The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the 2018 AAAE Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference. Conference sessions will be held at the Kimpton Monaco Washington DC Hotel on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, conference sessions will take place on-site at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and will be restricted to airport attendees only.
The aviation security landscape has been rapidly evolving, specifically with regard to renewed federal priorities on employee vetting and employee access control at airports. This year's AAAE Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference will continue the tradition of bringing together airport security and credentialing personnel, TSA leadership, and leading industry technology experts to explore the current challenges we face as an industry as well as identify best practices and respond to evolving changes in regulatory requirements and technology advancements.
In addition to reviewing current aviation employee credentialing and access control programs and requirements, this conference will examine, through expert panel discussions, the issues, challenges and opportunities associated with new and proposed initiatives related to aviation credentialing and access control. In particular, conference discussions will focus on new and emerging federal policy which impacts credentialing, advancements in reporting and compliance and strategies for mitigating the insider threat while simultaneously ensuring efficient and streamlined processes at your airport.
In addition to the first full day of panel discussions and speakers, the second half-day session with be held on-site at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport where airport attendees will learn about best practices and network with industry peers while in a secure, airports-only environment. Conference sessions on the afternoon of August 22 will be restricted to airport attendees only due to logistical constraints and discussion of sensitive security information.
This conference is ideal for representatives from airports, airlines, aviation consultant firms and security technology companies involved in identity management, IT integration, access control systems, smart cards and biometrics. Representatives from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and recognized leaders in both the aviation and technology industry are being invited to participate on the program. In addition, an exhibit area showcasing the latest in credentialing, access control, biometric, smart card and identity management technologies will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about airport credentialing and access control.