06 April 2015, Trivandrum: IBS Software, one of the leading technology providers to the aviation industry, is organising the IBS Airline Forum (IAF) in Crowne Plaza, Cochin, India, starting 08 April 2015. More than one hundred delegates of over forty leading airlines in the world, will attend the three day conference. The participants, comprising of CEOs, CIOs, technology experts, thought leaders and independent analysts, will get together to brainstorm on how IT can enable smart business transformation and help airlines maximize revenues, improve efficiency and reduce costs. This is one of the largest conglomerations of airline companies to be hosted by an individual IT solutions provider. Confirmed attendees for the event include Lufthansa, KLM, All Nippon Airways, Aer Lingus, British Airways, China Eastern, Etihad, Indigo, Jet Airways, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, China Southern, Nippon Cargo Airlines. Eva Air and Virgin Australia. It is for the first time that the mega event is being organised in India.
The theme for IAF 2015 is ‘Leading in a Digital World’, reflecting the increasing role disruptive technology and innovations are likely to play in the way airlines do business. Experts in the industry will share their thoughts on the digital future and discuss key issues that are shaping the aviation industry. The three day event will comprise of plenary meetings as well as user group meetings of IBS’ aviation lines of business – Passenger Reservation, Cargo, Airline Ops, MRO, Loyalty and Staff Travel.
“Digital has now shifted from a hygiene factor to a survival means in many industries. Airline business is no different. Digital technology has to be leveraged for transforming internal and external operations to stay ahead of competition. IBS Airline Forum will be a key platform for understanding the plethora of digital opportunities for the global aviation industry” said VK Mathews, Executive Chairman - IBS Group.