Cayman débuts as host of airports conference

| 11/07/2011

(CNS): Airport professionals from around the region will be converging in Grand Cayman next week when the country hosts the Airports Conference of the Americas for the first time. The annual event organized by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), South Central Chapter and the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) is an important networking event for the industry. Jeremy Jackson, CEO, Cayman Islands Airports Authority said it was a great opportunity for Cayman and said the focus would be on the safety of the travelling public, which is of paramount importance at the CIAA.

“The airports industry is an ever evolving business and it is only through the development of meaningful working relationships with our regional counterparts that we can overcome the challenges that we consistently encounter,” he said.

“The forefront of this conference is the safety of the travelling public, which is of paramount importance at the CIAA and our representatives are eager to learn more about the issues impacting international airports and the solutions that are being implemented to address them.  Three members of our management team will be speakers in the CEO forums as well as the panel discussions on safety oversight and lessons learned as well as enhancing the customer experience with existing infrastructure.”
  
The event is designed to provide business executives with an edge in developing meaningful working relationships in the Caribbean and Latin American airport and aviation market and provides networking opportunity for interaction with airport delegates from the Caribbean, the US and Latin America.

Officials said that airport vendors will also have table-top exhibits showcasing their latest services and equipment in the pre-conference area. This Conference will allow attendees to learn about the issues impacting international airports and the solutions being implemented to address them.
At the forefront of this event will be topics such as improving the customer experience with existing infrastructure, safety oversight and lesson learned, financing, commercial air service development, aviation safety and security and airport certification challenges.

It is being held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort from Sunday, 17 to Tuesday, 19 July and the premier is expected to deliver opening remarks at the conference on Monday morning.

For more details go to the CIAA website

 

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