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63rd Annual Symposium

AGIFORS' 63rd  Annual Symposium will be hosted by Air Canada in Montreal on October 2 – 5, 2023.

We are delighted to welcome you to Montreal this October when (with a bit of luck) the full fall colors of the Canadian forest will be on display!  In addition to 3+ days of technical presentations, we will be recognizing our student Anna Valicek finalists and Ken Wang scholars.  The conference will be held at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, centered in a spacious conference room on the top floor with sweeping views of Quebec’s most populous city.  There will be several networking events, including a Welcome reception on Monday evening, a sponsored dinner on Tuesday, and a networking event and Gala banquet on Wednesday.  Sponsor booths will provide ample opportunities for interacting one-on-one with participants and showcasing products. 

The AGIFORS Symposium’s Technical Program provides a platform for airline experts and decision makers to come together and exchange ideas on key industry challenges. The Symposium will feature recent advancements in revenue management, disruption management, schedule recovery, crew management, 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:

Lisa Noell 

Email: secretary@agifors.org


The conference will be held at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth 

900 René-Lévesque Blvd W

Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5, Canada

Phone+1 514-861-3511


AGIFORS has secured a negotiated rate of $229 CAD per night + tax for Symposium attendees at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Due to high demand, participants are strongly encouraged to book early.  The negotiated rate is available to book until September 11, 2023.

To book accommodations, click here If you run into difficulties, you can contact the hotel’s reservations department at +1 514-861-3511.


The conference venue and hotels are located downtown, approximately 20 minutes from the Montreal Airport and are accessible via bus, taxi or ride-hailing services.

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 secretary@agifors.org

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. Sponsor Exhibition Guidelines


  • Reduced registration of USD 750 for airline and academic members, USD 1200 for vendors who are AGIFORS members and register through 10th September 2023 (EDT).
  • Non-members and registrations from 11th September will each incur an additional USD 100 fee.
  • Cancellations on or after 24th September will incur a USD 200 fee.


Agenda and technical program


Below is a high-level agenda. A more detailed agenda will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.

Monday October 2

10:00 - 18:00

Technical Sessions

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome Reception




Tuesday October 3

08:30 - 18:00

Technical Sessions
Anna Valicek Paper Competition

19:00 - 23:00

Sponsored Dinner



Wednesday October 4

08:30 - 11:00

Technical Sessions

12:00 - 18:00

Networking event (TBD)

19:30 - 23:00

Gala Banquet




Thursday October 5

08:30 - 16:00

Technical Sessions


Conference Close

Above times may change without advance notice. 

Technical Program

Technical program abstracts are now available here. Additional abstracts may be posted soon, so check back often.





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