3 Pre-Conference Workshops 

Monday, May 8th 


The New Distribution Capability (NDC) Program launched by IATA marks a new age of industry-wide market adoption of an XML-based data transmission standard  

This workshop offers you the most comprehensive and enlightening guide to the current steps, outlined goals and far-reaching implications of the adoption of NDC along with new developments such as One Order that are paving the way to creating a more efficient, streamlined and unified industry and ultimately promote accelerated growth and innovation inside our sector. 

This is a must-attend for members and non-members of IATA as it will provide a powerful outlook on the industry-wide systems, show avenues of collaboration and paint an accurate projection of a future where avenues of distribution are accessible and collaboration is not only possible, but more accessible than ever before in the aviation industry.

Aviation Festival Americas 2017

Workshop Leaders:




In the past year, the commercial aviation industry has witnessed phenomenal growth.  However, for an industry focused on bringing people together, we have to wonder why in many cases inclusion and diversity has failed to take off the ground.

This workshop engages on bringing forth tangible strategies for assessing levels of inclusion and diversity in the aviation sector and creating workable solutions to achieve measurable positive results. Innovating through diversity tackles the positives of diversity, including the relationship between diversity and positive performance inside the sector. 

As we promote experiences that were never before possible in an inter-connected world we must commit to embodying a philosophy that promotes our goals as an industry.

Aviation Festival Americas 2017




The U.S.A is now able to operate flights into Cuba. Understand and navigate the existing and future policy and regulations which are crucial to successfully operating flights to and from Cuba. 

This workshop brings together network planning professionals and policy makers to discuss opportunities and obstacles regarding operations into Cuba and provides a platform to develop projections of changes in policy and how the sociopolitical climate will be affecting the industry in the coming years.  

Aviation Festival Americas 2017