General Information

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 
Increase your knowledge about the latest airport technical issues and trends by attending the 2017 Airport Consultants Council/American Association of Airport Executives Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium to be held February 21-23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The symposium is considered the preeminent technical event available where you can gain the latest information and developments affecting the industry.

The symposium offers highly technical content for airport professionals of all disciplines and experience levels. Workshops include a balanced mix of presentations and interactive discussions between subject matter experts and participants on a broad range of topics. Technical tracks cover planning, terminal/landside, engineering/airside, and program management/construction management, as well as two minitracks featuring interactive workshops on the airport terminal of the future, and workshops on enhancing diversity at the workplace and in airport projects. Sustainability, IT, security, and the latest in airport research will be incorporated into the program and designated through icons to help inform your session selections. Plenary sessions and a keynote luncheon will cover new trends and innovations that will impact airport professionals today and into the future. The symposium also features a robust program for aviation young professionals, including technical training and opportunities for professional development.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

The symposium is geared for airport professionals involved in planning, environmental issues, architecture, engineering, program and construction management, security, IT and airport operations. In 2016 we had more than 900 representatives from airports, consulting firms, construction companies, industry suppliers, airlines and government agencies attend. Along with providing comprehensive technical content, the symposium offers time to network and connect with other industry professionals.

The symposium is a fantastic event for young airport professionals to gain awareness of key challenges and solutions. A program dedicated to young professionals will help ensure they get the most out of attending this conference.


SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 25 Unique Technical Workshops with More Than 80 Technical Presentations
  • "Open Mic" Sessions with FAA and TSA
  • Networking Sessions for Thought-Provoking Discussions and Connections
  • Keynote Talks and Plenary Sessions with Industry Leaders
  • More Than 40 Exhibitors Demonstrating New Technology
  • Seventh Year of the Popular Young Professionals Program

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