“The SMART Airports conference is an ideal venue for aviation subject matter experts (SMEs) to gather and share trends, analysis and ideas with each other covering wide ranging subjects”.

Balram “B” Bheodari, Airport Deputy General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

“The SMART Airports conference had a wide range of topics from personal experiences to upcoming innovation to the latest trends, all of which are critically important for current and future leaders.”

Rhonda K Hamm-Niebruegge, Airport Director, St Louis Lambert International Airport

“Airports have many conference options from which to choose.  I chose Smart Airports because of the depth of information received and the ability to network with many of the top airport and aviation minds in the world.”

John Terrell, Vice President, Commercial Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

“I have already recommended this event to many others and told them where to sign up for next year’s event, and future SMART Airports events. I get so much value from attending SMART Airports and Regions conferences; this is where experts from all around the world get to share, collaborate and discuss how they are moving their airports and cities into the future.”

Gloria Bouillon C.M, ACE, Airport Manager, Beverly Regional Airport

“SMART Airports was three full days of knowledge sharing, networking and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the event!”

Syed Mehdi, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, San Antonio International Airport

“Smart Airports is a great conference that allow attendees to network with the industry leaders of Airports. The amount of information delivered within a three day conference is impressive”.

Chris Curry, Director of Aviation, Tallahassee International Airport

“SMART Airports conferences provide me with the opportunity to delve more deeply into current and future airport development issues with senior management industry colleagues.  The wide range of speakers and their special interests helps to broaden my perspective on the airport industry and to also develop new networking opportunities.”

Dave Stewart, Head of Airport Development, International Airport, IATA

“SMART Airports are very informative conferences where airport leaders can share innovative thinking and programs that help manage airports into the 21st century by incorporating technology, out-of-the-box thinking and sharing lessons learned.”

Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

“SMART Airports is a fantastic conference and venue to discuss the leading issues in airport development and learn of the creative aerotropolis around the country and the world.”

Gregg Wollard, Manager, Department of Planning, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

“Attending SMART Airports is a great way to network and engage with industry peers. It also provides you with muli-tracks to let you engage the industry as a whole and not just one discipline.”

Maurice Jenkins, Director, Information Systems / Telecommunications, Miami Dade County Aviation Department

“We’ve been involved with Smart Airports and Regions as both an attendee and exhibitor since 2015 and this event always delivers for us. The combination of great networking opportunities in an intimate environment, and great speakers with relevant content makes this a must-attend for us. I’d encourage any company who wants to expand their reach in the airport and aviation sector to participate.”

Forrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, Airport Systems & Services, TransCore

“Smart airports gives us the ability to communicate from exhibiting to speaking, our mission in improving the quality of life by rethinking Infrastructure.  It’s the best networking out there.”

Manik K. Arora, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arora Engineers, Inc.

“To begin with, I must applaud you and your team.  The Smart Airports & Regions Show in Charlotte last week was one of the best shows I have been to in a long time.  The facility was excellent, the food was amazing and the agenda was very pertinent to airports and the industry as a whole. Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you again for a great show. I looking to coming back next year.”

Eric Techo, Director of Global Business Development, NanoLumens

“Having attended past SMART AIRPORTS & REGIONS conferences, I am always pleased with the incredible opportunity for networking and interaction with airport industry colleagues in a professional but relaxed environment.  I left each SAR with far more knowledge than when I arrived, and excited about pursuing new trends and concepts in the air transport industry.”

Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners


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