We can’t wait to see you in Minneapolis!
As we build on our forward momentum, ACI-NA is excited to reconnect the airport industry together again during the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. We can’t wait to reunite our industry on September 17 – 20, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN.
Over the years, attendees have counted on the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition to stay ahead of emerging trends, see the latest industry solutions, and connect with friends and colleagues. While so much has changed in our ever-evolving industry, attendees can continue to count on ACI-NA to deliver a forward-thinking conference agenda that positions the industry for success in the years to come.
On September 17 – 18, ACI-NA is pleased to present several committee workshops covering nearly every topic of airport management, including the environment, legal, finance, infrastructure and planning, and more.
Thank you to our industry exhibitors that continue to support the industry’s largest “for airports, by airports” trade show in the world.
Thank you to our 2022 sponsors for their generous support. Events like this are not possible without our sponsors!
Our 2022 Host Airport
2022 Registration Rates and Information
Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Early Bird Rate
Before July 22, 2022
Before August 19, 2022
Late / On-Site Rate
After August 19, 2022
U.S./Canadian Federal Government Rate*
Young Professional Rate
40 and under
Member One Day Pass
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Multiple days may be purchased.
Non-Member One Day Pass
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Multiple days may be purchased.
REGISTRATION POLICIES AND INFORMATION
Full Conference registration includes entrance to the general sessions, all educational sessions, the exhibition hall (including all meals and receptions in the exhibition hall), grand opening reception, chair’s hand-off reception, and closing night event. Full Conference Registration includes attendance at Committee Workshops.
One Day Pass registration includes attendance to all functions for the specified day(s) purchased.
Only one guest allowed per Full Conference Registration. Each guest must be registered with a Full Conference attendee. Guests cannot register on their own.
Guest Registration includes access to the exhibition hall (including all meals and receptions in the exhibition hall), grand opening reception, chair’s reception, and closing night event. If a guest plans to attend any educational programming, s/he must register for the full conference.
U.S./Canadian Federal Government: Contractors are not considered federal government for purposes of registration category.
Full-Time Student: Please attach a copy of current student ID, including the front and back. List the name of your educational institution for Organization/Company. ACI-NA Members cannot register using the student category.
Guest: Guest is a spouse, significant other, friend, or adult child who is not in an industry related occupation. A co-worker or an associate within the industry may not use the guest registration.
CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
Confirmation will be sent by e-mail to fully paid conference attendees using the e-mail address(es) provided on the registration form. If you do not receive confirmation within two weeks after sending your registration form, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-receipt of a confirmation before the conference is not justification for seeking a refund.
You will be included on the pre-registration roster if your registration is received by ACI-NA, and paid in full, by 5:00 PM EDT Friday, August 19, 2022. Registrations or payments received after the published deadlines, will be processed at the higher registration fee.
Any changes after September 9, 2022, must be made on-site. On-site registration in Minneapolis opens September 17, 2022. All On-Site Registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration. ACI-NA cannot invoice On- Site Registrations .
REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT
All Registrations must be paid in full before attendance at conference events will be permitted. ACI-NA accepts checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover and wire transfers.
To receive the “Early Bird” registration rate, your registration form and payment must be received by Friday, July 22, 2022.
CANCELLATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND REFUND POLICIES
NEW! NO RISK EARLY BIRD RATE Cancellation Policy:
Register by July 22, 2022, (the early bird deadline) and you can cancel up until Thursday, September 15, 2022, and receive a full refund. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.
For those NOT registered by the early bird deadline of July 22, 2022, the cancellation policy is as follows:
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, August 19, 2022. Cancellations received by Friday, August 19, 2022, are eligible to receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. This policy applies to all registrations including guest registrations. Refunds will be processed at the conclusion of the conference.
There are NO refunds for non-early bird registration notices received after the cancellation deadline of Friday, August 19, 2022. At this date, we are unable to issue a refund for ANY reason as we will have guaranteed your participation with our vendors and event partners and we are unable to provide a refund of your registration fees.
Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not eligible for refunds.
These policies apply to all types of registrations including Guest Registrations. Non-receipt of a confirmation notice before the meeting is not justification for seeking a refund. ACI-NA reserves the right to cancel this conference. In this event, we will notify all registrants and refund registration fees in full. Any costs incurred by the registrant, such as hotel cancellation, airline penalties, etc., are the responsibility of the registrant.
By registering for the conference you are providing permission to receive e-mails, mailings and faxes related to the conference. If you do not wish to receive any further e-mails from ACI-NA, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words “OPT-OUT” in the subject line.
Please note, if you choose to opt out of receiving e-mail from ACI-NA, you will no longer receive ACI-NA e-newsletters, notices of upcoming meetings, sponsorship opportunities, etc. If you prefer to unsubscribe from certain electronic publications rather than opt-out from all e-mail communications, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 10 days to process your request.
By registering for and attending any event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media and other marketing purposes.
ACI-NA discounted group rate: starting at $245 per night, plus taxes and fees.
Booking deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022
Note: The Hilton Minneapolis is sold out of the ACI-NA discounted room rate on one or more consecutive nights. Rooms may be available at a higher prevailing rate. You may keep checking back with the Hilton as cancellations within the block may occur at any time.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Minneapolis Downtown
ACI-NA discounted group rate: $168 plus applicable taxes
Booking deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Note: Call the hotel directly at (612) 341-3300 or toll free at 1-800-870-0114 and reference Airports Council International-North America.
Need to know
- Be sure to identify yourself as being with the ACI-NA Group to receive the discounted rates.
- Hotel accommodations should be booked directly through the hotel website, not through any other third-party company offering hotel reservation services. ACI-NA does not contract any third-party companies, including Global Elite Travel, to manage hotel reservations.
The Future of Public Safety in Minneapolis
The city of Minneapolis and local law enforcement have made every effort to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, workers and visitors. In addition, MPD, Metro Transit Police and the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Department work together, as needed, with a common goal of keeping the city safe.
The 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which has an in-house security team with its command center located prominently on the main level.
For more information about the enhancements made to public safety in Minneapolis, please click here.
Here at ACI-NA, we have been busy creating a schedule full of innovative sessions, workshops and educational opportunities. We invite you to join your fellow aviation industry professionals in Minneapolis at the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. This event is sure to provide many exciting networking opportunities for you and your colleagues. View our working agenda below and check back for future updates.
Monday, September 19
Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent and
Former CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Director
ACI-NA is thrilled to welcome Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor as the keynote address at the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition on September 19.
After covering some of the most compelling and important national stories of the last 20 years, Pelley is one of the most recognizable faces in American journalism today.
Tuesday, September 20
Delta Air Lines
For nearly three years, airports and airlines have been faced with unprecedented challenges imposed by the pandemic. With travel demand surging, airlines are juggling multiple priorities as they help rebuild confidence in air travel and position themselves for success. Now, Delta is focused on creating an elevated customer experience and leading into the future. During this general session, hear directly from Delta’s Ed Bastian on the steps the airline is taking to enhance the future of travel and how airports and airlines can continue to work together moving forward.
Become an Exhibitor
Exhibiting at the ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition allows you to showcase your products and services to over 2,000 airport professionals representing over 225 airports – all in one place at one time. Join your current and future airport clients at the largest and fastest growing airport show in North America.
For information about becoming an exhibitor, please contact Brad Lewis, Director of Exhibit Sales & Operations, at email@example.com or 301-625-5123.
Welcome to Minneapolis!
Dear industry colleagues,
On behalf of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and our partner, Meet Minneapolis, we are thrilled to host the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. It’s sure to be an informative, engaging and energizing few days with our peers across the airport and aviation industry.
We are excited that many of you will be arriving through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), one of seven operated in the MAC’s airport system.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or frequent traveler to MSP, we know you’ll be impressed with the warm greetings, smiles and service provided by the thousands of individuals who serve travelers on a daily basis.
The conference and exhibition creates a forum to further our industry knowledge. It’s an ideal time to connect with colleagues, vendors and conference sponsors in order to build relationships to unlock new ways to operate and succeed.
Before, during or after the sessions and exhibits during the conference, a dynamic city experience awaits you and all that you are willing to explore. This world-class metropolitan area offers a mix of sophistication and outdoor charms with restaurants that cater to every palate, spectacular museums, family-friendly activities, and unparalleled entertainment, all surrounded by an abundance of lakes and parks. Our transit system makes it easy to get around the city – whether it’s taking the light rail from the airport or travelling throughout downtown.
The ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the most anticipated industry events of the year. We look forward to welcoming you and showcasing all that Minnesota has to offer in September.
Executive Director and CEO
Metropolitan Airports Commission
Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport Tour Information
Please Note: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will offer five custom tour experiences for ACI-NA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees on the morning of Wednesday, September 21. Tour times will vary, but they will average one hour with breakfast and networking offered before or after. Each option is on a first come, first served basis.
You may choose only ONE and can do so during the event registration process or onsite at the MSP Airport Welcome Table. Descriptions for each tour are below. Transportation from the hotel to the airport will be provided. If you have a flight time before 12 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 21, we recommend that you do not sign up for a tour. For more information, please visit the MSP Welcome Table onsite at the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Taste of MSP Tour
Delight your senses during this walking tour showcasing MSP Airport’s award-winning concessions and retail programs. This tour will highlight concessionaires with Minnesota roots, innovative storefronts, and partnerships unique to MSP Airport, while receiving samples from concessionaires along the way.
Experience art, music, and film during this walking tour of MSP’s award-winning Arts@MSP program. Explore the latest commissioned artwork, rotating exhibits, and installations around MSP Airport, including the eye-catching restroom mosaics, all while learning about MSP’s commitment to arts and culture.
MSP Airfield Tour
Join this one-of-a-kind opportunity for a driving tour of the MSP Airfield to learn about the infrastructure and approaches to MSP Airport management. Learn from the experts as the tour spotlights MSP’s award-winning airport snow and ice removal, airfield maintenance, and the latest updates to the airfield and terminal facilities.
Learn how MSP is leading the way of prioritizing accessibility throughout the airport. This walking tour will feature inside looks at leading training facilities, single-use restrooms, and accessibility programs vital to increasing accessibility at MSP Airport.
Sunrise Hard Hat Tour
The early bird gets the worm! Take this behind-the-scenes look at the construction being completed at MSP International Airport shared by the experts and leading airport planners. Features will include new baggage claim facilities, parking structures, infill projects and much more.
As we continue taking important steps to provide for the health and safety of our attendees, we ask that you review our COVID-19 information and policies below. By registering for this event you agree to adhere to the below policies to sustain a healthy and safe environment for our attendees. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. Any and all private health and personal data will be treated with confidentiality and sensitivity.
COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION
Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has adopted preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID virus at its conferences and events in accordance with guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for events and gatherings, in coordination with event host properties. ACI-NA will comply with all applicable requirements imposed by state, provincial, and local health authorities for the locality in which the conference or event takes place. However, ACI-NA cannot guarantee that conference attendees will not become infected with COVID-19.
Individuals who fall within either of the categories listed below should not attend ACI-NA conferences or events:
- Individuals who are experiencing, or within the 14 days prior to the conference or event have experienced, symptoms associated with COVID-19; or
- Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
Conference and event attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact ACI-NA at firstname.lastname@example.org if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in an ACI-NA conference or event.
In order to provide for the health and safety of all conference attendees and staff, and consistent with guidance provided by public health officials, ACI-NA requests that all conference attendees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 properly use facial coverings in all meeting and break rooms at all times during ACI-NA conferences and events.
RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Attendees to ACI-NA conferences and events will be required to confirm agreement with the following Release and Assumption of Risk:
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL – NORTH AMERICA AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE OR EVENT.
I acknowledge and understand the following:
- Participation in the conference or event includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
- I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.
- I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the conference or event, including any injury, harm, or loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.
Registration & Payment Information
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Meeting, Housing & Logistics Questions
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