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.
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The conference will be held on the 6th floor of the Espaces Vanel.
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
Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas - SOLD OUT
The Pullman hotel is a 3 minute walk from the conference venue.
84 All. Jean Jaurès
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.
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.
If you need an invitation letter to get a visa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conference location, Espaces Vanel, does not accept packages. Exhibitors should make plans to have shipments sent to their hotels.
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.
To register, click HERE.
Agenda and technical program
Below is a high-level agenda. You can find a detailed agenda HERE.
Above times may change without advance notice.
To view the technical program abstracts, click HERE.Presenters, please remember the deadline to submit your completed presentation is September 2, 2022