behalf of entire team at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, I wish you a
warm welcome to the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Airport is proud to serve as the host and sponsor for the ACI-NA Annual
Conference, welcoming delegates from over 200 airports across North America as
they come to network, share best practices and collaborate on common goals.
next couple of days, attendees will have
access to a wide range of seminars, educational sessions, exhibitions and
technologies to help keep pace with our fast moving industry. Whether it’s
sustainability, customer service, airfield infrastructure or implementing new
safety and security measures, there is a lot we can learn from each other
through open dialogue and shared experiences.
conference takes off, we’re confident you will experience a great helping of
our world-renowned Texas hospitality, which is readily available everywhere you
you for joining us and enjoy the conference!
CEO, Dallas Fort Worth
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Press Office Open (Closed from
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM for Press Briefing)
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM: Check-in / Registration (Level
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Exhibition Hall Open (Continental
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall from 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM)
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Exhibit Hall Classroom Education
Session: The Changing World of Slots and What It Means For Airports
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Exhibit Hall Classroom Education
Session: Risk Management: Planning Before a Crisis Occurs
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: General Session I: Welcome and
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Exhibition Hall Open (Lunch Served
in Exhibit Hall from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Exhibit Hall Classroom Education
Session: Airport Capital Program Showcase
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Airport Carbon Accreditation
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Press Briefing
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: General Session II: Redefining the Airport
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Concurrent Education Sessions5:30 PM – 7:00 PM:
Exhibition Hall Open
(Reception in Exhibit Hall)
Exhibition Hall Grand Opening Highlights and Photos
grand opening of the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition hall made for a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new connections!
A merry band of drummers decked out in Dallas
Cowboys attire had attendees marching to their beat!
ACI-NA pre-conference committee meetings and workshops came to a close
yesterday with great participation and high energy!
Guess what came to visit? A longhorn stopped by the ACI-NA
Annual Conference and Exhibition yesterday for a photo shoot sponsored by TransSolutions. Can y'all tell attendees
GENERAL SESSION 1: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Editor-at-Large and Global Futurist
Award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author and television commentator Rich Karlgaard will provide his unique insights on the economic and investment trends driving the global business marketplace and how the future of travel fits into the big picture.
GENERAL SESSION 2: REDEFINING THE AIRPORT CUSTOMER EXPEREINCE
National Director, Hospitality & Transportation
Shifting traveler profiles and expectations for more connected experiences, often set across industries, is raising the bar throughout the travel journey. Advances in technology-- e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, and Virtual/Mixed Reality—are opening up a tremendous opportunity to drive revenue, lower operating costs, increase efficiencies, empower employees and create new business models in ways we only talked about in the past. The future is already here.
Learn how these and other technologies can help you better address customer and business needs to transform the customer journey and drive business results. Learn how to approach these disruptive opportunities in flexible ways to "future proof" yourself.
because you're at a conference doesn't mean the world stops. This section will
feature the latest industry news so you don't miss a beat while networking with
old friends and new connections.
makeover results encouraging to Pittsburgh
airports that underwent makeovers comparable to the $1.1 billion project that
Allegheny County Airport Authority officials are considering saw traffic and
their local economies grow after their new terminals opened. Read the full article >>
master plan approved for Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa Airport Authority and Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust has approved a new
master plan for Tulsa International Airport that includes the addition of a new
third runway on the east side of the airport. Read the full article >>
>> Lyft now
available at Lehigh Valley International Airport
Valley International Airport has partnered with the growing rideshare service,
Lyft, effective immediately. Read the full article >>
>> San Diego
Airport program to reduce noise levels in nearby homes
Diego International Airport has received two grants totaling nearly $14
million, part of a $318.1 million package of grants to 78 airports in 34
states, to provide infrastructure upgrades. The grant funding will be used to
continue the airport’s Quieter Home Program. Read the full article >>
Myrtle Beach ... area is in high-demand." MYR sees uptick in business
is booming at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Last month a total of
301,895 passengers went through the airport, making for a 22-percent increase
compared with August 2016. Read the full article >>
Summer Games athletes help airport set passenger record
Richardson International Airport has set another record for passenger volumes
in a single month. August was the busiest month ever for the airport, with
447,382 passengers passing through the terminal, an increase of 13 percent
increase from August 2016. Read the full article >>
Airlines fined $1.5 million over long tarmac waits at DEN
transportation authorities have fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for
lengthy tarmac delays at Denver International Airport during a snowstorm last
December that stranded passengers aboard 12 of its planes for more than three
hours. Read the full article >>
>> San Diego
International Airport unveils solar-powered art display
Diego International Airport officials and Ueberall International artist team
unveiled a new public art installation Wednesday. The art project is called
DAZZLE, and it's a solar powered, 1,600-foot piece of art featuring 2,100
e-paper panels individually controlled by a computer, creating complex designs
and animations. Read the full article >
Airlines expands New Zealand flights
Airlines is expanding its New Zealand service with up to five nonstop flights
weekly between Auckland and Honolulu starting in March. Read the full article >>
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Check out the full 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition agenda here.
The Changing World of Slots and What It Means for Airports: 300 airports around the world are designated as constrained with two levels of management –facilitated coordination and outright slot control. Whether your airport is a small-hub or the largest hub, access to facilitated or slot-controlled airports is a key issue for domestic and international air service. Historically, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has controlled the seasonal slot allocation process using its Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG). ACI is now working to bring change to the slot process and the management of slot allocation. Join this session to learn the latest updates on the WSG Strategic Review and its implications for U.S. and Canadian airport operators.
Risk Management: Planning Before a Crisis Occurs: Crisis management is a hot topic for airports, but often it only relates to managing crisis communications or maintaining or restoring operations. What about the other aspects of crisis management? This panel will explore various risks that aren’t necessarily at the forefront of planning—such as legal/liability and reputational impacts. What contracts can you put in place before an event occurs, and what insurance coverage and services can help you respond to a crisis?
Airport Capital Program Showcase: The last several years have been exciting for planning and development of North American airports featuring innovative terminal, airside, and landside projects at airports of all sizes. Whether these projects have focused on the rehabilitation and re-lifeing existing infrastructure or providing entirely new facilities, there are lessons to be learned from these capital projects.
Cyber Resilience: Safeguarding the Airport: Cyber threats are a complex and ever present risk in today’s operating environment. No one is completely safe from cyber attacks, including airports. Desktop computers, servers, and network devices are not the only vulnerable technologies, as cyber attacks come in many different forms. Every airport should have a cybersecurity program as an executive management goal to protect against risks to physical infrastructure, digital assets, and brand reputation.
Community Outreach Programs; Make Your Airport an Inclusive Representative of its Community: In this session learn about alternative talent pools that can help make your airport a hero in your community! Partnering with local and national partners, airport operators are establishing programs that support workforce development and promote a healthy community. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about unique programs that provide underserved communities in the United States and Canada with needed resources while benefiting airport operators, airlines and concessionaires.
Sustainability’s Competitive Edge – How Sustainability Strengthens the Airport-Airline Partnership: Mutual success requires that airports and airlines work together towards sustainability. Learn the secrets for an effective partnership from airport CEOs and airline representatives that are working together, using the multiple facets of sustainability (economic viability, operational efficiency, natural resource conservation and social responsibility or EONS). Don’t miss this opportunity to identify the areas where your airport and airlines can better coordinate to achieve sustainability goals, including bringing bio fuels on-line, electrification of ground support equipment and obtaining better operating results at lower costs.
The latest issue of Centerlines, ACI-NA’s flagship magazine, is here! Each topic and article was carefully selected
to position 2017 annual conference attendees ahead of the curve. Read the articles below or stop by
registration to pick up a copy!
Energy—A Look at the Industry’s Emerging Leaders: ACI-NA profiled 20 first
time airport directors who have assumed their roles within the last three
years. Explore how their new ways of approaching industry challenges are paving
new paths forward for the next generation of airport industry leaders.
Post-Crisis Transformations: Through collaboration, risk-based
approaches, and reliance on credible intelligence, airports continue to ensure
that the safety and security of the traveling public remains their top
priority, while facing new global threats to aviation security.
and Sustainability Working Together: Airports are taking new approaches to
longstanding sustainability priorities, and leveraging airport resources to
contribute to the success of their communities. Learn how airports are tackling
sustainability to improve airport operations.
Airports Cater to
Great Expectations: Explore how
airports are developing new and innovative approaches to airport passenger
amenities, while continually working with their concessionaire partners to
enhance the passenger experience and strengthen the bottom line.