The 58th Annual Symposium hosted by All Nippon Airways will be October 8-12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Agenda and technical program
A detailed agenda and the technical program can be found here.
High level Agenda (tentative)
Above times may change without advance notice.
Location for technical sessions is room Yamato.
Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and the Welcome Reception. 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.
More formal attire (suite and tie) is expected for the Gala Banquet on Thursday evening.
Japan uses the Japanese Yen.
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 Japan is +81.
If you need an invitation letter to get a visa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for speakers
Submission of technical presentations is closed. If you have any questions please contact Semi Gabteni at email@example.com.
Technical Presentation requirements
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.
Please vote for the three categories of best innovation, best technical and best presentation, and give your feedback about the Symposium itself:
Information on social events
Presentation including directions and maps
List of restaurants (Tuesday evening)
Yakitori (Grilled Chicken Skewers, Grilled Meats)
Kaiseki (Small plates, traditional Japanese cuisine)
Museum (Wednesday afternoon)
Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology2-36 Aomi, Koto-ku
Dinner cruise (Wednesday evening)
Samurai Cruise (Gozabune Atakemaru)
Boarding at Hinode Pier
Subway Station: Yurikamone Hinode Station (3 minutes walk)
The conference will be held at
The Hilton Tokyo is now sold out for the AGIFORS Symposium rate. Several nearby hotels within a 5-10 minute walk to the Hilton Tokyo may have rooms available with similar rates:
Keio Plaza Hotel
2-2-21 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8330
Hyatt Regency Hotel
2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
1-23-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku
APA Hotel & Resort Nishi-Shinjuku Gochome-eki Tower
3-14-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0071
Nishitetsu Inn Shinjuku
7-23-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
Become a Sponsor
The Agifors Symposium will draw participants from all airline functions. Delegates will have the chance to catch up on recent developments in airline operations research and connect with colleagues in academia and industry. The conference includes a vendor program to review the latest products in our industry. In addition to being a podium for state of the art research and forum for sharing ideas and experiences, the conference serves as a market-place where airlines can review products that meet specific needs. Various vendors will be showcasing their products. The post-symposium surveys indicate that attendees find the vendor presentations extremely useful and vendor presence is highly rated.
In this respect, vendors are invited to become sponsors to reduce the registration fees for airlines and academics attracting more airline and academic representatives to 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 and your 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.
If you want to be a sponsor or need more information, please contact Zeliha Akca, Agifors sponsorship coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can be upgraded to a “Plus” sponsor by giving at least 10% more of the specific sponsorship level, i.e. Platinum Plus, Gold Plus, Silver Plus, Chrome Plus and Bronze Plus.
Sponsorship levels do not include free or reduced conference passes. Registration fees are paid separately.
A booth is a table or small area, in vicinity of the conference area, where a sponsor can demonstrate products.
The sponsored events will include: gala dinner, social networking event, social event dinner, welcome reception, business lunches on various days, coffee breaks on various mornings and afternoons.
Shipping Information for Vendors
Shipping address for conference materials as follows:
Hilton Tokyo – 4F Cloak
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 160 0023 Japan
Tel: +81 3 3342 2058 (Sales Office)
Event registration is open under with the following rates:
Early registration has ended on September 10.
Since September 10 registrations are not refundable any more.