Top Aviation Conferences & Events to Attend in 2024

Jenny Butler Customer Experience & Events Manager
Last Updated

Opportunities to discuss the latest trends and technologies are beneficial to any industry, but even more so to aviation, as it continuously evolves with advancements in safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

To help you make the most of these opportunities, we’ve created a list of the top aviation events of 2024 and their key topics.

Whether you’re interested in logistics, traffic management, business aviation, or something else altogether, this article will help you identify the events that align with your professional goals and interests.

1. Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Global Dublin

When: January 28 – 31, 2024

Where: Dublin, Ireland

Topics: Aviation leasing, air freight, air cargo, asset management, lessor finance, capital markets, airline economics, decarbonization, regional aircraft specialist leasing

Dublin is the airline leasing capital of the world, with more than 60% of the world’s leased aircraft managed by Irish companies. This makes it the perfect location for the Airline Economics conference, which focuses on aviation finance and leasing.

The Dublin event will also cover other hot topics, as outlined above, and feature the prestigious Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards ceremony.
You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

2. AIR OPS 2024

When: February 21 – 22, 2024 

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Topics: Flight ops management, operational excellence, ground handling, compliance, passenger data requirements, business aviation taxation, FBO

AIR OPS provides a space for business aviation flight operations professionals, ground handlers, airport executives, and FBOs to meet with trip planners and operators. Industry stakeholders will also trade insights and discover the latest operational information for their respective roles.

The 2024 edition will feature an aviation exhibition, allowing attendees to explore the latest tools, products, and technologies.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

3. 2024 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC 2024)

When: March 12 – 14, 2024

Where: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Topics: Flight planning, regulatory frameworks, ERP processes, Part 135 operations, fuel supply chain process, carbon reduction strategies, aviation community outreach

This business aviation scheduling and dispatching event offers expert-led sessions on a wide range of trending topics. With more than 475 companies exhibiting at the upcoming aviation conference, attendees can expect a comprehensive showcase of the latest dispatch technologies and equipment.

Pricing: From $585 to $1,880

You may register here.

4. The World of Cargo Symposium (WCS 2024)

When: March 12 – 14, 2024

Where: Hong Kong, China

Topics: Air cargo, e-commerce, data sharing, safety and security, digitalization, sustainability

The World of Cargo Symposium is the largest air cargo event in the world. It offers attendees the opportunity to participate in plenary sessions, specialized streams, and workshops, tackling aspects related to technology and innovation, security and customs, and cargo operations and sustainability.

Feedback from past events:

“This year’s WCS is truly impressive, the gathering of the industry’s brightest and smartest people all at the same place sparks off great conversations, ideas, and business opportunities. This is beyond any event I’ve attended to date and this sets a high benchmark for others to follow!” Keng Kum, Collins Aerospace

You’ll find the registration and pricing information here.

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5.  Passenger Terminal Expo 2024

When: April 16 – April 18, 2024

Where: Frankfurt, Germany

Topics: Advanced air mobility (AAM), environment and sustainability, facilities management, future airports, technovation, accessibility and assisted travel, airport capacity and flexibility 

The world’s largest airport design and operations show features more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations, technologies, and solutions aimed at enhancing airport efficiency, safety, and the overall passenger experience.

10,000 people are expected to attend the 2024 aviation expo in Frankfurt.

Past events feedback:

“We find that it is very interesting, with a lot of innovative ideas and also hardware that we learn about.” Lucy Mak, Cathay Pacific  Airways

Pricing: From €730 – €2,250 (+VAT)

You may register here.

6. Aerospace Tech Week Europe

When: April 17 – 18, 2024

Where: Munich, Germany

Topics: Connectivity, avionics, MRO IT,  testing software and hardware, predictive maintenance, sustainability, airline e-enablement, flight ops IT systems, electronic flight bags (EFBs)

Over 3,500 attendees will join some of the world’s leading airlines to discuss the technologies that are supporting the aviation industry’s digital transformation. The U.S. version of the event, Aerospace Tech Week Americas, will take place November 19 – 20, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

For those who cannot attend the aviation conferences, Aerospace Tech Review is a magazine published by the organizers which contains comprehensive events coverage and key takeaways.

Feedback from past events:

“Events like today are so important in terms of networking, in terms of getting to know what’s happening within the industry, in terms of exchanging and facilitating exchange amongst  leaders.” Anna von Groote, EUROCAE

You’ll find the registration and pricing information here.

7. The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS)

When: April 30 – 2 May, 2024

Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

Topics: Personnel selection and recruitment, regulation and training technologies, operational safety and efficiency, eLearning

For 26 years, WATS has been connecting aviation training academies and universities to regional, national, and international airlines, regulators, and suppliers.  

This aviation training event will consist of four conference streams: pilot, cabin crew, maintenance, and ab initio flight schools. Although WATS is not exclusively a ‘pilot conference’, there are many benefits and points of interest for pilots.

Pricing: From $25 (SECA student rate) – $1,445

You may register here.

8. The Airport Show

When: May 14 – 16, 2024

Where: Dubai, UAE

Topics: Digitalization, urban air mobility, sustainability, airport infrastructure and services

The 23rd annual Airport Show will incorporate the ATC Forum, Airport Security Middle East, the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum, and the Women in Aviation Conference and Awards. Attendees are promised the latest insights on innovations for airport projects, including products and services enabling sustainability.

Feedback from past events:

“The response was overwhelming and visitors showed keen interest in the products and services showcased at the show.” Andrea Luscher, Swiss Air Navigation Services Ltd.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

9. The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2024)

When: May 28 – 30, 2024

Where: Geneva, Switzerland

Topics: AI and safety, the future of aircraft sales, innovative air mobility (IAM), sustainability, intermodal transportation, aviation financing

EBACE is a three-day event where advancements in air mobility and electric propulsion are explored through sessions led by top minds in the industry.

Its 2024 aviation trade show promises to be particularly impressive, with more than 50 aircraft on display, ranging from high-tech small aircraft to intercontinental jets.

Pricing: From €85 (student rate) to €465

You may register here.

10. The SMART Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition

When: July 10 – 12, 2024

Where: Denver, Colorado, USA

Topics: Digital transformation, sustainable infrastructure, urban development, regulatory and environmental constraints, connectivity, airport design, SMART airport technology, passenger experience

This aviation event brings airport industry leaders and authorities together to network, share insights, and discuss the latest technologies used by SMART airports.

Feedback from past events:

“I look forward to attending the SMART Airports Conference because of the relevant and timely content, the presentations from aviation industry experts and awesome opportunities to meet and network with new friends.” Andrea Albo, Denver International Airport

Pricing: From $400 to $1,350

You may register here.

11. World Aviation Festival

When: October 8 – 10, 2024

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Topics: Airport technology, automation, artificial intelligence, contactless journey, cybersecurity, enterprise transformation, sustainability, digitalization, IoT and cloud

The world’s largest aviation tech conference brings over 5,000 global executives and 600 speakers together for three days. Leaders of the world’s airlines, airports, and their senior executives in charge of software, services, marketing and distribution, will attend what is sure to be an engaging and informative event.

Feedback from past events:

‘’Three very productive and informative days. The event gathered all the aviation leading players and addressed the industry’s key issues, with senior and inspiring speakers. It was also a good opportunity to network with peers and discover the latest trends.’’ Groundforce Portugal

Pricing: Free for airline and airport executives; otherwise, tickets range from €2,295 to €3,495.

You may register here.

12. TakeOff North America 2024

When: October 22 – 24, 2024

Where: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Topics: Route planning, regional airport operations, future of regional aviation.

Now in its 7th year, this event draws decision-makers from the North American domestic network planning community, including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Air Canada.

Attendees at the airline conference can learn about the trends and challenges facing the industry and discuss new and existing air services with senior professionals.

Feedback from past events:

“TakeOff was a great conference for us – we had a busy schedule and took some very timely meetings with key airports, and got some ideas for future opportunities, too.” Charles Breer, Sun Country Airlines

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

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13. MRO Europe

When: October 22 – 24, 2024

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Topics: Aircraft maintenance, supply chain, ESG requirements, artificial intelligence, aircraft engines, procurement dynamics, USM supply, narrowbody aircraft

MRO Europe is the continent’s largest event for the aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry. Over 10,000 delegates will hear from 30 expert speakers and have the chance to discuss the latest trends and technologies shaping aviation maintenance with 450 exhibitors.

Feedback from past events:

“MRO Europe is by far the best event in Europe to get a great view of new developments in the Aerospace MRO market and at the same time meet all my suppliers in one place at a convenient location.” Harmen Lanser, Air France/KLM

Pricing: Free for eligible airline and engine/aircraft leasing company employees based on position; otherwise, tickets range from $1,095 to $1,395.

You may register here.

14. ATCA Global Conference & Expo 2024

When: November 5 – 7, 2024

Where: Washington, D.C., USA

Topics: Air traffic management, advanced air mobility (AAM), uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), commercial spaceflight, air traffic control

This 2024 aviation conference and expo connects businesses, NGOs, and government employees interested in the air traffic management field with industry professionals. ATCA event attendees will engage in educational sessions on the latest developments in the field, and explore tools and solutions.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

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Attending the right aviation conferences is crucial for staying updated on industry trends. Equally important is leveraging the right tools. 

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  • Digital training management lets you create, manage, and store all training records in one centralized repository while your pilots have the flexibility to complete training programs on their mobile devices.
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