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62nd Annual Symposium

AGIFORS' 62nd Annual Symposium will be hosted by Air France KLM Group 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

Conference logistics

You can now find all the conference logistics at one glance here for your convenience.


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.


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 - SOLD OUT

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

7 Rue Labeda
1000 Toulouse, France
Tel.: +33 5 34 45 40 60

Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas - SOLD OUT

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

84 All. Jean Jaurès
31000 Toulouse, France
Tel.: +33 5 61 10 23 10


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.

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.


  • 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

Agenda (updated)

Below is a high-level agenda. You can find a detailed agenda HERE.

Monday September 12

09:00 - 18:00

Technical Sessions

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome Reception at Espaces Vanel




Tuesday September 13

08:30 – 18:00

Airbus Keynote Address
Technical Sessions
Anna Valicek Paper Competition

19:30 - 23:00

Sponsored dinner at J'Go 


Wednesday September 14

08:30 - 11:00

Air France Keynote Address
Technical Sessions


Busses depart for lunch Ferme de Pinot near networking event

14:00 - 18:00

Networking Event - Tour of Airbus XL + Aeroscopia Museum 


Gala Banquet at Ma Biche 



Thursday September 15

08:30 - 16:00

Technical Sessions


Conference Close

Above times may change without advance notice. 

Technical Program

To view the technical program abstracts, click HERE.

Presenters, please remember the deadline to submit your completed presentation is September 2, 2022





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