General Information

AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Airports Conference of the Americas

August 11-13, 2019 | Cartagena, Colombia

The 2019 Airports Conference of the Americas will be held August 11-13, 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia, and is presented by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the South Central Chapter AAAE, and the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), and being held in collaboration with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This year's conference is being hosted by the Rafael Nuñez International Airport at Cartagena de Indias.

Airport and aviation executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. will gather at this annual conference to discuss important topics affecting international aviation in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin American region. Attendees of this conference will have the opportunity to hear how others are handling current challenges and to discover new solutions for safety, security, commercial air service development and infrastructure development and funding issues. This is the best forum for U.S. airport, government and industry suppliers to network with representatives from the Caribbean and Latin America and to discuss the challenges associated with managing an international airport in today's fast-moving environment.

Our agenda typically includes representatives from organizations such as FAA, IATA, ICAO, and other aviation entities. Participation is highly encouraged as the intent of these sessions is to initiate greater collaboration in safety between all stakeholders going forward. Examples of session topics will include runway safety, infrastructure planning and funding, commercial air service development, wildlife management, new concession trends and security.

During the last few years, attendees of this meeting have represented the following countries: U.S. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Curacao, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Bahamas, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Haiti, St. Maarten and Ecuador.

Join your airport, airline and government colleagues in Cartagena, and come away with solid, practical information and new contacts that can help you work more efficiently now and in the future.