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At the IAFS, the program is intense and features the leaders who will be shaping aviation in the future. Click on the box below to get an idea of how the IAFS delivers. You’ll also notice that the schedule is rapid-fire – be ready to take notes. Be sure to check out the Optional Workshop that are on Saturday & Sunday too! More details on the topics covered in the workshops is available by clicking here.
|Click Here to see the exciting line-up of presentations & Workshops!|
The Leaders In Aviation Are At The Summit. Be One of Them!
For starters, the participants are the key decision makers in their sectors – airlines, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions and airport leaders. We’ll be hearing from CEOs and senior executives from all sectors of aviation, including:
David Cush, CEO
|Delta Air Lines
Steve Sear, President Intl & EVP Global Sales
Andrew Nocella, SVP & CMO
Barry Biffle, CEO
Chip Childs, CEO
Blake Scholl, CEO
Jude Bricker, COO
Ben Baldanza, Board Member
Brian Znotins – VP of Network
Hou Wei, SVP
Dr. Zhihang Chi, VP & GM North America
Dr. Max Kownatzki, SVP
Dave Clark, VP Network Planning
Oliver Wagner, CCO
Sharon Pinkerton, SVP Legislative & Regulatory Policy
Dave Harvey, Managing Director-
Steve Smith, VP Global Sales
Titus Johnson, VP
|Airport Chat Group:
DEN – Gisela Shanahan, CFO
RNO – Marily Mora, CEO
SRQ – Rick Piccolo, CEO
Victor Vieira, Manager –
Market Research & Forecasting
Bob Lekites, EVP
Wendy Sowers, Director Product Forecasting
Jerome Cheung, Director Commercial Strategy
Hideyuki, Kamiya, Director –
Head of Strategic Marketing
Bertrand Pabon, Head of Strategic Marketing
This is just for starters… more to come – it’s a lineup no other event can match. And our “fireside chat” format allows free-form discussions with most of the presenters. We’re here to discuss the future – candidly and directly.
Getting To The IAFS Is Easy… Reno-Tahoe International Airport has over 100 nonstop flights a day, to and from almost all major hubsites, and fares at Reno are among the lowest in the nation.
And once you arrive, Reno-Tahoe International Airport is providing complimentary transfers to the Resort At Squaw Creek, too.
Networking? No event can put airports, suppliers and aviation companies closer to the people making the decision that will shape the future. When you’re attending the IAFS, don’t plan on being a shrinking violet.
Since we’ve taken over almost the entire Squaw Valley Resort, just about everyone you’ll interact with is an IAFS participant. This year again, we’re expecting over 90 representatives from more than 25 airlines representing carriers from around the globe. You’ll have access to the decision-makers at the IAFS – far more than any other event!
Going To China This Year?
Come To The IAFS™ To Get Prepared!
If you’re planning on visiting China this year to meet with airlines, we’d suggest you first join us at the IAFS™ for two cutting-edge sessions that will give you a competitive edge…
Airports:China™ Traffic Forecast
This is a Summit session you don’t want to miss!
Over the next five years 16 million Chinese will visit this country. In this session, we’ll be outlining where this new traffic will be coming from, and where we can expect it to manifest in the USA. Today, over 80% of all China visitation is from just three airports – which means a lot of future traffic potential from more than a dozen other cities in China.
From this session, you’ll get real insights regarding where new China-US demand will focus. You’ll have better data regarding how your community can fit in the coming tsunami of more direct service from the Middle Kingdom.
China-US Opportunities Symposium – Pre-Summit Workshop
Another key element in attracting service from Chinese carriers is the levels of China-Welcome™ your airport can community can deliver to guests coming in from the Middle Kingdom.
To be sure, this comprehensive subject can be only basically outlined in a two-hour Symposium, but it will deliver insights that give a better cultural understanding regarding how to craft your presentations and interactions with these carriers.
Principals from China NiHao, LLC., will be there to deliver the program.
Note that the Symposium is part of the optional pre-Summit Workshop program, and is open only to attendees at the IAFS™. It will be held Saturday, September 17, at the Squaw Valley Resort at 3:30PM. The remainder of the Workshop program will be on Sunday afternoon.
For more information on the pre-Summit Workshops, click here.
Business Planning Intelligence For the Future
No other event delivers the depth of business intelligence and forecast insight as does the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit. IAFS attendees get insights that challenge the status quo, and that aren’t found at other events. Compared to “ambient thinking” there’s often a lot of “heresy” presented throughout the two days of the Summit.
We’re Bringing The World Back To Squaw Valley…
In 1960, the world gathered at Squaw Valley for the Olympic Winter Games. Since that time this has been a premier destination for visitors from across the globe. On September 18-20, Boyd Group International is again bringing the world to this incredible location.
Clear your calendar for September 18-20, and plan to join leaders from across the industry and across the world at Squaw Valley – As a matter of fact, clear your calendar for a few days ahead of the Summit, because our hosts will be offering some very exciting additional visitation packages, including the National Air Races at Reno! Take advantage of our Early Registration Rate through July 29.
If This is Your First Summit –
Here’s what went on at the 2015 IAFS:
Beginning with the first China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium on Saturday, progressing to the pre-Summit Workshops on Sunday, to the closing session on emerging air traffic forecast trends on Tuesday afternoon, the IAFS™ was a rapid-fire event.
It delivered new insights on key subjects from the pilot shortage, to the Middle East airline subsidy controversy, to the imperatives for communities to move beyond air service development and into air service access, to the effects of new fleets on the financial sector, to the future of UAVs.
As with all past Summits, nothing was off the table, and the decision-makers who will shape aviation and air transportation were all at the Summit and on the line with their perspectives.
Airlines from around the world discussed their views of the future. CEOs and executives from JetBlue, Southwest, United, Japan, Air Canada, Spirit, Hainan, Nok/Scoot, American, Korean, ANA, Allegiant, Frontier, Air China, Alaska – to name only a few – talked about the future, its challenges, and its opportunities.
The top global aircraft manufacturers delivered not only descriptions of their products, but more importantly the forecast data and research on the new drivers of air transportation.
Airport & facility issues – challenges facing US airports were tackled in a special session, too. These included issues such as the Uber phenomenon, PFCs, airline volatility and intra-regional cooperation between airports.
Enplanement forecasts, too. The Boyd Group Airports:USA ten-year traffic and trend forecast was presented. It firmly grabbed a number of third-rail subjects, such as the woeful lack of understanding of the US airline industry in FAA forecasts (they say there are 70 regional passenger airlines serving airports across the nation, for example) and the obsolescence of relying on econometric indicators in forecasting future traffic.
As for the pilot shortage, the Airports:USA forecast analyses indicate that while the total number of potentially-reduced enplanements over the next ten years appears to be less than five percent of the otherwise traffic levels, there will be material re-direction of the remaining capacity. “It’s mid-size markets that will bear the brunt. EAS points are non sequiturs in terms of lost traffic numbers.”
It also brought out how programs such as Essential Air Service and Small Community Air Service Grants are desperately in need of revision, as today, they too often distort the market and simply do not work.
Take a look a the 2015 Forecast Mapping Session, which opened the Summit with bullet-points of what the IAFS is all about. Click Here.