Airports: The New Frontier In Global Mobility

Delegates to AAAE’s 2018 National Airports Conference (NAC) will gather in Anchorage, Alaska, September 16-18 to discuss timely topics, engage in important networking events, participate in debates over the future direction of the nation’s aviation industry, and have the opportunity for a private tour of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The 2018 NAC, hosted by Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, will focus on steps the industry can take to create strategies that work in today’s and tomorrow’s aviation marketplace.

This signature AAAE event will begin Sunday afternoon, September 16, with two networking receptions: one for newcomers to AAAE and/or the NAC, followed by a reception for all delegates, newcomers and veterans alike. These introductory gathering will allow delegates to meet their colleagues in an informal setting and will set the tone for the two days of discussions that will follow.

A free, optional tour of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport led by airport officials will take place Wednesday morning, September 19. Transportation will be provided and participants should gather in the hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m. Space on the airport tour is limited, so sign up now.

Plan to arrive early in Anchorage to take advantage of additional educational opportunities by attending the AAAE Accreditation Final Interview Workshop and AAAE Essentials of Airport Business Management Workshop as well as everything Alaska has to offer!

It is impossible to apply a holistic approach to aviation problems, if the only point of reference is the local airport. The National Airports Conference provides a unique opportunity for aviation stakeholders to meet face-to-face with the brain trust of the industry. Every time I attend the NAC, I gain a greater understanding of legislative and regulatory changes and the best practices for providing safe and efficient environments for the traveling public.
Alvester T. “Toney” Coleman, A.A.E. | Fayetteville Regional Airport