Tuesday - 2019 Airport Experience® Conference - February 24-27 - Las Vegas, NV

Illustrative Agenda
Not final - subject to change


Day Three - Tuesday, February 26
8:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration Desks Open

Registration Desk & Lanyards Sponsored By: Delaware North
Hotel Key Cards & Pocket Agenda Sponsored By: Paradies Lagardère
Digital Sponsorship Sponsored By: Grab
Online Registration Sponsored By: Marshall Retail Group

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Experience Hall Opens

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast And Networking In The Experience Hall

Breakfast Sponsored by Horizon Retail Construction Inc.

9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Milano I

Opening Remarks

9:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session 5
Milano I

Keynote Address

Michael Falcon
Michael Falcon is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker and author who leverages his People-First Culture™ philosophy to create customer experience, employee engagement and company culture strategies to grow businesses.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Refreshment And Networking Break In the Experience Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Business Development Sales Office Open

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session 6
Milano I

Creating A Food Experience

Food & Beverage continues to make great strides in North American Airports, with total sales in the sector increasing by 62 percent between 2012 and 2017. How can airports and concessionaires keep the momentum strong? Hear from global leaders and food industry experts about what's happening now, what's next and how to keep ahead of the curve.

Moderator: Rebecca Ramsey, Executive Director at R.R. Ramsey Research

Speakers: Robert Grimes, president and CEO, International Food & Beverage Tech Association

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch In The Experience Hall

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Session 7
Milano I

Post-Reauthorization Plan - Infrastructure Projects And The Funding Environment

The passage of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration funding bill in September 2018 did not include a much-lobbied-for increase in the cap on Passenger Facilities Charges. Yet the airport industry needs billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements and expansions, and federal funding will fall far short. This panel will discuss alternative means of funding projects - from P3 approaches to state and local funding - as airports grapple with aging facilities, rising passenger numbers and financial realities.

Moderator: Steve Van Beek, director and head of North American aviation, Steer

Speakers: Demetrius Carney, president of The Carney Airport Consulting Group; Michael Landguth, president and CEO, Raleigh-Durham International Airport; Robert Warren, assistant aviation director for concessions business development, Miami International Airport

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment And Networking Break In the Experience Hall

Sponsored by: PepsiCo

2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Business Development Sales Office Open

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Session 8
Milano I

Retail Revolution - New Strategies Challenging Traditional Offerings

Experiential marketing, design and direction from overseas are all affecting the retail landscape at U.S. airports. Traditional walls are being blurred. See who is doing it best and why it can work.

Moderator: Deanna Zachrisson

Speakers: Gregory Phillips, director of consulting, Behavior Science Lab; Kian Gould, CEO and founder, AOE

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Experience Hall Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.

Experience Hall Closes

7:00 p.m.

Speakers' Dinner (Invitation Only)

Sponsored By SSP America