Airport Industry to Meet in Fort Worth for the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition

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September 15, 2017

FORT WORTH – Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) will host the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition September 17-20, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. The 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition is hosted by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and executive level sponsors include AECOM, CH2M, Jacobs, and Ricondo & Associates.

“Given the challenges looming beyond the horizon, the North American airports must maintain a global vision,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “As the industry’s premier event, the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition will provide the opportunity to discuss the emerging issues facing  the airport industry, especially in the areas of infrastructure modernization, passenger facilitation, and security.”

“DFW Airport is proud to serve as the host airport for the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. “This year’s conference promises to have a wide range of seminars, educational sessions, exhibitions and technologies available for airport executives to 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.”

Forbes Editor-at-Large and global futurist Rich Karlgaard will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition. The award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author and television commentator 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. 

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will also address attendees as a keynote speaker. Parker has led American Airlines to the world’s largest airline in terms of revenues, passengers, employees and aircraft. He will share his advice on how North American airports can ensure their success as the airline industry continues to evolve.

The 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition will feature an expansive trade show floor with more than 170 exhibitors. Attendees will gain access to 290 booths showcasing the latest products and innovations enhancing the airport experience. A live show floor plan can be found here.

Members of the media are welcome to cover the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition. ACI-NA invites all qualified media interested in attending the event to contact Mimi Ryals at mryals@aci-na.org  for media registration forms.

A full agenda and more conference details for 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition can be found at annual.aci-na.org.

About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada's GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.