Photo: Palma, venue of the 11th Ancillary Merchandising Conference
Low Cost Carriers (LCC's) are widely perceived as having led the airline merchandising revolution. But, the rest of the industry has caught up and as everyone looks to the future, the challenge becomes "Are you bold enough?". With carriers like British Airways and LATAM about to charge for onboard food, the brand lines between LCC's and "traditional" carriers are blurring. With everything on the table, now is the time to re-examine everything, as nothing is no longer a given for customers. What will be the implications for 2017 and beyond and "Are you bold enough?" to rise to the challenge will be the theme for the 11th AMC.
The venue for the conference is the Melia Palas Atenea, Paseo Ingeniero Gabriel Roca, 29, 07014 Palma, Spain.
You can reserve a room at our special delegate rate by clicking on the "Venue & Hotel Booking Tab".
Scroll down this webpage to see the hot topics and the outline agenda in PDF.
Register by credit card from $499 USD (airlines, travel & hospitality providers) & $899 USD (vendors & providers) through Wednesday 22nd of February 2017. Note: Registration prices are $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.
CONFERENCE HOT TOPICS & AGENDA: "ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH NOT TO BE DISTRUPTED?"
Pre-Conference: How to think like a Retailer – lessons from outside the airline & travel industries
Module 1: Keynotes – State of Ancillary & Merchandising – Is there anything left to charge for?
Module 2: Optimising Channels: Mobile, Smartphones & Tablets - how these are the new distribution channels
Module 3: Customers want the best price and value - how to deliver that - fare bundles & families, metasearch or Google Flight - can the industry deliver?
Module 4: Next Generation Technology – why you should be thinking bots, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
Module 5: Investing in Innovation - is funding start ups via venture capital companies like jetblue (and others) are doing the way to be "bold enough?"
Module 6: Ancillary Partnerships – sole versus multi suppliers – learning lessons from OTA's
Module 7: Sharing Economy – with Qantas partnering with AirBnB what are the implications & lessons?
Module 8: The Lions' Den - sales pitches from bold market disruptors
Module 9: IATA's One Order New Distribution Capability (NDC) – are these bold enough initiatives and are they delivering?
Module 10: Airports versus Airlines - friends or foes?
Photo: Lobby of the Melia Palas Atenea venue of Ancillary Merchandising Conference
Conference Venue & hotel bookings:
Book now for 135 EUR per night at the special group rate for this conference while rooms remain available
Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline:
Tuesday, 25th April 2017: 13:30-17:30 Pre-Event Session and 18:00-19.30: Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 26th April 2017: 08:00-19:00 Breakfast, Conference Sessions & Evening Reception
Thursday, 27 April 2017: 08:00-12:30 Breakfast & Conference Sessions
Photo of packed exhibition floor at a previous event - reach hundreds of decision-makers via sponsorship.
Sponsorship Package - $4,999 USD - STOP PRESS: Expo space is selling out!
- Logo included on printed Conference Agenda
- Hyperlinked logo on Conference Website
- Exhibition space at Conference
- Marketing information (promotion/white papers) on post conference website
- Attendance by up to three (3) delegates
- Special VIP discount rates for your airline clients
- Additional Delegate attendance 50% off (limited to 1 additional delegate)
- Final post conference list of delegates
Ancillary Merchandising Conference will host decision-makers working in commercial departments from air carriers and travel companies from around the globe. Sponsorship offers an ideal opportunity to reach potential airline & travel business prospects. Sponsors have open access to all attendees and sessions throughout the event. Traffic flow is specifically designed to bring exhibitors and attendees together and exhibition time is maximised through a 90-minute lunch, three 30-minute coffee breaks, two hour long breakfasts.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:
Contact for Quote - Only 1 Available
Delegate Giveaway Bags - delegates bags bearing your branding and stuffed with your brochures!
At Cost - Available
Signage at Conference - for 2 vertical or hanging signs/displays in conference rooms
$499 USD - Available
Conference Folders - Conference folders to hold the agenda, bearing your logo/branding. Sponsor provides folders. May include a brochure of your company. No other brochures will be included in the folders!
$499 - Available
White Paper - Posting of your White Paper on the "Industry Trends" webpage of this conference site.
$999 USD - Available
Logo on Conference Site - Event website logo placement in list of sponsors with hyperlink
$999 - Available
Coffee Break, Lunch or Breakfast Sponsorship - Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo & great exposure on online/printed agendas
$1,499 USD - Available
Lions Den Pitch - 5 minute sales pitch in the Lions Den in front of the conference audience. Includes 1 delegate registration
$1,499 USD - Available
Delegate Name Tags - Name Tags Bear only your logo and the conference logo!
$1,499 USD - Available
Podium Plaques - The two conference podiums will bear your logo front and center
$1,499 USD - SOLD-OUT
Contact for Sponsorship:
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091 ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
Photo: Past Airline Information Conference
The companies that participated in this conference in 2016 were:
Note: 2017 list coming soon and expected to be similar to 2016.