ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is North America’s premier air service development conference. The 2017 JumpStart Conference will take place in Providence, Rhode Island from June 5-7, 2017 at our host hotel, Omni Providence Hotel. The event will begin with a full day of educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings.  

Please Note: On June 4, 2017 there will be a Small Airports Committee Meeting from 2pm to 5pm. Click here for more information.


Important JumpStart Dates

  • October 26, 2016 - JumpStart Meet&Match and conference registration opens
  • March 10, 2017 - JumpStart Meet&Match registration and wish list deadline
  • April 18, 2017 - JumpStart e-mails preliminary meeting schedule to airports
    It is advised that you should not book your flights until you have seen your preliminary meeting schedule
  • April 28, 2017 - Conference payment due to guarantee airline meetings 
  • April 28, 2017 - EarlyBird conference registration rate and ACI-NA hotel discount rate deadline     
  • May 23, 2017 - JumpStart e-mails final meeting schedule to airports
  • June 5-7, 2017 - JumpStart Conference 



JumpStart registration has two steps:

Step 1

Register with JumpStart Meet&Match to submit your wish list (before March 10, 2017). We'll then send your preliminary draft JumpStart schedule on April 17, 2017. The deadline to register for JumpStart Meet&Match is March 10, 2017. If you register after March 10, 2017, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred airline meetings.  You can submit payment once you receive travel approval.

Step 2

Register for the conference, and proceed with payment and don't forget to book your hotel room. Please register before the EarlyBird deadline to ensure your meetings with airlines. Please note that the log in details to register for the conference (payment) is different to the JumpStart Meet&Match log in details.  



If you are interested in attending 2017 JumpStart and would like a table, please contact us at for additional information. 

JumpStart Airline Representation Policy
JumpStart strives to provide value to both participating airports and airlines. Therefore, airlines that choose to attend JumpStart are not permitted to be represented by a consultant or another third party organization. The chosen representative(s) must be direct employees of the airline itself. ACI-NA reserves the right to refuse, within its sole discretion, participation in Jumpstart. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email, or alternatively call (202)293-8500.