ABOUT SMART AIRPORTS & REGIONS
The SMART AIRPORTS & REGIONS Conference & Exhibition is the premier event covering how SMART Airports and their adjacent Regions are leveraging “Connectivity” to stimulate “Innovation and Opportunity”.
The annual SMART Airports & Regions conference and exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART Airports and the Regions they serve, integrate and connect with.
At the core of Smart Regions is strong transportation infrastructure, seamlessly connected and coordinated. The key infrastructure pillars comprise of transportation, power, integrated utilities, urban development, resource management and IT based connectivity
SA&R focuses on SMART strategies, opportunities and innovations that development, design, technology and the Internet of things is bringing to environments, communities and cities.
With extensive analysis of the Smart Airport and City/Regional landscape, and in-depth focus on the drivers, hurdles and opportunities for different stakeholders within this ecosystem, Smart Airports & Regions Conference leads the way with its innovative, interactive agenda.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
“Being on the forefront of innovation and technology is one of our primary goals at Sea-Tac Airport. The SMART Airport conference gives us the ability to reach out to leaders in those areas as well as understanding the positive impact aviation has on economic development, job creation, tourism and trade in our communities.”
Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Seattle-Tacoma
“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
“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
“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)
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Our attendance SMART airports gives us a great opportunity to network with new and prospective aviation customers in a very intimate setting. That access combined with great speakers and panels makes SMART a great learning as well as networking opportunity.”
Forrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, Airport Systems & Services, TransCore
“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
“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
“Thank you again for a very well organized event. It was so nice to join your event - I had such fun speaking and meeting with new people.”
Mari Peltomaki, Chief Executive Officer, Connectivity Expert, Art Palace International Ltd
“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, IATA