From May 26th to May 29th the 32nd International Ground Handling Conference organized by IATA was held in Madrid .It is an international event that brings together airlines, handling agents and service providers in a relaxed atmosphere of forums, round tables and informal meetings where the present and the future of the Handling sector is discussed. Iberia participated as hostess and assumed a prominent role, with the presence of Luis Gallego in the welcome speech where he commented: “In Iberia we invest for ramp of the future with our Go Up project: 130 initiatives aimed at digitizing processes, developing our activity to tailor our customers, empowering the large traffic distribution centers (hubs) where we are and, at the same time, implementing a new company culture that increases the commitment of our staff, where employees have a key role in the future of the business, in safety, in the of equipment care and in innovation “.
Nick Careen, Senior Vice President of IATA, Airport, Passengers, Cargo and Safety, said: “The Handling sector must continue moving towards global standards consistently applied as the only route to ground operations safe and efficient “.
Different officials from IBAS attended the event among them, the commercial team participated and scheduled meetings with their customers and potential new ones to offer them solutions to their needs. Other colleagues participated in panels and debated on our commitment to minimize environmental impact of out GSE fleet. We also met different suppliers to discuss about the new technologies applicable to the handling sector in our continuous effort to become a reference in innovation and safety.
From Iberia Airport Services we set up information panels in our terminals throughout the weekend to ease the delegates’ passage through the airport at arrival, so they were able to check the quality of our work.