Airport Land & Retail Development Workshop

Postponed until April 12, 2021  |  Hilton Minneapolis Downtown

The health and safety of our members, customers, and staff is always a top priority for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). We have been closely monitoring available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After consultation with the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE and the conference host, Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, we have made the decision to postpone this year's AAAE/Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Airport Land & Retail Development Workshop, originally scheduled for April 6, 2020. The new dates will April 12, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Hilton Minneapolis. Registered attendees should check their email for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact us at

The Workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Airports Economic Development Conference. Join us for an afternoon of interactive discussion and dive deep into land development for non-aeronautical revenue. Separate registration and fee is required.

11:00—11:00 am


4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
11:30 am—12:30 pm

LUNCHEON & SESSION 1: FAA - Non-Aeronautical Development & Opportunity Zones

Mr. Elliott Black, C.M., Director of Airport Policy (ARP-3), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
4/6/2020 11:30:00 AM4/6/2020 12:30:00 PM
12:30—1:30 pm

SESSION 2: Innovative Non-Aeronautical Land Use

Ms. Barbie Schalmo, AICP, Associate Director, C&S Companies
Mr. Eric L. Johnson, RPA, CCIM, Director, Commercial Management, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Mr. Stefano Pascucci, Executive Vice President, Airport Plazas Holdings, LLC
4/6/2020 12:30:00 PM4/6/2020 1:30:00 PM
1:30—2:30 pm

SESSION 3: Airport Restaurants - Lessons Learned and A Bright Future

A holistic perspective on the lessons learned from the owner as well as the airport and the back story of one of GA's newest restaurants.
Mr. Lawrence C. Bowron, Aviation Director, Battle Creek Executive Airport
Mr. Joseph W. Harris, C.M., Director, Reliever Airports, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Mr. Sven Lepschy, President, Dimor Aerospace, Inc.

Mr. Troy Reding, Owner, Holman's Table
4/6/2020 1:30:00 PM4/6/2020 2:30:00 PM
2:30—3:00 pm


4/6/2020 2:30:00 PM4/6/2020 3:00:00 PM
3:00—3:30 pm

SESSION 4: Section 163

Mr. Nicholas M. Clabbers, Associate, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
4/6/2020 3:00:00 PM4/6/2020 3:30:00 PM
3:30—4:00 pm

Session 5: CLT Airport Area Strategic Development Plan

4/6/2020 3:30:00 PM4/6/2020 4:00:00 PM
4:00—5:00 pm

SESSION 6: Airport Retail - The Customer Experience

What revolutionizing your customer “experience” really means?
Mr. Bryan E. Johnson, A.A.E., Airport Director, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Ms. Isabella Rhawie, Retail Manager, Metropolitan Airports Commission
4/6/2020 4:00:00 PM4/6/2020 5:00:00 PM
5:00—6:00 pm


4/6/2020 5:00:00 PM4/6/2020 6:00:00 PM