General Information

Conference Organizers

  • Mike Irrgang - (co-chair)
  • Judith Semar - (co-chair)
  • Jonathan Minnett - (host rep)

Social Media Tag #AGIFORSOPS

Hotel Shipments

All incoming and outgoing parcels are processed through the hotel’s Parcel Services office and subject to applicable fees. Please ensure you share this information with your attendees/staff members who may ship materials to/from the hotel.  Any shipments for the event should please be sent to the hotel and should be labeled:

For the AGIFORS Meeting [1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020]

(official organizer holding a room reservation)

Hotel InterContinental Muscat

Al Kharjiya Street

Al Shati Area

P.O. Box  398

Postal Code 114

Muttrah, Sultanate of Oman

Technical Program

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the meeting. 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.


The theme of this year's conference is:

Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Enhance Productivity


  • Abstract Deadline: 1 April 2020
  • Draft Presentation Due: 15 April 2020
  • Final Presentation Due: 15 May 2020

If you are interested in presenting your paper, please submit an abstract using the following form:


  • A 30 or 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 Airline Operations audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

As always, talks are subject to approval based on content, and time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis - so if you are interested, act now!

Vendor Program

Vendor Exhibition

In addition to being a major forum for sharing new concepts and ideas in airline operations, the conference provides an opportunity for vendors to meet directly with airline delegates, provide in depth demonstrations, and discuss future opportunities, and partnerships. We have scheduled dedicated time slots for vendor presentations, and exhibitions.  

Each vendor delegate is required to register for the conference at a nominal registration fee. As a vendor delegate, you are entitled to a 10 – 15 minute slot in the vendor program to do a company overview and/or dedicated presentation. In addition, you will have access to a table top display in the vendor exhibition area.

Conference Sponsorship

If your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, we are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration.  With each package, your company with be recognized an official sponsor for the conference, and recognized at the start of each day’s proceedings.  In addition, you will receive additional benefits based on your level of sponsorship.

Bronze – Placement of company signage at the conference registration desk, and backdrop of podium (US$1,000)

Silver – Acknowledgement at a select social event, preferential selection of booth location, plus benefits of the bronze level (US$2,500)

Gold – Complimentary upgrade to an executive level club suite, plus benefits of the silver level (US$5,000)

If you would like to sign up for one of the limited sponsorship opportunities, please complete the online submission form at your earliest convenience.

Social Program

Welcome Reception and Cocktails

Monday, 1 June 2020, 19:00 to 22:00 pm

Sponsored events 

Join us at the Hotel Intercontinental Muscat, where you can gather to relax, network with other conference delegates. Enjoy views of the surrounding area while savoring a sumptuous selection of international treats and drinks. It will be an ideal time to re-kindle old friendships, and meet and great arriving conference delegates before the official start of the technical program, and vendor exhibition.


Dinners and Other Activities in Muscat

Tuesday, 2 June and Wednesday, 3 June

Sponsored events

On Tuesday we will be having dinner in the conference hotel.  The dinner will include up to three cocktails or glasses of wine per delegate or guest.

On Wednesday afternoon we will have an outing to see the technical and operations facilities of our host airline, Oman Air.  After this, the buses will take us to enjoy a traditional Arab dinner in a wonderful local restaurant called Rozna, in a castle!

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Experience the wonderful ambiance of this traditional spot with a cultural and traditional cuisine.  One note, alcoholic beverages are not available in this venue.

Delegate Registration

The registration fee includes conference technical materials*, all scheduled meals and social events outlined in the meeting agenda (*delegate registration only).  The registration fees are as follows:

  • Airline/Academic Delegate – US$400

    Eligibility - Airline representatives and for students and faculty members of recognized academic institutions

  • Industry Delegate – US$600
    Eligibility: Full-time employee of an established aircraft manufacturer, air traffic control agency, airport authority, government agency, or non-profit organization that supports the airline industry. Employees must not work for a subsidiary, affiliate, associate, division or other entity that markets products or services to the airline industry

  • Vendor Delegate – US$1,000

    Eligibility - Anyone employed by a company (or subsidiary, affiliate or division) that actively markets and sells information technology (IT) products or professional services (including any form of consulting, strategy, integration, implementation, or support) to the airline industry


Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation requests will be subject to a US$175 per person to cover the incurred expenses.

Register now

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Intercontinental Muscat

Al Kharjiya Street

Al Shati Area

P.O. Box  398

Postal Code 114

Muttrah, Sultanate of Oman 

Tel +968 2468 0000  

The venue for this year's conference is this beautiful and luxurious hotel.  It is centrally located in the old part of the city on the beach.  The accessible location makes it easy for you to explore the old city. We know you'll love your stay at the Hotel Intercontinental Muscat. 

Discounted hotel registration is  available!  We have reserved a block of rooms on a first-come, first served basis for a price of US$130 per night (single) US$158 per night (double)

Reservations must be made via our dedicated website by 1 May 2020 to receive the specially negotiated rate

All credit card information must be provided to confirm reservations using the customized link below.

The hotel reservation link will be open by 13 March

The hotel is less than half an hour from the airport, as can be seen in this map .  Delegates are urged to arrange their own transportation.

Contact us

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

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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