Memphis has been selected to host the inaugural air service networking conference TakeOff 2018, focused on connecting airlines with smaller and non-hub airports, the company said.
The TakeOff event will take place October 29 and 30 at The Peabody Memphis Hotel and is expected to draw more than 200 professionals from airports, airlines, and other travel and aviation organizations.
The conference will bring airports together with the domestic planning teams of U.S. and Canadian carriers for one-on-one meetings about new and expanded air service. The event is tailored to smaller and non-hub airports, and this type of “speed-dating” between airports and airlines can often lead to more extensive discussions and meetings about increasing air service.
TakeOff will also include a program of speakers covering contemporary industry issues and educational content to assist airports with their air service development activity.
TakeOff is being delivered by ASM North America, a new branch of air service consultant ASM (Airport Strategy & Marketing). ASM has assisted airports, airlines, tourism authorities and governments with air service development since 1993.