ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY IS HOST ORGANIZATION FOR AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL-NORTH AMERICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION, SEPT. 26-29
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 24, 2010) – Global aviation leaders from airports, government and airlines will meet in Pittsburgh this week, announced the Allegheny County Airport Authority. The 19th Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, “Managing Challenges, Creating Opportunities,” will be held Sept. 26-29 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
“The ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition is a great opportunity not only to showcase Allegheny County’s remarkable economic and environmental transformation, but also the evolution and resilience of Pittsburgh International Airport,” said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. “It is also a chance to learn the latest best practices from other airports around North America.”
“The Airport Authority Board and staff are pleased to welcome this important group. We have a great story to share with the aviation industry. In much the same fashion that the Pittsburgh region has transformed, the Pittsburgh International Airport has transformed from a strong hub to an origination and destination airport, served by more new airlines,” said Glenn Mahone, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
“Many airports are interested in our successful transformation. The Authority has teamed with the region to establish a nationally-recognized partnership program of government, tourism, corporate and economic development to advance quality air service. The opportunity for aviation executives to share strategies, network and listen to experts in the industry will prove invaluable for those in attendance,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director.
The conference will bring together approximately 1,800 airport, airline, and government industry leaders and executives from associate member companies.
The Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address on Monday, September 27, will feature Nick Bilton, lead technology writer for The New York Times Bits Blog. Bilton, a nationally recognized expert in technology and communications, will provide airport officials unique insight into the communications needs and expectations of an increasingly wired traveling public.
Preconference seminars will be held Sept. 25 – 26. A complete schedule of events is at the ACI-NA website: http://www.aci-na.org/pitt2010/index.html.