WELCOME FROM THE HOST

Dear SMART Airports and Regions Conference Guest,

On behalf of the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio International Airport (SAT), I am contacting you to let you know that, in light of the current worldwide situation, we have decided to postpone the upcoming SMART Airports Conference & Exhibition, due to take place in San Antonio, Texas in April. Our foremost priority is the health and well-being of delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and staff.

We are pleased, however, to announce, that the event has been rescheduled to take place Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 November 2020. November is a great time to visit our beautiful & vibrant city! By then, SAT will also be celebrating as we will have concluded our San Antonio Airport System Strategic Development Plan, charting the path forward for the next 20+ of growth!

Innovation and opportunity are cornerstones of the delegate experience, but they are also absolutely crucial to SAT as we plan for the future of our airport system and the impact our growth will have on our community. More than 10 million passengers — an average of over 28,000 per day — fly in and out of the San Antonio International Airport each year. In the next 20 years, that number could nearly double to 20 million passengers per year! To accommodate this growth and continue to generate prosperity for the region, SAT must keep up with the air travel needs of the community. Our Strategic Development Plan will provide a laser focus on the next 20 years, and plans for growth and expansion for the next 50 years.

The 2020 SMART Airports and Regions Conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from a host of specialized presenters on innovative strategies in airport design, construction & development, commercial development, real estate and non aeronautical revenue, customer service excellence and community engagement. We’re looking forward to sharing our vision with you and sharing some of our world-famous warm and welcoming San Antonio hospitality.

We appreciate your understanding in these difficult circumstances which have developed very quickly over a short period of time.

Jesus H. Saenz, Jr.
Director of Airports
San Antonio Airport System