The #1 Industry Event
Announcing The 22nd Annual
August 27 – 29, 2017
Boyd Group International is excited to announce that the industry’s leading forecast event will be held August 27 – 29th. We’ll be announcing the exciting venue on December 15th.
The Summit is different from other events. It’s focused on delivering advanced data, information and perspectives that focus on the future. No rambling panels – instead we have direct discussions with the people who will shape aviation – from airlines around the globe, airports, financial institutions and aircraft manufacturers.
The IAFS is focused on exploring the future, not rehashing the past or repeating what’s already in place. That’s the reason we focus the event on forecasts and trend analyses. It’s the reason we don’t have sessions with federal bureaucrats. We don’t let political correctness in the door.
Get Prepared To Join Us In 2017. In 2017, we’re planning a Summit that’s even bigger than in the past, and with some exciting options for input and interaction with the attendees. In fact, we’re looking forward to seeking the perspectives of the attendees throughout the event, in addition to the Q&A sessions.
As we move forward in 2017, we’ll be outlining the agenda. As our regular attendees know, the IAFS moves fast and delivers the future more than any other event. A registration page will be announced shortly.
Snapshots From The 2016 IAFS
We want to thank all of the attendees who made the 2016 IAFS the most exciting yet. And a lot of that excitement was made possible by our hosts, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. We’re also indebted to the hard work of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in holding some of the most exciting social events in our 20+ year history.
Among others, on the first full day of the Summit, we gained insight from leaders at twelve global airlines. In addition, we had a very incisive session on airport trends with executives from all categories of facilities. And, as is the trademark of the IAFS, the attendees were among the first to get a full briefing on the next-generation of supersonic air transportation. The contents of this first day alone delivered far more than any other aviation event!
Day two of the 2016 IAFS brought even more insight from several more airlines, as well as forecasts from all major aircraft manufacturers, too. Not shown above are the incisive BGI fleet forecast session, the Airports:USA enplanement forecasts, and the first-ever Airports:China forecast, which gave attendees a view of the future of this new travel sector.
The 2nd Annual China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium
This year we again attached the leading source of data and information on China-US traffic to the start of the IAFS.
Airports, chambers of commerce and CVBs from around the nation joined the China Ni Hao, LLC. team to learn the latest in the explosive growth in this visitor sector.
And, Of Course, Fun Networking Events!
The Welcome Reception…
We want to thank our sponsors – SSP America and Paradies-Lagardere – for a great opening reception!
We want to thank the Squaw Valley Resort for one incredible event honoring the speakers and dozens of aviation leaders who attended the Summit.
Held at High Camp – at 8,200 ft – in the Olympic museum, the festivities were heightened by the presence of Jonny Mosley, Olympic Gold Medalist, and by Andy Wirth, CEO of the Squaw Valley Resort and president of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Board.
Monday Night Networking At Lake Tahoe…
We want to thank our hosts, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and also the Regional Air Service Task Force for a stellar evening on the shores of Lake Tahoe!
The gala event featured an outstanding beer tasting, incredible food, and great networking with colleagues from around the globe – China, Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan, and more.