Registration is open for the Crew Management Study Group Meeting

21 February 2017 09:02 | David Foster (Administrator)

Registration has now opened for the AGIFORS Crew Management Study Group meeting 2017.

This year South African Airways has kindly offered to be the local hosts. The conference has been scheduled for May 2nd – 5th 2017 and will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The venue of the conference will be the Peermont Metcourt Hotel.

The official conference website with additional information on delegate registration, hotel reservations, visa requirements, and the technical program can be found at:

Registration fees are:

  • USD 300 for Airline representatives and for students and faculty members of recognized academic institutions
  • USD 600 for 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
  • USD 900 for 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.

The main topic for this meeting will be everything surrounding crew management. This includes amongst other things Fatigue Risk Management, Robustness, Manpower planning, Leave assignment, Training, Pairing, Rostering, Tracking, Bidding, and many more topics.

A meeting like this is nothing without content. And the content should come from you. For that reason I would hereby request if you would consider submitting a technical presentation for the conference also. So please, 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 following are requirements for participation in the technical program:

  • A 30-45 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 Crew Management audience (of which a large percentage are airline crew managers and operations research practitioners) and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing this
  • No live demo’s (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
  • Limited reference to products

The policy of AGIFORS for all their meetings are to have the registration fee 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.

It would therefore be great if Inform could this year be one of our sponsors. There are three sponsorship options available:

Gold Level Sponsorship (USD 4000) includes the following:

1. Vendor booth in premium location

2. Free accommodation in one Junior Suite for up to 4 nights

3. Recognition throughout the conference and on the conference web site

4. Banner/signage in the Proceedings Hall

5. Vendor presentation time of 15 minutes.

Silver Level Sponsorship (USD 2000) includes the following:

1. Vendor Booth

2. One room upgrade for up to 4 nights

3. Recognition on the conference web site

4. Banner/signage in the Proceedings Hall

5. Vendor presentation time of 15 minutes.

Bronze Level Sponsorship (USD 1000) includes the following:

1. Recognition on the conference web site

2. Banner/signage in the Proceedings Hall

3. Vendor presentation time of 15 minutes.

My co-hosts from SAA and I are truly looking forward to welcoming you in Johannesburg and we will do whatever is in our power to make your attendance a memorable one.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marcel Sol at

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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