Welcome

The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) and the Chicago Department of Aviation present the 37th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference: Redefining Aviation Opportunities Together from June 20–23, 2022 in Chicago, IL. AMAC’s Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference continues to connect over 1,000 businesses, aviation professionals, government officials and individuals from around the country to discuss a variety of subjects ranging from how to do business at airports to public policy issues impacting the entire aviation industry.

This highly acclaimed conference is the premier industry-wide event of the year—serving as a hub for education, advocacy and networking opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion in the aviation and aerospace industries. The conference offers airports, government agencies, corporations and entrepreneurs the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and expand their national presence through engaging and relevant educational and networking events.

#AMAC2022 Highlights

  • Airport Directors’ 20/20 Forum
  • AMAC Catalyst Awards
  • Exhibit Expo
  • AMAC Foundation Celebrating Women in Aviation Breakfast
  • Business Matchmaking
  • AMAC Foundation Bill Walker Memorial Topgolf
  • DBE/ACDBE Certification Training
  • AMAC Foundation Scholarship Awards
  • Educational Sessions and Workshops
  • Networking Receptions
  • Industry Updates

Who Should Attend?

  • Aviation, Airport and Transportation Executives
  • Aviation, Airport and Transportation Emerging Leaders
  • Industry Consultants and Engineers
  • Marketing and Business Professionals
  • Concessions and Revenue Team Members
  • Project Managers and Change Agents

Whether you are a skilled leader or an emerging leader, there will be something for everyone! Use this justification letter template to help make your case to attend our conference.

Current Conference

2022 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Redefining Aviation Opportunities Together”
June 20–23 | Chicago, IL

Relive Past Conferences

View past conferences here.

1984 FAA Minority Business Seminar
May 3– 4 | Miami, FL

1985 FAA Minority Business Seminar
June 6–7 | Kansas City, MO

1986
No Conference Held

1987 Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
May 31–June 2 | Orlando, FL

1988 Airport Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“Strategies impacting the 21st Century”
May 15–17 | The Westin Hotel, Torrance, CA

1989 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“DBE: New Challenges and Opportunities”
May 21–23 | Hyatt Regency, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

1990 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“DBE’s and Airports: Building Economic Partnerships”
June 3–5 | San Francisco Hilton on Hilton Square, San Francisco, CA

1991 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“Opportunities in the Airport Capacity Program”
June 16–18 | Radisson Hotel Denver, Denver, CO

1992 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“A Vision Beyond Good Faith”
June 10–12 | Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

1993 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“DBEs and Airports – A Formula for Success”
June 2–4 | Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA

1994 Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Conference
“Building on A Decade of Success”
June 5–7 | Marriott Society Center, Cleveland, OH

1995 Airport Business Diversity Conference
May 30–June 1 | Hyatt Regency on San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

1996 Airport Business Diversity Conference
June 2–5 | Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

1997 Airport Business Diversity Conference
June 8–11 | Bally’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

1998 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Celebrating AMAC’s 10th in the Nation’s Capital: A Decade of Growth and Success”
June 14–17 | Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

1999 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Helping to Shape the Growth of Aviation”
June 5–8 | Adam’s Mark Houston, Houston, TX

2000 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Connections…Successful Partnering in the New Millennium”
June 17–21 | Disney’s Colorado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL

2001 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Experience A New Beginning”
June 2–5 | Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

2002 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Making the Dream a Reality”
June 8–11 | Hilton Atlanta & Towers, Atlanta, GA

2003 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Managing the Present, Shaping the Future”
June 14–17 | Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN

2004 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Achieving Airport Excellence Through lnclusion”
June 12–16 | Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Success in the Aviation lndustry”
June 11–14 | Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Building Bridges to Success: Strategies for the Future”
June 10–13 | Sawgrass Resort & Spa, Jacksonville, FL

2007 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Winning ln A High Stakes Environment”
June 10–13 | The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV

2008 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Racing Towards Diversity, Opportunity and Growth”
May 31–June 3 | Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis, IN

2009 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Celebrating Our Achievements: lnvesting In Our Future”
June 6–9 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

2010 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Jazzed UP and Ready for Business”
June 19–22 | Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2011 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Embrace the Past, Inspire the Future”
June 4–7 | Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Airport Business Diversity Conference
June 10–12 |St. Louis, MO

2013 Airport Business Diversity Conference
June 9–11, San Diego, CA

2014 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Celebrating 30 Years of Achievement”
June 8–10 | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

2015 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Business Beyond the Beach”
June 12–16 | Marriott Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2016 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Rocking & Rolling Together: Promoting Diversity Inclusion in Airports”
August 19–23 | Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH

2017 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“The Magic of Flight”
June 16–20 | Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX

2018 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Inspiring Possibilities”
August 21–24 | The Westin, Seattle, WA

2019 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Transforming the Future of Airports”
August 20–23 | JW Marriott, Los Angeles, CA

2020
No Conference Held

2021 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Honoring the Legacy, Perfecting the Present & Building for the Future”
June 14–16 | Virtual Conference, Atlanta, GA

2022 Airport Business Diversity Conference
“Redefining Aviation Opportunities Together”
June 20–22 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL