Make plans to attend the one aviation event known as the disruptor!
Insight, Information, Data, Forecasts Found Only At This Event
You'll leave the Summit with whole new perspectives on the future.
Get Prepared To Optimize The Future. Mark the dates. August 26-29. Mark the location. The Wynn Las Vegas Resort. This is where your expectations regarding the future of aviation will experience a whole set of new perspectives. This is where leaders from across the aviation industry will meet and explore the emerging and exciting changes we'll be seeing in the next five years.
It's all summed up in two words: disruptive dynamics.
We begin with the Pre-Summit Workshop Program that will be covering the following topics:
Airline Economics: Presented by Ben Baldanza, Board Member WOW, former CEO of Spirit Airlines and George Mason University Professor. This session will be followed by a "Chat with Mike Boyd" regarding WOW and various airline models.
Ready for Takeoff?? The Future of UAS: UAS are an emerging technology and there are numerous detailed aspects of this industry that are yet to have been completely figured out thus far. Hear from a number of regulatory, industry development, and operational integration experts in this field.
The Future of EAS: Discussion and proven ideas on reforming EAS by airline and airport executives. Plus latest update on the pilot shortage issue.
Air Access Realities & Opportunities 401: Bring your Board Members, too! This will go well beyond the basics of air service and into dynamics such as global access and road hubbing.
We then have the Summit which is two full days covering the big things emerging in all areas of aviation trends and new economic factors that are disruptive to the status quo... whether its airport planning, fleet programs, air service access, new technologies or airline strategies – the whole planning foundations of the industry will be making major shifts in the next three years.
Optimizing Disruptive Trends. The IAFS will be focusing on the disruptive aspects affecting the industry. Be prepared to get the perspectives and planning concepts, based on futurist and independent forecasts found only at this event!
Global System Shifts. In the US, there is a new administration that has already signaled huge changes in the federal approach to aviation planning. In the EU, we have the fallout from Brexit. In Asia, we have the Chinese airline industry expanding globally and aggressively. There are whole new airline operating strategies coming as global alliances become less a factor.
Declining Orders For New Airliners. By 2019, the re-fleeting of global airlines into new-generation airliners will be mostly complete. New airliner demand will be focused in regions such as China and Asia. In the rest of the world, there will be disruption to several existing aircraft-related business chains, such as suppliers, overhaul facilities, and financial institutions.
Evolving US Air Transportation Networks. In the US, the entire air transportation system is regionalizing and co-terminalizing. The continued shift to larger units of capacity, and very low expansion of flight operations has had a material effect on air service access planning.
Technological Advancements Impacting the Aviation Industry. Technology is advancing every aspect of air travel – from booking a reservation, future fleet enhancements, and inflight experience. Discover how this impact will continue to alter the customer experience in the future.
Different Aircraft Needs. New fleet strategies – the name of the game is now revenue generation, not necessarily traffic volume. This will have material effects on financial planning, airport facility needs, corollary surface transportation.
Globalization of Aviation Demand – it’s now as important to forecast at Bangor as it is in Beijing. This is a global economy, and it is affecting aviation planning materially.
Real Aviation Forecasts: The past is not a harbinger of the future. The raw economics of air transportation are shifting where this mode can grow, and where it will shrink. We’ll be looking at all areas of the industry – passenger traffic, air cargo, fleet retirements and replacement, and, as always, the Airports:USA enplanement trend forecasts.
Insights from industry leaders. The IAFS is an exploration event. We sit down with CEOs and senior executives from across the industry and across the globe to discuss the future. No rambling panels of “opinions” and no canned presentations.
The 3rd Annual China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium - August 26, 2017
Come Early For The 3rd Annual China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium, on August 26!
The Symposium, delivered by BGI the China Ni Hao, LLC team, will cover the latest in programs for communities and airports to prepare for the 3.5+ million Chinese who will be planning to visit the US in 2018.
The Symposium, which is from 1PM to 6PM on the 26th, is $895. For registered attendees at the IAFS, the Symposium is a low add-on of $195.
This event is one that every CVB, Chamber and airport in the US should consider. Being China-Welcome(TM) is an important part of making your venue part of the expanding itineraries of thses high-spend visitors.
Join us on the 26th, and stay on for the IAFS!
Special Early Registration Rates!
The IAFS is the #1 global event in industry forecasts and trend analysis. This year join your colleagues in Las Vegas to get the competitive planning advantage! Click here for early registration rates through March 15!
International Aviation Forecast Summit Rates are as follows:
1st Attendee Rates:
New Year Rate: SOLD OUT
Extra Early Rate: SOLD OUT
Early Rate: $1,795 (Thru July 10)
Regular Rate: $2,050 (After July 10)
Additional Staff Members from the same organization*:
Discounted Extra Early Rate: SOLD OUT
Discounted Early Rate: $1,395 (Thru July 10)
Discounted Regular Rate: $1,495 (after July10)
* Discounted rates are available for 3 or more from the same organization. Please contact us.
The 3rd Annual China-US Symposium - August 26, 2017
$195 Add-on for IAFS Attendees.
$895 for Symposium-Only Attendees
**Please contact Sonia Watts at 303-674-2000 or [email protected] if you believe someone else has already registered from your organization, so that we can verify and provide you a discount code for the reduced additional attendee rate. If all attendees are registered at the same time the system will automatically reduce the rate.
If This is Your First Summit -
Here's what went on at the 2016 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, American, Allegiant, Frontier, Air China - 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.
We'll be posting the full agenda for the 2017 International Aviation Forecast Summit soon. In the meantime clear your calendar for August 26-29, and register now for the special early rate!