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.
A Format That Delivers New Insights & Perspectives
– The Leaders In Aviation Are At The Summit.
For starters, the participants are the key decision makers in their sectors – airlines, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions and airport leaders.
– Exploration… Not Panels.
The Summit is focused on a discussion format, instead of canned speeches and droning slide presentations. We explore new thinking – instead of hearing about the past
– Airlines From Across The World.
Networking? In 2015 we had over 80 representatives from airlines representing carriers from around the globe.
– Real Global Airliner Forecasts.
All of the global airframe producers – Airbus, Embraer, Boeing, Bombardier and Mitsubishi – will be presenting their views of the future at the Summit. Fleet changes will affect all areas of the industry, from small airports to global OEMs
– Futurist Trends.
The Summit explores new concepts affecting aviation. This year, we’ll be outlining new frontiers such as the advent of supersonic airliners, the need for new approaches to air service access, globalization of the industry, and the emergence of China in shaping the future.
– Traffic & Airport Trend Forecasts.
This year, in addition to our Airports:USA® forecasts, we’re presenting our first Airports:China™ forecast, which will predict new China-US traffic for the next five years.
– No Dozing Off.
The Summit is precise and direct. The schedule is adhered to… and the pace is rapid-fire data, information, and insight.
– Fun, Too.
The Summit sessions are all about exploring the future. But the social events are all about enjoying a few hours with your colleagues in one of the most beautiful places on Earth – Lake Tahoe.
Clear your calendar for September 18-20, and plan to join leaders from across the industry and across the world at Squaw Valley – itself a global destination, and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. 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! Take advantage of our Extra Early Registration Rate through April 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.