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141st Slot Conference

Regularly attracting over 1100 delegates, from over 230 airlines, 75 schedules-facilitated or fully coordinated airports and 75 exhibitors & sponsors, this semi-annual meeting is IATA's largest event. The goal of the conference is for airlines and airports to obtain the slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their customers.
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November 7 - November 10, 2017 ​​Madrid, Spain ​Madrid Marriott Auditorium Airlines & Level 2 & 3 Coordinators only



​The Slot Conference (SC) is a working conference.  As part of the slot process, the purpose of this voluntary assembly of both IATA and non-IATA airlines worldwide is to provide a forum for the allocation of slots at fully coordinated airports (Level 3), and for the reaching of consensus on the schedule adjustments necessary to conform to airport capacity limitations (Level 2).

The conference operating procedures are published in the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG)


"Great venue and really appreciate all the hard work invested to make the conference successful!  Thank you!"
- Head Coordinator

"Have not attended the slot conference for many years, I found great improvement, good job well done!
- Head Airline Representative

"Proved to be the perfect platform for route development discussions with airlines you wish to attract to your airport in a relaxed atmosphere!"
- Exhibitor/Sponsor

New for SC141 !               

  • Head Delegate Airline Meeting (HOD-A) - Tue 7 Nov 08:30 - 09:30
  • Head Delegate  Meeting (HOD-M) - Thu 9 Nov 09:00 - 10:00

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Step by Step instructions on how to register online (including delegate registration fees, representing more than one company/visa letters if required etc) can be found here.


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