Snapshots From The 2016 IAFS

Harbinger of A Fabulous 2017 Event!

Join your colleague aviation leaders this August 26-29 for the most valuable and rewarding event in the industry. As you'll note from the snapshots of the 2016 IAFS, it's a conference to moves decisively and delivers insights and data and forecasts not found anywhere else.

Its the reason that the decision-makers in aviation are there, and we explore the issues that are most important to the industry. No canned presentations from bureaucrats. Just in-depth reviews of the trends shaping the future.

From 2016...Monday Sessions...

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Airlines, Airports, Suppliers. A hallmark of the IAFS is gathering together the top innovators to explore trends that will affect all areas of aviation.

Among others, on across the two days, we gained insight from leaders at twenty  global airlines, as just one sector of aviation addressed at the Summit. As is unique to the IAFS, the general format was exploratory, based on free-form discussions with over 40 leaders from across the industry.

One in particular was a very incisive and in-depth session on airport trends with executives from across the airport spectrum. Keeping with the standards of the IAFS, nothing was off the table, including the issue of raising the cap on the US airport PFC program.

Plus, as is the trademark of the IAFS, the attendees were among the first to get a full briefing on the next-generation of supersonic air transportation.

The contents of this first day alone delivered far more than any other aviation event!

Tuesday Sessions...

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Day two of the 2016 IAFS brought even more insight from several more airlines, as well as forecasts from all major aircraft manufacturers, too.

Not shown above are the incisive BGI fleet forecast session, the Airports:USA enplanement forecasts, and the first-ever Airports:China forecast, which gave attendees a view of the future of this new travel sector.

The 2nd Annual China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium

This year we again attached the leading source of data and information on China-US traffic to the start of the IAFS.

Airports, chambers of commerce and CVBs from around the nation joined the China Ni Hao, LLC. team to learn the latest in the explosive growth in this visitor sector.

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And, Of Course, Fun Networking Events!

The Welcome Reception...

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We want to thank our sponsors - SSP America and Paradies-Lagardere - for a great opening reception!

Speakers's Dinner...

We want to thank the Squaw Valley Resort for one incredible event honoring the speakers and dozens of aviation leaders who attended the Summit.

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Held at High Camp - at 8,200 ft  - in the Olympic museum, the festivities were heightened by the presence of Jonny Mosley, Olympic Gold Medalist, and by Andy Wirth, CEO of the Squaw Valley Resort and president of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Board.

Monday Night Networking At Lake Tahoe...

We want to thank our hom sts, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and also the Regional Air Service Task Force for a stellar evening on the shores of Lake Tahoe!

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The gala event featured an outstanding beer tasting, incredible food, and great networking with colleagues from around the globe - China, Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan, and more.

We want to thank all of the attendees who made the 2016 IAFS the most exciting yet. And a lot of that excitement was made possible by our hosts, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. RNO and its staff worked 24/7 to make the 21st IAFS the most exciting yet.

We're also indebted to them and to the RASC and the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in holding some of the most exciting social events in our 20+ year history.