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July 12
8:00 am—9:15 am

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/12/2021 8:00:00 AM7/12/2021 9:15:00 AM
July 12
9:15 am—10:30 am

Educational Session A: Coping with New Business Realities as Traditional Revenue Sources Evaporate

The pandemic has reshaped how airports earn and spend their revenues. Is your recovery plan addressing the new path forward? This session will dive into the issues surrounding the new airport business realities in a post-COVID-19 world such as capital sources, revenue diversification, cost cutting, and budgeting for ‘the new normal’.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderator
Amit Rikhy, Chief Executive Officer, Carlyle Airport Group

Speakers
Chellie Cameron, C.M., CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia International Airport

Peter Kirsch, Esq., Partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP

Marc McGrady, Vice President, Finance, Carlyle Airport Group

Atif Saeed, A.A.E., IAP, Chief Financial Officer, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Ryan Yakubik, CFA, Managing Director, Ernst & Young

7/12/2021 9:15:00 AM7/12/2021 10:30:00 AM
July 12
9:15 am—10:30 am

Educational Session B: What You Don’t See – How to Address the Challenges of Invisible Disabilities

A significant portion of our population is disabled but we don’t know it because there are no visible signs. Looking at a post-pandemic world, many health experts predict that percentage is only going to grow. So how do airports recognize and accommodate both employees and passengers with such disabilities? Join us as we discuss the challenges and potential solutions, including assistance programs, compliance requirements, and construction considerations.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderator
Casey Boatman, C.M., Manager, Properties & Contracts, Spokane International Airport

Speakers
Heather Karch, AIA, LEED BD+C, Facilities & Infrastructure Architecture Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Denise McElroy, Senior Manager, Airport Affairs, Southwest Airlines

Tambre Moten, MSODL, SHRM-SCP, ADA Program Manager, Aviation Risk & Regulatory Compliance, Houston Airport System

7/12/2021 9:15:00 AM7/12/2021 10:30:00 AM
July 12
10:30 am—11:00 am

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/12/2021 10:30:00 AM7/12/2021 11:00:00 AM
July 12
11:00 am—11:30 am

Official Conference Opening Ceremonies


Location: Auditorium


Speakers
Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director, Aviation, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Rosemary Vassiliadis, C.M., Director, Aviation, Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport

7/12/2021 11:00:00 AM7/12/2021 11:30:00 AM
July 12
11:30 am—12:30 pm

General Session I


Location: Auditorium

Sponsored by

Hudson A Dufry Company


Keynotes
Kim Scott, New York Times Bestselling Author

Trier Bryant, Co-Founder and CEO, Just Work

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7/12/2021 11:30:00 AM7/12/2021 12:30:00 PM
July 12
12:30 pm—2:00 pm

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/12/2021 12:30:00 PM7/12/2021 2:00:00 PM
July 12
1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Annual Conference Mix-n-Mingle

This low-key networking event is the perfect space for virtual Annual Conference attendees to mingle with other industry professionals in small 3-5 person groups, with no preparation required. Attendees will join their AAAE staff hosts and then break out into small rooms with other attendees to make new contacts, catch up with old friends, and share information.
Location: Networking Lounge

7/12/2021 1:00:00 PM7/12/2021 2:00:00 PM
July 12
2:00 pm—3:15 pm

Educational Session A: Rebuilding Traveler Confidence and Trust – Part One: A Global Perspective

Welcoming the return of passengers to pre-pandemic levels is intrinsically tied to their belief that the air travel journey from departure-to-arrival airport is a healthy and safe experience. In part one this session, get a global perspective from various industry stakeholders on national governments and ICAO leadership as well as efforts to develop digital health/vaccine certificates, airbridges or travel bubbles/corridors to promote international travel.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderator
Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Senior Consultant, Infrastructure/Strategic Consulting, Woolpert

Speakers
Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports

Douglas Lavin, Vice President, Member and External Relations-North America, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Ralph LePore, Deputy Director, Aviation, Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport

7/12/2021 2:00:00 PM7/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
July 12
2:00 pm—3:15 pm

Educational Session B: Mitigating Cyber Risk through Leadership and Management

As the number of devices carried and connected through Wi-Fi grows at airports across the country, so do the potential cybersecurity threats. Dealing with a risk of this magnitude requires that airport leaders and executive-level personnel understand the growing cybersecurity challenges faced by critical infrastructure managers in the U.S. today and how to ensure their IT departments and partners (e.g., airport vendors, other agencies) provide daily cyber risk mitigation procedures. What are your remediation measures?
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderator
Rick Crider, A.A.E., Executive Vice President, Port San Antonio

Speakers
Fred Ruonavar, Chief of Mission Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense Information Systems Agency

Scribbs Scarbrough, CISSP, Chief Technologist, IntelliGenesis LLC

Drew Sullins, Program Manager & Director, Texas Operations, IntelliGenesis LLC

7/12/2021 2:00:00 PM7/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
July 12
3:15 pm—3:45 pm

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/12/2021 3:15:00 PM7/12/2021 3:45:00 PM
July 12
3:45 pm—5:00 pm

Educational Session A: Terminals of the Future: What 2020 Has Revealed About Future Airport Needs

Airports will need to carefully reexamine their terminals to meet the ‘new normal’. This session will take a deeper dive into the planning airports should do to design in conditions of uncertainty and recovery.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderator
Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E., Acting Airport Director, Eugene Airport

Speakers
Roben Armstrong, Airport Strategic Planning Manager, Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport

Roddy Boggus, NCARB, AIA, Vice President, RS&H

Broutin Sherrill, Vice President, RS&H

Regine Weston, P.E., Americas Airport Planning Leader, Arup

David Wilson, Director, Airport Innovation, Port of Seattle

7/12/2021 3:45:00 PM7/12/2021 5:00:00 PM
July 12
3:45 pm—5:00 pm

Educational Session B: The Pandemic’s Evolving Challenges to Airport Restaurant & Retail Operators

From serving a fundamental need to providing thoughtful experiences, airport restaurant and retail operators must evolve in the wake of the pandemic. Airport and industry leaders will share the current state of play in the recovery and share what new solutions may emerge post-pandemic.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B

Sponsored by

Parsons
DPR Construction
Swinerton
The Concord Group


Moderators
Pat Murray, Executive Vice President, SSP America, Inc.

Courtney Thornton, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Hudson A Dufry Company

Speakers
B Bheodari, A.A.E., General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Amy Shaw, Commercial Business Development Manager, Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport

Eric Smith, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP

7/12/2021 3:45:00 PM7/12/2021 5:00:00 PM
July 13
8:00 am—9:00 am

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/13/2021 8:00:00 AM7/13/2021 9:00:00 AM
July 13
9:00 am—10:15 am

Educational Session A: Environmental Hot Topics

Explore existing concerns such as PFAS, noise mitigation, carbon emissions, and sustainability issues, and get ahead of what is developing in the realm of airport environmental issues. Find out what your peers are doing now and bring home fresh ideas.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A


Moderator
Chad Nixon, President & Chairman of the Board, McFarland-Johnson, Inc.

Speakers
Amanda Amaral, Environmental Supervisor, Los Angeles World Airports

Robert Craggs, Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Janet Kieler, Director, Environmental Programs, Denver International Airport

Jen Wolchansky, AICP, ENV SP, Senior Environmental, Sustainability and Resiliency Planner, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

7/13/2021 9:00:00 AM7/13/2021 10:15:00 AM
July 13
9:00 am—10:15 am

Educational Session B: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies – How Should Airports Prepare and Adapt?

Emerging and disruptive technologies are a constant and whether we like it or not will make a significant impact on future airport operations and airspace. Get insight into which technologies are most likely to have the biggest impact and participate in a discussion about what you can do to prepare.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B


Moderator
Carter Morris, Executive Vice President, AAAE Services, AAAE

Speakers
Dan McCoy, Chief Innovation Officer, Transportation Security Administration

Gary McDonald, President, Materna IPS

David Reich, Deputy Executive Director, Mobility Planning and Strategy, Los Angeles World Airports

7/13/2021 9:00:00 AM7/13/2021 10:15:00 AM
July 13
10:15 am—10:45 am

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/13/2021 10:15:00 AM7/13/2021 10:45:00 AM
July 13
10:45 am—12:00 pm

General Session II


Location: Auditorium

Sponsored by

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
McFarland-Johnson, Inc.
Michael Baker International


Keynote
Marc Badain, President, Las Vegas Raiders

7/13/2021 10:45:00 AM7/13/2021 12:00:00 PM
July 13
12:00 pm—2:00 pm

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/13/2021 12:00:00 PM7/13/2021 2:00:00 PM
July 13
2:00 pm—3:15 pm

Educational Session A: Rebuilding Traveler Confidence and Trust – Part Two

In part two of this session, get an insider’s perspective into the efforts of the Airport Consortium on Customer Trust (ACT) to develop and implement innovative ideas and solutions to restore passenger confidence in air travel.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A

Sponsored by

SITA


Moderator
Judy Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

Speakers
Julio Badin, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Nicholas May, Airport Segment Leader, Schneider Electric

George Merritt, Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations, Denver International Airport

Sherry Stein, Head of Technology Strategy, Americas, SITA

Jaimi Tapp, Director, Strategic Planning, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

7/13/2021 2:00:00 PM7/13/2021 3:15:00 PM
July 13
2:00 pm—3:15 pm

Educational Session B: Air Service: Now What?

How are airports rebuilding, maintaining, or attracting new air service in the pandemic world? Gain insight into success stories and best practices to determine the next steps for your airport.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B


Moderator
Mike Hainsey, A.A.E., Executive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Speakers
Monica Del Rio, Senior Manager, Southwest Airlines

Oliver Lamb, Managing Director, Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting

Marty Lenss, C.M., Airport Director, The Eastern Iowa Airport

7/13/2021 2:00:00 PM7/13/2021 3:15:00 PM
July 13
3:15 pm—3:30 pm

Exhibitor Virtual Marketplace


Location: Exhibit Hall

7/13/2021 3:15:00 PM7/13/2021 3:30:00 PM
July 13
3:30 pm—4:45 pm

Educational Session A: Leading Your Airport Like a Business

The depth and breadth of expertise required of today’s airport leaders is expansive, matching the complex, multi-faceted organizations they run.  Operational know-how, business acumen, strategic thinking, consensus building, and effective public relations are essential skills for airport professionals looking to take or master the next step.  This session will explore professional development and tactics and strategies effective airport executives have deployed to build career and airport success in a constantly changing industry.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - A

Sponsored by

Woolpert
Q&D Construction


Moderator
Jim Elwood, A.A.E., Executive Director, Jackson Hole Airport

Speakers
Jim Bennett, A.A.E., Principal, Paslay Management Group

Kelly Johnson, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority

Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

7/13/2021 3:30:00 PM7/13/2021 4:45:00 PM
July 13
3:30 pm—4:45 pm

Educational Session B: General Aviation Operations

Align your airport’s GA operations with industry best-practices in this dynamic session. Explore the latest insight into communicating with the GA community, the GA passenger experience, and more.
Location: Concurrent Sessions Room - B

Sponsored by

Woolpert
Q&D Construction


Moderator
Jeff Kohlman, Managing Principal, Aviation Management Consulting Group

Speakers
Eric Hietala, Senior Vice President, Operations -West, Signature Flight Support

Robert Olislagers, A.A.E., IACE, Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Airport

Ann Richart, A.A.E., Director, Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division

7/13/2021 3:30:00 PM7/13/2021 4:45:00 PM

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Kathy Dennis, A.A.E., ACE Senior Principal Planner | Charlotte Douglas International Airport