Below is the agenda for the 2021 virtual 14th Annual Airports Going Green Conference. Please check back for updates. Times are listed in Eastern Time.

Speaking requests should be directed to

Tuesday, November 16

All About ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) Reporting

11:00—11:10 am ET

Welcome Remarks

Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Angela Tovar, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago

Aaron Frame, Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Noise, & Environment, Chicago Department of Aviation

11/16/2021 11:00:00 AM11/16/2021 11:10:00 AM
11:10 am ET—12:45 pm ET

Session #1 — ESG Frameworks

With everyone from federal agencies to conscious citizens looking at environmental disclosures, airports need to consider the impact of ESG reporting. This session explores the influence of third party ESG frameworks and provides audience members primarily engaged in environmental work information and context regarding social and governance topics.

Kevin Staples, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Environmental Manager, Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Robert Horton, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Jeff Lack, Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

Bookda Gheisar, Senior Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Port of Seattle

11/16/2021 11:10:00 AM11/16/2021 12:45:00 PM
12:45—1:00 pm ET


11/16/2021 12:45:00 PM11/16/2021 1:00:00 PM
1:00—2:30 pm ET

Session #2 — ESG: Focus on Finance

Green bonds, sustainable investing, infrastructure spending; how do ESG reports affect airport financing? This session explores market influences and their tangible effects on financing airport projects.

Reshma Soni, Comptroller, City of Chicago

Kris Russell, ESG Practice Leader, Armanino LLP

David Clamage, Sr. Leasing Consultant, Generate Capital, Inc.

Patrick McCoy, Deputy Chief, Financial Services, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

11/16/2021 1:00:00 PM11/16/2021 2:30:00 PM
2:30—2:35 pm ET

Closing Remarks and Day One Adjournment

11/16/2021 2:30:00 PM11/16/2021 2:35:00 PM

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