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62nd Annual Symposium


AGIFORS' 62nd Annual Symposium will be hosted by Air France and Airbus in Toulouse, France, on September 12 –15, 2022.

We are delighted to welcome you to Toulouse, France in September for our first in-person event since the pandemic!  In addition to 3.5 days of technical presentations, we will be honoring three new Fellows and recognizing our student Anna Valicek finalists and Ken Wang scholars.  The conference will be held at the Espaces Vanel which has large conference rooms surrounded by wrap-around balconies for enjoying the outdoors and soaking in the views in between sessions.  There will be several networking events including a Welcome reception on Monday evening and a Gala banquet in the historic district of Toulouse on Wednesday.  Sponsor booths will be located in the break area and provide ample opportunities for interacting one-on-one with participants and showcasing products. 

With regard to the technical program, 2022 has been one of transition for the airline industry, with recovery rates differing across the world.  Never before have we parked about 50% of our aircraft for months, and then attempted to reactive so many aircraft and align crew resources so quickly.  This whiplash effect has created unprecedented challenges across multiple functional areas including revenue management, scheduling, crew management, operations, and maintenance. The AGIFORS Symposium provides a platform for airline experts and decision makers to come together and exchange ideas on how the industry is addressing these and other challenges. The Symposium will feature recent advancements in revenue management, disruption management, schedule recovery, crew recovery, workforce planning, and predictive maintenance.  Many of these features will feature advanced analytics methods, including machine learning and AI.  Experts come from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, consulting firms, and vendors. 


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

Laurie Garrow

Email: laurie.garrow@agifors.org

Venue

The conference will be held on the 6th floor of the Espaces Vanel.

Espaces Vanel
1 Allée Chaban Delmas
31500 Toulouse, France

Plan for Security

Note that this building has tight security and conference attendees and exhibitors will need to plan accordingly.  There will be a bag check outside the elevators on the 6th floor.  Attendees should not come directly from the airport with luggage and should try to leave their luggage at the hotel when flying back.  Exhibitors will not be able to ship materials directly to this venue and should plan to set up their exhibition materials on Sunday evening, very early on Monday morning, or after peak check-in times on Monday.  More information for exhibitors is available here.

Accomodation

AGIFORS has secured a negotiated rate for Symposium attendees at two local hotels, but availability is not guaranteed.  Due to high demand, participants are strongly encouraged to book early.

Hôtel Mercure Toulouse Centre Wilson Capitole

The Mercure Hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from the conference venue. 

The cost is 155€ /night + 2.30€/night/person tax and breakfast is included.

Click here to book for the Mercure Hotel. 

7 Rue Labeda

31000 Toulouse, France

Tel.: +33 5 34 45 40 60

Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas

The Pullman hotel is a 3 minute walk from the conference venue.

The cost is 199.00€ B&B /night (single) / 218.00€ B&B /night (double) + 3.00€ / night / person tax.

To make a reservation, please send an email to Mr Emmanuel Martinez (email:  H1091-RE@accor.com) with the subject line AGIFORS Symposium. 

84 All. Jean Jaurès

31000 Toulouse, France

Tel.: +33 5 61 10 23 10

Transportation

The conference venue and hotels are located approximately 20 minutes from the Toulouse Airport and are accessible via tram, shuttle bus and taxi.  This website provides some additional information.

General Information

Conference Attire

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 networking event; please wear comfortable shoes.

More formal attire (suit and tie) is encouraged for the Gala Banquet on Wednesday evening. 

Visa information

If you need an invitation letter to get a visa, please contact president@agifors.org

Shipping information

The Conference location, Espaces Vanel, does not accept packages. Exhibitors should make plans to have shipments sent to their hotels.

Registration

  • Reduced registration of USD 650 for airline and academic members, USD 1100 for vendors. Rates apply for AGIFORS Members registering before 29th August 2022.
  • Non-members and registrations after 29th August will incur an additional USD 100 fee. 
  • Cancellations after 9th September will incur a USD 150 fee.


To register, click HERE.


Agenda and technical program


High-level Agenda (tentative)


Monday September 12

09:00 - 17:00

Technical Sessions

17:30 - 19:00

Welcome Reception at Espaces Vanel

 

 

 

Tuesday September 13

09:00 – 18:00

Technical Session Including
Anna Valicek Paper Competition


 

  

Wednesday September 14

08:30 - 11:45

Technical Sessions

12:00

Busses depart for lunch near networking event

14:00 - 17:00

Networking Event - Tour of Airbus XL + Aeroscopia Museum 

 17:00-20:00

Gala Banquet at Ma Biche 

   

 

Thursday September 15

08:30 - 16:30

Technical Sessions

16:30 - 17:00

Conference Close


Above times may change without advance notice. 


To apply for a technical presentation, click HERE.

Key dates for those interested in presenting

  • Abstract deadline: August 12, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: August 22, 2022
  • Presentation deadline: September 2, 2022

Sponsorship Opportunities

AGIFORS sets its meeting fees 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.  Sponsorships are used to lower the registration rates for airlines and academics.

It would therefore be great if your organization could this year be one of our sponsors, to make it possible to maintain doing this.

This year, we will be offering three sponsorship levels. All sponsors will have their logos displayed on the conference website and conference materials. Platinum and Gold levels include a booth in the break area.

PLATINUM (USD 5000): booth, 15 minutes of sponsor talk, premium choice of sponsored events (first come, first choice of selections)

GOLD (USD 3000):  booth, 10 minutes of sponsor talk, secondary choice of sponsored events (first come, first choice of selections)

SILVER (USD 2000): 5 minutes of sponsor talk, third choice of sponsored events (first come, first choice of selections). No booth is provided.


Please contact Zeliha Akca, our sponsorship coordinator at sponsorship@agifors.org for additional information and to secure a sponsorship slot. 

For additional information on requirements for a sponsorship presentation click HERE.

To directly apply for a sponsorship, click HERE.

To register for a sponsor talk, click HERE.

Sponsors

Platinum


Gold


Silver


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