Centerlines LIVE Heads to Montréal
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM:  Registration and LGB Welcome Desk (Exhibit Lobby)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:  Continental Breakfast (Promenade Ballroom A/B)
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM:  Committee Meetings and Pre-Conference Workshops (see agenda for details)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: DBE/ACDBE Program Goal Setting (Room 204)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch (Promenade Ballroom A/B)
1:15 PM – 5:00 PM:   Canadian Open Board & Membership Meeting (Room 204)
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM:   Press Office Open
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM:   Exhibitor Briefing (Exhibit Hall A/B Classroom)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM:   U.S. Customs and Border Protection Briefing on Preclearance Expansion Efforts (Room 202A)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:   Exhibition Hall Grand Opening (Exhibit Hall A/B)
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OpsTech Steering Group Names Three New Members 
During yesterday's meeting of the ACI-NA Operations and Technical Affairs Steering Group, Jack Christine, Deputy Aviation Director, Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Paul Meyer, Assistant General Manager for Operations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Steve Petty, Deputy Executive Director of Operations/COO, Louisville Regional Airport Authority were named to the committee's steering group. 

 
Networking is already underway at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

The ACI-NA Board of Directors met to discuss strategic plans for the year ahead, including a look at ACI-NA’s new technology tool to assist members with ground transportation challenges. Stop by the IDEA Lounge for a glimpse into CurbPING. 

The 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition show floor is under construction.  Make your plans now to see the most innovative products and services the industry has to offer at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Route your show floor itinerary by reviewing the exhibitor profiles in Centerlines or visit our website’s interactive map.

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Today's Aviation Headlines

Just because you’re at a conference doesn’t mean the world stops. Centerlines LIVE will continue providing the latest industry news while Centerlines Today is on hiatus.  This section will feature the latest industry news so you don’t miss a beat while networking with old friends and new connections.

Heathrow CEO says Volkswagen scandal will help fix airport’s pollution problem: Heathrow Airport may benefit from the scandal at Volkswagen AG because it will prod the U.K. to clamp down on diesel pollution, helping bring London’s busiest hub into compliance with European Union rules. Read more >>

 

Uber says Calgary's proposed fare rates for limo, sedan services still too high to enter market: The San Francisco-based company says proposed changes to lower fares for limousine and luxury sedan services don’t cut deep enough for it to introduce UberBlack to Calgarians. Read more >> 

 

Two men arrested at MIA on cash smuggling charges after arrival from Ecuador: Two Ecuadoran men who arrived at Miami International Airport (MIA) and were accused of failing to report the total amount of money they were carrying are now facing possible trial in Miami federal court. Read more >> 

 

Technology to smooth today's travel turbulence: Smartphones, online services and biometric scanners are already easing the way for travelers. Expect even more tech to transform your journeys in the not-too-distant future. Read more >> 

 

Allegiant Air continues explosive growth despite the bad press: The airline's executives say Allegiant's safety record is one of the best in the industry. And none of the talk about safety appears to be slowing the airline's exponential growth and popularity with many budget-conscious travelers. Read more >> 

 

Tokyo flight feud renewed as Delta wants American's access back: Delta Air Lines Inc. wants U.S. regulators to seize American Airlines Group Inc.’s new route from Los Angeles to Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport, just months after the latter won it. Read more >> 

 

The US Airways name is about to fly into history: The US Airways name will pass into history Oct. 17, when the last flight under that name departs from San Francisco and lands in Philadelphia. The US Airways name and brand will be officially retired, with all systems combined under the new American Airlines. Read more >> 

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Download the 2016 Conference Mobile App
Be sure to tweet comments and photos leading up to this year’s annual conference. Mention @airportscouncil and use the hashtag #airports15 and you may be the lucky recipient of a great giveaway!
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Meet Your Keynote
 
 
Keynote Speaker
Author and TalentSmart® Cofounder

Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmart®, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training serving more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry is a LinkedIn Influencer and a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, The World Economic Forum, and The Huffington Post. He has written for, or been covered by Newsweek, Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
 
 
Keynote Speaker
Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group

Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst of The NPD Group, Inc., is a nationally known expert on consumer behavior and the retail industry. He has followed retail trends for more than 30 years at NPD as the head of leading fashion and apparel manufacturers as well as major retailers. As part of his work at NPD, Marshal leads many top firms in long-range and strategic planning sessions. He often utilizes motivational presentations to help launch corporate goals and kick-off meetings. Marshal is the author of two books, Why Customers Do What They Do (2006) and Buy Me! How to Get Customers to Choose Your Products and Ignore the Rest (2010).
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What to Expect

To enhance your conference experience, ACI-NA introduces the ACI-NA Conferences app! Available to all registered Annual Conference attendees, the ACI-NA Conferences app engages attendees and gives them the latest Annual Conference information on their mobile devices and tablets. Search the participant list, connect with attendees, customize your agenda, and much more! Get the app now by searching "ACI-NA Conferences" in the App Store or Google Play. The 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition app is sponsored by CH2M.

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Stop by the Advocacy Center in the registration area to educate your member of Congress about the economic importance of airports and airport priorities in FAA reauthorization. Then, sign our petition at UpgradeMyAirport.com to tell Congress, "Enough is Enough!"
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Yesterday's Happenings
Check out the full 2015 Conference agenda here.

Thinking Beyond Traditional Air Service – New Models, New Options: The last eight years have been difficult for many communities in retaining existing air services as airlines consolidated, exercised capacity discipline and changed aircraft types. While the growth of the ultra-low cost carriers has been a boon to some markets, airports have been forced to be creative and innovative in finding even more new types of air services. Hear from industry leaders about some of the latest in unconventional opportunities.

Building a Sustainable Workforce – Talent Farming Versus Talent Hunting: A new approach to sourcing talent might be necessary to increase the likelihood that airports have access to the talent necessary to execute their business strategy in the 21st century. Shifting an airport’s focus away from hunting for talent only when there is a specific need toward farming for talent, always and in all ways, should be considered. Innovative talent sourcing strategies, to sustain an organization’s talent pipeline, are essential to building a sustainable 21st century workforce with the skills necessary to execute current and future business strategies.

Creating a Culture of Stewardship – Sustainability at All Levels of the Organization: In order to realize the full benefits of sustainability initiatives, successful businesses have discovered the importance of implementing the triple bottom line at all organizational levels. It can be difficult, if not impossible for organizations to show measurable benefits of such sustainability efforts if only one line of business or department is engaged – sustainability is not referred to as a "one-legged stool" after all! Airports can learn from our business partners and stakeholders as they seek to create a culture of stewardship and embrace the triple bottom line at all levels.

Rise of the Drones – What Do Unmanned Aircraft Systems Mean to You? Whether you call them unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), or even "drones," these new generation aerial vehicles are having broad and significant impacts on both the U.S. and Canadian aviation industry. In this plenary session, we’ll discuss the rapidly evolving roles and capabilities of UASs as well as the safety, regulatory, and operational issues associated with their use.
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On Location
The latest issue of the brand new Centerlines magazine hit mailboxes last week. Each topic and article were carefully selected to position Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees ahead of the curve. Plan to read each of the articles on your flight to LGB, including:

Glamour Meets Convenience at Long Beach: LGB Director Bryant Francis invites you to visit Long Beach Airport, the official 2015 Annual Conference Host Airport, while in sunny Long Beach. Read more >>

A Whole New Ballgame: Airports have always been in the business of finding and retaining air service. But as communities continue to deal with the ongoing aftereffects of airline consolidation, airports are coming up with fresh approaches to attract new air service and keep the flights they already have. Read more >>

The Dollars and Sense of Environmental Planning: Duration and cost vary, but all sustainable airport projects ultimately strive to make good sense. Read more >>

Enabling the Future - Technology for Tomorrow’s Airport: SITA says that by 2034, 7.3 billion people will be traveling through our airports. That’s equivalent to today’s total world population and more than double today’s number of air travelers. Read more >>

A Competitive Edge: When EDGE4VETS brings airports and veterans together, everybody wins. Read more >>

Building for the Orlando Experience: As Executive Director Phil Brown explains, multiple projects are underway that will take Orlando International to the next level. Read more >>

Seeing the Big Picture: Richard Haury named 2015 William E. Downes, Jr. Award Recipient. Read more >>
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