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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Welcome 2013 Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit

Global Aviation Leaders Headed to Baltimore in November

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will welcome aviation industry leaders from around the world to Baltimore, Maryland in November for the 18th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit. Boyd Group International, a leading aviation research, forecast, and consulting firm, has selected Baltimore for the annual conference, scheduled for November 3-5.

“This high-profile event will feature industry leaders and will provide valuable information for airport and airline professionals,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall. “The summit will deliver a lively dialogue along with solid business intelligence. We look forward to welcoming our aviation colleagues to Baltimore for this important and informative conference.”

The Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit will highlight many current issues facing the aviation industry, including traffic forecasts that will impact the future of aviation, global airline fleet demand, and aviation industry trends. Summit organizers expect several hundred airline and airport executives to attend the conference, along with other leaders from the aviation industry. The Summit’s unique discussion format allows attendees to interact with industry CEOs and high level executives.

“We are excited to be bringing the Summit to Baltimore and to be working with BWI, one of the nation’s most progressive airports,” said Jeff Potter, CEO for Boyd Group International. “This event delivers real forecasts, future outlooks, and perspectives that set the standard in the aviation and transportation industry. We look forward to welcoming aviation leaders from around the globe, and discussing the issues and trends that will shape the industry’s future.”

The 18th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Additional information is available at

“We are honored to welcome Boyd Group International and their attendees to Baltimore,” said Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore. “We are thrilled by the opportunity to share Baltimore’s accessibility, history, culture, and charm with aviation professionals from around the world.

Jonathan Dean