Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Official conference hotel is Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, located next to Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki Aquarium, and is close to Pearl Harbor.

Adress: 2552 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96815

Tel: +1 808-922-6611

Fax: +1 808-921-5255

Cut-off date to make a reservation at group rate is 15 April 2018

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort for the conference. Reservations must be made via our dedicated website to receive the specially negotiated rate for single/double occupancy (inclusive of the resort fee, breakfast, and wifi access, exclusive of service fees and taxes).  All credit card information must be provided to confirm reservations using the customized link below.

Use the link below to make room reservations at the conference group rate.

After the cut-off date, any rooms available will be at the regular Hyatt rates and must be booked through other channels. 

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The registration fee includes conference technical materials, all scheduled meals and social events outlined in the meeting agenda. Early bird registration fee before March 24th 2018 is 300USD per airline/academic delegate, 500USD per industry delegate, and 700USD per vendor delegate.

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Late Registrations

Registrations received after March 24th 2018 will be higher, and registrations after May 1st 2018 will be considered late and will incur an additional 100USD late fee, with no exceptions.   

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation requests before May 1st 2018 will be subject to a 100USD service fee per person, after this date the cancellation fee will be 150USD per person to cover the incurred expenses.

Call For Presentations

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the meeting. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you. 


Abstract Submission

For abstract submission, please use the form above.

If you cannot access the form, please send the title and the abstract of your presentation to

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30th

Draft Presentation Due: April 20th

Final Presentation Due: May 10th


  • A 30-45 minute presentation
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS SSP audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

Tentative Agenda

Program is tentative and is subject to change without notice

Monday, 21 May



Welcome Reception and Cocktails
Sponsored Event

Tuesday, 22 May

08:3015:00 Conference Registration
08:30 09:00 Conference Opening
09:00 10:00 Technical Presentations
10:0010:30Coffee Break
11:0012:00Technical Presentations


Business Luncheon
Sponsored Event
13:00 14:30 Technical Presentations
14:3015:00 Coffee Break
15:00 17:00 Technical Presentations
20:0022:00Networking Dinner at Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort
Sponsored Event

Wednesday, 23-May

08:30 10:00 Technical Presentations
10:00 10:30Coffee Break 
10:3012:00Technical Presentations


Business Luncheon
Sponsored Event
13:0014:30Technical Presentations
14:3015:00Coffee Break 
15:00 17:00 Vendor Exhibition
20:00 22:30 Luau Dinner
Sponsored Event
Thursday, 24-May
08:3010:00Technical Presentations
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:30 12:00Technical Presentations
12:0013:00Business Luncheon
13:0014:30Technical Presentations
14:3015:30Award Ceremony / Conference CloseCoffee Break

Social Activities

Welcome Reception

Monday, May 21, 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 pm

Sponsored by


Networking Dinner

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 pm

Sponsored by


Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 20:00 to 22:30 pm

Sponsored by


Host Airline

Conference Sponsors

If your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, we are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration.  With each package, your company with be recognized an official sponsor for the conference, and recognized at the start of each day’s proceedings.  In addition, you will receive additional benefits based on your level of sponsorship.

Bronze – Placement of company signage at the conference registration desk, and backdrop of podium (1000 USD)

Silver – Acknowledgement at a select social event, preferential selection of booth location, plus benefits of the bronze level (2000 USD)

Gold – Complimentary upgrade to an executive level club suite, plus benefits of the silver level (4000 USD)

If you would like to sign up for one of the limited sponsorship opportunities, please complete the online submission form at your earliest convenience. Please add in the comments section "Sponsorship for SSP 2018". 

General Information


Business Events - Business Casual

Welcome Reception - Business Casual

Social Events - Evening Casual



Honolulu weather in May would be good. Plan for low 70F/20C and high 85F/30C with only a small chance of rain.

Host City

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Honolulu is the capital and most populous city area in the United States state of Hawaii. 

Waikīkī Beach adjacent to Honolulu attracts millions of tourist visitors annually. Aloha Stadium, Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, and Hickam Air Force Base are nearby. In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter."

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Visa Information

The United States requires visas or electronic authorization for travel from most countries. You can obtain more information at


If you need a visa, please check the wait time at your consulate and allow plenty of time. If you need supporting documentation for your application, please contact the conference chairs.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact:


Cumhur Gelogullari

Chair, AGIFORS SSP Study Group


Lisa Noell

Chair, AGIFORS SSP Study Group


Technical Agenda

Coming soon

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, 931 Monroe Drive,  Ste 102 #653, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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