Aviation Energy Forum (AEF)

Abu Dhabi, UAE
7 - 9 November
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

The IATA Aviation Energy Forum (AEF) is a merger of the Fuel Forum and the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Symposium. This edition will be held in Abu Dhabi on 7 – 9 November 2023.

AEF is the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community, and a unique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel and SAF suppliers, and other IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry's priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity, and better understand what the airline commitment to deliver on the net zero 2050 pledge will mean.

As the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community, AEF is by invitation only to IATA Members and IATA Strategic Partners.

Why should you join?


  • Premium brand exposure
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to showcase your products and services to a focused and targeted audience who needs your solutions
  • Get the best overview of the market and changing environment to successfully align your development strategies
  • Decisions will be made during the event that will have a real impact on the direction of the industry
  • New business opportunities

Who attends?


  • IATA Member Airline Representatives, including their fuel purchasing managers and sustainability experts
  • IATA Strategic Partners
  • New and traditional Fuel Suppliers
  • Fuel Service Providers
  • Fuel Executives


Let's make AEF 2023 Abu Dhabi an event to remember!

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"I have been attending the IATA Forums since the early 90s and have always benefited from the mixture of informative and educational presentations, and the opportunity to meet colleagues from airlines, oil companies, and fuelers. The development of the forum to include technical and now sustainable experts has further enhanced the benefit and enjoyment of the meetings. Regardless of your role in the aviation fuel industry, this is the event to always ensure you attend, but be prepared to plan a lot of meetings and attend a lot of sessions during those few days to get the maximum benefit."
Jonathan Pardoe, Star Alliance Services GmbH 

“The IATA Aviation Energy Forum is THE most important event for Fuel management departments of an airline. The unique possibility to meet with many of your fuel suppliers, service companies, and other airline representatives is nowhere as intense and effective as at this IATA event. It is a must for all serious fuel managers at an airline."
Katja Kleffmann, Lufthansa Group

"The best global forum for fostering thought leadership, industry advocacy, and networking opportunities for conventional and sustainable aviation fuels."
Reuben Raina, United

"Aviation Energy Forum by IATA is an event eagerly awaited by all Aviation Professionals as it allows the delegates who are domain experts in their areas to share & collaborate for continuous improvement of the aviation sector across the globe. Simply stated IATA is the SOUL of the Aviation Sector acting as a catalyst for its sustainable growth."
Vijay Ranjan, Foundation & Principal Consultant Viravia Ventures, Ex-Executive Director (Aviation) BPCL

"The IATA Energy Forum has once again surpassed my expectations. It remains the leading industry event to network, attend relevant commercial and technical sessions, and learn about the state of the industry. A definitive go-to for every Aviation professional who is involved in fuel and/or decarbonization of the industry."
Dave Hedges, KLM


View the full AEF Abu Dhabi Program (pdf) to get an overview of the conference.

Abu Dhabi


Located in the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi features breathtaking landscapes, including islands, sea, desert, mangroves, fossil dunes, oases, and wadis (valleys), as well as a rich history and UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is a world-class tourist destination, easily accessible thanks to its International Airport (AUH), which is one of the fastest growing airport hubs in the world, currently serving over 96 destinations in 56 countries and with over 10 million travelers per year.

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The Venue

The Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel is one of Abu Dhabi’s largest conference facilities, ideal for corporate meetings, exhibitions, product launches, and more with innovation and style. The hotel is within 10 minutes of the Presidential Palace and features a 74th-floor observation deck, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, and a full spa with 13 treatment rooms.


Visa Requirements

Find information on passport, visa & health requirements through the IATA Travel Centre.

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AEF 2023 Seattle

The Spring edition of AEF 2023 took place in Seattle, the chief city of the state of Washington and one of the largest and most affluent urban centers in the United States. Over 800 delegates gathered to discuss key topics such as SAF & new energy options, technical and commercial fuel, and supply chain digitalization.

AEF 2022 New Delhi

The Autumn/Fall edition of AEF 2022 took place in New Delhi, where delegates discussed topics such as the energy requirements for decarbonization, SAF in India and the Reiong, and global jet fuel supply issues.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

IATA believes that diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience boosts the success of the aviation industry. We actively encourage aviation professionals with diverse profiles to contribute to our events as speakers, panelists, facilitators, or in any other way.


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