Message from Conference Host

View Jess Romo's message below:


To My Fellow AAAE Members,

As Director of Long Beach Airport, I am honored to invite you to the 89th American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference & Exposition we will be hosting in 2017.

On behalf of myself and the entire staff at LGB, we are proud to welcome AAAE, the world’s premier association of airport executives, whose members represent almost 850 airports from across the country. We are sure you will enjoy your stay in our vibrant city.

With the exquisite location of our downtown right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, you will see for yourselves why we are known as the Urban Waterfront Playground™. From our dynamic arts and culture scene, to the eclectic dining options available, to our year-round perfect weather, we are confident that your experiences will be memorable.

Long Beach was recently named as the 10th most walkable city in the United States, so you are guaranteed to find plenty of entertainment options just outside your hotel. And with the city’s recently unveiled bike share program, you can rent a cycle for an hour or a day and take advantage of picturesque views from the miles of bike path that stretch along the beach.

Whatever your preference, you will find that Long Beach is a relaxed beachside community with plenty to offer everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to our fair city in 2017.


Jess L. Romo, A.A.E.
Long Beach Airport