Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Industry Conference Brings Nearly 2,000 Airport Insiders to Long Beach

ACI-NA CEO & President Kevin Burke, LGB Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M. and ACI-NA Chair James Cherry cut the ribbon, officially opening the conference.
An estimated 2,000 people attended the 2015 Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Annual Conference & Exhibition from October 4-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center, a fantastic turnout for the event that brings together representatives from more than 200 airports across the U.S. and Canada. Long Beach Airport is among the smallest airports to host the distinguished conference in its 67-year history.


Special touches gave ACI-NA a unique, Long Beach feel.
Participants were treated to sessions discussing business, safety and security, environmental matters and other issues that are affecting airports that belong to ACI-NA. They also heard speeches from Congressman Alan Lowenthal, ACI-NA President & CEO Kevin Burke and Airport Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M.

The conference was held downtown at the Long Beach Convention Center, and guests filled nearby hotel rooms and restaurants. The combination of incredible weather at the beach, the glamour of downtown and the welcoming atmosphere gave every attendee a warm and unique visiting experience.

In addition to four days of sessions and an active exhibition on the convention center floor, Long Beach Airport also provided an exclusive private tour for many ACI-NA attendees that took them behind the scenes at AirFlite, Gulfstream Aerospace and the north passenger concourse, with breakfast provided by Paradies. Long Beach Airport would like to thank all of the staff, volunteers, partners and City entities that helped make the 2015 ACI-NA conference an unforgettable experience for all.

Long Beach Airport is honored to have hosted the 2015 ACI-NA conference and would happily welcome its return.


The perimeter tour took visitors around the airfield, apron and concourses.


Acting Public Affairs Officer Stephanie Montuya-Morisky points out local eateries to the group.


Thanks to the ACI-NA attendees and guides that joined our behind-the-scenes tour!