57th Annual Symposium

The 57th Annual Symposium hosted by British Airways will be October 2-6, 2017 in London, England.


As always, this year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research and analytics. Various topics to be discussed include airline operations, airline strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, OR management, revenue management, robust planning, and scheduling planning. Representatives from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, and consultants will discuss new ideas and present technical papers. The conference includes a vendor program for you to review the latest products. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above or related topics.


The organization of our symposium is fully run by professionals who want to promote Airline Operations Research, and bring the subject matter specialists and decision makers together. These professionals do this either in their free time or their employer (airline, academia, vendor) recognizes the value and sponsors AGIFORS by allowing its employee to spend time on it.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Goran Stojkovic

Email: Goran.Stojkovic@jeppesen.com

Registration

Registration for the Symposium is now open


Register

Hotel

Millennium Gloucester, Kensington

4-18 Harrington Gardens

London SW7 4LH


Telephone: +44-2073736030


Hotel reservations are not included in the conference registration, however a block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate. Please book your room directly with the hotel.


BOOKING CODE:  AGI021017A


Rooms may be booked online: reservations.millenniumhotels.com 


By calling the below numbers:

+442073316195 - Direct reservations line

+442073736030 - Main hotel line


Or via email: reservations.gloucester@millenniumhotels.co.uk


Rates:

Standard Room (Single Occupancy) inc. Breakfast GPB 140 + VAT

Standard Twin/Double inc. Breakfast GBP 150 + VAT


Book by 15th August 2017 to avoid disappointment. The conference rate may not be available after that date.  



Call for Papers


If you are interested in giving a technical presentation or a vendor presentation at the annual symposium, please contact Semi Gabteni at the email address below or complete the on-line submission form.


As always, talks are subject to approval, and time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. So, if you are interested in presenting your research, act now to avoid disappointment!


Abstract deadline: August 15th, 2017

Presentation deadline: September 15th, 2017


Technical Presentation requirements

  • 25 minutes presentation. Q&A excluded.
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Symposium audience (of which a large percentage are airline managers and operations research practitioners) and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing this
  • No live demos (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
  • No reference to any commercial product
  • Supported presentation formats are ppt(x) and pdf.

If you have any scheduling or other constraints, please refer them as soon as possible. We will attempt to comply with them as best possible Preference will be given based on the order of abstract submission.


Submit


Please send your questions to  the Symposium Technical Chair, Semi Gabteni at semi.gabteni@amadeus.com.


Sponsorship

Please consider becoming a sponsor of the Symposium. We are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration. With each package, your company will be recognized as an official sponsor for the conference. We will recognize you on the symposium website, your company/ products will be brought under attention of the delegates and your contribution to the greater good will be acknowledged prior to the event that is tagged under your companies name. In addition, you can receive extra benefits based on your level of sponsorship.


We have the following sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum, $5,000: right to have a booth and first choice of sponsored events.
  • Gold, $3,000: right for booth and second choice of sponsored events.
  • Silver, $2,000: right for booth and third choice of sponsored events.
  • Chrome, $1,500: booth subject to space available, choice of sponsored events subject to availability.
  • Bronze, $750

Sponsor benefits:

  • Your valued contribution in making a real value for money event possible.
  • Recognition for the sponsored event of choice.
  • Good exposure to prospective clients.
  • Logo and link on the symposium website.
  • Sponsor talk (Gold and Platinum 20 minutes, Chrome & Silver 15 minutes, Bronze none).
  • Opportunity to put a banner in or near the conference room (Chrome and up).

For the Sponsored events, the list of choices is tentatively:

  • Gala dinner 
  • Social event 
  • Social event dinner 
  • Welcome reception 
  • Business lunch on various day
  • Coffee breaks on various mornings and afternoons

Notes:

  • All fees are payable in US Dollars
  • Sponsorship fees and registration fees are separate: None of the sponsorship levels include free or reduced conference passes. Registration fees are paid separately.
  • A booth is just a table or small area, in vicinity of the conference area, where a sponsor can demonstrate its products.



Should you have any questions information, please contact:

Anne Jan Beeks, AGIFORS Sponsorship Coordinator at Anne-Jan.Beeks@klm.com


Agenda (Tenative)

Preliminary Agenda


 

 Monday October 2

 19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception
  
 

 Tuesday October 3

 9:00 - 17:00 Technical Sessions (including Lunch and Breaks)
 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner
  
  

 Wednesday October 4

 9:00 - 12:00 Technical Sessions
 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
 13:00 - 22:00 Network Event and Dinner
  
 

 Thursday October 5

 9:00 - 17:00 Technical Sessions
 20:00-23:00 Gala Dinner
  
 

 Friday October 6

 9:00 - 13:00 Technical Session
 13:00 - 14:00 Closing Lunch


Above times may change without advance notice.


Sponsors

Silver


General Information

Currency

The UK uses the GB Pound.


Conference Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and the Welcome Reception. Men typically wear khakis and button-down or polo shirts. Women generally wear casual skirts/dresses/slacks and polo shirts/blouses. Please bring a light sweater or jacket as meeting rooms can be cool.


Casual dress is appropriate for the afternoon/evening social event; please wear comfortable shoes.


Mobile/Cell Phone Information

Please review your service providers international coverage policy for information about calls/data plans. Review data roaming information carefully as roaming charges may be high. The Country Code for the UK is +44.

Photo credits:London Eye by Sir CiarĂ¡n Devane


Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634

Email: president@agifors.org

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