58th Annual Symposium

The 58th Annual Symposium hosted by All Nippon Airways will be October 8-12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

As always, this year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research and analytics. Various topics to be discussed include airline operations, airline strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, OR management, revenue management, robust planning, and scheduling planning. Representatives from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, and consultants will discuss new ideas and present technical papers. The conference includes a vendor program for you to review the latest products. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above or related topics.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Laurie Garrow

Email: laurie.garrow@agifors.org


Event registration is open under with the following rates:
  • Airline/Academic member: Early USD 650, late USD 750
  • Airline/Academic non-member: Early USD 750, late USD 850
  • Other member: Early USD 1100, late USD 1200
  • Other non-member: Early USD 1200, late USD 1300
Early registration ends on September 10. 

Registrations may be cancelled before September 10 and a refund will be issued after a USD 125 cancellation fee. After this date, registrations are not refundable.


Hilton Toyko

6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku

Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo

160-0023 Japan

Telephone: +81-3-3344-5111

A block of rooms for AGIFORS is available for booking until September 17 here at the following rates (incl. taxes): 

  • Single JPY 27,049
  • Double JPY 30,710
Rates do not include breakfast. If you wish to cancel or amend the booking, please make the changes 14 days prior to the arrival. A one night cancellation fee will be applied to any cancellation request received within 13 days of arrival, including no-shows.

High Level Agenda (tentative)


 Monday October 8

 19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception, Kasuga Room

 Tuesday October 9

  Opening Remarks and Introductions

 Technical Session
  Technical Session incl. Anna Valicek Paper Competition

 Wednesday October 10

 Technical Session

 Social Activity

 Thursday October 11

 Technical Session
  Technical Sessions
 18:00 - 22:00 Gala Banquet

 Friday October 12

  Technical Session

 until 14:00 Award presentation
 14:00-15:00 AGIFORS Business Meeting

Above times may change without advance notice. 

Location for technical sessions is room Yamato. 

Call For Presentations

If you are interested in giving a technical presentation at the annual symposium, come and share with us your ideas, practical innovations, case studies, and latest advances. 

Please contact Semi Gabteni at technical_chair@agifors.org or complete the on-line submission using the link below.

Presentation Registration

As always, talks are subject to approval, and time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. So, if you are interested in presenting your research, please act now!

Abstract deadline: August 5th, 2018
Presentation deadline:
September 5th, 2018

Technical Presentation requirements

  • 25 minutes presentation, Q&A excluded
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Symposium audience (of which a large percentage are airline crew/operations/ revenue management/network & schedule managers and operations research practitioners) and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the symposium
  • No live demos (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
  • No reference to any commercial product
  • Supported presentation formats are ppt(x) and pdf

If you have any scheduling or other constraints, please refer them as soon as possible. We will attempt to comply with them as best possible. Preference will be given based on the order of abstract submission.

Become a Sponsor

The Agifors Symposium will draw participants from all airline functions. Delegates will have the chance to catch up on recent developments in airline operations research and connect with colleagues in academia and industry. The conference includes a vendor program to review the latest products in our industry. In addition to being a podium for state of the art research and forum for sharing ideas and experiences, the conference serves as a market-place where airlines can review products that meet specific needs. Various vendors will be showcasing their products. The post-symposium surveys indicate that attendees find the vendor presentations extremely useful and vendor presence is highly rated.

In this respect, vendors are invited to become sponsors to reduce the registration fees for airlines and academics attracting more airline and academic representatives to the symposium. We are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration. With each package, your company will be recognized as an official sponsor for the conference. We will recognize you on the symposium website, your company and your products will be brought under attention of the delegates and your contribution to the greater good will be acknowledged prior to the event that is tagged under your companies’ name. In addition, you can receive extra benefits based on your level of sponsorship.

If you want to be a sponsor or need more information, please contact Zeliha Akca, Agifors sponsorship coordinator at sponsorship@agifors.org

Sponsor application 

Sponsor benefits

  • Your valued contribution in making the event possible.
  • Help to attract more airline (and academic) representatives
  • Recognition by name for a “sponsored” event (depends on sponsorship level)
  • Entitled to have a sponsor talk (depends on sponsorship level)
  • Sponsor booth (depends on sponsorship level)
  • Good exposure to prospective clients.
  • Logo and website link on the symposium website.
  • Put a (standing) banner in or near the conference room (depends on sponsorship level)

Sponsorship levels

  • Platinum (USD 5000): booth, 20 minutes sponsor talk, premium choice of sponsored events
  • Gold (USD 3000): booth, 20 minutes sponsor talk, secondary choice of sponsored events
  • Silver, (USD 2000): booth, 15 minutes sponsor talk, third choice of sponsored events
  • Chrome (USD 1500): booth (subject to space availability), 15 minutes sponsor talk, choice of sponsored events subject to availability
  • Bronze (USD 750)

You can be upgraded to a “Plus” sponsor by giving at least 10% more of the specific sponsorship level, i.e. Platinum Plus, Gold Plus, Silver Plus, Chrome Plus and Bronze Plus.


Sponsorship levels do not include free or reduced conference passes. Registration fees are paid separately.

A booth is a table or small area, in vicinity of the conference area, where a sponsor can demonstrate products.

The sponsored events will include: gala dinner, social networking event, social event dinner, welcome reception,  business lunches on various days, coffee breaks on various mornings and afternoons.





Gold Silver Chrome





General Information

Conference Attire

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/evening social event; please wear comfortable shoes.


Japan uses the Japanese Yen. 

Mobile/Cell Phone Information

Please review your service providers international coverage policy for information about calls/data plans. Review data roaming information carefully as roaming charges may be high. 

The Country Code for Japan is +81.

Shipping Information for Vendors

Shipping address for conference materials as follows:

Hilton Tokyo – 4F Cloak

6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,

Tokyo 160 0023 Japan

Tel: +81 3 3342 2058 (Sales Office)

  • Please mention the conference name & date of the event in remark.
    • Conference Name: AGIFORS
    • Date of the event: 8-12th October 2018
  • Please ship the martials to be arrived after 1st October, 2018
  • Once you send the shipment, please send the information with tracking number to Ayaka Shirata at Ayaka.shirata@hilton.com

Image credits: Tokyo tower at night by FlickR user Melv_L - MACASR

Contact us

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

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634

Email: president@agifors.org

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