ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is North America’s premier air service development conference. The 2023 JumpStart® Conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI from June 12 – 14, 2023 at our host hotel, the Hyatt Milwaukee. The event will begin with a full day of educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings.

Please contact jumpstart@airportscouncil.org for more information.

Who Should Attend

Any professional interested in learning about aviation trends or meeting industry leaders, including:

Airports looking to add new airlines and routes to their facilities

Airlines looking to add new service routes to their portfolio

Why attend?

ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is a “speed dating” program designed to bring airports and airlines together for brief strategic meetings.

Organized by Airports Council International-North America, a non-profit trade association, JumpStart® stands apart from others as the most affordable event that brings airports and airlines together. It is also the event with the most career-enhancing educational programming.

Airports request a private, 20-minute meeting with up to 10 airlines. ACI-NA will again be using an online matching program to facilitate the scheduling of the airports and airlines that request meetings. The airlines also make their own wish lists of communities they would like to meet. With the assistance of the matching software, ACI-NA staff crafts a meeting schedule for each airport with airlines that want to meet them.

What JumpStart® can offer you

Educational Content

There will be a dedicated day of educational sessions, tailored for air service development attendees. These sessions will provide in-depth knowledge on industry trends and air service, allowing you to expand your expertise when meeting with airlines.

Increased Networking Opportunities

These social events will be invaluable as they allow you to have greater exposure to airlines and further expand your industry contacts. You will have greater opportunity of networking under less formal conditions than your JumpStart meetings.

Mobile Application

You will have the ability to download and use the official mobile app to access the conference agenda, airline meeting schedule, and connect virtually with attendees. The mobile application will allow you to carry an updated meeting schedule in your pocket.

Personalized Schedules

Your JumpStart schedule will be made to suit your preferences and time constraints as best as possible. We will work with your consultants directly to ensure they don’t have any meeting conflicts, ensuring you have a seamless JumpStart experience.