“The challenge now is to retain the momentum achieved in digitalisation and other customer-centric efficiency gains.

“There is good reason to be optimistic. Air cargo is maintaining its strength even as economic and geo-political uncertainty grows.

“And this year’s WCS will focus on how the industry can capitalise on this resilience to build an even more promising and sustainable future for global air cargo.”

During the event, the Air Cargo News team will be providing live coverage of the of key discussions covering the key themes of digitalisation, sustainability and safety & security.

Our live coverage can be accessed through the event app or on our dedicated WCS landing page on There will also be a dedicated daily news email and video interviews.

Meanwhile, in a special WCS edition of Air Cargo News, you can find a series of articles that will help set the scene for the conference, as well as guides to when various debates are taking place.

Follow #IATAWCS on Twitter for updates.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]