General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the International Airport Emergency Management Conference, July 16-18, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Airports are busy local hubs that daily attract large numbers of people. For the vast majority of the time, traffic flows, passenger processing is routine, aircraft come and go, and the community is well served. However, the unexpected does happen at airports, and at all times airport operators, tenants, local community, federal and state government agencies, and other key personnel necessary for airport Emergency Response must be prepared to work together to mitigate any type of hazard that occurs.

Airport emergencies require an immediate and coordinated response. The AAAE International Airport Emergency Management Conference focuses on events when the unexpected happens or dangerous conditions occur. Through prepared presentations, open discussions, and actual emergency management case studies, this conference primarily looks at all types of airport emergencies and coordinated response efforts as identified by the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and other federal regulations. This year's conference has a new group of sessions structured similar to a table top showing the 360-degree view of an event incorporating breakout sessions based on airport size.