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2023 Scheduling and Strategic Planning (SSP) Conference

In-person  |  May 22-24  |  Santiago, Chile


We are quite excited to announce that once again we are meeting in -person after three years due to the pandemic!

Join us in-person in Santiago de Chile in May 22-24

Looking forward to hearing from you and our community about the latest challenges and developments, new ideas, case studies, and latest technological advances. Major topics to be discussed and reviewed relate to how network planners and schedulers adjust to post-pandemic climate, advances on forecasting and network and schedule optimization, such as demand forecasting, market share forecasting, robust scheduling, fleet assignment, network strategies, codeshare/alliance decisions, maintenance routing, collaboration between schedule optimization and crew , and many more.

This year, SSP and Crew Management study groups conferences are happening concurrently! By joining our conference, you will meet and network with colleagues in both study groups!  We will have separate registration and technical program. We will however have joint social events (welcome reception, lunches and dinners, and a social event), and plan a joint technical session on topics covering Crew and Network and Schedule Planning synergies.

We look forward to seeing you in May!


All seats are now sold out.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept new registrations. Thank you for your understanding.


Blocked hotel rooms are all sold out. Unfortunately, we cannot accept new hotel bookings at the conference rate. Thank you for your understanding.

The conference will take place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura

source: DoubleTree Vitacura

Just one block away from the Costanera Center and two kilometers from Parque Metropolitano de Santiago. Downtown Santiago, home to La Moneda Palace, Plaza de Armas, and the National Museum of Fine Arts, is about nine kilometers away. Enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains and a warm DoubleTree cookie on arrival.

Social Activities

Welcome reception

May 21, 19:00 to 22:00 in DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago - Vitacura.

Networking Dinner

May 22, 19:00 to 22:00 in DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago - Vitacura.

Networking Event

May 23 - We will visit the Viñamar vineyard by bus where we will get a tour through the grounds including of course a chance to sample some of the wines. After that there will be dinner in the vineyard restaurant. We will be back in the hotel around 22:00

(image source: Viñamar vineyard)

Keynote Address


Martin St. George, Chief Commercial Officer, LATAM Airlines Group

Mr. Martin St. George joined LATAM Airlines Group in 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer after a 30+ year career in the airline industry in both North America and Europe. Prior to joining LATAM, he operated an airline strategy consulting practice, where he served airline and travel-industry clients in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, including a role as interim Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. From 2006 to 2019, he worked for JetBlue Airways, filling roles in marketing, network and ultimately serving as Chief Commercial Officer at JetBlue. Mr. St. George holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Host City - Santiago de Chile

Capital of the Republic of Chile, Santiago is the cultural, administrative and financial center and the most important metropolis in the country.

(image source)

Also known by the name of Greater Santiago, it is located in the Maipo Valley, surrounded by the Coast Mountain Range to the West and by the Chacabuco and Angostura Ranges to the North and South, respectively. The Andes Mountain Range closes the frame of the city in the East. (source)


May is a great month to enjoy this diverse, far-flung country. Summer crowds are long gone, and it's still too early for skiing. Autumn, then, is the time to head to the country's great outdoors to enjoy the foliage and observe spectacular landscapes in peace. (source)

Host Airline


Gold Level (USD 5,000)

Sponsorships available

Silver Level (USD 3,500)


Bronze Level (USD 2,000)

Sponsorships available

The policy of AGIFORS for all study group meetings is to have the registration fee for Airline and Academics delegates 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 both to vendors and airlines. This would only be possible because of our sponsors. Thank you!

If you consider sponsoring our conference and supporting AGIFORS, various packages are available. With each package your company will be recognized an official sponsor and your logo will be included in all communications regarding the conference. Please contact us at ssp@agifors.org for other benefits such as a vendor booth, logo/banner placement in the conference venue, vendor presentation (showcasing your company, products and services), etc. Discounts may apply if  you sponsor both SSP and Crew Management conferences; just contact us please.

You can sign up for sponsorship online here.

(Please make sure to select SSP)

Conference Program

Call for Presentations

Our conferences are driven by the contributions of you and our SSP community. We always have a great exchange between operations research and analytics professionals in our industry. This year as well, join us, present your work and ideas to a diverse audience of industry leaders, receive feedback and suggestions, and help generate new ideas. Submit your abstract and help shape the future of our profession in the airline industry.

Talks can be on any relevant topic, including but not limited to network planning, fleet planning, robust scheduling, schedule reliability, gate assignment, block time design, demand forecasting, market share forecasting, maintenance routing, schedule adjustments to reduce crew demand and costs, and more. Especially this year, we encourage talks on synergies between network and schedule optimization and crew planning, scheduling, and training.

Presentation entries still open

Presentation acceptance notice will be sent within a week of receiving the abstract.

Presentation first draft due May 15, 2023

Technical presentation requirements:

  • A 30-45 minute presentation, including Q&A
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS SSP audience and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing so
  • No live demo’s (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
  • No promotion of commercial products or companies or advertising please
  • However, logo of the speaker's organization is allowed
  • Must register and attend the conference
  • Slide 1 (cover) must contain


Presenter’s name and organization


The following copyright statement: Copyright © by [speaker name/company name]. Published by AGIFORS with permission.

Please submit your abstract with this form

Reach out to ssp@agifors.org for any questions. 

General Information


Business Events - Business Casual

Welcome Reception - Business Casual

Social Events - Smart Casual

Visa Requirements

Please check visa requirements for entering Chile, here.

If you would need a letter from AGIFORS to confirm your attendance to the conference, please email ssp@agifors.org.


For questions or more information, please contact SSP study group chairs:

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