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The #1 Aviation Business Intelligence & Forecast Event…

Real Data... Real Insights... Across The Industry

The Boyd Group IAFS is different than any other aviation event.

It's focused on exploring the future and discussing opportunities and trends that no other conference even gets close to.

The International Aviation Forecast Summit does not begin with a scripted set of pre-developed subjects. Instead, we invite industry thought-leaders to deliver their specific views on where the industry is headed. And then we delve into the issues with one-on-one incisive discussions - with plenty of attendee input and Q&A.

The IAFS is about gaining insight that attendees can actually use.

At The IAFS Aviation Executives Deliver Their Independent Perspectives. As an example, in 2018 we were honored to have Scott Kirby, President, United Airlines; Joe Esposito, SVP, DL;  Andrew Watterson, EVP & CRO, Southwest; Chip Childs, CEO, SkyWest; Nick Calio, CEO, A4A; Kurt Stache, SVP Marketing, American Airlines; Dennis Cary, SVP, Copa; Oliver Wagner, CCO, Eurowings; Dr. Chi Zhihang, VP, Air China;  Trent Porter, SVP, Allegiant; Steve Smith, VP Global Sales, Japan Airlines, Daniel Shurz, SVP, Frontier. Plus, Sean Lutkenhous -, Director Sales, Air New Zealand, Thomas Dionisius - Director Business Development of Lufthansa,  and more. We open the forum, and they each discuss how they see the future... no pre-titled sessions to restrict the scope.

Aircraft & Fleet Changes - From The Manufacturers. Not only are fleets changing, but so are the entities building them... at the IAFS, we'll be looking at the recent consolidation/cooperation moves between global aircraft manufacturers.  We will see their forecasts, and hear about cutting edge changes - such as the potential for a 797, or an A-220/500, and how supersonic airliners are now more than a paper concept.  These and other perspectives will be pursued, as well as how they will affect airline operations, airport facilities, and global financing.

Forecasts & Futurist Trend Projections. Domestic and Global air passenger traffic forecasts are a key part of the IAFS... straight data, no holds barred. In 2108, the IAFS was the first to predict whole new metrics driving trans-Atlantic route decisions as  the result of new aircraft as well and new decision-metrics. Proving this, British Airways soon after validated this forecast, with the announcement of Charleston-London flights.  The IAFS this year will again deliver the exclusive 10-year Airports:USA enplanement projections for 146 of the nation's airports, plus the Airports:China forecast, giving attendees a view of how Chinese traffic will - and will not - affect airport enplanements.

How Aviation Leaders View The IAFS

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.

So, this year, clear your calendar and be part of the future! Click here to register.

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

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