Cincinnati will host top airline executives from around the globe for one of aviation’s most prestigious events, the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit, August 23-25, 2020. Hundreds of major players in the global aviation industry, including representatives from airports, airlines, financial institutions, manufacturers, suppliers and mass media, will gather to explore exciting trends and forecasting that will affect all areas of aviation.

The Summit will take place in the Cincinnati region for the first time in its 25-year history and will be co-hosted by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The win reflects the shared commitment of both organizations to expand air access and service as part of the region’s overall growth strategy.

“The aviation industry is a critical piece of our regional economic story, and hosting the Summit is an incredible opportunity to move that strategic priority forward,” said Julie Calvert, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Cincinnati has long been a leader in aviation technology, has one of the fastest-growing airports in the country, and is home to dozens of major corporate headquarters. There’s no better place for the world’s leading aviation minds to gather and chart the future of the industry.”

The International Aviation Forecast Summit has emerged as the industry’s leading planning event, with up to 500 attendees expected from around the world. CEOs and senior executives from global carriers including Air China, British Airways, Air Canada, Hainan and more, plus all major U.S. airlines, have spoken at or attended past Summits. The event typically draws close to 100 representatives representing more than 30 airlines, in addition to aviation professionals from more than 20 countries. The Summit also attracts attention from major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the global aviation trade media.

“The Summit is an opportunity for our industry to look ahead and plan for the future, and Cincinnati is just the place to have these important conversations,” said Michael Boyd, president of Boyd Group International. “This event gives us a unique opportunity every year to evaluate emerging trends, from airline strategies and tactical shifts to global airliner demand and air traffic projections. And Cincinnati’s rich aviation history and excellent amenities provide an ideal backdrop.”

The Summit delivers forecasts for key sectors of the aviation industry, including passenger traffic projections, fleet trends, international cross-alliances and airline industry strategies.

“We are thrilled to partner with Boyd Group International to host this Summit and provide a warm welcome to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase why our airport has been one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. and why our region is receiving national accolades as a leader in aviation and logistics. We’re home to GE Aviation, DHL’s North Americas Hub, the Amazon Air Hub, and more. All those who fly in for the Summit will leave Cincinnati with a new appreciation for our destination and the opportunities our region can offer.”

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About Boyd Group International
Founded in 1984, Boyd Group International has emerged as a leader in aviation forecasting and research, and provides top-level consulting assistance to airports, airlines, financial institutions and aircraft manufacturers. The International Aviation Forecast Summit annually brings together top CEOs and executives from all areas of the global industry to explore and discuss the emerging trends that will shape the future. In addition to incisive discussion sessions with aviation decision-makers, the Summit delivers cutting-edge forecasts, including passenger projections, aircraft demand by region, and financial shifts. For insight on Boyd Group International, log on to or

About the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
The  Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is a sales, marketing and service organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact Hamilton County's and the City of Cincinnati's economy through convention, trade show and visitor expenditures. The travel and tourism industry traditionally has been a $5.3 billion industry in Cincinnati USA, employing more than 80,000 people in a variety of fields and bringing 26.6 million visitors to the region annually. Visit for more.

About CVG
CVG has been serving commercial passengers since 1947. The airport served more than 9.1 million passengers in 2019 and has the lowest airfares in the Tri-State region (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) with more than five years of consecutive local passenger growth. CVG offers more than 50 nonstop destinations with direct international service to Paris, Toronto, and many Caribbean locations. As the 8th largest cargo airport in North America and home to the Amazon Air Hub and DHL Express Global Superhub, the airport is furthering its position as a leader in aviation and an economic driver for the community. Learn more at