The 2019 ACI-NA Business of Airports Conference is the industry’s forum to help airports and stakeholders better understand the evolving airport business model.  Join us and take a deep dive into concessions management, financial management, workforce planning, and new trends in aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Airport Directors
  • Finance Professionals
  • Property and Commercial Management Professionals
  • Concessions Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Customer Service Professionals
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

Hotel Information

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

For reservations, please click here or call the Hotel Reservations Line at (800)-354-5892 or the hotel direct line at (480)-624-1000. Be sure to identify yourself as being with the ACI-NA group to receive the special rate of $215 USD single/double occupancy plus applicable tax.

The booking deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019.

Please note that the discounted ACI-NA rate may sell out before the booking deadline. We recommend you book as soon as possible to secure your accommodations.

Note: All guests that reserve rooms in the ACI-NA block will NOT be charged a $35 resort fee. If you would like to take advantage of the resort amenities, you will need to opt-in at the time of your check-in, and at that time you will be charged the $35 daily resort fee.

Early Bird Rate (Before May 3)
Member: $850
Non-Member :$1,200

Regular Rate (After May 3)
Member: $1,050
Non-Member: $1,500

US/Canadian Federal Govt.: $475
Student: $250
Guest: $275
Gala Dinner Only: $150

Strategic Airport Financial Management Workshop: $75
Registration for this workshop is not included with any other conference registration and must be purchased separately. This workshop will have limited space and will be at a first come, first served basis. Please see the Agenda tab for more information on this workshop. 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring an ACI-NA conference or meeting offers your company a prime opportunity to network with existing clients and showcase your company’s goods and services to prospective customers in your target market. ACI-NA offers a variety of opportunities for companies of all sizes to sponsor any of our annual conferences and meetings and reach our airport and aviation-related business members.

ACI-NA’s members enplane more than 95 percent of domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. ACI-NA’s membership consists of more than 200 airport members, operating 360 North American airports, and nearly 400 aviation-related businesses.

Become a sponsor

Please click here for the 2019 schedule-at-a-glance. Individual track agendas may be downloaded below.

Workshop Information

Strategic Airport Financial Management

The Workshop will provide an interactive opportunity to examine strategic financial management best-practices. The workshop will begin with a facilitator-led dialogue on what can be done to strengthen airport financial health and even thrive in what certainly will become a more challenging structural environment. The second half of the workshop will encourage discussions between participants on what financial challenges are becoming evident, and what can be done to create sustainable outcomes that best serves airport customers and their communities. Finally, as airports begin to attract new sources of capital, the workshop will give attention to the demands for more transparency and triple-bottom-line reporting.


Dr. Luigi (Joe) Sulmona is a senior professional with vast experience in pursuit of innovative private and public sector airport development. Joe has a demonstrated track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams with expertise in strategic planning, personnel coaching and training, capital and land-use planning, public administration, policy advocacy, project management, stakeholder consultation, commercial development, and community service.

Please Note: This finance workshop is a stand-alone event taking place during the Business of Airport Conference. Full conference registration is NOT required to sign up for the workshop.