This year's event will take place in the magnificent Renaissance Polat Istanbul hotel.

Renaissance Polat Istanbul hotel, ideally located along the Posphorus with easy access to Istanbul Airport and World Trade Center and 20 minutes from Istanbul city center

Room rates:

Room Type Rate per night
Deluxe Single Room City View Euro 110 
Deluxe  Double Room City View Euro 120 
Deluxe Single Room Sea ViewEuro 130 
Deluxe Double Room Sea View Euro 140 
Marmara Single Suite Euro 240 
Marmara Double Suite  Euro 250 

To book the hotel please select the following link.

Book hotel

Room rtes are available from dates between April 15th to April 25th. So you can extend your stay a few days to experience this amazing city.

(source: Renaissance Polat Istanbul website)


  • Academic/Airline: USD 300 for AGIFORS members (register here for free membership)
    Non-members pay USD 50 extra.
  • Industry/Government: USD 600
  • Vendor: USD 900
Cancellation is possible up to two weeks prior to the event (we prefer not to of course), with a fee of USD 100 to cover the expenses made. After that a refund is not possible anymore.

Register for this event



Sunday, 19 April, 2020

19:00 21:00 Welcome Reception at ...

Monday, 20 April, 2020

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee/Registration
09:00 09:10 Welcome Address by Agifors
09:10 09:20 Welcome Address by Turkish Airlines
09:20 10:00 Keynote Address
10:00 10:30 Technical Presentations
10:30 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 12:00 Technical Presentations
12:00 13:30 Business Luncheon
13:30 15:00 Technical Presentations
15:00 15:30 Tea break
15:30 17:00 Technical Presentations
18:00 22:30 Conference Dinner or open evening

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee
09:00 10:00 Technical Presentations
10:00 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 12:00 Technical Presentations
12:00 13:30 Business Luncheon
14:00 22:30 Network event and  conference dinner

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee
09:00 12:00 Think tank, including coffee break
12:00 13:30 Business Luncheon
13:30 14:30 Think tank results
14:30 16:00 Technical Presentations
16:00 16:30 Tea break
16:30 17:00 Conference Close and Awards

Visa Information

The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System was launched on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).
The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.
As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.

(source e-Visa Rebublic of Turkey)

Host City


Welcome to Istanbul, the city of the past, the present and the future. Istanbul not only joins continents, it also joins cultures and people. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a city; the mysticism of the East and the modernity of the West, the constant time travel between past and the future, the balance of the traditional and the contemporary. Istanbul is one of the most visited and important places in the world, a central hub connecting Asia and Europe, blending the past and the future, bringing together cultures and people from all over the world. Visit Istanbul and feel the harmony of the opposites.

(source: Go Turkey Tourism)

(source: WikiMedia)

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact one of our co-chairs:

For technical program:

For all other issues:

Hosting Airline

Call For Presentations

A meeting like this is nothing without content. And the content should come from you. For that reason I would hereby request if you would consider submitting a technical presentation for the conference also. So, come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you. 

Presentation Registration

Requirements of Presenting

  • A 30-45 minute presentation
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Crew Management audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

Presentation entry deadline: March 20th 2020


The policy of AGIFORS for all their meetings are to have the registration fee for Airline staff and Academics as low as possible. The philosophy behind this is that academics are likely to enter new lines of thought into our field, and having a strong presence by airlines brings great value to both the vendors and the airlines.
It would therefore be great if
 your organisation could this year be one of our sponsors

 Gold (USD 4000)

 Silver (USD 2500)

Bronze (USD 1000)


Sponsor registration 

Social Activities

Welcome Reception

Sunday April 19th, from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Winter Garden and Terrace of the Renaissance Polat Istanbule hotel

Network Dinner

Monday April 20th, from 19:30 in the Palandoken Foyer of the Renaissance Polat Hotel

Network Event & Dinner

Tuesday April 21st, from 14:00. Yet to be determined.


We are currently searching Istanbul to find the best possible venue for this event. 

Make the booking

General Information


Business Events - Business Casual

Welcome Reception - Business Casual

Social Events - Evening Casual


April in Istanbul is the start of spring, with longer, warmer days. The average temperature for the month is 12C, with highs of a very reasonable 16C. The temperature does fall significantly overnight and visitors can expect lows of around 8C. The hottest temperature ever recorded at this time in the region is around 34C

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, 931 Monroe Drive,  Ste 102 #613, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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