Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon May 13 EDT - Tue May 14 EDT (over 2 years ago)
Location Renaissance Downtown Hotel
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Region Americas

The americas' leading event focused on airport financing and development
Critical conversations. Diverse debates.

The 2019 agenda focuses on:

- disruptors transforming the airport industry

- what the latest revisions of the faa act mean

- balancing risk and reward in airport projects

- how to maximize non-aeronautical revenue

The leading lights in airport development
Gain insights from 60+ industry leaders and the disruptors that are shaping the future of the airport development and finance industry.

Hear key insights from Vantage Airport Group, Allegiant Air, Meridiam, JetBlue, the FAA and many more...

Key sessions for 2019:
Quickfire session on airport development in Chicago, led by Vantage Airport Group
Customizing the passenger journey – hear from Fraport US
Digital strategies in action for airports
Hear the latest from airport development in Brazil

Who attends?
You'll meet over 200 senior experts including CEOs and senior decision-makers from across the region.

This is your chance to meet and network with representatives of some of the most prominent airports, airlines, municipalities, investors and solutions providers from across the Americas and beyond.

We help you meet the people who matter
GAD Americas gathers senior leaders from across the whole airport investment and finance community.

From an evening drinks reception, meetings and private events, leave Chicago with plenty of new contacts.

Arrange 1-2-1 meetings and exchange business cards with 200+ infrastructure professionals.

Connect directly with government officials
Find out where airport development sits on the government agenda:

A keynote address from Commissioner Jamie Rhee, Chicago Department of Aviation
More representation from regional airport authorities across the USA
Senior local government representatives from individual states


2019 Speakers

Dirk Ahlborn
Entrepreneur and Innovation Speaker, CEO and Founder, Hyperloop Technologies, Jumpstarter

David Alvarez
Former Executive Director, Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority

Jim Boucher
Director, Delta Air Lines

Marcos Brandao
CEO, Belo Horizonte Airport

Carole Brown
Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago

Travis Brown
President, Grow Missouri

Krystal Brumfield
President, AMAC

Kevin Bumen
Director of Airports, County of San Luis Obispo

George Casey
Chair and CEO, Vantage Airport Group

Dr. Fethi Chebil
Airport PPP Project Expert, formerly ICAO

Henry Cisneros
Principal and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C

Ian Clarke
Chief Financial Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Robert Collins
Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure, 3i Infrastructure

Clive Condie
Airport Operating Partner, Ardian

John Dionisio
Investment Director, Meridiam

Justin Erbacci
Deputy Executive Director, Chief Innovation and Commercial Strategy Officer, Los Angeles World Airports

Ricardo Fenelon Junior
Director, ANAC Brazil

Ricardo Fonseca
Regulatory Policy Director, SAC Brazil

Peter Froehlich
Managing Director, Airport Affairs, United Airlines

Michael Garnier
Senior Regional Leader, Airport Affairs, Southwest Airlines

Arif Ghouse
Airport Director, Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport

Jim Gill
Director, LeighFisher

Justin Ginsburgh
Director of JFK Infrastructure Strategy and Development, JetBlue

Nicolas Gurwicz
Airline/Airport Expert

Mitch Holzrichter
Partner, Government practice and Infrastructure Investment group, Mayer Brown

Garo Hovnanian
Vice President, Major Projects, McKinsey & Company

Paul Hudson
President, Flyers Rights

Michael Huerta
Former Administrator, FAA

Marty Klepper
Chairman, U.S. Infrastructure, Fengate Asset Management

Thayne Klingler
Director, Airport Affairs, Allegiant Air

Seth Lehman
Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

Anthony Maceira
Executive Director, Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Stephen Martin
Chief Commercial Officer, Vantage Airport Group

Paulo Mazzali
Deputy CEO, Curacao Airport Partners

Rafael Mencia
CEO, Aeris Holdings

Kiran Merchant
CEO, Merchant Aviation (Groupe ADP)

Mike Minerva
Vice President, Government and Airport Affairs, American Airlines

Gavin Molloy
Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Environmental Affairs, United Airlines

Mark Morehouse
Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co.

Joe Nardone
President and CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Andrew O'Brian
President and CEO, Corporación Quiport

Erin O'Donnell
Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Midway International Airport

Norbert Onkelbach
Chief Commercial Officer, Lima Airport Partners S.R.L.

Sammy Patel
CEO, Midway Partnership

Daniel Piñán
Head Corporate Development, North America, Ferrovial Airports

Filipe Reis
Regional Director Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security- The Americas, IATA

Jeff Reynolds
Director-Projects, Leigh Fisher

Jamie Rhee
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Eric Richards
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Andy Ricover
Specialist, Air Transport

Jorge Roberts
Chief Executive Officer, AvPorts

Tom Ruth
President & CEO, Edmonton Airports

Glen Ryniewski
Assistant Commissioner of Concessions, O'Hare and Midway International Airports, Chicago Department for Aviation

Jeff Scheferman
Executive Vice President, North America, CCR Airports

John Schmidt
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Bill Seibert
Development Manager, Dormakaba

Gisela Shanahan
CFO. Denver International Airport

Holden Shannon
Senior Vice President, CRE, Delta Air Lines

Jeff Siddle
Vice President, Planning and Development, Tampa International Airport

Lynn Smith
Director of Real Estate - Atlanta Business Ventures, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Marlon Smith
Managing Partner, JLC Infrastructure

Daniel Solomon
Co-founder and Director, Minute Suites, LLC

Wendy Sowers
Market & Product Forecasting, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Stewart Steeves
CEO, LaGuardia Gateway Partners

David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, Groupe ADP

Ed Trumbull
Vice President, ICF

Carol Ward
Editorial Director, Airport Experience News

Susan Warner Dooley
Aviation Chief Commercial Officer, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Kevin Willis
Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Ben Zandi
President & CEO, Fraport USA

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Partners

• Vantage Airport Group
• Ferrovial
• Groupe ADP
• Jacobs Leigh Fisher

• CCR Airports
• Mayer Brown
• Minute Suites


• Airport Suppliers
• Future Airport