IATA Slot Conference secured with support from Business Events Bid Fund
A consortium of tourism advocates, including Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, combined forces to bring the conference to Queensland, which will attract more than 1200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world.
The bi-annual conference is one of IATA’s largest events bringing airlines and airports together to negotiate slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their passengers.
Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said that the IATA Slot Conference had been secured with support from its Business Events Bid Fund.
“Sustainable aviation capacity is crucial to Australia’s visitor economy and a key focus of Tourism Australia’s work,” he said. “Securing next year’s IATA Slot Conference is part of a broader strategy for aviation development, alongside Routes Asia and World Routes.
“Bringing this influential group of decision-makers to Australia next year is a real coup and will certainly help ensure we remain top of mind in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
The conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 12-15 November 2019.