Welcome from the Host


Hello attendees of this year’s SMART Airports and Regions conference,

On behalf of Edmonton International Airport (YEG), it is my pleasure to welcome you to Edmonton for this year’s event from July 19-21, 2023. We are proud to partner with Edmonton Global and Explore Edmonton to bring this incredible conference to our region for the second time.

YEG is the fifth largest airport in Canada by passenger volumes and largest by land mass, typically serving 8.5 million passengers per year with non-stop connections to more than 50 destinations around the world. The YEG Airport City Sustainability Campus which drives innovation and economic development for our region is also home to a wide array of entertainment and retail. Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, The Premium Outlet Collection, Costco, Rad Torque Raceway and Redtail Golf Course are just a few of the retail and entertainment offerings that the airport has to offer.

Our co-sponsors include Edmonton Global and Explore Edmonton. Edmonton Global works to create local, regional, provincial, national, and global partnerships that promotes our region globally and focuses on attracting and retaining business investment and trade to Edmonton. Explore Edmonton showcases our vibrant city as a unique location for events, meetings, conventions and to visit and experience for yourself.

With so many amazing opportunities in our city we look forward to welcoming you to this year’s SMART Airport Conference and Exhibition and look forward to a memorable event in 2023!

Tom Ruth
President and Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton International Airport