The #1 Aviation Business Intelligence & Forecast Event…

Insights From The Decision-Makers Across Aviation!

The 23rd Boyd Group IAFS was filled with four days of great presentations and forecasts from aviation leaders from the industry as well as extra special networking events. Boom Supersonic kicked off the Summit by hosting a reception at Wings Over the Rockies showcasing the Baby Boom model on Saturday evening. Our host, Denver International pulled out all the stops including a private event at Coors Field.

The first ever Aviation Leadership Award was presented to Robert Fornaro, CEO of Spirit, for his long contributions to thought-leadership in the airline industry.

In addition to Mr. Fornaro, some of the other CEOs and senior executives presenting their insights into the future included Scott Kirby, President, UA; Joe Esposito, SVP, DL;  Kim Day, DEN’s CEO, Andrew Watterson, EVP & CRO, Southwest; Chip Childs, CEO, SkyWest; Nick Calio, CEO, A4A; Kurt Stache, SVP Marketing, AA; Dennis Cary, SVP, Copa; Oliver Wagner, CCO, Eurowings; Dr. Chi, VP, Air China;  Trent Porter, SVP, Allegiant; Steve Smith, VP Global Sales, JAL; Daniel Shurz, SVP, Frontier. Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, Airbus, Boom Supersonic, Embraer, Boeing, Bombardier,  IATA, Google,  Boyd Group forecasts: Airports: USA; Global Fleet Demand; China – US Aviation Trends.

Click Here for a photos of a few of the highlights from this year's event.

RFP Is Now Issued For The International Aviation Forecast Summit - 2019

The IAFS is now clearly the foremost event in aviation. A few comments from industry leaders says  it all..

I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege to speak at the IAFS on several occasions, and I enjoyed the experience immensely each time.  It’s a rich experience and a top-notch Summit for any and all who attend.   – Gary Kelly CEO Southwest Airlines

Sponsoring at the Boyd Aviation Forecast Summit offers a unique opportunity to showcase and promote your airport/company to key players and decision-makers in the aviation industry.  In the past few years that we have worked with the Boyd Group International (BGI), we have found that creating a high level of benefit for their sponsors is very important to them, and it shows.  It is always a pleasure to work with Mike, Marian and the rest of the BGI team! - Trish Tucker, Manager of Air Service Development, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

There is no better place to engage with high-level airline executives than IAFS. We continue to be impressed by the lineup of speakers and attendees gathered to learn about the latest industry trends and forecasts. When it comes down to it, the networking opportunities with key decision makers are unparalleled and keep us coming back year-after-year. - Christian Knapp, Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Skiing Company

I attend the IAFS because you get the major airlines' and aircraft manufacturers' plans and policies firsthand, not from someone reading the company line, but from the executives who are writing it. - Mike Hainsey, Executive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport

I came across this event at the last minute and decided to display some seats there….little did we realize that we would be accessing so many C-Level executives in a personal and direct manner. I will definitely be displaying our seats at next years event. - Hank Scott, CEO,

The presentations were informative and enlightening.  Plus the social events were a great opportunity for networking. - Denise Jennings, Business Development Manager, PacMin

The agenda and format of the Aviation Summit provide the opportunity for casual but meaningful interaction and dialogue with industry peers and airline representatives –Bobby Spann, Vice President – External Affairs, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

At every Summit I’m always amazed at how much current, real-world information I receive about the industry that I am able to pass on to my students.  It is truly a unique and invaluable resource for me. –Nicholas Manderfield, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Boyd Group does an amazing job.  We consider the conference one of the best educational venues that exists, not to mention the opportunities to connect with airline executives!. –Lawrence Krauter, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane Airports.

Huge Global Media Coverage... In addition to exposure to industry leaders from across the globe, the IAFS brings enormous media coverage to the hosting venue.

Our 2018 host, Denver International Airport, has just advised that the IAFS generated over $35.9 million in earned media from across the globe. The event was covered by media from the Wall Street Journal, to CNBC, to several aviation industry media outlets.

We're taking proposals from prospective venues for the 2019 IAFS. If your airport and community are interested, contact us for a copy of the RFP.


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Take a look at the highlights of the Airports:USA forecast to be presented at the IAFS,,,

Forecast predictions that other events don’t even get close to, Click here to take a look at the future!

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