ACI-NA’s Airports@Work Conference brings together the most complex facets of airport operations — safety, security, environment, technology, and technical affairs for a collaborative discussion about today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Who Should Attend

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

Environment – Join fellow airport environmental staff, experienced consultants and experts to learn about the latest developments on a variety of airport environmental topics ranging from stormwater to noise and many in between, including regulatory updates. The information exchange begins with the eight environmental working groups meeting in break-out sessions, followed by a variety of panel sessions.

Security – The track offers the chance for airport safety and security professionals to meet with officials from TSA, FAA and other agencies and discuss current challenges facing North America’s airports.

Technology – Technology evolves by the minute, but is your airport able to keep up with the latest trends? Get up to speed on the ever-changing IT landscape and how to capitalize on the value of your airport’s IT infrastructure.

Operations – This is a “can’t miss” track for airport operations, safety, planning, and engineering professionals. The conference will feature interactive working group breakout sessions, a host of in-depth panel discussions, and regulatory updates from both sides of the US/Canada border.

Host Airport

Registration Information

Your full conference registration fee includes all conference materials and the following food and beverage functions:

Monday, April 27 – Welcome Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Tuesday, April 28 – Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Morning/Afternoon Refreshment Breaks

Wednesday, April 29 – Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Morning/Afternoon Refreshment Breaks

Thursday, April 30 – Continental Breakfast, Morning Refreshment Break, Box Lunch

Early Bird Registration

(Until February 28)

Member – $900
Non-member – $1,310
US/Canadian Federal Gov’t – $475
Student – $265
Guest – $325

Regular Registration

(After February 28)

Member – $1,100
Non-member – $1,510
US/Canadian Federal Gov’t – $475
Student – $265
Guest – $325

Sheraton Grand Seattle

1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101

For hotel reservations, please book online. You may also call (206) 621-9000 and press option “1” at the voice prompt.  Connect to an agent and reference the ACI-NA Airports@Work block.

Be sure to identify yourself as being with the ACI-NA Group to receive the group rate of $239 USD per night single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes. The last day to receive this discounted rate is Friday, April 3, 2020. Rooms may sell out before this date, so make your reservations early.

Please click the icons below to view and download the track agendas for ACI-NA’s 2020 Airports@Work Conference.

Meet Your Keynotes

General Session 1 – Industry Keynote Address

Ben Minicucci
Alaska Airlines

Ben Minicucci serves as President of Alaska Airlines, which carries over 45 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations on 1,300 daily flights across the U.S. and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.

Under Minicucci’s leadership, Alaska aligned its operational and commercial groups in 2018 for the first time to better facilitate cross-divisional planning while keeping a focus on safety, reliability, profitability, and a remarkable guest experience. He oversees Alaska’s day-to-day operations on the ground and in the air as well as capacity planning, revenue management, marketing and sales.

Minicucci has contributed in various roles at Alaska Airlines for more than 15 years.

General Session 2 – Don’t Get Hacked – Best Practices in Cyber Hygiene

Bryan Hurd
Vice President, Head of Office – Seattle
Aon Cyber Solutions

Bryan E. Hurd has been a recognized expert and keynote speaker in cyberterrorism, cyber breaches, and protecting critical infrastructure from attacks for more than 25 years. He currently leads cyber protection, breach response, and other matters for clients as part of Aon Cyber Solutions (formerly Stroz Friedberg).

Bryan is a board certified antiterrorism officer, graduate of the US Naval Academy, and founder of the US Navy Cyber Counterintelligence program at NCIS. Bryan was the Chief of Cybercrime Intelligence for Microsoft, and worked closely with airports and airlines as chief of innovation for the US Watchlisting System for the US National Counterterrorism Center.

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