This year, the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) and the Aviation Data Symposium (ADS) were held at the same time and place under a brand-new name: Digital, Data and Retailing Symposium (DDR). The focus was be on the industry restart plan and how Airlines can further reduce costs and plan for new revenue generation using the power of Data and Retailing.
DDR Symposium attracted 650+ Industry Leaders and Experts in an inclusive Hybrid format. 450+ were in Madrid meeting face to face and 150+ following the event remotely.
DDR Symposium 2021, covered key industry topics and allowed industry players to engage face to face & virtually to drive the industry recovery.
To provide flexibility, the 2021 DDR Symposium will be a hybrid edition. For those who can travel, we will be delighted to welcome them in Madrid, Spain. For those who cannot join us in-person, we will offer an online option, including streaming of the key sessions, a virtual exhibition hall and a state-of-the-art virtual appointment tool to facilitate networking. In-person and remote attendees will have many opportunities to connect and share during the event.
Find out what precautions to take regarding Coronavirus & communicable diseases (pdf).
The Aviation Data Symposium 2019 took place in Athens, 25-27 June
Tuesday, 25 June
ADS & AI Lab 2019 Photos & Videos
Tuesday, 19 June
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
The AI Lab attracted over 120 delegates.
The lab showcased how AI can transform the air transport industry as a new and pertinent tool for doing business. Participants left the lab with an understanding of artificial intelligence and knowing where and how to start AI developments within their companies.
- AI Lab Workshop (pdf)
ADS & AI Lab 2018 Photos & Videos
AIRS 2019 presentations
29 October 2019
- The big picture (pdf)
- Airlines and retailing: where do we stand? (pdf)
- Creating relevant offers (pdf)
- Payment is part of the product (pdf)
30 October 2019
- What strategy for aggregation? (pdf)
- What's going on in business and leisure travel? (pdf)
- Order management - The backbone to true retailing (pdf)
- The future of interlining (pdf)
31 October 2019
Take a journey through some of the first edition's highlights:
- Day 1 issue - October 23 (pdf)
- Day 2 issue - October 24 (pdf)
- Day 3 issue - October 25 (pdf)
- Photos AIR 2018
- Videos AIR 2018
Hear Stephan Copart, Head Strategy, Industry Services
Transformation at IATA introducing the very first edition
of the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium!
Hear Yanik Hoyles, Director, NDC Program at IATA, giving
hints about the first session of AIR Symposium, announcing
the names of the three great speakers who will be share their
experience about their journey to become retailers!
Sponsorship & Exhibition Contact
Business Development Director
Tel: +1 561 325-8200
Mobile: +1 561 289-4796
DDR offers exceptional opportunities to showcase your products and services, while associating your brand with the latest industry insights, leadership and best practices, shaping the future of Airline Digital, Data and Retailing.
Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish master. It is a lively and dynamic cityand is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.