Mark Your Calendar! August 26-29, 2017
The 22nd IAFS – Bigger & More Comprehensive Than Ever
The Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Get Prepared To Know The Future. This August, we’re planning a Forecast Summit that’s going to be even more incisive and exciting than any in our 22 year history.
Big things are emerging in all areas of aviation – whether it’s airport planning, fleet programs, air service access, new technologies or airline strategies – the whole planning foundations of the industry have shifted.
The IAFS is designed to deliver new perspectives and planning concepts, based on futurist and independent forecasts.
This year, we’ll be exploring the new perspectives in aviation:
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.
Shrinking 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.
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 from government bureaucrats.
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 the China Ni Hao, LLC team, will cover the latest in programs for communities and airports to prepare for the 4 million + Chinese who will be planning to visit the US in 2018.
The Symposium, which is from 10AM to 5PM 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 January 15!
International Aviation Forecast Summit Rates are as follows:
1st Attendee Rates:
Extra Early Rate: $1,595 through March 15
Early Rate: $1,795 (March 16 – July 10)
Regular Rate: $2,050 (After July 10)
Additional Staff Members from the same organization*:
Discounted Extra Early Rate: $1,295 – Through March 15
Discounted Early Rate: $1,395 (March 16-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!