ARINC Conferences

London, UK


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

13 - 15
London, United Kingdom

About EFB Users Forum

Co-Chairman: Captain Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines 
Co-Chairman: Captain Will Ware, Southwest Airlines

EFB Users Forum Announcement

This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity)
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices
  • Hardware and software development
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply
  • Operational issues

The EFB Users Forum attracts airlines, suppliers, and regulators to discuss operational and technical trends. Speakers are invited to share their experiences and exchange information to identify issues and their potential solutions. This activity provides benefits to the aviation community by:

  • Clarifying in-service issues
  • Supporting operational enhancements
  • Promoting interchangeability of hardware and compatibility of software
  • Increasing competition and product offerings
  • Encouraging harmonized regulations
  • Publicizing EFB developments
  • Advancing new EFB applications


Traveling to London 

The EFB Users Forum and EXPO will be conveniently located at the same venue.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel
140 Bath Road, Hayes
Middlesex UB3 5AW
United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0) 20 8757 7903
fax: +44 (0) 20 8757 7904

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel.

Reservation by phone:
+44 (0) 20 8757 7901

Cut-off Date: October 28, 2018

Rate: £140.00 per night 


London is served by

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)


London Gatwick International Airport (LGW)

Ground Transportation 

The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel is located approximately 5 miles from London Heathrow International Airport.

By Taxi: Travel time is approximately 10 minutes and the fare will be approximately  £17.00.

By Bus: Travel time is approximately 15 minutes and the fare will be approximately  £4.50.


Online Registration 

An EFB Users Forum Badge is required for all activities related to the EFB Users Forum to include the technical meeting, exhibit areas, receptions, etc.

    Attendance Fees

    Conference Attendance Fees (cut-off date: November 4, 2018) 

    • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor: $700.00 USD
    • IATA Member Airlines: $350.00
    • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsor: Complimentary
    • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complimentary
    • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Exhibitors: 1 Complimentary Registration*

    * Non-member/non-sponsor organizations holding an exhibit booth are extended one complimentary admission. The individual designated to receive the complimentary admission will receive an invitation to register and must register on line before November 4 to take advantage of the complimentary meeting attendance.

    On-Site Registration

    On-site registration will be conveniently located close to the conference and exhibit space.

    • Hours of On-site Operation:
      • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
      • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
      • Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Preregistration List

    Exhibitor Information

    The Main EFB Exposition (EXPO) will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. EFB suppliers, system integrators, and others will have an opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services to the user community. A stand-up buffet will be included from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A Supplemental EXPO will also be held during coffee breaks and lunch on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. 

    All individuals participating in the EXPO, the Users Forum, and/or associated activities of the conference must register online to obtain a badge and guarantee seating. 

    There are many opportunities for you at the EFB Users Forum. 

    Sponsorship Information

    If you wish to enhance your company's visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available.

    EXPO Social Sponsorships

    This includes hosted beverages and buffet on Tuesday November 13, 2018.

    Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video. 

    Break Sponsorships

    Coffee breaks are on Wednesday November 14, 2018 and Thursday November 15, 2018. Morning and afternoon refreshments include coffee, tea, water, and light snacks.

    Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video. 

    Wednesday Morning:
    Wednesday Afternoon:
    Thursday Morning:
    Thursday Afternoon:
    Tuesday EXPO Buffet Sponsorship:
    Tuesday EXPO Social Sponsorship


    Registration Giveaway Sponsorships

    This is an item of your choice that you provide that will be given away at the registration desk to everyone attending the EXPO and Users Froum. Items suggestions include:

    • Caps
    • Coffee Mugs
    • Lanyards
    • Welcome Bags
    • Other

    Mobile App, Organization Highlights

    Our EFB Users Forum Mobile App offers many opportunities for staying connected to the conference, reaching out to business partners and customers, and increasing your company’s brand exposure. Our Mobile App is available before, during, and after the conference. Taking advantage of the organization highlight opportunity keeps your brand and product information in the hands of those attending the conference. This opportunity includes links to your company’s Facebook, Internet, LinkedIn, and Twitter addresses as well as the following details:

    • Company Logo
    • Company Address
    • Brief description of your company
    • Product/Service information sheet(s)


      EFB Meeting Materials

      APIM 09-009C: EFB Users Forum 

      General Topics of Discussion


      EFB Programs

      EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips, and best
      Coordinating with regulators Achieving paperless operations
      EFB policy change initiatives EFB Administration tools,
      procedures, and device control
      EFB standards development EFB training
      Qualifying devices for EFB use Operational procedures
      Design and installation approvals Risk and safety management
      Obtaining EFB authorization and
      EFB business case considerations
      NextGen/SESAR initiatives Industry trends and updates
      Harmonizing international regulations


      EFB Hardware/Software

      The Human Element

      On-aircraft connectivity to the
      Human factors
      Off-aircraft connectivity  Culture and change management
      Security Human-Machine interfaces
      Portable and Installed EFBs EFB innovations
      Mounting and viewable stowage Workload considerations
      Power supply and battery issues Single sign-on and data entry
      EFB architecture and design failure
      and recovery procedures
      Seamless app to app navigation



      Related Activities
      EFB EXPO Tuesday November 13, 2018 12:00pm-5:00pm Commonwealth Suite and
      , Third Floor
      EFB Users Forum Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm County Suite, First Floor
      Supplemental EXPO Wednesday November 14, 2018 During coffee breaks
      and lunch
      Commonwealth Suite and
      , Third Floor
      Welcome Reception Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:30pm-8:30pm Atrium, Third Floor
      EFB Users Forum Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm County Suite, Third Floor
      EFB Subcommittee Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm Private Room 41


      Event Management

      Ms. Sophie Kelly
      Meetings and Events Sales Executive
      Tel: +44 (0) 20 8757 7903 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8757 7904
      Email: [email protected]


      The hotel will accept items for shipment up to three days in advance (Friday, November 9th). If you wish to ship items to the hotel, please address the materials to your own attention as follows:
      Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel
      c/o Your name
      140 Bath Road, Hayes
      Middlesex, UB3 5AW
      United Kingdom
      Tel: +44 (0) 20 8757 7903 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8757 7904


      The standard voltage in the United Kingdom is 230V and frequency is 50Hz.
      Sockets and plugs are known as type G.


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