Airport Industry to Meet in Minneapolis for the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) will host the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition September 17 – 20, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN.  The 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition is hosted by the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC).  Ricondo and SSP America are executive level sponsors of this year’s event.

“We are thrilled to host our 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Minneapolis,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “There is so much optimism within the airport industry as we continue our upward trajectory toward full recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to bringing some 2,000 airport industry executives to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region as we remain focused on strengthening air travel across North America.”

“The ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the most anticipated industry events of the year,” said Brian Ryks, Executive Director and CEO of the MAC. “We’re excited to bring airport and aviation professionals to the Twin Cities to showcase Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and our area communities as we work to advance the importance of travel and trade locally and globally.”

This year’s agenda features Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent, former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor as the keynote address. Delta Air Lines’ CEO Ed Bastian will also speak about the steps the aviation industry is taking to enhance the future of travel and how airports and airlines can continue to work together moving forward.

The 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition will feature an expansive trade show floor with 160 exhibitors. Attendees will gain access to more than 250 booths showcasing the latest products and innovations enhancing the airport experience. A live show floor plan can be found here.

Members of the media are welcome to cover the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition. ACI-NA invites all qualified media interested in attending the event to contact Scott Elmore.  A full agenda and more conference details for 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition can be found on the ACI-NA website.

About Ricondo, ACI-NA’s Strategic Partner

Ricondo is an international airport management and strategic advisory consultancy serving airport executives and management teams around the world.  Our experts include professionals with experience in airport business advisory, financial services, airport facilities and operations and environmental services.  Ricondo is an independent, employee-owned company with the singular focus of providing objective advisory services to our clients. Contact us to find out how Ricondo can help you elevate your airport’s performance.

About SSP America, ACI-NA’s Corporate Partner

SSP America is a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations worldwide. We operate in approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations in 35 countries around the world and operated more than 550 international, national, and local brands across our c. 2,700 units.




About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at