The purpose of the ACI-NA Finance Committee is to create a platform of information sharing among airports to improve the economic health of the airport industry:

  • Initiate and complete an annual work plan on financial and business matters that will benefit the airport industry;
  • Actively provide the ACI-NA Board and other ACI-NA committees with input to key financial and business legislative and/or policy matters, and to coordinate selected initiatives;
  • Assist ACI-NA with the coordination of the Business of Airports Conference each year;
  • Plan and hold an Airport CFO Summit each year to share ideas and best practices;
  • Actively support financial benchmarking initiatives so that airports can measure and improve performance;
  • Actively support ACRP finance initiatives and report progress to the Committee.

2018 Committee Accomplishments

The 12th Airport CFO Summit

  • The 12th Annual Airport CFO Summit, hosted by the Winnipeg Airports Authority, was held in Winnipeg on Aug.1-2, 2018 with a new record number of 60 airport attendees. The Summit covered key issues facing airport CFOs: how to deal with cyber risk, technology trends impacting airports, performance benchmarking and business intelligence, capital project funding strategy, impact of TNCs, how to improve airport credit rating, enterprise risk management, and accounting updates.

Updating the ACI-NA U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Study

  • The biennial ACI-NA Airport Infrastructure Needs Survey is the only source of comprehensive data on American airport development requirements. The survey is a key component of our continuing work to ensure airports have adequate resources to enhance and preserve capacity and meet the needs of their communities. The survey provides important data for making the case for modernizing U.S. airport financing.

Leadership

Chair
Catherine Kloepfer
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & CFO
Winnipeg Airports Authority, Inc.

Committee Secretary
Liying Gu
(202) 861-8084

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Press Releases

James C. Cherry Named 2019 Downes Award Recipient by Airports Council

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced that James (Jim) Cherry has been named the recipient of the 2019 Williams E. Downes, Jr. Memorial Award.  The Downes Award, […]

State of the Industry “Working Nonstop for You”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Tampa for our 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Thank you, Mayor Castor, for that wonderful welcome and for being with us today. And […]

North American Airports Experience Record Growth in 2018

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the 2018 North American Airport Traffic Summary, containing passenger, cargo and aircraft operations data from 254 North American airports. 2018 […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Finance

GSP Leads Efforts to Hire South Carolina Veterans

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LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

Infrastructure Week 2019: 20th Century Airports in a 21st Century World

Today marks the official start to Infrastructure Week 2019, the long-celebrated week each year when the infrastructure community comes together and engages in a broad conversation about the importance of […]

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