William S. Swelbar, executive vice president in charge of InterVISTAS Consulting firm’s Washington, D.C., office, will speak to the 35th Annual Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference, hosted by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research. The event will be held from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. on October 9 in the Century II Convention Hall.
Swelbar is a much sought-after speaker on the topic of air transport. In addition to his role at InterVISTAS, he is a research engineer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Air Transportation, where he is affiliated with the Global Airline Industry Program and Airline Industry Research Consortium.
Over the past 30 years, Swelbar’s work in the airline industry has focused on airline labor cost restructuring, regulatory issues governing air transport, communication strategy and support, and air service development on behalf of airports and communities of all sizes. He has represented many diverse interests in the industry, including airlines, airports, investors, manufacturers, and labor groups.
He has contributed articles to the Journal of Air Transport Management, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other publications. His titles include “Trends and Market Forces Shaping Small Community Air Service in the U.S.”; “Modeling Changes in Connectivity at U.S. Airports: A Small Community Perspective”; and “Evolving Trends of U.S. Domestic Air Fares: The Impacts of Competition, Consolidation and Low Cost Carriers.”
Registration for the Economic Outlook Conference is now open, and tickets are $115. This price includes breakfast. Check the Center’s website often for updates about the conference, www.cedbr.org.
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