About the Event

The International Society of Air Safety Investigators

is pleased to present

ISASI 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

October 30 - November 1, 2018

Optional tutorials will be held on October 29, 2018.

The seminar will take place at the
Intercontinental Hotel - Festival City, Dubai

ISASI 2018 is being organized by the ISASI 2018 Seminar Committee

Frank S. Del Gandio, ISASI President
Ismaeil Al Hosani, MENASASI President

Contact information for Committee Members:

Technical Program


For all current information on obtaining an entry visa, please go to for U.S. Citizens for Non-U.S. Citizens


Seminar registration can ONLY be made on-line through the following link:

Registration Link

Registration Types

  1. ISASI Member Rate - offered to those delegates who are members in good standing. The Member rate is also available to anyone who works for a Corporate Member of ISASI.
  2. Non-Member Rate - offered to anyone who is not currently a member of ISASI.
  3. Student Member Rate - offered to those delegates who are currently students and are student members of ISASI in good standing.
  4. Companion Rate - offered to those who wish to accompany a Seminar delegate and take part in the Companion Program.
  5. One/Two Day Registration - offered to those delegates who do not wish to attend all 3 days of the seminar.
  6. One Day Only Speaker Registration - offered to those speakers who wish to arrive, speak and then leave. They do not wish to join us for any meals or social events. [Special Access Code is required]
  7. Kapustin Scholarship Registration - offered to the recipients of the Rudy Kapustin Scholarship. (Special access code is required.)
  8. Tutorial Only Registration - offered to those delegates who wish to only attend one of the Tutorials.
  9. Sponsor Registration - offered to those delegates chosen to attend by their sponsoring organization. (Special access code is required.)
  10. Exhibitor Registration - offered to those delegates chosen to attend by their exhibiting organization. (Special access code is required.)
  11. Anyone wishing to ONLY attend one or more of the social events.

Deadline for early pricing is midnight September 23, 2018 MST (GMT - 7)
Registration prices for ISASI 2018:
Registration Type Early Late
ISASI Member $775.00 $875.00
Non-Member $875.00 $975.00
Student Member $250.00 $275.00
Companion $375.00 $400.00
One Day Only $250.00 $275.00
One Day Speaker Only $xxx.xx $xxx.xx
Kapustin Scholarship Recipient $250.00 $250.00
Tutorial Only $175.00 $200.00
Exhibitor $0.00 $0.00
Welcome Reception Only $45.00 $60.00
Tuesday Night Off Site Dinner Only $70.00 $90.00
President's Reception & Awards Banquet [Wednesday Evening] $85.00 $100.00
Optional Tour $140.00 $160.00

Full registration for seminar delegates includes breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks each day, as well as all social events.
Social events include: Welcome Reception, Tuesday Night Dinner, President's Reception & Awards Banquet [Wednesday Evening].

Full registration for companions includes breakfast each morning, two days of touring, lunch, as well as all social events listed above.
Lunch for companions is not included on Thursday.

Tutorials and the tour on Friday are optional and are NOT included in the seminar registration fee.

ISASI's refund policy:
  • 60 days or more from October 30, 2018 - full refund.
  • 59-30 days from the October 30, 2018 - $50.00 US administration fee will be charged.
  • 29-15 days from the October 30, 2018 - $75.00 US administration fee will be charged.
  • Less than 15 days from the October 30, 2018 - no refund will be issued.
Registration may be transferred to another delegate at any time with no administration fees.

Dress Code
  • Business Casual during the day
  • Welcome Reception - cocktail attire
  • Tuesday Night Dinner - casual attire
  • President's Reception & Awards Banquet [Wednesday Evening] - cocktail attire

Dubai is a modern city that welcomes visitors from around the world. However, as it is also a Muslim city, and there are certain factors to take into consideration in terms of dress code and behavior.

For more information please go to either of these websites:
Knowing Social Etiquette
Social Customs


ISASI 2018 will be held at the
Intercontinental Hotel - Festival City, Dubai

Hotel reservations can be made at the Crowne Plaza

All rooms at the Intercontinental are now booked however reservations can still be made at the Crown Plaza.

Room rates are 950 AED single occupancy and 1020 AED double occupancy at either location.

The cutoff date for the seminar rate will be September 30, 2018.

Please note: 21 days prior to the actual arrival date, your credit card will be charged for the entire duration of the booking.

For information about the Crowne Plaza:


Due to new privacy legislation in the EU, we will not be posting a delegate list.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors are an integral part of ISASI 2018. If you are interested in either of these opportunities to support ISASI and further promote your organization, contact:

Ron Schleede - ISASI Sponsorship Chair

Tom Curran - Sponsorship

Barbara Dunn - ISASI International Seminar Chair

Information on pricing and complimentary delegate registration is provided on the links below.

Sponsor Form ISASI 2018
Exhibitor Form ISASI 2018


- Gold Plus -


- Gold -

Abu Dhabi Airports
Etihad Airways
Ocean Infinity

- Silver -

Lock Heed Martin

- Bronze -

Air Arabia
Parker Aerospace
Southern California Safety Institute


Social Program

The Welcome Reception on Monday, Tuesday Night's Dinner and the President's Reception & Awards Banquet on Wednesday Evening are included in your delegate/companion seminar registration.

If you are not attending the full seminar and wish to join us for any of the social events, there is an extra charge. There is also a charge if you wish to bring a guest who is not attending the full seminar. Please refer to the registration page for pricing.
  • Welcome Reception - Monday, October 29 18:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday Night Dinner - Tuesday, October 30 17:30 - 21:00
  • President's Reception & Awards Banquet - Wednesday, October 31 18:00 - 21:00

Dress Code
  • Welcome Reception - cocktail attire
  • Tuesday Night Dinner - casual attire
  • President's Reception & Awards Banquet [Wednesday Evening] - cocktail attire

Companion Program

Our Companion Program includes 2 days of touring, breakfast each morning and all the social events.

Welcome Reception, Tuesday Night Dinner and the President's Reception & Awards Banquet (Wednesday Evening).

Lunch will be included both days.

Atlantis Palm Burj Al Arab Burj Khalifa
Day 1 - Tuesday

After breakfast at the hotel (included in the Companion Program), your tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at 10:00.

Your tour will start with a visit to the Etihad Museum where you will discover the contemporary history of the United Arab Emirates.

At the museum, you will discover what life was like before the treaty that unified the seven emirates. There is no better place to gain insight into the UAE’s extraordinary economic development since its independence as the first federation in the Arab world.

You will then continue on to Atlantis the Palm, a luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements. This will be followed by a stop at Burj Al Arab. One of Dubai’s most famous tourist landmarks, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah often stands among the top five – if not the absolute peak – of the world’s most iconic hotels. Your next stop will be the 124th floor of the famous Burj Khalifa, known as the tallest structure in the world.

Lunch will be served at the Bayside Restaurant in the Steigenberger Hotel and at approximately 16:00 you will be dropped back at the hotel.

Pickup from hotel lobby
First Location
Etihad Museum
Second Location
Atlantis the Palm
Third Location
Burj Al Arab
Fourth Location
Burj Khalifa

Abra Ride Dubai Frame Gold and Spice
Day 2 - Wednesday

After breakfast and a pick up at the hotel at 10:00, your tour will start at Al Fahidi Museum, the main museum in Dubai. Located in the Al Fahidi Fort and built in 1787, it is the oldest existing building in Dubai.

The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. When entering, one can see the fort construction and the various displays that go along with it. From the fort, there is a path to the galleries, which display the general culture of the land, especially in the 1800s. It includes local antiques as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.

Your tour will then take you on an Abra Ride across The Creek - the original center of the city's commerce, which still buzzes with boats zipping up and down plying their trade and cargo. Using the Abra is a great way to take in some of the older parts of the city.

A walking tour of the Gold & Spice Souq is next on the list. Take a deep breath when you step into the narrow alleyways of the Spice Souk, located in Deira. Savor the atmosphere and aroma of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices spilling from large baskets at every turn. You'll find bags of spices, incense, rose petals and traditional medicinal products stacked outside each stall. If you're looking to buy, bargaining is the norm in the souks - and even in the shops you should ask for the best price, particularly when paying cash, which is the most common way to pay.

Your last stop will be the Dubai Frame, an amazing structure created out of glass, steel, aluminum, and reinforced concrete. It is positioned in such a way that representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can also view older parts of the city.

Lunch will be served at the Arabic Restaurant in the Heritage Guest House and you will be dropped back at the hotel at around 16:00.

Pickup from hotel lobby
First Location
Al Fahidi Museum
Second Location
Abra Ride across The Creek
Third Location
Gold & Spice Souq
Fourth Location
Dubai Frame

Optional Tour

To provide you with an opportunity to see Abu Dhabi before you return home, we have planned an Optional Tour on November 2.
Al Hosn Palace Grand Mosque

After your tour guide picks you up from the hotel lobby at 9:00 your tour will take you to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping mega-centers, such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls.

Your tour will stop at the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque featuring an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.

You will then go to Emirates Palace, located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf and overlooking its own private natural bay. Emirates Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi.

Your last stop before returning to Dubai will be The Louvre, Abu Dhabi an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • The museum was established on November 8, 2017.
  • It is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government.
  • The museum is located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.
  • It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula.
  • Artwork from around the world is showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art.

Pickup from hotel lobby
First Location
Abu Dhabi
Second Location
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Third Location
Emirates Palace
Fourth Location
The Louvre, Abu Dhabi
Return to Hotel
Important Note
  • As we are visiting a mosque we ask that you dress accordingly.
  • For men - no shorts or tank tops please.
  • For women - your arms and legs need to be covered. Something long and loose fitting is recommended. Women should bring a scarf to cover their hair.