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
This event requires registration. All delegates accredited within the Online Accreditation System (OAS) were invited by email to register for this event 22nd August 2018 sent directly from McVeigh (formally known as WorldTEKEvents) If your invitation is missing, please check your junk mail folder to ensure the email has not been filtered by your system and contact the registration team firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help you with this matter.
For future communications from the registration team please ensure you save email@example.com email address to your email ‘Safe List’ and/or speak to your ITS department to save this email address to your Internet service provider’s ‘whitelist’, this should ensure your email system does not mistakenly send these messages to your spam’ or ‘junk mail’ folders located within your email accounts.
Delegates are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible, but no later than 24 October 2018. After this time the hotel rate cannot be guaranteed, late charges apply for visa letters and Appointments Calendar (AppCal) access to eligible delegates will be delayed.
Registration Rates (USD)
$50 (applicable taxes will be payable)
$1,000 (applicable taxes will be payable)
Tax/Fees: All rates are subject to all applicable city and local taxes that apply at the time. Currently, the tax is 21%. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
Delegates are reminded that it is their individual responsibility to obtain a valid visa to attend the Slot Conference. Please ensure you check your visa requirements as soon as possible to prevent any delay in your visa application. For guidance and further information delegates should consult the
IATA Travel Center.
Delegates requiring a letter of invitation to attend the conference in order to support their visa application should check the "Visa Letter Request" box when registering online, then follow the instructions.
Step by step instructions on how to register including delegate registration fees, representing more than one company/visa letters if required etc, can be found in
our instructional pdf.
The IATA Slot Conference provides the perfect opportunity to network over 500 airline representatives representing 230 unique airlines throughout the world. This semi-annual meeting attracts roughly 1,200 delegates allowing both airlines and airports to meet, discuss and obtain the slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their customers.
In order to participate (as an exhibitor or sponsor) it is not obligatory to be a slot coordinated airport! Approximately 45% of exhibitors participating at the event are not slot coordinated.
Mike HuntingtonDirector Sponsorships & ExhibitionsTel.: +1-203-563-8170Mobile: +1-514-240-2844
Check the Interactive Map and discover all the exhibitors and sponsors at SC143
Benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates.
Get on Board!
Rooms are available 11-16 November, 2018. Should you require additional nights, please complete a reservation through online registration with the available nights. Once completed, email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request the nights required. Be sure to include your Registration Confirmation number in the email.
Guest rooms range from 169.55 EUR per night. Room rate is inclusive of 1 buffet breakfast and internet but excludes tax.
Please note: The Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center reserves the right to charge all fees and penalties to the credit card (provided during registration) for the reservation guarantee.
WorldTEK is the only official hotel provider associated with this event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
*Support roles, Observers and Visitors are not eligible for AppCal access
Did you know that in the past 3 years,
534 participants from 80 countries have taken this course with IATA?
“I cannot even begin to describe how beneficial the Airport Slots and Coordination course was to me. Working for an airline that is relatively new to international flying, we’ve yet to have a formal venue to learn about worldwide best practices. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects surrounding the slots process, and included several real world examples to demonstrate various parts of the procedures. It was obvious that she was passionate about each member of the class succeeding. Furthermore, I found the unique opportunity for classroom dialogue between schedulers, coordinators, and facilitators to be invaluable. In fact, I was able to use specific aspects of the training in my job the very next day. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in furthering their knowledge of the IATA World Slot Guidelines.”
Mark Milligan, Southwest Airlines
Due to the growth of air traffic some airports are experiencing a discrepancy between available airport capacity and demand. Coordination involves the allocation of constrained or limited airport capacity to airlines and other aircraft operators to ensure a viable airport and air transport operation. Coordination is also a process to maximize the efficient use of airport infrastructure.
This course will help you learn how to allocate and coordinate airport slots by applying IATA's Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG), the accepted global standard for the policies, principles, and procedures of airport slot management. Learn how to apply the standard communication procedures from IATA's Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) to messages between airlines and slot coordinators.
A three day Airport Slots & Coordination Training Course is offered prior to the start of the conference. Registration and payment are necessary. For more information see the
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.
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