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143rd Conference

November 13 - November 16, 2018 ​​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

​​The activities of the Slot Conference are managed by the Worldwide Airport Slots Department 


The Slot Conference

The Slot Conference (SC) is a "Working Conference". Regularly attracting over 1200 delegates, from over 230 airlines, 75 schedules-facilitated or fully coordinated airports and 75 exhibitors & sponsors, this twice yearly meeting is one of 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.

Follow us on Twitter, we use hash tag #slotconference for this event.

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