Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest Opens

ACI-NA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 ACI-NA Richard A. Griesbach Concessions Contest! This is a unique opportunity for our industry to recognize success and innovation in commercial programs at airports of all sizes.

Close to 20 awards were given in 2011 in various categories encompassing almost all aspects of airport concessions. Categories included Best Food & Beverage Program, Best New Retail Concept, Best “Green” Concession Practice or Concept Category, and Concession Person of the Year, just to name a few! Also, annually ACI-NA presents the Richard A. Griesbach Award for Excellence that recognizes an overall concession program.

Becoming part of the contest is an easy and quick process! Any ACI-NA member (airport or associate) may fill out the online 2012 Call for Entry Nomination Form and submit it by no later than August 24, 2012. Please note that 2011 winners cannot be nominated again this year for the same category but can be nominated in a different category.

The awards will be announced at the 2012 Airport Concessions Conference on November 13, 2012 in Denver, CO. We hope you’ll join us to help salute the many firms and airports that have taken steps to grow and develop our industry.

For further questions or concerns, please contact Aneil Patel at or by phone at (202) 293-8500.

We look forward to your participation!