*As of June 11, 2019 - Subject to Change

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

7:30 am – 10:00 am DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training Registration
8:30 am – 4:00 pm DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Combined Board Lunch (Invitation Only)
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Foundation Board Meeting
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Trade Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Golf Pairing Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Combined Board Dinner (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

7:00 am – 7:15 am Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament Transportation Depart from JW Marriott
7:30 am – 10:00 am DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training Registration
8:00 am – 3:30 pm Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort

1 Industry Hills Pkwy, Industry, CA 91744

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Administering DBE/ACDBE Programs Training
10:00 am – 5:00 pm General Registration
11:00 am – 11:30 am New Member and First Time Attendee Orientation
11:45 am – 1:45 pm Airport Concessions Demystified: Your Guide to Success

This detailed session will walk participants through the concessions process from opportunity evaluation, through development planning to day-to-day operational challenges once you’re open. Participants should leave with a complete view of how airport concessions “works.” We’ll also have time for a lively Q&A session.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm A Panorama on Partnerships

What are potential partners looking for in partnerships? This session will feature several prime firms sharing what they are looking for in establishing and developing productive partnerships.

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Is Everything Okay for Opening Day? 

New innovative technologies have entered the US Market and are contributing to the best operational and passenger experiences on opening day. The benefits of integrating ORAT into all phases of the project will be highlighted in this session.

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Ask the Experts (Joint Session for All Tracks) 
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Business Matchmaking: Ready for Takeoff
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome to LA Reception

Thursday, August 22, 2019

7:00 am – 5:00 pm  General Registration
7:00 am – 8:30 am HMS Host Partner Breakfast (Invite Only)
7:00 am – 8:30 am Delaware North Partner Breakfast (Invite Only)
7:00 am – 8:30 am Hudson Partner Breakfast (Invite Only)
7:00 am – 8:30 am AEC BreakfastL High Road to Infrastructure
7:15 am – 8:45 am Paradies Lagardere Partner Breakfast (Invite Only)
7:15 am – 8:45 am ACDBELO/DBELO Breakfast (Invite Only)
7:30 am – 8:45 am AMAC PAC Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am Conference Opening & Airport Directors’ 20/20 Vision Forum
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Networking Break
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Catalyst Awards Luncheon
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Striving, Sweating and Succeeding:  How We Did It and You Can Too 

It’s time to get real – a panel of industry professionals speak candidly about their mistakes, their biggest challenges and how they overcame them to be the successes they are today. Past topics have included hiring the right accountant and attorney, choosing a business partner, keeping your family happy and resolving conflict. Through interactive discussion, participants will have a welcoming environment to ask questions, share challenges and learn from others in a positive way. Come ready to learn, ask questions and take-home concrete advise on your career, your business and your life.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm I Got the Contract – Now What? 

Aging infrastructure and eventualities are the reality for many airports across the nation. This session will look at what airports are doing to ensure a resiliency of operations and a swift recovery action plan if something goes sideways.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Realities & Revelations of Resiliency  

Aging infrastructure and eventualities are the reality for many airports across the nation. This session will look at what airports are doing to ensure a resiliency of operations and a swift recovery action plan if something goes sideways.


2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Ground Transportation Roundtable: Urban Mobility
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Beyond Concessions:  Opening Your Mind to the Greater Airport Ecosystem 

Airports are truly a rich ecosystem and traditional concessions are only one part. How can you target new opportunities to diversify your business within the airport ecosystem? Hear from entrepreneurs who have found new paths to success in passenger services, airport lounges, concierge services, rental cars, sustainability, new technology, baggage wrap, uniforms and more.

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Capacity Building “What Does It Mean to Me?”

Capacity building clarified. General contractors, construction manager, owners and trade partners provide practical strategies to help clarify the meaning of true capacity building – Financial growth-Experience or Expansion into new trades or scopes of work. These industry leaders will share practical tips for evaluating opportunities that support your business growth as you consider opportunities.

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm How Data is Driving the Future

Digital technology is the future of Airports. If airports are to handle increasingly larger numbers of passengers, then they are going to have to be more efficient and more adaptable. This session will identify how Digital technology can be utilized as a valuable tool in ensuring that Airports can meet these rising customer demands.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2020 Atlanta Reception

Friday, August 23, 2019

8:00 am – 12:00 pm General Registration
8:00 am – 10:00 am Celebrating Women in Aviation & Scholarship Breakfast
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Silent Auction
10:15 am – 11:30 am Building Your Business Plan to Prepare for Financing 

Lenders who have, or plan to provide, financing to concessionaires offer concrete, actionable advice on how to prepare your business plan to improve your chance of success with other lenders. Attendees will leave with a template they can use to create their plan as well as a checklist of items you will need or actions you should take prior to approaching a lending institution.

10:15 am – 11:30 am Raising the Bar – Race to the Top 

This session will illustrate how various airports are positioning themselves to be the best. This panel of Airport Executives will share what they are doing at their airports to deliver projects that raise the bar in terms of efficiency, sustainability, and overall guest experience.

10:15 am – 11:30 am Prompt Payment Requirements for Airports/FAA Civil Rights Connect DBE Goal Setting Tool

This session will present an overview of the Prompt Payment provisions as defined by 49 CFR Part 26 and related guidance and the new complaint reporting requirements resulting from the 2018 FAA Reauthorization.

10:15 am – 11:30 am Commissioners Only Roundtable
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Come Fly with Me 

Airports aren't the only ones looking for partners. This session will feature a panel of airline Corporate Real Estate Executives discussing their plans for updating their facilities and to elevate the passenger experience. This panel will share opportunities for inclusivity-based partnerships.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Building with Sustainability in Mind 

Construction strategies for saving time and materials can lead to higher profitability and an opportunity to avoid waste all in the spirit of sustainability. This panel will discuss how proactive partnering can lead to a streamlined and focuses approach to sustainability.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Best Practices and Obligations for Ensuring Nondiscrimination in Airport Programs 

This session will offer an overview and discussion of best practices in achieving compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related civil rights requirements, as they apply to airport programs. Taken together, the requirements prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, race, color, gender, religion, or national origin, including limited English proficiency, and ensure environmental justice

1:15 pm – 3:30 pm AMAC Business Meeting & Mayors Forum Luncheon 
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Emerging Leaders Mixer


Saturday, August 24, 2019

8:00 am – 3:00 pm Project LIFT
9:00 am Transportation Departs for LAX Tour
10:00 am Tour of LAX



Track 1: Concessions: Planning for Growth & Profitability 
Track 2: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC): Building Opportunities
Track 3: Innovation & Technology: The Future of Airports
Track 4: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)