General FAQs

What is the AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference?
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.

What are the conference dates?
June 20–23, 2022. Please click here to review the schedule.

Where is the conference located?

Chicago, IL. View more information on the Hotel & Travel page.

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.

Which industries will be represented at the conference?
You’ll connect with women and minority-owned businesses, Fortune 500 companies that are industry leaders in aviation, hospitality, travel and logistics, energy, retail, transportation, telecommunications, finance and banking to name a few, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

How many attendees and exhibitors do you expect?
The conference is expected to draw up to 1,000 attendees and as many as 50 exhibitors.

Do you publish the attendee list?
Conference attendees can access other attendees through the chat throughout the virtual conference platform. Additionally, AMAC Members can utilize the membership directory in the AMAC Member Portal to look up contact information for individuals within the network.

What can I expect from keynote speakers and panelists at the conference?
Speakers include nationally recognized experts in relevant topics on aviation, hospitality, transportation, business, government relations, finance and key trends. Top executives from major airports, airlines, hospitality groups and corporations who value the contributions of women and minorities in aviation with a proven track record of achievement have been invited to share their expertise through keynote speeches and by leading or moderating several workshops.

What is the dress code for the conference?
The recommended attire for all conference activities is business professional during business hours and cocktail attire/business casual for evening events.

What are the conference terms, conditions and policies?
To view the terms, conditions and policies, click here.

Who should I contact for press inquiries?
Contact the AMAC National Office at info@amac-org.com.

Sponsor FAQs

Why should I sponsor?
Sponsorship brings tremendous visibility to your brand in front of nearly 1,000 individuals. The conference attendees are comprised of women and minority business owners, corporate executives and purchasing decision-makers, as well as representatives from government agencies and advocacy organizations. All sponsors receive brand recognition in the program book, conference website, signage, as well as an exhibitor booth, conference registrations and more!

Who do I contact about sponsorship opportunities?
Chermaina Roundtree
Programs & Corporate Development Director, AMAC
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am–5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday–Friday
Email: croundtree@amac-org.com

I would like to purchase a print ad, is that possible?
We have transitioned away from traditional print ads in our program guide. Contact info@amac-org.com for alternate advertisement opportunities.

Registration FAQs

How much is registration?
For all registration pricing, visit www.amac-org.com/annualconference/register.

What is included in the conference registration?
Refer to the registration page for more information on what is and what isn’t included in the conference registration: www.amac-org.com/annualconference/register.

As a sponsor or exhibitor, how do I add the names of the people who will be using our conference registrations?
You can login through the online registration and register individuals whom you designate as recipients of your company’s allotted registrations. For additional help please contact Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC Programs & Corporate Development Director, at croundtree@amac-org.com.

Are individual attendee tickets transferable?
Paid registrations may be transferred to another individual at your organization if you notify AMAC in writing by Friday, June 10, 2022. Send transfer and substitutions via email to events@amac-org.com. Please include the name, title, company and email of the original registrant as well as for the new colleague who will be using the registration. Registrations may be transferred to future AMAC events.

As a sponsor and/or exhibitor I registered an individual for a full-conference admission. Now, they are unable to attend. How can I transfer the registration?
You can log in to the registration system to access your records to make changes to allotments or purchase additional items. Sponsors and exhibitors can make changes to their allocated full conference admissions until Friday, June 10, 2022, when online registration closes.

What is the refund policy?
All sales are final and non-refundable. AMAC will apply a credit to your account in the AMAC portal. This credit can be applied to future AMAC events.

Who do I contact with questions about the online registration process?
Contact the AMAC National Office at events@amac-org.com.

Exhibitor FAQs

How to Register as an Exhibitor:
Access the visitor page: www.amac-org.com/annualconference/exhibit

Where can I find Exhibitor details such as shipping information?
Access the visitor page: www.amac-org.com/annualconference/exhibit

Where can I see a listing of exhibitors and the floor map?
Access the visitor page: www.amac-org.com/annualconference/exhibit