ACI North America Human Resources Excellence Recognition Program

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Background and Objectives

The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) is the oldest international airport owners and operators organization in the world.  It was formed in 1948 as the Airport Operators Council (AOC) and in 2008 the organization celebrated its 60th anniversary. ACI-NA is the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International (ACI) and is a key leader of innovation to the industry. The success of North America’s airports depends heavily on the people that service them; and to stay competitive, Human Resources management plays a vital role in the development of the airport industry.    With a vision to enhance the HR management in the region and to help airports in managing their most valuable asset of airport business, the ACI North America HR Committee was established in 2007.    Since its inception, the committee has addressed many timely and important HR subjects through different workshops and best practice sharing to promote the professional excellence in HR management.

The ACI North America HR Excellence Recognition Program was established with the objective to acknowledge airports’ outstanding achievements in HR management, to recognize the contribution of HR management to the successful airport business, and to share best practices in airport management. If your airport would like to share your achievement in the excellence of HR management, we urge you to participate in the ACI North America HR Excellence Program.

Important Materials

View the Program Brochure 

View the Entry Form

View the Release Form

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2017 - Program Launches
  • January 31, 2018 - Submission Deadline
  • February 23, 2018 - First Round of Judging Ends
  • March 12, 2018 - Second Round of Judging Ends
  • Week of April 2, 2018 - Winners Notified
  • June, 2018 - Receipt of Award during Business of Airports Awards Gala Dinner
  • June, 2018 - Presentation of Award winning program to the HR Committee at Business of Airports

Please note, during time of submission up to annoucement of winner, judges may request for more clarity on submitted report.  Applicants are responsible for addressing any questions the judges may inquiry.

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The Airports Council International - North America and the Judging Panel reserves the right to make final decisions in all matters in relating to the "ACI North America Human Resources Excellence Recognition Program" without obligation to disclose the reasons.  Should applicants not meet the minimum standards set forth by ACI-NA and the judging panel, an award will not be granted for its respective category.


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