What Your Peers are Saying

The Annual AAAE Conference gives me the chance to learn from colleagues and peers about issues that have yet to impact our airport, so we’re prepared if and when that issue arises.
Torrance Richardson, A.A.E. // President & Chief Executive Officer // Gerald R. Ford International Airport


The AAAE Annual is my favorite conference of the year! It gives me the opportunity to connect with my colleagues at other airports and discuss the issues we’re facing as airport operators. I really appreciate having someone to call when I encounter a new situation or challenge. I’ve also been able to find mentors to help guide my professional development.
Stephanie Jaeger // Principal Architect // San Francisco International Airport


I love attending the Annual AAAE conference and exposition because it is an amazing opportunity to network with industry experts on a variety of subjects. I always learn something new, find an idea I can implement and the end result is I end up saving both time and money.
Rebecca L. Hupp, A.A.E. // Airport Director // Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field


Every year I attend the AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition and I come away with new and renewed contacts in the aviation industry. I know I can call upon this network of peers to help solve issues that come up at my airport.
Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E. // Assistant Airport Director // Eugene Airport


As a manager of a regional airport, I have limited budget and staff, therefore, I choose the conferences carefully, to ensure I am getting the most value for myself and my airport. I always choose to go the the AAAE Annual Conference. This is a must for anyone in the aviation industry looking for great speaker/session content, opportunities to network with a broad spectrum of individuals and vendors in the industry, and learn about new and emerging technologies and trends. Whether you are new to the industry, or, have been in the industry for years, this conference is always the industry event to look forward to!
Gloria Bouillon, C.M., ACE // Airport Manager // Beverly Regional Airport


Each time I attend the Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition I bring back solutions to the challenges my airport faces, and an accompanying network I can call upon anytime. The ideas and resources are invaluable, making the time spent at the conference an advantageous investment.
Kevin C. Dolliole // Aviation Director // Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


I attend each year for several reasons, to show my airport management students on a grand scale the people of the industry; reconnect with alumni and former students, and to keep my personal network alive and growing. Its a wonderful event!
Kimberly A. Kenville, Ph.D., C.M. // University of North Dakota


I am excited each and every year to speak with the sponsors and exhibitors because I ALWAYS find at least one new innovative idea to take back to my airport.
Karen Ellis // Chief Customer Experience Officer // San Antonio International Airport


The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and to see vendor's latest products and services; always an eye-opener.
Robert P. Olislagers, A.A.E., IACE // Chief Executive Officer // Centennial Airport


It's a great opportunity to network with peers and hear the lessons they've learned from similar challenges that I'm facing...and vice versa.
Jesse R. Romo, A.A.E. // Airport Director // Manhattan Regional Airport


There is no single conference that covers all things aviation the way this conference does.
Kathy Dennis, A.A.E., AICP // Transportation Planning Division Manager // City of Charlotte


The Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition continues to be a valuable resource for me as it provides an efficient use of time to be able to meet with so many Sponsors and Exhibitors in one place at one time. I can’t think of a more efficient way to learn of new technologies and services that we can potentially use at our airports.
James E. Bennett, A.A.E. // Aviation Director // Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport


It is the ultimate conference for a professional in any aspect of airport management.
Dr. I. Richmond Nettey // Kent State University