International airline conference to land in Melbourne in November


More than 1000 aviation delegates will descend on Melbourne for the 151st International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference later this year.

The 151st IATA Slot Conference will welcome more than 230 airlines to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 15-18 with more than 1,000 delegates expected to attend

The Melbourne Convention Bureau worked in partnership with Melbourne Airport to secure the bi-annual conference, which 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.

“Melbourne is competing for airline attention with cities around the world, and this conference is a fantastic opportunity to show the decision makers at major global carriers what an attractive destination we are,” said Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos.

Peter King, chief executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, said they welcomed the opportunity to bring both these sectors together.

“Both the events and aviation sectors have faced significant challenges over the past two years, but with the world opening up again, both are returning at an exciting pace,” he said.