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General Information

Conference Organizers

  • Michael Clarke - michael.clarke@agifors.org (co-chair)
  • Tim Niznik - tim.niznik@aa.com (co-chair)
  • Derek Sutton – derek.sutton@hawaiianair.com (host rep)

Social Media Tag #AGIFORSOPS

Hotel Shipments

All incoming and outgoing parcels are processed through the hotel’s Parcel Services office and subject to applicable fees. Please ensure you share this information with your attendees/staff members who may ship materials to/from the hotel.  Any shipments for the event should please be sent to the hotel and should be labeled:

For the AGIFORS Meeting [21/05/18 to 24/05/18]

(official organizer holding a room reservation)

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815


Delegate Registration

The registration fee includes conference technical materials*, all scheduled meals and social events outlined in the meeting agenda (*delegate registration only).  The registration fee before 1st May 2018 is 300 USD per (airline, or academic) delegate, 600 USD per industry delegate, and 900 USD per vendor delegate.

  • Airline/Academic Delegate – $300.00

    Eligibility - Airline representatives and for students and faculty members of recognized academic institutions

  • Industry Delegate – $600.00
    Eligibility: 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

  • Vendor Delegate – $900.00

    Eligibility - 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

Late Registrations

Registrations received on or after 1st May 2018 will be considered late and will incur an additional 100 USD late fee, with no exceptions


Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation requests before 1st May 2018 will be subject to a 100 USD service fee per person, after this date the cancellation fee will be 150 USD per person to cover the incurred expenses.

Click here to register now for AGIFORS Airline Operations 2018

Hotel Reservations

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 USA

+1 808-922-6611

Discover a true resort hotel with unrivaled service, luxurious amenities and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located next to Diamond Head Crater.

A limited number of our discounted rooms are still available at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort for the conference from 5/18 through 5/24.  The hotel is sold out from 5/25 onwards. 

Reservations must be made via our dedicated website by 15 April 2018 to receive the specially negotiated rate of 160 USD for single/double occupancy (inclusive wifi access, exclusive of service fees and taxes).  Hotel room rates are subject to applicable hotel tax (currently 14.962%) in effect at the time of check in. Hawaii state excise tax is currently at 4.712%. Occupancy Tax is currently 10.25%.

Resort room rates are subject to a resort fee, 15 USD (vs 37 USD) per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes) in effect at the time of check in. This charge is for High-Speed In-room Internet Access, Daily Fitness Classes, Daily Cultural Classes, and (1) Introductory Scuba Diving or Snorkeling Lesson. 

All credit card information must be provided to confirm reservations using the customized link below.

Click here to make your hotel reservation online.

Social Program

Welcome Reception and Cocktails

Monday, 21 May 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 pm

Sponsored by Jeppesen

Join us at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort where you can gather to relax, network with other conference delegates. Enjoy views of the surrounding area while savoring a sumptuous selection of international treats and drinks. It will be an ideal time to re-kindle old friendships, and meet and great arriving conference delegates before the official start of the technical program, and vendor exhibition.


Dinner at Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 pm

Sponsored by GE Aviation Digital

Experience a wonderful evening on the Pualeilani Terrace, conveniently located at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort.  Enjoy an award winning dining experience in the comfort of the conference hotel.  Relax and unwind with fellow delegates in preparation for the second day of the technical program.

Luau Dinner

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 16:00 to 22:30 pm

Sponsored by Global Eagle

Enjoy this exciting excursion to the award winning Chief’s Luau where we will join Chief Sielu Avea and his ohana (family) for an amazing evening of Polynesian culture and fun.  You will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Islands. Sip a Mai Tai cocktail and sink your teeth into a lavish Hawaiian feast, a sumptuous blend of traditional luau foods blended with Hawaiian regional cuisine. And finally, enjoy a thrilling Polynesian show.

Technical Program

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the meeting. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you.

  • Deadline: 15 March 2018
  • Draft Presentation Due: 15 April 2018
  • Final Presentation Due: 01 May 2018

If you are interested in presenting your paper, please submit an abstract using the following form:

Submit Abstract


  • A 30 or 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 Airline Operations audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

As always, talks are subject to approval based on content, and time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis - so if you are interested, act now!

Vendor Program

Vendor Exhibition

In addition to being a major forum for sharing new concepts and ideas in airline operations, the conference provides an opportunity for vendors to meet directly with airline delegates, provide in depth demonstrations, and discuss future opportunities, and partnerships. We have scheduled dedicated time slots for vendor presentations, and exhibitions.  

Each vendor delegate is required to register for the conference at a nominal registration fee. As a vendor delegate, you are entitled to a 10 – 15 minute slot in the vendor program to do a company overview and/or dedicated presentation. In addition, you will have access to a table top display in the vendor exhibition area.

Conference Sponsorship

If your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, we are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration.  With each package, your company with be recognized an official sponsor for the conference, and recognized at the start of each day’s proceedings.  In addition, you will receive additional benefits based on your level of sponsorship.

Bronze – Placement of company signage at the conference registration desk, and backdrop of podium (1000 USD)

Silver – Acknowledgement at a select social event, preferential selection of booth location, plus benefits of the bronze level (2000 USD)

Gold – Complimentary upgrade to an executive level club suite, plus benefits of the silver level (4000 USD)

If you would like to sign up for one of the limited sponsorship opportunities, please complete the online submission form at your earliest convenience.

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