Message from Conference Host

Whether you have been to San Diego before or not, you are in for a treat. One of the world’s most welcoming, thriving, diverse, innovative and contemporary regions – with an unbeatable quality of life – stands ready to welcome the 90th American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference & Exposition here in 2018.

Coincidentally, 2018 will also mark the 90th anniversary of San Diego International Airport (SAN), which was dedicated on August 16, 1928. SAN is the first place many of you will see when you arrive. Located on San Diego Bay, just moments from our bustling downtown, it creates a lasting impression of a jewel in a radiant setting.

While here, take time to enjoy at least a bit of the best — 70 miles of beaches, ideal weather, great food and entertainment, and world-famous attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum, SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park. San Diego is much more than a stellar place to visit. Our advanced technology and life sciences companies are accelerating the march toward a brighter future. Our institutions of higher education are second to none. And our craft beer industry makes San Diego “the Napa of beer.”

Whatever you choose to explore, to discover, to enjoy and to share with your fellow conference attendees, I am confident you will come to understand why everything rolls up into this compelling brand: San Diego – Life. Changing.

We look forward to welcoming you next year so you can find out for yourself.

Kimberly J. Becker, C.M.
San Diego International Airport