2014 Airport Concessions, Finance, Human Capital & Legal Affairs Conference

April 7 - April 9, 2014 - Dallas, TX

Monday, April 7

Transportation Security Administration Legal Update

ACI-NA Government Affairs Update Session

Airport Legal Ethics

Federal Aviation Administration Legal Update

Intellectual Property Rights at Airports

Tuesday, April 8

Session 1A: Pairing Beverage with Revenue

  • Doug Draper, Director of Adult Beverage & Bar Development, HMSHost

Session 1B: Creative Airport Financing Approaches and Techniques

Session 1C: Complete Flex-Time Approach

  • Kurt Gering, Director, Talent, Culture and Capability, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • George E. Mabon, Vice President of Human Resources, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority

Session 2A: Living Wage, Labor Peace and Other Employment Issues that Go Bump in the Night

Session 2B: Strategies to Manage Your Pension and OPEB Liabilities

Associates Luncheon and CFO Roundtable Discussion: “P3s– What Makes a Successful Collaboration Model?”

Session 3A: Emerging Car-Sharing Services & Rental Car Facilities

Session 3B: Sharing Information with Your Board

Session 3C: CEO Panel Discussion

  • Thella Bowens, President and CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • James C. Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal and Board Liaison to the HR Committee
  • Ricky Smith, Director of Airports, Cleveland Airport System

Session 4A: Airport Land Revenue Development

Session 4B: Hot Topics in Employment Law

Session 4C: Canadian Airports Specific

Wednesday, April 9

General Session 2: Airport-Airline Roundtable

  • David Hamm, Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate, Delta Air Lines
  • Kirk Hotelling, Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate, American Airline Group
  • Pete Houghton, Director of Properties, Southwest Airlines
  • Chip Sandifer, Senior Director of Corporate Real Estate and Airport Administration, Spirit Airlines

Session 5A: Concessions Environmental Initiatives: The Carrot or the Stick–What is More Effective?

  • Jane Ahrens, Senior Supervising Architect, Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Pierre Gagnon, VP, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Aéroports de Montreal 
  • Elizabeth Leavitt, Director of Environmental and Planning, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Session 5B: Workforce Analytics: Utilizing Benchmarks to Maximize Performance

Session 5C: Municipal Markets and Bond Disclosures

  • Neal Attermann, Director, Citi
  • David Bannard, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Chair, ACI-NA WBP/Associates Board of Directors
  • Lisa Greer Quateman, Esq., Managing Partner – Los Angeles, Polsinelli LLP

General Session 3: ACI-NA Committee Insight – Learn about Other Committees: Achievements, Hot Topics & Issues

  • Cathy Arnit, Director of Employee Relations, Tucson Airport Authority
  • Michael Baldwin, Assistant Vice President, Airport Concessions, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Cindy Nichol, CFO and Director of Administrative Services, Port of Portland
  • Robert C. Watson, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
  • Deanna Zachrisson, Business Leader, Airport Dining & Retail, Aviation Business Development, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Session 6A: You have your ACDBE Certification, now what? How Airports are Helping ACDBEs and Small Businesses Succeed

Session 6B: Driving Performance Through Measurement

Session 6C : Changes in Passenger Facilitation

General Session 4: Rethinking the Airport Business Model

Session 5C: Municipal Markets and Bond Disclosures