Environmental Goals and Personnel Retention to be Emphasized in IGHC Discussions

April 19, 2024
The 2024 IGHC will address several key environmental topics, including the industry's goal of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

With an acute focus on increasing sustainable practices within ground handling operations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is preparing to host the 36th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC).

This year’s event will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, from May 7-9.

Hosted by Icelandair, the 2024 IGHC will address several key environmental topics. Chief among them is the industry's ambitious goal of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

The IGHC will also dedicate plenary sessions to topics around personnel retention and long-term financial stability.

“Session tracks will delve into pivotal industry topics such as the transition to electric ground support equipment (eGSE), innovation on the ramp, training in ground operations sustainability, real-time baggage tracking and enhancing the sustainability of workforce management,” note IATA officials.

To facilitate these conversations, the IGHC will host focused panel discussions including Electric GSE- As Easy as Plug ‘n Play?; Innovation on the Ramp; Beyond Electric: Exploring Hydrogen, HVO and Other Sustainable Solutions; Regulating for Safety; and The Role of Training in Ground Operations Sustainability, among others.

For additional details, visit the IGHC website.

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