149th Slot Conference

16-19 Nov, Rome, Italy
Rome Marriott Park Hotel

149th Slot Conference 16 – 19 November 2021

Thank you to all delegates who attended the 149th Slot Conference! If you missed any of the program sessions held at the conference you can view them below. Additionally we encourage you to have a look at our event magazine - Slots 149!



Welcome message
The Importance of Night Slots - A Perspective of DHL Express

Managing Aircraft Noise: the ICAO balanced approach and its practical application

Global Outlook of Airport Capital Expenditure


Managing temporary capacity reductions

How can global aviation reach net-zero CO2 by 2050

Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program


Worldwide Airport Slot Board – Panel discussion



Don't forget that also all sessions from the 148th Slot Conference are still accessible on the SC148 event page!

Tracey Buckmaster

Schedule Clearance Manager, British Airways

Anthony Chan

Manager, Network Planning, HK Express

Robert Drew

Capacity Manager, London Gatwick Airport

Lim Ching Kiat

Managing Director, Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group

Tim Lederer

Senior Director Global Aviation Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express

Rick Norman

Head of Noise, Heathrow Airport

Sebastian Pelissier

Senior Slot Policy & Strategy Manager, easyJet

Susan Pfingstler

Managing Director, Network Operations, Air Traffic Control Strategy, United Airlines

Franco Lucas Sartor

Manager, Airport Slots and Capacity, ACI World

Ruby Sayyed

Head ATM Advocacy, IATA

Philippe Villard

Senior Director, Policies and Economics, ACI World

The Slot Conference (SC) is a "Working Conference". Regularly attracting over 230 airlines and representatives of over 85 schedules-facilitated or fully coordinated airports this twice-yearly meeting is one of IATA's largest events.

The conference operating procedures are published in the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG).

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

IATA believes that diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience boosts the success of the aviation industry. We actively encourage aviation professionals with diverse profiles to contribute to our events as speakers, panelists, facilitators, or in any other way.


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