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 invite you to attend the 2020 SMART Airports and Regions Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, April 15-17, 2020. April is a great time to visit our great city – the entire community is energized and captivated by Fiesta, one of our largest and most exciting events of the year. And in 2020, SAT will have even more reason to celebrate as we conclude 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 25,000 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 18 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 will examine our suitability for growth and expansion for the next 50 years.

The 2020 SMART Airports and Regions Conference will provide you 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 highly encourage you to make plans now to attend. We’re looking forward to sharing our vision with you and sharing some of our world-famous warm and welcoming San Antonio hospitality.

Russell J. Handy
Executive Director
San Antonio Airport System